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Public Seminar: By-Products of Urban Environments2017-02-23
THURS 23 FEB, 2017, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
Eve Armstrong has a contemporary art practice centred on a formal and research-based enquiry into the surpluses and by-products of urban environments. Arranging, deconstructing, reassembling and reimagining the potential of everyday objects and modern waste-products, Eve's works promote a reconsideration of the materials that are used and discarded on a daily basis. Her on-going Trading Table project encourages social interaction and participation as a means of highlighting alternative currencies and value systems surrounding objects, materials and activities. In this seminar Eve will discuss the current concerns of her practice, which have developed out of her time in residence as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artist programme.
Eve Armstrong (b.1978) is a contemporary artist based in Wellington. She graduated with a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003, and in 2006 received a New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Armstrong has exhibited and undertaken residencies nationally and internationally, with work presented at Dertien Hectare, Netherlands (2010), Tarrawarra Biennial (2008), Australia, the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007), the Busan Biennale (2006) and the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial (2006). She has completed artist's residencies at McCahon House, Auckland (2009), Asia New Zealand Foundation/AiR Association Limited, Hong Kong (2008), and Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (2005). Her 2011 project Taking Stock was presented as part of Letting Space, a Wellington public art programme, and in 2013 she embarked on a series of artist projects at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
Public Seminar: Tikanga Māori and practicing the Sample2017-02-24
FRI 24 FEB, 2017, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
Artist Nathan Pohio talks about being lead by Tikanga Māori in his work and offers a biographical account of the sample as politic by 80's hip hop artists, in particular Grandmaster Melle Mel and how these things opened up his practice as an artist working in video and other photo-media.
Education Open 20172017-02-24
The countdown is on!
Otago Polytechnic would like to invite you to attend this exciting event in support of the Education Foundation. This is not only a wonderful opportunity to support your local polytechnic, and the students and businesses we serve, but to enjoy a day out on the green with golf professional, Mike Hendry who is returning to support our great cause.
Friday, 24 February 2017
Chisholm Park Golf Club, 16 Tahuna Road, Tainui, Dunedin
For more information please email Andrea Hessian
Otago Polytechnic Education Open 20172017-02-24
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