Listen and learn about different artists and their practices. Creativity Talks by The Learning Connexion are from visiting artists, current students and graduates, and tutors.
Appropriation and Fan art culture
When: Wednesday 7th March, 12:40-1:30pm.
Where: The Learning Connexion Campus, In T1.02 (Certificate room)
This is ideal for students who create fantasy art, illustration and those active in popular culture communities. It will be highly informative those tackling copyright issues vs enthusiasm for source material.
Come along to this presentation that illustrates the many ways the rules of copyright are challenged by the ever-energetic fan art community and intellectual manipulation by artists. This talk delves into the ethical ambiguities of law and responsibilities of art and art makers.
Kiran will discuss a range of topics such as the historic Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' case, the genealogy of popular imagery to the ways fan art is essential to the survival of major entertainment studios. Want to know what is 'good and bad stealing?' or whether your work is actually a remix? then come along, learn and have the opportunity share your own insights.
This talk is free to the public, so invite friends, family and your kids are welcome!
Creativity talk by International artist Jui Pin Chang
Jui Pin Chang: Biography
Born in Taiwan in 1964 Chang studied at Taipei National University of the Arts majoring in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Chang later studied in the USA and taught art classes in Canada, then moved to the UK in 2003. Since 2010 As a full time artist based in Taiwan, Chang made frequent travels to European countries. In 2006, Chang invented The Bucketmen, a series of art works that led to a number of solo exhibitions in galleries and art centres in the UK, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and USA. In 2011 Chang took part in NordArt, Büdelsdorf, Germany and in the George Orwell Festival at Letchworth Art Centre in the UK. Chang has been selected as an artist in residence in: France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, China and the USA.
Chang’s paintings were selected and nominated as finalists in the National Open Art competition in the UK in 2008. In 2011 she was a Freeman Foundation Asian artist Fellowshipwinner, which allowed her to undertake a three month residency in the USA at Vermont Studio centre.
In 2012 Chang was recognised as one of the top 100 artists in the ‘Self Creation Competition’ organized by the New York City Artists Wanted Organization. Now she has exhibition " Moving Continents " in Kapiti Mahara Gallery with artists Tiffany Singh NZ and Deb Donnelly NZ
Diploma of Art & Creativity (Honours) students, Morrigan Smith and Aidan Walbaekken, talk about their art work.
Aidan Walbaekken, a distance learning student and Oriel Hoskin Scholarship winner, through his art, raised funds for those affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. He has also been working on a series of large kiwiana murals and billboards.
Morrigan Smith’s art making last year was a reflection of himself, a fusion of the male and female. He sought to find his own personal power and inner truth through art making.
Creativity Talk by cinematographer Matt Sharp
Matt is a freelance cinematographer with 15 years experience capturing moving image for film. He recently won 'Best National' and 'Best Regional (Wellington)' cinematography awards in the 2016 48HR Film Challenge. He's worked on the set of Avatar, King Kong, Eagle Vs Shark, X-Men 3 VFX and more, as a lighting tech and he has shot numerous corporate and promotional videos.
Artist's Shea Stackhouse and Lena Stackhouse
Shea specialises in bladesmithing, carving and creating handmade Damascus cutlery and jewellery. He is also the co-ordinator for the 3D department at The Learning Connexion. Lena's work features intricately carved organic forms and small sculptural objects. She also works at The Learning Connexion in the Media Resource Production Team. Listen to them talk about what keeps them up at night, their individual art journeys, studying at TLC, and how they ended up working together collaboratively on a series of work.
Guest speaker and TLC graduate Dan Ross
Dan is a Weta Wworkshop painter, TLC graduate and freelance artist who writes and illustrates his own graphic novels. His commercial work includes monster and villain movie posters, and drypoint intaglio fine art prints.
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