Other Events

This is a summary of other Pacific Arts events happening during the Pacific Arts Summit that are not listed in the official programme…

UK-based Rosanna Raymond in Auckland

The British Council in association with CoLab are bringing Rosanna Raymond to New Zealand this May!

Rosanna Raymond, a well-known figure in the New Zealand Pacific arts movement, has forged a career not only in performance, poetry and art installation and exhibition, but also as a cultural mentor, engaged at the highest level with intercultural dialogue, capacity building, empowerment and cultural understanding. A tusitala (teller of tales) at heart her art practice takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works, spoken words and body adornment, fusing traditional pacific practices with modern innovations and techniques.

As part of her residency here, Rosanna will deliver a workshop and two presentations at AUT University’s Manukau and Wellesley Campuses.

Voices in Stone

WORKSHOP with Rosanna Raymond
Monday 9 May 2011
9 am – 4 pm
AUT University Manukau Campus Conference Centre, 640Great South Road, Manukau City

A FREE full day workshop using the Manukau Campus Sculptures to investigate the tension between language, the voice(s), the written word, the spoken word, the body and material objects. This workshop will create a series of performative interventions revealing, activating and interplaying with the hidden voices and stories imbued in the Manukau Campus sculptures. The responses will be shared with an audience later that evening.

This is a FREE workshop. Registration essential as places are limited. Visit www.colab.org.nz  for more information or contact katrina.bell@aut.ac.nz

Decorated Voices

PRESENTATION by Rosanna Raymond
Monday 9 May 2011
6 – 8 pm
AUT University Manukau Campus Conference Centre, 640Great South Road, Manukau City

The presentation of the responses to the Manukau Campus Sculptures from the participants of the workshop “Voices in Stone”, led by Rosanna Raymond. Using images, spoken word, storytelling, poetry and movement to look at different ways of preserving past and present voices.

This is a complimentary event (No Charge).

Visit www.colab.org.nz  for more information or contact katrina.bell@aut.ac.nz


Manufacturing SaVAges
– Digital appropriation, art and other acts of social intercourse and practice

PRESENTATION by Rosanna Raymond
Tuesday 10 May 2011
4 – 7 pm
AUT University Marae, Wellesley Campus, Corner of St Pauls andWellesley Street, Auckland Central

Since moving to the UK Rosanna has been involved in many Polynesian based projects big and small, in various guises, as a curator, researcher, performer, artist, lecturer, workshop leader and member of the large and thriving UK-based Polynesian community groups Ngati Ranana and Beats of Polynesia. This presentation will concentrate some of the issues and insights that she has gained from working within this multitudinal position, looking at how it has changed, challenged and enhanced her art practice, using a range of performance and projects that have (re)shaped her art practice in theUK.

This is a complimentary event (No Charge). Visit www.colab.org.nz  for more information or contact katrina.bell@aut.ac.nz

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About CoLab

CoLab is a creative technology centre focused on innovation through new technologies. We facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research, development and collaboration between education, creative and commercial industries. CoLab is involved in working with organisations and individuals in the creative industries to develop new opportunities, applications, methodologies and technologies for cultural, social and economic development.

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