People In Your Neighbourhood
The PIYN project involves aspiring artists and performers from Auckland's diverse communities, working with the best of contemporary UK talent, to collaborate, create and celebrate. The programme involves capacity building workshops, online and face to face collaborations and master-classes in creativity.
The PIYN project kicks off this week with the visit of cultural icon Rosanna Raymond, who presents and performs with Pacific Sisiters at the Pacific Arts Summit before working with the Colab team on events at AUT Manukau and City campuses. Rosanna will be a speaker in the Pacific Arts Summit Pecha Kucha Night AND feature in the exciting Pacific Sisters SOUTHSIDE: EyeKonik event, as well as also delivering a workshop and two presentations through a residency with CoLab at AUT University’s Manukau and Wellesley campuses.
For more details about the event visit the Colab site, the PAS blog, or download the full PIYN programme here.
Rosanna is a well-known figure in the NZ Pasifika movement, being an integral practitioner and inspiration from its earliest days. She has been based in the UK for the past decade where she has forged a career not only in performance, poetry, art installation and exhibition, but also as a cultural
mentor, engaged at the highest level with intercultural dialogue, empowerment and cultural understanding.