Geoff Noble Kiwi Commission

Recently the Trust has had this 1000 x 800 mm artwork commissioned by South Island Artist Geoff Noble. Geoff has a reputation for attention to detail, this combined with his fine art training has allowed him to create this fantastic reproduction of a Western Brown Kiwi, the complex colours of their feathers and the native Taranaki bush. The Trust will be auctioning this original artwork in July, if you wish to be advised of the auction date and details please email our Trust Manager at [email protected].

Or you can purchase your own print, in a choice of three sizes here at our online shop.

More about Geoff Noble

Born and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand, Geoff grew up with an attraction to form and paint an art teacher who nurtured this attracted and set him on a path to realise his potential. After meeting other artists and became completely immersed in painting, producing work for group shows, a number of public pieces and secured a part time job for one of NZ’s most exciting and successful contemporary Artists, who shared his knowledge about the industry and the dedication it takes to achieve your goals. During Geoff’s four years in Christchurch he worked out of a little studio producing paintings for a number of exhibitions in C4 gallery, the Harvest Gallery in Lyttleton, and a variety group shows around the local art scene.

A break away from the city scene and move to a very small and remote town on the West Coast allowed him delve into self discovery. Setting up a studio and producing work for his biggest solo show at the Left Bank Gallery. There were also paintings and woodcuts in shows at COCA gallery and RED Gallery and annual group shows that Geoff himself organised for local community artists in Karamea.

Now with a young family to support, the Tasman Bay area was attractive. Working for the World of Wearable Art as a creative designer and prop builder, and then as a technician at and Art School for 5 years. Geoff believes that being made redundant by forced staff cuts was the best thing for his career. He could again really apply himself to paint every day and immerse himself in the production and exploration of art, predominantly painting.

So Tahuna Studios was formed – to support the full-time application to serious painting. From a warehouse in Nelson Geoff has had success in commercial commissions such as a 30m x 4.5 high mural (Brightwater) and exhibitions at Reflections Gallery (WOW), Equilibrium Gallery, Red Gallery, Fishbowl gallery plus shows in Auckland at Estuary arts, Sitka, Lopdell House and many more. Successes include runner up in the 2012 NZ mural Art awards, first place in the Art in Windows (Arts Festival) and won the Lisa Grennel Top of the South Art Award. (Impressions Art Awards). Geoff was also featured in the NZ Artist magazine in the March/April 2015 issue.

Since then Geoff has been busy with many roles co-ordinating and participating in visual arts projects around New Zealand, being the artist in residence at the Nelson Art Festival 2018, commissions for many private clients, the Kaiteriteri Recreation and Reserves group, a huge mural for the Eddy Line Brewery along with the constant studio works for exhibitions which he is now doing from his new studio in Kaikoura.

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