The Corner Store 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.
A recent addition to the Immersive Reality team, freelance contractor Andy brings a creative and corporate background, together with recent experience as administrator for an Auckland NGO, to the company.
“I'm looking forward to helping clients use Immersive's cutting-edge services and really appreciate the fantastic Corner Store location, which was brokered by the wonderful Life in Vacant Spaces team.”
He is also in the early stages of arranging exhibitions on behalf of several artists.
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 & ecoware
James Richardson is the founder of Sonder Leather, specialising in personalised wallets, handmade in New Zealand from sustainable kangaroo leather. In his spare time he is also the South Island Business Development Manager for Ecoware, keeping us on our sustainable toes.
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 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.
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.