Hamish Oakley-Browne graduated as the top student from the 2014 Bachelor of Applied Arts (visual) program at NorthTec, Whangarei. In 2015 he secured an Artist in Residency placement at Te Kowhai Print Trust, at the Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. Hamish now manages the print studio at Te Kowhai where he continues to promote printmaking to wider audiences by organizing and fundraising community printmaking events. These included Printapalooza, a large-scale wood block, steamroller printing event and Northland’s first Printmakers Symposium. As a free-lance arts facilitator he also works contractually and on funded community arts projects like the alternative education initiative Te Kakano Ahau Whangarei and Quarry Arts Youth Scholarship Program. Recently Hamish received a media grants award which funded a six-month creative project in association with Like Minds Like Us to raise awareness and reduce stigma around recovery from mental distress.