On the 16th of February, internationally acclaimed artist Jean Marc Calvet will touch down in Auckland. A cat with many lives, Jean Marc started out on the streets. His journey was one of addiction, crime and despair until the age of 38 when he overcame his addictions through an extraordinary metamorphosis in which he began to paint. Now a passionate suicide prevention advocate, Jean Marc hopes his story of redemption will give hope to young and vulnerable New Zealanders.
Splice is helping Jean Marc to use the compelling story of his transformation from addict to artist as a way to connect with at-risk youth. New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD. Our hope is that Jean-Marc’s message, to paraphrase Carrie Fisher, will help others turn their pain into art.
Below you will find all the information needed to connect with the Jean Marc tour!
Friday 17th February I Changing Minds Calvet Screening I 5.30pm
Come and be entertained by Johnny Matteson and his band in the evening sun before a special outdoor Cinema Screening of 'CALVET' Enjoy a light dinner of soup and salad from the community garden. Bring your beanbags, cushions and picnic rugs.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MONDAY THE 20TH DUE TO BAD WEATHER
762 Mt Eden RoadMt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
Friday 17th February I Blikfang Antiques and Art I 6pm
Calvet will be talking about his life, his work and his vision. $25 per person
Limited spaces available, booking essential.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 021 077 0094
130 Queen St, Northcote Point, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Saturday 18th February I Changing Minds & Toi Ora Workshop I 12 Noon
Special opportunity to take part in a visual arts workshop with Jean Marc Calvet himself, during his visit to New Zealand. He will be taking us through a workshop at Toi Ora, exploring his unique form of art to weave stories of distress and recovery together.
Free Tickets Here
6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday 26th February I Calvet Fundraiser I 8pm-10pm
Splice presents the opportunity to meet internationally acclaimed artist Jean Marc Calvet face to face during his New Zealand Tour while you hear about his week touring the North Island. Jean Marc will be displaying his paintings which sell for up to $20,000 a pop.
43 High St, Auckland, 1010
Monday 27th February I Auckland Libraries + Fringe Festival Public Mural Workshop I 5.30-7.30pm
On the 27th of February, Aucklanders will have the opportunity to contribute to a public mural outside of the Central City Library alongside internationally-acclaimed artist Jean Marc Calvet. A cat with many lives, Jean Marc started out on the streets. His journey was one of addiction, crime and despair until the age of 38 when he overcame his addictions through an extraordinary metamorphosis in which he began to paint. Now a passionate suicide prevention advocate, Jean Marc will recount his story of redemption as he paints, hoping to leave a mark of hope.
This event is thanks to Splice, Vaughan Clements Studios and Auckland Libraries with sponsorship from Resene.
Central City Library
Happy February Splicers!