WEiRdO
Story / Performing Arts
‘Advice to My 22-Year-Old Self’ welcomes the next contributor willing to mentor themselves. William Duignan’s new play WEiRdO ‘playfully reveals some deep truths about racial identity in Aotearoa’
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The Big Idea Editor
Bruce Connew 'folded eggs’ to be published in New Zealand mid-June 2018
Story / Community & Access Arts
Writing funding applications is not the most exciting element of being an artist, but to get your project off the ground, it’s a necessary one. Photograph by Bruce Connew.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photograph by Michael Hall
Story / Community & Access Arts
Advice to My 22-Year-Old Self is a new segment at The Big Idea, our way of connecting those starting out in the arts with virtual mentors. This week, Demi Heath, Director of Photival shares her best.
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Photival
Pacific Arts Summit. Image - Creative New Zealand
Story / Culture & Heritage
The Big Idea’s Laura Toailoa scored an invitation to CNZ’s Pacific Arts Summit recently, and heard lots of discussion that will inform their Pacific Arts Strategy.
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Laura Toailoa
Pacific Sisters Lisa Reihana and Feeonaa Wall in Toi Art at Te Papa. Photo Kate Whitley, Te Papa.
Story / Community & Access Arts
Mark Amery opens up new connecting space for arts news and views at The Big Idea.
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Mark Amery
Story / Community & Access Arts
The Draft Auckland Plan erases almost all references to arts, culture and creativity raising alarm bells for the sector, says Elise Sterback, General Manager The Basement Theatre.
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Elise Sterback
Movers
Story / Performing Arts
Guest writer James Cain’s play 'Movers' has been shortlisted for the Playmarket Adam NZ Play Award. He reflects on how working in a small business with a big heart influenced his art.
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James Cain
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium
Story / Community & Access Arts
Renee Liang responds to week two of the Auckland Arts Festival, including shows Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium and À Ố Làng Phố, then goes in search of the party.
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Renee Liang
1984 - Auckland Arts Festival 2018 - Photo by Andi Crown
Story / Community & Access Arts
Renee Liang reflects on the first week of the Auckland Arts Festival and the shows she experienced: Giselle, Tea, 1984, OrphEus:A dance opera.
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Renee Liang