Every year, Kiwiburn chooses a different theme to inspire art on the Paddock. Ideas are suggested by the community then voted on by the Kiwiburn Arts Committee.
The 2020 art theme is Eclectic Decade
Jessie Smith explains her winning idea: “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 Kiwiburn 2030 – in art, in culture, in self expression? Let’s make the 2020 burn an opportunity to envision what our wildest dreams can conjure up and set goals for the next Eclectic Decade of Burner activity and society in New Zealand!”
Erika Pearce talks about her winning poster design: “I felt very inspired by the theme and created this new oil painting especially for the poster design. The fortune teller is inviting you to manifest what you feel our future needs. People are waking up around the world and there is a greater awareness around coming together to protect and respect the home we share. I have painted a blue, healthy earth, swirling with life (including a secret hidden seahorse – can you find it?). The Megamorphosis Man takes the form of a mandala, emanating energy out from the crystal ball. It also features in the fortune teller’s headdress and is tucked into all four corners of the border.”
Erika is an Auckland based multi-disciplined artist, passionate about creating artwork with a message and inspiring others to look after nature and the ocean.
Here are the past posters showcasing Kiwiburn themes: