MAD showcase

Rotorua is set to go a little creatively crazy next week when it hosts its fifth annual artsMAD (art, media, architecture and design) event. The free event is put on by the Rotorua District Council (RDC) and brings artists, architects and designers together to share their inspirations with the community.  

RDC community arts officer Kiri Jarden says artsMAD offers short and dynamic presentations showcasing some of Rotorua’s best creative talent.

“There is lots of interest in the community about local arts and design – the inspiration, the variety, and the human stories. Six minutes is never quite enough, but it’s a great format for both artist and audience.”

Presenters at next week’s event include architect and designer Kerri Cunningham, sculptor Trevor Nathan, muralist Marc Spijkerbosch, photographer Joni, and potter and musician Rob Powley.


When: Monday 16 August from 5.30pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker, Arawa St.