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QP Mask ROYGBIV

480mm w x 600mm h x 250mm d sculpted tooling board finished in marine grade polyurethane and sealed Seven colours of the rainbow, one mask in each colour, starting with pantone yellow. These represent the uniqueness of our mixed cultural

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Shane looks jaded (which he is not, as he is so pleased and emotional to have the work installed, it’s just he had a late sleepless night from another great event the night before) as he stands by his new

QP ROYGBIV Mask

480mm w x 600mm h x 250mm d sculpted tooling board finished in marine grade polyurethane and sealed Seven colours of the rainbow, one mask in each colour, starting with pantone yellow. These represent the uniqueness of our mixed cultural

The Royal Gift

A big thanks to Avanti for giving Shane the opportunity to create a piece of a artwork for His Royal Highness Prince George. It was presented at the Grand Opening of the Avantidrome in Cambridge on the 12th April, 2014.

The Royal Visit

A big thanks to Avanti for giving Shane the opportunity to create a piece of a artwork for His Royal Highness Prince George. It was presented at the Grand Opening of the Avantidrome in Cambridge on the 12th April, 2014.

The Big Adventure

The Avanti Lil Ripper was presented to the Duke of Cambridge by Avanti New Zealand founder John Struthers at the official opening ofthe Avantidrome in Cambridge today. The bike features a bespoke design by Shane Hansen, one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. John Struthers, Avanti founder, said it is a privilege to gift one of Avanti’s popular children’s bikes to Prince George on his inaugural visit to New Zealand. “Avanti is honoured to be presenting the Lil Ripper to the Royal family and we’re sure, as with all new parents, it will be exciting for theDuke and Duchess to see their son riding his first bike. We understand a child’s first bike has always been a significant event in any family.” “It is a pleasure to be part of the official opening of the Avantidrome. Avanti is committed to cycling in New Zealand and to continuallydesigning bikes with leading edge technology, for family recreation through to high performance cycling teams. We are excited that thisnew world-class facility will cater to these groups,” he said. The Avanti Lil Ripper’s lightweight alloy frame, wheels and no pedals is perfect for teaching balance and confidence in the early years oflearning to ride. Integrating bespoke artwork personalised the bike for the Royal family and will be a reminder of their time in New Zealand. Artist Shane Hansen said the Big Adventure design was aptly named because a bike signified a “big adventure” for young and old alike. “The design was created to represent Prince George’s first visit to New Zealand and in a bigger context, his future journey through life.Maori motifs signify the planting of seeds, the nurturing and growing of relationships and connection to the people of this land. Theflowing nature of the design creates movement, helping to carry Prince George forward and negotiate life’s ups and downs, with a balanced approach,” he said. A replica of the Prince’s bike has been made as a reminder of the Royal visit and will be on display at the Avantidrome. Avanti Bikes Check out the article and pics here:

The Big Egg Hunt

SOLD This Year I celebrate LOVE. Love of Aotearoa, a nation of mixed heritage, lifestyles and beliefs. We came to this land seeking a better life for ourselves and our offspring. Tangata Whenua to Tauiwi (immigrant) we all reside under

Perfect Match

 SOLD This piece is part of a Charity Art Auction raising funds for Amnesty International. Each artist was provided with a matchbox that they had to creatively interpret the theme ‘Chasing the Dream’. ‘Perfect Match’ is about chasing the dream

Wairua Kotuku Art Car

  4857 x 2197 x 1776mm 3M performance vinyl Yes, the Kotuku, in many ways, is an avian version of the X5 Performance Edition. Both instinctively attract gazes wherever they go and have luxury as a standard offering. With stunning

Tui Pure art car

4615 x 1804 x 1424mm 3M performance vinyl If the Tui was a car, the M3 Pure Coupe is what he would be! The beauty of dynamics is at play here with the artwork for the M3 being created around

Native Aotearoa ‘sneak peek’

With the opening event at Team McMillan Ltd, Newmarket on Wednesday the 5th June, the BMW art cars are well on the way. Here’s a sneak peek of the M3 Pure and the X5 detailing. Mind the dribble on the

Native Aotearoa Collection

The Native Aotearoa Collection is underway and due to be launched on Wednesday the 5th June @ Team McMillan in Newmarket. You’ll get to see two of  BMWs ultimate driving machines all decked out in Shane’s signature style art, along