INTERNATIONAL

Travel has become an integral part of my practice, working as a vehicle to further expand on artistic ideas and feeding that internal need to just “see more”.  Making art and working with locals in foreign surroundings is highly challenging yet truely rewarding, something that I believe is key to the ongoing development of being an artist.  Immersing myself in different cultures, traditions and communities is my way of maintaining that sense of versatility whilst pushing my art into unknown territories.

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THE PAINTED PEACOCK PROJECT EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Months and months of hard work finally came into fruition with the Painted Peacock Project Exhibition launch at Allpress Studio Gallery on the 6th of December. The show is a collaborative response to our experience in India. Beautiful artworks,…
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SPECIAL NEW INDIAN INSPIRED RANGE

As you all know i’ve been on an incredible journey this year with the gals from the Painted Peacock Project. We had an absolutely inspiring trip to India where we learnt so much about the people and animals that make up the community in Udaipur.…
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THE PAINTED PEACOCK PROJECT LIVE PAINT NZ

Our Painted Peacock Project New Zealand mural is complete! We smashed it out last weekend on a fun filled Saturday in Newmarket. The place was buzzing all day and it couldn't have been possible without everyone who came along to support.
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The Painted Peacock Project Exhibition

  All our hard work is coming into fruition and it's going to be a downright amazing exhibition! The Peahens and I have been working our butts off to put together this show which comes straight from our hearts. Come along to the…
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Travel Hits and Misses - NZ Herald

Flox exhibits NEW WORKS at Haus of Flox as part of Artweek Auckland October 8-16. Hit My most memorable and rewarding travel "Hit" is my most recent trip to India as part of the Painted Peacock Project. The PPP was founded by myself…
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Courage my Love in India!

Even though I was incredibly busy in India working on The Painted Peacock Project, I knew it was important to take time for myself to unwind, recharge and maintain my strength and flexibility. And what better way to relax and get some good exercise…
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Miniature Painting Lesson in India

The Painted Peacock Project wouldn’t have been possible without our man on the ground Rajesh Soni. A well respected fine artist and photographer in Udaipur, Rajesh owns his own gallery – Gallery One, next to our mural – and has overcome…
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A Paper Adventure

Last year when I was on my Taiwan Residency I got to have a delightful paper-making sesh at The Paper Museum. Well, I've struck it lucky again in the paper stakes! I'm super stoked that Rajesh Soni (our man on the ground for The Painted…
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A SECRET SURPRISE!

I was so inspired by the children at Badi Primary School that I decided to head back there with The Painted Peacock Project ladies and paint a surprise mural for them! We were told that the kids were on holiday, so, with the go ahead from…
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The Painted Peacock Mural Day Two

Second day  working on this wicked mural in the heart of Udaipur. We ended up in the local newspaper and on the telly and we had plenty more people stopping by including other artists giving us lots of positive feedback as the mural neared…
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THE PAINTED PEACOCK MURAL DAY ONE

Another incredible day here in Udaipur, India! I’ve been working on the collaborative Painted Peacock Project Mural which is gradually appearing on a wall beside a busy road where people are walking, on push bikes, motorbikes, tuktuks and…
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The Painted Peacock Project Day Two

Today was all about another great day of workshops with the lovely children here in Udaipur! It started with prepping more stencils in my hotel room, which is an inspiration in itself! Then the other peahens and I headed off to the local school.…
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The Painted Peacock Project Day One

I've made it to India and am so ecstatic to be in this beautiful country with my Painted Peacock Project peahens Cathy, Sacha and Ema! The journey started with a bit of a challenge as the airline lost my luggage (including all of my stencils!).…
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ELEPHANT PREP FOR INDIA

More prep down for Udaipur! This incredible creature, the Indian Elephant will be featured on a mural and a postcard for the local community, adorned with Ashoka, Chrysanthemum and Indigo flowers  - all local flora! Check out these process…
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Indian Stencil Prep Continues

I've just finished creating this Indian Flox tile stencil , finished cutting it at 10pm last night! Having to pull a few late ones in preparation for our trip but its 100% worth it. More to come, watch this space!! xx

THE PAINTED PEACOCK PROJECT HITS FACEBOOK

It’s all on! I’m packing up my paints and heading to India in September. I’ll be joining the awesomely talented Ema Frost, Sacha Stejko and Cathy Pope to share our artistic know how with underprivileged children at a small school in Udaipur…
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A KIWI IN NEW YORK

