Thriving Communities art competition
We're looking for artworks in any medium (photos, drawings, paintings etc.) that best depict an example of a thriving community.
The top three entries will win cash prizes, plus we will feature the winning images in the final action plan, and credit the artists' work.
Entries close at 5pm on Friday 7 June 2013. Visit the Thriving Communities page for more.
Regional Parks Artist in Residence programme
Each year an artist is selected to live and work in an Auckland regional park. The work they create is later shared with park visitors and the public via an event, exhibition, concert, performance or publication.
Each year a different park is selected and becomes home to the artist for an eight week period, usually from mid-October to mid-December. It is intended for mature, self-sufficient, professional artists who create a new body of work influenced in some way by the park or by the residency experience. It is open to visual artists and composers, filmmakers, choreographers, and writers.
2014 Artist in Residence
Applications for the 2014 Artist in Residence will open in December 2013.
For more information, please contact the Artist in Residence coordinator, Michelle Edge, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 301 7203 or 09 365 3189.
2013 Artists in Residence - Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor
Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor
Tim Prebble (sound artist) and Denise Batchelor (filmmaker) have been selected as our Artists in Residence in regional parks for 2013.
They will generate new work influenced from their residency surroundings. The selection panel felt that these artists will open people’s ears and eyes to creatures and features within Waitakere Ranges Regional Park.
Tim is an accomplished sound recorder and designer who has worked on many kiwi films and has won several national awards, most recently for sound design on The Orator. He will record birdscalls in the park and use them as the basis for his compositions.
Denise will photograph some of the great events nature performs. Many of her previous works capture mesmerising moments which are often unnoticed or overlooked.
Both artists will live within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Tim from Barr Cottage on the shores of Manukau Harbour and Denise from Craw Homestead near Anawhata.
Information on their progress and residency workshops will be available during October and November 2013.
To find out more about the artists visit:
Tim Prebble’s Music of Sound blog
Denise Batchelor’s website