MAY was a great month at NZPS. Dancer-choreographer and 2016 Lavinia Winter Fellow Sofia Perez undertook her 3-week residency and was inspired by the movements of the animals at Pukaha. She also collaborated with filmmaker Adam Von Penfold and illustrator Talysha Bujold-Abu.
A range of writers, installation artists, eco-artists, illustrators. printmakers, painters, muralists, storytellers, sculptors and ceramic artists in Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, USA and New Zealand applied for the
2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship. We have awarded the 2-week Fellowship to Nick Davies, a physical performer based in Wellington.
Former NZPS artists-in-residence Denise Batchelor exhibited just one breath at Aratoi Museum; Tina Butterfield exhbited 'humilitas' at Heart of Arts, and Justine Fletcher has been exhibiting 'Project 607' at Heart of Arts.
On May 16, MP Alistair Scott visited our centre to become more familiar with the facility. On May 23, NZPS made a presentation to the Pukaha Mount Bruce Board (Bob Francis, Chair). On May 23, NZPS sought funds from the Masterton Creative Communities Sheme for costs towards 2 workshops and an exhibition and were awarded $400; on the same evening, we also attended the Kokomai thank-you event at The White Swan.
NZPS was involved in two Yarns in Barns events: Tales from the Bush, held at our centre, with storyteller-authors Kay Flavell and Gareth Winter, and (in June) 2016 Ema Saiko Poetry Fellow Ya-wen Ho and 2009 Lavinia Winter Fellow Lynley Edmeades joined Poems on the Vine at Gladstone Vineyard.
NZPS founder Kay Flavell, guest speaker at the Wai Art meeting,
OPEN STUDIO DAY at our centre from 2pm.
Kay Flavell will speak to a group of Year 13 students at Rathkeale College.
Last day to enjoy the art exhibition at our neighbour's: Pukaha Mount Bruce. Tina Butterfield (USA), Cat Blanchet (Canada) and Stefanie Smith (Canada) contributed art for the fundraiser.
Rose Kirkup, winner of the NZPS Award at the 2016 Fringe Festival, will be in residency.
The application period for the 2016 Friends of Aratoi Fellowship. Details will be on our website and Facebook Page.
NZPS and Wai Word will co-host a writing workshop at our centre - planning is in progress.
4pm. Regent 3 Cinema, Masterton. NZPS and Friends of Aratoi are hosting the art film 'Van Gogh' introduced by Bruce Congalton. Only one screening. An exclusive fundraiser for Aratoi and NZPS. Tickets from NZPS or Aratoi - $20 for one film or $35 for both, see below.
4pm. Regent 3 Cinema, Masterton. NZPS and Friends of Aratoi are hosting the art film 'The Impressionists' introduced by Gareth Rapson. Only one screening. An exclusive fundraiser for Aratoi and NZPS. Tickets from NZPS or Aratoi - $20 for one film or $35 for both.