Artist in Residence

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1st February - 1st April

10:00am - 3pm

Treehouse Visitors Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā 

The Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden have great pleasure in welcoming their integral Artist in Residence, Hannah Schickedanz to the Wellington Botanic Garden. 

Hannah is a fine artist, illustrator and designer who will be resident in the Treehouse between 1 Feb to 1 April 10am—3pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

She says, “I am interested in the meanings humans read into images. My paintings - whether still life or figurative - play with a make-believe mythology. Memories, objects, and stories handed down from parents and grandparents — or handed up from my children — feature alongside woven and collected natural materials foraged during half-remembered summer holidays”. 

The sights and smells of nature during summer and autumn always make her creative sap rise. She says “What a treat to be working in the Gardens amongst such a well of inspiration at this time of year!"

Hannah is looking forward to meeting you at the Treehouse. All artwork is for sale with a portion of the sale going towards various Friends projects.


Sunday 12th March
Botanical Mandala Illustration
Learn Hannah’s process for creating a whimsical, nature-inspired monoline mandala and take home a finished piece of art ready to frame and hang.

Sunday 26th March
Foraged Fibres: Coiled pine needle baskets
Join Hannah in preparing and stitching pine needles into baskets. You will take home a small basket (or a work in progress), needle, thread, and a gauge to keep stitching at home