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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

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