The Cut Collective is an Auckland based art collective with varied personal histories in art making. After working spontaneously and informally together over a number of years the Cut Collective was formed in 2006 by Component, TrustMe, Flox and Enforce1. This move added an element of permanence and recognition to this ongoing collaboration.
The Cut Collective has an inclusive philosophy, recognizing the value in collaboration and actively promotes this through its working relationships with other artists.
They believe accessibility is key in their role as an art collective; involving others, teaching others and establishing dialogue in a community. It is from this belief that much of Cut Collectives public art activity stems.
They are a constant advocate for the role of public art in enhancing our built environments and contributing towards the improvement of our public spaces. They value the communities in which they operate and champion outcomes that address community issues.
Currently made up of 5 permanent collaborators, the Cut Collective maintains an ever-present state of flux with others joining the group as projects emerge and evolve. They have worked with an ever increasing pool of artists, designers, animators, architects and other creative professionals.
The Cut Collective currently includes Component, TrustMe, Enforce1, Peepshow and iThink.