Whau Pacific Festival

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THE WHAU PACIFIC FESTIVAL 2016 IS A CELEBRATION OF OUR DIVERSE WHAU COMMUNITY.  4 DAYS OF FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WHAU.
FOOD, ART, MUSIC AND CELEBRATIONS BETWEEN YOUNG AND OLD.

THE CREATIVE SOULS PROJECT IS A SMALL COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS WHO WORK WITH YOUNG CREATIVES OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES TO USE AND DEVELOP THEIR TALENTS.  ALL EVENTS AT OUR FESTIVAL ARE DESIGNED, MANAGED AND RUN BY OUR YOUNG ARTIST CREW

http://www.whaupacificfestival.co.nz/

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© Photographs by Lea Schlatter

 

OPENING NIGHT

Wednesday 24th 6:30pm @ The Creative Souls Project HQ : Avondale Intermediate School
Opening evening – A FREE LIVE MUSIC EVENT celebrating pacific music. Introducing all Events and Hosts for the events.

PRE SCHOOL PACIFIC SONG SESSIONS

Thursday 25th 10-11am @ Avondale Library
Friday 26th August 10am – 11am @ New Lynn Library
Friday 26th August 10:30-11am @ Blockhouse Bay LibraryPreschool Pacific Song Sessions – at Avondale, Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn public Libraries.
Pacific song and traditional instrument experimentation included in these sessions.

THE BASICS -PACIFIC COOKING CLASS
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PACIFIC FUSION TASTING SESSION

Palangi Wives Club class
Thursday 25th 6:30/7-9pm @ Avondale Intermediate
Learn 2 traditional pacific dishes including raw fish and a dish of the chefs choice
There are only 25 seats for this class and
Spots for this event can be booked at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz from 20th of JulyPacific Fusion Tasting Session
Thursday 25th 6:30 @ Ecomatters New Lynn
An opportunity to taste urban dishes inspired by the tastes of the pacific.  Recipes and some ideas to help give your garden a whaunesian flare
There are only 20 spots for this session
Spots can be boked at www.eventbrite.co.nz from from 20th of July

CHORUS ON THE CORNER

Friday 26th August 6:30pm
Outside “All Goods Gallery” Main Street Avondale
Free Pork Buns and the sound of our Chorus group
All Goods Gallery will also be open on this night

PACIFIC CRAFT MAKING SESSION

Friday 26th 10am-12pm @ Glenavon Primary
Pacific Craft Making session with the Aunties –
Morning Teas is on us and traditional crafts are being taught and made.Open session hosted by Glenavon Primary onsite in their school hall

WHAU THE PEOPLE @ ALL GOODS GALLERY
THE WHAUNESIAN FACTORY

Saturday 27th 10am-4pm @ All Goods Gallery
Exhibition open, The Factory is the place where everything is being created, made and taught like a factory in the Whau.

LANGUAGE NEST

Saturday 27th August 12-2pm : Hosted by ATWC @ Avondale Baptist Church
Drop in learn a little of our pacific languages.
Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island and Maori speakers available for you to learn the words you would like to learn or practise your language.  This is a great session for preschool/kindy and  teachers to attend.

POLLYWOOD PACIFIC SHORT FILM
& LIVE THEATRE NIGHT

 Friday 26th August 6:30pm @ Blockhouse Bay Community Centre – SOLD OUT
Saturday 27th August 6:30pm @ Blockhouse Bay Community Centre – 60 SPACES AVAILABLE 
Pacific Short Film and Pacific Theatre – Evening event showcasing pacific filmmakers and some live theatre performances by young actors. Pollywood Films and 2 PIPA graduates making it a real celebration of Pacific Theatre in our community
Seats at this event can be booked at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz from 20th July.

UKULELE JAM

Sunday 28th 9-11 @Avondale Sunday Market
Ukulele Jam at the Sunday Market – Ukuleles out for playing at our local Sunday Market.  Come have a jam before or after you get your week veggies.  We have a ukulele to give away on the day so be sure to stop by

PACIFIC BANQUET & CLOSING OF THE FESTIVAL

Sunday 28th August @ Avondale Community Centre
Pacific Banquet  – a sit down pacific inspired feast hosted by Generation Ignite.  Generation Ignite is a Charitable Trust in New Lynn who offer support to our young community including a newly opened food bank run in collaboration with their community garden.  Invitations to this event are being sent out to community groups around the whau for them to gift to the whanau and supporters of their services.  for more information about this event please email us
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New Perspectives; Home – Exhibition documentation

 

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An exhibition featuring new and innovative imagery created by AIPA assistant members – i.e. the next generation of commercial photographers.

