Ora - Welcome to Tui Slaters Online Gallery and Studio
contemporary works focussed on challenging perceptions of New Zealand
through its culture, language and imagery.
New Zealand icons like corrugated iron, shepherds' dog whistles, black
singlets along with domestic items from the kitchen and garage are
worked into snappy, staunch and savvy pieces about kiwi society
Created from materials such as bone, metal, wood, wool, fabric and
found objects like dolls, hammers and marbles, these works vary in
size and style to best suit my concepts.
My Kiwiana influenced necklaces and brooches are fun and gusty wearable
statements about New Zealand life.
This website covers my work until
around the end of 2011.
To view my more recent work please see my
October 2011 After
a research break and preparing for a summer of new exhibitions,
I have a selection of work at the Lounge
Shack in the 1911 Australasian Bank Building in Mangonui,
Northland. This is a shared space in the Number 19 site
on the Mangonui
Historic Trail along with Audrey Mitchell who is selling
a selection of deli products and collectables. Opening
hours will be most weekends and Northland time on other
days. There are new works along with a few old favourites.
Work now in three more galleries:
Ora Design Gallery in Wellington CBD www.ora.co.nz
"Tuiana" - my parody on Kiwiana. Tuiana
is my passion; observing and toying with New Zealand's iconography.
wonder who it is that defines our culture, what our gender
and associated roles should be?