Pop Arts

Come along to experience spontaneous arts around campus. There will be a range of performances and arts experiences, plus many more opportunities to get involved. Everyone is welcome.

Pop Arts events will be held around the Hamilton campus during Cultural Hour (1.10pm - 2.00pm) on selected Wednesdays throughout the year. Some events will be a performance and others be interactive activities

2019 events

Keep an eye out for the Pop Arts flag to spot an event. More events will be added as they are confirmed:

Weds 8 May             Ekphrastic Poetry Reading, Calder and Lawson Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts
Weds 24 July           Into Improv (Interactive performance), Village Green
Weds 25 Sept          Tape Art on the Gallagher Centre wall
October                    Climate Change Theatre


Tape Art (interactive visual art)

Donn Ratana invites you to join him in making visual art with tape on the large wall by the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

Wednesday 25 September
1.10pm at the large wall by the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

No experience necessary - the more the merrier!


Into Improv (Interactive performance)

An interactive Theatresports Improv Show was held on on 24 July, 1.10pm on the Village Green.

Thanks to those who came along to watch, provide ideas, and join in!

Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

Ekphrastic poetry is created in response to a visual artwork or performance. Poets from Mayhem, the University of Waikato Literary Journal, have collaborated with the University Art Curator to combine art and poetry for the latest exhibition from the University art collection.

The exhibition "Unruly Narrative", selected from the University of Waikato Art Collection, shares artworks chosen for their narrative quality, or contrarily lack thereof. It runs from 24 April to 14 June in the Calder & Lawson Gallery in the Academy.

The ekphrastic poetry responses will be available to read in the exhibition catalogue. Or, come and hear the poets read their work live!

  • Wednesday 8 May
  • 1.10pm
  • Calder & Lawson Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts

Look for the PopArts Flag to find us.

Pop Arts is brought to you by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.