Who are we?

We are Alan and Ellen Hodgetts, husband and wife visual artist sweethearts!  SweetArts is the name under which we collaborate on various creative projects, and this is the place where we share our artistic shenanigans with you!  If you enjoy what you see and would like to get in touch, email us at sweetarts@xtra.co.nz

Alan also produces music under the alias, Manzo. His debut album 'Ultramarine' launched in January 2016 and reached no. 8 in the Independent NZ Music Charts. His second studio album 'Outsider', released on 2 September 2017, entered the NZ album charts at #8, #2 on the Heatseeker charts and #2 on the IMNZ album chart (Independent Music New Zealand).

Examples of our work

More on Manzo

Check out this page for information on Alan's musical alias, Manzo. You can buy his debut album 'Ultramarine' right now on CD from our SweetArts shop or download from  iTunes  or Amazon. The album is streaming on Spotify

Latest News

Latest News


Our new SweetArts Studio will be part of the Kapiti Arts Trail during the last weekend in October, first weekend in November. We look forward to welcoming friends and visitors to our lovely, serene creative space. 


September 2017 was an incredible month for Manzo's second album Outsider

- Entered the NZ Albums charts at No 8
- Entered the Heatseeker Albums chart at No 2
- Entered the IMNZ (Indie) Album charts at No2
The second single from the album 'A Box of Time' was released today Friday 15 September

Check out the new Manzo Website for more information.


Don't forget you can buy the album right now from the iTunes store, or from our SweetArts Shop

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