About Zoe

I'm a New Zealand artist based most recently in the Middle East and before that East Africa, where I taught art at Bingham Academy Addis Ababa, but living mainly in New Zealand at the moment.
In 2016 I made a trip to several countries in East Africa, as a regional arts specialist for SIM International, networking and looking for potential opportunities to use the arts as a common ground for reaching out to at-risk youth. As a result, earlier in 2018 I organised an art residency in Nairobi for a dozen artists (local and overseas) to fullfil this. We made art works in a studio, and spent time in Korogocho slum and in several care homes for street kids. In June 2019 I will go back to do the same again.

At home here in New Zealand I'm working on a new series of paintings, which should be posted soon.


© Zoe Cromwell
Eight Souls; acrylic on canvas.  (Private collection)