Arts Insiders

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Described as a radical at heart and a visionary ahead of her time, Sandi Morrison's 50-year love affair with Aotearoa's Arts shows no signs of dwindling.
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Kirsten Matthew
Tanea Heke.
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A straight shooter and a force to be reckoned with on screen, on stage and behind the scenes - Tanea Heke's career is an extraordinary one, Kirsten Matthew writes.
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Kirsten Matthew
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How Lisa Reihana created a worldwide following and what inspires her masterful creations.
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Kirsten Matthew
Briar Grace-Smith directs actor Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne on the set of Cousins. Photo: Libby Hakaraia.
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Playwright and director Briar Grace-Smith on finding time to create, where she's derived her motivation and life inside her bubble.
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Nigel Malthus
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Sometimes irreverent, always dedicated. Philip Clarke's impact on the arts never ceases, as Kirsten Matthew discovers.
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The Big Idea Editor
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What strategies are our industry's leaders advocating for and who should be taking the key steps? The Big Idea gets the answers.
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The Big Idea Editor
Empty theatres quickly become the norm. Photo: Gaetan Werp from Unsplash.
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Emergency funding support - or lack of it - has been the arts' hottest topic. Creative New Zealand fronts up to The Big Idea.
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Kate Powell
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The start of The Big Idea series into hearing the words and opinions of the men and women in leadership positions in the arts.
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The Big Idea Editor
Artists everywhere are feeling the effects of COVID-19 cancellations. Photo: Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez
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So many artists having their livelihoods impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. One of them opens up on what it’s like and what help - if any - he’s found.
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Dominic Hoey
How do you keep your gallery successful when its empty? Photo: Darya Tryfanava
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With the daunting reality of coronavirus kicking in, international gallerist Michael Reid offers tips to get on with the job and to survive the forthcoming market dip.
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The Big Idea Editor