Meet The Maker : Michelle McIver

Meet The Maker : Michelle McIver

We are so excited to welcome our newest painter & printmaker Michelle McIver to The Poi Room this week. We decided we needed to find out a little more about Michelle and her practice as an artist. You can find her latest work on our online gallery and in our Newmarket & Ponsonby Galleries. 

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Meet the Maker : Susan Christie

Meet the Maker : Susan Christie

Susan Christie is a ceramist & painter who has just joined The Poi Room family. We are so excited to have her work within our galleries and online we thought we'd get to know a little more about Christie and her practice as an artist. 

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Who's Studio is it?

Who's Studio is it?

Think you know our artists well? Below we have a few of our artist studios and all you need to do is click on the photo to reveal who's studio it is. 

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Meet the Maker : Tristan Marler

Meet the Maker : Tristan Marler

Tristan Marler is a multi-disciplinary Artist who is formally trained in Whakairo Rākau (traditional wood carving) and specialises in Tā Moko, Blackwork, Dotwork and Patterning...

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An insight into life post lockdown with Melanie-Jane

An insight into life post lockdown with Melanie-Jane

For us, it is our intention to work hard. To do the best for every artist we represent. To make a positive difference.

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Meet The Maker : Kuru Pounamu (Dean & Ivana)

Meet The Maker : Kuru Pounamu (Dean & Ivana)

Dean & Ivana Majoribanks make up the  successful stone carving duo Kuru Pounamu.

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How you can shop with us

How you can shop with us

The Poi Room is excited to continue assisting you with your art desires in more wonderful ways. 

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Meet The Maker : Renee Boyd

Meet The Maker : Renee Boyd

Renee Boyd is a notable contemporary New Zealand Ceramist. Boyd is widely known for her crisp & delicate designs, inspired by themes & patterns from various botanicals. 

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Meet the Maker : Simon Lewis-Wards

Meet the Maker : Simon Lewis-Wards

Simon Lewis-Wards is an Auckland based Sculptural Artist that has a bit of a sweet tooth. Simon's works are inspired by nostalgia and we are sure you're familiar with them

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Virtual Styling Consultations

Virtual Styling Consultations

Our online gallery is always open for you and you are able to shop all our amazing NZ artists 27/7 from your own bubble

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Inside lockdown with our Creative Director & Owners

Inside lockdown with our Creative Director & Owners

Hope you and your families are all keeping safe and healthy in these unusual times. Life is certainly different at the moment.

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Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

We know there is a lot of chatter and discussion around Covid-19 and while we don't want to add to the stress of this we thought we would keep you updated with what we are doing as a business. 

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MEET THE MAKER : TESS COSTIL

MEET THE MAKER : TESS COSTIL

We are so pleased to welcome Tess Costil to our galleries so we thought it was the perfect time to find a little more about Costil and her practice as a young New Zealand artist.

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Meet The Maker : Aaron Scythe

Meet The Maker : Aaron Scythe

The Poi Room, is delighted to be hosting the ‘NOTE IT DOWN’ Exhibition of Aaron Scythe in our New Market Gallery from the 29th February. We thought in the lead up to his exhibition it was time we got to know him a bit better and his process as an artist.

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Meet The Maker : Janette Cervin

Meet The Maker : Janette Cervin

We are so pleased to welcome one of our newest artists Janette Cervin to our galleries so we thought it was the perfect time to find a little more about Cervin and her practice.

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Meet The Maker : Peter Latham

Meet The Maker : Peter Latham

Peter Latham is a New Zealand based Artist. We've just received some amazing new work in our galleries so we thought it was the perfect time to find a little more about Latham and his practice.

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A Day In The Life : Creative Director Melanie-Jane

A Day In The Life : Creative Director Melanie-Jane

We decided we needed a bit of a behind the scenes look at The Poi Room and figured there was no better place to start than with our Creative Director Melanie- Jane.

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Our Sustainability and Brand Mission

Our Sustainability and Brand Mission

“We are determined to make a positive change in our business practices to ensure we can do all we can to protect our environment for our children”.

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ART WEEK PROFILE : Melissa Young

ART WEEK PROFILE : Melissa Young

As a part of ART WEEK we are running an exhibition is called 'TEN' & is a duo exhibition with Painter - Cam Munroe & Sculptor - Melissa Young.

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ART WEEK PROFILE : Cam Munroe

ART WEEK PROFILE : Cam Munroe

As a part of ART WEEK we are running an exhibition is called 'TEN' & is a duo exhibition with Painter - Cam Munroe & Sculptor - Melissa Young.

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Meet the Artist : Paora Tiatoa

Meet the Artist : Paora Tiatoa

Paora Tiatoa is a talented New Zealand based printmaker. We have his amazing work in our galleries so we thought we'd introduce you to Tiatoa, his work and get to know how he works as an artist.

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Meet the Artist : Kirsty Nixon

Meet the Artist : Kirsty Nixon

Kirsty Nixon is a talented New Zealand based Artist and Painter. We've just received some amazing new prints in our galleries so we thought it was the perfect time to find a little more about Nixon and her practice.

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About our Pounamu

About our Pounamu

New Zealand pounamu (greenstone) is from the South Island of New Zealand. Pounamu is considered a taonga (treasure). It has mana (high status) and is sacred.

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Meet the Artist : Paula Coulthard

Meet the Artist : Paula Coulthard

Paula Coulthard is a talented Multimedia Artist, with a strong interest in History, Textiles and Art. 

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Payment Provider - My Art

Payment Provider - My Art

My Art is a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easier to own original art through most New Zealand galleries by providing interest-free loans.

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Meet The Maker – SALLY HERBERT

Meet The Maker – SALLY HERBERT

a jeweller inspired by the textures and forms of the natural world interwoven with historical and cultural references, executed in a hand worked and traditional manner.

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Whakapapa

Whakapapa

Here are a few windows to peer through to see into The Poi Room brand - who we are and where we have come from.

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Have Now & Pay Later

Have Now & Pay Later

Two fabulous interest free payment schemes Laybuy and Afterpay to make purchasing more palatable.

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Purchasing an Artwork – Certainty with an Appro

Purchasing an Artwork – Certainty with an Appro

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has a point of view when it comes to ART.  Be it a painting, a print, an object…

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Why buy from The Poi Room?

Why buy from The Poi Room?

There are so many places we can spend our hard-earned money on in this time and place.

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An insight into The Poi Room

An insight into The Poi Room

An insight into the background of Creative Director, Melanie-Jane Smith.

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