This month I’ve taken a slice of Kiwi flora and fauna to the concrete jungle that is NYC. My solo show, Birdland, is kicking off the 2016 season at ORA Gallery. If you’re a local, an ex-pat, or visiting the Big Apple this is the perfect…
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MADE IN TAIWAN EXHIBITION

A massive shout out to the people that braved the nasty Auckland weather last week for the opening of Made in Taiwan! What a great turn out, I’m just so stoked that so many of you got to see a show that I am so proud of. I had the chance to…
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MADE IN TAIWAN - PART TWO

Movie time! Here's part two of my Made in Taiwan video series which follows my residency on this magical island. My brief for the residency was to create street projects to enliven the concrete ambience of the Taiwanese capital. The mural…
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MADE IN TAIWAN - PART ONE

Artist Hayley King, who works under the name Flox, was awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation/Creative NZ residency in Taipei earlier this year, Stencil artist & print-maker, Flox's brief for the residency, was to create street…
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MADE IN TAIWAN - FLOX SOLO SHOW OPENING NIGHT

A massive thank you and shout out to the people that braved the nasty Auckland weather on Tuesday night!  What a great turn out, I'm just so stoked that so many of you got to see a show that I am so proud of. A special thanks to Cloudy Bay…
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CHEERS CLOUDY BAY

  A verrrry special thank you to my long time supporters Cloudy Bay, who I had the pleasure of collaborating with again while on my Taiwan residency in Tokyo. I made a custom work especially for Cloudy Bay for their 30th birthday…
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MADE IN TAIWAN

Preview 6pm, 25th August at Allpress Gallery in Auckland. I've recently returned from Taiwan on a three month Artist Residency, kindly sponsored by Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand. This exhibition is my opportunity…
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TAIWAN DONE AND DUSTED!

The end of June saw me sign out with a bang, officially ending my residency in Taipei. My final project was a live paint at Huashan Creative Park. A very special thanks to all my volunteers, for building this wall and translating for me all…
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CLOUDED LEOPARD MURAL

I finally managed to find myself a wall and with permission granted to paint too! This alleyway piece is in the Da’an district in Taipei, very Ponsonby I might add! But no seriously, what a cool little area, heaps of cafes, boutiques and…
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FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

What an action packed weekend I had at the Taipei Artist Village as my residency was winding up. Aside from Studio Open Day at the Village, I also held the very first international Flox Stencil Workshop, with all the students putting in a…
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FLOX LIVE PAINT

Last Saturday saw me sign out with a bang, officially ending my residency here in Taipei. A very special thanks to all my volunteers, for building this wall and translating for me all day long, and Gareth Moon for a full on day of documentation,…
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ART SWAP

Last Sunday, I was asked to take part in "Art Swap", which was an artist talk with a twist. Instead of talking about our own practice, two artists were invited along to speak about each other. LinYun, a Taiwanese artist who studied abroad…
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FLOX STENCIL WORKSHOP

What an action packed weekend here at Taipei Artist Village. Aside from Studio Open Day at the Village, Saturday saw the very first international Flox Stencil Workshop, with all the students putting in a solid effort. Well done guys. Monsoon…
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FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP WITH FLOX

  Set up complete! Workshop room ready to go on the rooftop of Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan. For those 20 people that have signed up for the first international Flox Stencil Workshop tomorrow, I look forward to meeting you all and…
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Taipei Alleyway

Finally managed to find myself a wall and permission granted to paint!  This piece is is the Da'an district in Taipei, very Ponsonby I might add!  But no seriously, what cool little area, heaps of cafes, boutiques and gorgeous little shops,…
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OMA'S BERLIN BISTRO

If you ever come to Taipei, please go and eat some German sausage at Oma's Berlin Bistro!  We've become addicted to the food, and have repeat offended many a time!  If you do get the opportunity, the interior now comes complete with it's…
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Cloudy Bay

A very big thank you to Cloudy Bay and MHD Japan for having me here in Tokyo for 30th Anniversary celebrations. Today I leave to go back to Taipei, so although a short visit, another real eye opener, and another piece of the puzzle on my artistic…
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THE TAV STUDIO PROJECT GROUP SHOW

My inspiration was the Formosan Bear, a national icon used extensively as a symbol in popular culture and contemporary merchandise, just like the Kiwi from back home in New Zealand. Mixed with this concept was a comment someone told me recently…
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TREASURE HILL ARTIST VILLAGE

