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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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Exhibition celebrates the female gaze with 21 women photographers

A new exhibition will be opening this March, celebrating the work and vision of 21 talented women photographers.

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Sell-out show Emilia comes to NZ for first international production

After sell-out seasons at London’s West End and Shakepeare’s Globe, Emilia is set to open on the New Zealand stage next month. […]

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Jennifer Ward-Lealand: Jack of all trades

Legendary actress, director and singer Jennifer Ward-Lealand has been named New Zealander of the Year for 2020. This queen of Kiwi stage spoke to MiNDFOOD about her colourful career and how her passion for theatre developed.

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Rural Northland transgender couple to tell their story at NZ Fringe

A transgender couple from Northland are set to delve deep into their story of hormonal gender transition.

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Inside the exclusive Japanese Modernism exhibition at the NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria has opened an exclusive exhibition showcasing more than 190 works from the first half of the 20th century – a culturally formative period in Japan.

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Our must-see shows from the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival

The largest open-access arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere will once again, take over the city of Adelaide. The Adelaide […]

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New Zealand Festival of the Arts: Behind the creation of Te Ata

Internationally-acclaimed director and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio is one of three supremely talented artists to guest curate the New Zealand Festival of the Arts this year.

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Reese Witherspoon’s book club is on the lookout for a new librarian

Fancy yourself a book worm? Reese Witherspoon’s popular book club, Hello Sunshine, is on the hunt for a new librarian. […]

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Christchurch celebrates the influential work of Frances Hodgkins

“I am not to be trusted on a railway station – the longing to board the train and be off is irresistible.”

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Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Australia

From electrifying lion dancing to spectacular lantern displays, see the best Chinese New Year celebrations across Australia.

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Sam Smith to perform at Sydney Mardi Gras

Singer Sam Smith is set to jet Down Under for a special performance at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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MONA FOMA: The world’s ‘most diverse’ music and arts festival

When Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie quit New York City for the rural charms of Tasmania, he was looking for somewhere more quiet. Twelve years later, he heads up one of the world’s most inspiring and eclectic music festivals.

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Award-winning play War Horse returns to Australia

The ambitious play, War Horse uses cutting-edge life-sized horse ‘puppets’ to tell a moving story that brings World War I to life on stage.

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Così Review – Theatre in Sydney

Written in 1992 by Australian playwright, Louis Nowra, Così is the story of naïve uni student Lewis’ heroic attempt to […]

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Who is Colin McCahon?

Colin McCahon is widely recognised as New Zealand’s foremost painter, and a distinctive figure in 20th-century art. Who is Colin […]

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Colin McCahon

Undoubtedly one of the most important New Zealand artists of the 20th century, Colin McCahon’s centenary is being marked by […]

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