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  • OPEN STUDIO DAY - MARCH 26 from 2pm
    Come & meet writers/artists, tour our 1911 home and gardens, and enjoy a cup of tea... In residence at NZ Pacific Studio: writer, Kate Kristiansen (Canada), Comedian-storyteller, Gerard Harris (UK),
    Writer-visual artist, Susan diRende (USA) and painter-musician-dancer, Caroline Wright (USA)
    Posted: Saturday 18 March 2017
  • PORK PIE - Film Benefit for NZ Pacific Studio - Feb 2
    A Film Benefit on 2 Feb Thursday at Regent 3 Cinemas, Queen St, Masterton. See the remake of the iconic film 'Goodbye Pork Pie' on the opening night to support NZPS. The film will be a nostalgic road trip for those who remember the 1981 movie, one of New Zealand’s most successful early films.
    PORK PIE features JAMES ROLLESTON, who achieved instant stardom in Boy, DEAN O'GORMAN (The Almighty Johnsons and Fili the dwarf in The Hobbit), and Outrageous Fortune’s ANTONIA PREBBLE. Refreshments served from 7.15pm. for 8.00pm screening. Tickets $20 -- available at Regent (06-377-5479) or phone 06 377-1359. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
    Posted: Thursday 26 January 2017
  • I am Tasha Fierce
    I AM TASHA FIERCE
    2016 Fringe Festival Awardwinning show
    Saturday Jan 14 at 2pm
    Aratoi Museum - Wesley Wing
    as part of the NZ Pacific Studio exhibition
    "Art is a Living Thing"
    Entry by gold coin donation / Koha
    I am Tasha Fierce, with Rose Kirkup,
    Hilarious yet heartfelt coming-of-age story
    of a woman who channels Beyonce.
    “There’s a rich vein of compassion for Tasha and her fandom,
    celebrating the million little things in everyone’s past
    that follow us into the present “
    - Adam Goddall, Pantograph Punch
    "What separates this show from the usual fandom stereotypes
    is the serious empathy it has for its protagonist."
    - Nathan Joe, Theatre Scenes
    http://www.theatrescenes.co.nz/review-i-am-tasha-fierce-th…/
    Posted: Friday 30 December 2016
  • Applications accepted January 1-31 for 2017 Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship
    New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for the three week 2017 Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship.
    The purpose of this Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship is to encourage the writing of poetry and, in turn, to honour the Japanese poet and painter Ema Saiko (1787-1861). Writing at a time when it was unusual for women to be included in the rarefied circles of male poets writing in Chinese, Ema Saiko dedicated herself to, and developed, a poetic form centred on the discovery and unfolding of a rich intellectual and artistic life connected to her physical environment. Saiko was acutely attuned to the daily and seasonal transformations of the natural world.
    NZPS welcomes applications from both female and male poets of all cultures – poets who seek a sustained focus on their writing. Applicants can be working in any way and do not have to relate to Ema Saiko in terms of style or content.
    Posted: Thursday 29 December 2016
  • Applications accepted January 1-31 for 2017 R.A.K. Mason Writing Fellowship
    With thanks to a generous sponsor from the Wairarapa community, New Zealand Pacific Studio (NZPS) invites applications for a three week residency. The purpose of this RAK Mason Fellowship is to encourage creativity, to explore the different literary forms or genres and their potential, and to honour one of New Zealand’s foremost writers, RAK Mason (1905-1971), with his intense energy, commitment to literature, and his interest in the ways different literary forms inform each other. NZPS welcomes applications from writers of all cultures.
    Posted: Saturday 24 December 2016
  • Drawing on Garments
    A 3-day workshop with Marian Hulshof, artist-in-residence from the Netherlands.
    Date & time: 10-12 January, from 10:30-2:30, at King Street Artworks, Masterton.
    Cost $10. Please contact the artist directly to register. See attachment.
    Posted: Thursday 15 December 2016
  • Enjoy work by 100 artists from around the world - painting, photography, sculpture, film, installation, literature, music, printmaking, etc - presented by NZ Pacific Studio to celebrate its 15th year. Media release attached. Catalog attached.
    Posted: Friday 18 November 2016
  • After 15 years of successful operation, our current owners are ready to move on. This is an opportunity for a supporter of the arts to purchase the Normandell property so that NZ Pacific Studio can continue to fulfill the vision of our thriving arts centre.

