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A Lost Cause
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Writer and dramatist Loren Black unpacks her life experiences. Maybe you should, too.
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The Big Idea Editor
LA Contemporary Dance Company: Adaptation. Photo supplied.
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Tempo director Carrie Rae Cunningham uncovers the basic motivations for artistic endeavour. It’s not what you’re thinking.
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The Big Idea Editor
Drowning In Milk
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Saraid Cameron elaborates on the infinite truth that “all your faves are problematic”
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The Big Idea Editor
Peter O'Connor
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The arts matter, and education matters. So why are they further apart than ever? By director and educator Professor Peter O'Connor.
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The Big Idea Editor
Fanny Fern 1811-1872 Library of Congress
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Steff Green dives into the outpourings of dead misogynists, and finds their ugly sentiment alive and well and walking the Earth.
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Steff Green
Lemi Ponifasi: Stones in her mouth. Photo by MAU
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Susana Lei'ataua considers the ceremony MAUSINA - mau meaning testimony and sina meaning taonga - reflecting on colonial structures, genealogy and truth.
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The Big Idea Editor
Barbarian Productions company photoshoot 2017 'Ready to Work', photo by Owen McCarthy.
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Jo Randerson is passionate about artists earning their worth. That’s why her company Barbarian Productions just became a living wage employer. James Littlewood clocks on.
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James Littlewood
Ani-Piki Tuari and Annette Morehu. Photo via Facebook
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Shortland Street storyliner and playwright Annette Morehu discovers the racial powers of narrative.
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The Big Idea Editor
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo supplied.
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The PM and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage calls for art for the many, not the few.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Elijah O'Donnel on Unsplash
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In the age of ubiquitous reviews, what the hell’s happened to the arts critic? Vanessa Zigliani demands an answer.
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James Littlewood