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Masterton ~ Te Waonui a Tāne This is the largest of 4 sections painted in Masterton for the Kokomai Festival. The last section I planned to freestyle until I met Maxine Hemi author of Ngārara Haurau. A children’s book that tells the story of a Taniwha (Ngārara Haurau) who escaped from his cave in Waimarama and began a path of total destruction all the way down to the Wairarapa where he was eventually trapped, beheaded and defeated. His body that was left to lay became the Tararua mountains. So in the last section I paid homage to the legend by including elements from the story and of course the Taniwha hiding in his cave… As I was finishing the mural one of the elders from the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae stopped by and said he’d bless the wall since he was in town and also named the wall Te Waonui a Tāne. Tāne is the forest god who separated earth and sky and let light into the world. Making all these organic unplanned connections at the wall was humbling and super inspiring. Thanks Masterton and especially Jo Beetham


Rā Maumahara ⚔️ Saturday was New Zealand’s first official day of remembrance - Rā Maumahara - as a day dedicated to remembering the New Zealand wars. This work is my own representation of the bloody battle Haowhenua (named after the Pa site) that occurred in 1834 right here at this exact place. Haowhenua was fought between local and newly displaced migrating iwi’s from around the North Island - Ngati Raukawa, multiple iwi from Taranaki (Ngati Tama, Ngati Haupoto hapu and Ngati Ruanui to name a few) as well as members from Waikato iwi coming to help fight. Fighting was fierce and many died. An uneasy and short truce was signed between Te Ati Awa and Ngati Ruakawa but in 1839 another battle broke out further down the Kapiti coast. October 28th was the date chosen for Rā Maumahara as this coincides with the date of the Declaration of Independence signed in 1835. The exact middle of the piece is where the two sides collided in battle and each side is the opposing groups battling each other. The colours representing blood, flesh bone, muskets and various weapons used in fighting.


2017 October ~ Masterton


2017 September ~ Collage and construction of found elements


2017 September ~ Rural life


2017 ~ Wellington Electricity


2017 July ~ The Courtyard Reading Cinemas Wellington


2017 May ~ Collaboration with Paper Rain Projects


2017 April ~ Collaboration with Cisco Skateboards Brasil


2017 March ~ Cambodian Childrens Fund ~ Phom Penh Cambodia


2017 March ~ Boon Arts Festival Hamilton


2017 March ~ Commission for a close family member


2016 December ~ Mashup


2016 December ~ Colour Theory


2016 November ~ Aro Valley Community Centre Mural


2016 October ~ Graffiato Taupo


2016 June ~ Dunedin International Airport


2016 April ~ Curitiba Brasil


Giclee Print available ~ email for details seanduffell@gmail.com


2016 February ~ Commission Skateboard



2015 October ~ Waimate High School


2015 August ~ Wellington ~ for One Percent Collective


2015 June ~ Accommodation trade at Rooms@Krabi Thailand


2015 April ~ Lower Hutt ~ ANZAC



2015 January ~ Wellington Tuatara


2014 December ~ Dunedin


2014 October ~ Dunedin Street Art Festival


2013 May Tumeke Ideas But Ever Enough Time