Review Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit – Michael Godfrey

First a disclaimer. I know the author. We’re Facebook friends and we’ve even met in unpixellated life. We worked on a common project without knowing each other, and met subsequently. Her coffee is great, and was it pecan pie? Something magnificent. Aotearoa New Zealand is a small country. So small. Years ago I worked in […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Gift for human connection

    Yvonne Rust, QSM, was more than a painter and a pioneering potter. She had the gift of human connection, so much so, that people invariably felt that she was their special friend, and this made them open to her. Once a student was open, Rust could create the space for extraordinary learning, and […]

Review Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Laurence Clark

People who were regarded as “Arty” and/or eccentric by the locals in the Whangarei Heads area were pretty well tolerated from at least as far back as the 1950s; sometimes with bemusement, but often as wise people in their own fields.  Though there wasn’t much interest in those particular fields, the eyes of the locals […]

Review – Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Peter Jackson

Review by Peter Jackson of the Northern Age – published 24 November 2011 Yvonne Rust was undoubtedly a Northland icon.  Prodigiously talented, she was synonymous with artistic expression, particularly as far as the non-arts community was concerned, thanks to the Quarry in Whangarei in her later life. But there was much, much more to this […]