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'Make your story memoriable'

Event Organiser's and Visual Story Tellers


Let me help you add impact, emotional connection and memorability to your event, brand or company story through the unique power of live sand art. 


Discuss Your STORY Here!


When it comes to organising an impactful event, finding live entertainment capable of not only adding wow-factor but also value to its purpose is hard to find. I can do both.

The Sandman- Marcus Winter,

I will work with you to create a custom work of art that is fashioned for your audience right in front of their eyes. Using the mediums of light, sand and sound, your story will be revealed in its most mesmerising and unforgettable form.

'Marcus's performance was creative, original, emotional and for our international audience - mind blowing!'

- Jessica Fitzgerald ( Exec Assistant), Timely



I was personally emotional... with grace and professionalism he absolutely nailed it!

- Mary Haddock- Staniland,
Global Senior Vice President of DEIB for Evercommerce, Timely's parent company.

Something completely unique, refreshing, - a great way to share traditional stories 

- Chris Papas
Cruise Director
Holland America

The artists in village said It was Incredible, They were Inspired

- Abbey
Activities Supervisor
Alpine Lifestyle Village

'We were mesmerised throughout the whole performance and we couldn’t have finished a better way- with many delegates saying it was the best artistic performance they’ve ever seen!'

Lesley Immink

Tourism Export Council of NZ ( Former CEO)

'It was the first time I had the privilege of watching you create your art- and it was everything I'd expected it to be- you were definately part of the whole conference something people will remember for a long time' 

Glen Bailey

AUT Events

'People were blown away by what you do - truly special we couldn't have asked for a better delivery for what we were after'

Leon Olsen

CEO, Conference Matters



'This is stunning, it literally made me cry. You have captured what we wanted to say perfectly!'

- Christine Mellor, Waitemata DHB



Live Events

Need a conference opener? Or an awards dinner act between drinks? I can provide options to suit - including customizing your conference theme or bringing the myths and legends of Aotearoa to life.

Online Presentations

Can't have live events? No worries - I have the professional tools to host online events from my studio, giving audiences multi-angle viewing options live via Zoom.

Product Launches

Launching a product and want to tell the brand story? Or bring to life the product in sand? Create a unique launch using art to make it memorable.

Elevate Your Presentation

Are you thinking an artistic angle could help give your presentation more punch? From sustainability reports, indigenous birthing practices, to funding pitches - I have the experience to add wow-factor to your presentations.

Media Content

Do you have an advertising campaign in need of a fresh approach? Need content for your social media channels? From TV titles to educational resources, I will produce broadcast-quality content for your media channels


From contemporary dance to musicians and DJ's - I have collaborated with them all to add a compelling visual landscapes and layers to creative projects.

'People were amazed with your work and it certainly was a topic of conversation for the night- the work you did was outstanding and certainly contributed to the success of the evening'

- Ellie Porteous,
GJ Gardner Homes



National Ad Campaign

The Māori Roll , General Roll Campaign.  Electoral Commission working with Saatchi & Saatchi

Report Presentation

DB wanted a new way to share their sustainability report in a more visual way.

Brand Stories

Kono - brought their brand story to life in sand.

Cultural Narratives

Using art to help revitalise cultural and traditional stories.  Used in educational resources. 

Mental Health

Created for an International Health Conference and has been developed to help create awareness around 

Event Entertainment

A customised piece where the client becomes part of the creative process working with the artist to help create a unique story - client helps steer the process.  

The Sandman Show was an unexpected highlight of our trip - you couldve heard a pin drop - it was mesmerising- unlike anything I've ever seen'

- Denise, 3316 , (Cruise Ship Passenger)



+ Ko wai au? Who am I? ( Click here)


Kaiatewhetu me Kirioke ngā Maunga
Hokianga te moana

Punakitere me Waimamaku ngā Awa.
Ngatokimatawhaorua me Mamari me Dutch Navy te waka o ngā tipuna.

He mokopuna ahau o Ngāpuhi me

Te Roroa me Holland o ngā iwi o ngā matua tipuna.

Ko Te Whakamaharatanga, me Mangamuka me Parihaka te marae

Ko Ngakuru, me Otene, me Rakete me Winter te ingoa o ngā matua tipuna.
Ko Marcus Winter toku ingoa

Where I connect to

Kaiatewhetu and Kirioke are the Mountains
Hokianga is the sea

Punakitere and Waimamaku are the rivers

Ngatokimatawharua, Mamari and the Dutch Navy are my canoes of my ancestors.

I am a descendant of the people of Ngāpuhi, Te Roroa and Holland ( Limmen)

Te Whakamaharatanga, Mangamuka and Parihaka ( Kaikohe) are the marae

I descend from the family names of Ngakuru, Otene, Rakete and Winter.

My name is Marcus Winter


Over the past decade of work, Marcus Winter and his “Sand Art” has become established as a rising success story within the cultural and artistic landscape of Aotearoa, Winter’s work has achieved both critical and commercial success with placements in major advertising campaigns and events across the Pacific.

DAPAANZ Conference:  Using sand art to entertain, educate and inspire at a National Mental Health Conference.

Winter’s artistic passion stems from his culture, ancestry, country and desire to promote and preserve Te Ao Maori on an international scale. A largely self-taught artist, Winter has proved his adeptness across a range of mediums with his sand animations requiring a rare skill-set involving AV production, editing and script-writing.

Ngā Tohu o Te Taiao:  'The Signs of the Seasons' Marcus is developing a series of Theatre shows showcasing Māori perspectives of the environment using Pūrakau ( Story Telling), Taonga Pūoro ( Māori Instruments) and Toi Onepū ( Sand Art). Sellout shows in first season.



Can you imagine your next project turned into an amazing sand art piece? And having your patrons/clients raving about it?

Then drop me a line, as I'd love to discuss how we can collaborate to create a perfect, unforgettable moment for your event.


Email me your event/project ideas and I'll organise a call to further discuss your inquiry. Feel free to call if you prefer - please leave a message if busy!

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