News and events

Arts on Wednesday

Arts on Wednesday features emerging arts talent at Massey, national and international talents. Arts on Wednesday performances includes multi-media, film, drama, dance and music.

Research seminars

The school runs a regular programme of research seminars featuring Massey staff and visiting professors on topics as diverse as documentary film, science writing and poetry.

Off the Page writers series

The Off the Page writers series features some of New Zealand’s best writers. Past readers have included Bill Manhire, Elizabeth Knox, Owen Marshall, Fiona Farrell and Vincent O’Sullivan.

Memory Research in Aotearoa
New Zealand and the Pacific

Over the last two decades or more, memory research has established itself as an interdisciplinary field spanning (and often crossing) subject areas. 

Performing Arts and Justice Symposium

A two-day symposium/hui recently drew together performers, arts practitioners, researchers and justice professionals to explore the potential of theatre and the creative arts to transform the justice system. 

Visiting artist scheme

The Visiting artist scheme enables three artists per year to be based for one semester each at the School of English and Media Studies. Massey University and Palmerston North Community Arts have run the scheme since 2004.

News – School of English and Media Studies

Create1World – an antidote to climate griefexternal link

4:46 PM Thu 7 Nov 2019

Climate grief and climate anxiety are real for this generation, say organisers of a Massey University event bringing together youth to share creative ideas and solutions to the climate crisis. Hundreds of secondary school pupils will converge at Create1Wo ... view full item.

Creating waves, performing change: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2019external link

3:52 PM Mon 7 Oct 2019

Presented by the Wellington Creativity in the Community class of 2019, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) Aotearoa 2019 – Ngaru Ngaru – is a multi-disciplinary fusion of theatre, performance art and practical action on climate change. CCTA A ... view full item.

MCW student successexternal link

11:16 AM Mon 7 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Masters of Creative Writing Student Megan Carter, who is exhibiting work as one of nine artists in an exhibition at Corban Estates Arts Centre that interrogates the wide spectrum of human emotions and the concerns we express as people l ... view full item.

Magazine of memories for aged-care residentsexternal link

9:25 AM Fri 16 Aug 2019

Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for the elderly residents they befriended in the process. The ... view full item.

Events – School of English and Media Studies

Create1World – an antidote to climate griefexternal link

4:46 PM Thu 7 Nov 2019

Climate grief and climate anxiety are real for this generation, say organisers of a Massey University event bringing together youth to share creative ideas and solutions to the climate crisis. Hundreds of secondary school pupils will converge at Create1Wo ... view full itemexternal link.

Creating waves, performing change: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2019external link

3:52 PM Mon 7 Oct 2019

Presented by the Wellington Creativity in the Community class of 2019, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) Aotearoa 2019 – Ngaru Ngaru – is a multi-disciplinary fusion of theatre, performance art and practical action on climate change. CCTA A ... view full itemexternal link.

Create1World High School Student Competition Now Openexternal link

9:24 AM Sun 4 Aug 2019

Kua whakatuwherahia! The 2019 Create1World Competition is now open for your entries! We are looking for entries from students currently in secondary education that show how artistic creativity can help us better understand and resolve global problems face ... view full itemexternal link.

Create1World 2019external link

2:53 PM Wed 6 Mar 2019

Create1World 2019 Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the Create1World 2019 Competition and Conference information pages – Join us to create one world through expressive arts and creativity! Hono atu ki te whakataetae Create1World.  Mahi tahi mo te rangi ... view full itemexternal link.

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