An Amber Autumn

As I sit here writing and thinking, my front lawn is covered in a carpet of crispy, scarlet maple leaves. It’s Autumn and time for me to...

The Port Hills Re-Discovered

Returning to Christchurch after three years in Australia, one of the first things to strike me is how much I have taken the Port Hills...

Autumn in the Red Zone

The Christchurch Red Zone will always be known as that, despite the fact that is it now largely green - and currently flecked with the...

Returning Home

I have returned to Christchurch to live, after almost three years living in Victoria, Australia. Everyone keeps asking me why and I keep...

Jeannine Hendy – Trentham

Jeannine Hendy may have been brought up in the country with a strong connection to the land but she was 49 before she acted on that...

Amanda Marburg - Newham

Amanda Marburg’s Newham studio space is small. It’s dominated by a couple of desks, covered with tiny plasticine models, multiple jars of...

Tim Jones - Newham

Tim Jones was taught the art of wood engraving by one of Britain’s best known pop artists, (Sir) Peter Blake, best known for co-creating...

Ellie Young - East Trentham

Photographer Ellie Young is fascinated by the detail of things – the structure of a fly’s wing, the inner shapes of a halved onion, the...

Lawrence Finn - Newbury

Newbury artist, Lawrence Finn is passionate about two things – printmaking and the need to communicate. “When I was a kid, I never had a...

Jaimi McNair - Drummond

“It’s hard to explain to people how a cockroach changed your life and gave you direction,” begins Jaimi McNair. “But that’s exactly what...

Arkeria Rose Armstrong – Bendigo

At 30, Arkeria Rose Armstrong says she is considered “a baby in the art world,” especially in Aboriginal terms, but having grown up with...

Ellen Henderson – Bendigo

Ellen Henderson was 62 when she bought herself a mobile home and a dog and set off from Mandurah in Western Australia, travelling north,...

Peter & Judy Maine – Heathcote

When Peter and Judy Maine gave up their corporate lifestyles in Melbourne and headed for the small Central Victorian town of Heathcote,...

Yvonne George – Eaglehawk

Yvonne George came to sculpture in a roundabout fashion but now that she’s ‘there,’ she never wants her creativity to “stay still.” The...

Chris O'Donnell - Clunes

Chris O’Donnell first visited Clunes on a day drive from Melbourne to attend the town’s first Booktown Festival eleven years ago. She...

Peter De Deugd - Clunes

Peter De Deugd started carving and wood turning when he was twelve and by the time he was seventeen, he’d set up his own business. By...

Kathy O’Neill, Kyneton

Kathy O’Neill calls herself a hunter and gatherer. In short, she does the hunting for you and in the semi-retirement phase of her life,...

Kasie Watson - Trentham

Kasie Watson was born and grew up in Bendigo. Her first job as a teenager, was to sell bikinis in a surf shop in the small fishing town...

Adrienne Rewi  - Writer Photographer  Artist