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SPARK 04
A week of international arts, media and culture
Tuesday 10 August – Saturday 14 August
Department of Media Arts, Wintec, Collingwood St and selected venues around Hamilton

SPARK is a one-of-a-kind, one-week-only, once-a-year celebration of contemporary arts organised by the Creative Industries Research Centre in conjunction with Wintec’s Department of Media Arts in Hamilton. Not just a conference, not just a festival, SPARK offers non-stop talks, performances, exhibitions, panel discussions and entertainment from the cultural cutting edge, morning, noon and night, five days running.

If you come to SPARK 04 (our fifth SPARK) you’ll see and hear the latest from a dynamic array of national and international artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, critics, writers and multi-media and inter-disciplinary practitioners. Past SPARK guests have included artists Yvonne Todd, Ricky Swallow, Mikala Dwyer and Melinda Rackham; designers Futurefarmers, Rinzen and Ash Bolland; film gurus John Barnett (Whale Rider) and WETA digital; writer and academic Ngahuia Te Awekotuku; hip-hop musicians The Dubious Brothers – to name but a few.

This year, SPARK 04 brings you the following arts, media and culture innovators:

Lisa Reihana
Hori Ahipene
Cherine Fahd
Tim Corballis
Sarah de Jong
Philip Howe
David Haines
Joyce Hinterding
Matt Owens
Zoe Bell
Ata Te Kanawa
Kui Paki
Christine Jeffs
Christian Jankowski
Niklas Ostholm
Blair Trethowan
Fiona Jack
Stuart Shepherd
Waikato University MARKETING AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES STUDENTS

To keep up to date with who's coming, what they're all about and when they'll be appearing, check out our Programme + profiles page.

But that's not all. For those who care deeply about artist-run spaces and other galleries without permanent collections, SPARK 04 offers Faces Places & Spaces – the CNZ-sponsored New Zealand Contemporary Art Project Space Forum. If you think this one-off event is for you, find out more on our Forum: Faces Places & Spaces page.

And, of course, no SPARK would be complete without an array of exhibition openings, dinners, gigs and parties bringing our guests, visitors and Wintec students together. Because that's what SPARK is about: giving everyone a chance to fuse their energy and ideas, then watch the sparks ignite!

So register now for SPARK 04 - just visit our Registration page.

If you require any further information about SPARK, please contact the Creative Industries Research Centre:

Phone: +64 7 838 6386
e-mail: info@mediarts.net.nz

Sparks gone by

Websites for 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Spark events have been archived and are available here:

SPARC.2000  SPARC.2001  SPARC.2002  SPARC.2003

Other clicks of interest

http://spark.mediarts.net.nz
http://www.wintec.ac.nz/mediarts
http://www.mediarts.net.nz/creativeindustries
http://www.wintec.ac.nz

For a list of things to do and see in Hamilton during SPARK 04 down time, click here.

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Spark 04 Speakers

Lisa Reihana
Hori Ahipene
Cherine Fahd
Tim Corballis
Sarah de Jong
Philip Howe
David Haines
Joyce Hinterding
Matt Owens
Zoe Bell
Ata Te Kanawa
Kui Paki
Christine Jeffs
Christian Jankowski
Niklas Ostholm
Blair Trethowan
Fiona Jack
Stuart Shepherd


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