Monday, April 30, 2018

Standing Room Only

This week's stories

Clay artist Wi Taepa’s retrospective

[gallery:4231] For more than 30 years senior Maori clay artist Wi Taepa has loved getting his hands dirty. His approach is determinedly low-tech. He builds his vessels by hand, fires them in sawdust, and uses oxides and other clay slips that have served him well during his long career.
Apr 29, 2018 02:48 pm

The Vanishing Act

By setting her new crime novel in 1960s New Zealand, writer Jen Shieff reminds us of the distant past where lesbians were forced to keep their sexuality secret.
Apr 29, 2018 02:35 pm

US v THEM - Tony de Lautour

[gallery:4232] Three decades of art ranging from pop and underground street culture to his more recent interest in typography are canvassed in Christchurch artist Tony de Lautour's first major retrospective.
Apr 29, 2018 02:25 pm

Robbie Ellis’ comedic Pumpkins

Robbie Ellis made his name in New Zealand as a serious composer, including time as the University of Otago's Mozart Fellow - but his latest work shows he's just as adept at writing comedic tongue twisters matched with pretty much every musical genre you can think of.
Apr 29, 2018 01:45 pm

Burning Up Years: Aotearoa Music History

Curator Ben James is working on the exhibition called Burning Up Years: Aotearoa Music History at the Wellington Museum.
Apr 29, 2018 01:35 pm

Maori taonga around the world

The producers of the new Dame Anne Salmond hosted Maori TV series Artefact were offered unprecedented access to collections and taonga here and overseas.
Apr 29, 2018 12:40 pm

Josie McNaught at the Sydney Biennale

[gallery:4235] The Sydney Biennale is a significant international contemporary art event, important for New Zealand artists selected to represent us - they can open doors to other arts events as well as dealers.
Apr 29, 2018 12:35 pm

NZ Film takes out award at Moscow Film Festival

[gallery:4227] A New Zealand feature film looks set for release throughout the Eastern Block, and beyond, after premiering at the Moscow International Film Festival and taking out a top prize. Dustin Feneley's independent movie STRAY has already made history, the first New Zealand feature film selected for the world's second oldest film festival.
Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm

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