9 Aug 2015

Spark international festival of art

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 9 August 2015

Lindah Lepou and Johnson WitehiraPeople involved in a vast range of creative endeavours, here and overseas, will be in Hamilton this week talking about what makes them tick. It’s for Wintec’s annual Spark international festival of art, media and design. We talk to two of the guest speakers.

Invercargill-based Lindah Lepou's  fashion designs incorporate Pacific and European textiles to reflect her Samoan, Scottish and English ancestry. Linda shows her work internationally while running a clothing factory.

Johnson Witehira is an artist and designer working in print, typography, product, packaging and fashion design. He says he's aiming to "bring Māori visual culture back into the lives of Māori".