New Zealand born Avis Higgs is an award winning painter and one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s.
The College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington is launching a new fund for creatives with an online auction, in partnership with the Massey Foundation.
Leading NZ artists and alumni including Sir Richard Taylor, Kate Sylvester, John Drawbridge, Judy Darragh, Avis Higgs, Guy Ngan and many more have donated 27 works to help launch the Residencies Fund.
Avis had spent much of her spare time at Bondi Beach in the early 1940s, not only swimming, body surfing and sun bathing but also sketching others - the surfers and swimmers. Here these activities are placed on the pattern of the waves. The predominant white and pale blue colours give a summery feeling. This design...