Art is a living thing

at Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand

Organized by:
New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists’ Residency Centre

2 December 2016 – 15 January 2017

Art is a living thing. It breathes. It moves. Sometimes it sings. It needs nourishment. It needs a community. New Zealand Pacific Studio works to provide a space where art – in whatever form – can live, and thrive. Over the past fifteen years, the five-acre facility at Mount Bruce has hosted hundreds of people who create, re-create, edit, dance, write, paint, animate, photograph, choreograph, tell stories, collect stories. These residents have been welcomed by the Wairarapa/Tararua community and have made significant contributions to the region through concerts, workshops, readings, school visits, presentations, exhibitions, lectures and more.
In celebration of its fifteenth year, the centre mounted an exhibition of its residents at Aratoi Museum, the region's leading art museum. This exhibition presents a medley of their work.
The work I show is a series of jeans with drawings of New Zealand trees on them.

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As part of the exhibition I give a workshop. Here you find the details.

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participant of the workshop

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Aratoi Museum at Masterton

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Working at New Zealand Pacific Studio

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Participants of exhibition Art is a living thing:
Laura Amtower (USA), Charlotte Andrew (GB, NZ); Michèle Bachmann (CH); Denise Batchelor (NZ); Max Bellamy (NZ); Amy Berk (USA); Nancy Berlin (USA); Anna Borrie (NZ); Adi Brown (NZ); Kyle Browne (USA); Talysha Bujold-Abu (Canada); Tina Butterfield (USA); Jonathan Byron (Aus); Leo Cappèl (NZ); Melanie Carter (USA); Emma Chalmers (NZ); Mary Lai Shan Chan 二川ゆかり (Hongkong); Catherine (Kate) Coolahan (NZ); Andy Cox (USA); Shelagh Duckham-Cox (USA); Lorna Crane (Aus); Karen Curry (Can); Jodie Dalgleish (NZ); Andree De Latour (NZ); Nicola Dench (NZ); Rosalind Derby (NZ); Rita Dibert (NZ); Sarah Dill (USA); Susan DiRende (USA); Adele Earnshaw (NZ); Lynley Edmeades (NZ); Sibylle Eimermacher (NL); Tracy Farr (NZ); Justine Fletcher (NZ); John Bevan Ford (NZ); Biddy Fraser-Davies (NZ); Janis Freegard (NZ); Terra Fuller (USA); Annelyse Gelman (NZ/De); Elizabeth Gertsakis (Aus); Ingrid Gottlieb (NZ); Gerard Harris (Can); Willy Harroff (USA); Michele Hawkins (Aus); Evan Haynes (NZ); Arie Hellendoorn (NZ); Robbin Henderson (USA); Ya-wen Ho (NZ); Brooke Holve (USA); Marian Hulshof (NL); Holly Jackson (NZ); Mark Johnsen (USA); Charlotte Johnson (USA); Rose Kirkup (NZ); Nadia Narelle Kliendanze (Aus); Phil Kueffer (CH); Anne Lamborn (USA); Kendra Larson (USA); James LeCuyer (USA); Rebecca (Bicky) Lee (NZ); Veronika Licher (De); Kirsty Lillico (NZ); Liu Xiaoxuan (China); Anastasia Lobkovski (Finl); Luo Hui (China, Can, NZ); Mark Manning (NZ, USA); David Marden (NZ); Zoe Meager (NZ); Barbara Millman (USA); Kate Minnock (Ireland); Yukari Nikawa (Japan); Ong Si Hui (China); Turi Park (NZ); Kedron Parker (NZ); Elaine Pawlowicz (USA) ; Adam von Penfold; Jessica Elizabeth Persaud (USA); Connah Podmore (NZ); Marie E. Potter (NZ); Marina Pruefer (De); Lorraine Rastorfer (NZ); Paul Reuther (USA); Pippa Sanderson (NZ); Kristin Maria Sharp (USA); Bevan Shaw (NZ); Elizabeth Sher (USA); Robert Silvey (USA); Madeleine Slavick (USA, Hongkong, NZ); Stefanie Smith (Can); Gaye Sutton (NZ); Anne Taylor (NZ); Mike Ting (NZ); Turi; Kathryn Van Beek (NZ); Suze Van Der Beek (Aus); Marie Weichman (USA); Tracy White (NZ); Annabel Wilson (NZ); Rachel Wilson (USA); Zheng Danyi (China, Hongkong); Jane Zusters (NZ)

New Zealand Pacific Studio

Aratoi Museum
12 Bruce Street
Masterton 5810,
New Zealand
ph: +64 6 370 0001