Press Release – World Art Games
November saw prominent New Zealand artist and President of the New Zealand Committee of the World Art Games attend the first International Conference of the World Art Games (WAG) in Zagreb, Croatia.New Zealand Artists to attend World Art Games
November saw prominent New Zealand artist and President of the New Zealand Committee of the World Art Games attend the first International Conference of the World Art Games (WAG) in Zagreb, Croatia. Sharlene was one of 22 representatives from around the globe who came together for the Conference which was live streamed to an additional 47 countries. Sharlene’s presence at the conference confirmed NZ’s place in history as one of the founding countries of this global phenomenon which is rapidly gaining momentum throughout the world.
The Games are seen as a universal bonding tool to develop relationships regardless of political views, race, sexuality and religious views. The declaration signed by the 25 founding countries bonds all nations to the same mission of tolerance, peace and participation found in the organisation and hosting of the games. It is envisioned that the Games will be hosted by a different country every two years.
The inaugural WAG will be held in Croatia in 2013 between June 29th and July 10th. It is expected upwards of 60 countries will take part in this festival of international art culture. The International Games committee propose to hold a number of events within a two week period spread across three cities. There will be an international exhibition for painters and sculptors, a week of theatre, dance and musical performances.
January 2012 will see the NZ committee start the selection process for our team and begin to source sponsorship to cover the costs associated with participation. Sharlene states that “the talent in NZ is of high standard and there is a lot of it, selection will not be an easy task.”