fbpx

Murals

FLIGHT OF THE KĀKĀRIKI – SOUTH SEA SPRAY 2024

FLIGHT OF THE KĀKĀRIKI - South Sea Spray 2024

Big shout out to my beautiful @Southseaspray whanau for once again having me down in the Deep South, this time in Winton. What an honour it (always) is to be able to leave my mark for a very special little community who now suddenly have 13 new murals that have sprung up over the course of the last week. This is always such a fun week on my personal art calendar as I get to hang with my like minds and watch such epic talent unfold around me.

Read more
X
FLIGHT OF THE KĀKĀRIKI – SOUTH SEA SPRAY 2024

HANDS OFF THE WALL 2023

The artwork I painted is a celebration of Aotearoa (NZ).  I wanted to leave a little slice of home in Germany, something different in style, content and technique for Werksviertel Mitte and the greater Munich community.  I was super stoked with the feedback along the way, and am more than happy with the result.

Read more
X
HANDS OFF THE WALL 2023

Taranaki Festival Of Light 2023

This artwork is a continuation of our mural from last years’ Matariki FOL and pays homage to the unique geography and flora/fauna that form part of the Taranaki region, and to New Zealand species that are no longer with us.  Painted with a popping palette of neon aerosol the mural was once again black lit during the festival, so at night the artwork glowed and came alive.

Read more
X
Taranaki Festival Of Light 2023

Dunedin Street Art Trail

By FLOX x SWEATS

Although considered Aotearoa’s smallest bird, the Titipounamu is adaptable, and constantly on the move, a nod to the nomadic Kai Tahu people of Ōtepoti, but also the diverse South Dunedin communities of today. A resilient species around since Gondwana times, the three birds in flight make reference to the idea of South Dunedin and it’s ever shifting tides of change, from a geographical and social viewpoint.

As an acknowledgment to “industry” and the early 19th century tin smith John Eustace, we have included a paint can lid (bottom right) textural paint elements and drips, while blue water-like swirls move across the artwork representing South Dunedin’s origins as a wetland, and the three creeks that now run through the region.

A colourful burst of energy and colour is captured through the use of chrysanthemum flowers. This element pays respect to the early Chinese roots of the district. In Chinese culture, the chrysanthemum symbolises longevity - an appropriate link to the ever changing shape of the communities and landscapes of South Dunedin.

Read more
X
Dunedin Street Art Trail

Kaitaia Mural (Outside Orana Motel)

What an honour it was, all these years later, to return to my hometown and leave my mark.

This artwork’s dimensions were unique (over 30 metres long by only around 2 metres at it’s highest) so I wanted to draw reference to the left and right ends of the piece by utilising birds found from both the east and west coasts of the Far North. An NZ Dotterel from Ahipara swoops in from the left while the Kuaka (Godwit) from Houhora Heads takes flight from the right side of the artwork.

The patterns and colour scheme are chosen to depict the the sky, water, wind and earth, while the central Kaka (once spotted in Diggers Valley just outside of the township) represents leadership and strength, a guardian for the town of Kaitaia as the mural sits at the very northern end of town.

Special thanks to @shereewagenerartistry and @sweats for your endless support and working through till sundown!



Read more
X
Kaitaia Mural (Outside Orana Motel)

Shipwrecked Festival

FLOX x SWEATS

SWEATS and I were lucky enough this year to be a part of @shipwreckednz, an annual boutique music festival nestled between the coast and rural landscapes of Te Arai, north of Auckland.

Our six panel mural Electro Tropica was a mashup of our styles, remixing our love of nature and techno influences. The artwork was a perfect combo for a festival setting where music, dance and expression took place against a backdrop of beautiful natural landscapes.

No reception at this festival, so the crowds were PRESENT. No phones, just good old fashioned conversation and connection, my favourite part!

If you’re thinking of heading to a new festival next year, give this one a go for sure, we’ll defiantly be reoffending!

Special thanks to @shipwreckednz, Logan and Stace for making this all possible. We feel honoured to have contributed, thank you for inviting us into your festival whanau.

Read more
X
Shipwrecked Festival

South Sea Spray 2022 Waihopai

FLOX x SWEATS

A couple of weeks ago we had the huge honour of taking part in Waihōpai’s South Sea Spray Festival which saw 23 artists from all over the motu converge and leave their creative marks, painting large scale murals across town, over the course of 7 days.

This technicolour dreamscape “The Hangover” is inspired by the colours of Aurora Australis and is an ode to the playful and tipsy behaviour of our native Kererū. The birds are often seen displaying clumsy antics and falling off trees, as they feed off fermented fruits and berries which contain alcohol, making for an easy target during traditional hunting practices.

