SALT LANE STUDIOS residents
We're stoked to be 'home' to a great bunch of resident creatives and artists. Find out more about them below:
JOSH BRADSHAW (UNCLE HAROLD)
Uncle Harold is a Christchurch based visual artist and illustrator heavily influenced by the subversive works of underground artists who pioneered the merging of skate culture and art.
Employing the same approach to skating, in seeing the potential of an object to be transformed into something other than its intended use, Uncle Harold’s work chronicles his daily life.
Immersive Reality founder Nick Keyse, graduated with a Bachelor of Design in 2004. His process predominately involves pushing the boundaries of graphics technology to create unique results. A dedicated practitioner, Nick's output already attracts blue chip clients and he is committed to continually delivering excellent work.
His personal “Eternity Spirals” practice has generated significant, early acclaim and is therefore well-positioned to engage with a wider audience in future.
James richardson / Sonder leather
James Richardson is the founder of Sonder Leather, specialising in personalised wallets, handmade in New Zealand from sustainable kangaroo leather.
After a career within the banking and corporate environment, Viv completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2016.
An artist working predominantly in painting, her practice is varied often including photography, print-making and elements of sculpture.
Thematically, much of her work continues to explore and evoke ideas about how identity, connection, trace, residue and belonging can be constituted through place.
While completing her Postgraduate studies in Fine Arts Hannah founded In Situ Photo Project. The vision for In Situ, Hannah's overarching reason for being and in turn the plan for Salt Lane Studios (previously The Corner Store) is to keep talented and intelligent individuals in Christchurch by providing opportunities for emerging artists by showcasing their work.
Her personal photographic practice considers the genres of fine art and documentary, attempting to communicate the psychological landscape and social-political environment through images.
JEN ARNOLD (HOOP DESIGN)
Jen was once a nurse and is now an Interior Designer and mum to two wonderful twin boys, Rupert and Billy.
Hoop Design does amazing things and is generally so busy playing with floor plank samples that they don’t need to advertise for new work.
Rattle & Strum (Caleb, Chris & Sarena)
Rattle & Strum are a boutique and independent music management agency based in Christchurch that books live music in for events, functions weddings as well as a number of bars and restaurants.
They will find the right musicians for whatever your brief and ensure, everything goes off without a hitch and good vibes abound!
Jen McBride (JN CREATIVE)
Jn Creative is the studio practice of Jen McBride, a designer with international experience across a multitude of disciplines including branding & identity development, TVC & print campaigns, publication design, digital & web design, illustration and art direction.
Jen has worked across the Asia Pacific region, including a role as Senior Art Director for leading international agencies, Bates 141 & Ogilvy Action, in Cambodia. There she headed a creative team and provided creative direction for major 360° campaigns – covering digital, print and TVCs – for clients such as Unilever.
Now based in Christchurch, Jen has worked on projects with clients such as Whitebait Media, the UN, NZ artbroker, Gap Filler, SiloStay, Filigree Fine Jewels, Field Studio, Little River Gallery, Underground Coffee, and Dress for Success.
Johnny Gibson (Neat Places, Nostalgia Festival)
Neat Places is a guide to all the big and beautiful, small and secluded, hustling, bustling favourite spots around New Zealand. From brand spankin’ new cafes to dusty thrift stores, we put everything neat in one easy place.
Nestled in the heart of Heathcote Valley, Nostalgia unites the community through the magic of music, showcasing a curated selection of feel-good New Zealand and international artists. Wind through the vintage festival streets to discover incredible local food, craft drinks, roving theatre, markets and more.
Rachael Welfare (Life in Vacant Spaces)
Rachael is the Director of Life in Vacant Spaces, a charity that matches landowners and vacant spaces with anyone who has a cool idea.
Rachael has been in Christchurch for nearly four years and is definitely a convert - she lives by the beach, has a Great Dane called Ludo and loves the opportunities this beautiful city has to offer!