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Category Archives: art
We’ve touched based a few times with Willie Weston co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti since they launched their business to work with Indigenous owned and operated art centres in remote communities across Australia and in turn; transform their work into modern, high quality textiles and product.
Right. Well. Art lovers….welcome to your delicious, satisfying demise into art based obsession!!! (that sounds scary but I say lets embrace!)
The One Art Club is a BRILLIANT new concept aimed to deliver fresh, exclusive works of art to subscribers on a bi monthly basis. Each artist (both local / international and upcoming /established) will be a surprise due to their strict embargo on information pre delivery, and each work will be a extra special limited edition piece created ONLY for eager The One Art Club audience.
There are options to select from in terms of time frames and payment plans, but one thing is for sure, this is a genius way to grow or gift the opportunity to collect carefully curated art that is truly exclusive.
How do I know it’ll be carefully curated?
Oh yeah…the brains behind this project is one of NZ’s most forward thinking young art minds; Evie Kemp!
Please take the time to explore the full spectrum of options and how the club works via the website. Remember – there are no pictures beyond those of the makers involved below to tempt you as its all an exciting surprise!!!!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of The One Art Club
I know it wasn’t long ago that I introduced the work of Christchurch photographer Stacey Weaver, and that if you follow me on my personal instagram my OWN Just South West print pops up a bit….but its because I really truly love to gaze at this work!!
Just South West offers prints that approach decent size ( I love BIG!) and make for bold pieces of art. Stacey’s latest additions continue with her interest in capturing that invisible line tread by flowers as they disappear toward a slow but beautiful decay.
Enjoy the 3 new images below and click through here for a pre Christmas trawl!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Just South West
Now this concept probably couldn’t arrive at a better time for New Zealanders!
“Best Wishes” is a new type of way to express your care and thoughts for others while spreading original New Zealand art further afield. The creative mastermind and painterly hand behind all this is Jen Sievers, an exciting kiwi abstract artist who has well and truly captured our attention for the last year or so!
In her own words; Jen describes her project:
“Best Wishes is a range of mini artworks, each painted with strong and focused intention.
They’re intended as gifts – so you choose the wish for the person you want to give to – joy, strength, contentment or courage (I’ll do more emotions in time).
Each work is a wish, or a prayer, for the person who receives it. Pass on your good wishes with an artwork that the recipient can live with and soak up on a daily basis.
Each work is a signed and dated original on high quality stock – ready to pop into a frame. For the same price as a flower arrangement. (A5’s for $90 and A3’s for $170)
The perfect gift for your loved one, for a wedding gift, a baby shower, or for someone who just needs a lift. And there are no rules against buying a gift for yourself!”
I JUST LOVE THIS!!!!!!
Like Jen, I share the sentiment that art can affect emotions and sending something original to a friend with this in mind is a beautiful gift.
You can explore the whole launch collection of work here.
PLUS Jen is launching a giveaway via her social media channels here and here so get involved!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Jen Sievers
It’s really refreshing to introduce you to a New Zealand artist that hasn’t been long on my own radar.
The work of Wellington based Niels Meyer – Westfeld reminds me a lot of those amazing botanical encyclopedias that people used to store in their volumes! They examined creatures and nature from the world over and very often depicted them in motion or their natural habitat. And after learning more about Niels, its kind of no wonder!
“My father is a passionate lepidopterist and botanist and growing up in Germany, I was lucky enough to accompany him on trips around Europe while he pursued his interest,” says Niels. “His love of nature inspired me artistically and I’ve always drawn the flora and the fauna that surrounds me.”
His creative career has been a rich one but perhaps not what you would expect from someone so focused on the natural world. Trained in communication design at Central St. Martins College of Art in London he went on to work with global brands spanning from The Bodyshop and MTV to Hilton Hotels and Dr Martens!
Then – lucky for us he fell in love with our own kiwi fashion designer; Deborah Sweeney and moved to the south side. He has been involved in all visual aspects of the development of her brand including print design.
But lucky for HIM, Deborah hailed from a land with a rich and unique natural environment and below is a small peep at the results of his immersion in it.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Niels Meyer-Westfeld
Hunting for George continue on their path to be your one-stop-shop for quality Australian design, art and homeware. They really are the champion of the independent designer and have slotted themselves in there too!
Their new collection; ‘Clifton’ is inspired by summers spent in the sleepy Tasmanian, seaside town of the same name, as remembered by co-founders/sisters; Lucy Glade Wright and Jo Harris.
“I wanted this collection to represent everything we love about Summer holidays. Our fondest memories are from our holiday’s spent at Clifton Beach. Extremely understated and surrounded by nature. I wanted our designs to reflect the simplicity and calm energy of that time.”
Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.
This understated approach feels good. No need to shout, no need to launch into attention grabbing prints – instead a softness and focus on actual everyday living for the laid back.
Interceded into the imagery below are also features of their latest offering of prints – again, like everything curated from both their own art AND a carefully selected group of local creators.
Its a pleasure to explore! Get in there here!