TV ONE News veteran Peter Williams brings the news to Breakfast viewers each morning. Well known for his sports coverage, he also has a wealth of experience across ONE News. He brings to Spark a glimpse of behind the scenes life in television.
Date & Time: Monday 6 August, 2.00pm
Location: Waikato Museum Lecture Theatre, Victoria Street, Hamilton
Seraphine Pick: Recent Paintings will run from 6 August – 24 August
This is a series of paintings by Seraphine Pick at Ramp Gallery, selected by Tim Croucher, courtesy of Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington. This is the first exhibition of this leading artist’s work to be shown in Hamilton.
Ramp’s LEDGE Gallery will also contain new work by Marnie Slater, a visual artist, writer and curator based in Wellington. Marnie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massey University in 2004 and is currently a trust member at Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Marnie explores the ways in which we use, navigate and respond to site and works in sculpture, photography, drawing and live sound.
Date & Time: on Monday 6 August at 5.30pm
Locatioin: Ramp Gallery, Collingwood St, Hamilton
A selection of films by Beck Cole and Warwick Thornton hosted by the Hamilton Film Society at the Victoria Cinema.
Date & Time: Tuesday 7 August at 7.30pm
Location: Victoria Cinema, 690-692 Victoria Street, Hamilton
The Bolivarian Dream
Bolivarian Dream was developed by Chilean artist collective Hoffmann's House specifically for the South Project's Santiago programme in October 2006. The video compilation features a selection of 24 contemporary Latin American video artists who, in various ways, explore notions of collaboration and unification.
Bolivarian Dream takes as a reference point the utopic vision of Latin American political figure Simon Bolivar, whom aspired to foster a unified pan-America in the early 1820s. The curatorial aim was to show a broad selection of video art from the area, rather than a thematic compilation, and features work by Ivan Navarro (Chile), Pablo Helguera (Mexico), Douglas Rodrigo Rada (Bolivia), and Rolando Vargas (Colombia).
Approximate running time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Date & Time: Tuesday 7 August at 1.30pm
Location: Moving Image Studio, R Block, Wintec, Ramp Gallery, Collingwood St, Hamilton
Terrain and FaceValue. onedotzero is a visionary UK-based hybrid events and production company operating in the domain of digital moving image. onedotzero brings us their latest creations and Spark will be this year’s preview.
onedotzero (1) Terrain
Date & Time: Wednesday 8 August, 1.30pm
Location: Moving Image Studio, R Block, Wintec, Collingwood Street, Hamilton
onedotzero (2) FaceValue
Date & Time: Wednesday 8 August, 6.30pm
Location: Rialto Cinema, The Balcony, Centreplace Mall, Victoria Street, Hamilton
Live Music Gig: The Weather & The Gills
Thursday August 9 at Ward Lane: the Weather and the Gills join forces for an evening of folkin’ and rockin’. It’s gonna be the ultimate electric hoe-down.
The Weather is the latest project of Matthew Bannister (guitar, vocals) and Alice Bulmer (bass), veterans of Flying Nun bands such as Sneaky Feelings (part of the 1980s “Dunedin Sound”) and The Dribbling Darts of Love. With Paula Law (vocals, flute) and a floating cast of backing musicians, the Weather play folky pop music, with accent on songwriting and fun rather than performance perfection. This will be their first gig in Hamilton and also celebrates the release of a Matthew Bannister solo project Moth, a CD on Powertool Records which will be available at the gig. The band also plans to release their debut CD Aroha Ave, partly financed by Wintec, as soon as they have finished making a video for the title track.
Matthew Bannister also works at Wintec Media Arts department as a theory lecturer. So come along to hear how theory translates into practice!
Date & Time: Thursday 9 August, 8.00pm
Location: Ward Lane Function Centre, 19 Ward Lane, Hamilton
Performance at Spark Finale, Spark Hub, R Block, Wintec
Date & Time: Friday 10 August, 1.00pm
Location: Spark Hub, Wintec, R Block, Collingwood Street, Hamilton
A metered parking spot is transformed into a temporary public park... until the meter runs out. A student-initiated Hamilton version of PARK(ing) (http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parking/)
Date & Time: All of Spark week (weather permitting)
Location: Parking spaces near you
The Spark Festival Office
phone: 07 858 7508
Or contact Susanna Wilford, Spark Festival Organiser