From different creative backgrounds we have come together with a one pointed focus to living a life symbiotic with art.
Taking an indiscriminate and holistic approach all we experience, collect and create enlivens our practice.
Our research is hands on and locally interested.
Our materials are salvaged or sourced with connections of substance.
Our creations are varied, direct and always embody our values at their core.
Together we have connected individuals to their communities, and communities to their environments. We work for ourselves and with others for others.
We've recently gone nomadic, currently residing at Wharepapa South in the Waikato, with our daughter and her koro. We're offering what we do best so we can live a life worthy of our aspirations . We’ll go where the art takes us!
Kemi & Niko
Download Artist CV
Canvas Mag (NZ Herald) - Bret & Kemi Niko
NZ Festival of the Arts - UHC trailer video
Breakfast TV clip - UHC
RNZ Nine to Noon - Mark Amery mention
Double Denim Fanny Pack interview
Urban Hut Club review
Bret McKenzie & Kim Hill interview
Urban Hut Club - Hut audio descriptions
RNZ Nights - Kemi Niko interview
Kapiti News - Cover story
Urban Hut Club - Good Mag
Urban Hut Club - Urbis Mag
The Vernacularist Issue Five: Urban-Rural: The Great Divide?
Nature Through Arts - Imagine My City
Mark Amery Review- In Memory of a Tree
Te Papa Blog - All Materials Salvaged Review
The Urbanist; Monocle Podcast - Interview (@ 27 mins)
Wilderness Mag - Wild Art
Mark Amery Review - Miniature Hikes
2Kiwis+1 Blog (1, 2, 3)
BoxCopy Gallery Brisbane - Correspondences Exhibition
Summer City Youtube Video - Miniature Hikes
Windy Hilltops Blog
Word On The Street Blog
RNZ - November 2014
Te Papa Museum Blog
The Dominion Post
RNZ - June 2014
NEST Mag - An Old House Collecting Strangers