The three shows on at The Vivian this month are as diverse as you can get. From goddesses to a genuine rock god, and with some lovely weirdness along the way, it’s a dreamy rollercoaster of concepts, colour – and political comment.
I have long been a fan of beautiful Matakana, New Zealand’s very own slow living capital and one of my favourite places to get away to that is less than an hour’s drive from my home in Central Auckland.
Our cover girl this issue is Matakana’s very own green goddess, Trish Allen. Trish is an environmental educator and freelance permaculture teacher who loves nothing better than talking rubbish over a keep-cup of coffee.
For someone with a Master’s Degree from Elam School of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Design and Visual Art as well as a Certificate in Interior Design, Sophie Foote is astoundingly humble and unpretentious.
We all know houseplants bring style and substance to any home or workspace - enhancing the look and feel, creating comfort and calm. The health benefits of indoor plants, however, aren’t quite so well understood.
“It has always been about something more,” says Jules as her tale unfolds. With her career in nursing leading to Sister-in-charge of the surgical ward in Harley St. London, looking after royalty in the Royal and Military hospital, she knew there was a different world to explore.