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As part of our ongoing commitment to artists living in our region, in 2022 we are proud to gift a space to an artist for a two-week paid residency to progress a new piece, deep dive on a particular aspect of their mahi, or just trial a whole lot of new ideas.

Announcing both Alvaro Moreno and Te Oro Hā Collective as the recipients of our inaugural residency offering.

At the end of the two weeks, the recipient will share some of what they’ve been working with in a presentation, discussion or workshop capacity. Please join us to see what huge talent and even bigger ideas are springing from our community - as we unfortunately have to postpone our original date for the sharing, please check back here for the new date.

See information below about the expressions of interest process.

We particularly invite submissions from artists who identify as mana whenua, tangata whenua, people of colour, disabled, neurodivergent, d/Deaf, culturally diverse, of marginalised gender or LGBTQIA+.

Expressions of Interest closed at the end of September, and our recipients took up their residencies over the course of our 2022 Festival. We will announce a date for a public sharing from their residency experience as soon as possible.

Te Oro Hā

Te Oro Hā are a Motueka and Te Tai o Aorere-based Māori Theatre collective. For their residency, they are continuing their mahi on their Parihaka Project: My history Your history Our history. Te Oro Hā are excited to venture into large scale light box:

"The story of Parihaka resonates within our whakapapa and wairua. Walking in the footsteps of Te Whiti and Tohu,as prisoners in 1882 in Whakatū, the project is a fusion of Taonga Puoro, Waiata Maori, storytelling and light."

Alvaro Moreno

Alvaro Moreno is a musician/producer from Spain based in Whakatū. His artistic background has its roots in contemporary and classical music. Also trained as a music teacher and registered as Music Therapist in New Zealand, he is devoted to create unique musical and sound experiences. He truly believes on the power of sound, silence and music to modify our reality.
Well known in Nelson's music scene, Alvaro has recently put his focus on experimental and electronic music, as well as sound art. He is on a journey to explore new horizons in music/sound composition and audio processing. Using field recording, synthesizers and software to process the audio, sonic artefacts arise as an invitation to think over our reality and behaviour as human beings.

We are thrilled to be supporting these artists and look forward to seeing their mahi evolve over the course of their residency and beyond.

Sharing: Sun 30 Oct | 4.00 pm [POSTPONED: new date soon]

60 min
Free or Koha

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