Zee Southcombe

Zee is a children’s author, illustrator & fine artist who approaches all her work with vigour and imagination. Her fiction has been short-listed for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards in the Best Youth Novel category, and she has had work commissioned for the Auckland Arts Festival, Artweek AucklandWellington Botanic Gardens, and the Auckland Heritage Festival. Zee had her debut fine art exhibition at Youthline Gallery in 2016.

Zee works to promote other artists, especially young creatives, through collaboration, encouragement, and publishing opportunities such as the NZ Young Writers Anthology and Spotlight On New Zealand Arts (SONZA). She shares her knowledge and experience by visiting schools and participating in community events. She has spoken at events including the National Bookseller’s ConferenceLexicon, and at Auckland Libraries.

When not making stuff, Zee can be found with a cup of tea and a good book, planning her next creative adventure, or out for a walk in the beautiful forests of Aotearoa.