Lady Tuna Fielakepa

During my time in Tonga, I had the pleasure to meet Lady Tuna Fielakepa who carries traditional Tongan tapa making wisdom. At the end of our meeting, Lady Tuna kindly allowed me to portrait her. […]

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What’s in store 2018…

…please may you be a kind and gentle one.

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COMA – for Papa

One of the works from the series COMA created for my beloved father who since his accident on 12 April 2017 exists in a locked-in syndrome. Creating this work for him during his many weeks […]

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Just returned from 7 days in the Kingdom of Tonga. Bliss Bliss Bliss. I traveled on my own and went completely off-grid to be in the moment only – that plus a healthy dose of […]

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PLAY ON by Paul McLaney

Excited Paul McLaney got this absolutely brilliant work recorded, the album was just released this August, congrats!  PLAY ON is a musical imagining of Shakespeare’s great soliloquies. Totally fell in love with it when I […]

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FADE exhibition date extended

FADE has been extended by another 9 days to 25 August 2017 – nice! 25Aug17 update…and now extended to Monday 28th of August to remain up for the gallery’s National poetry day event tonight, 20 Poets […]

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FADE @ Depot Artspace, Devonport Auckland

The story of FADE is very dear to me and I am thrilled it is treasured again, this time @ Depot Artspace Devonport, Auckland. Since it was first shown at the Sir James Wallace’s Pah […]

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Exhibition shots @ Whangarei Art Museum

Today was the last day of FADE @ Whangarei Art Museum. I was up twice to visit – each time with very special people. The way the churches were showcased at WAM was very different […]

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Te Waka Huia rehearsal

With Te Waka Huia on the last weekend and wananga before Te Matatini 2017. Absolutely beautiful to reconnect with the whanau and to feel their powerful and warm wairua. In awe like on the first […]

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FADE opens @ Whangarei Art Museum

FADE opens at Whangarei Art museum (WAM) on 27 February and runs until 2nd April 2017.  

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Marti Friedlander…memories


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Abandoned…or chasing ghosts

One day my attraction to abandoned old places will collapse on me.

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The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection

Third quarter last year, three works of the FULL MOON KINGDOM show were acquired by The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection – true honor. And one of the images already had the chance to see […]

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FADE in Rawene

Very happy that FADE, my exhibition about the quaint churches of the Hokianga, arrived up North – it opened right in the heart of the Hokianga at No1 Parnell gallery in Rawene on 22 Dec […]

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2016. a beast it was. unsure if to hiss or purr, doing both with passion. Let’s dance all night Lift up and embrace more moments of Life; joys and sorrows. Happy New Year xx   […]

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FADE in the Hokianga

For years, my then-partner Glenn Colquhoun shared his knowledge and deep love for Northland with me. To me, someone who wasn’t born in New Zealand, that is a taonga as I was introduced to that […]

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Chris Booth’s tribute to Ralph Hotere

Last weekend was the bi-annual kutai festival in beloved Mitmiti. Loved catching-up with my Mitimiti whanau. SO much fun. All my photos go to the community (some to follow here soon). Of course I had […]

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Marti Friedlander

Oh dearest Marti my heart aches over today’s news. I have been dreading this announcement. I held you close all weekend while being up in Mitimiti, a place I know you always wanted to visit. […]

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Kathrin Simon’s FADE in ‘Art New Zealand’

Such joy to have FADE featured in the 40 year anniversary edition of Art NZ. Wonderful write-up by poet Riemke Ensing and beautiful presentation of the work on 5 pages. Very happy. Go and check […]

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Hawaiki TŪ TAKETAKE 2016

An honor to shoot Hawaiki TŪ – Haka Theatre TAKETAKE 2016 last week. Greatest respect and congratulations to all performers, the whole team and my beautiful and super talented friends Kura Te Waati (Te Ua) […]

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