• 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: (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 / / Tel 377 1359
    A Fundraiser for NZ Pacific Studio
    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

    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
    Exhibition runs May 17 - 22.
    MEET THE ARTIST on May 18 at 6pm.
    Tina and other NZPS artists will be present.
    Toi Wairarapa Heart of Arts, 47 High Street N, Carterton. Open daily from 10am.
    (Photo: Tina Butterfield with her paintings at NZPS studio / Adam Von Penfold)
    Posted: Monday 16 May 2016
    at New Zealand Pacific Studio in Mt Bruce

    Meet artists and writers from around the world.
    Tour our historic 1911 home and gardens.
    Enjoy a cuppa.
    Entry by Koha.

    May 15
    Sofia Perez
    Dancer / Choreographer from Chicago, USA
    Tina Butterfield / Painter based in Colorado, USA
    Talshya Renee Bujold-Abu / Illustrator from Canada
    Adam Von Penfold / NZ Filmmaker

    For more information:
    Posted: Tuesday 10 May 2016
  • Emerging Artist Fellowship - Application Deadline 15 May midnight - Closed
    With thanks to donations from the Wairarapa community, New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for a two-week residency at its multi-cultural residency centre in rural Wairarapa - a year-round facility for artists from New Zealand and abroad.
    The purpose of this Fellowship is to support an artist at an early stage of his/her development. The Fellowship must be taken before 31 October 2016.
    Posted: Friday 15 April 2016
  • NZPS comedian/storyteller-in-residence Gerard Harris, straight from performances in Wellington & Dunedin, will perform on Thursday April 14th at Gladstone Inn. Event starts at 7.30 and Gerard is on from 9.30 pm. Entry is $5.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 April 2016
  • New Zealand Pacific Studio (NZPS) in Mount Bruce, Wairarapa, announces the recipients of its five fellowships – artists, writers and creative people from around New Zealand and around the world who are being sponsored to work and live at its historic northern Wairarapa homestead built in 1911 and converted into an artists’ residency centre in 2001.
    Posted: Thursday 7 April 2016
  • MEET artists & writers, VIEW the studios & home & gardens, ENJOY conversation & a cuppa with Illustrator Betsy McKimm (Canada), Painter Laurence O’Toole (Ireland), Writer Brandy Scott (NZ) and Storyteller Gaye Sutton (NZ). New Zealand Pacific Studio, 85229 State Highway 2, Mt Bruce, Tel 06 375 8441. All invited.
    Posted: Monday 14 March 2016

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