Wednesday 21 August 2019

The History of Flat Earth by Eric Dubay

In 2016 I discovered Eric Dubay's 200 proofs the Earth is not a spinning ball. It changed my life, I spent two years looking at the many flat earth videos that Eric Dubay's seminal work inspired and finally got baptised and now am doing the Christian thing and wondering at the gullibility of people in general and the utter corruption and arrogance of our rulers. What a World... and I go about in the World, the bit I live in, and thank the Lord for his beautiful creation and wonder at it's complexity and harmony

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Life Drawing Class at Waikino Hall

 Art School Waihi is up and running. It is a new day and energy is being put into Art School Waihi and it is all good.. :)

Saturday 7 July 2018

Shin Nihon Zokei press restoration

 This press was bought at auction by Jo, a designer, who arranged for me to pick it up and restore it for her. 
No problem. Here it is at Classic Etching Presses press hospital waiting for the clean up and replacement of all the missing bits
                                                                     New paint
                             Above; finished and posing in my studio and below working in Jo's studio                   

Friday 29 December 2017

Sarah's addition to the Mural Gallery

 Sarah is an Art History major from Berkley, San Fransisco. I helped her realize one of her tiny originals up large at the Mural Gallery. Outdoors and Summer and just around the corner from our favourite bar.. 
Four days of fun

Thursday 26 October 2017

Etching Press for Sale

Brand new and also over 100 years old. A working paradox, bed 605x1200, same size felts, delivery to your door anywhere. Enquiries:

Thursday 3 August 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

The Art of Bird Catching

 In order to catch your bird you will need three things: One is toast and honey, Two is a good bird-dog and Three is leave the kitchen door open.. Sounds easy and it is!

Friday 2 June 2017

Steampunk Etching Presses - the Art of Engineering..

 My current art projects are the building of five etching presses, three of them from Victorian steel tube antique mangles. Haven't been near the Mural Gallery for a while or done a drawing or painting just messing with old metal :)

Friday 9 December 2016

Flying an Etching Press to Indianapolis..

 Finally finished and waiting the crate and Customs clearance and then off to Kris's studio in Indianapolis

And below is a before photo of the 1903 antique the press was made from in it's original disguise as a wreck


Monday 17 October 2016

The Irish Famine and -Lisdoonvarna - Christy Moore, Declan Sinnott & Donal Lunny

In 1840 began the Irish Holocaust with a million dying in the ditches of starvation over the next 20 years or so and then followed the Irish diaspora with a million fleeing their home land and going every where else... 70 million Irish all over the World last I heard. 
In 1862 my Great Grandfather got the hell out of Dodge and  caught a boat to New Zealand. 
I am black Irish by blood and all the Mulvay's look it and I never give a damn about any of this until the Maori in New Zealand began rarking up in the 1970's and wanted their land back etc. and this scared me for I had no Maori blood in me and thought "where  I am gonna go, I was born here.. will I be kicked out? This is the only home I have known.." 
I had heard about the Jews and the Nazis, Martin Luther King and Apartheid in South Africa and never thought among all this knowledge of Racism in the World that maybe I had a race, a blood, a colour..
A new thought... And then I remembered what I had overheard my Parents and Aunts and Uncles said here and there..
I am Celtic, Black Irish by blood and a New Zealander, a land peopled mostly by refugees just like the USA. 
And so I have developed over the years a fondness for all things Irish like Guinness and the chaps here in singing for you..