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Rua Whakairo Youth Art in Public Places Opotiki

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National Director Shona
Hammond Boys receives Award on the World Stage

National Director and Founder of the NZCAHF received the World Children's Award at the International Child Art  Foundations World Children's festival banquet in Washington on July 3rd. This was given for long service to Children and the arts globally. In her acceptance speech Shona said Children's creativity is our best hope for a peaceful and better tomorrow. I am thrilled to bring such an award back to New Zealand where the first Children's art house was established.It is a great pleasure to see the children of the world making friends and to meet with my colleagues and share our professional  achievements.NZCAHF has  been a partner to the International Child Art Foundation since its inception in 1997 which is also when the New Zealand Children's Art House Foundation was established.  In 1963 Shona had made a pledge on the Washington DC National Mall to serve Children and Art. Fifty  years later she was delighted to see the film she directed from the book she wrote for the WCF  Oku Moe Moea the dream which is bigger than I am screened in the New Zealand Embassy at Washington as part of the World Children's Festival.This film can be downloaded at       

and the book is available through  Pictures include Sister Jenna of the Washington Mediation Museum  Portia Davidson USA Antje Tesche Mentzen of Germany all supporters of the NZCAHF  Harriet Fulbright watching the film and Eric Collier star of the film with Dr Liston Bochette Olympian organizer of Art for Rio De Janerio  Games 2016

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Shona Hammond Boys with Ann Tolley MP


We also have a facebook site for Oku Moe Moea The dream which is bigger than I am  

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Kia Ora,
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 "Creative Children Ensure Creative Communities"     

The New Zealand Children's Art House Foundation Trust
was established in 1999 to assist the establishment and
development of Children's Art Houses within the communities of New Zealand.
NZCAHF believes it is a fundamental right and necessity
for children to explore their creativity within safe,
valued community projects

What would you think about a club where the only rules are
"to love art and to be kind to each other?"
Where everyone must follow these rules,
including teachers and parents!
These are the rules of the
New Zealand Children's Art Houses

Shona Hammond Boys Artist/Author/Musician/Film-Maker Lavender House 160 Bridge Street Ōpōtiki, 3122 The Bay of Plenty New Zealand Tel: +64 027 699 8843 Email: Website:

Children's arts events, festivals,
carnivals, exhibitions, craft days, fundraisers,
musicals, dramas, are wide ranging

News flash:
 International Child Art Foundation, Washington DC

An Invitation to Support

the 6th Arts Olympiad (2017-2020)

           Shona Hammond Boys

Documentary - The Life of Artist - Shona Hammond Boys - Fields of Lavendar-

“ Creative Children Ensure Creative Communities"

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Good Luck Fairy

World Children's Festival 2011

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World Children's Festival 2011
I.C.A.F International Childart Foundation
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