Five dead Kererū were found in a suitcase at Invercargill Airport in 2015, highlighting the ever present rift between indigenous rights and conservationists. The five Kererū in the artwork make reference to this particular story, but more importantly the bigger picture idea of how our manu can be culturally harvested in a sustainable way.

Very special thank you to @Southseaspray for hosting us and for just being the absolute most awesome team ever. We had so much fun painting this one!

Xxxx We can’t thank you enough for your amazing hospitality xxxxx
Can’t wait for next time
Nga mihi nui

Read more
X
South Sea Spray 2022 Waihopai

Awanui Dairy Mural

This mural brings colour, life and stories of my Awanui heritage. Captured the storytelling from Shane Jones and incorporated some of the kaitiaki for the Awanui area, the manu (bird) and the awa (river).

The blue paint is the Awanui river and the harakeke flower represents the flax trade.

Manu (from left to right):
Te Kāhu (the hawk),
Te Kāruhiruhi (the shag)
Te Pīpīwharauroa (the shining cuckoo)
Ruru (the owl)

Read more
X
Awanui Dairy Mural

Graffiato Street Art Festival 2022

Cut Collective
A lot has changed in the world of street art and mural painting, but for the founding members of Cut Collective, the compulsion to make art and to make art collectively remains true to it’s roots, as was seen during Graffiato’s 2022 Festival weekend in Taupō.
The group returned to paint this fun action packed composition, paying homage to the street art era of the early 2000’s, mashing their collective styles to produce a cohesive production piece made up of text, pictorial, and repeat pattern elements.

Special thanks to @bo_sunn for jamming with the crew and @enforce_one (not present, but felt all the way from Dubai :))

@component
@peep5show
@floxnz
@mroscarlow

Read more
X
Graffiato Street Art Festival 2022

MASTERTON MURAL: “PAST AND PRESENT”

“Past and Present”

The Huia which was thought to be last seen in the Wairarapa region dominates the left side of the artwork, while our beloved North Island Kokako faces her from the right.

This artwork pays homage to what we once had in the form of our Huia (now extinct), while paying respect to the success story of the now thriving North Island Kōkako, thanks to the local Pukaha Bird Sanctuary’s conservation efforts.
The brightly blue coloured manu is surrounded in native Karo flowers, leaves and fruit, a favourite food source for the Kōkako.
The left side of the artwork includes our native Hīnau plant, a popular forrest fruit of our Huia, while the soft palette portrays a bygone era, or something lost.

This artwork is a celebration of what we have, but also reminds us of our precious taonga, and to not take our unique flora and fauna for granted.

Read more
X
MASTERTON MURAL: “PAST AND PRESENT”

TARANAKI FESTIVAL OF LIGHT FANTASTICAL FOREST

Fantastical Forest

By Flox x Sweats

This artwork pays homage to the unique geography and flora/fauna that form part of the Taranaki region, both now and in days gone by.

The Kamahi Walk in East Egmont otherwise known as The Goblin Forest, is a local tourist attraction and has been compared to that of a fantasy movie. Kamahi trees interweave and curl themselves around existing trees, creating a very distinctive, gnarled and twisted-like forest.

This ancient setting has formed the basis of inspiration for this artwork. Fantastical goblin-like faces and enchanted creatures follow the viewer with their eyes and interweave amongst Kamahi botanicals and an extinct pair of Huia, while bright neon pops of colour contrast to an otherwise dense forest-like pale

Read more
X
TARANAKI FESTIVAL OF LIGHT FANTASTICAL FOREST

Outdoor Lap Pool Mural – Private Residence

A rare white Pīwakawaka hero’s this charming outdoor piece, a private commission in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland. The brief was to go for a real “Floxy” vibrant palette and brighten up the courtyard and lap pool area of a new private residence.


Read more
X
Outdoor Lap Pool Mural – Private Residence

PUTAHI PARK MURAL
“THE PATHWAY”

“The Pathway”

Client: Whangarei District Council

This artwork pays homage to geographical, cultural and historical aspects of the local area.


Read more
X
PUTAHI PARK MURAL <br> “THE PATHWAY”

Edendale School | Pool Block Mural

FLOX x TrustMe

What an honour it was to be invited back to our favourite little school, Edendale Primary School! You may remember, TrustMe and I painted the whole front facade of this school back in 2019 and this time our task was to liven up the school pool changing rooms.
This piece depicts two giant Tuna (eels) swimming towards each other, acting as kaitiaki for the tamariki of the school and in particular, around the water.

