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They're separated from the rest of society for their actions - but the mental health of Aotearoa's prisoners needs attention. Art is helping many become better people.
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Courtney Rose Brown
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Not all leaders are created equal. Tautai's Courtney Sina Meredith is ensuring she leads by example.
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Dina Jezdic
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Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards provide a much needed glimmer of hope in an otherwise torrid 2020.
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Courtney Rose Brown
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Why is it such a long, complicated process to admit to yourself that you’re an artist? Verity Johnson investigates how to accept and embrace your creative instincts.
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Verity Johnson
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Ema Tavola’s pride in advocating for her community has been unwavering, as she blazes a new path for her contemporary art gallery Vunilagi Vou forced by 2020’s numerous challenges.
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The Big Idea Editor
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2020's been life-changing for many - but Joe Daymond means it for all the right reasons. Find out how this internet success has seen his career skyrocket.
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George Berry
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As Aucklanders count down to a return to Level 1, we take a look at what Festival organisers can learn from overseas and the challenges of reality in a post-COVID environment.
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The Big Idea Editor
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We explore inside the mind of one of Aotearoa's most passionate artists to discover how feeling takes on a captivating, visual form.
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Dina Jezdic
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What do our political parties really think about the arts? Mark Amery breaks down the recent enlightening election forum - and underlines what’s missing.
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Mark Amery
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It's one of the arts most exclusive clubs - and it's invitation only. With the unveiling of this year's Arts Laureates, we look at how the award impacts the chosen artists.
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Kate Powell