Executive Committee

Wilson Henderson

Wilson Henderson is a fibre artist and works from his studio in Loburn. He has had many years  involvement in leadership and education roles in arts organisations, and  has held a number of exhibitions of his own work, and supported the mounting of many others. His aspiration for Artists of Canterbury is to create an inclusive, supportive environment that will support members to achieve their goals.  This should involve education opportunities as well as opportunities to exhibit work in a variety of exhibitions.  He believes Artists of Canterbury is in a strong position to be an effective voice for the arts in Canterbury.

Vivienne Davison

Vivienne Davison has been involved in many aspects of Arts Canterbury over the past 13 years. Her expertise mainly lies in exhibition organising and fundraising for the running of Arts Canterbury generally, the annual ‘Artists of Canterbury’ Guide Book and for exhibitions.

Quilliam Collister

Quilliam Collister now sees himself as a professional, if part time, watercolour artist. A love of travel has seen him practising his art in Europe and at home, capturing architectural detail and the light and shadow.

Estelle Jarvis

Estelle Jarvis was born in Christchurch and has been interested in crafts, working with fabrics for many years.

In 2012 she came up with the idea of creating something completely different by making works of contemporary art from fabric.

She enjoys the challenge of working with fabric and making something one of a kind and different from other artworks.

Barbi Larkins

Barbi LarkinsBarbi Larkins is an acrylic artist who enjoys experimenting which has resulted in a portfolio that is nearly as eclectic as the other facets of her life. As well as being a part time artist, Barbi is a full time marketing manager, with interests, training and experience in graphic and web design and social media marketing. She is based in the scenic Lyttelton Harbour region where she lives with her husband Roger, three cats and an old German Shepherd.

Marie Rusbatch-Dawson

A potter since 1971, Marie now lives in Rangiora. She has worked with a wide variety of finishes and enjoys decorating.

Mandy Palmer

Waikuku artist Mandy Palmer enjoys creating figurative studies in a variety of mediums. Her white charcoal and graphite drawings are incredibly detailed, whereas she likes to take a looser approach when using watercolour paints. Mandy believes in “Artists supporting Artists”, and has been involved with the organisation of exhibitions for the Waikuku Artists Inc, and is one of the founding members of the Pegasus Bay Art Show committee.

Donna Chisholm

Donna Chisholm studied at ARA, completing a Diploma in Visual Design, 2014.
Since then she has conscientiously explored her unique line style, investing time to refine this one aspect to her visual voice.

Having an interest in environmental trends, communities and how they function, along side groups of people who experience marginalisation allows Donna to record her thinking and visual tinkerings in a variety of mediums.