We also included female and male Puriri moths and text elements: Tama and Kōtiro to define the changing room spaces.

Read more
X
Edendale School  |  Pool Block Mural

PRIVATE RESIDENCE – OMAHA

We made the most of Auckland’s long summer, and headed up the east coast to Omaha where I was commissioned to paint an outdoor pool mural.
We had such an amazing time and the sun was SHINING. A big thank you to @sweats___ for your technical and physical support! And to our clients, thank you so much for taking a bet on me and adding a piece of Flox to an already outstanding collection of artworks, AND spoiling us the next day with a yummy BBQ lunch! What a weekend xx

Read more
X
PRIVATE RESIDENCE – OMAHA

PAKURANGA MURAL

The Pakuranga Park Village mural is our largest interior piece to date, stretching twelve metres high and six metres wide. This one had been on the cards for a while and Ross Liew (TrustMe) and I worked hard to take it through to completion. Working on a building site in tight close quarters, mixed with the sheer size of the piece made it pretty tricky to photograph but I think these shots illustrate the mural's level of scale and impact. Special thanks to Bridget Palmer at Real Living Group who made this project possible.

Read more
X
PAKURANGA MURAL

CUT COLLECTIVE 03 TIL INFINITY ON CROSS STREET

After a good 15 years without having put paint on a wall with these guys, we’ve finally cracked the seal! This piece is in recognition of our roots as a collective from the early street art era of the 00’s and the bond we share through our love of making art.

Always a pleasure team, looking forward to more collabs in the future.
@component
@peep5show
@mroscarlow
@enforce_one
@floxnz


Read more
X
CUT COLLECTIVE 03 TIL INFINITY ON CROSS STREET

Whanganui Walls 2021 Whio

This piece pays homage to the environmental taonga of the Whanganui district. At the heart of this diverse slice of land lies the Whanganui River, an ancient body of water illustrated through the background use of translucent water-like drips.

Read more
X
Whanganui Walls 2021 <em> Whio </em>

Bluff Mural:
The Anchor Stone

Located in Bluff, the artwork hails Motopōhue/Bluff as the tie off point connecting Maui’s waka to Rakiura/Stewart Island, which served as his anchor stone (Te Puka a Maui). In this way Motopōhue and it’s people holds Te Waipounamu/Te Waka a Maui/South Island and by extension Te Ika a Maui/North island in place.

Read more
X
Bluff Mural: <br> <em>The Anchor Stone</em>

Massey University ‘The Landing’ FLOX & TRUSTME 2020

Located in Massey University, Auckland, this piece explores themes of learning and enlightenment. The name of the work "The Landing" references an early name used for the head of Kaipātiki/Lucas Creek but also alludes to the point where Kahukura or the rainbow makes contact with the earth.

Read more
X
Massey University ‘The Landing’ FLOX & TRUSTME 2020

The Arrival 2020 Flox & TrustMe

This project employed art as a transformational tool on a practical and social level. It has transformed the building and the wider streetscape that hosts it. And it contributes to the growing recognition of the role seasonal workers play within the Teviot community.

Read more
X
The Arrival 2020 Flox & TrustMe

Ladies who paint festival San Diego 2019

San Diego California, is home to many migratory bird species including the Least Tern, which sits with wings outstretched centre bottom in the artwork. Warming sea water is driving their food sources (anchovies) farther down into the ocean and making it harder for least terns to get hold of them; in addition, the anchovies are overfished and human development has eroded and destroyed much of the dunes they depended on, so it’s a tough fight.

Read more
X
Ladies who paint festival San Diego 2019

An Ode to Hinewai 2019

This artwork pays homage to the efforts being made in New Zealand around forrest restoration, and in particular at Hinewai Reserve.  Hinewai is an ecological restoration project on the Banks Peninsula, privately owned but freely open to the public on foot.

Read more
X
An Ode to Hinewai 2019

Edendale School Mural ‘The Blossoming’ Flox & TrustMe 2019

This piece is a celebration of childhood and pays homage to the unique philosophies of Edendale Primary School. The school encompasses a rare emphasis on the arts, with their students being encouraged to participate in music, art making and garden to table programmes.

Read more
X
Edendale School Mural ‘The Blossoming’ Flox & TrustMe 2019

Sugartree Laneway Mural ‘The Connector’ Flox and Trustme 2019

This artwork locates Sugartree as a central connector, a bridge between the urban and suburban, central and west, the built environment and the natural environment. It employs the Puriri moth as the central and connecting feature as a symbol for the transformation that has taken place on this site. The development of a non-descript piece of light industrial and commercial land into an accessible and liveable space to be shared and enjoyed.

