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Arteries of Aotearoa: A call for young New Zealand artists

13 May 2009

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Intersect, a nationwide network of Young Leaders in Sustainability, is calling for young New Zealand artists (aged 18-25) to create artwork that explores ideas around water and cultural diversity.

Intersect, a nationwide network of Young Leaders in Sustainability, is calling for young New Zealand artists (aged 18-25) to create artwork that explores ideas around water and cultural diversity. One talented artist will be awarded $2000.

‘Waiora: Arteries of Aotearoa’ explores how cultural diversity challenges and unifies our society and what this means for sustaining our most precious natural resource: healthy water.

Proposals should reflect how young artists in the early 21st century view the importance of cultural diversity in working towards a sustainable future for NZ's freshwater resources. Young artists are invited to submit a proposal for an artwork that is an interpretation of ‘Waiora’.

The successful proposal will be given $1000 for material costs, and a cash prize of $1000. The artwork will be exhibited in Wellington in July 2009.

 

 

The proposals will be assessed by a panel comprising:

Megan Tamati-Quenelle - Toi Maori Curator, Te Papa
Wayne Youle - Artist, Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha

Sophie Jerram - Artist, Filmmaker, Writer and Sustainability commentator
James Blackie - Director at Page Blackie Gallery

Megan Hosking – Sustainability Trust

Sarah Campbell - Intersect Trustee

Hayden Montgomerie - New Zealand National Commission for UNSECO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

‘Waiora – Arteries of Aotearoa’ has been made possible by the New Zealand Commission for UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and Intersect.

 

 

Proposals are due by 3 June 2009. Details are available at www.intersect.org.nz/waiora/

For further information contact:

 

Megan Hosking

021 458 845

youngnzartist@gmail.com

 

Or download the proposal information and promotional poster.