Creative Conservation: a Celebration of Artists who are Wild About Nature

Author(s): Chrissy Wickes & Sonia Frimmel

NZ Art and Artists | Environment & Climate

New Zealand has a distinctive landscape and flora and fauna, and there are many artists that celebrate this through their work, whether it is painting, sculpture, ceramics, carving or weaving. This book showcases a group of 35 established and aspiring artists and their work, looking at what inspires them and how their awareness of the importance of conservation motivates their work and is accompanied by captions from the artists themselves that explain their technical and emotional approach to the subject along with a brief profile and photo.
This is not a book just about conservation, but a celebration of the artistic talent New Zealand has to offer.


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Chrissy Wickes has worked in conservation for more than 30 years and has travelled extensively around New Zealand. She is also an artist and her oil paintings capture the magnificence of the New Zealand landscape. She works with other artists who are also interested in conservation in curating group exhibitions and shares their passion for furthering conservation efforts through their artwork.

Sonia Frimmel is a Waikato based artist and author of guidebooks to her region's walking and cycle tracks.She also produces creative display panels with conservation themes - incorporating art as a way to tell these stories is important to her. She is inspired by her 30 years working alongside people commited to conservation and the time she has spent tramping in some of New Zealand's most beautiful places.

General Fields

  • : 9781869665432
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chrissy Wickes & Sonia Frimmel