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Of course, it's one of those things that has always driven me. Art and music, film. Just the arts in general. It's the world where I've spent my whole life. But it's hard to ... My record collection ranges from interesting stuff from the 60s through to contemporary stuff and a lot of New Zealand music. I ...
International tutors bound for Whanganui pop-up fibre arts symposium ... The 2017 pop-up fibre art exhibition at Whanganui Girls College was well attended. ... Fibre Arts New Zealand runs the five-day residential event that provides participants with the opportunity to work with both New Zealand and overseas artists ...

Up and coming playwright/actor Albert Mateni has self funded and produced his own work, Hearts of Men currently playing at Mangere Arts Centre. Motivated by the desire to develop Tongan theatre as a genre, Mateni has encapsulated life for many Tongans living in New Zealand, in a fine piece. Hearts ...
The announcement that Auckland University's arts school is to close its library speaks volumes about the value we place on art in New Zealand, argues Reilly Hodson. The Elam School of Fine Arts is the pre-eminent art school in the country, and has produced "important" and well-known artists like ... libraries
Auckland's personality, like New Zealand's, is laid-back and outdoorsy, but its sophistication shines in its expanding art scene, thriving fashion industry and a new .... The 672-seat theatre and its spacious lobby, including a cafe, offers exposure to Auckland's enthusiastic arts patrons as well as New ...

Auckland Council's Manager of Arts and Culture Programming Hanna Scott said she saw the pair's proposal to have a tapa exhibition of their work from Falevai at Mangere Arts Centre back in 2016, but wanted to schedule it in later. "And the reason is that this year's programme is centred on the ...
“He could be playing for 14 or 15 hours if he wants the record,” said Meow Wolf art director Chadney Everett as he watched entrants try to qualify for ... of the artists of Meow Wolf are of the video game generation,” said John Feins, Meow Wolf's vice president for communication, when asked what led the arts ...
The magic of storytelling island-style has seen audiences return in droves to see a popular Pacific comedy group for performances at this month's Auckland Arts Festival. Poster image for the show 'The Naked Samoans Do Magi' showing the cast dressed. Photo: John McDermott. The Naked Samoans Do ...
New Zealand Doctor interviewed GPs, lawyers and regulators, and all say doctors should not apologise for something they didn't do. Equally, they say an apology can convey empathy and sympathy for an event occurring, but does not have to imply the doctor is shouldering the blame. The advice from all ...
Botanical painting could be a surprisingly liberating occupation for the women of early New Zealand. Some lady painters took to their painting with such skill and style that their art even became a financially rewarding occupation. Although many were from an artistic background, others were mainly ...
The Maori arts community in Hawke's Bay has come together to help shape a strategy that will carve a path to help advance Maori arts across the nation. Creative New Zealand this week held a roadshow at Te Tai whenua O Heretaunga in Hastings as part of efforts to formulate a Maori arts strategy for New Zealand.
Australia, NZ: Major Turnouts For CMC Rocks, WOMAD NZ, Hearing On NSW Music And Arts Economy ... weeks, with chief executive Michael Green saying the venue was “honoured” to host the superstar who sold a record-breaking 1 million Australian and New Zealand tickets through Frontier Touring.
New Zealand city in an Easter 'kerfuffle' over Ed Sheeran ... The New Zealand city of Dunedin is raising eyebrows around the country by ditching traditional Easter trading rules to “paint the town Ed” in honour of Ed Sheeran's three ... “I do think something like this is better spent celebrating local arts.”.
The latest to adopt interactive video technology in order to connect students with educators is the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). ... come into the classroom to teach students because he was working with a renowned director on a high profile film in New Zealand, the class is able to come to him.
New Zealand born Tongan, Albert Mateni (26), aims to inspire Pacific youth with his theatre play, 'Hearts of Men' with an all Tongan cast set to debut on 5 – 14 April at the Mangere Arts Centre in New Zealand. Affected by the suicide rate within the Tongan community, Albert wrote the play to encourage ...
Colin McCahon is the star of the Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland, New Zealand) booth. Postwar abstract Australasian paintings by Mr. McCahon (1919-87) address life, death, spirituality and the land, but they also touch on Maori and settler politics. The artist grew up in a tiny New Zealand town, was ...

