About

2. MarianTink

Welcome.

I live in Wellington New Zealand, on a hillside overlooking a beach. I write in the morning and garden in the afternoon. Or go to the movies.

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Riding Miss Mercury

For the last decade I’ve focused on women’s filmmaking, in New Zealand and within an ever-growing international network that works towards gender equity within the film industry.

My latest work’s all over the place. Lots online because I like the online freedom to publish immediately when I have something ready to share and (often) the immediate responses.  Mostly on my own sites and sometimes I cross-publish on Medium because it’s so visually satisfying. I like the pleasures and surprises that come from a global audience.

Sometimes I publish work in other people’s books and on other people’s sites, like Women & Hollywood, Indiewire,  Muriel Rukeyser Living Archive. My latest favorite is a post on the Commonwealth Writers site, with this image of the Complex Female Protagonist cap I had made, thanks to the Bluestocking Series.

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Some references to work that I’ve published in books and on other sites are on my LinkedIn profile.

For most of my adult life I’ve worked as a cultural activist, in projects like the legendary-in-New Zealand collectives Kidsarus 2 (award-winning picture books), Spiral (Keri Hulme’s Booker prize-winning the bone people – always lower case – among other publications) and the Women’s Gallery.

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Original the bone people cover, illustration by Keri Hulme

In 2017, I am working towards a major exhibition to celebrate poet Heather McPherson (1942-2016) who founded Spiral.

Usually I also write for the page, the stage and the screen. But I’ve been distracted 2015-2016, by changes to the historic area where I live. Lots of heartache and research, written about at length, in This is the House that Joe Built and Saving St Gerard’s *&* Joe’s Place?.

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I have an LLM (with Distinction) from the University of Otago, and PhD in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington (where I won the David Carson-Parker Embassy Scriptwriting Award for my MA feature script and held a Women in Leadership Scholarship for the PhD). I’ve been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand.

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With Nancy Coory, who inspired Development-the-movie, on graduation day

Here’s more about some of my work, often collaborative.

Wellywood Woman 

‘For Women Who Make Movies & For the People Who Love Them. Globally.’

The name started as a joke. The work’s always been serious and with a smile.

Wellywood Woman is the home of my Development Project, which grew from my PhD thesis and included Development-the-movie, now on hiatus.

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Madeline McNamara in Development-the-movie (at the beach near my place)

As Wellywood Woman I use Development‘s Twitter (@devt), tumblr and Facebook for  notes about women who make movies; and some New Zealand political stuff.

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Bee in our pear tree

I grow flowers that are safe for bees. Neonics and Roundup are a problem in New Zealand. And I follow bee-keeping practices around the world.

I also garden on a public zigzag close to home. That story’s here.

This project uses @7R4SM on Twitter.

Throat of These Hours

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A stage play and a radio play inspired by the life and work of renowned U.S. poet Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). A huge learning experience, with themes that echo some of those in Development-the-movie.

7 Risks For Single Mothers; & The Art of Managing Them

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I was a single mother for a long time. It was a risky occupation. This free book builds on my experiences and incorporates stories single mothers told me.  My @7R4SM Twitter account was originally for this book.

Hemingway’s

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A restaurant, three women and a boy. And a gay ex-All Black.

An unfinished novella adapted from a screenplay. Longing to get back to it.

Looking Like Sean Connery

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Where I experiment now and then, as with my first comic, Mouse, started at a short-and-exciting Graphic Novel course taken by Dylan Horrocks.

The Poppy Seller

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A short film about World War II pilot Bruce Cunningham, in post-production.

Jade Speaks Up!

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I’m proud I wrote the script for this short animation, very proud of the ‘Breathe, Think, Do’ concept I invented and of the lyrics for the Breathe Think Do song. Thanks to Mandy Hager for the story that I worked from.

Sister Galvan

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Feature length documentary, with a 15-minute excerpt at the link.

Mahi Ata Mahi Ahua: Women’s Work in Film

An historical website of women’s films and filmmakers, from the eponymous film festival (2003).

Lesbian Landscapes

A site of work by New Zealand lesbian artists, to accompany my Lesbian Landscapes: A Little Oral History, an essay published in 2001.

The Women’s Gallery

In 1980, Anna Keir, Bridie Lonie and I founded the Women’s Gallery Inc, which continued to 1984. This Mothers catalogue is from an exhibition that Anna Keir and I co-ordinated there. It toured public galleries in New Zealand, with associated programmes wherever it went.

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Later, Bridie Lonie, Tilly Lloyd and I produced this book, still sometimes used as a text at secondary and tertiary level.

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I partially updated A Women’s Picture Book: 25 Women Artists of Aotearoa New Zealand here. I suspect many of the 15-year old links are now dead. But if you’re interested in New Zealand women artists, click on the images at the Cilla McQueen link, developed before she became New Zealand’s poet laureate (2009-2011). This image comes from her Cobalt.

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COBALT Ceci n’est pas une chaise (Rodney Kennedy’s chair @ Liffey Street) photo: Cilla McQueen

Pinterest

I’m on Pinterest in two places–

  • as a writer, a New Zealander, a bee fan, a gardener, a keen researcher of topics like vaginal mesh and tiny houses.
  • as Wellywood Woman –  chokka with boards on women’s storytelling, with an emphasis on women in film, including a well-used women’s film festival board and a board about women’s crowdfunding campaigns. And more! On topics like Keeping An Eye on The Washing,  Mother Films & Breast Films,  Earthquake Stories.
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Long ago, at Ruatoki eating a feijoa. Photo: Fiona Clark

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Filmed projects, including some of Christine White‘s compositions for Throat of These Hours.

‘Aphros’ is the name of a 48 Hours competition group I was part of.  We made Interrogating Tinkerbell, a short film about anxiety that also responded to Hinemoana Baker‘s poem, Tinkerbell.  Also a research project for Throat of These Hours, Interrogating Tinkerbell is quietly showing now-and-then at selected festivals.

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Bits and pieces here, including footage of Keri Hulme’s the bone people winning the Booker Prize.

Biographical

My favorite interviewer was Matthew Hammett Knott, here– Heroines of Cinema: Why Don’t More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice.

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The netball team! My mates! Writer Cushla Parekowhai (centre) and painter Allie Eagle (right) and me (left)

You can contact me at wellywoodwoman,  gmail dot com.

(last updated August 2017)

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