See the Centre in beautiful Mount Bruce, Wairarapa
and meet our Artists-in-Residence
Introducing Susan di Rende (USA), Lavinia Winter Fellow, Emma Chalmers (NZ); R.A.K. Mason Writer's Fellow, Madeleine Slavick (NZ); and Robert Silvey and Kristin Sharp (USA): 22nd March, 2- 5 pm.
Come meet and chat with our creative practitioners in residence, including writer, curator and film Director/Producer Susan di Rende. Susan was the founder of the Californian Broad Humour Festival for women screenwriters and directors who focus on the comedy, which was named one of the top festivals for women in the world by MovieMaker magazine in 2013. She has also programmed and managed an experimental theatre lab for performers wishing to develop and critique new material and is responsible for a number of short and feature digital films aimed at internet, film festival, and direct-to-DVD distribution. As well as an artist-in-residence, Susan is our House Manager, until the end of March

Painting Between the LinesEmma Chalmers
Songs from Hong Kong to NZMadeleine Slavick
Artist's Talk Reading: 2:30pm
This year's R.A.K. Mason Writer's Fellow is Madeleine Slavick of Carterton. Madeleine will be working on a new collection of writing and images, combining not only text and image, but also different forms of short 'non-fiction', including poetry.
Madeleine has exhibited her photography internationally in Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Japan, Singapore and USA, and has authored several books of photography, poetry, and non-fiction. At NZ Pacific Studio, Madeleine's new collection will be grounded in Wairarapa, New Zealand, where she now lives. 
With thanks to Christine Hunt Daniell and Derek Daniell for their sponsorship.
Right: At Henley Lake, Masterton (2011).
Madeleine currently has an exhibition at Aratoi Museum of Art and History, Hong Kong Song, with which she presents the poetry, poverty and generosity of Hong Kong. The photographic images trace nearly 25 years of living in Hong Kong, and an accompanying book contains fifty stories and fifty images: until Sunday 10 May 2015, 10:00am – 4:30pm. Artist's Talk: 21 March 2015 at 11am - Main Gallery. 

This year's Lavinia Winter Fellow is Emma Chalmers of Dunedin. 
During her Fellowship, Emma will develop a series of gouache paintings in response to French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir's book The Ethics of Ambiguity. In her talk, she will give a glimpse into her artistic life and process as well as her response to Beauvoir. With thanks to the Winter family for their sponsorship.
Left: Bliss (2013), Gouache on Tiepolo Paper, 36 x 46 cm.
Also meet Multimedia artist and 'digital nomad' Robert Silvey and poet and writer Kristin Sharp. Robert, who initally trained as a painter, is developing new work with an interest in myth and transformation, discovered while recently in Bali. Kristin is writing an illustrated children's book.
Photo by Robert Silvey, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2012.
For our location and enquiries:
Jodie Dalgleish, Programme Manager, NZ Pacific Studio Artists' Residency Centre