My new studio for the next few months

Starting my 3 month Artist in Residence today @ the Thomas King Observatory, Space Place, in Wellington. Exhibition to follow on July 19th - celebrating 50 years since the first moon landings of the Apollo missions. This residency is an artists response to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs leading up to the first moon landing in 1969. The studio will be open to the public, for visits at various times, so you can take look at some of the work in progress and ask a few questions, details to follow on visiting times. I will be posting images...

Wellington students and artist collaborate on sea-themed mural

Wellington students and artist collaborate on sea-themed mural

Eleanor Wenman 07:21, Jul 16 2018 Dominion Post
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Indicative mural designs by Sheyne Tuffery in collaboration with Weta Workshop and Year 12 art students from Rongotai College.

A new lick of paint, some bright lights and a sea creature or two are making a difference to Rongotai's subway tunnel.

The Rongotai to Miramar tunnel, running under the airport runway, is being decorated with a sea-themed mural, thanks to Rongotai College students and artist Sheyne Tuffery.

Tuffery had been out at the tunnel for the last couple of weeks, battling the winter weather to paint on a mural at both ends...

Close To The Heart

Waiheke Art Gallery

 “Close to the Heart”, our summer exhibition of small sculptural works, wearable sculptural pieces and small wall installed pieces. Works that capture the notion of endearment, to be treasured or are intriguing.

  • Artists include: Chris Charteris and Sheyne Tuffery.

16 January – 23 February

Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland

The exhibition coincides with our major outdoor exhibition headland Sculpture On the Gulf held biennially on the Matiatia Walkway.

Franklin Arts Centre new exhibition 'Wansolwara'

Franklin Arts Centre new exhibition 'Wansolwara'

The exhibition title, Wansolwara comes from the Solomon Islands pijin dialect meaning 'one salt water' and with it notions of one ocean, one people, one place. 

Having spent some time in the Solomon Islands working with print and papermaking projects, the imagery used by local artists almost always depicts how the way of life is so dependent on water - as a food source, as a mean of transportation and as part of a rich cultural mythology.

Artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, India, Korea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands are represented in this exhibition, including local artist Esther Hansen. 

They offer new interpretations of the theme 'a...

Johnsonville Community Mural project

Johnsonville Community Mural project

A 100-metre long train mural has been installed on the façade of Johnsonville Countdown on Moorefield Road. This large-scale mural project was a joint initiative between Wellington City Council and Johnsonville’s community. Well known Wellington artist, Sheyne Tuffery, led the painting of the mural in collaboration with 11 school groups and youth organisation, Challenge 2000.

Representatives from Johnsonville’s community, including from Lions and Rotary clubs, Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Countdown Johnsonville, Challenge 2000 and the Johnsonville Community Centre came together to form a mural steering group. They liaised with the Council’s Community Services and Arts teams and Northern Ward Councillor Justin...