13 Apr 2021

Engaging tamariki in tree conservation by story telling

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 13 April 2021

Visual artist Kate Parker grew up roaming bushland in Kaeo in the Far North.

That early introduction to the natural world is reflected in the art she produces.

Her latest endeavour is her debut children's book Kōwhai and the Giants, which features her illustrations, using very few colours capturing dark and shade and a golden glow.

Running alongside the pictures is a narrative Kate hopes will inspire tamariki to not only engage with the environment, but be inspired to protect it.