Crowe Creative is an art service business run by artist Deborah Crowe. Delivering expertise in three strands – mentoring, workshops and consulting. Crowe Creative is small and client focused, tailoring services to the particular needs of the individual, the group or business.
With over thirty years experience in the art world, an award winning art practitioner and respected tertiary educator, Deborah Crowe’s skills are utilised by Crowe Creative in the provision of professional development for visual practitioners and other groups keen to develop creative thinking skills as part of their business development. Crowe Creative engages practitioners and professionals from a wide network of contacts.
Deborah Crowe completed her degree and postgraduate study at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and has exhibited in a variety of art and design contexts, nationally and internationally, since 1982. Between 1986 and 2014 she concurrently held a number of senior tertiary teaching and academic positions after relocating from Scotland to Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2016 Crowe received an ART* Venture Creative Entrepreneur Award.
Crowe has worked as a curator, a production designer, a fashion designer (Fraser Crowe) and consulted to many art agencies including Creative New Zealand, Artists Alliance, NZQA and Objectspace where she sits of the Board of Trustees. In 2018 she was invited to judge the Molloy Morpeth Canaday 3D Award, a national award for 3-dimensional art, and in 2019 Crowe became a Trustee on the Board of New Zealand Fashion Museum. She has sustained art and business practice that thrives on provision of high quality work. She has completed many creative collaborative projects and commissions, including Heritage Hunter, a 1.2 x 60m public artwork and website for Auckland Council.
Known for her impeccable professionalism, consistent delivery of high quality results and an energetic approach to getting the job done, Deborah’s involvement in Crowe Creative utilises her creative and professional skills as an artist and freelance advisor, teacher and mentor.
The services that Crowe Creative provides emerge from sustained experience and operation in the contemporary art world, in supporting practitioners and clients’ needs and bridging practical and professional situations.