Our mates at Semi-Permanent are celebrating 10 years of bringing together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative minds you might ever meet, and putting them up on the same stage over two exceptional days.
On 2/3 May it’ll be Auckland’s turn to party, and the team behind the event have put together an impressive line up for their 10th birthday.
Check out our picks for the conference below, and grab your tickets quick smart. There’s a 20% Discount for the first 50 registrations to use the code “yummy2014”.
Nat was one of our favourite (and best dressed) speakers from the 2013 CMAkl season as he talked about his mission to shape Auckland into an exciting and engaging space. We can’t wait to hear how he’s progressing.
Internationally renowned for her films Whale Rider, North Country and The Vintner’s Luck Nikki Caro is one of the country’s creative heavyweights, which is especially impressive when you consider film is a medium in which she was largely self-taught.
Creative Director at Inside Out Productions, Mike regularly leads projects with casts of over a thousand, and has worked with orchestras and rock bands, staged events in shipping dry docks, flooded Town Squares and bespoke structures.
From the worlds of art and engineering, and the fabulous spaces where those disciplines collide Golan’s work is fascinating, a series of revolutionary interactive installations that use robotics, software, and cognitive research to challenge the way people thought about the evolution of ideas and imagery. Check out his TED talk, ‘Art That Looks Back At You' which has gathered 640,000 views, for a preview.
SEMI-PERMANENT AUCKLAND 2014
2/3 May 2014
Aotea Centre, Auckland
10 Year Anniversary
We have an amazing team of volunteers and partners who help us make CreativeMornings happen every month. We think they’re super cool and you should totally meet them. This week: Meet Gerbrand van Melle!
1. Who are you?
Gerbrand van Melle.
2. How are you involved with CreativeMorningsAuckland?
Tweeting, trying to catch up with the speakers talks
3. What gets you up in the morning?
Creative Technologies at Colab AUT and changing sound into chocolates.
4. What’s a surprising fact about you?
I hold an official Lego Building Master diploma (1974).
5. What is your favourite thing about Auckland?
Living on a holiday island next to a vibrant city.
6. Best breakfast you’ve ever had?
7. Favourite CreativeMornings/Auckland so far?
A recent one. February’s talk with Richie Hardcore – I’m a Rebel so I Rebel.
8. Favourite CM talk from around the world?
One from Berlin, Cori Moore - Think With Your Hands.
9. Favourite Quote?
"Being rebellious is being sober-minded, being engaged in society, and wanting to make a difference."
— Richie Hardcore.
Watch the video at http://creativemornings.com/talks/richie-hardcore/1
CreativeMornings is nominated for a Webby Award, thanks to the awesome website and hard work of Oak Studios. You can currently make us all warm and fuzzy inside by voting for us under the People’s Voice section. Warm fuzzies. Do it.
It’s never to early for Sex! Actor/Director Michael Hurst tackled the topic of Sex for the April 2014 installment of CreativeMornings in Auckland, posing the questions, where’s the line we mustn’t cross? Is there a line? And if there is, how to we recognise it?
And thanks to Aria Taylor from Curative for taking the photos - Check out the full set here: CreativeMornings /AKL with Michael Hurst »
This month we’re at one of our regular venue hosts, the lovely Q Theatre. A purpose-designed building, inspirational, flexible venue, a good place to eat, even a place to experiment, Q facilitates artistic experiences that transport people out of the everyday. That’s what makes us love them so.
We’ll be setting up in their Lounge, a modern and relaxed environment perfect during the day for a business lunch, meeting or an informal presentation. The space transforms at night into a great setting for a corporate social or a private party. The Lounge space is available on a nightly basis, free of charge, for new bands, performance poetry, readings, dance performances, anything you can dream up. If you’re interested get in touch with Angela.
Happenings at Q in the near future include In House - Songs and Conversationson April 16th for an intimate evening with some of New Zealand’s most loved songwriters, including Don McGlashan, Shayne Carter, Anika Moa. Or catch the Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand’s only international documentary film festival, from May 21 through June 2.
Radio DJ and all round inspiring human Richie Hardcore was the speaker at our February 2014 CreativeMornings in Auckland. He spoke about what it really means to be a Rebel in our culture. Watch above or over on CreativeMornings.com.