Notes from Burning Seed and Burning Man

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Circadian Migration, Melburn Decompression 2019 event is being held in November. Details here. Decompression is a thing. Read more from Halcyon here. An aerial view of build week at Burning Man 2019. The air and the playa here. Want to build the Temple at Burning Man in 2020? Applications now open.

Get to know your Effigy and Temple Leads

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Nico with Helping Hand Art

Helping Hand by Nico Woodward, 2016   Kiwiburn is such a creative community! The designs for both the Effigy and the Temple have been chosen, the details of which will be revealed on the Paddock. Meanwhile, we’ve spoken to the visionaries behind these creations to learn a little more about them and their art.  Congratulations on your submission being chosen. … Read More

Effigy and Temple Announcement!

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Time to get even more excited about Kiwiburn 2020 as the Temple and Effigy designs have been selected. Congratulations to both artists, and thank you to everyone who sent through their ideas. The Effigy is called ‘The Birthing Goddess’ and was submitted by Wellington Burner, Jeanne Dear. And the winning submission for Temple is ‘The Temple of the Future’ as … Read More

Seed update: a rare sighting of the elusive Karl

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Content warning: FOMO, Karl Burning Seed looms, and we have news from our underground network of spies that this year is going to be Karl. You’ve probably heard of Karl before, you just might not know it yet. Rumours of this likely lad have been spiraling out of control and it makes us wonder… who is Karl, really? A grumbling … Read More

Effigy. Temple. Effigy. Temple

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Effigy 2018 by Andy Flint. Minotaur built of palettes with horns

Photo of Effigy 2018 by Andy Flint Deadline for Effigy and Temple submissions 1 September Have you ever dreamt of building a thing, sharing it with your fellow Burners on the Paddock and then setting it ablaze? This is your year! Get your Effigy and Temple designs submitted and see your creation come to life. It all starts on the back … Read More

What’s it like to build a Temple?

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Photo by Volker Huenert Please note that the deadline for Effigy and Temple designs has been extended to 1 September! In light of this, we are having a conversation with BJ Wilson, the person to built the most recent Temple, for Kiwiburn 2018. His Temple of Perennial Bloom was a highlight for many, and here he tells us a bit … Read More

Are you sitting on your Effigy and Temple designs? Get them in quick smart!

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  Photo by Volker Huenert   Howdy ho, it really is time, and your last chance to submit an EOI for Effigy and/or Temple designs. Make your Big Art Dream a potential reality! For all of the details, click away! Apply to build Temple or apply to build Effigy. You have until Monday 19 August 2019 (oh hey that’s like… a week … Read More

Call out for Effigy and Temple designs for Kiwiburn 2020

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Temple of Perennial Bloom Kiwiburn 2018

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

Regional round up

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Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … 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

Burning Man news

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Back in February 2007, Kiwiburn moved to the North Island and became a standalone event. A time of great change and growth, the theme was MEGAmorphosis, which gave rise to MEGAmorphosis Man featured on all our posters. Burning Man has announced its theme for 2019: Metamorphoses. “A celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.” Read more about the theme here. … Read More

Building the Temple with no nails or screws

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Photo courtesy of Pete Lumos   The Temple at Modifyre (the Queensland Regional burn) was built using deconstructed pallets turned into boxes using wooden dowel instead of screws or nails. The entire Temple did not contain a single piece of metal, just wood and some glue, perfect for simplifying the burn clean-up, and a positive spiritual way to build a temple. … Read More

Collective ritual

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Photo by John Curley. You can hear a pin drop at the Temple at Burning Man on Sunday night as thousands of people gather to see their written words, photos and tributes go up in flames. This year, many community members will be honouring Larry Harvey in their individual ways, paying tribute to and remembering the man that started it … Read More