Hump Day Art Talks is a series of stimulating mid-week panel discussions concerning Pacific approaches to artists in society, creative criticism and the art hustle! These exciting live discussions have been developed to help you get over that mid-week hump, get inspired and expand your thinking. Panelists include some notorious Auckland movers and shakers, thinkers and creators, writers and practitioners!
Wednesday 9 May: ART / LIFE
True wahine toa; mother of six, artist and curator Leafa Janice Wilson is a conceptual artist based in Kirikiriroa-Hamilton. With over 20 years experience in the fine arts industry her energy in her practice embraces multimedia, installation and curatorial projects. Wilson delivered an inspiring paper entitled, Curating Yourself: The Curator as The Point of Departure at the 2011 Curating Pacific Art Forum which paid homage to Jim Vivieaere’s pioneering practice.
Noted Tongan academic, writer, poet, philosopher and musician of the traditional Tongan instrument, the fangufangu, Hufanga Dr ‘Okusitino Māhina created the Ta-Va / Time-Space Theory based on his own theory of making sense of the world from an indigenous Pasifika worldview. He has published extensively on his Pacific-driven time-space theory, which has been a cornerstone for many students of varying disciplines to embrace and apply.
Manurewa based Vela Manusaute is a South Auckland Institution. Creator of Kila Kokonut Krew, director, writer, actor and business owner is quick with the wit and is a formidable force in Pacific performing arts. His Nuiean / Samoan south Auckland style has seen him write for TV2’s Fresh television series and he also penned the original idea for the 2007 movie The Tattooist.
Wednesday 16 May: CRIT ME A RIVER!
Information coming soon!
Wednesday 23 May: The Art Game
Panelists to be announced soon!
How do you promote your work? What makes a great exhibition? What is the business of being an artist? This panel has the answers! Up the ante and get your hustle on!
Hump Day Art Talks is a partnership between the Faculty of Creative Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology and the 2012 South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit!
Wednesday 9 May
Wednesday 16 May
Wednesday 23 May
Faculty of Creative Arts
Manukau Institute of Technology
50 Lovegrove Crescent
For more information, contact Project Manager, Leilani Kake on +64 9 968 8000