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Curriculum Vitae - Shona Hammond Boys

I am blessed to be living a creative and full life and have the utmost pleasure in my career journey that Art has blessed me with.


I thank all the beautiful people in my life, past, present and future for allowing me to touch their lives and to expand my own.

Current Positions

  • Founder, National Director, New Zealand Children’s Art House Foundation. 25 Children’s Art Houses. 1992-2022

  • Global Patron team building Children’s Art Houses  2012-2022 USA/AUST/NZ

  • International Child Art Foundation, New Zealand Representative Member 2000-2022

  • Founder /Chair of Opotiki Childrens Art House 2002-2022

  • Writer /book/script/ Director/ short film 2016 Oku Moe Moea The Dream which is bigger than I am, 2019.

Teaching Positions

  • All levels in General and Special Needs Education, (gifted and needy)

  • Art, Music, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary in New Zealand, England, USA and Eire. Local, Community, National and International Educational appointments

  • Child Art Education, Calligraphy, Murals, Portraiture, Music, Art Wear 1980-2011


  • Waikato University and Training College T.T.C.distinction.1967

  • Dip. F.S. Whitecliffe College of Art and Design.1987

Past & International Positions

  • Australia Tablelands Regional Council  Café Campaign visiting lecturer 2014   

  • CEO Program Manager Total Success Company 2007-2010

  • International Board Member Transcend University Art and Peace (TAP) 2000 -2009

  • International President of the Asia Pacific Confederation for Arts Education. ASPACAE (all countries, all arts, education for all levels.) 1999-2001

  • N.Z. rep ASPACAE International Board 1997-2001

New Zealand

  • National Partner Every Child Counts National Campaign 2005-2007

  • Writer Creative Leadership course Wintec 2006-2009

  • Government appointed member of QUE11 Arts Council

      Northern Regional representative 1987-1992

  • Founder -Director of the North Shore Children’s Art House, teaching role model and research center, Auckland 1992-2000

  • Chair Advisory Board, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Auckland, New Zealand, supporting establishment of Masters degree in Business, Art Administration and Masters Degree in Art Therapy.1999-2001

  • Organizer, Childrens Art Pavilion Exhibitions Royal Easter Show Auckland 1996-2008

  • Writer Kiwi Can Leadership Certificate Course  - Te Wananga O Aotearoa 2004

  • Chair New Zealand Education Foundation 1987-1889

  • Co-national President of Aotearoa New Zealand Guild of Artists Trust. ANZGAT 1989-1992

  • Founder chair Rodney Childrens Art House 1998

  • Founder- Chair, Highbury House Birkenhead 1982-1984

  • Founder- Chair, Birkenhead Community Arts Council 1984-6

International Awards

  • American Field Scholarship1963-1994

  • American Legion Oratory Award 1964 Yale University

  • Eire T.V. Award Best Producer 1974

  • Presenter ICAF World Childrens Art Olympiad Washington D. C. USA 2003, 2011, 2015

  • Research visit to China/Mongolia re arts education 2004

  • Presenter World Congress Arts Education in Portugal 2006

  • Presenter England Community Arts Conference Birmingham 2006

  • Presenter Thailand UNESCO 1998 Secondary Education and Youth at the Crossroads

  • Presenter Melbourne Crossing Boundaries Conference ASPACAE 2002

  • Celebrating Creative Spaces Conference Wellington/Auckland 2003

Service 1967 - 2015

International /National /Local leadership. Arts advocate, public speaker, gifted teacher, facilitator, arts for peace activist, mediator, organizer, judge of children’s arts events and community arts passionate/compassionate arts net worker, worker with local councils, schools, institutions, iwi.


Country/Family/Home/gardening/home studio/arts/environment/music/peace/writer/plays piano/ violin/ organ/ composes music/writes plays/ gives charity concerts./Art wear designer/keeps journals /studies/arts and culture/ Loves theatre/dance/movies/entertaining.


  • Nelson Wearable Art Award 1995

  • Orangi Kaupapa Trust Award 1999

  • Millennium Education Award 2001 (NZ Federation Of University Women)

  • Queens Service Medal Award for services to Community, Arts and Children 2003

  • USA Presidents Volunteer Service Award 2011

  • Documentary on work and life by James Vonk/Hollywood/ Premiered NZ May 2012

  • New Zealander of the Year Award 2014 Kiwi Bank Local Hero

  • The Inaugural winner WORLD CHILDRENS AWARD- International Child Art Foundation World Childrens Festival Washington DC July 2015 (85 Countries) OMM film international acclaim 2017 Book, Patterns of Creativity 2017

Diverse Awards

  • 1990-2012 Tangata Whenua portraits Official Commissioned QUE11 Council Solo Art Tours N.Z.

  • Wrote/ directed/ produced /musicals 1984-2008 to travel schools and communities.

  • Solo exhibitions NZ Touring/Series/ Dividing Lines 1986-2008/ Mrs. New Zealand 1985-1990.

  • Commissioned Portraiture 1986-2012

  • Commissioned painted 45 landscapes for Hicks Bay Motel Lodge 2010-2012

  • Overseer Opotiki Youth Town Murals 2007-2017 Youth Childrens Town Mosaics 2011- 2017

  • Organizer Te Papa Exhibition Youth Murals 2010/11

  • Co-producer Clean Silver film 2010-11/ Opotiki Youth Murals

  • GATE Gifted Talented Education Bay of Plenty 2010-12 presenter/writer/facilitator/Select Excellence Course

  • Initiator and Curator of New Zealand Children`s Art Collection 1992- 2017

Current Initiatives

  • Overseeing the Childrens Exhibition contribution to the National  Apiculture Conference in Rotorua  July  2017

  • Writing Illustrating and  Publishing  5 books. Pirimi`s World  presented  July 2107

  • Supporting childrens murals in Art House communities.Visiting Childrens Art Houses.Speaking and presenting across NZ.

  • Currently working with gifted and talented children making two films:

                - Children`s Comments on Pirimi`s World

                - Not desperate to be famous... just being creative  

                   Both to be launched September 2017.

Supporter of

Art Education, Universities, Schools, New Zealand Peace Foundation, UNESCO, ASPACAE, International Child Art Foundation. Member USA-China Friendship Inter-Board 2015-17

Creative Children Ensure Creative Communities /Art is Life

Learn more about Shona, the Artist, Author and Filmmaker.

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