Lavinia Winter


Recent Fellows:

2018 - Mya Cole, multi-media artist, and creative writing student at Auckland University of Technology.  During her Fellowship, she explored her Fijian heritage through language (poetry) and dance, choreographing the nature of being diaspora.

2017 - Leah Milanovic, Poet, Australia. During her Fellowship, Milanovic built on her body of work, and performed at Aratoi Museum on National Poetry Day.

2016 - Sofia Perez, Dancer/choreographer, Chicago. During the Fellowship, Perez worked on projects with fellow residents: a filmmaker from NZ and an illustrator from Canada.

2015 - Emma Chalmers, Painter, Dunedin. During the fellowship, Chalmers exhibited at Bowen Galleries, Wellington, and developed a series in response to the writing of Simone de Beauvoir which has since been exhibited at Bellamy’s Gallery, Dunedin.

2014 - Annelyse Gelman, Writer and Musician, Dunedin. During the fellowship, Gelman performed her songs and poetry at King Street Live, Masterton.


This woman artist under the age of forty works on a project that honours the memory of Lavinia Winter and reflects the nature – open, embracing, creative, and free-spirited. Applicants can be working in any art medium, should have a particular creative project in mind, and should be in the early stage of their creative ‘careers’. Selection will be made on the nature of an applicant’s proposed project and the degree to which they will benefit from having the space and time to focus on a project of importance to them.

Sponsor: The Winter Family