28.09.19 - 5.10.19
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AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images 2019

Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa New Zealand


Welcome to the home of AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images.

Presented by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of Creative New Zealand, the inaugural edition of AURA took place in a variety of community venues in Newtown, Wellington from 28 September—5 October 2019.

Comprised of screenings, installations, performances and a symposium, AURA 2019 reflected on ideas of home, shared values and personal space, with several projects responding to the Wellington suburb of Newtown.


Home Movies
In the Shadow of Wellywood
Personal Space
CIRCUIT Symposium: From Me To You
Newtown as Material

2019 Artists 

Home Movies:

Gabrielle Amodeo
Arapeta Ashton
Lucy Aukafolau
Denise Batchelor
Louisa Beatty
Anna Brimer
MD Brown
Wai Ching Chan
Madeline Cheng
Laura Duffy
Max Fleury
Bryce Galloway
Nathaniel Gordon-Stables

Sam Hamilton 

Chevron Hassett
Mike Heynes
Caroline Johnston
Lara Lindsay-Parker
Raewyn Martyn
Pippy McClenaghan
Louie Neale
Elisabeth Pointon
Christina Read
Emiko Sheehan
Erika Sklenars
Terry Urbahn
Peter Wareing
Aliyah Winter

Circuit Commissions:

Atong Atem
Tanu Gago
Janet Lilo
Natasha Matila-Smith
Campbell Patterson

Symposium Speakers:

Nina Tonga
Thierry Jutel
Gavin Hipkins
Dilohana Lekamge
Deme Scott-McGregor
Selina Ershadi
Shannon Te Ao

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