Artist Statement     Press Release

Gavin was born in Yorkshire in 1950 up and grew up in the industrial port city of Hull. His family emigrated to New Zealand in 1961 and he grew up in rural Hawkes Bay where he worked in orchards and bean-fields before school and began writing and broadcasting for children’s radio. In 1968, at 17, he spent a years as a volunteer teacher in the jungles of Borneo, working with the children of headhunters, and after graduating from the University of Victoria in Wellington began current affairs broadcasting for New Zealand radio and television. He spent the 70’s and 80’s as a newspaper, radio and TV journalist in Britain, and since the early 90’s has been writing for film and television in Los Angeles.