Deborah Hyde

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Colouring in: Cats in the Trees

Colouring in: Cats in the Trees

This artwork is a linocut print called Cats in the Trees. The artist, Eileen Mayo, loved all animals, but cats were her favourite. What's your favourite animal?

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Colouring in: Doric Dairy

Colouring in: Doric Dairy

In the old days, milk was delivered to people's homes by horse and cart. The milk was ladled into tin pots (called billies) from a big metal urn. Can you find the urn where the milk is kept in this linocut? What colour is it?

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Colouring in: Toroa / Northern Royal Albatross

Colouring in: Toroa / Northern Royal Albatross

Did you know that the Toroa (also called the Northern Royal Albatross) is the world's largest seabird? Where do you think they live? Take a look this live web feed of a chick for a clue...

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Colouring in: Flowers in a Vase

Colouring in: Flowers in a Vase

This lovely painting of flowers was painted a very long time ago, about 1685. It is called a still life, which is a drawing or painting of an arrangement of everyday objects.

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You're going the wrong way...

You're going the wrong way...

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Urban fauna

Urban fauna

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Akaroa, The Riviera of the South

Akaroa, The Riviera of the South

Michael Purdie and I worked at Akaroa Museum recently, assisting museum staff with an influx of passengers from cruise ships visiting the town.