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An event celebrating Te Wiki o te reo Māori Language at City Gallery / He kaupapa whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori ki Toi Pōneke
On Wednesday 23 July, City Gallery Wellington will be celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori/ Māori Language Week with a stellar line-up of celebrated New Zealand musicians, writers, speakers, artists and storytellers including Nancy Brunning, Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Colquhoun and Riki Gooch. Toi te Reo offers a whanau friendly night of puoro/ music, nga toi / art and korero/ storytelling.
With the gallery open late until 10pm, there’ll be a range of events happening across the evening including music by Riki Gooch, Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō Te Reo (True Stories Told Live) in both English and te Reo Māori, artist & designer Johnson Witehira’s collaborative art project, a bilingual exhibition tour and family activities.
There’ll also be delicious food, beer, wine and soda available for purchase on the night.
Timetable for Toi te Reo
5 – 7pm:
DJ set from acclaimed Wellington musician Riki Gooch
Bilingual exhibition tour in both te Reo Māori and English
7 – 8.30pm:
Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō Te Reo (True Stories Told Live) with renowned New Zealand authors and speakers; Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Coluqhoun, Whiti Hereaka, Ashley Mackenzie-White, Hōhepa Pōtini (Ngāti Toa), Kura Moeahu (Taranaki Whānui), Apirana Taylor and Nancy Brunning. Through totally unscripted storytelling, these vibrant personalities will share true stories, from the humorous to awkward, around the theme of peace.
8.30 - 9.30pm:
Riki Gooch will return with a special set of original work especially created for Toi te Reo.
Toi te Reo is presented in partnership with Wellington City Council, the NZ Book Council and Te Taura Whiri: Maori Language Commission.
For more information, please contact Olivia Lacey – Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org | 04 801 4258
Media release in te Reo Māori translation
Toi te Reo
He kaupapa whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori ki Toi Pōneke
Hei te Wenerei te 23 o Hūrae ka whakanuia e Toi Pōneke te Wiki o Te Reo Māori ki tētahi pō whakangahau waiata, mahi toi, kōrerorero ko Toi te Reo. Ko ngā kaiwhakangahau he whetū tonu i a rātou mahi i Aotearoa nei he kaiwaiata, he kaituhituhi, he kaikōrero, he kaimahi toi anō hoki pēnei i a Nancy Brunning, Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Colqhoun, me Riki Gooch mā.
Ka tūwhera te whare whakaaturanga tae noa ki te 10 karaka o taua pō. Arā atu ētahi kaupapa katoa o taua pō pēnei i ngā whakatangitangi waiata a Ricky Gooch, ko Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō Te Reo (i roto i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā), ko te kaupapa toi mahi tahi nei a Johnson Witehira, ko te ārahitanga reo rua ki ngā taonga toi, ā, ko ngā mahi ā-whānau anō hoki.
Tērā anō hoki ngā kai me ngā inuinu i taua pō hei hoko.
Rārangi mahi mō Toi te Reo
5 – 7pm: He whakatangitangi waiata nā te kaiwaiata rongonui o Pōneke ko Riki Gooch
6pm: He ārahitanga reo rua ki ngā whakaaturanga toi
7 – 8.30pm: Ko Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō Te Reo arā ngā kaituhi me ngā kaikōrero rongonui o Aotearoa pēnei i a Kura Moeahu, Taranaki Whānui, Hōhepa Pōtini, Ngāti Toa me Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Coloqhoun, Whiti Hereaka, Ashley McKenzie White, Apirana Taylor, me Nancy Brunning. Ka kōrero noa mai ēnei kaikōrero i ā rātou pūrākau mō te reo i runga i te kaupapa nei ko te rangimārie.
8.30 - 9.30pm: Ka hoki mai anō a Riki Gooch ki te whakatangitangi i āna mahi motuhake mō te kaupapa nei Toi te Reo.
Ko Toi te Reo he kaupapa mahitahi ai i te Kaunihera o Pōneke, te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa, me Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori.
Mō ētahi atu whakamārama, whakapā mai ki a Olivia Lacey – Olivia.email@example.com | 04 801 4258
Pictured from left-right: Apirana Taylor by Himiona Grace; Hinemoana Baker by Gregory Crow; Whiti Hereaka by Greg Bal Images; Glenn Colquhoun.
Applications are invited from graphic novelists and comic artists who wish to participate in a residential exchange between Taiwan and New Zealand. The exchange will enable three New Zealand artists to collaborate on the creation of a single graphic novel with three of their peers from Taiwan. The completed work will be published in a joint initiative by the Publishers Association of New Zealand and the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and launched at the Taipei International Book Exhibition in February 2015, where New Zealand will be the Guest of Honour.
The first phase of the residency will take place in the Auckland region from Monday 13 October 2014 to Saturday 18 October 2014. The second phase will be in Taiwan and will take place from Monday 2 February 2015 to Friday 6 February 2015. The successful applicants will also be invited to remain in Taiwan for part of the Book Fair which will take place from 11–16 February 2015. Occasional video conferencing or Skype opportunities between the collaborators will also be made available.
The aim of the exchange is to:
- foster collaboration between artists
- enable the creation and publication of a cross-cultural graphic novel
- create an opportunity for graphic novels to be discussed and explored within an international context.
A fee of $2,500 is offered to each participating graphic novelist. This fee includes the cost of any artist materials required. If necessary, travel expenses to Auckland will be covered. Accommodation and meals will be provided during the period of the residency.
Travel to Taiwan and accommodation and per diems in Taiwan will also be covered.
The opportunity is open to graphic novelists and comic artists who can demonstrate a successful track record in the genre. This is likely to include a publication, either online or in print.
Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident.
Applicants must be available to participate and travel to both Auckland and Taiwan on the appropriate dates.
Applicants should provide a covering letter which includes the following details:
- an outline of the applicant’s strengths and suitability for the residency
- ideas on how to create a successful collaborative process within the context of this project
- details of any experience of working on a collaborative artistic project
- confirmation of availability on the stipulated dates.
Applicants are also asked to provide a relevant CV. If appropriate, please also include one copy of a recent publication.
Two letters of support which outline the applicant’s suitability for the project may be included with the application.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 11 August, 2014.
Please send your cover letter and CV to Book Council Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson by email firstname.lastname@example.org or post applications to:
Graphic Novelist Residency
New Zealand Book Council
Level 4, 156–158 Victoria St
Te Aro Wellington 0630
If you have any questions please email Catriona Ferguson at email@example.com or call her on 021 0248 2637.
For further information about New Zealand’s Guest of Honour programme at the Taipei International Book Exhibition please visit http://tinyurl.com/o9tt7pn
We gratefully acknowledge Creative New Zealand support for this project.
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