VOX365NZ is a multidisciplinary platform for promoting a creative, collaborative spirit
In an increasingly divided world, we see VOX365NZ as a beacon of unity, mutual understanding and collaboration.
VOX365NZ plans to deliver the project through a series of carefully curated interviews filmed across various galleries.
MAORI & PASIFIKA
In an increasingly divided world, we see VOX365NZ as a beacon of unity, mutual understanding and collaboration. Our platform provides a sanctuary for artists to share their narratives, fostering cross-cultural understanding, promoting inclusivity, and celebrating diversity, at the same time bridging the gap between creativity and business. Through the ancient art of storytelling, we aim to revive the sense of community, reminiscent of our ancestors gathered around the campfire.
The Central Idea (Kaupapa) of the VOX365NZ Project is to create a dynamic and immersive platform that celebrates the diverse tapestry of contemporary art in New Zealand. Through a series of 365 artist interviews, this project endeavours to achieve multiple interconnected goals:
1. Empowering Sustainability for Artists:
○ Provide artists with a sustainable platform to share their stories and connect with a broader audience, fostering recognition, patronage, and professional growth.
2. Fostering Collaboration and Unity:
○ Cultivate an environment of collaboration among artists from various disciplines, instigating the creation of innovative and boundary-defying art that transcends individual artistic boundaries.
3. Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding and Inclusivity:
○ Elevate the cultural dialogue by showcasing the unique narratives, perspectives, and influences that shape New Zealand’s diverse artistic landscape, promoting inclusivity and appreciation for our multicultural society.
4. Spreading Love and Unity in a Divisive World:
○ Act as a unifying force in a world marked by divisions, emphasising shared human experiences through the powerful medium of storytelling, reminiscent of ancient gatherings around the campfire.
5. Bridging the Gap Between Business and Artists:
○ Facilitate mutually beneficial connections between artists and businesses in Aotearoa, creating opportunities for sustainable partnerships and collaborations that contribute to the growth of both sectors.
VOX365NZ plans to deliver the project through a series of carefully curated interviews filmed across various cultural centres, galleries, and art institutions in Aotearoa, commencing in February of 2024 and culminating in a multimedia exhibition, film screenings and online platform presentations, ensuring accessibility and widespread visibility for the diverse stories and artworks of the featured artists.
“VOX365NZ is strategically designed to be delivered through a meticulous series of filmed interviews, conducted in person at diverse cultural centres, renowned galleries, and prominent art institutions across the scenic landscapes of New Zealand. Starting in the summer of 2024, our team aims to embark on a comprehensive journey, traveling to various regions of Aotearoa, including the vibrant cities, remote rural communities, and culturally rich Maori settlements, ensuring a comprehensive representation of New Zealand’s diverse artistic community.
With a dedicated crew equipped with state-of-the-art filming equipment, we plan to orchestrate these interviews in a manner that not only captures the raw essence of each artist’s story but also the intricate details of their creative processes and the inspiration behind their works. By fostering open communication and a collaborative atmosphere during the interviews, we aim to cultivate an environment where the artists feel empowered to express their unique perspectives, struggles, and triumphs, ultimately showcasing the depth and richness of the New Zealand art scene.
Additionally, our multifaceted approach includes the creation of a comprehensive multimedia exhibition, meticulously curated to showcase the captivating stories and artworks of the 365 featured artists. This exhibition is envisioned to be a dynamic and immersive experience, incorporating various forms of artistic expression, from video installations
to interactive displays, with the aim of engaging audiences from diverse backgrounds and fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the cultural intricacies of Aotearoa.
Furthermore, in tandem with the physical exhibition, our comprehensive online platform is set to be a key component of our project’s delivery strategy. This digital platform will serve as a virtual gallery, accessible to audiences worldwide, providing a dynamic and interactive space for the featured artists to share their stories, showcase their portfolios, and engage with a global community of art enthusiasts, fostering a sustainable network of support and collaboration.
Through these carefully orchestrated initiatives, VOX365NZ is poised to deliver a transformative and inclusive narrative, emphasising the importance of unity, collaboration, and cross-cultural understanding in the realm of contemporary art. Our project aims to leave a lasting impact, not only on the local New Zealand art scene but also on the global stage, serving as a beacon of inspiration for fostering sustainable connections between the artistic community and businesses, thereby creating a thriving and supportive ecosystem for the flourishing of art in Aotearoa.
1. Empowering Artists: Our project is a testament to the belief that every artist has a story worth telling. By amplifying their voices, we empower artists to reach a wider audience and forge connections with fellow creatives, potential collaborators and Art Ambassadors.
2. Facilitating Collaboration: We believe that true magic happens when artists come together. VOX365NZ serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaborations, where artists can merge their talents and perspectives to create art that transcends boundaries and resonates with audiences around the world.
3. Sustainability for Artists: We recognise the hard work and dedication of artists. VOX365NZ strives to bridge the gap between business and artists, creating mutually beneficial connections that sustain and uplift the artistic community.
4. Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding: In a world marked by differences, understanding is key. Our project serves as a bridge, allowing audiences to delve into the diverse narratives that shape our society, enabling audiences to appreciate the myriad perspectives and experiences that make up our rich cultural mosaic and define our common identity.
5. Spreading Love and Unity: Love is the thread that weaves us all together. VOX365NZ is a testament to the love artists infuse into their creations, and we aim to radiate this love throughout our community, uniting us in a shared passion for art and culture.
Why VOX365NZ matters especially now: New Zealand, a proud Pacific nation, boasts a multicultural society. VOX365NZ is a a celebration of this heritage, a testament to the strength that arises from diversity and a tribute to this identity, a celebration of the artists who enrich our cultural landscape. Through their stories, we aim to weave a tapestry that highlights the complex and beautiful fabric of our society in this challenging times.
Conclusion: VOX365NZ is more than a project; it’s a movement. It’s a call to unite, to collaborate, and to create a legacy of art that transcends borders. Join us on this journey as we embark on a year-long exploration of New Zealand’s contemporary art scene. Together, let’s celebrate, understand, empower, and sustain our vibrant artistic community.
*This project is part of a much wider international project which is scheduled to start in Los Angeles, USA at the beginning of June 2025.
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