PROGRAMME | VENUE | FRINGE
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Spark 06
International Festival of Media, Arts and Design
August 21 - August 25

Spark is back!
Wintec’s week-long celebration of international media, arts and design returns for its eighth year.

Spark 06 is a unique festival that provides a forum for those in the creative industries to meet and learn from cutting-edge national and international artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and media personalities.

The festival is a series of presentations, talks, exhibitions and panel discussions designed to stimulate ideas and debate about the issues facing those working in the creative sector.

This year’s spark will be hosted at three main venues, Wintec, The Meteor and The Waikato Museum. Spark also has a dynamic fringe festival with exhibitions, performances and creative happenings across the city!

We are so excited about the Spark 06 line-up. Below are the speaker profiles, check out the talent!

PROGRAMME

MONDAY 21 AUGUST

11.00am, Wintec, R1.05
OFFICIAL SPARK OPENING

1.00pm, Wintec, Moving Image Studio
LYNN FREEMAN, T.V AND RADIO BROADCASTER (NZ)
Lynn Freeman is a successful and colourful arts reviewer, both on T.V and Radio, this experience in broadcasting makes her a dynamic and interesting public speaker. Lynn both co-produces and presents National Radio's daily arts show, What's Going On? as well as producing Chris Laidlaw's Sunday Morning show, both of which have won Qantas Awards. This promises to be an interesting talk, not to be missed.

3.30pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
ALAN DEARE, DESIGNER (NZ)
After completing a degree in media arts at the Waikato Institute of Technology 10 years ago, Alan Deare headed to Auckland’s Inhouse Design Inc.  He has produced exquisite design work for galleries such as Objectspace and Anna Miles and recently been short listed for the Spectrum book Design Award. His design innovations will inspire you!

6.00pm, Wintec, Collingwood St Campus, R Block
RAMP OPENING
To be confirmed

8.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
FILM SCREENING: ONEDOTZERO
Hot from the UK by the innovative digital film-makers, this screening is a must see for all media arts practitioners. Onedotzero draws from an unprecedented range of talent that has produced startling original work. Their client base includes Nike, Sony, Levi Strauss, Absolut and Apple Sweden among others.

TUESDAY 22 AUGUST

10.00am, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
BRUCE CONNEW, PHOTOGRAPHER (NZ)
Wellington photographer Bruce Connew has completed many projects since his first documentary in 1976, including photography assignments for TIME magazine.  Specialising in gritty, haunting images, his photos are impressive and intense. His project Muttonbirds – part of a story (2004) is acknowledged as a classic of the genre. During Spark he will discuss some of the complications presented to photo artists working in a documentary manner.

1.00pm, Wintec, Moving Image Studio
CATHERINE GRIFFITHS, DESIGNER/TYPOGRAPHER (NZ)
Catherine Griffiths is an Independent typographer and designer practising in Wellington.  As well as corporate branding she takes her typographic projects into public spaces, architecture and the landscape. She seeks to “have the letterform speak, to make work that reaches beyond the expectations of others”

3.30pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
LALA ROLLS, FILM-MAKER (NZ)
Lala Rolls is a Fiji-born Film-maker who, among other projects directed Children of the Migration (2004 NZ Film Festival). A special screening of this film will be proceeded by a talk in which Lala explores the craft of documentary film-making, including ‘the edit’ as a key tool, the role of personal themes, and assumptions about ‘trusting your instinct’ when filming.

6.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
MORGAN SAMUEL POST PRODUCTION SOUND ENGINEER (NZ)
Morgan graduated from Media Arts Music Production Degree with honours in 2004, and went on to work as an effects and dialogue editor with Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post on the award winning feature film No.2  and TV series Frontier of Dreams.  He now works for Marmalade Audio, one of NZ’s leading post production and music recording facilities.  Morgan is keen to share some helpful hints and experiences to those wanting to work in the industry

8.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
FILM SCREENING: CHILDREN OF THE MIGRATION
Producer: Lala Rolls
This film will screen following the presentation by Lala Rolls, and will illustrate many of her points about documentary film making. Children of the Migration is a wonderful and beautifully lit production. Lala interviews the famous and the not-so famous. The stories are told with warmth, humour and with a touch of hard-edged truth.

WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST

10.00am, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
INTERIOR DESIGN
To be confirmed

1.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
JANINE RandsERSON, MAREE MILLS, DIGITAL ARTISTS (NZ)
Blurb to come

3.30pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
BOREDOMRESEARCH, DESIGN/SOFTWARE ART (UK)
UK duo Vicky and Paul are producers of stunning software creations. Their practise mutates and re-forms as video installation, interactive sound applications, public artworks, online projects and sound scapes which have been shown internationally. This presentation by boredom will be anything but.

