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?
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.
They say sex sells. Yet sex can be a pretty divisive subject; we face some pretty big questions when our work connects with sex: where’s the line we mustn’t cross? Is there a line? If there is, how to we recognise it? This month’s theme challenges us to confront those questions head-on.
Michael Hurst, this month’s speaker, is an actor, writer, and director. He has been a long-standing prominent figure in the New Zealand film & television industry, and in 2005 was designated the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work.
Over the years he has worked on many projects that might be considered sexual in nature. From directing and producing US series Spartacus; to his recent musicals, directed for the Auckland Theatre Company, Cabaret, and last year’s sold-out season of Chicago.
Michael says that while he may not have all the answers to the questions above, he’s certainly spent a lot of time thinking about them.
Join us over coffee to hear his story and share in his insights.
We’re getting pretty excited for this Friday’s CreativeMornings/Auckland with Celery Productions, mostly because we love this video of last years Art in the Dark. Have a look! We’re pretty sure it’ll get you excited too!
Delve into the hidden realms…
Designers & Books have 10 more books on this months CreativeMornings theme, Hidden, including Frank Chimero’s “The Shape of Design.”
Check out the full list at http://www.designersandbooks.com/blog/10-books-theme-hidden …