Home Sweet Home

1800mm x 1200mm x 55mm acrylic, metallic paint & varnish on hoop pine plywood No matter where we come from, what our heritage, we all have a place that is our ancestral home. Our distance, be it physical or emotional,

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

Oma Rapeti

SOLD OUT 100mm x 130mm 50 limited edition prints This print is dedicated to Rangi Rabbit, Peter Rabbit’s estranged brother. It was done especially for dinner guests that attended the Artist Evening held at Vinnies by Geoff Scott on the

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

I AM MIXED MEDIA

SOLD 1200mm x 1400mm foil, wood gel, wax, acrylic, glitter and lacquer on hoop pine plywood I am mixed media. I am of Chinese, Maori, Scottish, Danish and English descent. I am unable to speak Chinese. I am unable to

Kotuku Oval

500mm x 650mm 30 limited edition archival giclee prints it is he the white spirit translucent in the ancient mist it is he the white spirit handsome in the dazzling sun it is he the white spirit watching over piopiotahi

Dance of the Hiwihiwi

485mm x 710mm 30 limited edition archival giclee prints Dance of the Hiwihiwi Oh little fish, I see you dance You speckled little beauty Me oh my, you wear it well Pink, green, purple, brown With your partner, I see

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

Pania & Dragon Original

SOLD 1200 x 1000mm acrylic, metallic ink, foil, lacquer and varnish on hoop pine plywood Oh bless the little girl who sits and feeds the little dragon Does she not see the danger? Look at his large toothy grin, his

7th May, Shane Hansen Dinner Event

Hot on the heels of the Royal Tour, where a gift created by Shane Hansen was presented to HRH Prince George, he celebrates his first show for the year in style. Curated by Trent Rule, Owner of Momentum Gallery &

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 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: