Martin Sercombe

Multi Media Artist

The School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication, in collaboration with Palmerston North City Council and Square Edge Community Arts, is thrilled to announce they will be hosting Martin Sercombe as the second Visiting Artist for 2022.

Mr Sercombe will spend his time in Manawatū working on two projects: the first is to develop the moving image and performance work Te Marae o Hine/The Square. The second is to deliver public animation workshops at Square Edge Community Arts Centre. In addition to these two primary projects, Sercombe will engage with Massey students, sharing his extensive career as artist filmmaker.

Mr Sercombe has a long track record of teaching animation. Participants will learn about accessible animation software and will also get to use DSLR cameras, laptops, lighting and other animation resources. He hopes to be able to organise a public screening of the works produced.

Mr Sercombe’s own work embraces visionary landscape work, electro-acoustic sound design and performance. His work has been screened at festivals and broadcast on television in New Zealand, USA, UK, Holland, Spain, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. He is co-author of the teachers’ resource, The Teachers’ Animation Toolkit.

Credit: Massey University School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication