Fifi is an award winning junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator, non-fiction author and a long-standing presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s ‘What Now’ and then ‘The Good Morning Show’. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 23 years with 26 entries in show. Her work has been exhibited many times in Nelson’s World of WearableArt Museum and her piece ‘Lady Curiosity’ is currently touring internationally. She has also worked with Richard Taylor’s Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios, Pukeko Pictures and The Production Shed as a costumier, puppet maker, illustrator and crafts expert.
Fifi was AMAZING!! She related so well to the children (aged 5-7 years old), showed items of high interest, engaged the children in trying them on, generated discussion about materials and ideas, showed relevant parts of her books. She was completely inspirational - we have had many of our students creating and drawing hats, masks and costumes at school and at home, children poring through School Journals finding Fifi's work, parents asking for the titles of her books because their children want to buy them to have at home. Hands down - Fifi is the most inspirational person we've had to visit us.