Creatures, ROAR! Gallery, Wellington


I am thrilled to join Rieko Woodford Robinson, Annie Collins, Vaune Mason and other Wellington artists at  ROAR! gallery in a group show called Creatures in May 2016!
“There will be drawings, etchings, fabricated animals in wire and fabric, from a wide selection of talented artists including large wooden carvings by the artist Michael Angelo whose inspiration “comes from the spiritual aspects of Nature. “

The exhibition is open from May 5th – 31th.
Opening is on  Thursday May 5th – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

ROAR! gallery is at 189 Vivian Street, (near the corner of Vivian & Victoria St) Wellington City.

Event on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


InsideOUT Fundraiser, Matchbox Gallery – Wellington


InsideOUT works to make New Zealand Aotearoa a safer place for young people of diverse genders and sexualities, so when I was asked to donate an artwork to a fundraiser art auction I was happy to do so : ).

The exhibition runs from the 17th-23rd August at Matchbox Studios, 166 Cuba Street -Wellington. The auction is on Friday 21st from 6pm. Entertainment and refreshments provided.

… > Event page on Facebook

Here is a sneak peak of my painting.

identities-01, painting by minu

Identities #1

Acrylic painting on recycled wood.
60 x 40 cm

identities-01, painting by minu

identities-01, painting by minu



Tiny Travelling Gallery, Depot Artspace – Devonport, Auckland


I am very pleased to be part of the Tiny Travelling Gallery’s visit at the Depot Artspace in Devonport, Auckland with three new – tiny – pieces from the Night Forest series – Where strange creatures wander through the endless Night Forest landscape sending and receiving cryptic messages.

The exhibition is open from July 18 @ 2:00 pmAugust 5 @ 3:00 pm

More info can be found on  Depot Artspace’s website or the Tiny Travelling Gallery’s website.



Flock Together Group Show, Soul Gallery Hamilton

Flock Together Group Show in Hamilton

I am very pleased to be part of Flock together at Soul Gallery in Hamilton. You will find some new work – Drypoint prints and acrylic paintings on recycled wood – from the Night Forest series – Where strange creatures wander through the endless Night Forest landscape sending and receiving cryptic messages. –  as well as some favourites form 2011 to 2014.

More info on Soul Gallery’s Facebook Event page.



Drypoint print by minu Painting by minu

New online tutorial ‘Acrylics on wood panel’


A couple of weeks ago I started on new paintings for an exhibition in February using Fluid Acrylics on wood panels. I took pictures and added notes on techniques and mediums … in case somebody might find this helpful ^_^… Acrylics on wood panel, Part 1 and Part 2.



Toi Pōneke Residents’ Affordable Christmas Show 2013

Toi Pōneke Residents’ Affordable Christmas Show 2013

Toi Pōneke celebrates eight years of providing artists a place to work and develop their creative practice with an end of year exhibition – the Toi Poneke Residents’ Affordable Christmas Show.

This year 17 artists come together to reveal an eclectic array of artwork including paintings, drawings, prints, posters, jewellery and an installation. Works will be sold on a ‘cash and carry’ basis so buyers can make art purchases and take them out the door as they go.

Those in the exhibition are: Birgit Bachler, Pam Brabants, David Brown,Yoannah Dieudonne, Sally Griffin, Jane Hyder, Pam Jorgensen, Nick Keller, Alison Lewis, Jeanne Macaskill, Micoze, minu, Tina Smith, Vaune Mason, Darlene Stitched, Mark Wallis and Keri-Mei Zagrobelna.

Opening Tuesday 10 December 5.30pm
Exhibition runs 11 – 20 December.

Minu Open Studio Sunday, 26 May 2013

Meet minu at Toi Poneke’s Open Studio Day on Sunday May 26, 2013

Minu Open Studio Sunday, 26 May 2013

Come-by and say Hello at the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Open Day on Sunday, 26 May 2013, 11:00 until 16:00, at 61-69 Abel Smith Street in Wellington. There will be printing demonstrations, prints and soft toys for sale at 20% off, as well as proofs and sketches*). My studio is No. 18 on the second floor. There are lots of other activities and open studios at Toi Poneke, for a full list see the Facebook event page.

