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Van Bohemen

Catharina lives in Auckland where she reads, writes, walks and sometimes teaches.


Janet Hughes

Janet is a writer, editor

and printmaker.


Sam Trubridge

Sam is an artist, performance designer, and writer.


Lily Hacking

Lily is a freelance writer and occasional designer who ceaselessly battles gale force winds and salty sea spray on Wellington’s south coast.

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Sarah Lang

Sarah is an award-winning feature writer who began her career at North & South magazine. She currently works from Toi Poneke Arts Centre and runs the Wellington Classic Literature Meetup group.

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Isabella Howard

Isabella completed a Master’s of

Arts in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York where she continues to live and work as a writer and curator. Previously, she has worked in private art advisory and

for Howard Greenberg Gallery.


Cherie Jacobson

Cherie is constantly curious and loves a good story. She holds a Masters of Museum and Heritage Practice from Victoria University and was recently appointed Director of Katherine Mansfield House & Garden.

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Leilani Baker

Leilani is a journalism graduate from Massey University. Her writing skills consist of predominantly non-fiction however, she has developed a strong appreciation for poetry and lyrical writing.


Francesca Emms

Francesca is a freelance writer from Wellington. Most of her writing is non-fiction work for magazines and websites, but she also writes plays and stories for film, stage and radio.


Craig Beardsworth

Craig spends much of his day on gallery websites and can justify it

by saying it’s work related.

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Diana Simumpande

Diana is a freelance photographer living in Auckland. She graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor

of Communications Studies and has exhibited in the Auckland Festival

of Photography.


Ashley Church

Originally from Arizona, Ashley is

a New Zealand photographer specialising in portraiture. Ashley

also works as a visual artist under

the label dinosaurtoast.

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Sophie McKinnon

Sophie works with museums in

New York and Beijing as a program evaluator and strategic advisor. She

is originally from Wellington.

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Emilie Hope

Emilie recently completed a Masters in script writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a writer and performer living in Wellington.


Alex Scott

Alex does a little bit of everything. When she’s not painting, cartooning or making tiny objects, she’s writing and sub-editing. 

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Maeve Hughes

Maeve lives in a tall house in Wellington. She has studied Fine

Arts and Creative Writing. Her first publication Horsepower won the 2018 Story Inc Prize for poetry and is set to be launched later this year.

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Benn Jeffries

Benn is a Wellington-born writer and photographer currently studying in New York. With a background in design and literature, he enjoys writing about all things arts and culture.

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Hanahiva Rose

Hanahiva is an art historian and writer from the islands of Ra’iātea and Huahine and the people of Te Atiawa and Ngāi Tahu. She has been widely published for her work on Māori and Pacific art practices in Aotearoa. 

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Sam Hollis

Sam is a Wellington journalist who studied at Massey University's School of Communication and Marketing. Sam's writing has been published by Art Zone, Capital Magazine, Stuff and Te Karearea.

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Dan Poynton

An art writer and journalist, Dan is also a widely respected pianist and composer.

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Mary-Jane Duffy

Mary-Jane is a poet and essayist. She manages the Creative Writing programme at Whitireia Polytech. She lives in Newlands where she wants to establish an artists’ colony.


Annie Keig

Annie is a traveller and writer. She’s dabbled in jewellery making, pottery, and painting, but has decided that words and walking are her mediums of choice.


Taurapa Matiu

He raukura a Taurapa o Te Aho Matua, me te aha hoki e kaingākau ana ki te reo Māori. E nakohia ana kia māori te reo Māori ki te motu whānui. He kaiwhakamāori ia mō ngā tini umanga, ina koa ngā tari kāwanatanga. 

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Fairooz Samy

Fairooz is a writer, researcher, and pop-culture fiend. When she isn't writing, she analyses the internet as part of a media studies doctorate. She enjoys social commentary, buffets, intellectualising reality television, and Oxford commas.


