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New Zealand Creative Artists

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  • Rita Agnes (1908 - 1970)
    Rita Angus (12 March 1908 – 25 January 1970), known as Rita McKenzie after 1941, was a New Zealand painter. Along with Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston, she is credited as one of the leading figures i...
  • Florence Margaret Preston (1905 - 1982)
    New Zealand writer Florence Preston. See:
  • Mabel McIndoe (1872 - 1956)
    Mabel Hill (3 March 1872 – 18 November 1956) was a New Zealand artist. Her married name was Mabel McIndoe and whilst she used that name, she continued to exhibit her art under her maiden name. Early ...
  • John Leslie Mcindoe, Jr. (1898 - 1995)
    John Leslie McIndoe (18 November 1898 – 9 May 1995) was a New Zealand artist and printer, and a war artist in World War II. His parents were John McIndoe who founded the family printing firm, and Mabel...
  • James Crowe Richmond (1822 - 1898)
    James Crowe Richmond (22 September 1822 – 19 January 1898) was a New Zealand politician, engineer, and an early painter in watercolours of the New Zealand landscape. Early life Richmond was born in...

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.

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Artists - 19th Century

Artists - 20th Century

Authors - Children/Teens

  • Leonie Agnew
  • Sarona Aiono-Iosefa
  • Sarona Aiono-Iosefa
  • Pamela Allen
  • Jean Anderson
  • Margaret Andrew
  • Alina Arkins
  • Alan Bagnall
  • Mary Barrow
  • Amelia Batistich
  • Tanya Batt
  • Martin Baynton
  • Helen Beaglehole
  • Fleur Beale
  • Margaret Beames
  • Jennifer Beck
  • Bernard Beckett
  • Angie Belcher
  • Robyn Belton
  • Jean Bennett
  • Gavin Bishop
  • Donovan Bixley
  • Paula Boock
  • Kevin Boon
  • Susan Brocker
  • Dorothy Butler
  • Pauline Cartwright
  • Ken Catran
  • Fifi Colston
  • Sue Copsey
  • Shirley Corlett
  • Joy Cowley
  • Wanda Cowley
  • Rachael Craw
  • Maureen Crisp
  • Ruth Dallas
  • Kate De Goldi
  • Joan de Hamel
  • Elena de Roo
  • Ted Dawe
  • Lynley Dodd
  • Melanie Drewery
  • Tessa Duder
  • Beverley Dunlop
  • Gordon Ell
  • David Elliot
  • Barbara Else
  • Brian L. Falkner
  • Fane Flaws
  • Vince Ford
  • Maurice Gee
  • Bettery Gilderdale
  • Maria Gill
  • Esther Glen
  • Peter Gossage
  • Patricia Grace
  • Stacy Gregg
  • David Hair
  • Mandy Hager
  • Glyn Harper
  • Gay Hay
  • Whiti Hereaka
  • Jenny Hessell
  • David Hill (author)
  • Des Hunt
  • Eirlys Hunter
  • Witi Ihimaera
  • Christine Johnston (writer)
  • Phyllis Johnson
  • V. M. Jones
  • Sherryl Jordan
  • Keri Kaa
  • Miriama Kamo
  • Adrienne Kennaway
  • Bob Kerr (author and artist)
  • Jack Lasenby
  • Juliette MacIver
  • Anna Mackenzie (writer)
  • Margaret Mahy
  • Steph Matuku
  • Clare Mallory
  • Janice Marriott
  • Tina Matthews
  • Ged Maybury
  • Cath Mayo
  • Rachel McAlpine
  • Debbie McCauley
  • Sandy McKay
  • Linda McNabb
  • Dot Meharry
  • Kyle Mewburn
  • Peter Millett
  • Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan
  • Sandra Morris
  • Lee Murray
  • Bill Nagelkerke
  • Diana Noonan
  • James Norcliffe
  • Lorraine Orman
  • Joanna Orwin
  • Ruth Paul
  • Elizabeth Pulford
  • Trevor Pye
  • Beverley Randell
  • Nikki Slade Robinson
  • Mary-anne Scott
  • Jillian Sullivan
  • Eve Sutton
  • Melinda Szymanik
  • Mary Taylor (artist)
  • William Taylor (writer)
  • Annie Rae Te Ake Ake
  • Philip Temple
  • Debbie Tipuna
  • Vasanti Unka
  • Ingrid Visser
  • Dorothy Wall
  • Joy Watson
  • Philippa Werry
  • Joyce West
  • Mere Whaanga

