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Night projection project information

A still from the montage by Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru

Following are in depth descriptions of the works to be presented on the first night of SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace. On Friday 30th January between 9pm and 11pm, the artist will present their work. Additional projects will also be presented on the evening. The core group exhibiting and their projects as […]

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Night Projections at SCANZ 2015

A still from the montage by Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru

Four artists will present video projects at night in Pukekura Park, starting 9pm on Friday 30th January on the Boat Shed Lawn. The evening runs until 11pm. The evening commences the SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace, with events starting at the Huatoki Plaza on Saturday 31st of January and Sunday 1st February […]

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Two Nunavut artists to take part in SCANZ water and peace

This is a production still from 'Throat Voices' produced by Stacey Aglok MacDonald, which addressed complex issues of culture and identity, embracing Nanavut identity and including issues that are pertinent to New Zealand - youth suicide for one

Intercreate.org, Te Matahiapo Indigenous Research Organisation, Creative New Zealand and the Western Institute of Technology at Taranki are honoured to host two Nunavut (Canadian Inuit) artists to the SCANZ residency: Jesse Tungilik and Stacey Aglok MacDonald. They will attend the SCANZ2015:water*peace international celebration of water and peace in Nga Motu New Plymouth from January 17th […]

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Interview with Jo Tito, Jesse Tungilik, Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Nina Czegledy

Above is a link to the radio interview of Jo Tito, Jesse Tungilik, Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Nina Czegledy who were in Nga Motu New Plymouth attending Scanz 2015:water and peace.

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Calling kids and families

Intercreate.org and Quirky Creative are pleased to announce a suite of workshops themed on water and peace, as part of SCANZ2015 International Celebration of water and Peace. The workshops are for ages 5+ up to adults, and whole families are welcome. A week of workshops begins Monday 26th January and runs through to Friday 30th. […]

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SCANZ 2015 programme

This is the programme for events on the final weekend of SCANZ 2015 International Celebration of Water and Peace – Friday 30th January to Sunday February 1st. There will be activities, performances and screenings, and art works will be on display. Friday night there are night time projections, Saturday there are activities in Huatoki Plaza and Puke Ariki landing, Sunday is a walking symposium on water and peace.

Further down the page is the schedule for Water and Peace workshops at Quirky Creative – for ages 5 to adult, which take place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th January. Projects made at the workshops will be displayed on the 31st.

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Call for water*peace presentations

Photo of Wai by Jo Tito

As part of SCANZ2015:water*peace, Intercreate.org is seeking presentations based on water and/or peace along the following thematic threads: indigenous awareness, beyond the physical, states of flow, bodies of water, science and measurement, commentaries on peace. Presentations will be given in the open air along the Huatoki walkway on Sunday February 1st 2015.

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The challenge to publicly funded organisations brought on by climate change

South Island

This article looks at the issue of the arts and climate change, from the perspective of art and science. On the one hand, scientific knowledge about climate change is complete. However, actual change is slow.

In the context of the art world, it is clear we are living in a post modern world. Consequently, art is understood not solely for its inherent characteristics (the modernist view) but for the way art works interconnect with culture (the postmodern view).

So what we have in terms of art and science is the knowledge required and the cultural theory in place, but slow change and an art world largely disconnected from the issues of climate change. Why might that be?

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SCANZ2015:water*peace

Glen Skipper at Te Rewa Rewa pa

SCANZ2015:water*peace brings together people from diverse backgrounds,connecting everyone in a positive expression of our relationship with water and the power of peace.

Water is essential to survival. Wai, water or flow is central to the worldviews of many indigenous cultures of Earth. The scientific study of water and the onset of turbulence was central to the development of Chaos Theory. Today water monitoring in the environment has become important to sustainable approaches to water management.

Peace is also essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth.

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Water and Peace

This work will be a collaboration with other artists and consists of large moving mandala projections at night time coupled with sound created from elements of nature and a waiata composed specifically for these projections. Each element of the work is important and will contribute to the overall kaupapa of water and peace.

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