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
Presenter Zak Waipara
Contact Nicola Daly
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

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.

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