Artists invited to take up Wild Creations residencies
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IntroductionArtists with a yearning for the natural and beautiful are invited to apply for three Wild Creations artists-in-residence opportunities in 2011.
Date: 09 June 2010
Artists with a yearning for the natural and beautiful are invited to apply for three Wild Creations artists-in-residence opportunities in 2011.
The six-week residencies, offered by the Department of Conservation in partnership with Creative New Zealand, are for emerging and established artists at one of seven iconic locations throughout the country.
“This is an exciting opportunity for artists to gain inspiration through a unique connection with New Zealand’s natural environment,” said Nicola Holmes, DOC General Manager, Conservation Engagement Group.
They will get fresh insights into the relationship between nature and art as well as experiencing first-hand the physical and creative challenges of where they are living.
Successful artists can choose from a range of stunning locations that include the historic Rotorua Lakes in the Bay Of Plenty and the secluded Mason Bay on Stewart Island.
Creative New Zealand offers each artist a $5000 stipend and up to $2000 for travel and material costs while DOC provides accommodation and support.
The closing date for applications is Friday 27th August.
2010 residency winners
This year, three artists are taking up Wild Creations residencies: drawing, installation and video artist Chris Cottrell, filmmaker and performance artist Hayden Fowler, and songwriting duo Andy Hummel and Holly Ewens who make up indie-folk band Rosy Tin Teacaddy.