Blackmore & Best

A Stunning Art Gallery & Working Studio

Welcome to Blackmore & Best Gallery and Studio in Shelly Bay on the Miramar Peninsula. It's a short 10-15 minute drive from the city and 3 minutes from the airport, and is a stunning part of Wellington you’ll not want to miss.

Open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

With plenty of free parking

Closed Mondays

Bruce Mahalski - Bone Sculptures

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Like a sympathetic magician I hope that by possessing an animals bone a little bit of its life force will rub off onto me. Some people might consider it ghoulish to collect bits of dead animals but to me it isn’t about death – it’s about life.
— Bruce Mahalski


New Zealand artist Bruce Mahalski has had solo and group exhibitions of his art work in a range of media including screen-printing, photography, painting and sculpture since 1996. In 2005 he made the first bone gun for an anti-war exhibition called Full Spectrum Dominance and by 2010 he had begun to specialize in his trademark textural bone sculptures.

He sells work all over the world and accepts commissions. You can visit his studio at ‘Nautilus’ in Owhiro Bay on the South Coast of Wellington. You can also watch  a short video documentary about ‘The Bone Collector’ on Vimeo and see the very latest works on his page – The Bone Man – on Facebook.