Advice to My 22 Year Old Self

Penny Kember, alias Merthyr Ruxton, in Paris
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Some golden advice on managing in the creative world, brought to you by a contemporary abstract artist.
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Rehearsal image, with Joshua Faleatua and Christy Poinsettia
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Knowing your worth as a creative is your most crucial tool for success: Sarah encourages us to trust our gut and follow our imagination.
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As seasoned actor, director and Associate Professor in Theatre, David O’Donnell knows a thing or two to share with those as young and driven as Hamlet.
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Alexa Wilson. Photo: Jane Ussher
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Choreographer Alexa Wilson presents her manifesto for the radical artists in Aotearoa.
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Tom Scott
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Writer, journalist, satirical cartoonist, playwright: Tom Scott excels at it all. Lucky for us, he shares his advice on how to do it - and it sounds like the secret is not about push and shove.
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Vaughan Rapatahana
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The author and poet pens his insights and reminds us to pay respect to your mātua, learn from those with mana and mōhiotanga, and: don't rush.
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WOW 2016
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Finding his niche was definitely what Robin set out to do when he moved his family to Aotearoa. These are his rules of thumb for creating a creative design powerhouse.
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Slipper Island
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It’s fun asking people in their 30s to write some advice to their 22 year old self.
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Medusa - All 3 - Andi Crown Photography
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Creative Virginia Frankovich lets herself off the hook
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FESTA director, Jessica Halliday
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We listened in on Jessica giving advice to her 22 year old self, it’s fascinating.
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