Neil Buddle - Art / Design / Music


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Prints for Press

Posted by differentdrum on February 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As a means to help pay for the wonderful etching press I now have, I have designed a special fundraising print. This print will be a Ltd. Ed. of 30 prints priced at a $100 each. The print depicts a printmaker printing and the prints, flying off into the world. If all prints are sold then the press will be paid for! They will be 4 colour prints on hand-made paper using locally produced flax pulp. Here is a shot of them in the studio, with 2 colours done.

Aroha Aotearoa

Posted by differentdrum on February 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The first set of new prints in a while has rolled off the press, quite literally. The Aroha Aotearoa series, showcases some wonderful New Zealand Poetry, illustrated with admiration and respect. They are currently being exhibited at Taupo Museum and Gallery as part of thhe OPTIV 101 - 200 show. Here is the accompanying info to go with the prints....

The Aroha Aotearoa prints are homage to the rich and varied medium of New Zealand Poetry. Since my arrival here, the exploration of the cultural world of Aotearoa, has been a fascinating and rewarding part of my journey.


These poems are about love/aroha and its many facets. They are part of an on-going series exploring the subject of love in New Zealand Poetry. The poems are recreated with respect to the authors and presented in their original grammatical format.

I have always enjoyed carving words. This technique requires carving around each letter and carving the poem in reverse. The result is an illustrated text, with the words creating their own visual texture


Stop Press - Start Press!

Posted by differentdrum on February 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes it has been too long since I posted on here but there have beeen developments worthy of mention. The biggest being, I have a press! It has been a long-term goal of mine to hhave my own press so I can print at home, without the need for access to special facilities. Luckily a local artist, was keen to sell theirs on. All I hhave to do now is pay for it. I have produced some of my first prints with it but haven't had the opportunity to fully utilise it. Here it is ....

My wee studio, now called 'Different Drum' after the website will be open for the Wanganui Artists Open Studio event in March 2014. While this is an exciting development, the press needs to be paid for of course and all print sales go towards this goal, so feel free to hit me up if you are interested in any of my work - [email protected]

Whanganui National Art Award and Exhibition Auction

Posted by differentdrum on February 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday saw the first Art Auction put on by the Trust, to raise funds for a scholarship to assist Whanganui High School Students to transition to a Fine Arts Degree. I was pleased to sell 'Read it in the Paper' to the local MP who will be taking this one-off work down to the 'Ministry' in Wellington. I also sold 2 new prints based upon my tales of misadventure driving rural machinery! Thanks to all who took part in the auction or just attended and I am glad to support such a good cause - Cheers all!

New Work

Posted by differentdrum on November 13, 2012 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


2 new drawings produced for local exhibition. Experiemental compositions combining elements of local landscape and autobiographical psychological elements.

Time, Tide and Testosterone (Geo-Psychic Study #1)

Life, Liberty and Libido (Geo-psychic Study #2)

Pencil on Paper - 2012


New Print (Finally!)

Posted by differentdrum on September 14, 2011 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I.O.U.S of A
Recycled Paper (Bills) + Recycled Floor Vinyl Print
Edition of 5

My first new print in too long is a one-off for the Whanganui National Exhibition and Award 2011. Made using recyled materials (Sustainable Economy) it references global economic fragility, my own financial issues and the cultural debt owed the USA.

The framed print in the show sold - Yay!

Further unframed prints are available for $120.00 NZD

Further Prints

'Local Colour' Series Finished!

Posted by differentdrum on March 11, 2011 at 7:11 PM Comments comments (0)

The final instalment of the 'Local Colour' series is complete and in the shops! The final view of the Whanganui River depicts the river and city by night, under a full moon. As with the previous prints, the edition is a limited one of 20. Price $60.00 / $150.00 set of 3.

Local Colour 3 - Whanganui By Night

Neil Buddle 2011

DifferentDrum is Different

Posted by differentdrum on February 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM Comments comments (0)

(Photo - Jason Burgess)

Kia ora all,

Welcome to the re-vamped Differentdrum website. With a new template, updated content, new pictures,a better layout and organisation, it's almost there.....

I hope you enjoy the new site and find it easy to navigate and browse, any feedback appreciated.

Currently getting ready to start a 3rd Local-Colour Print before getting into some new projects, all of which will be featured here as they progress....

Neil Buddle

Local Colour

Posted by differentdrum on February 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the first 2 prints of a series on local landscape, entitled Local Colour.



Local Colour #1 - North Mole

Local colour #2 - Mosquito Point


Original Prints by Neil Buddle 2010

Ltd. Edition of 20 each

#3 in development

H is for History (Still)

Posted by differentdrum on January 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Half Heartedh



Jan 16 - Feb 19? 2010

WHMillbank Gallery


An impromptu exhibition to celebrate the historic decision to recognise the 'H' in Whanganui puts the issue to the fore in an eclectic and substantial show. Featuring artists such as Matt Pine, Emma Camden, Marty Vreede and Michael Tuffery and a host of locals, the show includes print, glass, paint, sculpture and photography.


It is my privilege to be included in this show. The work featured is 'Read it in the Paper' a one-off unique print featuring the 'H is of for History' series andother elements on handmade 'Wanganui Chronicle' paper. Only exhibited at the Serjeant Review Show 2008.... and on my living room wall! It will be a welcome opportunity to show this work again in a relevant forum, especially considering that the change the decision earlier this year to recognise both spellings has made.


Kia ora



Read it in the Paper

Neil Buddle 2008

Lino print and collage on handmade (Whanganui Chronicle) paper.