Tuesday 9 September 2014 9:21pm
The University today announced the six talented individuals who will take up its prestigious arts fellowships and residencies in 2015.
|Robert Burns Fellow: Acclaimed Wellington-based poet Louise Wallace. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University, is the author of two books of poetry published by Victoria University Press.||Frances Hodgkins Fellow: Auckland-based multi-disciplinary artist John Ward Knox, whose works have appeared in galleries throughout New Zealand, Australia, and in Germany.|
|Caroline Plummer Dance Fellow: United States-based Uzoamaka Nwankpa who, as a result of an interest stemming from her career as a community health nurse, is planning to use the fellowship to engage in a maternal-child dance project.||Mozart Fellow: Jeremy Mayall for the second year in a row. His compositions and performances include classical, jazz, blues, hip hop, funk, electronica styles, and more.|
University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence - shared:
|University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence - shared: |
Robyn Belton will share the residency with Jennifer Beck.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, who named the recipients at a University Council meeting this afternoon says Otago is privileged to host these creative individuals.
“I look forward to the prose, art and performances that almost always result from these prestigious fellows, who walk in the footsteps of some of New Zealand’s greatest writers, performers and artists who have held these fellowships before them,” she says.
Read more about the announcement here.