Everyone is invited to our
Open Studio Day

Sunday afternoon, 24th June 2018
from  2 to 5 pm
 at NZ Pacific Studio
Art, conversation and refreshments with
Singer song writer, Sarah Dill, USA/NZPS Mt Bruce
Lavinia Winter Fellow - Poet/Writer/Dancer, Mya Cole, Auckland
RAK Mason Fellow - Creative Writer/Poet, Melanie Carter, USA/Cairo
Visual Artist - Farzana Nondini, Bangladesh
Sarah Dill is a vocalist, music therapist, singer songwriter, mindfulness instructor and former NZPS resident. Originally from Minnesota, she and her fiancé George are both newly living and working in the Wairarapa and are our current NZPS House Managers. In combination with her 20+ years as a professional performer Sarah brings a high level of musicianship to her compassionate and heart-centered approach.

Sarah has grown her professional music therapy practice with 7 + years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, adults and elderly clients in clinical, and mental health settings. Now her focus is establishing her local music therapy practice with Fresh Start Health Services, partnering with a variety of organisations in the community. She completed her Bachelor of Science and National Certification in Music Therapy in Minneapolis Minnesota, a stone's throw from the mighty Mississippi River. Passionate about the healing effects music, Sarah uses scientifically supported techniques to educate and inspire her audiences.

2018 NZPS Lavinia Fellow: Mya Cole is a multimedia artist who has an infatuation with movement and poetry, She believes the two mediums are so perfectly linked that they cannot help be made without the other. She is a creative writing student at Auckland University of Technology which she loves and she constantly has a plethora of side projects.
Whilst at NZPS, Mya will explore her Fijian heritage through language and dance. She wishes to find a way to choreograph the nature of being diaspora, to acknowledge her heritage and find a way to incorporate it into her piece of movement/poetry through ritual and traditional values. She is very excited to have the opportunity to explore these ideas.
Special thanks to the Winter Family of Masterton for sponsoring this Fellowship.
2018 NZPS RAK Mason Fellow: Melanie Carter teaches composition and creative writing at The American University in Cairo. In 2015, she took a leave of absence and spent much of the next year in New Zealand, curious about the connections between creativity, Creativity, and the islands’ geological dynamism.  
A former NZPS House Manager, she is returning this time to listen: to fall under the creative spell of Normandell again and to transcribe the voices of the house and garden. The end result of her stay, she hopes, will be the completion of the long poem she began in 2015.
Special thanks to the Daniell Family of Masterton for sponsoring this Fellowship.
Bangladeshi visual artist, Farzana Nondini works in many different media, but prefers acrylics and watercolours. She strives to bring back intimacy to painting and to explore the depth of romanticism between nature and women. This is most important to her and perhaps, she believes, more radical than the current preoccupation with glamorized violence and destruction. Since 1988 Farzana has taken part in numerous art exhibitions in different countries. As well as graduating in fine arts, she has an MBA in marketing from the University of Chittagong and she has helped establish the role of graphic design in her country’s corporate world.

Coming up next week


Details coming soon - Concert peformance 15 July
Sarah Dill and
NZPS 2018 Masterton Fellow, Jhan Lindsay from Wellington
LIVE at Aratoi Museum of Art and History
"Save the Date"
Congratulations to:
2018 Masterton Fellow - Jhan Lindsay, Petone NZ
2018 ANZAC Bridge Fellow - Rebbecca Holden, Upper Hutt NZ
2018 RAK Mason Fellow - Melanie Carter, USA/Egypt
2018 Ema Saiko Fellowship - Leanne Dunic, Canada
2018 Lavinia Fellowship - Mya Cole, Auckland
2018 NZPS Wairarapa Art Review Award - Anna Rutherford, Masterton
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and thrives on support from the community.
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New Zealand Pacific Studio is the only institution of its kind in Aotearoa:
open year-round, and welcoming creative practitioners working in any discipline,
 from NZ and abroad. NZ Pacific Studio was founded in 2001.
.Physical address: 85229 SH 2, Mt Bruce RD1, Tararua, NZ
Located on State Highway 2, two km north of Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre (to which NZPS artists-in-residence gain complimentary entry).

Postal address: PO Box 931, Masterton 5840, Wairarapa, NZ
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