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Fat Freddy's Drop. Photo: The Label.
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A veteran of the much-loved NZ band on bailing from their European tour, what COVID-19 crisis looks like overseas, self isolation and his hopeful forecast for artists.
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The Big Idea Editor
Don't let your creativity get trapped.  Photo: Vinicius Amano
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Two of the judges for the Hnry Awards give their insights into why creativity and experimentation are important to your career - no matter the industry.
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The Big Idea Editor
Image: Ruby Jones
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As the country reflects a year on from the heinous act in Christchurch, we revisit some of the artists that helped us grieve and gave us hope.
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The Big Idea Editor
Nikau Hindin puts her heart and soul into the creation of aute. Photographed at the exhibition ‘names held in our mouths’ at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, 2019. Image: David St George
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Passionately traditional and unapologetically confronting - like the stars that inspire her mahi, Nikau Hindin is shining a light on a controversial topic.
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The Big Idea Editor
Rhana Devenport. Image: Artshub
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After a decorated career in arts leadership in New Zealand, we track Rhana Devenport’s challenging journey since leaving Aotearoa.
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The Big Idea Editor
Student and teacher working on a carving. Image: supplied
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The next wave of Māori artists are part of an evolution that is grounded in the revolutionary beginnings of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
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The Big Idea Editor
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International Women’s Day is being honoured with a spotlight on a recent ground-breaking move from The Big Idea board.
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The Big Idea Editor
Dominic Hoey
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Dominic Hoey’s wise words for poets and writers of all styles - and where they can jump on stage to get those pesky words out of their heads.
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Dominic Hoey
Hnry CEO James Fuller
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The man behind the new $25,000 awards explains why they are backing creativity - and how they hope to kickstart careers.
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The Big Idea Editor
Dan Arps, Artist Residency, Mairangi Arts Centre, 2020
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This month will take Dan Arps out of the galleries and into the community - and you get to leave an impression on his work.
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Kate Powell