Spring Uprising

22 – 28 September 2019
It’s Spring, and that means it’s time for Barbarian’s annual Spring Uprising mini-festival. The purpose of the uprising is to draw attention to arts practice that’s focused on social outcomes. It’s also about bringing focus back to the community – both the local community in Vogelmorn and the wonderful community of arts lovers and practitioners.

You can find more details here.

Brief program

all events at Vogelmorn Bowling Club

Artist in Residence – Dominic Hoey

For the first time, Spring Uprising hosts an artist in residence over the week of Spring Uprising. We are delighted to build on a relationship with Auckland-based writer, teacher and performance poet Dominic Hoey. Dominic will continue to work on his new performance piece around class in education and the arts, and the public perception of artists entitled ‘45 Cents an Hour.’

Sunday 22nd September

4pm gather – all welcome to gather

5pm welcome, blessing, and kai (vegan soup and bread of several kinds incl. Gluten free)

5.30 convo led by Dominic around class, money and the arts, Dominic will kick off a facilitated conversation and brainstorm around this topic

7pm finish

Tuesday 24th September

5.30-7pm Speed Dating – Ground Workers and Policy Makers

Our annual and popular Speed Dating event is back! This time we we take a new tack on Speed Dating – this time we focus on those running ‘grass roots’ services for people in need with policy makers. We invite artist and community workers to describe their processes and where the gaps lie. We also ask those involved in making policy and programmes at government level to share their processe. This evening aims to bring together and find new ways of sharing the learnings and work to create better functional services that work.  Hosted by Jacqui Moyes, Waylon Edwards and Jo Randerson

Thursday 26th September

12-1pm Art Parents conversation

If you are a working arts parent, come along to chat with other working arts parents – share tips, strategies and stories. Childcare, soup and massages available!

Friday 27th September

6pm – Dominic Hoey performs excerpts from his new performance piece alongside local performers.

Saturday 28th September

Ratez Cutz 10-4pm – family and all ages friendly political fun day! Jason Muir – haridresser and artist – alongside Vogelmorn resident theatre company Barbarian Productions host a fun day with some free haircuts in exchange for political conversation! Come along and share your views, lose some hair, or gain some insight into how others see the world. Local Wellington City Council candidates will join us through out the day.

The Kids Election runs alongside this to take younger potential voters through a fun experiential voting process. Nga tamariki – come along and share your views and take a vote! Results announced at 4pm. 

4pm Announcemnt of Kids Election Results and Meet the Candidates – Local body political candidates interact with and answer questoins from the local community. Hosted by Barbarian productions

5pm onwards party! 

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