Week two residency

This schedule has been placed online for discussion, it may need to change.
Sat 26 Jan Weekend 01
All: Free day
Evening show and tell/social event?
Sun 27 Jan Weekend 02
All: Free day
 6pm TROPFEST – world’s largest short film festival, bring picnic and
wine to the Bowl of Brooklands in Pukekura Park
Mon 28 Jan Day 07 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Mātauranga Māori (traditional knowledge)
Guests: Te Huirangi Waikerepuru and Te Matahiapo
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
Tue 29 Jan Day 08 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Working across borders – Art, science and
indigenous knowledge
Guests: Dr Christine Fenton, Mike Fenton, Tengaruru
Wineera, Nina Czegledy
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
Wed 30 Jan Day 09 Residency
SCANZ admin closed
10am All Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Open
Guests: Residency artists?
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
Thur 31 Jan Day 10 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
All day on project work
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
Fri 1 Feb Day 01 Wānanga-symposium
8am All: Depart for WITT Owae Marae
Morning tea
Afternoon tea
7pm Wonderlogue Dinner with Trudy Lane
9pm Depart Owae Marae
Sat 2 Feb Day 02 Hui-Symposium
6am All: Depart WITT for Puke Ariki
6.28am Dawn opening of 3rd nature exhibition
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Live presentations from Europe
Return to WITT
Afternoon tea
5pm Day 02 Wānanga-symposium ends
Sun 3 Feb Day 03 Wānanga-symposium
9am Wānanga-symposium
Morning tea
Pukekura Park projects
Afternoon tea
3pm-4pm Poroporoaki (closing reflection) at WITT
4pm onwards Continued informal discussion and socialising
Mon 4 Feb Departure
Check out from Te Henui
Go  back to week one of the residency


Week one residency

This schedule has been placed online for discussion. The plan is below. It is possible it has to change.
Fri 18 Jan Day 01 Parihaka
10am Representative group arrives at Parihaka
2pm Depart Parihaka
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open (most residency artists arrive)
8.30pm “Niko Ne Zna” Balkan Gypsy brass extravaganza
Sat 19 Jan Day 02 Parihaka
10am All: Arrive at Parihaka
2pm Depart Parihaka
3pm Whakawhanaungatanga at WITT
8pm Ash & Aidan; Shaun Preston
Sun 20 Jan Day 01 Residency
10am All: Welcome at F Block studios
Town orientation tour – electronics, hardware, galleries, park
Housekeeping and dinners schedule
Afternoon free
2pm, 8pm, 10pm; 8.30pm Tamashi Taiko Drummers; Sam Manzana and the Afro Beat Band
Mon 21 Jan Day 02 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Low cost electronics, programming LED with picaxe
Guest: Andrew Hornblow
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
6pm, 7pm? Dinner
8pm, 8.30pm Country music night
Tue 22 Jan Day 03 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Raranga (weaving)
Guest: TBC
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
7.45pm; 9pm Dave Ritchie Smith; Andy Bassett and the Mondegreens
Wed 23 Jan Day 04 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Eco activism and Waitara waterways
Guests Fiona Clark, Margaret Smith
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.00pm Dinner team gather
6pm Dinner
8pm City of New Plymouth Caledonian Pipe Band
Thur 24 Jan Day 05 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Contextual discussion
Today’s theme: Geolocating science, art and Maori knowledge
Guest Elise Smith
12noon Lunch
1pm Open time, project work etc
4.30pm Dinner team gather
7pm Dinner
7pm The Spice Boys; Titanium; Highly Flammable
Fri 25 Jan Day 06 Residency
9-4.30pm SCANZ admin open
10am All: Group meeting, F block art studios
Housekeeping, questions
Activities as required
Open time, project work e
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SCANZ 2013 map

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
40 Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone: +64-6 759 6060 |
Opening hours – 10.00am—5.00pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

Curatorial partners for SCANZ 2013. Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary art gallery.

Puke Ariki
1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (6) 759 6060 |

Opening Hours – M, T, Th, Fr – 9.00am—6.00pm
Late night Wednesday – 9.00am—9.00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – 9.00am—5.00pm

Site of the SCANZ 2013: 3rd nature exhibition, opening dawn Saturday February 2nd 2013.

Pukekura Park
A botanical park and garden in central New Plymouth, which is being outfitted with wifi.

It is also the location of SCANZ and Intercreate projects.

