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Swiss ovation for NZSO a highlight of dream tour

2010 Nov 07

The NZSO flew the flag for New Zealand music in Switzerland, performing works by David Farquhar and Ross Harris, as well as Douglas Lilburn's Aotearoa. Music Director Pietari Inkinen led two1encore…

A horse walks into a bar

2010 Oct 06

A Horse Walks into a Bar is an exhibition of moving images from the Film Archive’s collections placed alongside new work by local Wellington artists. The exhibition asks: what is humour? And how1d…

Philanthropy in New Zealand: the 2010 Walters Prize

2010 Oct 01

The Walters Prize was established in 2002 to honour the life of artist Gordon Walters, and was founded by benefactors and principal donors Erika and Robin Congreve and Dame Jenny Gibbs to make1conte…

The hyper-real art of Ron Mueck

2010 Sep 30

Astounding in their realism and emotional power, Ron Mueck's sculptures have made him one of the most renowned artists of our time. His startling manipulation of scale creates drama and impact, and1…

NZ shorts win over prestigious London Film Festival

2010 Sep 30

The New Zealand Film Commission is delighted that two New Zealand short films have been selected for the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival.  Choice Night and Zero will1s…

Black Grace returns with new works

2010 Sep 30

Black Grace is funded through Creative New Zealand’s recurrent funding programme. Recently returned from a successful tour of North America with Gathering Clouds, Black Grace is now launching a1n…

The lives of Royal NZ Ballet dancers revealed

2010 Sep 29

Ever wondered what it is like behind the scenes at the Royal New Zealand Ballet?  You can finally find out. The RNZB is lifting the lid on what happens off-stage in its new television series, The1…

New appointments to NZ Film Commission board

2010 Sep 27

Producer and director Chris Hampson and production house general manager Cameron Harland  have been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission, Minister for Arts and Culture1Christop…

Author Anna Taylor talks about her next project

2010 Sep 27

Award winning author Anna Taylor talks about writing, awards and atmosphere. In 2009 Victoria University published Anna Taylor’s first book, Relief, to wide acclaim. This year Anna Taylor won1th…

Bill to streamline Creative NZ passes first reading

2010 Aug 19

A bill which will streamline the governance of Creative New Zealand, improving its effectiveness and freeing up resources, passed its first reading in the House last night by a unanimous1vote. Th…

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