Nga TunaMichel Tuffery
Nga Tuna - Short Finned Eel (Anguilla Obscura) by Michel Tuffery, laser etched onto an in-house crafted recycled French oak wine-barrel art board. Board is made in New Zealand by The Paper Rain Project.
Limited Edition 1/25
"These new collaborative works on recycled oak wine barrel boards are based on the shared philosophy and principles of the Kaitiaki from throughout the South Pacific. The symbolisms aren’t just an aesthetic, they narrate - by design - the oldest forms and thinking from our Ali’i, a signal to us that the kauapa hasn’t changed and that collectively through the social responsibility we remain the guardians of our environment." Michel Tuffery
Dimensions: 190 x 760mm
- This art board is hand crafted from recycled wine-barrels sourced right here in Marlborough. It is our take on the retro skateboard shape but is designed specifically for wall hanging only.
- For each board sold a native tree is planted, helping to restore and maintain New Zealand's environment.
- Art board only. Click HERE for our Rideable Board range.
|Standard (NZD)||Free Over (NZD)|
|Rest of the World*||$30||$600|
* Includes most of North America, Europe, UK, Asia and the South Pacific. Orders will be refunded if we are unable to ship to your location.
More details about shipping can be found HERE.
Crafted from recycled french oak wine-barrels, this board was design and made by The Paper Rain Project in Marlborough, New Zealand.
This board is a wall-hanging artwork and comes equipped with a fitting suitable for a standard picture hook or nail.
From each recycled winebarrel, we create 4 - 5 boards. For each board crafted, a native tree is planted. Thank you for helping us with native forest regeneration in NZ
TREES THAT COUNT - Working with New Zealanders to plant millions more native trees
Trees That Count loves trees. Not just any old trees though: Aotearoa’s special native trees. They are a conservation charity bringing together business, community and everyday Kiwis with the vision of helping plant 200 million native trees across the country.
Their aim is to make it easy for Kiwis to make a difference and plant millions more native trees through their community marketplace. This marketplace matches funded and gifted trees with worthwhile planting groups around the country.
That means that for every Paper Rain board you go home with, a New Zealand native tree is planted through Trees That Count on your behalf!
“Planting native trees is one of the most powerful actions we can take to combat climate change, protect our beautiful landscapes, waterways and forests for future generations.” On behalf of our beautiful Aotearoa: Thank you!
One of New Zealand’s most well known artists, Michel is a renowned printmaker, painter & sculpture who has made a major contribution to art world-wide. You may know Michel for his life-size ‘Pisupo lua afe (Corned beef)’, a cow constructed from flattened, riveted corn beef tins & currently in Te Papa Museum.
Michel’s work is shaped by his research into, and encounters with his Polynesian heritage while making use of Māori design. Michel is a lovely, laid back & inspiring man whom we are stoked to have onboard as a contributing artist with our wine- barrel boards and CAUSE projects.