People and Projects at Intercreate

From left: Jo Tito, Kate Richards, Prim Rose Wari, Sharmila Samant and Tracey Benson at SCANZ 2015

About is a project based organisation consisting of an international network of people interested in art, science, culture and technology.  Our motto is developing the culture to create a sustainable civilisation. We are based in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We live in a world where the human connection to the environment is having a strong negative impact, particularly for the generations that follow. At Intercreate we believe an important part of resolving the problems around the human relationship with the environment, is to involve indigenous groups in all discussions of the environment. Consequently we are working with partners to ensure this is a component of our major projects.

Our projects and residencies have a strong focus on environment, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Intercreate Trust was formed in 2007 and is a registered charitable entity as specified by the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. For more information about the Intercreate Trust, please visit the Charities Register at (our registration number is CC32791). Trustees and associates are listed below.

The organisation arose from the Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand (SCANZ) residency in 2006. The first SCANZ was organised by Nina Czegledy, Adam Hyde, Ian Clothier and Trudy Lane. SCANZ aims to integrate art, science, culture, technology and indigenous awareness.

Intercreate Trustees & Associates


Current: Nina Czegledy (Chair), Dr Tracey Benson (Secretary/Treasurer), Trudy Lane, Maia McDonald, Kate Genevieve.

Past: Jo Tito, Dr Leah Barclay, Wayne Morris, Rhana Devenport.



Executive Director
Ian Clothier

System Administrator
Kerry Smith – Filament Web and Graphic Design


Projects have included five SCANZ events – in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 – involving residency, exhibitions and public presentation, workshops, and hui/symposia, of which the below is a brief overview.

Since 2011 Intercreate worked closely with Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru and Te Matahiapo on several projects. Wai was presented at ISEA 2012 Albuquerque Machine Wilderness. Te Kore Rongo Hungaora: Uncontainable Second Nature was curated for ISEA 2011 Istanbul and also presented in Rio de Janeiro at Cultura digital.

Trust Chair Nina Czegledy works on a number of projects internationally. For example she coordinated the participation of Inuit Nunavut artists Jesse Tungilik and Stacey Aglok Macdonald for SCANZ 2015, organised the 2015 Walking Symposium event, and has coordinated special SCANZ symposia at international events. She also for organised Space sense a joint Canada-New Zealand project which included a residency period at Banff, Canada. The resultant work Atmosphere and Areosphere with collaborator Janine Randerson was showcased during SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens, projected on the New Plymouth Observatory dome.

Interdisciplinary creative projects have included Sharing the Waiwhakaiho ( a major project in partnership with Massey University, the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere and Taranaki Regional Council. This included a suite of creative projects, the website and a documentary based on diverse individual, academic and community groups use and experience of the Waiwhakaiho River.

The Park Speaks involved a team of collaborators where live environmental data controls audio created by indigenous groups and individuals world wide. The system was built by Ian Clothier, Andrew Hornblow, Julian Priest and Adrian Soundy. Commissioned by Puke Ariki in 2009, The Park Speaks used live data from Pukekura Park, a networked botanical garden managed by Chris Connolly of the New Plymouth District Council.

From the initial system implementation, capacities and audio was developed further for the Wai exhibition in 2012, where data from a Puka tree in Opunake New Zealand controlled audio heard in the 516Arts Gallery in Albuquerque. Then in 2014 the same system was used to connect a tree in Noosa Australia and the tree in Opunake New Zealand, using their live data to control audio. This was presented at the Balance-Unbalance international conference with the project becoming known as World Tree Ensemble.

In 2015 the same system was used in Kauri flow, with nutrient flow data from a diseased kauri on the Colin McCahon House Trust property and healthy saplings in Te Uru Waitakere Gallery controlled audio that now incorporated Nunavut throat singing and Maori chanting.

Haiku robots was a robotic art work in collaboration with engineer Andrew Hornblow and Julian Priest as software author. It generates word lists letter by letter live and dynamically and was also exhibited in Puke Ariki. Branch on branch was an augmented reality artwork in conjunction with the Human Interface Technology Lab NZ.

The organisation has in recent years supported events at Parihaka in conversation and collaboration with Maata Wharehoka.


Intercreate is supported by

Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
Taranaki Savings Bank Community Trust
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
The Intercreate Community
Massey University

Previous supporters include

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Puke Ariki Museum and Library
Hive Taranaki
516 Arts Albuquerque
Sabanci University Istanbul
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Goethe Foundation


Please contact Ian Clothier, Nina Czegledy or Trudy Lane for any enquiries.

Ian M Clothier
Executive Director

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Nina Czegledy
Intercreate Trust Chair

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Trudy Lane
Programme Producer

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Intercreate Trust
144 Seaview Road
New Plymouth 4310
Aotearoa New Zealand