Selina wears many hats, she works part time at Ara (Christchurch Polytechnic) as an Employability Advisor as well as run the operations of The Conscious Club, she likes to make sure everyone has food and events runs smoothly. Selina has a passion for diversity including her pasifika heritage, as well as raising awareness on environmental issues in our community.
Alongside Conscious Club & Ara she has a creative business Bee Weave where she creates beautiful woven wall art for your home. She uses a mixture of gorgeous fibres to create texture and depth in her pieces. All weaves are handmade locally on Christchurch with inspiration drawn from our natural surroundings.
Passionate about videography and photography I bought my first drone back in 2013 and have been hooked ever since. Originally from the south of France, I arrived in Christchurch almost 4 years ago after a 15-month trip from Russia to New Zealand, crossing over places such as Russia, Mongolia, the Great Wall of China and Indonesia. After travelling to over 20 countries with my drone capturing amazing landscapes, I have now created my own videography business and have the privilege to live in this amazing country full of spectacular landscapes.
We are Cata & Nata, twin sisters who have been working in all different areas as Industrial Designers. We believe is important to keep learning from new disciplines, different points of views and cultures. It is in New Zealand where we have decided to design for children, as fashion design has consciously been one of the fields of design that we have always been interested to approach.
“I love getting my hands dirty in any creative outlet.
I have worked on many projects usually with an environmental or political motivation.
Currently I am working on a sustainable street wear brand Future Apparel that uses waste and by products of fast fashion to create new commodities. Aside from art and design I love to explore Aotearoa, practice yoga and drink coffee ;-)” - Kophie
Ira Mitchell | Painter
Queenstown Born, Ira now calls Christchurch home; where she works full time as an artist and tutor. Her work is bright, minimalist, and bold, reflecting her impressions of the stunning landscapes of Aotearoa. Community is also close to her heart, contributing regularly by way of donating time and art to help support local and international causes. Her work has been recognised with NZer of the Year, Local Hero awards and a Civic Award.
Supporting and encouraging her peers and the next generation, Ira is a contributing writer for NZ artist Magazine; speaking about emerging artists. Ira is also a representative of Golden Artist Paints, New York as an Artist Educator. Regularly travelling to residencies, learning and showing her art, Ira has built a life completely bathed in colour, meaning and connections.
Gill Weavers is the ceramic artist behind Mudbird Ceramics. She is a multidiscipline designer with a passion for creating and making. Gill is a hand builder using a range of clays from porcelain to earthenware. Creating in small batch quantities enables creativity with glaze designs and seasonal ranges. Gill also hosts workshops, sells at craft markets, online and from her XCHC studio.
I do paintings and am currently working on a portfolio of tattoo designs for a tattoo studio in Christchurch to secure my apprenticeship.
A lot of my Paintings and Tattoo designs are primarily Black and Grey, and I draw my inspiration from many different topics Including Greek, Roman and Norse Mythology, Oriental Culture such as Japanese and Chinese culture, Anime, Manga and surrealism as well realistic images. I can also work in colour and am quite flexible with different styles of art.
Graduate architect by day, artist by night. James Durcan is a Christchurch based painter, specialising in contemporary fine art. His paintings look to capture a different angle or detail of an ordinary moment. Whether that is amplifying the scale of an object or expressing the richness of colour present within our physical environment. A new comer to the art scene, James has been a resident artist at the Exchange since February 2019.