Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

NZ to send artist to Great War battlefields

8 June 2006

NZ to send artist to Great War battlefields

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark announced today a New Zealand artist is to be offered an artist-in-residence position at the In Flanders Fields Museum, in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium, in the first half of 2007.

“The In Flanders Fields Museum is one of Europe’s leading museums focusing on the First World War. It has chosen for the first time to offer its artist-in-residence position to a New Zealand artist,” Helen Clark said.

“The Artist In Residence programme has been running since 1999 and its objective is to give a contemporary artistic a chance to reflect on war and peace in a place which hosted some of the bloodiest battles in history.

“The residency will be timed to precede events which are planned to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele and will take place from June to November 2007.

“This is of particular relevance to New Zealand with the participation of the New Zealand Division both at Messines in June 1917 and during the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele in September and October 1917. Passchendaele, on 12 October, 1917, was New Zealand’s greatest military disaster, with 845 New Zealanders dying in a few hours of fighting and many others badly wounded.”

Helen Clark said that the residency is supported by the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels, New Zealand businesses in Belgium, and Creative New Zealand.

The In Flanders Fields Museum will contribute around $50,000 towards the costs associated with the artist’s stay in Belgium, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported by New Zealand businesses in Belgium, will contribute the cost of the artist’s airfare.

New Zealand artists who are interested in applying for the residency can find out more details at the Creative New Zealand website www.creativenz.govt.nz. The deadline for applications is 1 September.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>

ALSO:

Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election