Illustrator and East Coast Son - Zak Waipara
|Date||Monday 1 May 2023|
|Time||6pm - 7pm|
|Where||University of Waikato Teaching Resources Library (TL4.19), Gate 4, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton|
In this exhibition and lecture, Zak shares the trajectory of his illustration career, describing his daily workspace and process. He also shares several specific projects, including Ōtea, a comic project for children based on pūrākau Māori.
A former New Zealand Herald graphic artist and HOD of Animation at Animation College, Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Kahungunu) is now Digital Media Lecturer at AUT. He has worked as a designer for Māori Television’s children’s show Miharo, illustrated comics and a range of books, and created animated music videos. Zak also created the design and artwork for New Zealand’s International Children’s Book Day 2007 poster.