Sian Torrington

I’m a visual artist and writer, and for many years I have also worked in community arts. I make colourful, expressive drawings and sculptures that are interested in the creative process, different forms of embodiment, and sensory, intuitive experience of the world. I’ve built sculptures in trees, galleries, bare land, abandoned buildings and public art institutions, as well as showing drawings large scale and small in many galleries nationally and internationally. I have an MFA from Massey University, and I work from a studio in Wellington.

http://allmeaningisthelineyoudraw.wordpress.com

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Hinemoana Baker

Kia ora! I'm a poet and teacher of creative writing in Wellington. The new book I'm writing tells two haunting family stories: my father's time spent as a child in a Catholic orphanage in Nelson, and my own story of trying to become a parent and experiencing infertility. It's about what it means to lose a parent, to be a parent, and to lose the opportunity to have children of your own. On a wider level it's about me connecting with my father through our shared experiences of grief. For the last year I have been Creative New Zealand Victoria University Writer in Residence in Wellington. I've researched and written 40,000 words of a new book, 'Dear Mother Basillise'. I need one more year of writing and researching full time to take my book to the point where I can submit it to my publisher. I'm asking my 'Boosted' supporters to help me with the first six months of that.

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valvalval smithsmithsmith

Queer choreographic artist val smith has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 7th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education in Vienna in July 2019!

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