Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Sara Hughes awarded Berlin Visual Art Residency

Sara Hughes awarded Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency 2008/09


Click to enlarge

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: 6 August 2008

Sara Hughes awarded Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency 2008/09

New Zealand artist Sara Hughes is the recipient of the 2008/09 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The biennial 12-month residency provides an opportunity for visual artists to work on their approved project, gain professional development, build international networks and generally increase awareness of New Zealand visual arts.

Excited to be offered the opportunity, Sara Hughes says she will use the residency to create a new body of work.

"I am interested in developing a project that examines the cultural and political context of the Olympics with specific reference to the Beijing Games (2008) and the Berlin Games (1937). I specifically want to investigate imagery and data relating to patterns of behaviour and configurations of spectacle and national identity as portrayed through the use of colour, consumerism and propaganda".

"The Berlin Residency is a great opportunity for visual artists to dedicate twelve months on the development of their practice. Berlin is a creative hub that presents lots of opportunities. I am sure Sara Hughes will use the residency to build on her impressive career to date and that Berlin is an ideal environment for the development of her chosen project", said Stephen Wainwright, Chief Executive of Creative New Zealand

Sara Hughes is an Auckland based artist who has exhibited extensively since graduating with an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2001. Her work has attracted significant attention winning both the Wallace Art Award and the Norsewear Art Award in 2005 and more recently she was the first New Zealand recipient of The RIPE: Art and Australia/ANZ Private Bank Contemporary Art Award (2008). She is currently working on a major new commission for the 'Glasshouse' project; a new site specific installation for the lobby of the Christchurch City Art Gallery, curated by Justin Paton. Sara Hughes is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland.

Previous New Zealand recipients of the Creative New Zealand residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien are Peter Robinson (2000), Michael Stevenson (2002), Ronnie van Hout (2004) and Mladen Bizumic (2006).

The Berlin residency is one of a number of international artist residencies offered by Creative New Zealand to provide opportunities for New Zealand artists to develop their practice and build international networks.

More information on Sara Hughes can be found on her website www.sarahughes.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis Review: Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Welcome back to the violent and misogynistic, yet always entertaining world of Quentin Tarantino, who this time around focuses his dyspeptic lens on Tinseltown's pimply backside. More>>


Westpac Exiting Cake Tin: Stadium Announces Naming Rights Agreement With Sky

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January 2020. More>>

ALSO:

ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>


Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland