Art & Sculpture
our binding spirit.
Our Journey in the arts and sculpture space
Our first cultural sculpture project was a pou conceived by Inia te Wiata, head carver to Kīngi Tūheitia, and fabricated for Tainui Group Holdings, to stand at the entrance to Te Awa at the Base shopping precinct in Hamilton.
Due to the difficulty in providing a costing for the intricate head of the pou this part was gifted to mark its cultural significance to the Roa whānau through the connection to Tainui. This was the start of an entire new division within Longveld.
We have been working with local artists, iwi, hapū and commercial operators for several years in this space and have become a highly trusted brand.
Our portfolio extends from directly working with individual artists, to working with central government agencies, local government and civil works contractors on artwork as part of national roading projects.
We work hard to understand and interpret an artist’s vison, often working only from a sketch, and then translate this into commercially viable and fit-for-purpose public art works of significance.
wairua & mauri |
life force & spirit
Our portfolio includes pieces by renowned New Zealand artists Fred Graham , Brett Graham , and Eugene Kara. The mauri, or life force, and wairua, or spirit, of these works is felt and shared by the people we work with and our team that build the work and this has deeply imprinted a connection to our wider community.