Mike O’Kane- Art

Image detail from the ‘White Fella’  image, 2018


May 2019, ongoing ~   as  recently seen at the Millennium Gallery, so it’s specially great to show some of this work with the enthusiasts at Fairmaid, Chance and Crawford Optometrists. Opposite the Dunedin Public library in Moray Place.


Mike lives in New Zealand and graduated with a Fine Arts Degree and the Sculpture Prize in 1997.

His work over the last decade or so has evolved into photographically creating partially plausible truths; proposing new possibilities for the toys and models of childhood play.

Most recently it has evolved to constructing and painting plastic kitsets with a war theme, a guilty pleasure revisited.


–  For full screen view, click on images.

Mike has a number of works in public and private collections in New Zealand and in private collections in Australia.

Comments and feedback are always  very welcome.

Exhibitions;  recent and upcoming. 

•Image galleries:  Sculptures, CarsTrains & Warlike    [click on category]

•My work with toys; art critic James Dignan’s perspective 

•Mike’s sculpture meets science head on-  a conversation with neuroscientist Brian Hyland;   https://corpus.nz/concerning-anxiety-art-meets-neuroscience/

Fringe Festival Billboard project  (Image below)

•Audio project- Disentangling and resurrecting discarded bits of audio cassette tape

Billboard 60 Special. 2012.


On The Beach