Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sam Broad, Artist and Framing studio

I though that I would share with you the amazing talent of Sam Broad. This guy is a gem in the pop crown of Wellington!
I was introduced to Sam recently after asking around fellow artists about who they recommended for framing services in Wellington. Sam's name kept on cropping up at the top of the recommendations list again and again. So I popped on out to his Petone studio to check him out. What I found was an amazing place to visit and Sam himself is a very quirky yet personable character with a real eye for detail, a super understanding of pop art and a shared passion for retro toys and oddities, the same as Tanya and I indulge in ourselves.
His studio is crammed from floor to ceiling with toys and collected rarities, prints and personal works in progress. This makes for a very rewarding experience when visiting his studio. Sam's work is inspiring, with a real eye for detail and capturing his curious wit. His framing service also then carries that same eye for detail and passion for a crisp finnish and job well done.
The best thing about Sam, is that I was happy to just leave my work with him with no discussion and be rest assured that he would make design decisions on framing that would give me something special and considered. Great, I love not having to worry about that!
If it's framing you are after with that personal touch then I would recommend Sam to one and all!
Go visit him for yourself!

COMING SOON! "Ich Bin Ein Bunny" Giclee Prints


I am pleased to announce that due to a number of people enquiring about the possibility of producing a print run of "Ich Bin Ein Bunny #1", I am now in the process of making this happen. I will be producing a run of Giclee prints on archival fine art cotton rag which will be limited to an edition size of 20 only.
I will be taking enquiries for sales of these prints through my blog only. These prints will not appear in Eyeball Kicks.

Enquiries can be made through me via email:

Eyeball Kicks

I am very pleased to announce that following the Unscripted exhibition my work has been picked up by Eyeball Kicks in Cuba St, Wellington for sale in their wonderful gallery/shop. I'm thrilled to have Eyeball Kicks represent my work in NZ as an exclusive retail store. I can offer prints to people through my blog site, but as far as commercial outlets, Eyeball Kicks will be my only NZ outlet.
Please do go have a look at their shop. It is a "mind field" of inspiration and of artistic delight.
Not only do eyeball kicks represent works from artists in the Pop Surreal genre from all over the world, they also exclusively represent New Zealand talent making them a hub of the Wellington scene. Along with representing many wonderful artists they also provide an in house framing service as a "one stop shop" experience. Do go visit and take a small piece of the pop surreal world home with you!
They can be found in Wellington at: 177 Cuba St. Wellington. NZ

I have both "The Marmayak, Winter Spirit" and "Reunited" on display and for sale though the Eyeball Kicks store. These are Giclee prints on archival fine art cotton rag, as signed editions of 40 each.


"The Marmayak, Winter Spirit"

Unscripted Exhibition opening night #2

A wonderful photographer called Jenn Hadley captured some lovely images of the Unscripted exhibition opening night. I found these two images on her facebook page. Please do have a look at this body of photos as she really captured the essence of the opening night and some of the fantastic work on display.

Thank you Jenn Hadley for your wonderful shots

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Unscripted Exhibition opening night

Last night I attended the Unscripted exhibition opening night in Wellington. The exhibition will now run until the 9th Sept.

"Within the Wellington film industry there are hundreds of artists working collectively to create some of finest films made in the world. ‘Unscripted’ aims to profile these brilliant minds to present their talent as individuals, in mediums ranging from illustration, jewellery, costume, sculpture and 3D animation and many more".

The opening night was a fantastic success and the culmination of weeks of hard work from the organizers Karen Flett and Nikki Clark. Many thanks.
Below are some of my personal photos from the opening night.

You can also see official photos on Robert Catto's website: