Our resident artists are the lifeblood of the Estate, with their creative energy like a constant hum of productivity on-site. An integral part of the whānau, an aspect of our kaupapa here sees our artists give back to the wider community by sharing their mahi through Studio Tours and often running workshops as part of our Public Programmes.

 'Passing Time' (2010). Christchurch.

Anton Parsons

Parsons holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch (1990). He has exhibited extensively throughout Aotearoa in dealer galleries and public institutions. His works are held in several significant public and private collections including the Chartwell Collection (Auckland), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth), the Sargeant Art Gallery (Whanganui) and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Parsons has a number of public works around New Zealand, Numbers in Palmerston North, Invisible City in Wellington and Passing Time in Christchurch.
Parsons is represented by Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.


 Carolina Bórquez

Carolina Bórquez

Chilean-born Carolina Borquez is a multi-disciplinary designer. She has always been involved in community aid-related projects and finds delight in creating unique concepts. Borquez studied Graphic Design in Chile before arriving in Aotearoa several years ago. She has collaborated in books, editions, icon design, infographics, posters, illustrations and branding. Recently, her work has been influenced by the textiles of the Indigenous Chilean people, and Borquez is undertaking woodwork as part of a project titled Ancestral to create unique pieces of art using recycled wood.


 Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren is of Niuean, Samoan and Dutch descent, and is based at the Pacifica Art Centre at Corban Estate. With a background in panel beating, Van Doren uses his trade-taught skills in his multi-disciplinary sculptural practice, incorporating mediums such as copper, stainless steel, wood and stone. He holds a vast knowledge and skill for sculpting with traditional art forms in both large and small-scale sculpture that explore his Pacific heritage. 

Van Doren has taken part in numerous exhibitions and symposiums across the Asia-Pacific and has been a three-time finalist in Aotearoa’s World of Wearable Arts. He took part in the Taitung Austronesian Cultural Festival in Taiwan (2009) where he collaborated with Indigenous artists from the tribes of Taiwan and the wider Pacific from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and New Caledonia. Van Doren has exhibited widely across Aotearoa and abroad, and in 2020 completed a Tautai Fale-Ship Home Residency.


 David McCracken working in his studio. Photo Sam Hartnett

David McCracken

David McCracken mounted his first sculptural exhibition in 2000 and has exhibited his works, primarily from fabricated steel, around Aotearoa since. His sculptures elevate humble objects into memorable artefacts. He is interested in the role of performance in the production and reception of sculptured artworks. The completed sculpture is in itself a type of drama for McCracken in that it manifests various sensory inputs and personal responses. It is not merely an object, but is an artwork enriched with layers of interpretation acquired through the viewer’s gaze.

His sculptures have been included in outdoor exhibitions including Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Shapeshifter and Sculpture in the Gardens. In 2013, he was recipient of the Parsons and Brinckerhoff Award for Excellence in Engineering at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf and winner of the Wallace Arts Trust NZ Sculpture Award.


McCracken lives in Tāmaki Makaurau where he is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery.

 Eloiza Montaña

Eloiza Montaña

Eloiza Montaña is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer who has worked in theatre, dance, video-art, jewellery and craft. Montaña considers her local community and environment to be of upmost importance to her, and her practice often focuses on partaking in social art projects.

Montaña was born in Uruguay and was raised in Barcelona before recently moving to Tāmaki Makaurau in 2017, where she is currently based at Te Henga. Recently, she has taken inspiration from the local native bush in the Waitakere Ranges. Her most recent project, titled The Fallen Leaf, includes jewellery made from the seeds and leaves from native trees such as Kauri and Pōhutukawa.

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 Florence Ulutunu

Florence Ulutunu

Based in Aotearoa, Florence Ulutunu is a multidisciplinary artist of Sāmoan descent (Siumu, Sāmusu,). Driven by her Pasefika identity and a passion for the heritage arts, Ulutunu’s practice is often credited to her early familial influences and culturally-rich upbringing. Ulutunu’s current works look at the revival and preservation of siapo/ tapa cloth as a modern-day practice, and exploring the relationship between practice and identity.


 Gabriel Tiongson

Gabriel Tiongson

Gabriel Tiongson is a multi-media artist who predominantly works on paper and canvas. His works combine cartoon-like forms, vibrant colour and graphic shapes which together express how he experiences and navigates the world. Tiongson’s practice grapples with ideas around emigration, colonisation and the confusion of identity and culture. His works often incorporate an influence of video games, cartoons and pop-culture. Born in the Philippines, Tiongson moved to Aotearoa to complete formal study in 2014 at Unitec Institute of Technology where he holds a Bachelor of Creative Enterprise and a Master of Creative Practice. Tiongson has exhibited widely in the Philippines, Singapore and in Aotearoa.

 Giles Smith

Giles Smith

Giles Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist and set designer. He was previously based in London, UK, where he studied Fine Art Painting at St Martin’s School of Art. His studies fostered an interest in decorative arts. Consequently, hee started working at a high-end gilding and restoration business before moving to Aotearoa in 1994.

It was upon his arrival that Smith began work in the Film and Television industry. Over the past twenty years he has developed a unique set of production skills working on large-scale film projects including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003), Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007), Yogi Bear (2009), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 (2014) and Pete’s Dragon (2015).

Smith’s ability to work at both large-scale and small-scale gives flexibility to his art practice in which he can employ his unique skill-set to explore new forms and subjects.

 Gillian Appleby

Gillian Appleby

Gillian Appleby is an artist who predominantly works with the figure in oil. Appleby uses everyday media and photography as the starting point in her works, but often the paint takes over and means that the material dictates the final work. Over the painting and sketching process, Appleby’s works blur fiction and reality as she seeks to create tensions between illustrative and material investigations around the figure.

Appleby lived in the UK where she studied in London at the now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Appleby holds a Bachelor of Art and Design from the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland where she currently lives and works. She has exhibited nationally in Napier, Hastings and Auckland, and her work has exhibited several times in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (2015, 2017, 2019).

Appleby currently exhibits with Parnell Gallery in Auckland and Tennyson Gallery in Napier.

 Jermaine Reihana

Jermaine Reihana


Jermaine Reihana (Ngāti Hine, Pākehā) is a painter and arts educator whose practice focuses on customary Māori narrative and art conventions that navigate the complexities of contemporary society. Working at both a large-scale publicly and on smaller-scale wall-based works, Reihana typically paints flora and fauna native to Aotearoa. His paintings are often rendered in a fine, illustrative style and incorporate reworked aspects of traditional Māori designs such as kōwhaiwhai (painted scroll pattern), tukutuku (woven lattice panels), and whakairo (carving). Reihana’s practice has developed as a personalised response to traditional cultural practices, relating current social, political and environmental issues to a Māori perspective.

Reihana holds a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (Hons) from Massey University (Palmerston North, 2012) and has exhibited throughout Aotearoa since 2015. Reihana’s work featured in the comprehensive survey of Māori contemporary art; Te Atinga: 25 Years of Contemporary Māori Art which exhibited over 2013. He is currently working as a tutor with Kākano Youth Arts Collective, based out of Corban Estate Arts Centre, alongside his art practice.



 Julie Moselen

Julie Moselen

Inspired by the ancient symbolism and rugged coastline of her Cornish homeland, Julie Moselen’s stone and metal sculptures explore the dualities of light and shadow, softness and strength, the masculine and the feminine. The elegant forms adhere to the complex mathematical patterns repeated in the natural world, with curvilinear twists that defy the strength and rigidity of the raw material, inviting the viewer to a moment of quiet repose.

Each work is sculpted entirely by the artist, from the intense physical labour of cutting, welding, grinding and shaping steel with handmade tools, to the precise application of surface treatments.

Moselen completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Metalcraft and Jewellery Design before moving to Aotearoa in 1998 and founding her own contemporary jewellery studio. Over the following decades she expanded her practice to encompass printmaking, painting and stone-carving, before settling on sculpture.

Moselen has shown throughout Aotearoa at sculpture events such as NZ Sculpture on Shore and Sculpture on the Gulf, and her work is held in several private collections. She is currently an artist in residence at Corban Estate Arts Centre.


 Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt

A local to Waitākere, Kelly Reichardt is a multi-disciplinary artist who predominantly works in photography, water-colour and mixed media in her practice. A survivor of both recent and historic trauma resulting in C-PTSD, Reichardt uses artistic expression to make sense of her emotions and inner dialogue. A strong realism permeates her work and themes of the female form, nature, and beauty are regularly featured. Reichardt holds a Diploma in Art and Creativity (Hons) from the Learning Connexion (Wellington) and was the recipient of the Oriel Hoskin Scholarship (2017-19).


 Kevin Osmond

Kevin Osmond

Influenced by landscape and space, Kevin Osmond's artworks explore a gamut of different phenomena — from cloud formations and water droplets to topographical configurations, celestial explosions and other investigations of space. Meticulous and experimental, he transforms the mundane into the mesmeric.

Osmond builds up complexity and interrelation from the repetition and adaptation of simple forms, utilising a wide range of materials and mediums. He captures the energy in the world around us through complex sculptures, wall-based optical artworks, meditative drawings on paper, and freehand routed panels.

Solo exhibitions by Kevin Osmond have been held at the Davidson Gallery in New York City, USA, and, most recently, at the Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney, Australia. His artworks currently reside within American, European, Australian and New Zealand art collections, and have also been exhibited at major art fairs throughout the USA, including Art Basel Miami.
Osmond has created installation artworks for a variety of London-based clients including: The Economist, Penguin Books HQ, The Royal London Hospital and Credit Suisse (Canary Wharf). In Auckland, he has been commissioned to create artworks for Massey University of New Zealand and, in 2021, he completed two monumental-scale works for the new PwC Tower at Commercial Bay on the waterfront in Auckland’s CBD.
Born in the UK, Osmond studied Fine Art in London, gaining an MA from The Royal College of Art and a BA from the Chelsea College of Art. He has been the recipient of a number of UK art prizes, including the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, the Credit Suisse First Boston Sculpture Prize, and the Penguin Books Sculpture Prize.

Throughout his career, he has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Sunday Times (UK), Urbis (NZ), Houses (NZ) and Time Out London (UK).
Osmond currently lives and works in New Zealand, and has a large studio at the Corban Estate Arts Centre in West Auckland.


 Martin Selman

Martin Selman

Martin Selman’s works are an exploration of the potent visual and inherent qualities of marble.  Aligned with antiquity and tradition, marble is exploited by Martin for its symbolic value and transported into the current age by focusing on the banality of everyday consumption. Selman can literally turn his marble carving hand to any subject matter, from traditional portraiture to the more populist articles and detritus of contemporary society. Mass-produced items like bottles and cans are canonised for posterity and contemplation.  Carved out of a medium steeped in tradition and history, they are transformed into sublime objects that are simultaneously historic and a-historic.

He is represented by Ivan Anthony Gallery in Auckland.


 Numa Mackenzie in front of his mural at the Pacifica Arts Centre

Numangatini Mackenzie

Interdisciplinary artist Numangatini Mackenzie is currently, on a temporary residency in the Auckland Central Library on the corner of Lorne and Wellesley Streets. Open for visitors, make sure you catch Numa in the Auckland CBD while you can.

Numa works in graf, tatau and mixed media installation. His practice centres around the exploration of urban space and the processes of building connections to his Pacific heritage and people. His research engages with literature on Oceanic art and museum collections, while also collaborating with living practitioners of art forms ranging from tatau, painting and spoken word to voyaging/navigation and street art. Mackenzie often responds to these experiences and sites of investigation through large public graf installations, performance and printmaking. He is actively involved in cultural heritage projects, performative acti.VA.tions, research and community development in both Aotearoa and the Cook Islands.

Mackenzie was born in Canada but relocated to his ancestral home in the Cook Islands in 2009 on a quest to more deeply understand his own culture. He is now based in Tāmaki Makaurau, from where he frequently travels around the Pacific to Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands and more, collaborating with local artists to create street art that transforms 'forgotten' areas of villages into landmarks that attract attention. Mackenzie’s murals can be found throughout the North Island of Aotearoa and he has been involved in a number of Pasifika art exhibitions and installations, including heritage projects such as the Pacific Collection Access Project co-curated with the Auckland Museum (2016).


 Image: Raymond Sagapolutele

Pita Turei

Pita Turei (Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngā Rauru Kiitahi) is a creative collaborative practitioner and multi-disciplinary artist. Turei is a local iwi advocate who has become known as a noted storyteller and respected orator connecting a new generation with the ancient histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. Turei began his career in theatre and dance, working with organisations that toured both nationally and internationally including the Adelaide Ballet, Limbs Dance Company and Taiao Dance Theatre. He has since worked widely across the creative industries and spent many years in the film industry as a director, actor and photographer while also being significantly involved with Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori On Screen.

Turei has worked on several large-scale public art projects across Tāmaki Makaurau including at the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Waterfront, Spaghetti Junction, SH20 Landscape Design and Te Wao Nui Auckland Zoo. He was a finalist in the Te Wero Bridge Design competition. Turei is currently a member of Taumata-ā-Iwi advising Auckland War Memorial Museum and joined the Waitakere Arts and Cultural Development Trust Board in 2022.




 Rosanna Raymond, photograph by Keri-Mei.

Rosanna Raymond

Sistar S’pacific aka Rosanna Raymond is an innovator of the contemporary Pasifika art scene. She is a long-standing member of the art collective, the Pacific Sisters and a founding member of the SaVAge K’lub. Over the past twenty years, Raymond’s activities have made her a notable producer of, and commentator on, contemporary Pacific Island culture in Aotearoa and internationally. She specialises in working within museums and higher education institutions.

