On Wednesday 6 September 2017 at 5.30 pm at the Tauranga City Library The Farmyard Idol will be launched. A collaborative work by local writer Angie Belcher and local artist and llustrator Debbie Tipuna. There will be readings from the book and opportunities to purchase autographed copies. Everyone is invited to this wonderful event at the library and guess what? – yes, it’s free.
Well known local artist Debbie Tipuna recently won the inaugural Residency Arte Italia Tautoko Maori – Basilicata, out of about 300 applicants nationally. A three month artists residency in Irsina, in Southern Italy to paint and create artwork full-time.
The aim is to provide an artist with the opportunity to work in a fully resourced studio to explore and experiment within a new environment and with a range of various mediums.
As an ex children’s librarian I also asked to visit local schools and take an art/story lesson with the local children, with the assistance of a translator. I took some of my children’s books. This section from the Creative Bay of Plenty website.
Link to Debbie’s profile: https://www.thebigidea.nz/profile/debbie-tipuna