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Harvey Goldsmith

Performing Arts Promoter

International Art & Design Festival 2014

PRESENTED ON JUL 25, 2014
IN LOULÉ @ VOL 1

Harvey Goldsmith (March 4, 1946) was the Live 8 event co-organizer in Hyde Park, London.

Goldsmith began his career in 1966 promoter, organizing musical events as the "Prince's Trust" annual London and historical presentations as the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea in 1979 and Live Aid in 1985. He organized the Luciano career farewell tour Pavarotti in 2004.

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years.

In 2012, Kristjana S Williams Studio began creating fne art pieces, art prints and furniture.

The studio’s latest project presented a one of a kind collaborative audio-scape print journey at the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Flying spirits were draped in beautiful traditional Chinese silk robes printed with Kristjana’s signature intricate art works, the masks are incredibly delicate hand paper-cut sculptures which crown each creature. The intrigued masked spirits followed the audience intertwining around the bamboo forest with mystical allure. Amongst the atmospheric surroundings, the creatures enticed visitors into listening to their unique, individual sounds through suspended Momentum headphones by German audio company, Sennheiser.

Previously in 2011 Kristjana S Williams and Beyond the Valley presented an interactive print journey at the V&A during London Design Festival, a show inspired by an interest in the way new technologies can be used in interiors and fashion design.
The illustrations juxtapose strong graphic lines with intricate victorian engravings creating incredibly striking and unique art work. Comprising of very intricate collages of material that have been collected from victorian engravings, photographs taken, found objects and real leafs and twigs.

Inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’ which stems from the artists childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colourful butterfies or exotic fowers – everything seemed grey. Now in retrospect, feels the complete opposite as though the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is it’s own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.

Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry, 2013 saw the studio Highly Commended for ‘Best Use of Colour’ at the Dulux Colour Awards. In 2014 Kristjana has already won a D&AD award, a New York Festivals Grand Prix & First Prize and lastly shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY DR. TOMAS KAISER
IN LOULÉ

Doctor, Family Medical Centre in Algarve

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY AIDAN WALKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

"I work where verbal and visual intelligences meet and create good things together. Whatever your communications project - website, book, magazine, exhibition, conference, seminar - I can make it read better, look better and work better. By adding value to your communications, I add value to your company. After years as a distinguished editor in chief of design magazines, I happily inhabit the unfamiliar territory between design and content. Words are my business. And I speak the language of design. I ask penetrating questions, and I listen carefully to the answers."

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Sibiu International Theatre Festival

BY MAYUMI TANIGUCHI
IN TOKYO

Mayumi Taniguchi talks about her and her student experience with Sibiu International theatre festival and the town of Sibiu. She also talks about how this festival has positively impact this small town.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

BY MICHAEL WARREN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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LPM an imaginative journey

BY ANTONIO ROSCIANO
@ VOL 7 ON APR 21, 2016

Antonio Rosciano is an event and art producer. Antonio has started VJ since 2001 and has performed various festivals in Italy and Europe. From 2006 he started his career as producer for Festivals. He began helping the organization of Live Performers Meeting (LPM) in Rome, for which he is still in the board of directors. Recently Antonio has been the main organizer of the second edition of the HCMC International Dance Festival 2014 and the creator of KaleidoSoup first international meeting and playground for VJs and visual art performers held in Vietnam 2015.

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This Is BLITZ

BY TOMAS KUTINJAČ
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 25, 2016

Tomas Kutinjač, the Artistic Director of BLITZ International Performing Arts Festival presents BLITZ and what inspires him to organise this unique festival.

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Road to the V-Festival

BY JAMES WILKINSON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Artist James Wilkinson shows his widely imaginative work. Primarily a portrait painter and inspired by the classics of Caravaggio and the pop art of Peter Blake, James has been creating portraits since the age of 7.

Official artist to the Writtle Jazz Festival and V festival, recently renamed RiZE, James shares stories of his time as a live portrait artist, his on and off-stage sketches, portraits and photographs, intertwined with stories about rock and pop icons.