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Auckland Theatre Company announces 2022 season of shows

Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), under the reins of new Artistic Director and CEO Jonathan Bielski, have today announced their 2022 season of shows.

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Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist

Charlotte Davy, Head of Art, and Lizzie Bisley, Curator Modern Art, with Rita Angus’ Marjorie Marshall (1938-39/1943). © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Photo by Jack Fisher, 2019. Te Papa

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Charlotte Rampling and rising star George Ferrier tell a familial love story in Kiwi film ‘Juniper’

It’s always exciting when a big star comes our way for a film project – even more so when the movie has been written and directed by a local.

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‘Hamilton’ is back: 5 reasons to see the show

After 133 performances were cancelled due to Sydney’s lockdown, Hamilton is finally set to reopen at Sydney Lyric Theatre.

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Artweek Auckland 2021 takes over the city this November – our top picks

Take part in art-making workshops in the halls of a cathedral or explore a 2km sculpture tour.

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Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney post sweet tributes to John Lennon on what would have been his 81st birthday

Yoko Ono and Sir Paul McCartney have paid tribute to John Lennon on what would have been the late music icon’s 81st birthday.

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Tom Hanks hails ‘magical art’ of movies at new LA film museum

Actors Tom Hanks and Anna Kendrick on Tuesday hailed a new museum in Los Angeles dedicated to filmmaking, calling it a celebration of an art form that has made a global impact.

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Christo’s ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ is unveiled in Paris

Tourists in Paris reacted with a mix of surprise and disdain when they discovered the Arc de Triomphe monument had been enveloped in a shimmering shroud, a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo.

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The wrapped Arc de Triomphe fulfils Christo’s lifelong artistic dream

From wrapping the German Reichstag building in entirely in fabric, to building a sweeping orange pathway across a lake in Italy, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork pushed the boundaries of creativity, construction and scale.

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‘Worn Out’ – Dutch museum finds Van Gogh drawing of tired old man

A Dutch museum on Thursday unveiled a previously unknown work by Vincent van Gogh – a study for one of his best-known drawings, “Worn Out” – in which an old man sits in a chair with his head in his hands.

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Michael McHugh’s exhibition SUPERNATURAL

Artist Michael McHugh’s work is both fantastical and yet familiar; highly imaginative and yet rooted in reality. With nature as the inspiration, his latest exhibition is gloriously bold, yet the works are both detailed and intricate.

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The life and work of Billy Apple, New Zealand’s pop art pioneer

One of New Zealand’s greatest artists, Billy Apple, passed away on 6 September 2021, at the age of 85. In this extract from ‘Billy Apple: Life/Work’, author Christina Barton dives into his artistic beginnings.

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David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Beyonce and more immortalised in NFT collection

Exclusive artworks of David Bowie, Sir Mick Jagger, Beyonce, Madonna, Britney Spears and more have been released as an NFT […]

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Museum dedicated to Federico Fellini to open in his birthplace

Beachgoers won’t be the only ones adding the Italian coastal city of Rimini to their bucket list after a new […]

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Ponsonby is getting its own luxe boutique cinema

Ponsonby locals will soon have a new go-to spot for dinner and a movie.

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Night of the Living Dead meets live cinema in Silo’s daring new production

Silo Theatre is transforming the Hollywood Avondale for a night of cult-horror cinema with an inventive twist. 

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Föenander Galleries presents Michael McHugh’s exhibition ‘Pacific Street’ 2021

In preparation for this exhibition, McHugh had initially planned a research trip to the Pacific Islands, in order to research […]

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Michael McHugh talks with Maria Stoljar about his show ‘Exotics’

Artist Michael McHugh talks with Maria Stoljar from ‘Talking with Painters’ about his spectacular show ‘Exotics’ at Martin Browne Contemporary in September 2020. Brimming with optimism, the paintings are just what the doctor ordered in these COVID times and Michael talks about the origins of the show and his process. He has also built a successful career in publishing and he talks about why painting is now taking more of a priority in his life.

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The awe-inspiring artwork of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

From wrapping the German Reichstag building in entirely in fabric, to building a sweeping orange pathway across a lake in Italy, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork pushed the boundaries of creativity, construction and scale.

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250 musicians join APO’s spectacular virtual play-in

Musicians from all over the world were invited to join the APO’s Virtual Play-In.

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“Human beings have overrun the world”, David Attenborough makes powerful statement in new documentary

At 93-years-old, Sir David Attenborough will be releasing a powerful new documentary on Netflix. “This film is my witness statement […]

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Cultural events to enjoy while social distancing

Many cultural institutions have had to close their doors and events have been cancelled as public gatherings are discouraged amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Say bonjour to French cinema at the 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival

MiNDFOOD sat down for a chat with the 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival artistic director Philippe Platel about what this year’s festival has in store.

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New exhibition lets visitors fully immerse themselves in 19th century art

A new exhibition is giving visitors a chance to step into the world of Monet, Renoir, Matisse and other iconic […]

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