Authors - Fiction

  • Avis Acres
  • Catherine Mary Ann Adamson
  • Pip Adam
  • Fleur Adcock
  • Rosetta Allan
  • Pamela Allen
  • Margaret Alington
  • Pinky Agnew
  • Barbara Anderson
  • Catherine Ann Andersen
  • Isabella Smith Andrews
  • Mike Ansari
  • K O Arvidson
  • Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  • Tusiata Avia
  • Annette Baier
  • Louisa Alice Baker
  • Hinemoana Baker
  • Murray Ball
  • Philippa Ballantine
  • David Ballantyne
  • Ellen Wright Blackwell
  • Arapera Hineira Kaa Blank
  • Serie Barford
  • Miriam Barr
  • Mary Anne Barker (Lady Barker)
  • Sarah Maria Barraud
  • Rachel Barrowman
  • Blanche Edith Baughan
  • James K. Baxter
  • Fleur Beale
  • Margaret Beames
  • Airini Beautrais
  • Bernard Beckett
  • James Belich
  • Ursula Bethell
  • Jean Betts
  • Graham Billing
  • Judith Binney
  • Hera Lindsay Bird
  • Gavin Bishop
  • Arapera Blank
  • Paula Boock
  • Ivan Bootham
  • Jenny Bornholdt
  • Avice Maud Bowbyes
  • Thomas Bracken
  • Charles Brasch
  • Errol Brathwaite
  • Virginia Braun
  • Freda Bream
  • Bub Bridger
  • Adele Broadbent
  • Deidre Brown
  • Diane Brown
  • Helen Brown
  • Riwia Brown
  • Harriet Louisa Browne
  • Margaret Bullock
  • Lindsay Buick
  • Dorothy Butler
  • Dolce Ann Cabot (1862–1943), early newspaper editor
  • Christine Cole Catley
  • Kate Camp
  • Alistair Campbell
  • Meg Campbell
  • Ken Catran
  • Eleanor Catton
  • Gordon Challis
  • Lynda Chanwai-Earle
  • Janet Charman
  • Brenda Chawner
  • Hannah Rebecca Frances Caverhill
  • Catherine Chidgey
  • Daphne Clair
  • Margaret Clark
  • Paul Cleave
  • Constance Clyde
  • Nellie Euphemia Coad
  • Elizabeth Fairburn Colenso
  • Hugh Cook
  • Kay McKenzie Cooke
  • Jennifer Compton
  • Sandra Coney
  • Sue Copsey
  • Judy Corbalis
  • Violet May Cottrell
  • David Coventry
  • James Courage
  • Joy Cowley
  • Rachael Craw
  • Douglas Cresswell
  • Fiona Cross
  • Barry Crump
  • Majella Cullinane
  • Jackie Cumming
  • Allen Curnow
  • Dan Davin
  • Joan de Hamel
  • Stephanie de Montalk
  • Pip Desmond
  • George E. Dewar
  • Jean Devanny
  • William Direen
  • Lynley Dodd
  • Gillian Dobbie
  • Alfred Domett
  • Robyn Donald
  • Joan Druett
  • Marilyn Duckworth
  • Tessa Duder
  • Alan Duff
  • Yvonne du Fresne
  • Eileen Duggan
  • Maurice Duggan
  • Kate Duignan
  • Dorothy Eden
  • Lauris Edmond
  • Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • Chris Else
  • Ellen Elizabeth Ellis
  • Riemke Ensing
  • Margaret Escott
  • Barbara Ewing
  • Jacqueline Fahey
  • Fiona Farrell
  • Angie Farrow
  • Beryl Fletcher
  • Tui Flower
  • Mihingarangi Forbes
  • Margot Forde
  • Michelanne Forster
  • Dorothy Fowler
  • Janet Frame
  • Ruth France
  • Margaret Fraser
  • Anne French
  • Catherine Fulton
