I am very happy (and so are the neighbours) to be a guardian of this tiny library. I painted it to match the house. It has been very busy since its opening!! These Lilliput libraries are popping up all over Dunedin, painted by Dunedin artists – another great community project. You can read all about this project at: New Zealand Book Council
Helena de Kok is a Dutch photographer based in Wellington. She is currently working on a photography project supported by the Netherlands Embassy, showcasing and celebrating members of the Dutch community (first and second generation) in New Zealand.
Helena interviewed me at home in Dunedin and has included my story in this project which you can see and read more about at: Dutch New Zealand
Because I have a very busy artistic life, some things get put a bit on the back burner – but this has the positive of allowing me to take the time to really reflect on my experiences in different places. I had always wanted to visit the Chatham Islands and this trip was very special because I was taken under the wings of the local people. I had the best boil up ever, honed my darts’ skill, enjoyed wonderful warm hospitality, talked about art and the island, got taken to some amazing views, visited the neat museum, four wheel drived to the edge of the land and had many other amazing adventures.
I hope I can return to this very special place in the future.