An arts expo showcasing all the creative genres will be held in Invercargill this weekend, including live performances from some of the South’s prominent performers.
Arts Murihiku is hosting the Amplify Arts Expo, which is a chance to celebrate the region’s identity and strengthen creative connections, and showcase the arts in Southland in an innovative and interesting way.
Being held on May 8, co-organiser Rebecca Amundsen said she hoped the expo would provide an opportunity for people who want to know more about the arts in Southland, to find out how they can get involved, and engage with others, “kind of like a one-stop-shop for the arts.”
A range of inspiring speakers will be talking about their work and how they got to where they are today, including Phil Newbury, Jackie Bristow and Sam Cullen.
There will also be exhibits, live performances and demonstrations during the day, including a ‘sneak peak’ at some of the songs in the upcoming Les Miserable show.
Rebecca said there will be two activities that the public can participate in, including a workshop by Andrea Sexton, and Steve Solomon will be working on a sculpture throughout the day.
The expo is an outcome of the Regional Arts Strategy that Arts Murihiku commissioned, and has been funded by Creative New Zealand.
“Our focus now that we have a great range of arts and arts organisations involved, is on encouraging the public to come and check it out.”