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Belinda Aycrigg's first novel Ocean of Milk

10/20/2018
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Magical realism isn't a common genre taken on by New Zealand writers, but it's a natural fit for Belinda Aycrigg who's just published her first novel Ocean of Milk.

Duration:00:09:13

Adding to the canon - Michael Harlow

10/20/2018
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For half a century Michael Harlow has added to New Zealand's literary canon as a poet and librettist and also as a publisher and mentor.

Duration:00:12:31

Homophobic Ban Briefly Lifted - Wanuri Kahiu's film Rafiki

10/20/2018
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Filmmaker and writer Wanuri Kahiu's film Rafiki was this year the first Kenyan feature film to screen at Cannes, yet this Romeo and Juliet style story of a lesbian teen romance set in the homophobic environment of a Nairobi housing estate has been banned in its home country after censors took offence to its gay subject matter.

Duration:00:12:00

Dunedin's The Loom Room - Christine Keller

10/20/2018
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Dunedin's The Loom Room is another product of the wool revolution. Christine Keller set up the studio several years ago and takes workshops for people interested in learning how to weave.

Duration:00:10:02

Wool Lovers Rejoice - A New Journal

10/20/2018
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A new digital journal has just been launched celebrating all things wool - its history and contribution to the New Zealand economy, the move back to crafts like knitting and weaving after they went out of fashion, and the future for the wonder fibre.

Duration:00:11:11

At The Movies for Sunday 21 October

10/20/2018
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Doug Dillaman and Sarah Watt consider Halloween, Westwood and the latest take on A Star is Born.

Duration:00:25:58

Vai - Pasifika women direct

10/20/2018
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Vai is the name of a woman whose story is told through eight different stories filmed in eight different locations around the Pacific.

Duration:00:11:26

Colour Me Amadeus - Donovan Bixley

10/20/2018
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy who played for royalty, composed some of the most exquisite music ever heard, and died a pauper.

Duration:00:11:15

Attendant Equity at the Venice Biennale

10/20/2018
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What could be more wonderful - six weeks in Venice, surrounded by some of the world's best art, flights paid for, an apartment, paid, gaining invaluable experience and connections as an attendant at Dane Mitchell's exhibit for New Zealand at 2019's Venice Biennale.

Duration:00:15:46

Johanna Mechen – being Mother and Artist

10/13/2018
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Lower Hutt based Photographer and filmmaker Johanna Mechen has been collaborating with her children for her new body of work - exploring the ways motherhood impacts on creativity. The works have been created as the inaugural Toi Poneke visual arts resident in Wellington, funded by Wellington City Council. And she's very open about both the inspiration that comes from having children, and the fact that it inevitably means you have less time and energy to produce your art. She often...

Duration:00:09:19

Painter Imogen Taylor - In Fellowship

10/13/2018
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Auckland artist Imogen Taylor has won two major art fellowships in the same year. Imogen has been granted the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship for 2019 and won the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award for 2018. The latter netted Imogen a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, but its the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, though, that will take up the best part of next year. At the same time Imogen has been working on several zines including Femisphere that...

Duration:00:10:50

Composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh – Making Sound Gestures

10/13/2018
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She studied composition in Wellington and has now returned home, after 12 years working extensively overseas in all kinds of settings, as 2018-19 Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music at Victoria. Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist and sometime curator with an interest in working across disciplines. As she tells Lynn Freeman she loves the word experimental and finds much inspiration in the sounds and...

Duration:00:13:32

Street art - the return of the artist Handbrake

10/13/2018
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He came here to make a documentary about New Zealand's street artists and was so impressed, now Perth street artist Handbrake is returning to stamp his own mark on a wall himself as part of the eighth Taupo Street Art Festival Graffiato. Handbrake - Hans Bruechle to his Mum - is also a TV Presenter, which is what originally brought him over here. He'll be making his own mark in Taupo over Labour Weekend alongside local, national and other Australian street artists. Handbrake visited several...

Duration:00:12:11

Mark Stocker – A survey of Te Papa’s National Art Collection

10/13/2018
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New Zealand art history in 2018 - what's included and what's excluded? Photography is now in it seems, but ceramics not; Contemporary Maori art - in - but traditional Maori arts? Still out. That's at least the view of a new book out this month from Te Papa Press - a survey of Te Papa's collection of New Zealand art, within which a wide range of art experts discuss 270 selected works It begins in the year 1777 with a painting of a fish in Dusky Sound from Captain Cooks voyage (purchased by Te...

Duration:00:13:16

Texan filmmaker David Lowery

10/13/2018
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Texan filmmaker David Lowery, who filmed the updated Pete's Dragon in New Zealand a few years ago, has now directed Robert Redford in the 82-year-old actor's last starring role in a movie, The Old Man and the Gun. Redford asked David to write and direct the film based on real life 'gentleman bank robber' Forrest Tucker. Also starring is Casey Affleck who acted in one of David's first feature films almost a decade ago. The versatile director and writer has an intriguing back catalogue of...

Duration:00:13:57

Marks of Mana: the first film dedicated to female tattooing in the Pacific

10/13/2018
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Marks of Mana is the first feature film dedicated to the practice of female tattooing (tatau or ta moko) in the Pacific. From Samoa to Aotearoa, and on to Papua New Guinea and Tahiti we learn about this vital enduring tradition with director Lisa Taouma and how it asserts the leadership role of women in their communities and reasserts the tatau as very much a Female practice in pre-Christian times, which in the Pacific men took over. Lisa Taouma is a Samoan-born New Zealand film writer,...

Duration:00:14:06

Growing Audiences for NZ on Screen – Aime Mills

10/13/2018
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Over the last few weeks we've been looking at initiatives the two main TV channels are trialing to entice audiences who want more than just seeing programmes on demand. TVNZ has Alibi, a police drama you can watch in any order online before the big reveal, and TV3 recently aired five sitcom pilots and asked viewers to vote for the one they'd like to see funded for a full series. NZ on Air has invested in these and other attention grabbing ideas because it also wants to see TV audiences grow,...

Duration:00:13:32

It's an art ache - Aimee Ralfini

10/6/2018
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Auckland's about to experience it's nineteenth Art Ache, which brings together emerging artists and potential buyers, but not in the traditional dealer gallery setting. Design creative and curator Aimée Ralfini came up with the idea to encourage art lovers who aren't sure where to start by introducing them to a wide range of artists from here and overseas. Aimée studied Fine Arts at Elam and believes that art has an important role to play in keeping communities happy and healthy, The theme...

Duration:00:08:48

Dr Mike Dickison

10/6/2018
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The New Zealand Amateur Naturalist is the next writing project for New Zealand Wikipedian-at-large Dr Mike Dickison. The former Curator of Natural History at Whanganui Regional Museum wants to offer practical advice and actiivties for young Kiwis interested in the natural world. He's been awarded a research grant from Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the New Zealand Society of Authors to complete the book.

Duration:00:09:07

Ugandan Dancer Antonio Bukhar

10/6/2018
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Hip-hop, Dancehall, Afro-fusion and Ugandan dance - they're all in the repertoire of visiting Ugandan dance artist Antonio Bukhar and he's offering to share his moves with young Auckland dancers. The award-winning performer, choreographer, and teacher has earned international attention for his own dancing but also for his commitment to working with young people around the world, encouraging them to express themselves through dance. Antonio's running a series of free workshops across the city...

Duration:00:10:03