Be it people, places or objects, this show gives an insight into each exhibitors interpretation of what ‘Home’ means to them.

Contributing Photographers:
Bas van Est
Bex Charteris
Celine Saye
Chloe Ramsamy
Delena Nathuran
James Yang
Jessica Gernat
Lea Schlatter
Libby Cavenett
Mish O’Neill

Opening Night:
Tuesday, June 14, 5:30pm – 8pm

Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
Saturday, 11am – 4pm

Thank you to our sponsors:
AIPA – http://www.aipa.org.nz/
Aarque Graphics – http://graphics.aarque.co.nz/
Ilford – http://ilford.com/
NZ Wine Society – https://www.nzwinesociety.co.nz/
Hallertau Beer – http://www.hallertau.co.nz/

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Lea Schlatter

Collections; 02 samples of 22 similar objects from my home

$1850 per framed image $3400 for series of two

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selection: 04 of 22 similar objects from my home.

 

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– Intergenerational Poetry Workshop with Whau The People –

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This is one of three different projects we have been working on that aims to bring different generations together to create.

Poet Amanda Eason has been running writing workshops at Avondale College and Rosehill Gardens Retirement Village, and has been joined in the project with letterpress printer and bookbinder Bruce Grenville and photographer Lea Schlatter.

The Writers: Shirley Beveridge, Jessica Boey, Matthew D’Souza, Iris Guevarra, Dorreen Hatch, Tausala Leiataua, Xavier Loretz, Jay McConnell, Nola Morgan, Laura Prahash, Phyllis Robinson, Abhinay Salvaji, Margo Scorey, Yashna Shetty, Jenny Taylor, Beverley Warren and Wilma Woolmore. Also, special thanks to the Whau Local Board and the Whau Arts Broker for supporting this awesome project.

“I have taken these images on 35mm in two different locations and made into an installation for the reading where the two generations finally met each other. The reason for my chosen medium was to set up a situation to connect with both generations during my own self development. I had some fantastic conversations as I made a connection with each individual, talking about their stories and the crossovers between the pieces of text.”

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Keepers – The Creative Souls Project

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The Keepers Initiative is a project that started after a group of young Avondale Intermediate students teamed up with The Creative Souls Project with a mission to reduce the plastic bag waste coming from our local Sunday Market.

This group of students and D from TCSP spent time experimenting with materials, recycling items, testing out printing methods and creating their own logo.

Since the Keepers Initiative started just over 1 year ago the project has been passed on to a fresh group of year 8 students from Avondale Intermediate.  This group and The Creative Souls Project have hosted Makers Days supported by the community to create as many of these bags as possible.

The goal is now to work towards getting these reusable veggie bags out and in use by as many veggie shoppers as we can.

Support group of young social entrepreneurs and get your Keeper bags now.

 

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White Night & Q Theatre

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Lea Schlatter and the Eco-Warriors
As part of the Whau Festival last year I had the privilege of
working with Avondale Primary School’s eco-warriors (Rm18) to
produce a work about their neighbourhood. We engaged with our
physical surroundings to understand Avondale. With commotion often
happening above ground, the purpose of this project was to draw
attention to what lies below the surface. The eco-warriors began
by collecting materials in sites around Avondale by walking and
exploring together. To make sense of our findings the children
constructed a giant map referencing home. A sculpture was made
with materials, information, and stories gathered which was then
translated into a billboard installation for the Whau Festival as
a window into their sense of place.
Lea Schlatter is an Auckland based photographer, she completed her
studies at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design and since
graduating has expanded her practice by working with communities.
“I am interested in the idea of ‘psychological migration’ and
continue to learn about places by interacting with the people I
meet.” As mediator she records this experience, individual
histories, perceptions and motives. Schlatter is influenced by
cross genre approaches to image-making where a pursuit for
knowledge often pushes her to explore boundaries.

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