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Simon Manchester. Collecting New Zealand Applied Arts
Consultant for Applied Arts at Dunbar Sloane, Wellington-based Simon Manchester is an authority on
David Trubridge has received numerous international awards for his designs. In 2008 French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world. In this lecture he will discuss the segregation of art, design and craft and the creative process and the associated knowledge, experience and skills they all share.
‘Kete Arounui (bamboo basket), spiritual world Kete Tuaatea (polycarbonate basket) and our rational world Kete Tuauri (aluminium basket). The knowledge needs to be in balance for us to live harmoniously on Earth.’ David Trubridge.
A discussion panel with Megan Tamati-Quennell, Karl Chitham, Reuben Friend and Rangi Kipa: Weaving a Path - Maori Craft and Design in 2012.
The Todd Foundation Room, Saturday 2-3pm.
The aim of this discussion panel is to offer an insight into Maori Practitioners, galleries and audiences within an indigenous framework.
Megan Tanati-Quennell, Curator Contemporary Maori and Indigienous Art, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Karl Chitham, Curator Art, Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa. Reuben Friend, Curator Maori and Pacific Art, City Gallery Wellington. Rangi Kipa, Artist. Please see pdf for Iwi affiliations.
The Todd Foundation Room, Saturday 8 Sept 3-4pm.
Dr Jessica Payne is a material and technology responsive designer/artist whose research practice is sited within the discipline of Textiles. She has been actively involved in and at the forefront of innovative and radical changes that have happened within the Textile Design field over the past twenty years. Her recent work has been exhibited at: the 6TH International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in the Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico City; Somewhat different: Contemporary design and the power of convention, Wellington; Amazing Lace, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, Porirua City and at the opening event for the Campaign for Wool held in Wellington. She will discuss the emergence of a significant number of artisan/designers whose work explores the conceptual and aesthetic potential of integrating materials, technologies and processes from different design fields.
Kevin Murray Biculturalism in 21st century Craft of the South.
Kevin Murray discusses the relative distance between indigenous cultures and Aboriginal and settler cultures in
Andrew Just is an architectural designer and advocate for transitional architecture, its design and engagement with city planning, as fundamental to the well-being of communities. He has been involved in transitional architecture designs in
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