2017 Artist in Residence - Chloe Loftus
Chloe Loftus performing outdoors. Photo credit: Keith Morris
For the first time we will host a choreographer/dancer as our artist in residence. Chloe Loftus will work from Long Bay Regional Park from mid October to mid December 2017.
Taking dance outside the theatre into outdoor places and public spaces is a mission for Chloe, who is known for her highly physical style.
2016 Artist in Residence - Kate Parker
Theatre artist Kate Parker made a series of paper-cut story boxes on the theme of forest destruction and revival during her residency at Anawhata.
2015 Artist in Residence - Conor Clarke
Natural vs Unnatural
Conor at work at Waitawa. Photo: Liz March
Conor spent time exploring and photographing landscapes shaped by Maori earthmovers (the pa) and pakeha industrialists.
Many of her images emphasize the contrast between nature and features that wouldn’t occur naturally.
Conor exhibited her park inspired photos at Two Rooms Gallery in June 2016, and will exhibit again at Papakura Art Gallery later in 2017.
Hear a Standing Room Only interview with Conor.
To see more of Conor's work, visit her website.
2014 Artist in Residence - Lynn Kelly
Fossicking around the foreshore has provided lots of raw material and inspiration for jeweller Lynn Kelly.
You'll find pumice, pebbles, 'beached glass', fishing line, seeds, bark and lichen references in her new pieces.
Maps with local place names, headland shapes and photos of Scandrett family members also feature.
Lynn's 'Scandrett flavoured' work was exhibited at galleries throughout the country during 2015-2016.
For a booklet about her residency work, email Michelle Edge.
For more information about Lynn and to see samples of her work, visit her website.
2013 Artists in Residence - Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor
A Way of Seeing
Tim Prebble (sound artist) and Denise Batchelor (filmmaker) have now completed their residencies in the Waitakere Ranges, but the impact
of their time out west will linger on in their current exhibitions.
To see more of Tim's work see his blog Music of Sound.
To see more of Denise's work visit her website.
2012 Artist in Residence - James Ormsby
Parks past and present on paper
James Ormsby settled into his studio or 'scriptorium' in the old Ashby Homestead at Tapapakanga Regional Park in mid October 2012. Over the next eight weeks he created contemporary illustrated manuscripts which distilled and
alluded to aspects of the park. The symbols selected and depicted were carefully researched and meticulously drawn.
Two of James' artworks have been printed as posters and are available for park or art education. James also exhibited some of his residency work at Whitespace Gallery. Framed copies of his work are hung in Blundell House where
James lived during his residency.
Visit James Ormsby's website.
2011 Artist in Residence - Claire Cowan
Toast and Ghosts at Mahurangi
Claire Cowan went to Mahurangi Regional Park to compose. The historic Scott Homestead became her studio and the source of many sounds found in her
She wrapped up her residency by performing her new work at a live concert. Packed tightly into Scott Homestead, the audience was treated
to several bitter sweet pieces and enjoyed a rousing foot tapping, handclapping hoedown to finish up.
Listen to one
of Claire's Mahurangi compositons.