News and Events

Podcasts of the Meet the Fellows events

Watch podcasts of the annual Meet the Fellows events.

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The 2018 Otago Arts Fellowship recipients named

The Frances Hodgkins Fellow is Louise Menzies from Auckland, the Robert Burns Fellow is Rhian Gallagher from Dunedin, the Mozart Fellow is Dylan Lardelli from Auckland, the Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance is Matthew Smith from Auckland, and the Creative NZ/University of Otago College of Education Children’s Writer in Residence is Raymond Huber from Dunedin.

Read the announcement of the Otago Arts Fellowships for 2018.

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Photo Gallery featuring current and previous Otago Fellows

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Podcasts of the Meet the Fellows events

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Past news and events for this year

Meet the Fellows 2017

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 talk is guaranteed to be fun and interesting. Tea and cupcakes to follow.

The 2017 University of Otago Arts Fellows

writer (Robert Burns Fellow)
Chris Curtis

artist (Frances Hodgkins Fellow)
Campbell Paterson

composer (Mozart Fellow)
Chris Gendall

writer (University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence)
Mere Whaanga

dancer (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance)
Caroline Sutton Clark

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Sunday 23 July
1pm - 2.30pm

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Launch of 'the ones who keep quiet' by David Howard

Otago University Press invites you to celebrate the launch of

'the ones who keep quiet' by David Howard

Tuesday 20 June, 5.30pm
University Book Shop, Dunedin

Please RSVP by 16 June to: publicity@otago.ac.nz

Invitation to David Howard

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Mere Whaanga's new book The Singing Dolphin will be launched on Friday 31st March

The Singing Dolphine book cover

Mere Whaanga, the 2017 University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence, will be launching her new book, The Singing Dolphin:

University Bookshop
Friday, 31 March
10.30am

"Every once in a while, a dolphin will come to the island beside The Pathway of the Whales. It will leap and play with people, bring gifts and sing songs."

Award-winning author Mere Whaanga tells a story of land, sea and seasons; of living creatures and family ties, and the songs that connect us all.

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Chris Gendall's arrangements for Modern Māori Quartet in NZSO programme

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is joined by the Modern Māori Quartet, an award winning Māori foursome with a fresh take on classical showbands.

Touring to 12 centres around the country and presenting a mix of nostalgia, pop hits, classics and original works – fresh, new arrangements in English and Te Reo Māori will delight and captivate audiences across New Zealand.

Chris Gendall, the 2017 Mozart Fellow, has arranged four songs for the quartet that will be performed with the orchestra.

Go to the NZSO website concerts and tickets page.

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