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 […]

Jo Hardy – Dragon Driven Artist

  Interviews at Maungakaramea with Theresa Sjoquist  1994/2014/2016 Youth “I’m a messy worker,” said Jo Hardy in 1994. “Cigarette butts, apple cores, old mouldy coffee cups, lids off all the tubes and lost. From out of my chaos come excessively ordered images. Sharpened edges tidied obsessively are something I cannot resist. I’ve given up trying. […]

New Zealand Painter, Geekie – Inside the Dream

  “Art is the collective dream of a culture, and when understood as such, makes both all the more sublime, and at the same time, coherent,” says Peter Geekie. “A culture deprived of artistic expression is short-lived. An individual deprived of dreams soon becomes insane.” Peter Millington, aka Geekie, emigrated from England to Australia in […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Potter, Painter, Inspirational teacher

Spirits Bay by Yvonne Rust, QSM - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Yvonne Rust, QSM – An introduction – New Zealand’s influential pioneering potter, artist, arts teacher, with an unmatched gift for inspiring motivation. Yvonne Rust, QSM, was born in 1922 in Whangarei while her parents were living at Awarua in Northland, where her father had a few weeks earlier been posted as the native school headmaster. […]

Review Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Shari Pickering

Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Theresa Sjoquist reviewed by Shari Pickering, Life Coach and Co-Owner of On the Edge Gallery in Whangarei, NZ – published in May-June News of On the Edge Gallery & Design. At the beginning I thought I was reading a book about Yvonne Rust.  By the end I knew I had read […]