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2015 Otago Fellows

The University of Otago 2015 Arts Fellows. From left to right: Robyn Belton, Jennifer Beck - University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writers in Residence, John Ward Knox - Frances Hodgkins Fellow, Jeremy Mayall - Mozart Fellow, Louise Wallace - Robert Burns Fellow. Absent: Uzoamaka Nwankpa - Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance.
Photo courtesy of Sharron Bennett.

In his editorial notes for the quarterly Landfall in March 1959, Charles Brasch argued that 'part of a university's proper business is to act as nurse to the arts, or, more exactly, to the imagination as it expresses itself in the arts and sciences. Imagination may flourish anywhere. But it should flourish as a matter of course in the university, for it is only through imaginative thinking that society grows, materially and intellectually.'

At the University of Otago we believe that our writers, artists, composers, musicians and dancers have a vital role to play in the health and well-being of our community - not just the University community or the Dunedin community, but the wider community of New Zealand.We look to them to offer us visions we cannot make ourselves; we rely on their craft to generate the experiences which will challenge us, entertain us, provoke and reassure us, and tell us who we are.

The Otago Arts Fellows for 2015 are

Meet the 2015 Otago Arts Fellows

Join us at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery where the Fellows will talk about their work and aspects of the creative process, and you can ask them questions.

Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, Director of Arts Festival Dunedin, this event is guaranteed to be fun and interesting.

Tea and cupcakes to follow.

Sunday 12 July, 1pm to 2.30pm
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 the Octagon

The Otago Fellowships:

Application Forms for the new round of Fellowships will be available in March each year.


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