Friends of Pukekura Park: About the Park

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)

Phone: 0800 WITT WORKS (0800 948 896)
+64 6 757 3100
Fax: +64 6 757 3235

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
20 Bell Street
Private Bag 2030
New Plymouth
New Zealand – the Department of Art, Design and Media at WITT webpage. The department has a large central space with some good walls for showing work, (follow links to ‘panorama’ at with teaching rooms, painting room, fully equipped workshop (OSH guidelines apply), wet and dry darkrooms, Mac editing suite, printmaking studio. We have access to large format printers but this is by application. So if there is specialised equipment sought please contact us early to request it and we will try and help out.

OSH guidelines mean only trained operators of machines can use equipment. Even if you have certification, you would still need to do the induction for the specific machines.


Travel information

Photo: Historic Owae Marae, site of day one of the hui symposium

SCANZ 2013 3rd nature

developing the culture to create a sustainable civilisation


3rd nature involves creativity and innovation at the intersection of three critical interfaces:

*Acknowledging the environmental crisis
*Engaging with Maori and indigenous peoples
*Engaging with Sciences and the Hybrid Arts

These three intersecting dialogues provide space for a Third Nature, a fresh space for engaging with new knowledge and approaches vital to a sustainable civilisation.

Important dates

Residency dates: Arrive Friday 18 January 2013

We are asking residents to arrive in New Plymouth by Friday 18th January. This is to allow us to leave early on the 19th, for Parihaka. This marae was the location of an important passage of peaceful resistance led by Te Whiti and Tohu, leaders of the Parihaka community in the colonial period.

We are happy for people to arrive earlier. Some of the organisation team will go to Parihaka on the 18th, in accordance with protocol. The 18th of each month is a day in honour of Te Whiti and the 19th of each month is in honour of Tohu.

Flights to New Plymouth

There are only four or five flights per day to New Plymouth. If you land in the international terminal at Auckland you then need to take the free bus to the domestic terminal, or you can walk following a green line, which takes about ten minutes. Wellington also has a separate international terminal – I haven’t used it but imagine all processes are similar.

Air New Zealand is the only airline servicing New Plymouth (Nga Motu). Locate the Air New Zealand check in kiosks. Checking in is done by you at the kiosks, and there are staff to assist. You then drop your bags on to the conveyor (again someone assists). At Auckland Airport you then need to go to the regional airlines waiting area. Don’t be surprised to see large flight boards with no mention of New Plymouth flights. These are located in the area for departures and arrivals for the main centres.

The regional airlines departure area in Auckland is at the left end of the domestic terminal when standing outside and facing toward the doors. When your flight boards, you’ll walk quite a way to get to the plane, and the plane is quite small.

When your flights are arranged, please give the arrival and departure information to Thilani Nissanga. Thilani is our administrator. In the lead up to SCANZ she will be looking after arrival, departure and accommodation information. During SCANZ she will be staffing an admin office for queries, mainly during normal business hours, 9-4.30.

Car to New Plymouth

It takes around 5 hours to drive to New Plymouth, either from Auckland or Wellington. It depends on how long the breaks in the journey are and also how heavy traffic is. Some cars will no doubt be driving from Auckland around the 18th. For car pooling queries please contact Thilani. For those arriving internationally, we recommend the flight to New Plymouth. If you would like to go by car, we probably need to add an overnight stay (it is very tricky to arrange an incoming international flight arrival with a pick up in time to get to New Plymouth on the 18th), which means you would need to arrive at least a day earlier.

Residency dates: Check out Monday February 4th 2013

One of the reasons we say to check out Monday 4th February is that there are no late flights on Sunday night from New Plymouth. The last flight is around 7.15, so rather than rushing around on the final afternoon, it is simpler to leave the following day, checking out in the morning.

Symposium dates: February 1-3 2013

Arrive on January 31 2013

Day one of the hui symposium is at Owae Marae. We will be leaving early on Friday February 1st for the marae as there will be a powhiri when we get there. There is not really time to fly to New Plymouth and make it for the start of the powhiri. Anyone driving would need to leave Auckland or Wellington at 3.30am to make it for the powhiri.

Powhiri is the protocol of welcoming visitors onto a marae. The marae consists of a Whare Nui (Meeting House) and a Whare Kai (Eating House) plus a number of other buildings.

We will be called on to the marae, by women  (wahine), one calling for the locals (tangata whenua), one for the visitors (manuhiri). At the threshold of the Whare Nui, there will be a hongi for some (pressed nose greeting where the breath is shared). Once inside, several people will speak – some for the tangata whenua, some for the manuhiri. After each speech, there is a song. The formal ceremony is concluded and then all are welcome to speak, in particular any women who may like to speak.

