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We are

we are a cross cultural, team based in Austria, UK and now cross-Atlantic…

Helen (1963) and Ngaio (1966) Macfarlane
born Hastings, New Zealand
crossed the world on the steam ship Oriana in 1967-68
grew up in Windermere, Lake District – North West England

both started out in search of serious artistic expression together at the tender ages of 9 and 6 when they painted pictures all over their bedroom door. As nobody seemed to mind, they carried on with the back of the door, the rest of the doors in the house and then the stairs, the passage way and….

When they moved house as teenagers they filled the walls in their new bedroom with murals.

Helen went on to draw and paint also creating murals, outdoor paintings in fire places and walls in the uk and in castles, balconies and walls in Austria, Germany, Cyprus and the USA.

Ngaio stuck to developing her skills on canvas and paper of all kinds over the next few decades.

Since leaving the walls of their childhood, Helen and Ngaio both have carried on separate paths of art discovery which occasionally cross…


Read the opening speech made by  Rupert Gredler, artist and our curator for the “Sororal Diversity” exhibition, whose stirring words completely encapsulated our diverse selves and art worlds and also gave us much direction to continue on our artistic path together.