• Day One
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  • Day Five
  • Speakers

    Vince Harder

    Currently working on his debut album, regular P Money collaborator Vince Harder is a superstar in the making. He sang lead vocals & co-wrote P-Money’s hit platinum-selling single ‘Everything’ which went to #1 in the NZ charts for 3 weeks and also received extensive airplay in the UK & Australia.

    Martha Goes Spark: Rosie Percival & Ruth Friedlander

    Cookbook creators Rosie Percival and Ruth Friedlander were both born in New Zealand, studied Media Arts at Wintec and are now based in Melbourne, Australia. They will discuss their self-funded cookbook and future projects.

    Super Nature

    Super Nature is a Shanghai based multi-discipline design company, specialising in interactive design, visual communication & media technology. Super Nature provides tailor-made solutions from conceptualisation to design, using new technologies integrated in production.

    Rastko Ćirić

    Rastko Ćirić is Full Professor of Illustration at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. At Spark Prof Ćirić will be presenting on THE RUBBER SOUL PROJECT, a complex and somewhat bizarre multimedia conceptual project dedicated to the Beatles.

    KHF Media: Thomas Robins & David Stubbs

    David Stubbs and Thomas Robins from successful Wellington production house KHF Media will talk about crafting the award-winning online interactive drama Reservoir Hill.

    Morgan Samuel – CANCELLED

    Unfortunately, Morgan Samuel’s presentation will be cancelled due to a skiiing accident. We wish him all the best for a quick recovery.

    Michael Harrison

    Michael Harrison’s art has been described as inventive, romantic, playful yet sincere, ambiguous, sometimes uneasy. His mostly small-scale paintings of people and animals are sourced from imagination, book illustration, art history, photography and life itself.

    Rebecca Swan

    For over 20 years Rebecca Swan has exhibited in major galleries and museums in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland and Germany. She has had 3 books published in 11 countries: ‘The Big C’ 1996, ‘Assume Nothing’ 2004 and ‘The Good Life’ 2010.

    Jim Marbrook

    Jim Marbrook is a filmmaker whose documentaries and short films have won prizes and appeared at festivals all over the world. His short film ‘Jumbo’ was recognised at the 1999 NZ Film Awards and has screened at festivals and on television here and overseas.

    Elisabeth Vaneveld

    Elisabeth Vaneveld is a strategist, project leader and process facilitator with extensive experience in the cultural, community and public sectors in New Zealand and Australia.

    Mike O’Donnell

    Mike “MOD” O’Donnell works as Head of Operations for Trade Me. Prior to this he was Head of Commercial and Regulatory for five years, and has worked in a number of senior roles in media, marketing and investment.

    Mary Mattingly – CANCELLED

    Mary Mattingly will no longer be speaking at Spark due to family reasons. We apologise for any disappointment.

    Lesley Duxbury

    Melbourne artist and Associate Professor at RMIT Dr Lesley Duxbury is a photographer and printmaker with a particular interest in the natural environment and sustainability.

    Greer McDonald

    ‘Social media editor, journalist and blogger at @NZStuff. Jandal aficionado, lover of chips and dip, news hound’. So reads Greer McDonald’s description on her Twitter page. McDonald was appointed Social Media Editor for Fairfax in 2010.

    Jane Reeves and Kay Ellmers

    Jane Reeves (director) and Kay Ellmers (producer) are responsible for Canvassing The Treaty, a thought-provoking and entertaining examination of the Treaty of Waitangi through artists’ eyes.

    Helen Lennie

    New Zealand born Helen Lennie is the Sales & Marketing Director of Signature Prints and is the human dynamo of the business, beautifully complimenting the ambition and vision of her husband David Lennie, the CEO.

    Cheryl Reynolds (Soda INC)

    Cheryl Reynolds is a creative entrepreneur and business leader with over twenty years experience at national and international levels across the creative digital and technology sectors. Note: this workshop is now fully booked.