Ed Bats is a New Zealand-based artist working in painting, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has produced murals around New Zealand, Australia and a multitude of European countries including Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia. Bats is a three-time finalist in the Wallace Art Awards and has a number of works housed within the Wallace collection.
Russell Beck is a retired Museum and Art Gallery Director who lives in Invercargill. Landforms, astronomy and geology inspire his designs. For more than 45 years he has worked in stone, mainly granite and jade. More recently, he has concentrated on the production of large works in metal, particularly stainless and mild steel geometric and illusionary forms.