November 2015 – Launch of the Artist’s Survival Cookbook

North Shore Times 24/11/15. Launch of The Artist’s Survival Cookbook


Impressions from the launch pop-up kitchen at the Zion Hill Methodist Church in Birkenhead 28/11/15

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August  2014 – Festival of Performing Object, Estuary Arts Centre Orewa

ArtNews August/September 14  issue



Hibiscus Matters, 28/7/14

HM puppets 28_7_14

North Shore Times 14/8/14


22nd June to 4th July 2013 – Solo exhibition at the Depot Artspace in Devonport

 January/February 2013

Fellow blogger Miss Viwi publishes an interview series consisting of 5 posts on the Dedes and their background. Originally in German the translation of the posts were woven in the story on this blog.

The big screening

Decision making

Five minutes of fame

The interview continues

The end

7 August 2012 “Like – What?” an installation of 5 puppets was named a Finalist in the 2012 Wallace Art Awards

The assemblage explores social networks by employing the subversive art of puppetry. While social networks undoubtedly connect a wide range of people, it can also have an isolating and depressing effect.

The installation uses  five puppets and their network connection forms a pentagram. The pentagram was choosen for its ambiguity. For medivial Christians it symbolised the five wounds of Christ and it was also believed it provided protection against demons. At the same time neopagans, particularly the Wiccans, use it as a sign of their faith and it is also a symbol of Satanism.

19 April 2012 Launch of Hermit’s Web or the few friends I need I hand-craft myself

The launch was held at Northart Gallery in Northcote, Auckland. 100 people attended. For more images click here

15 February 2012 first published image of some puppets in a German newspaper.

A week into making puppets I photographed some of the heads and emailed two images to the newspaper they are made of (as a tongue-in-cheek before and after comparison).  I was delighted when they made it into print. The newspaper is a highbrow weekly with a print-run of half a million.