Chris Lambert is a visual artist and a musician working out of a studio at Snails. He studied Sculpture at Ilam school of fine arts in Canterbury. In March 2022 Lambert held a solo exhibition in the Snails gallery called Black Mark.

Black Mark is a collection of work split into two distinct camps, charcoal on paper and oil on board/canvas. It is the obvious masculine imagery that binds this show together with man as monolith, man as landscape, man as the ground we tentatively walk in these uncertain times. The work strikes the veiwer with an iron fist desperately trying to slip into a velvet glove….undeniably powerful yet frailty and vulnerability belies this first impression

Sarah Bingle is a long time Palmerston North resident and creative, a founding member of Snails: Artist Run Space and fixture in the music community. She is a painter and maker of objects and jewelry. Bold colours, abstract renderings and heart beats…x

In 2021 Kirsty received funding from the Earle Trust for a project called Shifting Ground, a year long activation of art centred around Activism.     The project intends to blur the boundaries of traditional art practice and explore ways that art can be used subversively or otherwise to challenge people to think about the ideas of social change.  

Shifting Ground is a suite of projects that casts a net into the community to amplify the voices of those pushing for change. 

Its Getting Hot in here

Its getting hot in here are a series of hand painted faces on paper pasted onto public facing walls.  The faces are hot, bothered, melting, sweating, affected by the weather.   They are you, they are me, they are reminders of our children who will be affected, and of the many people around the globe who are already affected by the Climate and Ecological Crisis.   

Lets Love Cycling 

Let’s Love Cycling is a…