I am looking forward to seeing you!

Event: Minu Open Studio as part of the Toi Poneke Open Studio Day
Where: Studio 18 (north-west corner, 2nd floor) Toi Poneke, 61 Abel Smith St, Wellington, New Zealand
When: Sunday, 26 May 2013, 11:00 until 16:00

*) If you would like to buy something please remember to bring cash as I don’t have eftpos ^_^…

Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet at The Framers Gallery, London

Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet

I am participating in Mail Me Art*) 2013. All mail art will be on display at the ‘Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet’ at The Framers Gallery, London, from 30th July – 3rd August 2013, and the new book will be available to buy and browse as well ^_^.

Mail me Art 2013 minu submission

Minu Mail Me Art Submission 2013 (Little Red Cap)

*) Mail Me Art is a project that has brought together an international community of artists and illustrators, amateur and professional alike, through art in the form of mail.

**) I just heard that Little Red Cap arrived save and sound!


Forest Dreams No.1 and No.2 now available online.

Forest Dream No.1, Drypoint by minu

Forest Dreams No.1


Forest Dreams No.2, Drypoint by minu

Forest Dreams No.2

Forest Dreams No.2 and Forest Dreams No.1, both part of the The Wolf and The Fox exhibition are  now available online at (New Zealand and Australia) and (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and  (UK, USA, Canada and everywhere else).

^_^… getting there!

Xmas Break 2012/13

I will be on holiday from Dec 23, 2012 to Jan 13, 2012.

I will be at the minu studio on Saturday December 22, 2012 for last minute pick-ups ^_^…


The Wolf and the Fox, Photo-set

The Wolf and the Fox

Photos from “The Wolf and the Fox” at Thistle Hall in December 2012. The full photo set(s) are available  on Flickr  or Facebook ^_^…


The Wolf and the Fox


The Wolf and the Fox, Thistle Hall, Wellington

Forest Dreams No.1 , print by minu

Forest Dreams No.1 , print by minu 

All the better to see you by Rieko

All the better to see you by Rieko

Wellington based artist Rieko and minu welcome you to their show “The Wolf and The Fox” and invite you to step inside the world of their creatures and creations. The show will include new work in oil, acrylic, works on paper, plush creatures and sculptures set side by side.

The fairytale characters in Rieko’s portraits seem to be reluctant to reveal their stories. Her anthropomorphic animals are placed in sceneries that seem to be taken from almost forgotten childhood tales. Both subjects have a curious nature giving the viewer a window into their character and feelings. Her acrylic paintings are influenced by the pop surrealism movement, while maintaining a romantic innocence. Originally from Japan, and now based in Wellington, Rieko studies at Inverlochy Art School and this is her second exhibition.

Minu’s creations are influenced by European folk tales and traditional book illustration, as well as the contemporary illustrations in pop and street art culture. Her cute characters reveal an often melancholic and almost mischievous side at the second glance. Originally from Germany, Minu now works as an illustrator, printmaker and toymaker in Wellington. Her work is known from her participation in several group shows in Wellington, as well as her appearances at the New Zealand Artshow in 2010 and 2011. Her prints and toys are available in selected galleries and online.

The show opens on Tuesday 4 December at 6:00pm and will be open from December 5 – 9 2012, 11am until 7pm. Thistle Hall is located in the Upper Cuba area at the corner of Cuba and Arthurs Street.

Event: “The Wolf and The Fox” Paintings, Prints and Fairytales Creature
Where: Thistle Hall is located in the Upper Cuba area at the corner of Cuba and Arthurs Street
When: Opening Tuesday 4 December at 6:00pm, open from December 5 – 9 2012, 11am until 7pm.


Red Shoes, by Rieko

Wolf Spirit, plush by minu

Wolf Spirit, plush by minu 

Sour Grapes by Rieko

Sour Grapes by Rieko


Tea with wolf, print by minu

Tea with wolf, print by minu 


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