Hilary Jean Tapper


Hilary Jean Tapper is a dollmaker, illustrator and filmmaker based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. She is currently studying her masters in Arts Therapy, teaching dollmaking and creative wellbeing classes, and creating dolls and illustrations which travel across the world. She is a lover of gardens, quietness, long forest wanders, reading, drawing and making little people. 

Hilary is our newest resident in the Rekindle workshop and is funded by a Creative New Zealand Arts Grant. She can be found working in our Arts Centre workshop on most Tuesdays, & often teaches doll-making, tī kōuka string making & more within our Resourceful Skills workshop programme. Please visit Hilary's website for more about her work  or  @hilaryjeantapper  


Inner Child Doll

Courage Bear

Big Courage Doll

 Other samples of Hilary's work