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:

Bethells Lake 1926

giclee print on archival stock My Great Grandfather was an amazing pencil and water colour artist. He spent many days admiring and recreating our lands spectacular scenery. Bethells Beach, on Auckland’s West Coast, was one of his favourite places to

Bethells 1926

Albert Hansen-Knarhoi (30/11/1876 – 07/04/1957) giclee print on archival stock My Great Grandfather was an amazing pencil and water colour artist. He spent many days admiring and recreating our lands spectacular scenery. Bethells Beach, on Auckland’s West Coast, was one

Kakariki Original

1000 x 1200 x 35mm acrylic paint, metallic ink, glass paint, foil, lacquer and varnish on hoop pine plywood He wears his crown with pride, this little whipper-snapper of life. Like natures highlighter pen, he leaves his mark across a cloudless

Kakariki

400 x 400mm 30 limited edition giclee print on archival stock He wears his crown with pride, this little whipper-snapper of life. Like natures highlighter pen, he leaves his mark across a cloudless sky. A neon bundle of energy with a personality

Pania & Dragon

560 x 380mm 1/50 limited edition arrival screen print on 300gsm fabriano stock 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 big greedy

Home Sweet Home

560 x 380mm 1/50 limited edition arrival screen print on 300gsm fabriano stock 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, holds

Year of the Horse

210mm x 145mm press print with gold foil on 300gsm archival stock 140 in edition RRP $95 inc gst 2014 being Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac, I thought it relevant to do this little piece acknowledging that.

The Big Egg Hunt

Here’s a sneak peek of the giganormous egg Shane has just finished. It will be part of ‘The Big Egg Hunt’ which launches on the 21st of March this year. Funds raised from the sale of the Eggs go to

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