Platform Arts Festival
11-21 September 2014

Welcome to the Platform Arts Festival

As a University-wide festival, Platform offers a unique and enriched experience of the arts. It is a chance for audiences to see the next generation of artists and performers working alongside our world-class staff to create a dynamic extravaganza of art, lectures, music and film.

All the events of the 2014 Platform Arts Festival are free entry and held on the University of Canterbury Ilam campus (map).

Download Programme Booklet (2.7MB PDF)

Vincent Tatau Barocco Collecting Across the Water
Aeroplace Brass Canterbury Cello ATalkback
Crack Vigilante Fine Arts Gavel Herstory
Logie Margins Oculus Songwriting Sound
Debate Text Tourin Vigilante Cultivar

2014 Platform Arts Festival Programme

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

Tatau 1978 – 2005 - Mark Adams, Exhibition opening: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, Ilam Campus Gallery,
School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Herstory, Launch event: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Cultivar, Exhibition opening: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, The Casting Room, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Talk Back, Performance: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, Seminar Room, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

THURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
Across the Water, NZ & Australian Composers, 1pm, School of Music Room 205, free entry
FRIDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
Latin America and Spain Film Festival, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry
SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

Oculus, 9am - 4pm, Law 105 Lecture Theatre, free entry

Canterbury Schools Debating Competition, 10.30am – 6.30pm, Undercroft, free entry

Rangiora Brass, 6.30pm, Undercroft, free entry

Political debate: Voting in NZ Should be Compulsory, 7.30pm, Undercroft, free entry

Latin America and Spain Film Festival, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry

SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
Latin America and Spain Film Festival, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry
MONDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

French Cello Sonatas from the Era of Louis XV, 1pm, School of Music Room 205, free entry

Instant Composition, 3.30pm, School of Music Room 205, free entry

The Coming of Age Girl, 6pm, Seminar Room, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Latin America and Spain Film Festival, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry

TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Collecting Yourself, Exhibition Opening: 5pm, The Casting Room, School of Fine Arts Block 3, free entry

Documentary-what is it? A personal approach: In Spring One Plants Alone, 6pm, Undercroft 101, free entry

Sculptural Sounds, 7.30pm, School of Music Room 205, free entry

WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Documentary-what is it? A personal approach: Rain of the Children, 6pm, Undercroft 101, free entry

Barocco Celtico, 7.30pm, The Living Room, free entry

THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Tatau 1978 – 2005 - Mark Adams, Artist talk: 1pm, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Fine Arts Open Studios and Tours, 2 – 3pm, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Vigilante, Vigilante, 7pm, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry

Songwriting Students in Concert, 7pm, The Foundry, 90 Ilam Road, Ilam, free entry

FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

The Music of Resilience, 4.30pm, School of Music Room 205, free entry

Best of Film Showcase, 6pm, The Living Room (next to book shop), free entry

Visions of Peace, 6pm, Seminar Room, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
New Zealand Election - don’t forget to vote!
SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
Greek Art & Myth, 5pm, Undercroft 101, free entry
EXHIBITIONS

Tatau 1978 – 2005 - Mark Adams, 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday, 10 September – 2 October, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry, Exhibition opening: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, Artist talk: 1pm, Thursday 18 September

In the Margins, during library hours, 11 – 21 September, Puaka-James Hight Library, level 2, free entry

Herstory, 10 September onwards, visit www.herstory.org.nz, Launch event: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September,
School of Fine Arts Block 2, free entry

Cultivar, 9am – 4pm, 10 – 12 September, The Casting Room, School of Fine Arts Block 3, free entry,
Exhibition opening: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, free entry

Talk Back, Exhibition: 9am – 9pm, 11 – 21 September, Undercroft walkway, free entry, Performance: 5pm, Tuesday 9 September, School of fine Arts Block 2, Seminar Room, free entry

Family Ties, Exhibition: during library hours, 12 September – 31 October, Puaka-James Hight Library, free entry, Dr Chris Jones will give a talk associated with the exhibition, for date and time visit the Platform web site.

Aeroplace, 9am – 9pm, 11 – 21 September, Undercroft, free entry

Collecting Yourself, 9am – 4pm, 17 – 19 September, The Casting Room, Block 3, School of Fine Arts, free entry,
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 16 September, 5pm

Unknown, 9am – 9pm, 12 – 21 September, Undercroft, free entry

From Hieroglyphs to Text Messages, 9am – 4pm Mon – Fri, 11 – 21 September,
Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Library, Creyke Road, free entry