Owae Marae is progressive in that it is Ok for women to speak. Traditionally, women did not take part in this aspect of proceedings. So please take up this opportunity if you get the feeling to.

Presentations for day one should be those that do not require internet access, as we have had problems in the past with reliability. A projector will be available.

Exhibition opening: Dawn February 2 2013

Day two of the symposium starts with the dawn opening of the exhibition at Puke Ariki. We will have two vans to take people to the opening. Such openings are rare, even in Aotearoa New Zealand so everyone is encouraged to attend. We will have an extended mid morning break so everyone can freshen up.

The remainder of the day is at WITT.

The following day, Sunday starts at WITT and proceeds to Pukekura Park.

Depart on Monday 4th February preferred

While not strictly necessary, we encourage hui symposium attendees to leave on Monday. This allows some ‘slow down time’ after the events of the previous few days. It is also our intention, that those putting forward papers, are able to have their paper impacted by attendance at the hui. Consequently scheduling reflective time is advised. Making a few notes at the time makes paper editing and development that much quicker.

That said, it would be possible to leave by car around 4.30pm on Sunday and arrive in Auckland or Wellington around 9.30pm. Similarly flights from New Plymouth airport could be booked.


Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas has contributed audio to the project, adding a dimension of Navajo (Dineh) culture to Wai.


Andrew Thomas is a contemporary Dineh (Navajo Nation) flute player. He gives thanks to his extended family: Haltsooí Diné’e (maternal)—Meadow People Clan, Bit’ahníí (paternal)—Folded Arms Clan, Kin Yaa’áanii (maternal grandparents)—Towering House Clan, and Tsé Nahabilnii (paternal grandparents)—Over Hanging Rock Clan. He was born and raised in Rock Spring Chapter near Gallup, New Mexico. He is self-taught, and plays music composed from the heart. He has chosen the flute’s voice to express his way of life, heritage and culture.

The flute provided him the opportunity to create the music and narration for a video documentary about male Navajo weavers entitled Men Who Weave. He feels fortunate that his music has allowed him to travel widely, both nationally and internationally. He has performed all over the United States, including the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Ute Mountain Casino, and over 10 years at the American Indian Powwow Gathering in Hawaii. He has performed in Mexico, Peru, South Korea, and throughout Europe, including Sweden where he had a story published in the book, They Call Us “Indians”. He was also the first Native American artist to play at the World Performing Arts Festival in Lahore. He was honored to perform for the president of Pakistan, as well.

His first venture into recording has resulted in a CD titled “Changing Woman’s Blessings”. More recently, he recorded in Perth, Australia, with a well-known Aboriginal actor and musician, Heath Bergersen. This cross-cultural collaboration has culminated in a CD mixing the sounds of the traditional Australian instrument, the didgeridoo, and the Native American flute titled “Friends for Life”.

Through his music and his life, he is an activist in preserving Native ways, creating awareness of the need for communication across cultures, and protecting all human rights. In this way, he strives to give back to the community. He most enjoys connecting with people of all cultures and sharing the musical language of the flute.

“Flutes are not political. They transcend heritage differences.”

pou hihiri

Pou Hihiri

Pou Hihiri – The Womb of the Universe

Project team

Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Poutua, Kaumatua (Elder), Author
Te Urutahi Waikerepuru, Concept Designer & Artist
Julian Priest, Custom Electronics
Tom Greenbaum, Custom Electronics
Craig McDonald, Graphics Artist
Sophie Jerram & Dugal McKinnon – Sound Effects

Artist statement

The Pou Hihiri is a representation of the womb of the universe. Within its core is the blue print, the DNA, the life‐giving blood of the universe, the unrealized potential of all that is and all that is to come. Pou Hihiri is a visualisation of the receptacle, the womb that holds the great nothing, the long nothing, the deep nothing all of which is yet to be realized. It is pre‐emergent potentiality, at times, heaving, breathing, laboring in its efforts to release it’s burden. Pou Hihiri has the deceptive appearance of stillness, timelessness and spatial immortality.

The pou is part of the exhibition Wai at 516 Arts during ISEA 2012 Albuquerque Machine Wilderness.


Residency Project: Jo Tito – Earth Water Stones Light

Initially Jo’s project was just going to focus on WAI – WATER and where the science of water and te reo Māori meet.

