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New Zealand Creative Artists

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  • Sir Michael Fowler
    Sir Edward Michael Coulson Fowler (born 19 December 1929) is a New Zealand architect and author who served as Mayor of Wellington from 1974 to 1983.
  • Marlon Williams
    Marlon Williams (born 31 December 1990) is an award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Lyttelton, New Zealand. He has performed solo as well as with current backing group the Yarra Benders (G...
  • Pineamine Wahapeka (Pine) Taiapa (1901 - 1972)
    Pineamine "Pine" Taiapa (1901–1972) was a notable New Zealand wood carver, farmer, rehabilitation officer, writer and genealogist. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Porou iwi. He was born ...
  • Hone Te Kauru (John) Taiapa, MBE (1911 - 1979)
    Hone Te Kauru Taiapa MBE (10 August 1911 – 10 May 1979), also known as John Taiapa, was a Māori wood carver and carpenter of Ngati Porou. He was the younger brother of master Māori carver Pine Taiapa. ...
  • Alfred Augustus Grace (1867 - 1942)
    Alfred Augustus Grace was the youngest of 12 children of Agnes Fearon and her husband, Thomas Samuel Grace, a Church Missionary Society missionary who lived among the Maori of the Taupo region. Althoug...

New Zealand is rich in the creative arts which include drama or theater, music, film, creative writing, graphic design, fashion design, photography and visual arts. This project is for profiles of those that fit into this category. Please add alphabetically by last name.


Artists - 19th Century

Artists - 20th Century

Authors - Fiction

  • Murray Ball
  • James K Baxter
  • Eleanor Catton
  • Barry Crump
  • Alan Duff
  • Janet Frame
  • Patricia Grace
  • Sam Hunt
  • Witi Ihimaera
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • John Mulgan
  • Frank Sargeson
  • Maurice Shadbolt
  • Hone Tuwhare

Authors - Non-Fiction

Authors - Children/Teens

  • Fleur Beale
  • Joy Cowley
  • Lynley Dodd
  • Tessa Duder
  • Maurice Gee
  • Phyllis Johnson
  • Sherryl Jordan
  • Margaret Mahy
  • Joyce West


  • Barry Brickell (1935-2016)


Fashion Designers

  • Trelise Cooper
  • Denise L’Estrange Corbet
  • Karen Walker
  • Adrienne Whitewood


Graphic Designers



  • Laurence Aberhart
  • Marti Friedlander
  • Ans Westra (1936- )


  • Richard Oliver Gross (1882-1964)
  • Anthony Stones (1934-2016)
  • William Thomas Trethewey (1892-1956)


  • Te Aue Davis (1925-2010)
  • Erenora Puketapu Hetet (1941-2006)
  • Rangimarie Hetet (1892-1995)
  • Diggeress Te Kanawa (1920-2009)