behind the scenes - The Poi Room Ltd

Shopping In Comfort

You can purchase all our Aoteaora Art from the comfort of your home! Daily we are refreshing our collections & ensuring that you have access to the latest creativity that our NZ Artists have to offer. There are perks to shopping ONLINE...

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Did you know that Tony Harrington was one of our very FIRST Aotearoa Artists when The Poi Room started 14yrs ago? We were BUZZING way back then when we first represented his work & as the years have gone on, we still share the same excitement & enthusiasm when we present his talent within our Gallery Showrooms.

Let us introduce you to Napier-based Artist - Tony Harrington!

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Meet The Maker // Ari Apa Ilango

We are SO excited to introduce you to our NEW ARTIST - Ari Apa! Ari is an analog collage artist from Auckland. Her hand-cut three-dimensional collages reflect the beauty of nature & what we make of it, with a unique take on a traditional 'cut-and-paste' medium.

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Here is the team that you don't see! This is the behind-the-scenes trio that makes the wheels turn. The dynamic team ensures the Online Gallery, Marketing & Artist's are all well taken care of. No day is the same in The Poi Room HQ & these guys sure know how to adapt & really fast! Go on, get to know them...

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Simon Lewis Wards Sugar Rush Exhibition

We chatted with Simon to get a bit of an understanding about this exhibition and what made him create the pieces he did. 

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Dynamite comes in small packages - this team of four certainly lives up to that statement! Here is our Ponsonby Gallery team, an enthusiastic bunch who share the aroha // love with everyone that walks through the gallery doors. Go on, get to know them!

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MEET THE SELLERS - Newmarket Gallery

So you've had the opportunity to Meet Our Makers, so we thought it's time you get to know us too! Meet Our Sellers, here is our Newmarket Gallery team, a passionate bunch who are fuelled by coffees from across the road & the endless inspiration that surrounds them.

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Last week, Anna Church released her latest Print Series - ASSEMBLE & so we thought it's time you get to know Anna Church a bit better. We took the time to interview Anna & discover more about her creative process, daily routine & even the coffee she sips on... Deep dive into the innovative imagination of Anna Church - you won't be disappointed!

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Te Reo Māori Evening with Hēmi Kelly

On Monday evening, we had the wonderful opportunity to have our staff & wider families learn more Te Reo Māori with Hēmi Kelly. The Poi Room has endeavored to increase the use of Te Reo within our daily interactions, in the hope, of encouraging others to engage in the learning & retention of Te Reo Māori.

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All About PRINTS

It’s all about the fine ART print!

Here at The Poi Room, we support a wide range of talented Printmakers & Artists - they fill our gallery walls with so much inspiration & creativity.

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Meet The Maker // Candy Clarke

Oh we love Candy, so we thought you've gotta' meet her!
Originally from Kerikeri, now based in Nelson, this quirky artists paints backwards... let us explain! 

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A day in the life with our Director Clayton

Well what does a typical day look like for anyone? I certainly don’t have a typical day thanks to The Poi Room, and I love it!! The only constant I really have for my routine is waking up that’s about it.

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