jasper wong

Pow Wow Hawai’i 2013

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“POW WOW IS A GATHERING OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS THAT ENGAGES WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS AND CREATION OF ART.

The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Now take a step further and imagine transforming a whole neighborhood with art within a week. Seeing creativity happen all around you from beginning to end and bringing people together through the act of putting paint on surface. A POW WOW.”

This idea and message continues in 2013 next month.

Event Recap: Carbon Festival 2012 – Part Two

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Part Two of this Carbon Festival recap features the Sneaker Freaker Swap Meet, Forums C and D, the two-hour live painting session presented by Ironlak, and just a few words to describe the after party for staff and special guests.

All in all, this year’s festival turned out to be a pretty great experience for me (as it always is in Melbourne) and despite a couple of hiccups, the insider information we learnt from those Forums will always overshadow those rather unfortunate moments in Forum D.

Event Recap: Carbon Festival 2012 – Part One

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If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve been interning/volunteering with Melbourne’s ACCLAIM Magazine for more than a year now, and I’ll jump at any chance to be able to stay a few days down in their city. Lucky for me, I was able to do just that when I was there for the CARBON festival, helping out the good people at ACCLAIM Magazine wherever possible.