Claire Gordon


Since a schoolgirl I have had a camera in my hand. Now, I finally have the time to be able to do what I love.

I am very involved with our community through the music school I run with my partner, his two bands, and as a Counsellor and a Youth Mentor. This has led me to concert, theatre, dance and community photography and to portraiture. My particular interest is in creating studio lighting effects.

When I take a photo it is capturing a moment in your life, a perception of your character and I hope my photography will evoke curiosity and questions.

Please click on the examples of my work to see enlargements and to scroll through the slideshow.

Jackson Ansted

Photography Drawing/Illustration

Born in 1996, Jackson Ansted has recently obtained his Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual) at NorthTec Whangarei. Ansteds process involves the combination of Photography, Drawing/Digital Media, Text and Collage. His art is often reflective of various fringe subcultures, and explores the juxtaposition of various media.

His artistic practice is a reflection of his early influences of 80s-90s skateboarding and punk rock sub-cultural art, and attempts to juxtapose the grime and grunge aesthetics of the bygone era with a more modern 21st century approach. It originally began as a zine, but grew into a variety of outlets which reflects on him and his  friends' lives as skateboarders

It combines elements of photography, illustration, and text into a mish mash collage-esque approach which constantly alters its format of depiction. It aims at experimenting with how classical gallery aesthetics, and outsider subcultural artwork merge in contrast with each other, speaking on where subcultural art is positioned in the underlying hierarchy of modern culture.

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Janette Walker


I moved to Kerikeri in January 2015 and love the community spirit here, everyone is so welcoming. I joined the Bay of Islands photography club and PSNZ (the Photographic Society of New Zealand) in August in 2017.

I take landscape, animal and family portraits. But my real passion is flowers, I love nothing more than getting up close with my macro lens. It’s the details in the flowers that I love to capture and share. I also love creating soft dreamy delicate images too. Nature never ceases to amaze me… I love being at one with nature.

I completed a diploma in professional photography in 2013 and an advanced diploma in professional photography in 2014, as well as a certificate in portrait photography in 2014.  My website is shown below but you can also see more work on my Facebook page.

During KOAST this year you'll find me at  my studio.  Some of my work can also be seen at The Little Black Gallery

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Rebecca Potter

Painting Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Photography

I fell in love with art from an early age and studied photography in High School, back in the day when darkrooms and film were all the rage.

Returning to my home country last year, I rekindled my love of photography and art. I’m currently a member of the Bay of Islands photography club, PSNZ and in the middle of completing a diploma in professional photography.

I adore animals, especially pets and find inspiration in curves, balance and forms created in nature as well as manmade structures. It’s through the lens of my camera and the paintings I create, that I seek to share the incredible beauty I see everywhere.

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