Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Ministry of Art and Design

Candlesticks by MoAD at Essenze, Parnell

Candlesticks by MoAD at Essenze, Parnell

These two candlesticks on a polished surface were too tempting at the Urbis Design Day. The display was at Essenze in Parnell (285 Parnell Road), the work is by MoAD (Ministry of Art and Design, a creative collective founded by Zekiah Heath and Aroha Lewin). Here is the manifesto from the MoAD website:

To enhance and encourage growth and innovation in the NZ craft/object creative sector by delivering high quality arts experience that a local and international market.

To support and nurture emerging designers and design brands by providing networking and business opportunities in a professional environment.

To celebrate artists and designers who are acknowledged for the quality of their work.

Strong emphasis is placed on quality rather than quantity and encouraging people to buy NZ made.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. 'Tsuki

    The quality of the reflection is really amazing : it is so neat ! I like also the composition, with those reflections so shorter that looks a little compressed… Colors are great too : Pink and black rules !

  2. Sylvia Kirkwood

    The quality is indeed amazing! I had to look once, turn away and look again because I wasn’t sure I could believe what I was seeing!! Mind boggling, breathtaking reflections, superb composition! Gorgeous colors, too. Hope you have a great weekend, Paul!


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