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Previous artists in residence

Residency videos

These videos show:

  • the residency experience from the artists’ perspective
  • the process of making and shaping work in park environments and the outcomes.

2023 Artist in Residence — Dion Hitchens

Dion Hitchens was based at Tāwharanui Regional Park.

During his residency he:

  • photographed underwater life in the rock pools
  • created sculptures inspired from creatures he discovered.

Artist in residence 2023 - Don Hitchens. 

Watch the video on Youtube.

Read the full transcript of this video.

2022 Artist in Residence — Cassandra Barnett

Cassandra Barnett explored Anawhata, Waitākere Regional Park collecting stories, sounds, impressions and ideas for her poetry. She created many bilingual poems to ‘mark moments and evoke relationships.’

This Anawhata-infused work is now compiled into a series of themed zines with covers painted by Cassandra.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Read the full transcript of this video.

2021 Artist in Residence — Elizabeth Welsh

Elizabeth Welsh is fascinated by wetlands, in particular those of Āwhitu Regional Park.

As a keen observer, professional wordsmith and poet, she creates evocative and intimate portraits of these ever-evolving habitats.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Read the full transcript of this video.

2020 Artist in Residence — Chris McDowall

Chris McDowall transforms observations, knowledge and complex data into a visual form as part of his residency work at Glenfern Sanctuary Regional Parkland on Aotea / Great Barrier Island. Local experts participated in his mapmaking adventures.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Read the full transcript of the video.

Watch Chris' heritage talk

Mapmaker Chris McDowall explains his preoccupations and the powerful influence local knowledge had on his residency at a Heritage Talk.

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