Artist’s Diary


Rainbow Warrior visits Matauri Bay

I was privileged to be invited aboard the new Rainbow Warrior when she made her special visit to Matauri Bay to pay homage to the original Rainbow Warrior.  

Ngati Rehia kaumatua, Allan Munro and Chris Booth are ferried to the Rainbow Warrior


Northern Advocate and Northland Age, 9th Jan 2013 Articles and photo by Peter de Graaf

The new Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior made its first public appearance in New Zealand on January 9 when its crew visited Matauri Bay, described by captain Joel Stewart as “the spiritual home” of the environmental organisation’s ships. There the crew paid tribute to the original Rainbow Warrior, bombed by French agents in 1985, and to Ngati Kura, the guardians of the old ship’s grave site on the seabed amid the Cavalli Islands.

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North Tec Award

Award for eminent Northland sculptor

The Northern Advocate 29th Oct 2012 Written by Lindy Laird

Kerikeri sculptor Chris Booth has been awarded a NorthTec Council’s Honorary Fellowship.

The world-renowned sculptor received the accolade from chief executive Paul Binney at the opening ceremony for the new creative centre, Te Toi Pito, at the Raumanga campus on Friday.

Since 2007, the NorthTec Council has bestowed its fellowship awards on 14 Northlanders who have made a significant contribution to the region.

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Transformation Plant

Van Dusen Earth Art Exhibition, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada (11 July – 30 September)

nac̓θətəɬp “Transformation Plant” was created in consultation with elders and key members of the Musqueam Indian Band, Vancouver, Canada, who also bestowed it’s name.

nac̓θətəɬp “Transformation Plant” is a collaboration with nature and community – living earth art.

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