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Applications now open for the Rita Angus Residency

10 Dec 2010

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NEWS

Calling New Zealand artists, applications are invited for Wellington’s 2011 Rita Angus Residency.

The Residency aims to support an artist to produce a new body of work that reflects upon the interplay between technology and culture. In addition, the residency aims to encourage the artist to enter into dialogue with the Wellington arts community and to exhibit and discuss their practice.

Hosted by the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) with support from Creative New Zealand, the residency will include accommodation in the historic Rita Angus Cottage, a weekly stipend and access to a range of equipment and resources at WelTec.

These include resources such as computers and software, film and photographic equipment, wood and metal workshops, rapid prototyper equipment, milling machines and a laser cutter.

Past residents include well known New Zealand artists, such as Tony Fomison, Jenny Dolezell, Gary Freemantle, Nicola Jackson, Jane Zusters, Joanna Paul, Charlotte Fisher, Yvonne Rust, Seraphine Pick, Michel Tuffery, Ani O’Neil and Ronnie van Hout.

2010 artist in residence Wayne Youle used the time to focus on the impact of technology on Maori culture, with an investigation into its positive and negative influences.

Applications should be received by 5pm, Monday 7 March 2011. For more information visit www.weltec.ac.nz/residency/Rita_Angus_Residency.html