The breadth of the 2023 festival program covers graphic, product, game and motion design, fashion, illustration, publishing, visual art, and innovation.
Filipino-Māori recording artist, creative director and photographer Ta-ku will take to the stage. Following the release of his debut album, ‘Songs to Come Home To’, he will discuss his artistic process and multidisciplinary practice. Also speaking at the festival will be New Zealand-born editor, creative director, writer, and stylist Megha Kapoor. Head of editorial content for Vogue India, Megha has been instrumental in the publication’s rapid expansion, and is a respected voice in the industry.
Among the 18 speakers across the two day festival are illustrator Ruby Jones, and artist and creative director for Silverstripe James Ford, both from Wellington. Other speaker highlights include design director of The New York Times Magazine Ben Grandgenett, and Kiwi founder of her eponymous skincare line, Emma Lewisham.
Spark Lab and Semi Permanent will bring a capsule version of the technology-focused business summit, Future State. With a lens on sustainability, it will offer valuable insights and inspiration for New Zealand businesses.