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THE GEM OF THE WORLD, SO FAR AWAY FROM THE HUMAN MADNESS – New Zealand, a beautiful country to drive through, for the creative scenery and the vast scale of the places.

From English Christchurch, to the Maori of Te Awamutu, touching Wellington and Stratford. Travelling to New Zealand www.newzealand.com means a holiday of limitless options. Prepare for your travel and enjoy one of the best countries on earth. Whatever your inspiration, here you can find an endless array of stunning places to visit, but allowing yourself to be accompanied by creative …

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BOHEMIAN LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER – Ans Westra: When you lay in a sleeping bag somewhere, off the beaten track.

Capturing a world, through a camera. Born into an April day, 1936, in Leiden (Netherlands), in 1953 she moved to Rotterdam, graduating in 1957 with a Diploma in Arts and Craft teaching. In the same year, ANS WESTRA left the Netherlands for New Zealand, where had become a self-taught photographer, with an interest in Māori. During the 1960s, after finding …

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LIFE OF AN ARTIST, TEXTILE PIONEER – Avis Higgs: A rock star of the textile world and designs, that stood the test of time.

Work and style by a creative artist of her time. Born in Wellington (New Zealand) into a September day, 1918, into a family of artists, she one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s. Her great grandfather and her grandfather were regarded Tasmanian landscape painters.  It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics, but AVIS HIGGS …

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LIFE AND MUSIC, BETWEEN UPS AND DOWNS – Tim Finn: Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times.

When music feature on albums, in motion pictures, opera and theatrical performances. Born in Te Awamutu (Waikato region, North of New Zealand), in a June day, 1952, he started his passion for music at a young age. Musically influenced he acted like the Beatles, but also absorbing the communal singalongs of the native Maori people. TIM FINN http://timfinn.com/ formed his …

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DARK CANVAS AND ANTHROPOMORPHIC BIRD FORMS – Bill Hammond: Tackling social and environmental issues, conveying messages about humanity endangered species.

Covering a range of popular culture, Renaissance art and Egyptian art. He has a strong interest in music, which you can perceive in much of his early work. Born 1947 in Christchurch, he is a New Zealand artist. His mid-1980s’ works often contained scenarios of crime and threat, featuring characters now reminiscent of 1990s’ comic strips. He attended Fine Arts …

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