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Spark 05 A Week Of International Arts

Spark 05 A Week Of International Arts, Media & Culture

23-27 August 2005

http://spark.mediarts.net.nz

The line-up for this year's SPARK has been announced. Not just a conference, not just a festival, SPARK 05 offers non-stop presentations, exhibitions, talks, discussions, and entertainment from the cultural cutting edge, morning, noon and night - five days running.

SPARK 05 will be featuring presentations by leading national and international practitioners from across the creative sector including:

* CHIMENE DEL LA VARIS * CHRIS CHETLAND * DANAE MOSSMAN * DEBORAH CHALLINOR * EUGENE HANSEN * JAY WAHID * JAMES LYNCH * JENNY GILLAM * JOSHUA DAVIS * LARA BOWEN * LEAH KING-SMITH * LEIGH VAN DER STOEP * MICHAEL REDMAN * NADINE CHRISTENSEN * ONE DOT ZERO * PAUL CARTER * RACHAEL LENNARD * REBECCA CANNON * ROB GARRETT * ROSEMARY McLEOD * SALLY MORGAN * SHUCHI KOTHARI * STEWART HARRIS * TIM WALKER * VICTOR STENT * WAYNE BARRAR

...plus others to be announced!

On Saturday 27 August ­ Creative Research & Collaboration ­ a special one-day forum, will focus on collaborative practices and creative practice as research in the arts and creative industries sector.

The forum will feature two key note presentations by:

* Professor Paul Carter, author of Material Thinking and Professorial Research Fellow at the Faculty of of Architecture Building & Planning, University of Melbourne

See: http://www.comfortlevels.com/current/materialthinking/ * Professor Sally Morgan, artist and Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington

The forum will conclude with two panel discussions chaired by:

* Tim Walker, Director, Dowse Museum, Wellington

* Rob Garrett, Manager, Art Services, Creative New Zealand

Creative Research & Collaboration is being organised in partnership with Creative New Zealand and will be useful to all artists, academics, and practitioners in the creative sector, as well as to critics, writers and other people working across the creative sector.

Spark 05 is organised by Wintec¹s Creative Industries Research Centre and is presented at the School of Media Arts, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand with generous support from our partners Creative New Zealand and the Department of Screen & Media, University of Waikato.

More information about SPARK 05 is available from the website.

http://spark.mediarts.net.nz

ENDS


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