ANZAC Bridge


This artist works with issues surrounding war, peace, memory anhistory in conjunction with The Friends of ANZAC Bridge and the memorial service at the Kaiparoro Bridge on ANZAC Day.

The purpose of this Fellowship is to maintain a rich cultural context for the annual commemorations centred at New Zealand Pacific Studio and the nearby ANZAC Memorial Bridge in northern Wairarapa.  The Fellowship is made possible with a community grant from Trust House Community Enterprise, Masterton, which comes with the mandate that the fellowship project engage the residents of the nearby communities on and around ANZAC Day (25 April). Creative practitioners working in any medium are invited to make project proposals as to how they would involve the nearby communities of Eketahuna and Northern Masterton (including Kaiparoro/Mount Bruce, Mauriceville, Rongokokako and Nireaha) and how they could contribute to or enrich the annual ANZAC memorial service. Selection will be based on the nature and strength of proposed project, its relevance, depth and feasibility; and the degree to which all parties would benefit – creative practitioner, NZPS, the Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge, and the nearby communities.

Application period: OPENCloses midnight (NZ time) 19 January 2019.

Residency period: Friday 5th April - Friday 26th April 2019. (Three weeks including April 25, ANZAC Day).

Sponsor: Trust House Community Enterprise

Recent Fellows:

2014 - Anna Borrie, Multimedia artist, Fiordland -- Harakeke Cloak Remembrance Project    

2015 - Connah Podmore, Interdisciplinary artist, Wellington -- Writing to History and exhibition at Aratoi 

2016 - Philippa Werry, author, Wellington --Two Bridges, Two Countries (Kaiparoro, NZ and Brooweena, Australia) 

2017 - Christine Yardley, theatre and ceramics artist, Australia -- For King and Country , a series of community concerts featuring local and Australian performers, and also creative activities at local schools.

2018 – Rebecca Holden, Visual Artist, Wellington NZ -- Aotea – A Home Away from Home, WW1 project on the NZ women who ran the Aotea Convalescent Home for NZ soldiers in Egypt. And Exhibition at Aratoi

Note: Another interetsing creative project is the 2012 children’s book The Eels of ANZAC Bridge, authored by Ali Foster, illustrated by Viv Walker, and published jointly by Fraser Books and Wairarapa Archive.