3 Dec 2017

Sian and Makyla make art!

From Standing Room Only, 1:45 pm on 3 December 2017
Makyla Curtis and Sian ni Mhuiri

Makyla Curtis and Sian ni Mhuiri Photo: supplied

When they each signed up for artist residencies at the New Zealand Pacific Studio in the Wairarapa, Irish writer Sian Ní Mhuirí and Kiwi poet and printmaker Makyla Curtis couldn't have predicted they would end up collaborating on a new work.

Sian's Dublin based company Super Paua creates theatre with a strong social focus for children and teenagers. For the residency though, she's writing a solo show inspired by her Irish and New Zealand grandmothers as well as exploring Kiwi identity.

Makyla is helping her with the Te Reo Maori component of the play as well as working on poems about place.