  • Abby Gaines
  • Rhian Gallagher
  • Maurice Gee
  • Elizabeth Anne Gard'ner
  • Frances Shayle George
  • Ivy Gibbs
  • Ruth Gilbert
  • Olivia Aroha Giles
  • Betty Gilderdale
  • Esther Glen
  • Denis Glover
  • Brannavan Gnanalingam
  • Charlotte Godley
  • Alfred Augustus Grace
  • Patricia Grace
  • Grace Winifred Green
  • Paula Green
  • H. W. Gretton
  • Charlotte Grimshaw
  • Edith Searle Grossmann
  • Kirsty Gunn
  • John Guthrie (John Brodie)
  • Mandy Hager
  • David Hair
  • Bernadette Hall
  • Pip Hall
  • Roger Hall
  • J. H. Haslam
  • Jane Elizabeth Harris
  • Kathleen Hawkins
  • Catherine Hay
  • Karyn Hay
  • Joel Hayward
  • Helen Heath
  • Christina Henderson
  • Ellen Anne Hewett
  • Mary St Domitille Hickey
  • Sarah Higgins
  • Eva Hill
  • Lucy Hockings
  • Liddy Holloway
  • Janet Holmes
  • Lynley Hood
  • Philippa Howden-Chapman
  • M. H. Holcroft
  • Edith Howes
  • Keri Hulme
  • Des Hunt
  • Sam Hunt
  • Rex Hunter
  • Rosalind Hursthouse
  • Robin Hyde
  • Prue Hyman
  • Witi Ihimaera
  • Catherine Lucy Innes
  • Fanny Irvine-Smith
  • Kate Evelyn Isitt
  • Anna Jackson
  • Annamarie Jagose
  • Florence James
  • Lynn Jenner
  • Alexa Johnston
  • Andrew Johnston
  • Christine Johnston
  • Stephanie Johnson
  • Lloyd Jones
  • Tim Jones
  • V. M. Jones
  • M. K. Joseph
  • Sherryl Jordan
  • Andrea Jutson
  • Keri Kaa
  • Amy Grace Kane
  • Merata Kawharu
  • Lindy Kelly
  • Elizabeth Kelso
  • Anne Kennedy
  • Alice Annie Kenny
  • Angela Kepler
  • Bob Kerr
  • Suzi Kerr
  • Fiona Kidman
  • Michael King
  • Rachael King
  • Russell Kirkpatrick
  • Elizabeth Knox
  • Shonagh Koea
  • Saradha Koirala
  • Sarah Laing
  • Annabel Langbein
  • Eve Langley
  • Jack Lasenby
  • John A. Lee
  • Michele Leggott
  • June Margaret Litman
  • Elsie Locke
  • Terry Locke
  • Robert Lord
  • Helen Lowe
  • Brigid Lowry
  • Edith Lyttleton
  • Charlotte Macdonald
  • Rebecca Macfie
  • Catherine Julia Mackay
  • Jessie Mackay
  • Anna Mackenzie
  • Hester Maclean
  • Margaret Mahy
  • Jane Mander
  • Bill Manhire
  • Frederick Edward Maning
  • Phillip Mann
  • Emilie Monson Malcolm
  • Clare Mallory
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Juliet Marillier
  • Janice Marriott
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • Selina Tusitala Marsh
  • Owen Marshall
  • Mary Ann Martin
  • Bruce Mason
  • Kāterina Mataira
  • Sarah Louise Mathew
  • Peta Mathias
  • Tina Matthews
  • Gill Matthewson
  • Muriel Wallace May
  • Ged Maybury
  • Cath Mayo
  • Rachel McAlpine
  • Mary McCallum
  • Anthony McCarten
  • Sue McCauley
  • Lyn McConchie
  • Carolyn McCurdie
  • Jill McDonald
  • Shona McFarlane
  • Greg McGee
  • Rosemary McLeod
  • Linda McNabb
  • James McNeish
  • Cilla McQueen
  • Courtney Sina Meredith
