Pukekohe Student Wins Te Tuhi Youth Art Award
Hanako Chatani from Pukekohe High School is this year’s winner of the 2011 Te Tuhi Youth Art Awards. Her prize is to see her artwork reproduced on a giant scale. Hanako’s winning design is being displayed on a 10m x 5m billboard, to be viewed by 100,000′s of motorists on the Southern motorway over the next month.
Fresh Gallery Otara is proud to present…
Pecha Kucha – which originated in Tokyo – is a unique, rapid-fire format in which each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. With each presentation lasting just 6 minutes and 40 seconds, the audience experiences an exhilarating variety of ideas and projects. Pecha Kucha is fun, fast, information. It’s a mix of the old-fashioned slide show and public lecture – a great chance to interact with the local community, meet new people.
Pecha Kucha has spread virally to over 400 cities worldwide. The Southside editions of Pecha Kucha Nights are always very special in their regard for showcasing the ‘soul of the community’. So, be inspired and informed by creative people with a Manukau connection.You’ll hear from artists, architects, scientists, musicians and more. Read more »
Show-stopping talent emerges at Cult Couture 2011
For the 10th year running, Manukau welcomed its “crown jewel” event, the Cult Couture Fashion Awards Show, back for the Southside Arts Festival 2011.
The show, which was held on Saturday 15 October, celebrated all that is great about New Zealand, the iconic sights, sounds, monuments and even moments. The evening was a great success, with overwhelming feedback from designers and audience alike as they were taken on a journey by MC for the night, Tina Cross.
The Supreme Award was awarded to Lindah Lepou, from Mt Eden, Auckland, for the multi-facetted garment, Bushygaga, which was crafted from flax and unbleached calico. It’s not the first time Lindah’s garments have shone at Cult Couture; she was awarded the Supreme Award in 2009. Lindah also placed first for Obviously Organic category in this year’s awards.
Other category winners were Lisa Li (On the Streets), Ofa Filoialii (Flight of Fantasy) Christopher Davis (Recycled Revolution), Kiri Nathan, (Formally Yours) and Kiri Nathan (Matrimonial Bliss).
Auckland’s Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse, said: “Cult Couture is a showcase of amazing creativity and talent. It shows the very best of dance, music and fashion, and the south as the cultural and artistic capital of New Zealand.”
This year the adjudicating panel featured some of the country’s fashion elite; Dan Ahwa, fashion editor Canvas magazine, Tina Moore, editor REMIX magazine, Ngahuia Williams, director of N Model Management and Francis Hooper, fashion designer at World.
Cult Couture 2011 Supreme Award
Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga
On the Streets
Winner: Lisa Li, Home is where the heart is
Runner Up: Tamsin Smith, Modern Smuggler
Flight of Fantasy
Winner: Ofa Filoialii, Respect
Runner Up: Sophie Ham, Sara Taylor, Jan Ubels and Wilma Kotze, Daphne, A father’s protection
Winner: Christopher Davis, Treasured trash
Runner Up: Therese Joyce, Beautiful decay
Winner: Kiri Nathan, Te Awatea
Runner Up: Czarina Wilson, Fa’avae i le Atua Samoa
Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga
Runner Up: Tracey Brown, Te Ika A Maui
Winner: Kiri Nathan, Oranga Ake (Destiny)
Runner Up: Viviena & Oudney Tupou, For Richer, For Poorer
For more photos of winners see Flickr Album
For pictures from Cult Couture 2011, please contact:
Grace Hakaria, Arts Marketing Coordinator, Auckland South
Phone: (09) 262 8900 x8690
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