Christchurch artist wins Korea residency

Media release, Monday 22 February 2010

A Christchurch artist will travel to South Korea in March on a three month Asia New Zealand Foundation/The Arts Centre Christchurch artists’ residency in the capital Seoul.

Scott Flanagan will be the fourth New Zealand artist to receive this opportunity which is organised in partnership with The Korea Foundation and The Arts Centre Christchurch.

The New Zealander will be based at South Korea’s National Museum of Contemporary Art’s Goyang Studio, situated on the outskirts of Seoul until June 2010.

Taking up the residency in The Arts Centre in Christchurch for the New Zealand side of this residency exchange is Hee-Kyoung Bae.

Ms Bae completed a Master of Fine Arts in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. She will begin work at The Arts Centre in March.

The residency was established in 2006 as an annual exchange to increase artistic and cultural dialogue between South Korea and New Zealand. The placements are offered to artists between 25 to 49 years of age who have an established record of working in visual arts.

Previous New Zealand candidates have been Kushana Bush, Fiona Amundsen and Lorene Taurerewa while the Korean candidates to travel to New Zealand have been Kim Jimin and Lee Jeong Keun.

The Goyang Studio where Scott Flanagan will be based contains 22 artist studios and hosts both long-term and short-term residencies for Korean and international artists.

For more information, contact:

Coralie Winn
Artist in Residence Coordinator
The Arts Centre
coralie@artscentre.org.nz

View the Arts Centre website.