CHUCK JOSEPH

Savage Street by Chuck Joseph

New Zealand born, educated Auckland and London. Graduate of the University of Auckland with study in Anthropology and Literature. 
Chuck Joseph co- established EDGE CITY art studio in Westmere, Auckland, NZ, and also works in Mangere Bridge.
Whether as in a recent work "Captain Cook The Opera" which is based on the true peculiar facts of history, or the adventures of Little Bull and Dog, a fiction with elements of true experience and myth blended, story telling is core to his work. A student of mythology and symbolism, his painting and sculptural ceramic incorporates his extensive knowledge of ceramic history with a fascination with popular culture, both historic and current.  

 

LOUISE RIVE

Louise Rive in the studio

New Zealand born, educated in Kaitaia, Invercargill and Auckland. Graduated BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. 

Louise Rive co-established EDGE CITY art studio in Westmere, Auckland, NZ, and also works in Mangere Bridge. Louise paints in-glaze ceramic on three dimensional sculpted forms, often wrapping the form in picture and pattern and paints in oil paint, recording events and times and has a particular interest in portrait painting. In both clay and paint Louise is an image diarist. Louise won the 2014 Portage Ceramic Awards Premier Award.