Ahem, it’s a long story…
Our lives became intertwined after we met in a Melbourne creative warehouse in 2012. Luka was studying for a Diploma in Graphic Design & Illustration, Tun was traveling with his group of brothers and artists Donker Collective, they settled in Melbourne to create a collective body of work on canvas together and organise events which marry art exhibitions with techno/house parties, which they are known for in Holland.
Joining forces as twin flames, we traveled together for three years, with our thirst to create art our guide and pursuit, brushes, pencils and liners in hand, learning from and collaborating with a kaleidoscopic cast of humankind in Asia, Australia, and Europe. The perspective-shifting, challenging experience of living the nomadic-artist life provided a plethora of inspiration and cross-cultural insights, which we poured back into our art, and our art then led us to the next dimension, which solidified as our common goal to create a physical space for collaborative creation to flourish within.
As well as working on creating visual art (drawings, paintings, murals, graphic design, illustration, festival installations) we are busy with plants, landscaping our land inspired by permaculture philosophy, harvesting, gathering, planting, using local, recycled and second-hand materials for our renovations and furnishings. We have accommodation available for guests, and an artist in residence. Presently we are busy parents with our little boy/apprentice/performer/koala Kaya.
We also offer retreats for creatives living/traveling in NZ, accommodation in a little cabin in the garden, studio space, sharing plenty of good food and company in exchange for helping us on our projects. We are also open to workaway/wwoofer-style help. If you are interested, feel free to contact us.