Michael Hawksworth

Lecturer - Visual Arts / Drawing / Digital Media


06 830 1153




I was born in Wellington in 1966 and grew up on the Kapiti Coast. I studied Art History and English Literature at Victoria University, with a special interest in creative writing.

In 1995 I gained a diploma in Visual Art from Hawkes Bay Polytechnic. In 2003 I gained a Master Degree in Fine Arts from Auckland University’s Elam School of Arts.

I have taught elements of visual art, particularly drawing, painting and research, at EIT since the late 90’s. Alongside this I have maintained a consistent practice of art-making in a number of different media and disciplines including collage, text, spoken word, drawing and painting. I have also produced design and illustration work for music projects. I exhibit regularly within Hawkes Bay and sometimes further afield within New Zealand.

I am also active in other areas of the local arts scene. I am a reviewer for the online publication The Hook. Also I am a DJ, currently with a residency at Hastings bar The Common Room.

I live in Hastings with my partner and children.    

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