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Zee is an artist, writer, photographer, and maker of zines.

She finds inspiration in the beautiful and wild natural environment, and the wild things that live there. Her own claim to wildness is an untamed imagination, which comes through particularly in her fictional stories.

From her home & studio in the shadow of Puketapu (sacred hill), fed by the Waihemo (dwindle river), you will find a collection of her stories, photography, and zines for sale that embrace creative expression and capture nature’s exquisite beauty.

When not writing or making art, you’ll find Zee out in her abundant garden, strumming her ukulele, or cozying up with a good book & a strong cup of tea.

Awards

  • Books As Art Exhibition 2018, HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • LexiCon (NZ Science Fiction & Fantasy) Art Competition 2017, SECOND PLACE
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards (Best Youth Novel) 2016, FINALIST

Exhibitions

Upcoming
  • Empty Vessels Joint Exhibition, November 2021POSTPONED
Past
  • Otago Museum Photography Awards, Dunedin 2020
  • Books As Art Exhibition, Dunedin 2018
  • Broken/Beautiful Solo Painting Exhibition, Auckland 2016
  • White Night @ Auckland Arts Festival, 2016
  • Auckland Art Week Collaborative Exhibition, 2015

Memberships

  • SpecFic New Zealand
  • Forest & Bird New Zealand
  • East Otago Camera Club
  • Birds New Zealand

Published Works

Author / Editor of:
  • “Alert Level X” lockdown zines, 2020-2021
  • Ramble On, 2017
  • NZ Young Authors’ Anthology (three editions)
  • I Am A Writer, 2017
  • I Am An Artist, 2016
  • You Can’t Cure A Witch’s Curse, 2018
  • Beyond the End of the World, 2016
  • Lucy’s Story, The End of the World, 2015
  • The Caretaker of Imagination, 2015
  • (wo)manpower zines (three volumes)
  • What Stars Are Made Of, 2014
Also published in:
  • SIZL (Staten Island Zine League) 2021 Summer Zine
  • Botanic Gardens Colouring Book, Wellington City Council, 2017
  • The Sapling, 2017

Selected Media & Events

  • Writing workshops & seminars to over 25 schools across New Zealand as a visiting author.
  • Wham Bam Author Jam Exhibitor, Christchurch 2020
  • Visual Art, Writing & Publishing workshops at Studio One/Toi Tū, Auckland 2017-2018.
  • Waikato Times (Stuff NZ) Interview, 2018
  • Hamilton Zinefest Guest Speaker, 2018
  • CourageMakers Podcast Guest, 2018
  • Wham Bam Author Jam Exhibitor, Christchurch 2018
  • NZ Book Festival Exhibitor, Auckland 2016-2018
  • Eastlife Magazine Feature, 2017
  • Felt “Meet the Maker” Feature, 2017
  • LexiCon (NZ Science Fiction & Fantasy) Panelist, Taupo 2017
  • Booksellers NZ Conference Panelist, Auckland 2016
  • Guest Speaker @ Tea & Talk, Papatoetoe Library, Auckland 2016
  • Eastlife Magazine Feature, 2015
  • MoreFM Radio Book Review, 2015
  • Guest Speaker @ Kaukapakapa Village, Auckland 2015
  • West Auckland Books & Writers Festival, 2013