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-Gavin Mouldey

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Apocalypse Shmocalypse

All out of tea towels again, but it's not the end of the world, because there's calendar/posters instead... and they're apocalypse themed. Available at dittybox. There's some new art prints too (also apocalyptic) in store, and landscapes, and mini paintings, and big ones, and dinosaurs. Little paintings of BIG dinosaurs over little cities.

Closed friday 23rd, reopening Jan 7th.
Happy new apocalypse, and joyeux Noel Mouldey.

Love Gavin.

click for a better look...

Monday, 14 November 2011

Pat attack

Patrick Cush's work will be coming down soon, so bowl up to the gallery before they're gone forever!

Here's some peeks, but 2d monitors don't do them justice. Nobody paints fat, textural paint like Patrick paints fat, textural paint.

click them for a bigger view.

Secret doo-doo

It's a magical poop that grants wishes. Nobody's mentioned this in the gallery yet. perhaps it's too well hidden.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Tea towels sold out, made more, sold out, now more again...

This batch is a big one, so should last a good while. Thanks to the fantastic Thomas The Screenprinter at Workshy in lovely Shelley Bay.
In store, come get one. I'll throw in the cute ribbon gratis.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

more opening pics

Mmm, seems this post was a victim to Gmork. I'll remedy it some time soon. Imagine lots of happy people looking at stuff.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

opening squeeze

I finished hanging and cleaning (and painting) the works about five minutes before five, just in time for the first early arrivers (Thanks for the bubbles and flower Bronny and family). Then had to awkwardly shuffle while others arrived as I waited for Rosie to bring down the food, drinks, and a change of clothes for me.

Thanks to everyone who came along, and listened to my awkward speech in which I forgot to thank everyone but Rosie. I meant to say how vital my Dad was in conceiving and building the sliding wall panels, along with the window display wall. Also, Hannah for helping on the day and evening, Bronny and Simon for their help and lending a painting and ladder, all the ladies of my family for coming from the wopwops to visit (Mum, Nana, Aunty, Cuzz, and Sis for washing up and bringing the boys), Siren for being a choice framer, Jono and Aaron for transporting food, Blue Belle for the pizza... And I did manage to thank Fabian and Pat for providing their art to help fill the gallery.

Here's some snaps...

Sunday, 16 October 2011


I spent two nights drawing this intricate map of Island bay and the surrounding areas, then got it to Thomas at Artisan Screenprinters just in time to have 30 printed for the opening. 24hrs later and we're all out. So here they are, and were. More coming soon...

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

For Bronny and Simon, and Jack

A couple of commissions from the Wellington coast. Oil on board...
And Acrylic on board...

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Ka kite ano Stichbury

I finally took the Stichbury signage down from the shopfront. If you want to know where Miss Stichbury has moved to, she's packed up all her gear and gone into cyberspace, like the Lawnmower Man. You can find her and her choice clothes at

After some toing and froing over different tints of white paint, we got two coats done. One more to go today.

Clearing the cobwebs

A dittybox is a small box used by seafarers to hold their keepsakes, small tools, and mementos.

After toying with the name "Elephand Vs Peanut", my partner Rosie and I decided on dittybox as the name for our gallery and studio in Island Bay. I've taken over the lease at 139 The Parade, now I just need to paint the walls, and put something on them. Rosie's knitting up a fluffy storm of tea coseys, and I'm getting messy with oil paints.

In the meantime, if anyone should stumble upon this blog and this post is still at the top, you can view some of my illustration and animation-design work at

And for now, here's a dittybox erupting with as-yet-indefinable contents...