And of course, no SPARK would be complete without other exciting events, and this year the Spark Fringe Festival is bigger than ever, because that’s what Spark is about: giving everyone a chance to fuse their energy and ideas, then watch the sparks fly.
TROLLEY COMPANY INC CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Mobile Art Gallery for Spark 06. The trolley is a great venue for small displays and comes with a range of accessories to support painting based works, sculptures, sound installations and other mediums.
Download proposal here: Trolley Company Call
Location: The Trolley is Mobile and will roam across all of the Spark venues.
SPARK 06 STUDENT EXHIBITION
As part of Spark 06 Mediarts students have the opportunity to submit work for an exhibition showcasing work from across the degree. This is open to all students from Mediarts. Simply complete the submission form and return to Mediarts Office by the 28th of July 06. The Exhibition will take place in the spare classrooms in R block.
Download proposal here: Spark 06 Student Exhibition Proposal
Location: Wintec, Mediarts department, R block
Deliniate is a group show in the Chartwell Gallery at ArtsPost, ten contemporary artists explore the roll of drawing in their art practice. The show runs from 20 July to 27 August 2006, and will be having a special opening celebration during Spark week on Thursday 24 August at 5.30pm.
Location: Artspost is located at 120 Victoria Street
THE WAIKATO MUSEUM
Un Corrido Mexicano
a home away from home
Opening function: Saturday 12 August at 12 noon
12 August – 7 October
This exhibition displays an eclectic collection of images, sounds, ARTcrafts, utensils and some hard to classify objects gathered in Mexico over the last 33 years Media Arts Tutour Xavier Meade and his partner Carolyna.
Location: The Waikato Museum of Art and History, 1 Gratham Street
Carol Fletcher August 15- Sept 2
Come fossicking... visit the Fletcher Collection workshop and exhibition space at Platform01. Carol has a pension for things discarded, she lovingly repackages, sorts and colour codes her findings as wonderful installations.
Location: Platform01 Gallery, 467 Victoria Street, room one, level two
August 22 from 12 noon
A special Media Bites session will be held during Spark, The speaker will be Cate Brett, editor of the Sunday Star Times. She is a multiple award-winning newspaper and magazine feature writer; she has also published an academic thesis on the interaction between the criminal justice system and the media based on the police investigation into the disappearance of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in 1998.
Cate is a robust journalist and a frank and provocative speaker. She will discuss the pleasures and perils of editing the country’s largest-selling national paper.
The luncheon sessions are free but seating is limited to 100 people.
To secure your place please respond by August 7, 2006 to:
School of Communication, Wintec
Ph: 07 834 8800 ext 8464
Location: Ferrybank Conference and Reception Centre, Grantham Street
HAMILTON – ARTS CITY OF THE FUTURE?
Screening Wednesday 23 August. 12pm
Come and watch a lively panel discuss how Hamilton can become an arts capital. And find out how best to get funding for creative projects. This topical discussion was made by third year film students and will be screened during Spark.
Location: to be confirmed
FAT GALLERY – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
To be confirmed
Location: Wintec photography department, P block
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBITION
To be confirmed
Location: R block
Plus more fringe events to come…