Short-stay Guest: AJ Fitzwater

In Residence

AJ Fitzwater's residency has ended on 5 February 2022.

This summer, local artists and artisans will undertake short-term stays at Isolation Hotel.

AJ FitzwaterEach artist will respond to a specially selected taonga (treasure) from the Museum collection, reflecting on historical techniques or the influence of a particular period on their work. Our contemporary creatives will also deliver an artist talk and Q&A. Come by to see their pop-up studio and learn about their process and practice.

Our third Short Stay Guest is AJ Fitzwater.

AJ is an artisanal curator of the SFFnal, plucking the choicest words to describe genderpunk worlds and lives. They forage for meaning in short stories which have appeared in a variety of science fiction and fantasy magazines, and longer works which include their shapeshifter novella No Man's Land and lesbian capybara pirate collection "The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper".

They are currently working between the cracks of queer Aotearoa history to excavate a fantasy mosaic novel linking generations of queer lives, community and joy.

AJ will be joined by Paul Scofield, Senior Curator of Natural History at the Museum, for a lunchtime talk on Wednesday 2 February. AJ will be in residence at Isolation Hotel on Friday 4 February and Saturday 5 February.

AJ Fitzwater's residency has ended on 5 February 2022.

4 February 2022 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
5 February 2022 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
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