  • Richard Meros
  • Elizabeth Messenger
  • Kyle Mewburn
  • Miriam Meyerhoff
  • Ian Middleton
  • O. E. Middleton
  • Karlo Mila
  • Antonija Mitrović
  • Tze Ming Mok
  • Pérrine Moncrieff
  • Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk
  • Geoff Moon
  • Ronald Hugh Morrieson
  • Paula Morris
  • Michael J T Morrissey
  • Elsie K. Morton
  • John Mulgan
  • Shirley Erena Murray
  • Margaret Mutu
  • Elizabeth Nannestad
  • Susan Napier
  • Sheila Natusch
  • Emma Neale
  • Lino Nelisi
  • Marjory Lydia Nicholls
  • Susan Moller Okin
  • Michael O'Leary
  • Gloria Olive
  • Linda Olsson
  • Claudia Orange
  • Sue Orr
  • Makereti Papakura
  • Ruth Park
  • Lorae Parry
  • Jenny Pattrick
  • Evelyn Patuawa-Nathan
  • Isabel Peacocke
  • Bill Pearson
  • Nicky Pellegrino
  • Emily Perkins
  • Dianne Ruth Pettis
  • April Phillips
  • Vivienne Plumb
  • Leonie Pihama
  • Mark Pirie
  • Robert J. Pope
  • Rebecca Priestley
  • Erenora Puketapu-Hetet
  • Bruce Purchase
  • Alison Quigan
  • Sarah Quigley
  • Beverley Randell
  • Charlotte Randall
  • Jo Randerson
  • Lizzie Frost Rattray
  • Gloria Jasmine Rawlinson
  • Annie Lee Rees
  • Rosemary Frances Rees
  • Amber Reeves
  • William Pember Reeves
  • Sue Reidy
  • Mary Richmond
  • Paddy Richardson
  • Lauren Kim Roche
  • Violet Augusta Roche
  • Hilda Rollett
  • Joan Rosier-Jones
  • Tania Roxborogh
  • Ben Sanders
  • Elspeth Sandys
  • Frank Sargeson
  • Duncan Sarkies
  • Fiona Samuel
  • Elspeth Sandys
  • Nelle Scanlan
  • Dick Scott
  • Mary Edith Scott
  • Mary-anne Scott
  • Robyn Scott
  • Rosie Scott
  • Maurice Shadbolt
  • Tina Shaw
  • Helen Lilian Shaw
  • Keith Sinclair
  • Nalini Singh
  • Anna Smaill
  • Elizabeth Smither
  • Laura Solomon
  • Eileen Louise Soper
  • C. K. Stead
  • Mamari Stephens
  • Adela Blanche Stewart
  • Olga Stringfellow
  • Jacqui Sturm
  • Laura Jane Suisted
  • Essie Summers
  • Barbara Sumner-Burstyn
  • Vanda Symon
  • Melinda Szymanik
  • Tamairangi
  • Leilani Tamu
  • Anna Taylor
  • Chad Taylor
  • Grace Taylor
  • Renee Taylor
  • Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
  • Philip Temple
  • Margaret Tennant
  • Ngaire Thomas
  • Kirsten Moana Thompson
  • Mervyn Thompson
  • Mona Innis Tracy
  • Jill Trevelyan
  • Brian Turner
  • Hone Tuwhare
  • Julius Vogel
  • Dorothy Wall
  • Louise Wallace
  • Marilyn Waring
  • Joy Watson
  • Kristina Webb
  • Ian Wedde
  • Peter Wells
  • Albert Wendt
  • Joyce West
  • Lydia Wevers
  • Dorothy Mary Neal White
  • Emily Louisa Merielina White
  • Cherry Wilder (Cherry Barbara Grimm)
  • Damien Wilkins
  • Guthrie Wilson
  • Helen Wilson
  • Annabelle White
  • Alison Wong
  • Elizabeth Wong
  • Susan Wood
  • Alice Woodhouse
  • Sue Wootton
  • Anne Eyre Worboys
  • Niel Wright