Courtenay Scott-Hill

Courtenay has recently completed a Bachelor of Communications at Massey University. In her free time, Courtenay enjoys afternoon naps and taking amateur scenic photography pics on her Nikon DSLR.


Federico Magrin

Federico is a writer and philosopher. After studying in Italy, he decided to travel the world he read about in books. He lives in Wellington and loves crying about the lack of boldness of New Zealand red wines.


Sanne van Ginkel

Sanne is a creative professional in Auckland, who began her career after completing a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Design at Massey University. Her photography and graphic design has led her to work with clients nationwide.


Angela Trolove

Angela Trolove is a writer and arts reviewer. She lives in an Italian-Kiwi household in Ōtepoti, and is working on a collection of short stories. 


Mia Gaudin

Mia is a writer, lawyer and

arts advocate. Her work has been published by RNZ, Turbine, Hue & Cry, Mimicry, and The Pantograph Punch. She’s currently working on a novel and a travel memoir. Find her

on Instagram @am_i_mia

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Peter Adds

Peter is an Associate Professor

in Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. His primary tribal affiliation is to the Otaraua hapū of

Te Atiawa in Taranaki. He is the Chair of the Māori Association of Social Science, the Chair of the Archaeology Committee of Heritage New Zealand, a member of the management board of the He Tohu exhibition and the Chair of Te Pae Whakawairua, the Māori advisory group to the National Archivist. 

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Matariki (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki) is a Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa. She is also a writer and editor for Pantograph Punch and other arts platforms.

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Michelle Duff

Michelle's writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines and news websites in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, including The Dominion Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age and the Irish Independent. She is a three-time finalist in the New Zealand’s premier journalism awards, the Canon Media Awards.

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Madeleine Boles de Boer

Madeleine fuels her days with black coffee and hot tea, topping up each alternatively in between paragraphs.  When she isn’t writing, you can find her looking for dogs.

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Sarah Catherall

Sarah is an award-winning Wellington journalist who loves writing stories about interesting people and places, and important issues.  When she isn't writing or hanging out with her three daughters, Sarah loves running around the city's green belt, or dining at one of her favourite eateries.

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Helen Kedgley

Helen is a freelance curator. She is

a graduate of Victoria University, Massey University, the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux Arts and the Ecole du Louvre. Her international museum work includes the Science Museum in Oxford and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe. She has served on many arts governance and advisory boards and has been invited to judge numerous art awards both in New Zealand and overseas.

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Jess Scott

Jess is currently completing her Masters of Journalism at Massey University. She is a Wellington-dwelling writer and vintage clothing enthusiast. She enjoys experimental cinema, pop surrealism and discovering the work of emerging artists. Sometimes she wishes she went to art school.

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Anna Briggs

Anna is a portrait, food and lifestyle photographer. She specialises in using natural light in her work, and insists on taste-testing all desserts she photographs.

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Claire O'Loughlin

Claire is a Wellington writer and creative. She has an MA in Creative Non-fiction from the International Institute of Modern Letters.

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Laura Pitcher

Laura  is a New Zealand writer, editor, and designer living in New York. Contributing to the Guardian, Teen Vogue, i-d, Dazed, Paper, Highsnobiety, Marie Claire, and more, Laura has created content spanning fashion, culture and beauty, to social and environmental justice issues.

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Rachel Helyer Donaldson

Rachel is a freelance writer and editor living in Wellington. Her arts writing includes regular work for the NZ Herald while based in London for 16 years, and she have covered the Venice Biennale and the Hay Literary Festival. Her features and videos can be found on


Bea Joblin

Bea (nō Ngāti Pākehā), works as an artist and educator across a variety of contexts. In the Early Childhood Education field she teaches te reo Māori through music, movement and drama, and she is also an adult te reo educator, filmmaker, writer and performer. Bea has experience working with children and adults from a wide range of communities, and a passion for increasing use of te reo Māori in education and the arts.

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