International Art Centre director Richard Thomson said he's had no updates lately. "It was a lot more sophisticated than has been recorded," he said previously. "We have very high security. Some things you just don't see coming. "It's a dark day in New Zealand art history." The dark web auction, posted by ...
In a speech that drew a standing ovation from guests at a private dinner at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday night, Mr Obama said he was by nature a congenital optimist, .... Mr Obama joked about the numbers of Americans who were buying up land in New Zealand to escape the 'apocalypse'.
Mr Obama was invited to the region by the New Zealand United States Council, whose members include businesspeople and academics keen to bolster economic links between the two countries. The former president has just completed a three-day visit to New Zealand. On Thursday night, actor Sam Neill ...
New Zealand's national museum wanted to put New Zealand art first in its five-year renewal programme, and now has 35 percent more space to ... Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was at the opening ceremony and said that as Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage she wanted to make art more accessible.
More than 150 contemporary and heritage Pacific artists are gathering in Wellington this week to measure the pulse of Pacific Arts and Culture in New Zealand. Creative New Zealand is a key arts funder and helped organised the two day Pacific Arts Summit 2018 at Te Papa in Wellington to chart the future ...
New Zealand. Sneak peek into Te Papa's new art gallery labelled a game changer for NZ art. now. share. Emily Cooper. 1 NEWS Reporter. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining Time -0:00. Share. Playback Rate.
Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2018. This award recognises a performing arts company, literary organisation, festival, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment to building new audiences by becoming more ...
Video: Sneak peek into Te Papa's new $8.4m art gallery labelled a game changer for New Zealand art. now. share ... From traditional, to contemporary, Te Papa's new $8.4 million art gallery Toi Art aims to cater for all art lovers. ... "I definitely think it's a significant shift for Kiwi art in New Zealand to have it prioritised like this.".
Different regions of New Zealand have their own haka — one is famously performed by New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team — but the capital city had been without one. Mr. Moeahu, who grew up not speaking Maori or participating in Maori-language performing arts, was emotional at such a public ...
Twice a week Kipa Munro, affectionately known as "Uncle Kipa" gathers people from around Northland to learn the art of handling Maori weapons, and in ... New Zealand will meet the United States in tomorrow's quarter-finals (NZT), the Americans picking up early wins over Uruguay and Canada before ...
Meanwhile, the Geneva-based, Franco-Swiss art historian Charlotte Laubard will organise the exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion. “As [the] professor and head of ... New Zealand's artist choice is Dane Mitchell who was selected last year by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. “[Mitchell's] sculptural ...
Playwright David Mamea won the Adam Award for Best New Zealand Play in 2017 with this endearing story of Mama as she reveals her thoughts and ... their feet in a standing ovation resonating with a full deep response to the the emotional depth of the beautiful piece of art that had unfolded before them.
The Nelson Centre for Musical Arts Trust recently told the council it was short of $900,000 to complete the upgrades, after more seismic strengthening work was needed and asbestos was found in the building. Nelson City Council said it had already made a significant, $3 million ratepayer contribution to the ...
The New Zealand city is laid-back and outdoorsy, but its sophistication shines in its expanding art scene, thriving fashion industry and a new generation of chefs ..... The 672-seat theater and its spacious lobby, including a cafe, offers exposure to Auckland's enthusiastic arts patrons as well as New Zealand ...
Last year, the Harvard Business Review said the IT sector increasingly wanted arts graduates for their ability to use, interpret, and critically engage with vast amounts of information. Melbourne's Monash University's art faculty professor Sharon Pickering said employers wanted arts graduates for their ...
More New Zealand performing artists and arts organisations than ever before will seek new international opportunities at the upcoming Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Held in Brisbane from 19-23 February, APAM is an opportunity to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogue, develop ...
The New Zealand Festival has been running since 1986, this year it hopes to attract more than 300,000 people through the gates. Virtual and augmented reality experiences are on offer, as the festival looks to stay relevant and offer individuals a unique journey. The festival will also be offering more traditional art forms such ...
