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Paste Up 3: Common…Pause  

This is our new NOA Open Studio Paste Up project – the third project in the ‘We Are All Artists’ series. As a virtual exhibition, Common … Pause will be shown at Te Manawa Art Gallery from 28 June to 28 August 2020. 

Click here to see our last Paste Up: Wall to Wall  

Artists are invited to participate and, in turn, to invite others. A ripple and spread effect will happen as more people come on board to share their experiences of lockdown/rahui. They will express their experiences through images, movies, sound and words and using the blank walls as a starting point, the stories will unfold.  


Sharing our story  

Common…Pause is shaped as a rolling project. The things you see, and hear will keep evolving, growing and changing. New material will be added in as the project progresses.  

The content can be in the shape of images, voice recordings, written text and video recordings. It will be an open, personal response – What was hard? What are you thankful for? What surprised you? What would you like to share?  – and so an element of unknown exists. We don’t know exactly what the project will look like and that is exciting! Please join us on this intriguing journey through shared reflections.   

The link below will take you to the form where you can submit your details and content.  

Submission Guidelines:  

  • Your images, video recordings and words will be projected in the Te Manawa Art Gallery, and may be posted on Te Manawa social channels (including but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, YouTub)e and the Te Manawa website. 
  • Please use landscape orientation and keep your files size under 10 MB. 
  • The content will be added as it comes in during the running time of the exhibition. The latest deadline will be 25 August. 
  • All submissions must meet the terms and conditions below.


Terms and Conditions   

  1. Entrants must complete in full the online entry form on the Te Manawa website including uploading the content. 
  2. All content must be suitable general audiences of all ages. Any material deemed inappropriate or likely to cause offence for any reasons including (but not limited to) language, nudity, violence or material of a sexual nature will not be permitted.  Te Manawa reserves the right to make a final decision on content.
  3. Submissions must be no longer than 1 minutes in length.  
  4. Submissions must be submitted between 7 July 2020 and 25 August 2020 at 11.59pm.    
  5. Any music score accompanying the video content must be original and not include any third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party. Non-authorised use of any copyright material will not be accepted.   
  6. Entries can be made by one individual or a team/bubble (one person submits online as the team representative).  
  7. There is no limit to the number of submissions entered per entrant (whether individual or team). 
  8. Entrants agree that their name and content (or any part of the ontent) may be used for promotional, media and publicity purposes (including the social media) and other promotional channels of the NOA Open Studio and Te Manawa Museum now and in the future.  Te Manawa also reserves the right to edit any submitted material if deemed necessary to meet the conditions of entry.   
  9. Entrants must obtain the prior consent of all identifiable individuals featured in the video, such consent shall authorize the publication of the video on the NOA Open Studio and Te Manawa social media channels and other promotional channels for the organisation.
  10. Entrants under 18 years must have their parent/legal guardian’s permission to submit their content to the project. The entrant’s parent/legal guardian will be required to sign acceptance of these terms and conditions.  
  11. Entrants agree that:
    a) Te Manawa Museum may verify the validity of an entry and the entrant (including the entrant’s identity and age) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or who tampers with the entry process.  
    b) The project is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any third party platform used to display/share the content submitted, and releases and indemnifies these from any and all direct or indirect loss or damage whatsoever as a result of participating in the project except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.  
  12. Te Manawa Museums Trust will not be:
    a) Responsible for any technical malfunctions or problems with the internet or network congestion, including any problems with transmission of entries over the internet,
    b) Liable, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any loss or damage whatsoever incurred by the entrant participating in the project. 
  13. Te Manawa Museum may cancel, modify, suspend, or terminate the project at any time as per its discretion and without notice.   
  14. Subject to the waiver of privacy as evidenced by the entrant’s entry when Te Manawa is collecting personal information, submissions and use thereof will comply with the Privacy Act 1993.  

The walls are waiting 

We are all artists 

This is us,  

This is what we felt. 

And this is you,  

Take our hand extended. 

This is common ground. 

Pause with us….