Season 1

Mica Still

Contains adult themes. Parental advisory.

The Artwork

TITLE: To The Top

LOCATION: Newlands, Wellington.

Everyone has their unique set of challenges surviving and thriving as an artist but it feels like this story is for those who do it with kids on top of everything else. Mica's story is about the journey her art has taken her on and the wonder of working outside.

A blend of very practical considerations with some of the more playful and colourful work of the artists featured in ITWCT. Mica illustrates there really are two sides to the same coin. A calm softly spoken presence, her work overflows with energy, physicality and animalistic fierceness that suggests it resides not too far from the surface in the artist herself.

The Artist

Mica Still is a Wellington based artist, currently working with drawing, painting, street art and fashion. Originally from a small west coastal town in the USA she upgraded to the capital of New Zealand. She dreams in colour, and these dreams spill out onto her art works, populating them with animals and symbols from both her homeland and her adopted home. Her work is bright, graphic and complex, with humans and animals combining to explore her desires, fears and fantasies.

Find Mica Still online



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The beauty of art on the street is that it is there for everyone to enjoy. No need to step foot into a gallery, the street is the gallery.

Newlands, Wellington.



About – If These Walls Could Talk

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Launching October 2014, If These Walls Could Talk is a collection of stories about people who like to paint walls.

A series of mini documentaries follow Askew One, Benjamin Work, BMD, Elliot Francis Stewart and Mica Still as they take us into the heart of their creative worlds.

It takes a close look at the practice of some of the artists from Aotearoa’s street art and graffiti community. It explores what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process.

ITWCT seeks to build understanding around the roles artists working within this field can play in contributing towards out built environments, how they can activate space and discussion, and how they successfully operate within the dynamic framework presented by the street.

New Zealand has a strong field of artists working within this field who are developing a vernacular that address’ our cultural identity as a Pacific Island nation, our inherent relationship to the land, a distinct point of view in a global context and an ability to examine issues around contemporary culture in an effective and arresting manner.



ITWCT is a document of NZ culture, exploring both art and the prodigious musical talent that has been developing over the last few years. The series features music from Ben Jammin, Jay Knight, Haan 808, Miso Shiru, Samuel Truth, The Basement Tapes and Tommy Flowers.

If These Walls Could Talk is made with the help of NZ On Air through their Ignite Digital Media Fund.

You can find out more about it here.


Our Crew

Produced by: Ross Liew
Directed by: Ross Liew, Dena Kennedy, Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Filmed by: Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Edited by: Dena Kennedy
Website by: Regan Vause

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