6.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
ASHLEY TURNER ART DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION DESIGNER (NZ)
Ashley is an art director and production designer, he has worked on projects for Levis, Vodafone and Ford Mustang and has been involved in countless N.Z T.V and film productions, including Cave in and Snakeskin. His amusing delivery style will keep you entertained.

8.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
PETER WELLS, WRITER / FILM DIRECTOR (NZ)
Come and relax at this evening presentation from award-winning author Peter Wells. His first book, Dangerous Desires won the NZ Book Award for Fiction. He co-edited NZ’s first anthology of gay fiction, Best Mates. His recent book, Long Loop Home, won a 2002 Montana NZ Book Award, while his latest novel Iridescence was a runner up in the same award. Peter is also an acclaimed film writer and director of such productions as Desperate Remedies and A Death in the Family.

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST

10.00am, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
FLOR DE LIS LÓPEZ HERNÁNDEZ, DESIGN THEORY (CUBA)
Academic and Industrial Designer from Cuba will present dynamic political posters from her country. Find out how powerful graphic elements can aid social change and play a key part in building a new society.

1.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
DAVE AND CAROLINE ARMSTRONG, PRODUCER AND SCRIPT WRITER (NZ)
Dave and Caroline Armstrong make a dynamic team. She is a seasoned producer, including touring The Naked Samoans around NZ and to the Edinburgh Fringe, while he was a script editor for Bro’ Town and a writer for the political satire Spin Doctors which won an AFTA television award for best comedy script. Come along, and be prepared to laugh!

3.30PM,WINTEC, MOVING IMAGING STUDIO
BRENDA NIGHTINGALE AND MARK BRAUNIAS, PAINTERS (NZ)
Brenda does the kind of work you just want to eat up. Her paintings conjure up the delicate view captured on souvenir teaspoons. In contrast Mark’s bright, bold pop-like work incorporates a splendid hodgepodge of contemporary references. His recent work is created on site in the gallery where he exhibits. Both of these painters produce amazing work; you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss them.

6.00pm, Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
RONNIE VAN HOUT, ARTIST (NZ)
Currently living and working in Melbourne Ronnie has come through the back door to become one of N.Z s big name artists.  He was one of four Walters Prize Finalists in 2004. His works do something rare in the world of contemporary art -make you laugh but leave you strangely moved.

8.00pm,Wintec, Moving Imaging Studio
SCREENING: FAR OFF TOWN DUNEDIN TO NASHVILLE
Produced by Bridget Sutherland and Paul Judge
This Indie-music fest is full of great names in the independent music scene, including Lampchop, Yo la Tenga and Will Oldham.  Not to mention beautiful cinematography and local underground rocker David Kilgour, what more could you ask for?
To be confirmed

FRIDAY 25 AUGUST

10.00am, Meteor Theatre, 1 Victoria St, Hamilton City
DON MCGLASHAN, SINGER/SONGWRITER (NZ)
Don McGlashan is NZ’s finest and most original songwriter. He was drummer and singer in agit-punk band Blam, Blam, Blam, singer and primary songwriter in The Mutton Birds, and founding member of The Front Lawn.  This show and tell is a must see for all.

1.00pm, Meteor Theatre, 1 Victoria St, Hamilton City
DEREK HENDERSON, PHOTOGRAPHER (AUS)
Derek Henderson’s photographs have appeared in ID, Arena, Homme Plus, Pavement and Vogue magazine. His latest body of work titled The Terrible Boredom of Paradise is the fantastic result of a 13,000 km road trip around New Zealand, a beautiful blend of isolation and predictability don’t miss the chance to see these images.

3.30pm,Meteor Theatre, 1 Victoria St, Hamilton City
SPARK PANEL DISCUSSION
To be confirmed.

6.00pm, The Waikato Museum of Art and History, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton City
SPARK 06 FINALE
Performance by Don McGlashan and John Segovia.



SPEAKERS

ALAN DEARE
ASHLEY TURNER
BOREDOMRESEARCH
BRUCE CONNEW
CAROLINE ARMSTRONG
CATHERINE GRIFFITHS
DAVE ARMSTRONG
DEREK HENDERSON
DON McGLASHAN
FLOR DE LIS
JANINE RandsERSON
LALA ROLLS
LYNN FREEMAN
MAREE MILLS
MORGAN SAMUEL
ONOEDOTZERO
PETER WELLS
RONNIE VAN HOUT

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