Creativity – Retreat – Restoration

archive 2019

February 2019

EARTHSKIN CREATIVE RESIDENCY (Piha site)  Welcome to Sally Cole

Sally Cole is painter and print maker from England.Sally Cole working Wales.

The land is her inspiration. She says that to respond to and record the landscape truthfully requires time and total immersion, observing and listening, whilst being quite with the land. Her paintings develop through lengthy contemplation. She doesn’t hope to portray a swift representation but to express the deep feeling she receives from the land.

Over the years her trips to New Zealand, have challenged her received European notions of light, colour, and space. It is the contrasts in the magnitude of scale, geological differences and cultural heritage that continue to excite and inform her work. She works outside, in all weathers.

Her residency will provide her the time to further deepen her relationship and understanding of the New Zealand landscape, whilst stretching and broadening her concepts of landscape painting. While at Earthskin she will create a body of work to exhibit in New Zealand and the UK.

Please don’t hesitate to contact her:

Everyone is welcome to join our monthly Sunday at Earthskin (Piha site),  24 February 2019 at 2pm with Sally Cole. More info…

SUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN / 24 February 2019, 2 pm – Piha site

SundayAtEarthskin19SallyColewebWorking in and responding to the landscape’ with Sally Cole.

During her workshop, Sally Cole (painter and print maker from England) will share her process as an artist, working in and responding to the landscape.

She will show some of the work she has produced whilst here, at Piha, and earlier work both from the UK and previous visits to New Zealand.

She will offer a 1 hour workshop outside. No drawing or painting skill required. You will take a walk along the track to the stream and get to experiment the drawing and painting methods she uses when working outside, including the tools she chooses along the way. Basic tools and paper will be provided if you don’t have your own. After you will return to the studio and share how you all felt working outside.

Afternoon tea will conclude the gathering, so please bring a plate.

It will be held at The Waygood Foundation (9 North Piha Road, Piha) on Sunday 24 February 2019, 2 pm.

You can find out more on Sally Cole at

EARTHSKIN CREATIVE RESIDENCY (Muriwai site)  Welcome to Martin Krammer

Martin Krammer is a sculptor and painter from Austria.

20180214_174650 copySo many inspiring an exciting things happend during his stay in March and April 2018. He would love to continue in 2019. Ideas to be carried further, ideas to be realised, and of course most important: new ideas to be open for. And that is the very speziality of earthskin residency: New Inspiration.

The nature on the property is a stunning universe. A universe has no beginning and no end. Whether its the circle of the returning seasons or the fact that dead plants are preparing the ground for the new ones, there is a pattern of endless circles behind nearly every process. When the big Pohutukawa tree fell beside the yurt one night in April last year, it made a existential impression on him. It showed him what it means to be a tiny part of that big circle of nature. It did not fall on the yurt. It fell nearby and by doing so the tree gave a unique present: the most wonderful wood just one step from the studio. This tree, this wood, this present could be the starting point for the sculptural work this year.

At the end of his residency, Martin’s work will be shown at the Parnell Gallery.

Please don’t hesitate to contact him:

Everyone is welcome to join our monthly Sunday at Earthskin (Muriwai site),  24 February 2019 at 10 am with Martin Krammer. More info…


SUNDAY AT EARTHSKIN / 24 February 2019, 10 am – Muriwai site

‘Rythms in the Garden’ with Martin Krammer.SundayAtEarthskin19martinKrammer

Starting from the sculptures he allready made during his residency Martin Krammer (painter and sculptor from Austria) will give an insight of his recent work. This time it is not so much about executing ideas, it is the process and the pohutukawa that leads him. He focus on the smallest unit of the sculptor work: the beat. A very archaic process with hammer and chissel. Hundreds of beats make the rythm…………………………come and see if the sculptures are dancing by them self in the end.

This will be followed by a 1 hour workshop with an overview on how he prepares the wood and uses his tools. You will get the opportunity to experiment his sculpting methods and tools.

Lunch will conclude the gathering, so please bring a plate.

It will be held at Earthskin (171 Motutara Road, Muriwai) onSunday 24 February 2019, 10 am. Please walk down to the end of the drive way (exception can be made if required).
You can find out more on Martin Krammer at