ArtsMAD – 9th August

ArtsMAD – 9th August

ArtsMAD-poster-August-9 ArtsMAD - 9th August

artsMAD Wednesday 9th August  5.30pm -7.30pm @ The Arts Village
Short talks to ignite and inspire

People from a range of disciplines and interest areas (design, visual arts, performance, music, environment, community development, business and more) make slide /talk  presentations about  the art of life, or their work, or what / who inspires them. It is a great  an opportunity to get together with others who are passionate about  a creative and vibrant Rotorua, and to connect about creative happenings.

The night runs along the lines of:
5.30-6.00pm Nibbles and drinks provided
6.00 -7.00pm Speaking time
7.00-7.15pm  Notices and announcements
7.30pm  Evening closes by 7.30pm.

Confirmed line up for this week includes speakers from visual  and performance, literary design, coffee and culinary art and community and environment sectors.

Karen Hansen 
A social entrepreneur, with a passion for people empowerment and social change through multi-media and artistic expression.
Facilitating workshops for numerous organisations around New Zealand and under her own design label, Karen has developed a unique social art-form. Karen also specialises in producing highly creative events; having headed teams approaching 100 in the Youth Theatre Community, and was 2015’s Head Stylist for the Indigenous Runway Project. Business Management and completing her BA of Creative Technologies compliment her being a mother to three vibrant children. Karen enjoys long walks in nature, asymmetrical thought patterns and personal development. Karen has been Body Painting since 2012 and prides herself on living outside the square in both quality materials and unexpected techniques. She is entirely self-taught in this field and is a creative makeup leader in the Bay of Plenty.

Nicola Wright
Collector of lint & maker of dust. Multimedia artist and mother. Dumpster diver and nature lover. www.nicolawright.co.nz

Amanda Hunt
Poet and environmental scientist.

Fraser Toulmin
Artist/photographer who will talk about his brainchild, The Arthouse Revolution, an art gallery with a difference! A unique and free community based project, showcasing the work of our local amateur artists. A pop-up gallery that travels the country, exhibiting art, by the people, for the people.

Michelle Washington 
Passionate about arts in public places, will talk about street art in Belfast. The current president of Geyserland Art Group.

Helen English
Motivated by the arts; visual art and dance in particular. It is this which has driven a lot of the background to my life and the best thing is to be in the company of others who feel the same way.

Juliet Ransom
I am an industrial designer by trade who dabbles in a range of creative fields. Predominantly focused on jewellery design at present designing collections for my own brand, Found Jewellery.
www.foundjewellery.co.nz   www.juradesign.nz