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Tue 14 Aug 2018, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Rotorua Events

Quick-fire talks from the arts community.

ArtsMad is a visual presentation evening that takes place four times a year, where people from the wider arts community talk about what they do alongside a rolling show reel of interesting images.

The evening takes place at The Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and explores all areas of the arts. You will hear passionate stories from every day people about what drives them. These inspiring talks break down barriers and share an intriguing view of the arts.

Normally the evening features up to eight speakers who have exactly 20 seconds per image and only 20 images per speaker. There’s no time for you to get bored!

It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with people and make new friends in this event for all ages. Entry is a gold coin donation with wine and juice available at reasonable prices.

The next date for ArtsMad:
Tuesday 14 August 2018
5:30pm for 6pm start

Confirmed list of speakers. Read full biographies on

Hollie Beaumont
HollieBeau Yoga
Hollie guides people towards subtle sensory experiences through the art of attention and the luminous practice of Yoga. It’s the thing that makes her heart sing.

Fiona Cameron
Research Analyst
Fiona has an exciting role as a research analyst in Rotorua Lakes Council's Art & Culture team. This role is aimed at providing in-depth research and analytical information to inform and support the implementation and monitoring of development strategies.

Kalena Egan
Putiputi Recycled
Putiputi Recycled derives from my passion for nature and floristry. I specialise in archways, garlands, table décor and seating with Papatuanuku (Mother Nature) being the forefront of my style and design.

Joe Kemp
Te Haa Gallery - Contemporary Maori carver and sculptor
I am self-taught and find it a great privilege to be able to create with these mediums and art forms. I look to bring out the Wairua (essence) in each piece, starting from where the material originated and using any special features and grains in the stone and wood.

Kylie Lang
“I’m Not Alone Walker and Writer”
Kylie walked the length of NZ following the Te Araroa Trail using the theme “I'm Not Alone”. Each day she was joined by someone else to keep her company, share the beauty around them and raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

Walking over 3000km provided challenges including walking through a lightning storm, injuries and endless mud. While pushing physical limits the walk also provided great friendships, generosity from strangers and learning how to deal with loss and adversity. Kylie blogged everyday and once finished expanded them to create a book encompassing the adventure.

John Miles
"Nice Photo but Is It Art?”
John Miles is a professional photographer and a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. He's a photographer of LIFE - Business Life, Community Life, Family Life, Natural Life. John was born and brought up in the UK and loved photography since he was a 10 year old when he was given his first camera.

After 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and made a major career switch to become a full-time professional photographer. Last October they shifted up to Rotorua when he and Susan purchased Portico Picture Framers, Original Gifts and Art Gallery in Pukuatua St. He is currently enjoying life and photographing life in Rotorua.

Oriwa Morgan-Ward
Storyteller, mixed media artist
A mixed media artist based in Māori traditional concepts and educating by way of conversations and activating curiosity. I describe my style as abstract and almost surrealistic - expressing my dreams and visions free from conscious rationale.

Connie Takarangi. 13 o’clock.
Creative Repurpose artist.
A time long ago have I travelled from.

The blades of my tailors shears glinting in the light of the midnight oil. And the whirring of my machine is rhythm to the cloth. With needle and thread I weave and have come to tell you a story.

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