South Sea Spray 2022 Waihopai


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


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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.

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