    If you or anyone you know would be interested in investing in rural Wairarapa and supporting the arts, please follow the link to contact the vendors.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 November 2016
  • Come along to Mount Bruce
    on Saturday afternoon, 12 November, from 2pm.
    (Note that this event was originally scheduled
    for 13 November.)
    Posted: Monday 7 November 2016
  • Artists/writers working in any media and located in New Zealand or abroad are welcomed to apply for a three-week supported residency: the 2017 Masterton Fellow will be in residence for three weeks (before 1 June 2017).
    Posted: Friday 28 October 2016
  • In memory of Lavinia Winter, NZ Pacific Studio invites applications for the 3-week 2017 Lavinia Winter Fellowship from women under the age of forty, living in New Zealand or abroad.
    Posted: Friday 28 October 2016
  • An Afternoon for creative people aged 17-22 to explore art forms - Oct 1
    WE CAN GO ANYWHERE is an afternoon to create, collaborate, discuss, and critique. It's about experiencing various art forms and for people to inspire and 'feed' each other with their different skill sets and experiences.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • No Science to Goodbye - by Annabel Wilson, 2016 R.A.K.Mason Fellow
    New Zealand Pacific Studio announces its 2016 R.A.K. Mason Writers Fellow: Wellington writer, Annabel Wilson.
    Posted: Tuesday 20 September 2016
  • House Concert with Sarah Dill, Alan Jefferies, and Grafia
    House Concert on Saturday 17 Sept.
    Special guests are Sarah Dill from Minnesota, USA, and Alan Jefferies from Brisbane. Supporting their performances is Grafia, the local folk /blues trio who will play songs from their recently released 1st album "Ultimately Free". The evening begins with a pot luck meal / BBQ at 7.00pm, bring a plate and a bottle. Music from 8.00pm Tickets for the show $10 limited to 40. Phone or text Rob 0274 431490 to book a seat.
    Posted: Friday 16 September 2016
  • Art is a Living Thing - NZ Pacific Studio Exhibition - opens 2 December 2016
    Founded in 2001, New Zealand Pacific Studio is a year-round international residency centre at Mount Bruce. In celebration of our fifteenth year, we are mounting ART IS A LIVING THING, an exhibition at Aratoi Museum, the region's leading art museum. From now until 30 September 2016, NZPS invites ONE submission from each of its residents over the past 15 years -- this initial submission is sending a digital file (JPEG/MP4/MP3, etc) of your work and filling out the submission form, by Sept 30). Residents may choose to submit work created at NZPS, or work that has been donated to the centre. The work must be ready-to-hang. There will not be room to exhibit work from everyone, so there will be a selection process. A small catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition.
    Posted: Friday 16 September 2016
  • Poetry Workshop with Alan Jefferies
    Alan Jefferies – Poet & Spoken Word Artist - will facilitate a poetry workshop on 11 Sept SUN, from 12-5pm, at NZ Pacific Studio. Author of 6 books of poetry, 4 children’s books, and several songs, Jefferies has appeared at literary festivals in Cairo, Hong Kong and Queensland, and is a Fellow at the NZ Pacific Studio. To enroll in the workshop ($15), please contact: info@artistresidency.org.nz (Please note: the venue is not wheelchair accessible.)
    Posted: Wednesday 24 August 2016
  • Aug 31 - Opening Night of NZ International Film Festival, Masterton
    Come along to the film "THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS" featuring the music of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other virtuoso musicians.
    "Lovely to watch... beautiful to hear" The New York Times
    Directed by Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom)

    Also featuring a film (5min) by NZPS resident video artist Adam Von Penfold, made with support from Masterton District Creative Communities Scheme.

    WEDNESDAY August 31
    Drinks & nibbles from 7:15pm
    Film from 8pm
    The Regent Cinema, Masterton

    Tickets from The Regent
    or Di Grant / degrant@xtra.co.nz / Tel 377 1359
    A Fundraiser for NZ Pacific Studio
    ONE SCREENING ONLY
    Posted: Sunday 21 August 2016
  • Two films -- on VAN GOGH & on the IMPRESSIONISTS
    Enjoy two films on two Sunday afternoons
    at the Regent Cinema, Masterton.

    14 August 4pm - VAN GOGH - A NEW WAY OF SEEING
    28 August 4pm - THE IMPRESSIONISTS - AND THE MAN WHO MADE THEM

    Tickets available at Aratoi Museum, open daily.
    One ticket $20, or $35 for both films
    The VAN GOGH film will be introduced by Bruce Congalton.
    THE IMPRESSIONISTS film will be introduced by Gareth Rapson.
    ONE SCREENING for each film only.
    A Benefit for Aratoi Museum & New Zealand Pacific Studio.
    Posted: Monday 1 August 2016
  • Applications accepted for Friends of Aratoi Fellowship -- Deadline: 31 July -- CLOSED
    With thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of Aratoi, NZPS invites applications for a two-week residency at its multi-cultural centre in northern Wairarapa, New Zealand.
    Posted: Friday 1 July 2016
  • Applications for this position are being accepted now. Applicants must be available for 2-3 months, starting from August. Please read about this opportunity & application process on The Big Idea.
    Posted: Saturday 25 June 2016
  • Enjoy a cuppa and conversation with artists Ong Si Hui (Visual artist, Singapore), Adam Von Penfold (Filmmaker, New Zealand) & 2016 RAK Mason Fellow Annabel Wilson (Scriptwriter, New Zealand. Enjoy a tour through our historic house (1911) and gardens.The Open Studio Day is also an opportunity to meet Kay Flavell, the founder of NZPS,
    and descendants of the Burtons - Christopher and Sarah Ann -
    who had the house built.
    Posted: Tuesday 14 June 2016

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