Read more
X
Sugartree Laneway Mural ‘The Connector’ Flox and Trustme 2019

Newmarket Westfield Carpark Mural Flox & TrustMe 2019

Our concept has been informed by the history of the Newmarket area with a focus on key natural elements of the whenua.
The broad themes that are present in the artwork are of journey and way-finding, renewal and heritage of place.

Read more
X
Newmarket Westfield Carpark Mural Flox & TrustMe 2019

242 Broadway Newmarket ‘Te Ti Tutahi’ 2019

This piece makes reference to the geographic location of Newmarket, situated in a triangle between Mt Hobson, Mt Eden and The Domain in central Auckland. Painted as triangles, these three points also symbolise the three different Pa sites that once inhabited these maunga.

Read more
X
242 Broadway Newmarket ‘Te Ti Tutahi’ 2019

The Messenger Trustme X Flox 2019

Navigation is one of the themes or ideas that universally figure across the world, across cultures and across generations. We all have stories of departure and arrival and negotiating the bit in-between. As a theme it occupies a central space within the concept of Tuia 250, the commemoration of the first interaction between Māori and Europeans, an interaction that took place through James Cook’s arrival to Aotearoa in the year 1769.

Read more
X
The Messenger Trustme X Flox 2019

Riverton South Sea Spray Mural ‘The Crossing’ TrustMe X Flox 2019

Our work considers the idea of dual identity and the notion of belonging, or not.

The history of the Fouveaux Straight area features some of the first examples of intermarriage between Māori and Pākehā and signalled what could be considered the beginning of modern New Zealand society. Both names “Riverton” and “Aparima” can be seen incorporated and overlaid across the entire artwork, illustrating notions of diversity and inclusiveness.

Read more
X
Riverton South Sea Spray Mural ‘The Crossing’ TrustMe X Flox 2019

Boon Street Art Festival, Frankton. ‘The Rise and Fall of the Titoki’ 2018

Inspired by Hamilton’s recently opened concept garden The Rise and Fall of the Titoki wall mural created for the 2018 Boon Art Festival combines classic Flox elements of flora and native fauna with the garden’s planting; and acknowledges the aligning, conservation-based philosophies which are an integral part of her own creative practice.

Read more
X
Boon Street Art Festival, Frankton. ‘The Rise and Fall of the Titoki’ 2018

Timaru Street Art Fest Mural ‘The Shelter’ 2018

“The Shelter” acknowledges the geographical, historical and cultural significances of Timaru and the greater South Canterbury. Paying homage to the town’s possible original name “Te Maru” (The Shelter), the natural peak of the building facade was a drawcard in conveying this simple statement.

Read more
X
Timaru Street Art Fest Mural ‘The Shelter’ 2018

Street Prints Mauao Mural Mt Maunganui 2017

The theme of this festival resonated with Flox: “What Is the most important thing in this world?” “He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” (It is The People, The People, The People)

Read more
X
Street Prints Mauao Mural Mt Maunganui 2017

Seawalls Mural Napier 2017

Inspired by Hamilton’s recently opened concept garden The Rise and Fall of the Titoki wall mural created for the 2018 Boon Art Festival combines classic Flox elements of flora and native fauna with the garden’s planting; and acknowledges the aligning, conservation-based philosophies which are an integral part of her own creative practice.

Read more
X
Seawalls Mural Napier 2017

Search our store

My Story

As an aerosol and stencil artist with a fine art degree, Flox has been making her mark on the inner cityscape of Auckland since 2003.

Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers are a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga. Using distinctly vibrant and confident colour on a scale combined with delicacy they have magically transformed grey walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world.

Flox swiftly expanded her practice into prints, publications, murals, graphic design, live painting, projects and workshops for both schools and the wider public. She has been involved in numerous collaborations, charity work and both group and solo exhibitions.

Her accessible narratives have broadened the appeal and shaped her into one of New Zealand’s most recognised contemporary artists.

In recent years Flox has focused on refining new ideas, exploring other cultures and pushing her own artistic boundaries. This resulted in a three-month Artist Residency in Taiwan and a journey to Udaipur in India, to expand her international audiences.

Seen everywhere from Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Taiwan, India and the US, Flox continues spreading her wings and making her presence felt across public spaces and homes worldwide.

X
Flox Portrait