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Art of the Week



We have a lot of art sitting around the studio which deserves to be shared. So every week we are featuring an original artwork or edition and offering it for sale. We’ll tell the works story while also giving our community a chance to invest in us. We do love a good win/win.

All works are available until sold but at a higher price after their week closes. See archive links below. 

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Week #14
19th -  25th  October

Junk Bouquets


We have been playing with junk since the very beginning. When Kemi graduated art school he was offered the opportunity to take over Enjoy Gallery for a month in their Summer Residency Programme, and exhibit the results. In true Kemi form he was hugely ambitious and created an upside down geological vista, from cardboard. Luckily Niko (his flatmate at the time) had also recently graduated and wasn’t up to much so she gave him a hand. It was the first project we worked on together and became the breeding ground for the Kemi Niko you see today. Check out images of that beautiful monstrosity, Black Flora.

Part of the installation were these Junk Bouquets decorating the face of the different caverns. We often joke that our work is actually future tech and these fit right into that category. They resemble gems from a future time when we’ll be mining precious plastic from rock. They are conglomerates of studio sweepings, bits n’ bobs, paper chads, crystals, toys, fake plants, electronic components et al. Each tells its own strange unique story.

We want to make room for our new Ocean Store junk works so please take some of these bite sized artworks off our hands. If you would like a collection of them, we can arrange a set price. Alternatively, if you are low waged and can’t afford this price, we are open to trades or exchanges of other kinds – get in touch! There are 64 in total and every one must go!

Junk Bouquets (2011) Mixed media. Approx. 25 x 50 mm
64 unique speciman available.

$25



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Art Prints


High quality signed prints of our original artworks (captioned images above):

// Pantless Cottage
A bucolic imagining of two weeks spent living in an abandoned cottage in Mokau and is  painted with exterior paint on board.

// Aoraki Biv
An ink drawing of our Miniature Hikes hut situated in Mount Cook, Wellington from 2014-2017.

// Zac’s Hut
Private tramping hut surrounded by native bush,  Orongorongo Valley.  
// Tram Bach
Iconic Auckland tram car converted into seaside bach, Waikawau, Coromandel 

*NEW IMAGES*

// Nelson Lakes
A-frame tiny  house surrounded by bush based in the Nelson Lakes area.

//Whale Chaser
Based on a 1905 Whale  Chaser  houseboat seen in Evans Bay, Wellington.  To commemorate the recent Southern Wright Whale visit into the harbour.








A5 - $25
A4 - $40
A3 - $65
A2 - $120

All Prints are on archival 310gsm Photo Rag paper, allow 10 working days as we print on demand.

All orders before  6 September 2018  include free gift
























Greeting Cards


$6


Blank inside, A6 size, with manila envelope.

Image:
  • Two Weeks at Pantless Cottage
  • Tararua Ranges









$12

Postcard Sets


Keep in touch the oldschool way or send a slice of Aotearoa overseas with our postcards featuring iconic baches and tramping huts. 

6 x unique A6 size, double sided postcards. 

Got your own bach you’d like to immortilize in ink? We do Bach Portraits! 

Sets:
  • Baches
  • Tramping Huts








Geo-pictorial Map of Welling Town 


From

$120


This illustrated map reimagines Wellington in miniature, surrounded by bush and ready for exploring.  Set in a parallel universe where the major roads are rivers, the hospital is a tent and life is simple again.  Originally commissioned as part of our Miniature Hikes exhibition; this incredibly detailed drawing is based on the actual geography of Wellington. Linework in dark purple (or other as requested).

Print options:
  • Polyester Canvas, mounted on dowel supports with paracord rope
  • Archival quality 310gsm photo rag paper 

Size options
A2 (420 x 594 mm) - $120
A1 (594 x 841 mm) - $160
A0* (841 x 1189 mm) - $270 
* Pictured on Canvas 

Allow 10 working days  plus shipping as we print on demand


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