To that end, we of course need you! Get involved by popping in to see what’s going on during the event OR host something of your own. Remember that twerkshop you wanted to organise? Or was it the barber shop afternoon? The ukulele jam sounded like a good idea… Or maybe you’d like to lead a yoga class? We know! You wanted to host a freak show, but didn’t have anywhere to do it. Well, it turns out we know a place (HINT: it’s the Town Hall). We also know you’re a talented bunch of humans who are aching to share, so scour those big brains of yours and show us what ya got! We’ll have a stage and sound system for your use and there will be a cosy space for a spot of leaning.
Register your event in the Town Hall here.
Kiwiburn is primarily an arts festival, and for the 2016 event we reckon there needs to be a dedicated arts information centre – so we’re making it happen! We’re bringing back “The Artery”. You will find the Artery nestled in a corner of Town Hall – proudly signposted! All are welcome to come say “Hey” any day of the festival from 2pm–5pm.
The Artery is the heART of all things art on the Paddock for both artist support and those participants wanting to learn more about the creations found at Kiwiburn and the people that bring them into being. It’s a good way for artists to connect on the Paddock, to perhaps plot and plan for future Kiwiburn collaborations, for you to ask those big questions; “how the hell did you make that?” and for you to learn about our Art Grants programme. Yep, Kiwiburn helps fund a large amount of the art you find on site each year.
We will be on call via radio (for artists support) on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the event! So holla at us if you need any help!
The Artery is a place of education, inspiration and celebration! Flick through portfolios of previous Effigy and Temple builds, read up on artist statements to learn more about their art, chill in the shade creating collaboratively, or on your ownsy! At Town Hall you can host workshops, and perhaps, with the supplies housed in the Artery this will make it easier for those keen to share their creative skills.
The Artery isn’t all business though and we’ll be throwing a few events down:
– Day and night time art tours will use the Artery as a starting point
– An artwork swap
– Artist talks
– A gallery opening: an excuse to show off knowledge learnt with that art-history degree, eat cheese and drink wine and act like a fancy wanker!
We’ll be looking for volunteers, so if your heart beats art, get in touch!