Hamish Keith has spent a lifetime writing about arts & culture in New Zealand. The author, critic, social commentator and former chair of the New Zealand Arts Council has done much to promote the idea that New Zealand can and does have a vibrant arts scene - and that our art history doesn't just start with the arrival of European settlers. His most recent project, The Big Picture a history of New Zealand art since 1642, examines the multiple streams in the country's culture.
Hamish is an accomplished radio & television broadcaster - His most recent project, The Big Picture a history of New Zealand art since 1642, examines the multiple streams in the country's culture - directed by Paul Swadel and produced by Fiona Copland of Filmworks, which garnered 3 nominations at the 2008 New Zealand Screen Awards, and won Best Series and Best Music Awards. Hamish is also the published author of, to name a few;
Dick Frizzell: The Painter
The Big Picture
Hamish is married to the costume designer Ngila Dickson. He was awarded the OBE for services to the arts in 1981 and in October 2009, the University of Waikato conferred an honorary doctorate on him.