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Cantabrian composer Chris Cree Brown08/01/15
Chris Cree Brown is the latest New Zealand artist to produce work commemorating Gallipoli for the battle's centenary.
Romance writers Louise Groarke and Bronwyn Sell
Two New Zealand writers have just returned from the Romance Writers of America awards in New York after being picked from around two thousand other romance novelists as award finalists. Campbells Bay author Louise Groarke writes as Louisa George and...
Mavis! documentary director Jessica Edwards
Jessica Edwards on her documentary Mavis! which features one of the great singers of the last century, the extraordinary Mavis Staples.
Budget films with Toi Poneke
Wellington's arts centre Toi Poneke is celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday with an open day, including a panel discussion offering tips on 'making film on a low budget'. On the panel are filmmaker and film and television editor Alex Liu,...
Fashion Talent on the Rise: Lucilla Gray
Lucilla Gray is tipped as hot new talent at New Zealand Fashion Week 2015, but she has already shown a collection at this year's London Fashion Week, with an invitation on the table for Paris. She talks to Sonia Sly about her off-shore experience,...
Louise Potiki Bryant and Paddy Free: In Transit
To be a married couple who are also both artists is to constantly skip between the everyday and the ephemeral. Choreographer Louise Potiki Bryant and musician Paddy Free know that better than most and have put that line between the divine and the...
Frankenstein fans are in for a double treat next month. New Zealand gets its premiere of a London National Theatre production of the horror story, and a film starring James MacAvoy is coming out. Centrepoint theatre in Palmerston North is marking its...
The Wrecking Crew
A documentary about the loose group of Hollywood musos nicknamed The Wrecking Crew. The son of Tommy Tedesco, one of these legendary session musicians, has made a film about them, which is about to play at the International Film Festival. Simon Morris...
Coming together on the Tex-Mex border
Turner Ross and his brother Bill create lo-fi documentaries documenting little-heard but uniquely American stories. Turner Ross told Shaun D Wilson about their non-fiction take on the western genre, set in two towns on either side of the Texan and...
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Arts patron Peggy Guggenheim bequeathed her art-filled home in Venice to the city when she died, leaving it in the hands of a trust to manage. It's now the city's second biggest tourist attractions, and its Picassos, Manet's and Pollock's offer an...
The way many New Zealand children in state care were abused and victimised is explored in a new TV documentary inspired by the memoir of writer David Cohen. Writer and producer David White read David Cohen's book Little Criminals and was so moved and...
Getting a fair cut
It's a sore point with many visual artists - that they don't get a cut at each time one of their works is sold. Nothing is likely to happen legally any time soon to change that. But a new art business in Auckland believes living artists are entitled...
Diaspora by Design
Wellington owes a huge cultural debt to many of the Jewish refugees who made the city home after fleeing persecution last century. As the capital celebrates its 150th birthday, an exhibition remembers those artists and architects' contributions to the...
Massey University Press
Massey University set up its own press back in February but has only just announced someone to run it - and that someone is publisher and former journalist and editor, Nicola Legat. Nicola comes to the new position having worked for one of the...
The Future of Performance Design
From fashion to costume design; filmmaking, art installation, music videos, and more. The Design for Stage and Screen course at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is now in its tenth year and producing an array of talented graduates who are shining a light...
NZ On Screen Content
TV3's new drama Westside came to a close two weeks ago. It was set in the 1970s, with each episode based in a year from 1974 to 1979. But what was really on our TV screens back in the decade of flairs and fondues? NZ On Screen Content Director Irene...
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Forward planning is always a good idea and a bunch of New Zealand creatives wanting to take on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 are heading to the city to start working with venue managers and other key players. Creative New Zealand is happy to...
The Len Lye Centre
On time, on budget, and unlike any other building in the country, New Plymouth's dedicated Len Lye Centre opens next weekend. Locals have been able to see the 32-tonne stainless steel facade for a week, since the hoardings came down, but the interior...
From Scotland With Love
Award-winning director Virginia Heath has been in the UK since she left New Zealand back in the seventies. She now lives in Edinburgh, splitting her time between lecturing at film school and making her own movies. From Scotland With Love, a...
Australasian theatre - Brett Adam
New Long Cloud Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brett Adam was previously the Head of Directing at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, and prior moving to Aotearoa he was a Director for Melbourne Theatre Company. We hear about the differences between New...
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