The first ever edition of AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images takes place 28 Sept - 5 October in Wellington. Below is all of the info you need to schedule your AURA experience;
Saturday 28 Sept 10-am-4.30pm Home Movies - 32 artists' video works showing in shops, businesses and cultural spaces in Newtown. Download a .pdf map here, pick up a physical copy from the Newtown Library, Newtown Community Centre or from one of the participating venues on the day. What's all this about? Listen to this Radio New Zealand interview with Home Movies co-curators Mark Williams and Laura Duffy plus commissioned artists Anna Brimer and Max Fleury. Watch Callum Devlin's trailer for the whole event and Peter Wareing's Not everybody can do everything (2010).
Friday 4 Oct, 6.30pm-7.30pm - CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions 2019: Personal Space, a collection of five new artist cinema works by Janet Lilo, Tanu Gago, Natasha Matila-Smith, Campbell Patterson (New Zealand) and Atong Atem (Australia). The programme will screen at the Newtown Community Centre, Wellington and admission is free. All five works respond to curator Serena Bentley's prompt 'What do we call ‘Home’? What are our shared foundations and values? When you think about yours what does it look like, and what will it look like in the future?' Followed by Q & A with Serena Bentley and the artists.
Saturday 5 October, 9.45am-4pm - CIRCUIT Symposium 2019: From Me To You - What is the boundary between the personal and the political in artists moving image work? Where does art begin in the diaristic? How can an artist’s personal experiences address collective problems? Artists and Academics come together in this one day event. $40 waged, $0 Student / Unwaged.
PLEASE NOTE - Register today for the Symposium and receive a complimentary light lunch.