ULTRAMarte recognises New Zealand's independence as a Pacific nation, and embraces our strong cultural ties to the countries of our origins.
It comprises works from six contemporary New Zealand artists, several of who now share their time between Europe and New Zealand:
Although these artist share a common deep-rooted New Zealand heritage, their work embraces European and international influences.
As artists, they are grounded in New Zealand but not confined to it. As senior artists, they have either regarded overseas travel to Europe and North America as a necessary rite of passage, or have taken advantage of overseas residencies to expand their opportunities and build successful careers.
Developed from Tony Lane's idea to take and exhibition to Valencia (Spain) at the time of the America's Cup regatta, it was originally exhibited in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), to coincide with the celebraton of the New Zealand Millennium Cup, Palma 2007 regatta.