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University of Otago Wallace Residency at The Pah Homestead

University of Otago Wallace Residency at The Pah Homestead is a three-month arts residency in Auckland, New Zealand. It is open to alumni of the Otago Arts Fellowships and other creative scholars associated with the University. Further information about the residency and application instructions are below.

About the Residency
In association with the University of Otago, the Wallace Arts Trust has extended its support of the arts to include the University of Otago Wallace Residency at The Pah Homestead in Auckland – an opportunity for arts practitioners such as writers, curators, film-makers and composers. Alumni of the University of Otago Arts Fellowships and other creative scholars associated with the University of Otago are invited to apply for the three-month Residency. The Residency provides a fully-furnished apartment, the use of a car, and a stipend.

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The Pah Homestead
Accommodation for the Resident is at the TSB Bank Wallace Centre – an historic house known as The Pah Homestead which has been restored by the Auckland City Council. The Italianate-style Homestead is set in the picturesque Monte Cecilia Park, and is close to significant research services. The Resident's apartment is located above the gallery which houses the Wallace Arts Trust’s collection of New Zealand art.

Previous residents
Residencies have been awarded to Catherine Chidgey, Chris Adams and Paddy Richardson. Catherine Chidgey writes on her time at The Pah:

"Living at the Pah was unlike any other residency I have held. I had the best of both worlds, being both part of the gallery and apart from it; the visitors tended to be unaware of the artist’s residence tucked away on the first floor, and I rather liked that. I could watch from above the weddings held there on weekends over summer, and nobody ever looked up. Most writers are eavesdroppers, and sometimes I would catch people’s comments – on the paintings, or the homestead, or their health, or the state of their marriages – and store them away for future use.

I was invited to join the talks given each week to the volunteers, and I enjoyed these very much. It was wonderful to be part of this regular event; it was something completely different from what I was working on, and yet it fed into my work too – it stimulated the creative part of my brain and drove me to want to produce my own work of art. It was great to see several pieces by Rohan Wealleans in the collection, who was the Frances Hodgkins Fellow at Otago when I held the Burns. I was also lucky enough to hear one of Chris Adams’s works, Persephone, premiered at the Pah, with Chris in attendance."

How to apply for the Residency
Further information and the application form can be downloaded here:

For further information on the Wallace Arts Trust and The Pah Homestead, please follow these external links:

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University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship

University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship at The Pah Homestead is a three-month literary residency in Auckland, New Zealand. It is open to writers of Scottish residency, background or affiliation. Further information about the Fellowship and application instructions are below.

About the Fellowship
In association with the University of Otago, the Wallace Arts Trust has extended its support of the arts to include the University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship at The Pah Homestead in Auckland – an opportunity for Scottish writers to live and work for a three-month period in New Zealand. The Fellowship aims to facilitate and encourage literary and cultural exchange between Scotland and New Zealand. It provides a fully-furnished apartment, the use of a car, and a stipend of $3,000 dollars per month. It is expected that Fellows will undertake a light schedule of readings and public appearances during their stay in New Zealand. These may include: an appearance at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival; a reading and ‘masterclass’ at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington; and a reading and ‘masterclass’ at the University of Otago’s main campus in Dunedin.

The Pah Homestead
Accommodation for the Resident is at the TSB Bank Wallace Centre – an historic house known as The Pah Homestead which has been restored by the Auckland City Council. The Italianate-style Homestead is set in the picturesque Monte Cecilia Park, and is close to significant research services. The Fellow’s apartment is located above the gallery which houses the Wallace Arts Trust’s collection of New Zealand art.

How to apply for the Fellowship
Please see the information and application form below.

For further information on the Wallace Arts Trust and The Pah Homestead, please follow these external links:

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Robert Lord Cottage

The Robert Lord Cottage in Titan Street, North Dunedin is on the fringe of the student campus, and was once the home of the playwright Robert Lord (1945-1992), who left it in trust as a rent-free writer’s residence.

This hundred year old worker’s cottage features three furnished rooms and a courtyard garden and residents have included Gary Henderson, Renee, Jan Bolwell, Vanessa Rhodes, Vincent O'Sullivan, Branwen Millar and Paul Rothwell. Residencies of 3 to 6 months are available to New Zealand citizens.

More information about the residency and how to apply.

Caselberg Trust

Caselberg Trust offers a wide programme of residencies each year, across all creative media – visual, writing, sound/music, dance/performance.

Residencies vary from funded to self-funded/sponsored, and are awarded by direct invitation by the Trustees or following an application process.

The Caselberg Trust actively encourages residencies and creative projects that fosters dialogue and establishes links with the wider Otago/Southland community.

For further information and an application form, go to the Caselberg Trust site.

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