There are multiple opportunities through 2020 for the wider community to be involved in activities at Lake House Arts. The curators are calling for for emerging tertiary artists and school students to participate in two feature exhibitions in March, and for one major community event celebrating our diverse community.
MAR 1 – 13 Emergent: See II - Emerging Artist Awards
EMERGENT: SEE II is the second year of the Lake House Arts initiative to support emerging visual artists.
Guest Curator Marion Breinhorst invites tertiary art students and recent graduates to participate in EMERGENT: SEE II, the inaugural Lake House Arts Emerging Artist Awards and Exhibition open to all forms of art including in judged categories in painting, print media, photography, film and video, virtual, sculptural, fashion, and drawing. EMERGENT: SEE II provides cash prizes for each category from a total prize pool valued at $3,000.
MAR 15 – 27 This is Us Children’s Art Exhibition
This Exhibition and Community Day promotes inclusiveness and supports community diversity through a celebration of culture. It is the hope of Lake House Arts that This Is Us becomes a recurring event and exhibition season at Lake House Arts.
This Is Us includes a community exhibition for children, inside Lake House Arts' main building from March 15th to the 27th. We invite children from all local community and cultural groups and schools on the North Shore to participate. Our theme for this year’s exhibition will be “Our Diverse Community”.
Artworks wil be available to the public to view from the 15th of March, the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque tragedy. This opening will not be an event, rather an opportunity to view the exhibition in quiet reflection and to write messages of support and hope for the families affected by the Christchurch tragedy.
MAR 21 from 10am This is Us: Community Day
Community and cultural groups can participate in performance, display and workshop activities by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
A Community Day event will be held on Saturday 21st of March. On this day, cultural food and craft stalls will offer opportunities for multi-cultural dialogue and exchange. Other scheduled activities and workshops will incorporate art, craft, dance and culture to the same effect. These events will seek to encourage active learning and dialogue about inclusiveness while celebrating our community diversity.
We hope that on the completion This Is Us, our community has strengthened, with more acceptance, resilience, learning, and wisdom gained through participation and public interaction. It is hoped that This Is Us honours the memories of the victims and families of the Christchurch tragedy by helping our community give nothing to racism, to celebrate wisdom through inclusion and to build community bonds that continue to grow beyond the event itself.
MAR 21 at 3pm This is Us Free Concert: Peter Grahame
Peter Grahame is 58 and has been working with music his entire life – guitar, piano, percussion, and vocal. Peter lives in Nelson and plays in a band called The Poly Wollys. He performs a solo acoustic set with guitar, instrumental and vocal styles, including jazz, rhythm & blues, folk, bluegrass and popular tunes.
Peter performs live in concert, festivals and entertainment venues and his original music can be heard at Musicmyaudio on Soundcloud. Videos of Peter can be viewed at Musicmyvideo on Youtube.
This is Us is proudly supported by the Takapuna North Community Trust, Devonport Takapuna Local Board and Channel Magazine as presentation partners for the event.