Mercury Bay School


My latest mural “Flight of the Tūī  & Kōkako” was created to captivate the imaginations of the students at Mercury Bay School, located on the beautiful eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. I was kindly supplied a list from the local Iwi Ngati Hei on all the local manu and flora of the area. From here I was able to draw inspiration from the diverse local flora and fauna by selecting a few from the list and creating something bright and colourful for the kids of MBS.

This vibrant artwork is a celebration of the unique biodiversity that graces the region, incorporating elements of the Tūī and North Island Kōkako, two local birds in the area.

The Tūī, with its melodious song and striking plumage, symbolises the spirit of the local landscape, while the North Island Kōkako, known for its distinctive call, adds a touch of rarity and wonder. These two manu take centre stage, embodying the interconnectedness between the community and their natural surroundings.

The mural also features indigenous flora such as the Karo flower and pods, representing the coastal shrub found in the local area. The Whau flower, another local botanical, weaves seamlessly into the composition, creating a visual narrative that connects land and sky.


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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.

Flox Portrait