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International act brings their mixed media visual arts feast

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16 October 2012

International act brings their mixed media visual arts feast to the city.

UK award winning audio-visual artists, The Light Surgeons, are bringing their creative works in a free show for Palmerston North tertiary students, 2 November.

When UCOL student Ben Harris heard The Light Surgeons would be in Auckland for the We Can Create conference he got in contact, inviting the visual disc jockeys to the region. With support from Student City, Harris’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging third year project has evolved from researching what the city’s tertiary students want, to creating the exclusive contemporary arts event.

Spearheaded by artist and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen, The Light Surgeons will be performing their latest live cinema performance SuperEverything*. Other acts on the night will include a blend of local artists.

“My research showed students were looking for events that provide direct relevance to their study“, says Harris. He is confident that The Light Surgeons combination of documentary footage, motion graphics, creative programming and original music production will hit an accord. “There is something for every student who has an interest in the arts, regardless of what programme they are taking”.

The Light Surgeons SuperEverything* is based on Malaysia’s past and present, revealing a shared social history relevant to everyone’s future. The show will be the first of its kind to take place in Te Manawa’s Art Gallery. “Holding the event in the cultural heart of our city was an easy decision”, says Te Manawa CEO, Andy Lowe. “It fits our intention to do cool things in cool spaces”.

The limited tickets are free to the region’s tertiary students, and are available by showing their Student ID at Te Manawa’s reception.

Further details and nomination forms can be found on the Student City website,

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