Aucklander Erika Pearce is a vibrant multi-disciplined artist and a passionate conservationist. We were pleased to invite Erika to Kirikiriroa to tell her inspirational stories of the beauty of both wahine and the natural world.
Kieran Horner aka ‘Point Chev’ is a Kirikiriroa local and Wintec graduate who works as a fulltime tattooist at Holiday Tattoo alongside two other local artists. Despite specialising in black and grey work he was more than happy to pick up a paintbrush and help us bring some colour and fun to the walls of Hamilton City.
Techs & Hine+
Poihakena Ngāwati and his partner Hana Maihi (aka Techs and Hine+) are known in Hamilton for their collaborating on the vast ‘Te Hono Ki Matariki’ mural that graces Wintec’s Anglesea St wall. A Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Graffiti Artist, Poi painted unofficially at our first street art festival in 2015 then painted the Meteor in 2017, so it was no surprise when he returned with Hine+ for 2020’s Street Art Festival.
‘Ten Hundred’ aka Peter Robinson is painter/designer/muralist from Seattle, Washington. After he advertised ‘Best comment gets a free print’ on his popular YouTube channel our BSAF Project Manager Craig left a comment inviting him to New Zealand. 12 months later he was in Hamilton and while Craig didn’t win a print, Peter did leave behind a piece of his lush artistic world for our whole city to enjoy.
Multidisciplinary Californian artist Tony Diaz met BSAF Project Manager Craig as a wandering traveller, a few beers later and they were bonding over art. Tony painted our first BOON brokerage wall in January 2020 before bringing his highly detailed style to BSAF20, with a little bit of help from his father Mike.