Author Archives: ruth arnison

Finishing on a high

The final PoARTry@Olveston event was the Questions and Artists session chaired by Janet de Wagt. Take a look at the pensive, thoughtful looks on faces and you’ll realise Janet posed some interesting questions. They were ably answered by the panel … Continue reading

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The end of my Olveston experience

Tomorrow marks the end of PoARTry @ Olveston and my Olveston residency. It’s been a wonderful experience for me. This was the first time I’ve written a collection of poems on one subject and also the first time I’ve ever … Continue reading

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The exhibition is almost over

Only two more days until the PoARTry @ Olveston exhibition finishes so if you haven’t visited yet get yourself along to the Drying Room Gallery (in the basement of Olveston) between 10 and 4 tomorrow or Sunday.       … Continue reading

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I want to dance

This circular urn  was the inspiration for my Olveston residency. On March 19 Barry and I attended a performance in Olveston’s Great Hall by the internationally renowned Slovak Cellist, Jozef Lupták. During his 60 minute recital I noticed the urn … Continue reading

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Another sampling

It was very quiet in the Gallery today – I think I had more visits from Olveston staff than the public. I’ve always got writing to work on and with Anthony Ritchie’s Expressions playing  in the background I was very … Continue reading

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Filming at Olveston

Kellie Post and Tohora Te Maiharoa are Film and Television students from Aoraki Polytechnic. Their latest assignment is to produce a news story from around Dunedin and Kellie chose the opening of the PoARTry exhibition. Tohora came along to help … Continue reading

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Artists responding to poems

Janie Porter created two artworks in response to my poem The Four Seasons. Both attracted a lot of attention but in the end they could only be sold once and they’ve both been claimed. They’re going to the same home … Continue reading

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