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Tina Rae Carter is an accomplished designer painter and sculptor who develops concepts for large scale public art works and community projects. Working with councils, youth, schools, art institutions, and Mana whenua to extend the reach of art in the community, and tell stories of the land, and reference extinct, endangered, and endemic species of Aotearoa NZ

Painting: Oil on board/canvas. Egg tempura and wax, and the micro and macro of NZ endemic species in subjective, and re-imagined environments

Historical Restoration: Working with Architects and Conservators to update the relevance of Opera Houses in Aotearoa.

RNZB: Traditional practice of hand painting backcloths, and hand sculpting large props.


2022- 'Little Jewels Aratoi

2018 – Aratoi Artists Auction
2017- Ventana Creative Collective- group show
2016 - ‘Moment and Movement’ Mainartery -group show - Aratoi
2014 - Selected - Wellington Regional Arts Review - Expressions Gallery
2014 - ‘Linked’ - Mainartery - Group show - Aratoi
2013 - ‘Salt’ - Solo Show - Aratoi
2012 - Selected Adam Portrait Awards, Shed 11, (also selected for Nationwide touring) 2011 - ‘Transplant’ - Mainartery group show - Expressions Gallery
2011 – ‘Zoned’ – Mainartery – group show - Aratoi
2011 - Portrait Awards - Wai Art highly placed
2010 – Little Jewels’ Aratoi
2010 - ‘Wai Art Exhibition’ - Aratoi
2009 – Selected ‘Wairarapa Art Review ‘ Aratoi Museum of Arts and History
2009 – ‘Wai Art Exhibition’ selected for Merit Prize
2009 – ‘MainArtery’ - group show - Aratoi
2008 - ‘Little Jewels’ Aratoi

2008 – ‘Looking Down the Barrel. The Face of NZ Wine’ (group show) – N.Z. Portrait Gallery-Shed 11 - Toured: Milennium Art Gallery - Blenheim, Lakes District Museum – Arrowtown, Leftbank Art Gallery - Greymouth

2008- Selected Adam Portrait awards, Shed 11 Wellington -Also Selected for Nationwide touring exhibition of ‘Adam Portrait Awards,’ Lopdell House –Titorangi, Eastern Southern Gallery – Gore, and Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre - Hastings

2008 - Selected ‘Wairarapa Art Review’ Aratoi Museum of Arts and History 2007 - ‘MainArtery’ - group show
2007 – ‘Origin Provincial’ Solo Exhibition – Aratoi

Most Notable Commissions-

2018-2022- ‘St James Theatre’ Wellington Earthquake Strengthening and refurbishment

Working with architects to design/ sculpt new aspects of plasterwork, and design and implement historically sensitive updates for the colour scheme and paint finishes for plasterwork in the auditorium

2015 - Selected to design integrated artworks/colour and effects for on-going ‘Wellington Opera House’ refurbishment. Including stencils, mirror etching designs, paint concept and visual aspects for refurbishments, in collaboration with architects.

This project received a Resene Total Colour Heritage Award
2004- 2006 - Selected to design and paint the ceiling of the ‘Hawke’s Bay Opera House’

A multi award winning project - extending to carpet design, and collaboration with glass artist to weave the concept throughout Auditorium. (This work was lost during earthquake strengthening from a fire and flood affecting the ceiling plaster in 2020)

Mural awards:

Best Professional Mural Award Resene 2012

Working with Youth :

Aratoi Museum of Arts and History
Wairarapa Montessori
‘Paint up’ Wellington City Council (Berhampore school)

South End School Carterton
Wairarapa Reap- Schools in Wairarapa

Arts Festivals-

Wellington Waterfront- ‘The performance arcade -2019 Womad -2013-2019
Kokomai Wairarapa Arts festival-2013-2015

Early Work-Education

*Art House and Independent films in Melbourne -Art Direction and Production Design. *Scenic art work for Film and Television *Large scale Murals

1992 Whitecliife School of Fine Arts- Foundation Course 1996-University of New Mexico- Fine Arts -semester 1997- Adv Cert Applied Design R.M.I.T. Melbourne, Australia 1997-2000- Dip Visual Arts R.M.I.T. Melbourne, Australia

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