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Jan is a full time artist currently residing in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Migrating to Aotearoa in 1983 from the Netherlands, Jan has since adopted the Pacific influence and develops his own insights of its methodologies. As a practising artist, he is a committee member of the North Taranaki Community Arts council. He has participated in selected group exhibitions and created several mural art works for the New Plymouth District Council, New World and several other companies.
He has exhibited internationally and throughout New Zealand.

Selected shows include: Mishima Japan 1992; Melbourne Australia "Chapel of Chapel Gallery" 2003; Illustrator for the new Puke Ariki Museum creating pre-European Maori images with consent and collaboration of the Maori tribe chiefs and elders; solo exhibiiton at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford 2005. He was nominated for the Martin Hughes Contemporary Pacific Art Award in Auckland in 2005.
(source: Real Tart website - http://tart.co.nz/Jan/Huijbers/jan.htm)

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