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The New Cool Seminars

The New Cool Seminars

The Dowse is proud to present three free seminars in conjunction with its
current exhibition, The New Cool, celebrating creative entrepreneurial business. This is an awesome opportunity for people to meet the directors of the companies featured in the exhibition, creators of some of Aotearoa’s favourite brands.

The seminars will focus on the inspiring company stories, the highs and lows,
the big ideas and small beginnings and what it means to be young, creative and in business.

“A key part of The New Cool’s success has been the opportunity to build really powerful partnerships in the public and private sectors – around the potential of the creative economy”, says Director of The Dowse, Tim Walker. “The whole project is built on a foundation of support from Westpac and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, through their Enterprise Culture and Skills Activity fund. That has allowed us to work with Positively Wellington Business and WelTec to make these seminars and workshop available”.


Aotearoa Beats
> Saturday 2 July 2pm – WelTec, Petone, BLOCK C, Kensington Ave

Directors from Dawn Raid Entertainment, Disruptiv and LOOP handle some of Aotearoa’s hottest talent. They discuss their multi-faceted involvement in the music industry both locally and globally. They are joined by Inject Design, creators of Fat Freddy’s Drop’s graphic identity.

On the couch - mags, TV and videogames
> Saturday 9 July 2pm – WelTec, Petone, BLOCK C, Kensington Ave

The creators of Manual, Spoke and Staple magazines join Sticky Pictures, the directors of the award winning TV series The Living Room, to talk about creating magazines and television about the cultures they love. They are joined by
Mario Wynands from Sidhe Interactive, whose videogame Stacey Jones Rugby League debuted at number one in Australasia, and Metia Interactive’s
Maru Nihoniho.

Clothing with attitude
> Saturday 16 July 2pm – WelTec, Petone, BLOCK C, Kensington Ave

Dan Buckley from Huffer, Steve Hodge from Illicit, Kylee Davis from Insidious Fix and Tanya Thompson, aka Misery, are the creative brains behind four very different clothing labels. They talk about the ins and outs of the rag trade in New Zealand, and how they’ve found their niche in a very competitive market.

IMPORTANT: Numbers are limited! To reserve a place register on-line at OR CALL THE DOWSE ON: 04 570 6500 AND PRESS (0)

Please note seminar venue: Block C, WelTec, Kensington Ave, Petone.

Presented by The Dowse and the Centre for Creative Industries at WelTec.

> The New Cool Super-charger Workshop

Presented by The Dowse and Positively Wellington Business this workshop will be held over two weekends: 30 -31 July and 3 - 4 September. The New Cool Super-charger Workshop is designed to give existing creative businesses a boost, to hit the supercharger. For more info check:


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