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The documentary that has taken the USA and Australian arts and craft scene by storm is finally coming to Auckland for its NZ premiere. Handmade Nation will screen on Tuesday evening 4th August at the Academy Cinema. The event will be accompanied by prominent guest speakers from the creative sector as well as information and craft stalls.
The documentary is about the new wave of art, craft and design and how these mediums are being reinvented from granny style cross-stitch to modern works of art in their own right. Film maker Faythe Levine travelled across the USA documenting creative people, many of whom had given up successful day jobs to follow their passion and make a living from their artistic endeavors.
The film covers many mediums from traditional “craft” lines through to fashion designers, graphic designers and fine art.
The evening is being marketed as a must see event for any artists, crafters or designers who wish to make a living from their creative talents, as well as those who just love being creative or buying original things.
The Auckland screening is the first of only three screenings in NZ, the other two being in Wellington. The film is being brought to NZ by Wellington Creative Trust which, although located in Wellington, aims to aid artists, crafters and designers from all over the country to make a living form their creative talents.
Screening Details -
4th August 6:30pm film screens - stalls open from 5pm
Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St Auckland, Ph 373 2761
Pre-purchase your tickets directly from the cinema (seats are limited, so the movie will sell out)
Cost - $20 includes the film, guest speakers, information, craft stalls and more!
10th August 12:30pm and 8pm, Paramount Cinema, 25 Courtney Place Wellington, Ph 384 4080
For more information