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-Gavin Mouldey

Saturday 15 December 2012

Island Baby

Lyla Morgana Mouldey joined us at 26 mins past midnight on the 5th of Dec, thanks to an odyssean effort from Rosie. 4.280 kgs. She poos, she sleeps, she stares, she feeds, cries a little, and does it all with the utmost levels of sophistication and cuteness.

Dittybox has been open limited hours over the last two weeks, thanks to my great gallery invigilators. But as of this Wednesday (19th Dec), we'll be back to regular hours. 
11-5.30 Wed/Thur/Fr
11-4 Sat/Sun

Sunday 25 November 2012

Some stuff still in store...

 Assorted bits and pieces currently in dittybox. Our baby is due this week, so I might not be in the gallery, but someone will be invigilating in my stead. I'll update the opening hours after I've conferred with my spawn. Click the pics if you want a closer look-see.

 Chrissy cards, handpainted.

 "I'm An Island Baby" wee-tees and onesies. Some with squids/octopodes, 
and some with little pics of the island.

 My first left hand painting, from the week after tendon surgery.

 A smitten knight, left-handed too.

 Some Octo-related things, also painted left handed.

 Screenprinted, then hand coloured "Ventriloquist Rex".

 Crushed can dude. This one sold to a cool 9 year old called Nikko.  But there's more.

 A left-handed space station slash light house facility and assorted space-phenalia.

And the last piece done for my left hand show. 5 space wrecks.

Monday 19 November 2012

painting sale

It's a clutter-clearance week, so a bunch of paintings are available for less than half price.
Some old, some not so old. Click 'em for a closer look-see...











1-4: Oil, Acrylic, and Shellac on Wood, $120 each
5-8: Acrylic on wood, $90 each
9: Acrylic on Canvas, $30
10:Gouache on Canvas $100

Available in store from wednesday 20 Nov, or email

Thursday 18 October 2012

1st Birthday & Left Hand Show

In Celebration of Dittybox' first bday, we're having a do! There will be Baby Tees for sale, along with new prints, and a plethora of paintings. All Welcome.
Sat 27th October, 4pm, 139 The Parade, Island Bay.

Saturday 1 September 2012

Two words... Dinosaurs and Pirates.

A stormy sea, some pirates, and their T-Rex captive in tow. This one's a wee mini painting. Mug-coaster size. Click to see the yellows of his eyes. "Monstrous Booty"

The following two are bigger. Same size as a plate-placemat. 
"Eat, Prey, Love, and Dinosaurs"

"Who Lives In A Pirate Ship, Under The Sea?"

Moa Point, or nearabouts

A new painting, and in-progress shot. Moa Point, South Coast of Wellington.
As always, you can click them for a closer look-see.

Happy D Day!

It's Daddy day in NZ.
Go enjoy some eggs, and an old movie with pirates and/or stop-motion dinosaurs.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Back from old Blighty

Dittybox will be open again today (Wed 25th), from 11am-5.30pm. New europe and south coast paintings, prints, and gifts will be appearing over the coming weeks and months. I hope to see you in-gallery.


Friday 15 June 2012

Closed for FIVE WEEKS! Le choice

Right, dittybox will be closed for the next five weeks, so all enquiries should go to me,

I'll be drawing and painting lots in the interim, and will open again with new work on Wednesday the 24th 25th of July.

See you in the future.

Wednesday 6 June 2012


This blog is for stuff done from/for dittybox, my gallery shop in Island Bay, so I haven't been posting unrelated illustration work. I lost my old illustration blogs in a google name-change, but have recycled one to start loading recent non-dittybox work into...

Go have a looksee if you wantsy...

Tuesday 24 April 2012


A couple of brand new giclĂ©e prints in store, released during the Monstrous Exhibition Of Exhibitionist Monsters (and pirates too!). Click 'em for a closer look-see.

"Te Taniwha O Taputeranga" (the monster/taniwha of Island Bay).  
Edition of 50, on 310gsm German Etching paper

Edition of 50, on 310gsm German Etching paper

Monday 9 April 2012

Sneak peek

A painting in the Monstrous Exhibition Of Exhibitionist Monsters, starting Sat 14th April (see previous post below).

Monday 2 April 2012

There Will Be Marmite!

Not just monsters, but PIRATES too! You are cordially invited to drink some cordial (or wine) and gobble some cookies at dittybox gallery, to celebrate the completion of a plague of monstrous paintings. 

Some things you may see... Pirates and monsters (aforementioned), dinosaurs, the moon, space ships, squids, tattooed fish, volcanoes, a desert island, a gorilla, south-coast landscapes, and... 
drum roll... MARMITE ON CRACKERS! First come first served.

HERE's the facebook page

Thursday 23 February 2012


Each purchase of a Tote Bag now comes with a free hand-painted Gift Card (usually four bucks bro). There's a bunch to chose from, and if none of them take your fancy, you can make a request.

If you just want the bag for yourself, you can still have the gift card and I dare you to give it to a complete stranger, or the mayor, or a pirate.

Another day, another can

Monday 20 February 2012

Snug as a bum in a can.

I've had a stack of crushed cans tucked away in a draw for years, waiting for a purpose. They're all roadkill, having been nicely flattened by oblivious drivers, and I figured they could be reincarnated as painting surfaces, or coasters, or something. So finally on Sunday I painted a face on one, with a gaping mouth where the drinking hole was. Then I decided to do lots more.

Here's the first four...

Greeting Cards in, Calendars out.

Sold out of Wall Planners, but in their place there's now individually hand-painted cards. Also Tote Bags, the old faithful tea towels, and new artworks.