Last night I had the privilege of attending the Auckland Youth Orchestra's rehearsal - getting to speak to them about the event next week and filming them as they practice for their big show at the Auckland Town Hall this Saturday. I was reminded quickly of how powerful it is to hear an actual orchestra play - let alone sit right amongst them, so close I could feel everything. Thinking ahead to next Thursday I got chills thinking of how amazing this event will be now that everything is coming into place. The AYO have a very vibrant and young energy and their conductor Antun is a charismatic and excitable character (as you will see from the video).
The event is just one week away now! The details again below:
THE MIAMI DREAM
Thursday, 21st October 2010
Shed 6, Upper Deck
90 Wellesley St
Starts 7pm - Work unveiled at 9pm
Come join New Zealand’s most internationally renown crew TMD, as they exhibit new works in an epic one off show, fundraising to attend Primary Flight 2010 in Miami. Thirteen breathtaking works will be on display, each 2.4m x 2.4m and range from aerosol art to large print photographs. All works will be available for sale for one night only - so don’t miss your chance!
Featured artists: Askew, Dskyes, Phat1, Lady Diva, Vans the Omega, Oche, Saves aka Dyle52, Pest5, Deus, Ryze, Has, Berst, Kost and Rimoni.
Bringing a unique twist to the event is the inclusion of the Auckland Youth Orchestra (ayo.org.nz)who will be providing entertainment on the night. There will also be domestic air-fare giveaways provided by Grabaseat (grabaseat.co.nz), drawn from those that purchase works on the night! Dress up for the occasion, this is guaranteed to be like no other graffiti art event staged in New Zealand to date.
The show will open at 7pm with the works unveiled at 9pm. All sales go towards getting TMD to Primary Flight. Tickets $25.00 (incl. booking fee) and are available from iTICKET (iticketexpress.co.nz/events/2010/oct/the-miami-dream) and Conch Records (conch.co.nz).
About TMD Crew
TMD is a crew that many consider synonymous with New Zealand graffiti art - although their membership spans the globe with Germany’s Can2, Sinae, Atom and Wow123, and Australia’s Sirum and Vans the Omega. Spawned during the Auckland graffiti boom of the mid-90’s, TMD has its origins in West Auckland. Fourteen years on the collectives work is found in every corner of the globe, covering USA, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Despite humble beginnings TMD has battled against the confines of geographical isolation and has emerged as one of the front-runners in the international aerosol art world.
For more info: tmdcrew.com
About Primary Flight
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries, with an exciting program of special exhibitions and parties, including crossover events in music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.
PRIMARY FLIGHT falls under the umbrella of Art Basel Miami Beach, and is a collaborative curatorial production of site-specific, street level, mural installations. Primary Flight have in the past brought together over 100 of the world’s most influential street artists, to install their bodies of work live in the streets of Wynwood, Florida. Primary Flight is set to take place from 02 December – 05 December 2010.
The main focus of Primary Flight is to provide a catalyst for burgeoning art communities, a goal TMD strongly believe in. With Askew having already broken ground the previous year at this event, and as an incredible opportunity for any artist, the stage is now set for a Kiwi invasion.
For more info: primaryflight.com/
There will be regular updates and behind the scenes videos featured on tmdcrew.com site during the build up so stay tuned!
Thanks to our sponsors: Shed 5, Auckland Youth Orchestra, Grabaseat, Hollywood Props & Sales, Invivo Wines, Tiger Beer, Red Bull and Lotech.
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