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Level 1/ 1 Dowling Street
Dunedin 9016

contemporary painting, illustration and textile design


paintings, drawings and textiles

painting, drawings, textiles, contemporary art


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upon layers

Kirsty Warman

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Upon Layers, 2018. Acrylic on canvas - 1200 x 1200 mm

“I want to fall to sleep with you, 
and I could care less
whether it is in
layers upon layers
of clothing
or only our skin -
all I really want is to wake up
not knowing
where I end and you begin.”

- Beau Taplin, ‘A Goodnight’

Upon Layers is on its way to Sydney to its new owners x

upcoming exhibition - in the hope these sentiments ricochet

Kirsty Warman

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Around this precious world,
I observe crude rhetoric and regard the current provocative language threatening civil liberties.
I think about marginalised peoples and contemplate life journeys that metaphorically can be perilous and deadly, perhaps beautiful and uplifting, from the humdrum to the bright lights.
These painted figures are a reflection of my thoughts.
— Kirsty Warman
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Oneself, acrylic on canvas - 700 x 700 mm framed

I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are still together.
— Warsan Shire
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I belong to myself, acrylic on paper (hot pressed paper 640 gsm) - 750 x 1050 mm framed

I really wanted to take her photo, so I walked up to the nearest adult and asked. ‘Does she belong to you?’ Suddenly the music stopped and I heard: ‘I belong to myself’!
— Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York

For sales availablity please contact, 

Luella Raj

Kina NZ Design + Artspace

101 Devon Street West

New Plymouth

New Zealand

+64 6759 1201

frankly (I would rather be alone)

Kirsty Warman

'There are certain half-dreaming moods of minds in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveriers and build our air castles undisturbed.' - Washington Irving, The Sleepy Hollow

frankly (I would rather be alone), acrylic on linen - 450 x 450 mm framed

to be seen, but not heard, 2017

Kirsty Warman

To be seen, but not heard 2017
acrylic on canvas
900 x 900 mm

This painting is included in the exhibition Miscellanea, a joint show alongside Jane Shriffer opening 8th April at The Artists Room, 2 Dowling Street, Dunedin from 12 noon - 2 pm