Raymond has achieved international renown for her performances, installations, body adornment, and spoken word. A published writer and poet, her works are held by museums and private collectors throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Aotearoa. Raymond is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Archaeology at University College London and a former Chesterdale Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (2017). She was the Pacific Artist in Residence at Government House (2017) and is currently a researcher for the AUT Marsden funded project Vā Moana.




 Stephen Woodward

Stephen Woodward

Sculptor Stephen Woodward’s practice is primarily interested in the political. Working with an eclectic range of media ranging from ceramics, bronze, stone and volcanic basalt, Woodward’s sculptures are subtly integrated into, rather than being starkly imposed onto, the landscape. He presents landscape and landforms as images to critique human nature; particularly the human need to overlay everything with notions of productivity, settlement and identity.

Canadian-born, Woodward studied Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). He began marble carving in Italy working alongside artisans tasked to scale up sculptures for artists including César Baldaccini, Barry Flanagan, Helaine Blumenfeld and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Since arriving in Aotearoa in 1986, Woodward has focussed on large-scale, site-specific sculptural works and has exhibited in public events such as Sculpture on the Gulf and Sculpture in the Gardens. He has exhibited in a range of exhibitions both nationally and internationally in China, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and New Caledonia.


 Tessa Harris

Tessa Harris

Ko Kohukohunui ko Maungaroa ko Pūhanga Tohorānga Maunga
Ko Wairoa ko Waikato ko Mangatawa nga Awa
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua ko Tainui nga Waka
Ko Ngāi Tai ko Waikato ko Nga Puhi nga Iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Raukohekohe ko Ngāti Tamaoho ko Ngai Tuteauru nga Hapū
Ko Umupuia ko Whatapaka ko Pukerata nga Marae

Tessa Harris (Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki) is a weaver and multi-disciplinary artist who works with various mediums including stone, glass, wood and natural fibres from Aotearoa. Harris holds a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (Whakairo) from Te Waananga o Aotearoa. She has been weaving for over 15 years and is a member of the weaving collective Te Roopū Raranga o Tāmaki Makaurau. Harris’ stonework features hand finishing with sandstone and her designs, patterns and styles are based from traditional Mahi Kohatu (Māori stonework) under the guidance of artist Rossi McCabe. Harris been involved in various projects and exhibitions throughout Aotearoa.


 Tony Brown

Tony Brown

Tony Brown (Te Aupouri) explores his own Māori heritage and Māoritanga in his multi-disciplinary art practice. He is influenced by a keen interest in photography, particularly of Māori people at work and leisure in our society. Brown often combines photo-realism with references to traditional Māori art forms in his practice, including whakairo (carving) and tā moko (traditional Maori tattoo), which typically culminate as highly rendered drawings or paintings. 

Brown holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Auckland, Manukau School of Visual Arts (2005). Recent exhibitions include: Paneke (2019), Corban Estate Arts Centre; Swims On (2016), Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; Huahua Manu (2015), Corban Estate Arts Centre; Shadows of Legends (2014), Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; Mo Tenei Wa (2011) Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; and In Ya Face (2009) Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland.

 Tuāfale Tanoa’i

Tuāfale Tanoa’i

Tuāfale Tanoa’i: the artist formally known as Linda T. is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and is of Samoan descent (Lufilufi, Sasa’ai, Leauva’a).

During the seismic restrengthening work being undertaken on-site at Corban Estate throughout 2022, Tuāfale will be temporarily basing her studio in Whangarei, with plans to work on a range of projects that involve creating and developing new short story documentaries around the country.

Tuāfale’s career as a community documenter, DJ, independent archivist and activist has recurring gallery performance installations – the transitioning LTTV performance installation, StoryTelling as Koha: consolidating community memories & recently Spontaneous Intentionality. All involving multiple viewable screens and various focuses.

Since 2018, Tuāfale has been engaged in an ongoing series of international adventures and residencies that form the basis of a long-term research interest. Looking at art, music and queer communities in response to their cultural, societal and geographical environments.

Tuāfale is widely recognised for her generous contributions to various community groups in Aotearoa through her rigorous and insightful work as a documenter since the early 1980s. In addition to her solo practice, Tuāfale is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E. art club.

Tuāfale holds a Bachelor of Art + Design and Master of Art + Design (1st class honours) from AUT University, Auckland New Zealand. A CNZ Pacific Arts Emerging Artist award recipient in 2008 – Tautai Fale-ship Home Residency recipient in 2020.