Call out for Effigy and Temple designs for Kiwiburn 2020

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Photo by BJ Wilson   CALL FOR KIWIBURN 2020 EFFIGY AND TEMPLE DESIGNS! The largest art pieces on the Paddock are created by passionate Kiwiburners like you. Do you have an idea? And a hankering to build large art? Make your ideas a reality – Kiwiburn is receiving Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both the Temple and Effigy crew managers. … Read More

Kiwiburn Art Grants are NOW OPEN!

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Kiwiburn Art Grant design Poster

Calling all artists! (clue: that’s you) Have you got an epic idea for Kiwiburn 2020 and need a little help to make it happen? Well, today is your lucky day! Art Grants are now open! It’s been a long time coming, your ideas and dreams have been stewing – now comes the time to collaborate and take action! Get those cogs … Read More

Eclectic Decade winning poster design

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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Wow! We had the most ever entries for the poster competition (six) this year which made for tough decision making for the Kiwiburn Arts Committee (KAC). It was super close, and the winner is Erika Pearce. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, and to the KAC team!   Erika talks about her poster design: “I felt very inspired by … Read More

Photos taken at Kiwiburn

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If you are using a photo to illustrate an Event, a Page, or a Group on facebook (or IRL) that you have found online, please remember to gain permission first, and credit the photographer. It is their gift to give, not yours to take. You may also need to get the permission of the people in that photo if they are easily … Read More

Last call for poster designs

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Do you have an incredible idea for the KB20 poster? Untold glory and appreciation await! Thanks to those who have already submitted entries. Eclectic Decade poster designs are due by midnight tonight! Info here.

Lōemis: a magical event with burn-esque leanings…

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This just in! If you are hip enough to be in Wellington and maybe missing Kiwiburn a wee bit, check this out… There is a cool weeee arts festival called Lōemis. From their website: “It is our offering towards Maruaroa o Takurua; the winter solstice, which connects with and takes place around the rise of Matariki and Puanga.” They are … Read More

Enter the Kiwiburn 2020 poster competition!

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Do you have an amazing idea? Every year, Kiwiburn chooses a different theme to inspire art on the Paddock. And we need a design to use for posters, facebook, tickets, wristbands and patches. How are your 2020 Eclectic Decade poster designs looking? Keen to enter? Details here.

Drum roll please for the 2020 art theme!

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THE ART THEME FOR 2020 IS: Eclectic Decade   Thank you for all your art theme ideas – the winner is Jessica Smith, who explains: “Ten year resource consent means that as long as we keep doing the mahi, we have ten years of treats to look forward to! What kinds of changes do you think we will see by … Read More

The Giant Weta found a home

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Photo by: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre/Sarah Watkins The 50:1 scale giant (previously flame throwing) weta sculpture has travelled far and wide, from Aotearoa to Black Rock Desert and back, to the Paddock, Corban’s Estate and MOTAT in Auckland, and now to the Wairarapa at the Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, it’s new, permanent home. Read the story, and maybe visit one day!

Introducing the new Arts Facilitator for Kiwiburn – Diia Bourke

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, a new Arts Facilitator is in town! We’re very pleased to introduce Diia Bourke as the new person in charge of managing Art at Kiwiburn. She has been involved with Ignition and Burning Seed, helped build art at Kiwiburn and always seems to have a smiling face on the Paddock. Diia is a fantastic asset to … Read More

Paddock Radio: online

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Paddock Radio has come so far, it’s now online. What’s this noise you ask? Here is TripleFFF to explain what it’s all about… Paddock Radio started as an art project for Kiwiburn about three years ago. It’s a 100% solar powered, mobile, independent radio station built out of hobby gear and slapped into the back of a house truck. It’s … Read More

Decommodification vs Burning Man art on a runway

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An internationally renowned fashion designer and veteran Burner decides to make Burning Man the focal point of his newest collection debuting during Paris Fashion Week, and Burning Man was not impressed. Where is the line between fashion, commerce and preserving the integrity of art displayed on the Playa, even when the artist gives consent? Read all about it in our KB-log … Read More

Maslenitsa – Russian Shrovetide festival

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Humans burning things is deeply entrenched in many cultures, religions and folklore. The Russian festival of Maslenitsa is no different. Held just prior to Lent, the 40 day fast preceding Easter observed by Christian and Orthodox followers, the event has been celebrated for centuries.   It features the making, and subsequent eating of an unlimited supply of pancakes (yum!) and … Read More

What will be the Art Theme for 2020?

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We missed being on the Paddock this year and are now looking to the future. What will the Kiwiburn 2020 theme be? The 2019 theme was to be Fractalicious, and we are going to automatically add it to the list for 2020. You have probably had some divine inspiration over the past year and we’d love to know your ideas! … Read More

The Giant Weta finds a forever home

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The Giant Weta Pukaha

Photo by Shelley Watson   A fantastical amazing journey has almost come to an end for The Giant Weta and the Auckland Burners team who created her! She was welcomed to her new home in the Waiararapa, in the most lush and beautiful site imaginable at Pūkaha, National Wildlife Centre. A small team travelled from Auckland to install her for … Read More

Ignition ignited our hearts!

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Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to create an incredible burn-style event in a beautiful location in the Waikato region embracing the Ten Guiding Principles. The lush site with a backdrop of the Kaimai ranges was host to 800 Burners, 45 Theme Camps, most of them long-standing Kiwiburn camps, inspiring Art installations, and a diverse … Read More

Burning Man news

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Burning Man 2019 will feature The Temple of Direction by Geordie Van Der Bosch. Read about it here. Burners Without Borders (BWB) has launched Community Conversations, a video series about how to create communities and projects focused on civic engagement and social impact. Check out the first conversation by BWB-Vancouver lead Kristy Abel, who talks about the five-year project Christmas Isn’t Over. … Read More

Art Grants for Ignition – thanks Auckland Burners!

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Here, look! Want to make art for Ignition festival? Auckland Burners could help you fund it! Auckland Burners will grant $250 each to two different art projects to help them make their dream a reality at Ignition Festival in 2019. To be considered, apply by 5pm, Thursday 20 December 2018 using this form on their website. Who knew those JAFAs could be … Read More

Ignition news!

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Hey you, the Igintion team area working really hard to make sure the event happens and they need you to check your email and respond asap if you: applied to be a Theme Camp applied to for an Art Grant volunteered for Gate volunteered as a Consent Guardian volunteered for Ministry of Barn Works volunteered to be a Ranger If … Read More

2019 Burning Seed theme

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After almost 100 theme submissions, the Burning Seed Theme for 2019 is… Zoophemism  How will you interpret Zoophemism for Burning Seed 2019? You could follow the description submitted by Jesseca: “Imagine a world where all euphemisms are animal related and puns are considered currency” or you can come up with your own interpretation. One thing is for sure, this Burning Seed theme … Read More