Now, the project will also include: 

Earth Water Stones Light

EARTH – geology, harakeke, stones, geography

LIGHT – photography, photosynthesis, natural light

STONES – as storytellers, creative, healing, spiritual, connection

Jo will venture into different spaces and places within the Taranaki landscape to sing new waiata (songs),  to create art in the moment in harmony with nature, impermanent art works that over time will disappear into nature itself. She will document these creations through photography and moving image and will sing these new songs inspired by nature…

While in those spaces, she will also explore Māori concepts within nature, looking at the science of how water flows, the effect that light has on spaces within the landscape and on the living earth.

The process will be very organic, created alone and with others. Te Reo Māori will also weave intricately through these landscapes and will at some point meet with science. Again an organic process to find where that place and space is.

For more info on the project and Jo visit:

Wai dawn opening

Wai will open at dawn, 6.53am September 19th 2012 at 516 Arts, 516 Central Ave SW Albuquerque,  led by Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, as part of ISEA 2012 Albuquerque Machine Wilderness. All welcome.


There will also be a special session of ISEA, at OFFCENTER in Albuquerque from 12 to 1.45pm on Sunday23rd September. All welcome to that event too.


Later that same day, the 23rd, from 4pm till 9pm, the third project for ISEA 2012 Machine Wilderness Bus garden will be presented as part of the Block Party on Central Ave.




Car garden + Neighbourhood air

Bus Garden
ISEA 2012 Albuquerque Machine Wilderness

Once I was in a bus in Japan and I had a vision of being in a forest at the same time as being in the bus. These two are often seen as antagonistic, but we must find ways to unite them.

The Car garden merges two apparently divergent entities to suggest a future cohabitation. On the one hand we continue to use fossil fuels in transportation and on the other hand we must change our relationship to the earth to one that is more sustainable.  This a ‘complex duality’ because it is not a simple dichotomy between transportation or reforesting. Plants filter the air we breath, and inside the Car garden you can explore the Neighbourhood air project while breathing cleaner air.

Neighbourhood air is an epiphyte growing in the Car garden. The work is an ambient software that responds to environmental sensors. Cars, breathers of city air and temperature and humidity circulate in a slowly moving monitoring system. This interactive, online artwork gathers live pollutant levels from Auckland city air. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and despite the ‘100% PURE New Zealand’ tourism campaign even geographically remote cities have air quality problems that the winds can’t disperse. Pollutants from vehicle combustion in Auckland, New Zealand in the Southern hemisphere circulate in the same atmospheric container as cities like Albuquerque.

To plant and regenerate the earth’s remaining oxygen producing forests can heal the atmospheric imbalance created by vehicular emissions, alongside crucial changes in human car usage. Somehow we have to leap over where we are, to be where we want to be.


Residency Proposal: Korou Dance



Korou Productions is currently in the first phase of research and consultation for Ūkaipo – A new dance opera in Te Reo Māori.  SCANZ 2013 will be an welcome opportunity for the Ūkaipo kaupapa to connect with mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Taranaki rohe and attending interdisciplinary artists and scientists.

Ūkaipō Celebrates the divine feminine, the mother nurturer; mother nature.

In exaltation of the natural realms of Papatūānuku and Ranginui where earth meets sea and sky, we honour the sacredness of water, our relationship to the South Pacific, distant homelands of Hawaiki and new horizons. Cloaked in a korowai of sacred forest we re-connect to ancient consciousness in a new form.

Toitū te whenua, whatungarongaro te tangata.  Papatūānuku calls for tremendous healing.  Mankind continues to use the provisions of Papatūānuku in excessive amounts. People live and die, disappear, but land remains, what state are we, the current generations leaving our lands for future generations?

Ūkaipō Births a new art form, merging the traditional vocal genre of classical and Avant-Garde Opera, in Te Reo Māori with contemporary Māori dance theatre.  Envisaging the earthy creation of Rangi Mareikura: Heaven of the adorned sweet voiced singers.  Ūkaipō moves toward creating a celestial experience to affirm our physical, spiritual and intellectual interconnectivity with our intact but remnant environment.

Ūkaipō Will work within Māori and Tauira communities that promote environmental care and wish to expand their stories and their messages of resilience, conservation and sustainability.

Ūkaipō Will engage with allied art forms and artists that desire to share in the holistic and conscious approach to this new work including fine artists, body painters and special effects, sculptors, creators of taonga, adornment makers, glass workers and multi-media and computer graphics design.

Ūkaipō Is to be the first of its kind specifically designed to actively encourage a dedicated team of professional artists to engage in a Dance Opera in te reo Māori, and through wānanga outreach to communities in Aotearoa – both Rural and Urban.

Ūkaipō Is currently in Phase One Research supported by Creative NZ Te Waka Toi Arts Grant 2011.