THE ALCOVE ARTS TEAM
Radouane Arraoui is a multi-disciplinary artist who holds a BA of Fine Arts with distinction from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Morocco. He completed a six-month residency in Tangier in 2011. He has considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector having represented his country as a community leader through arts, invited by the US State Department to participate in an international leadership program. On his return to Morocco he founded the Global Network of Volunteer Artists and is the co-founder for alcovearts.org.
Magnolia Wilson is a published poet who lives and works in Wellington. She received an MA in Creative Writing with distinction from Victoria University in 2012 and was selected to complete a two-month, artist-in-residence program on the island of Itaparica, Salvador, Brazil. Her poems have featured in publications and online journals including Shenandoah, Sport, Hue & Cry, Turbine and The Cordite Review. Pen Pal, her first collection of poems, was published by Cats and Spaghetti Press in May 2014.
Ina Arraoui holds a BA in Art History, and an MA with honours in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Auckland. A life-long interest in cross-cultural communication has shown her that art is a powerful tool for both national and internationalcommunity development. She is also an active print-maker and photographer inspired by her travels throughout Africa where she also served as a volunteer for several non-for-profit organisations with a focus on youth art programs.