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Artists involved in one of the creative community's hottest topics has received an early Christmas present. The Big Idea reveals breaking news of a precedent setting move.
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The Big Idea Editor
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“I think we should strive for artistry and mastery over success” - The Big Idea gets into the minds of some of NZ's finest creative minds backstage at the Aotearoa Music Awards.
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Chris Forster
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Like them or loathe them, 2021 has been the year of the NFT. We look at how far they’ve come and dive deeper into their pros and cons for artists.
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Ben Jardine
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After months of being deprived, Aucklanders are spoilt for choice again. Vicki Holder opens up on what it's been like for Tāmaki Makaurau arts lovers and looks what's on the menu.
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Vicki Holder
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By tackling big issues like mental health and sexuality, in-demand artist Sara Moana's proving that light-hearted art can help conquer a locked down heart.
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Em Berry
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Back in Aotearoa after a decade away, a revered NZ Electronica artist sounds off on lessons from London, takes aim at Spotify and on facing his next challenge (not just MIQ).
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Chris Forster
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Auckland Museum's South Atrium isn't just an entrance, it's a collaboration with some of Aotearoa's leading artists. Find out what makes Te Ao Mārama so special.
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The Big Idea Editor
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“Braille programmes will be provided. If you want a sighted one, you’ll need to ask." Susan Williams' new show has the potential to become the baseline for accessibility.
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Courtney Rose Brown
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Details have been released on how event organisers and artists involved in them can be assured they won't be out of pocket if cancellation strikes this summer.
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The Big Idea Editor
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COVID hasn't been kind to anyone - but one of Auckland's cultural cornerstones explains how it motivated them to steer away from safe waters and challenge themselves in 2022.
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Richard Betts