About us


Empty Spaces, the project is lucky to have the creative input from these successful artists whom, are all exceptional in their chosen fields.

Brigid Allan is a painter and teacher. Brigid is the  funding developer and coordinator of this not for profit community art project.

Dan Ormsby is a Ngati Maniapoto maori artist. Daniel is a practising Ta Moko and tattoo artist, wood carver, painter, sculptor and teacher.

Denise FortDenise Fort

Based in Raglan, Denise Fort is an Industrial Designer by trade. However, over the last 8 years Denise has focused on her illustration.

Whether on paper, ceramics, jewellery, commissions or large walls,  Denise’s illustration can be seen all over the world.

Jeremy Shirley

Jeremy ShirleyWith over 20 years of experience, Jeremy’s creative roles have included tutoring art for the Department of Corrections, Waikato Museum Team Leadership and the successful completion of numerous visual art commissions.                                                      Enjoying the physicality and transformational aspects of painting large scale in the outdoors, Jeremy has increasingly focused on this form of art. Enough energy to fill a zoo, we are grateful to this man on our team !

ali Ali Selliman a tattoo artist and illustrator, based in Hamilton at Flax Roots Tattoo, Ali Selliman enjoys how his job can carry him to different cultures. An artist in is own right Ali is also a member of the Underwater Collective.