New digital platform showcases indigenous artists

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

New digital platform showcases indigenous artists

Moana Nui is a brand new digital arts platform that aims to bring Indigenous artists to new audiences. 

Launched by Kia Mau Festival, Moana Nui extends the kaupapa of Kia Mau into a new online realm, to highlight and showcase the global Indigenous and PoC artists.

More than simply a place for content hosted in perpetuity, all works that are part of Moana Nui have been programmed for a maximum of 10 days, allowing audiences to ‘rent’ a piece of work for that time.

All ticketed events are priced at only $10, and many experiences are free of charge.

Catch work by WIFT NZ members Teremoana Rapley, Sarita So and Natala Gwiadzinski.

Live festival programme runs Friday 4 - Saturday 19 June, 2021.

Click here for the programme.

IMAGE: He Tangata 

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Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Frenzied screaming aside, fans can bring an unexpected energy to your project, promoting it to their peers in ways that you never imagined. They can power up your project by funding it, sharing it, showing up for it and keeping it in the conversation.

In this Script To Screen TALK, Embracing The Meme, globally recognised speaker on fans and online communities Sacha Judd and WIFT NZ member Gemma Gracewood, editor-in-chief at Letterboxd, will go through some case studies to show the power of fans. They will discuss fans, merchandise, cosplay, conventions, and the delightful power of letting your audience help chart your project's course—all the way to a sequel, a franchise, a spin-off and beyond!

When: Thursday 17 June, 2021

6:30pm - 7:30pm – TALK,
7:30 - 8:30pm - Cash bar, socialising, networking and pizza.

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Cost: $5.75 (incl. GST) for sales via EventBrite to secure your seat.

$5 cash at the door. 

Booking a ticket is advised to secure your seat. Click here to book through EventBrite