IN STORES THIS WEEK!
An element of Resonate 05 is Artbeatz Activate 2005, an exciting cutting edge exhibition that brings together thirty-four of Aotearoa/New Zealand's hottest established and soon to be discovered visual practitioners. The artists come from five different forms of artistic expression and use as their tools of conceptualisation - spray cans to brushes, keyboards to photographic lens.
Artbeatz Activate asked each of the artists to create music cover art - with the artists choosing between four distinct music genres – (Hip Hop/Drum n Bass, Maori/Pacific & Soul, RnB/POP and Alternative/Rock). The results of their artist interpretations will be exhibited in four of Auckland's most innovative Galleries spaces - Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium Foyer, X Space, AUT, and Disrupt Gallery & Illicit HQ.
In conjunction with the exhibition Artbeatz Activate has produced a forty page booklet that documents the background of these artists ensuring their profiles and Artbeatz Activate continues even after the doors of the galleries have closed.
GRAFFITI ARTISTS - AGENT/Enu Whare, AMBUSH/Alex McDonald Bush, Elliot ASKEW O'Donnell, Ollie Bogle, Adrian Duff, Arlo Edwards, IKON. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS - MUNK/Grant Osborne, Tristan O'Shannessy, Jaime Robertson, Peap PHOTOGRAPHERS - Duncan Cole, GERMS, LENSFLARE/Geoff Budd, Ian McRae, Julian Miller, Greg Riwai, Greg Semu, Leon Rose, Serena Stevenson, Vanessa Wu. ILLUSTRATORS - Penny Collins, COMPONENT/Sparrow Phillips, DEUS/Elliot Francis Stewart, ENFORCE/Gary Yong, Rose Hardy, MEPHISTO JONES. FINE ARTISTS - Andrew Fischer, Moira Ganley, Hannah Jensen. Sheyne Tuffery, MR USSHER / Mark Ussher, Taika Waititi, Anna Warrington
Artbeatz Activate would like to acknowledge the support of their sponsors – Mai Media, Woosh, DCSHOES, Kim Crawford Wines, Phoenix Drinks, RED BULL and Beck's Beer.
2 - 20 March 2005
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium Foyer, X Space @ AUT, Disrupt Gallery & Illicit HQ, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand