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We are now shipping all online orders & our Gallery Showrooms will be open for Click n' Collect. All Click n’ Collect orders placed during level 4 are now available for collection at your chosen gallery. Any new orders placed will received an update once this is ready for collection. Thank you for your patience & support throughout Level 4! Noho Ora Mai // Stay Safe

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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Meet The Maker : Beatrice Carlson

Beatrice Carlson is an Artist in every sense of the word, creativity runs through her veins. As a Contemporary Jewellery Artists, Beatrice sustainably & ethically sources her materials - using previous metals, as well as 'treasures' found all over New Zealand.

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NZ SUMMER MEMORIES WITH OUR DIRECTOR & OWNER CLAYTON

With Summer just around the corner I have recently been looking over some of the wonderful Artwork we currently have in the stores and have found myself thinking how some of these works have the ability to invoke memories in me.

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Meet The Maker : Dawn Clayden

Dawn Clayden is known for her intricate and masterful porcelain works detailed with cascading flowers, sculptured characters & precious metals. We have just received a fresh refill of Dawn's latest work and thought it was the perfect time to get to know a little more about her & her work.

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Meet The Maker : Penelope Barnhill

Penelope Barnhill is a local jewellery maker. From her studio in Auckland she uses a wide range of metals, gemstones, dried roses and colour glass to make stunning hand made jewellery.

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Our new Level 3 from Our Creative Director Melanie-Jane

Well here we are again... As we are Auckland galleries we were thrown back into level 3 basically overnight with the doors to our wonderful galleries closed to customers.  At least we have had some prior experience at this level.  A little bit of de-ja-vu with a huge amount of “oh my goodness, not again”.

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Meet the Maker : Leonie Sharp

Leonie Sharp is a Sculptural Artist based in Wanganui. Traditionally trained in Whatu Kakahu & deeply inspired by her rich Maori heritage, Leonie creates striking Maori feather woven artworks.

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Meet the Maker : Ra Gossage

Ra Gossage is a self taught painter of Ngāti Wai & Ngāti Ruahine descent, her paintings are a reflection of her heritage, culture & environment. We are so excited to have Gossage's latest work and we decided we needed to find out a little more about Gossage and her practice as an artist.

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Exhibition : Ngahuru Hei Mahia Tō Tātou Ao

Meet the Makers // In celebration of Matariki, The Poi Room is delighted to be hosting the Weaving Group - Te Roopu Kotuku Rerenga Rangi & their exhibition 'Ngahuru Hei Mahia Tō Tātou Ao // Thread The Past So That The Younger Generation Can Progress‘. 

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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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