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  • Around town during Spark

    We asked what else was happening in Hamilton on the 9th – 13th August, and it turns out there’s a whole lot to keep you busy outside of Spark sessions. Check out some of these events, from exhibitions to burlesque life-drawing…

    At Arts Post, Victoria St:

     6th August – 30th August 

     45° S 170°E- Maree Glass – These works constitute a digital memento- representations of a place from 45 years ago that is now all but lost to a gold mine.

    Gamut- Six Local Artists – A collection of work by Waikato artists to celebrate Hamilton pride.  Lisa Benson, Mark Curtis, Claire Goldsworthy, Simon Nicholls, Antonia Sims, Stefanie Young.

    Through the Window Exhibition – Sarah Mitchell Munro – This series of oil paintings is concerned with the gaze and the spaces that the feminine inhabits and looks, in particular at cinematic conventions and how they can be applied to figurative painting.

    At Waikato Museum (Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton. Entry forum achat cialis sur internet is free)

    Understanding the museum machine Museum Talks especially programmed for Spark Week. Happening August 11, 12 and 13 at 9.30 – 10.30am. This is an opportunity to take a unique look at the work that goes on behind the scenes in museums. The Waikato Museum has opened its doors for three tours during Spark. You will get to meet our visual arts concept leader, graphic designers, exhibitions designers, preparators, technicians, collections registrars and get a look at the work they do to put an exhibition together from concept to concrete exhibition; as well as a rare look in to how we care for our collections. Tour numbers limited, booking on 838 6606

     Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010

    7 August 2010 – 9 January 2011

    The Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award showcases some of the most exciting artists in New Zealand. With $15,000 in prize money on offer, the competition is fierce.

    Opening 7 August,  Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton. Entry is free.

    Cascade : An installation by Janine Randerson with sound composition by Jason Johnston, 3 July – 19 September 2010. A multi-media audio visual work that investigates the cascade of effects as a result of global warming.

    Lewis Street, by Richard Lewer - floor to ceiling in-situ charcoal drawing in gallery 12, Waikato Museum. (With assistance from The Underwater Collective) Photograph by Aisha Roberts


    A RECENT SURVEY of works by RICHARD LEWER until 15 August

    Last chance to see the art of Richard Lewer – our local boy. A stalker in his own life and in ours. Richard Lewer is a prominent artist who is receiving national and international recognition for his art practice.

    At Wiki Art Gallery, 557 Victoria St, next to Auteur House. 

    Wiki Art – 30th July – 14th August

    Wiki Art is an exciting event that is fun, fresh and innovative. Wiki Art is a meeting place that aims to energise, inspire and challenge people’s ideas on fine art creating a platform for open discussion.

    Each exhibition will last 2-3 days and will hold an eclectic array of work. The five exhibitions include:
    Performance: 30th July 5:30pm opening
    Painting: 2nd August 5:30pm opening
    Video Installation: 5th August 5:30pm opening
    Poetry / Written Word / Spoken Word: 10th August 5:30pm opening
    Installation: 12th August 5:30pm opening.

    For more information, visit: www.wikiarthamilton.com

    At Gravity Bar, 30 Alexandra St, Hamilton:

    Dr Sketchy’s Life-Drawing and Burlesque – 6pm, Thursday 12th August, Bring your paper and pencils and enjoy a fun drawing session with a difference. $5 presales, $10 on the door.

    At the Lido cinema: The New Zealand International Film Festival – back in Hamilton! See http://www.nzff.co.nz for more information.

    At Founders Theatre 

    Friday 12 August

    Mighty River Power Harmony Young Singers

    Saturday 13 August

    The 2010 National Country Music Awards