MEET THE SELLERS - Ponsonby - The Poi Room Ltd

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MEET THE SELLERS - Ponsonby

MEET THE SELLERS - Ponsonby

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!


GALLERY MANAGER | MEGAN

1. Why do you love working for The Poi Room?

I love my job so much! I feel like a gate keeper for the Artist’s & take so much pride & importance in showing off their mahi (work). This job makes my soul sing!

2. Which art piece do you currently love with in the Gallery Showroom?
Gosh, that’s a tough one! I would have to say, Alexis Neal's NEW series 'Ka Mua Ka Muri' - absolutely breath taking.


3. What do you enjoy doing on your days off?
 
My days off are precious, it includes - husband, cats, family, food, music, reading, cooking, podcasts, & usually some ironing!!!


4. What is your drink of choice?
Coffee, Kenya Bold Tea, Champagne, Rosé, Margarita’s... not all at once mind you!

 
5. Where is your favourite place in Aotearoa (NZ)? 
I love, love, love Piha - Winter on the beach is the best! I have to say though, Central Otago, Dunners & Oamaru still have my heart.




GALLERY ASSISTANT | PAIGE

1. Why do you love working for The Poi Room?
I love working at The Poi Room because of the passion I see which reflects within both the customers & staff when empathising with specific art pieces.

 
2. Which art piece do you currently love with in the Gallery Showroom?
I love all of Candy Clarke’s pieces! Right now, I can’t take my eyes off Candy’s painting called Onwards + Upwards.


3. What do you enjoy doing on your days off?
 
On my off days, I am studying for my Bachelor of Design.


4. What is your drink of choice?
Hmm... a Mojito always goes down well!

 
5. Where is your favourite place in Aotearoa (NZ)? 
My favourite place in New Zealand has to be Rarawa Beach up North - it's SO beautiful!




GALLERY ASSISTANT | CATHERINE

1. Why do you love working for The Poi Room?
I really don’t consider my day a week at The Poi Room as work... I wander up from my home, am surrounded by gorgeous things & spend the day chatting to awesome people, many I know from around the hood!

 
2. Which art piece do you currently love with in the Gallery Showroom?
So many! Pretty obsessed with Vivian Keenan's copper works - the colours, textures, & design of her pieces bring me a lot of joy. 


3. What do you enjoy doing on your days off?
 
I spend lots of time with my very close family, I am also very good at relaxing with pippi (my cat) on a beanbag with a book! I absolutely love to check out theatre, comedy, & music events around the local area.


4. What is your drink of choice?
You'll find me sipping on sparkling water!

 
5. Where is your favourite place in Aotearoa (NZ)? 
I have been visiting Pauanui for 50 years! It is my happy place for sure. Swimming in the sea is the best! 


 

GALLERY ASSISTANT | LEE-ANNE

1. Why do you love working for The Poi Room?
I work with the most amazingly talented crew! I am so proud to be representing our incredibly talented New Zealand Artists. No day is ever the same. I just love it when you connect a beautiful piece with a customer,  it is so rewarding! I am so blessed to be working here & just love, love, love what I do. I've found my Nirvana.

 
2. Which art piece do you currently love with in the Gallery Showroom?Hmmm... honestly, such a tough question! If I had to choose it would have to be 'Tattooed Palm' glass work by Shona Firman, which gives me goosebumps.


3. What do you enjoy doing on your days off?
 
Family time! Walking – I’m meant to be training to walk the Whitianga Half but not doing so well there... Love playing tennis again, after a long hiatus.


4. What is your drink of choice?
I couldn’t do without a large flat white in the morning!

 
5. Where is your favourite place in Aotearoa (NZ)? 
I just love reaching the top of the Brynderwyns as I am heading up North – My favourite spots up that way which I have known since I can remember - Mimiwhangata & Nghau Bay which hold such gorgeous memories.



That is our FANTASTIC team in our Ponsonby Gallery! They truly are the heartbeat of the showroom & we couldn't be happier. Pop in & visit the friendly team!

80 Mackelvie St  |  PONSONBY  |  09 378 4364





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