Past event

14 December 2019

HAMSTER 5 Release

14 December 2019. Free entry.

Come along on Saturday afternoon to help us release the latest edition of HAMSTER Magazine into the wild, and to celebrate the work of our contributors who made it flesh and bone.

You will be able to pick up a free copy of this issue, listen to the new audio book edition, kōrero with local contributors, and watch documentation of the artist residencies that led to three of the seven contributions to this issue.

This issue of HAMSTER Magazine takes the form of an expanded publication incorporating residencies, writers, workshops, collaborations, performances, and the texts that emerge from these collisions of bodies to flesh out the politics and potentials of relationships in writing. We are enunciating these relationships, and making visible the performed and contingent ways in which ideas and writing are achieved in relational space.

HAMSTER 5 has come together from the work of four writers assembling extended texts, and three residency artists that joined us in Ōtautahi to work on projects which fed the written and visual contributions assembled for the magazine.

HAMSTER 5 includes work by:
Lynley Edmeades
Pūkauri Productions
Jennifer Katherine Shields
Brooke Stamp with Charlotte Filipov and Kayla Marshall
Robin Murphy
Gemma Banks
and Vanessa Crofksey

On Saturday we will also release an audio book edition of HAMSTER 5 accessible digitally on our website, and in physical format in our gallery whare pukapuka and other public collections to be announced. A digital version of the print magazine will also be available on the HAMSTER Issue 5 webpage, linked at the bottom of this event

It has been an enormous collective effort and we would love to have you with us to celebrate, and share in the work we have all put together.

There will be home-baking, hot chips, and non-alcoholic drinks for all.

Thanks to The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora for their support in facilitating the HAMSTER 5 Residency Programme. Thank you also to the Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities Fund and Creative New Zealand for their ongoing support.

The Physics Room’s Montreal St gallery space is wheelchair accessible via the Arts Centre’s Market Square carpark, accessed by car off of Worcester Blvd, driving east from Rolleston Avenue or via Montreal St. All-gender, wheelchair accessible bathrooms are down the hallway at the back of the gallery, just ask a staff-member or volunteer to show you.

HAMSTER 5 Complete Digital Edition (pdf)