From his opening number Wash Over Me, soul singer Teeks had the packed audience at the NZ Festival Club sitting up and paying attention. The Northland soul crooner's debut EP The Grapefruit Skies was released last year to much acclaim, described as "one of the most original pieces of work a male ... New Zealand
Take a tour of the Auckland Art Gallery. With free entry and the largest collections of both national and international art in New Zealand, this spot is a must-see. The exhibitions range from traditional Maori pieces to abstract sculptures to modern art galleries. Even the building itself, with its high glass ... New Zealand
The former US president Barack Obama will visit Australia next month as part of a trip that will also see him speak in New Zealand. The New Zealand United States Council announced on Sunday it would host Mr Obama at speaking events in Auckland and Sydney on March 22 and March 23 respectively. New Zealand
Last year, the Harvard Business Review said the IT sector increasingly wanted arts graduates for their ability to use, interpret, and critically engage with vast amounts of information. Melbourne's Monash University's art faculty professor Sharon Pickering said employers wanted arts graduates for their ... New Zealand
Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture trust chairman Tony Waugh said rural people could sculpt creations from whatever was in their sheds. "We are looking to provide an incentive for anyone who works land or has something to say about the New Zealand landscape to leave their worries about making ends meet ... New Zealand
The Ravensdown co-operative has unveiled its new $30 million state-of-the-art fertiliser blending plant and distribution centre in New Plymouth today. Tractor spreading fertiliser on corn crop. Photo: 123RF. The company's regional manager, Mike Davey, said a feature of the facility is a $5 million precision ... New Zealand
The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years. Source: 1 NEWS. Related. Sean Hogan · Arts and Culture · Hawke's Bay · Basketball. Breakers slump to another loss as Kings complete comeback win. 12:48am. share. Source: NZN. They fell well short of the finals but the Sydney ... New Zealand
Some of New Zealand's best vintage cars were on display during the annual Vintage Car Parade in Napier on Saturday. As part of Tremains Art Deco Festival's 30th year, this year's parade showcased 30 of "simply the best" pre-1946 cars from around New Zealand and the world. Thousands of people, sometimes three ... New Zealand
From 1980, to her death in 2016, the flat was occupied by Katy Corner - an arts writer for the City Voice and a tapestry artist. The Corners collected modern New Zealand art and part of their collection is being auctioned by Art and Object in Wellington, on March 18, Baddeley said. It included 15 major pieces, ... New Zealand
More New Zealand performing artists and arts organisations than ever before will seek new international opportunities at the upcoming Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Held in Brisbane from 19-23 February, APAM is an opportunity to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogue, develop networks and to seek and ... New Zealand
You might say that Japan's understanding of New Zealand is a tad backward and one-dimensional. But equally, New Zealand's perception of the arts in Asia is probably somewhat removed from reality. If you were asked to think about art in Asia, ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and ancient Chinese ... New Zealand
... slight hiatus, the model was restructured, leading to a revamped fair that will be staged for the first time in the Southbank Arts Precinct, alongside the iconic Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Announced today, the 2018 Melbourne Art Fair will feature 40 galleries from Australia, New Zealand, ... New Zealand
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern officially launched Christchurch's first fully battery powered electric car sharing service at the Christchurch Art Gallery on ... Mayor Lianne Dalziel said she was proud Christchurch was the first city in New Zealand – and one of the few cities internationally – with such a service. New Zealand
Early last summer, just as my interests in the topics of civilisational collapse and Peter Thiel were beginning to converge into a single obsession, I received out of the blue an email from a New Zealand art critic named Anthony Byrt. If I wanted to understand the extreme ideology that underpinned Thiel's ... New Zealand
"When both lines are in place we will be able to produce up to 48,000 tonnes of cream cheese each year making our site one of the largest cream cheese producers in New Zealand." Up to 1000 people have been employed in the building to fit out the plant. Selwyn district mayor Sam Broughton said the ... New Zealand


 

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