PhD in Creative Writing, Victoria University of Wellington
MA in Creative Writing (with Distinction), Victoria University of Wellington
BA with double major in History and English Language, Victoria University of Wellington
Poetry publications
Young Country, poems by Kerry Hines with photographs by William Williams (Auckland University Press, November 2014)
Millionaire’s Shortbread, poems by Mary-Jane Duffy, Mary Cresswell, Mary Macpherson and Kerry Hines, with illustrations by Brendan O’Brien (Otago University Press, 2003)
Straumur, photographs by Wayne Barrar, poems by Kerry Hines (McNamara Gallery, 2002)
Work also published in journals in New Zealand, overseas and online, including Sleet, Landfall, PN Review, The Red Wheelbarrow, International Literary Quarterly, and Sport
Collaborative projects
Maritime-trace-exposure, an exhibition by the group An Architecture of the Sea (Wayne Barrar, Kerry Hines, Mizuho Nishioka and Tane Moleta), Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, October 2021-February 2022
Maritime-trace-exposure: cross-currents, an exhibition in an immersive virtual environment by the An Architecture of the Sea group, Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology & Society, September 2021
An Architecture of the Sea, an exhibition in an immersive virtual environment curated by Tane Moleta and featuring work by Mizuho Nishioka, Wayne Barrar and Kerry Hines, Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology & Society, September 2020
In the forest with the trees we made, interdisciplinary collaborative project featuring photographs by Mizuho Nishioka and Wayne Barrar, sound work by Blake Johnston and texts by Kerry Hines, curated by Tane Moleta. VR/AR exhibition presented in association with the CAADRIA 2020 virtual conference, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2020

Selected essays

‘Scenery, Industry, Surface, and Scale’ (a joint essay, with Wayne Barrar, responding to an exhibition of photographs by Carleton Watkins), Off the Wall 10, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, November 2015
‘On Holiday, At Home: Christchurch’s Seaside Tent “Camps”, c.1892-c.1910,’ in The Lives of Colonial Objects, ed. Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla (Otago University Press, 2015), 194-199
‘Displaced Histories,’ essay in No Town, a catalogue accompanying an exhibition of the same name by Caroline McQuarrie, Aratoi, 2014 (additional information on this project can be found at McQuarrie’s ‘No Town’ site)
‘William Williams and “The Old Shebang”,’ in Early New Zealand Photography: Images and Essays, ed. Angela Wanhalla and Erika Wolf (Otago University Press, 2011), 72-77  

Selected presentations and papers

  • Reading and floor talk in association with the Maritime-trace-exposure exhibition, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru, 2021
  • Readings, floor talks and lectures in association with the Young Country exhibition, given at Mahara Gallery, Millennium Gallery, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Waikato Museum, Forrester Gallery, Whangarei Art Museum, and Ashburton Art Gallery, 2014-2017
  • Guest lectures on creative work and the archive, presented to 4th-year design students, Photography and the Archive paper, Massey University Wellington, 2010-2014, 2016-2017
  • ‘The Poetry of Place’, discussion and reading with Leilani Tamu and chair Paula Green, Going West Books & Writers Festival, Auckland, September 2015
  • Participation in ‘Poems of Place’ (themed reading for National Poetry Day), Lower Hutt, August 2015
  • Presentation and reading, undergraduate poetry class, American University, Washington D.C., March 2015
  • ‘This and This: Contemporary Poems and “Historical” Photographs,’ presentation at the annual conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Massey University, Wellington, 30 November-2 December 2014
  • Presentation on photographs and poems at the ‘Truth or Beauty: Poetry and Biography’ conference, Victoria University of Wellington, 26-28 November 2014
  • ‘On holiday/at home: Christchurch’s seaside tent “camps”, c.1892-1910,’ paper presented at the Colonial Objects Conference, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 11-13 February 2013. One-hour lectures expanding on this research were also presented at the research seminar, History Department, VUW, August 2013 and at a seminar for staff at the Alexander Turnbull Library, November 2013
  • Provided sole-presenter sessions connected with my PhD research in:
    – the Writers on Monday series, City Gallery Wellington (2012)
    – the Friends of the Turnbull Library lecture series (2012)
    – the Land/Water Research programme, University of Plymouth, UK (2011)
  • ‘Beyond the Illustrative: Photographs as Resource,’ paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 7-10 July 2010
  • ‘Archived Landscapes and Regenerating Histories,’ paper presented at the annual conference of the International Visual Sociology Association, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, 22-24 July 2009
  • Presentations relating to my PhD research included readings of poems from the project. I have also given other solo readings and participated in writers’ panels at numerous events, at venues including the National Library Gallery, Wellington; City Gallery, Wellington; McNamara Gallery, Whanganui; Straumur International Arts Centre, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland; and Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui.

    Selected events

    Initiated and facilitated ‘Poetry Ngaio’ – a community poetry initiative held at Cummings Park Library, Wellington, in association with National Poetry Day, August 2017
    Initiated and chaired the Australian-New Zealand poetry reading panel (with the theme ‘Ecopoetics’) at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Victoria University of Wellington, 4-6 July 2012