From September 21-23rd 2009 we ran a Fresh Horizons workshops hosted by Massey’s College of Education, Te Uru Maraurau in Palmerston North. The theme for the three-day programme was story telling.
Three outstanding Pacific Artists that tutored the workshops were:
Victor Rodger Samoan/Scottish playwright; he is the first Pacific writer in residence at the University of Canterbury. The themes of race relations and identity inspire most of his work. Since 2000 he has been a storyliner and now dialogue writer for ‘Shortland Street’; his “bread and butter” job.
Janet Lilo Niuean/Samoan/Maori; a graduate from AUT’s Master of Art and Design course. This young innovative video/digital artist has just returned from a residency in Sapporo Japan.
Matthew Salapu Faimu Samoan; producer, pianist, songwriter and rapper. Aka ‘Anonymouz’ he is a classically trained musician and has been widely involved in the NZ music industry.