Authors - Non-Fiction

Authors - Poets

  • Arthur Henry Adams (1872–1936)
  • Fleur Adcock (born 1934)
  • Rob Allan (born 1945)
  • K O Arvidson (1938–2011)
  • Tusiata Avia (born 1966)
  • Serie Barford (living)
  • John Barr (1809–1889)
  • Miriam Barr (born 1982)
  • James K. Baxter (1926–1972)
  • John Beaglehole (1901–1971)
  • Ursula Bethell (1874–1945)[1]
  • Hera Lindsay Bird (born 1987)
  • Paddy Blanchfield (1911–1980)
  • Ivan Bootham (1939–2016)
  • Jenny Bornholdt (born 1960)
  • Thomas Bracken (1843–1898)
  • Charles Brasch (1909–1973)
  • Diana Bridge (born 1942)
  • Rachel Bush (1941-2016)
  • Alistair Campbell (1925–2009)
  • Meg Campbell (1937–2007)
  • Clyde Carr (1886–1962)
  • Gordon Challis (born 1932–2018)
  • Glenn Colquhoun (born 1964)
  • Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (1896–1960)
  • Allen Curnow (1911–2001)
  • Elena de Roo
  • John Dennison (born 1978)
  • George E. Dewar (1895–1965)
  • Bill Direen (born 1957)
  • Basil Dowling (1910–2000)
  • Eileen Duggan (1894–1972)
  • Lauris Edmond (1924–2000)
  • Chris Else (born 1942)
  • Riemke Ensing (born 1939)
  • A. R. D. Fairburn (1904–1957)
  • Fiona Farrell (born 1947)
  • Gary Forrester (born 1946)
  • Janet Frame (1924–2004)
  • Ruth France (1913–1968)
  • Ivy Gibbs (1886–1966)
  • Denis Glover (1912–1980)
  • Paula Green (born 1955)
  • H. W. Gretton (1914–1983)
  • Bernadette Hall (born 1945)
  • William Hart-Smith (1911–1990)
  • J. H. Haslam (1874–1969)
  • Kathleen Hawkins (1883–1981)
  • Joel Hayward (born 1964)
  • Sam Hunt (born 1946)
  • Rex Hunter (1888–1960)
  • Robin Hyde (pen name of Iris Wilkinson; 1906–1939)
  • Michael Jackson (born 1940)
  • Andrew Johnston (born 1963)
  • Tim Jones (born 1959)
  • Simone Kaho (born 1978)
  • Fiona Kidman (born 1940)
  • Michele Leggott (born 1956)
  • Terry Locke (born 1946)
  • Bill Manhire (born 1946)
  • Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923)
  • R. A. K. Mason (1905–1971)
  • Gary McCormick (born 1951)
  • Frankie McMillan (born 1950)
  • Heather McPherson (1942–2017)
  • Cilla McQueen (born 1949)
  • Karlo Mila
  • Barry Mitcalfe (1930–1986)
  • Tze Ming Mok (born 1978)
  • Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk (1903–1997)
  • Michael J T Morrissey (born 1942)
  • Alan Mulgan (1881–1962)
  • John Mulgan (1911–1945)
  • Marjory Lydia Nicholls (1890–1930)
  • Michael O'Leary (born 1950)
  • Peter Olds (born 1944)
  • W. H. Oliver (1925–2015)
  • Mark Pirie (born 1974)
  • Robert J. Pope (1865–1949)
  • Harry Ricketts (born 1950)
  • Rosie Scott (1948–2017)
  • William Sewell (1951–2003)
  • Iain Sharp (born 1953)
  • Courtney Sina Meredith (born 1986)
  • Keith Sinclair (1922–1993)
  • Elizabeth Smither (born 1941)
  • Kendrick Smithyman (1922–1995)
  • Laura Solomon (born 1974)
  • C. K. Stead (born 1932)
  • Jacqueline Sturm (1927–2009)
  • Robert Sullivan (born 1967)
  • Apirana Taylor (born 1955)
  • Grace Taylor
  • Brian Turner (born 1944)
  • Selina Tusitala Marsh (born 1971)
  • Hone Tuwhare (1922–2008)
  • Arnold Wall (1869–1966)
  • Ian Wedde (born 1946)
  • Mark Williams (born 1951)
  • Alison Wong (born 1960)
  • Niel Wright (born 1933)

Ceramicists

  • Barry Brickell (1935-2016)

Composers

Fashion Designers

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

Filmmakers

Graphic Designers

Musicians

Photographers

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

Sculptors

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

Weavers

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