Executive Committee

Arts Canterbury 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.

Christine Hainstock

Christine Hainstock’s point of difference is that she is not an artist, but an organiser. She and huband Bill have been the key people along with David Sell in the creation and ongoing organisation of Arts Canterbury. Christine is also the South Island Representative for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, on the NZSO Foundation, Vice President of the Royal Commonwealth Society,  and on the Southern Institute of Technology Music Advisory Board.

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 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.

Carol Moffatt

Carol Moffatt joined the executive of Arts Canterbury in 2015. She lives in Kaiapoi and has painted in the water-colour medium for several years.

Rick Rubens

Rick Rubens is a specialised creator of one-off statement pieces of furniture and wall art, using predominantly reclaimed materials and became a full-time artist nearly seven years ago. He is a strong advocate for sustainability and was formerly on the board of directors of Hurunui Recycling, a not for profit recycling organisation. He is also a trustee for the Hurunui 3E Trust, which provides funding for projects involving the Environment, Education and Employment in North Canterbury, where he lives.

Jackie Watson

Jackie Watson is a potter and sometime painter. Interested in the administrative side of the arts she is also involved with Kaiapoi Arts Expo, Waimakariri Community Arts Council, Rangiora Pottery Group, CADFAS and manages Kaiapoi’s Art On The Quay gallery.

She also enjoys the creativity of gardening and welcoming guests to her B&B in Ohoka.

Ruby Whitty

Ruby Whitty is a self taught Kaiapoi artist, working in acrylics and sometimes oils. President of the Kaiapoi Creative Arts section of the Kaiapoi Club she is also a member of Rangiora Art Society. I live to paint not paint to live. I joined the exec to be part of something that would help all artists.