Hoping to get some more walls out at Treasure Hill, wow what a gorgeous location in Taipei.  Here's my latest offering...  
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HONG KONG WALL

  Feeling really honored and excited to have been asked to work back in Hong Kong this week. Being only an hour away, I jumped at the opportunity!  This public wall, located in Stanley, Hong Kong, took two long, hard, sweaty days,…
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FORMOSAN BLACK BEAR MURAL TIME-LAPSE

Wow! So many of you dug this video I thought I'd better give those who missed it an opportunity to check it out. This is one of my newest pieces and is located at Treasure Hill Artist Village, it features the Formosan Black Bear, adorned with…
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ARTIST RESIDENCY IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

First few weeks have flown by here in my Artist Residency in Taipei, Taiwan. My head is exploding with ideas. There is just so much inspiration here. I must admit, I’m feeling pumped and slightly self indulgent working on my own stuff.   There…
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TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF HONG KONG WALL

I was really honoured and excited to be asked to work back in Hong Kong. Being only an hour away, I jumped at the opportunity! This public wall, located in Stanley, took two long, hard, sweaty days, but oh what a treat it was to showcase…
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PAPER MAKING IN TAIWAN

There’s something about paper… I have this love affair with it, and in this part of the world I’m spoilt for choice. So this is me, at The Paper Museum doing an afternoon workshop last week. Working in this space and getting my hands dirty,…
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THE BLANKS PROJECT

Now I may be in another continent, but I still have my finger on the AK pulse people!! This Thursday down at Allpress Gallery in Vicky Park, sees the opening of The Blanks Project, hosted by none other than The Paper Rain Project. This awesome…
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Flox In Taipei

  Originally called “Ihla Formosa” or Beautiful Island, Taiwan’s fascinating diversity of indigenous fauna was what attracted me to this island in the first place. Unfortunately, Taiwan’s growing economic prosperity has gone…
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TAIPEI ART JOURNEY CONTINUES

Feeling really lucky to be here in Taipei, and doing what I love the most. There is so much going on all around me, socially, culturally and environmentally so you can only imagine how artistically charged one can feel!  These early works…
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FORMOSAN BLACK BEAR

The Formosan Black Bear is endemic to Taiwan and now classed as endangered. These initial artworks reflect my obsession with local flora and fauna, but this time I've paired them with an interest in traditional facial tattooing and costume…
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FORMOSAN SIKA DEER

This representation of the Formosan Sika Deer, endemic to Taiwan is the first piece I've been working on while in Taipei. These initial artworks reflect my obsession with local flora and fauna, but this time I've paired them with an…
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ARTIST RESIDENCY BEGINS

First week has flown by here in my Artist Residency in Taipei, Taiwan. My head is exploding with ideas, as there is just so much inspiration here. I must admit, I'm feeling slightly self indulgent working solely on my own stuff. Feels amazing.…
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FLOX AWAY IN TAIWAN

  Hi Folks, this blog page will be a little quiet until mid July, when I return from my artist residency in Taipei, Taiwan. For all updates on my excellent artistic adventure, please see my new blog page (on this website) called…
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REPRAZENT

I'm stoked to be heading off for a couple of months in March to undertake a residency at the Taipei Artist Village. The Artist-in-Residence programme is run in conjunction with Asia New Zealand Foundation and CreativeNZ and has been up…
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SPREADING MY WINGS

I'm really excited to be taking Floxy style to the US this month for the Cloudy Bay 2013 "Rare Taste, Rare Nature" launch events. The events are to promote Cloudy Bay's much sought after Sauvignon Blanc to the wine-sters of New York and…
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CLOUDY BAY - NYC LAUNCH

Well what can I say?  The Big Apple was all a glow on Wednesday night, as I painted at the first of two very special launch events in the States, hosted by Cloudy Bay New Zealand.   What an honour it was, to not only paint in front of a new…
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"RARE TASTE, RARE NATURE"

Flox is spreading her wings this coming September, flying to New York and Los Angeles to live paint for the Cloudy Bay 2013 "Rare Taste, Rare Nature" launch events. The annual "Rare Taste" series celebrates the arrival of the new vintage…
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PREPARATIONS FOR NYC & LA

Well it's all been a bit "behind the scenes" as of late, working on some pre production murals for a job I have in the US in a couple of weeks. I've been asked to attend the Cloudy Bay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc lauch events "Rare Taste", one in New…