Waitakere art ad­ven­ture on of­fer

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An ad­ven­tur­ous artist is sought for Auck­land Coun­cil’s 2013 re­gional parks arts res­i­dency based in the Waitakere Ranges.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the eight-week res­i­dency which will see the se­lected writer, film­maker, vis­ual artist or com­poser live and work within the Waitakere Ranges Re­gional Park.

The se­lec­tion panel is look­ing for in­no­va­tive and park-spe­cific con­cepts which can later be shared in some way with park vis­i­tors.

Parks, Recre­ation and Her­itage Fo­rum chair­woman San­dra Coney hopes the suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant will bring a fresh in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Waitakere Ranges area to their art­work.

‘‘We are seek­ing a new an­gle and hope to re­veal some sub­tle, strik­ing or un­usual as­pect of the park via the res­i­dency,’’ she says.

Artist in Res­i­dence pro­gramme man­ager Michelle Edge says the ex­pe­ri­ence has in­flu­enced pre­vi­ous artists in sig­nif­i­cant ways.

‘‘In­ter­est­ingly, our pro­gramme has en­cour­aged some artists to change medi­ums and even where they live and work.’’

Ap­pli­ca­tions for this year’s pro­gramme must be re­ceived by Fe­bru­ary 15 at 5pm.

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