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Sweat, Spandex & Self-Acceptance: How Hyperspace Found Its Moves
1 week ago

Sweat, Spandex & Self-Acceptance: How Hyperspace Found Its Moves

What would you do if you were asked to unlock a door to your past you haven't opened in decades? Jack Gray explains why he's so proud of his latest choreography work.

Author:  Jack Gray
VIDEO: From Crime To Comedy
2 weeks ago

VIDEO: From Crime To Comedy

WATCH: After getting his life back on track after a stint in prison, former gang member Richard Fa'avesi explains how his creative outlet paved the way.

Author:  A Big Idea contributor
Inside The Looming Changes For Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre
1 month ago

Inside The Looming Changes For Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre

After the uproar over the restructure at City Gallery Wellington, some in the creative community are concerned about what a Council-driven "transformation" could mean for another cultural cornerstone - Andrew Wood digs deeper.

Author:  Andrew Paul Wood
Tuupuna-Inspired Light – Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole's Unrelenting Vision
2 months ago

Tuupuna-Inspired Light – Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole's Unrelenting Vision

One of the success stories of Aotearoa's creative community in 2023 has been the completion of the touring Wharenui Harikoa - Jack Gray looks at the journey, impact and challenges the artists faced along the way.

Author:  Jack Gray
VIDEO: Going, Going...Gone West?
2 months ago

VIDEO: Going, Going...Gone West?

WATCH: Behind the emotion of Aotearoa's pioneering literary festival's heart-breaking decision and an insightful, insider's guide to the creative community's funding crisis.

Author:  James Littlewood
VIDEO: Carve Your Own Path
2 months ago

VIDEO: Carve Your Own Path

WATCH: From tradesman to craftsman, a retired Pākehā joiner explains what led him out of his comfort zone and into studying toi whakairo rākau.

Author:  Bevan Sanson
Dr Maggie Buxton, Morning Glory Bioplastic Experiment Batch 5 - 11 Jan 23. Photo: Supplied.
2 months ago

Hardwiring Te Tai Tokerau To The World

Creatives in regional Aotearoa know how hard it is to fend for yourself - so one Northland organisation has found a way to bypass the bureaucracy and hidden hierarchies through exciting new portals. 

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
VIDEO: Naked Ambition
2 months ago

VIDEO: Naked Ambition

WATCH: Art is about expression, creativity and freedom yet when it comes to burlesque, performers still have to battle stigmas and stereotypes - even from within the creative community.

Author:  Verity Johnson
Space To Create - New Facilities Lifting Student Possibilities
2 months ago

Space To Create - New Facilities Lifting Student Possibilities

Raising the standards has been taken to new heights at Unitec - with students given additional avenues to shine and smash through their creative ceilings. 

Author:  Chris Forster
International Collaborations Open Up For NZ Creatives
2 months ago

International Collaborations Open Up For NZ Creatives

A new resource has thrown up the possibility of Aotearoa creatives finding ways to connect and build new relationships with Latin America - and the results are already compelling.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Insights Into Creative Exploration
3 months ago

Insights Into Creative Exploration

As they prepare to embark on their creative careers, University of Auckland students reveal what they've learned about themselves - and their creative process - ahead of their final year exhibition this week. 

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
A Decade of Making A Difference
3 months ago

A Decade of Making A Difference

More than 18,000 people have been creatively uplifted by Dance & Arts Therapy New Zealand since it started ten years ago. Their services have never been more in demand - or more important.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor