Our Story

About us

Waikato artist Santie Cronje (The Storyteller Art Studio) and partner Shane Berger have combined their passions; art and horticulture, with Deciduus the result of their efforts. A concept gallery in Tirau, South Waikato showcasing a collection of fine art and indoor plants.

We collaborate with a small group of New Zealand artists showcasing Fine Art, Ceramics, Photography, Prints and Woodwork along with a specialized selection of Indoor plants and succulents.

Santie Cronje – Artist

“I was born and raised in South Africa but New Zealand has been home since 1999. My art is a mix of life and love with travels in between. It is great to have a space like Deciduus where Shane and I can share what we are passionate about.

I studied Art at school as a major subject from age sixteen and it’s been a big part of my life ever since. I hold a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. My focus was History of Art and Philosophy.

Travelling has kept me busy in my twenties and early thirties before kids and nowadays it’s the gallery and family that keeps me wonderfully occupied”.




17 Main Road Tirau ~ Under the big red heart ~ 027 4774706