Drawing on Claire Beynon, Dunedin artist

 

 

Tau Te Mauri/Breath of Peace

 

 

Gravity and grace in New York City

 

 

 

A full but unfinished life

 

 

 

Layers of dark and light

 

 

 

Where treasure is

 

 

Presence, not pictures

 

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Interviews

New Zealand has a rich and varied body of people engaging professionally with the contemporary visual arts and Christian faith. Meet these inspiring men and women and read their stories in a range of interviews online. More interviews can be found in the CS Arts archives, and can be read by downloading  the full edition.

  

Drawing on Claire Beynon, Dunedin artist

It's a long way from the baking heat of the high veld to the enclosed snowy hills of Dunedin, yet Claire Beynon's cloud, sea and sky-scape pastel works touch anyone with an eye for the brooding emotion and subtlety of light and landscape.

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Tau Te Mauri/Breath of Peace

This interview, features the work of Kathleen Gallagher as a filmmaker. It focuses on her film Tau Te Mauri/Breath of Peace (2005) and explores the stories behind the film’s production. Kathleen shares her personal motivation, inspiration and the people and places that influenced her, both in life and in the making of this dynamic film.

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Gravity and grace in New York City

Art is business, acknowledges New York painter and International Arts Movement founder Makoto Fujimura. He shares his vision for the art world with Micah Hayes of the Veritasse magazine, and explains why he doesn’t believe in ‘art for art’s sake’.

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A full but unfinished life

Life is what happens, in spite of our plans. Decisions challenge and confront, often having dramatic, life-altering consequences. Who do we look to for our personal values? How do we respond to the world issues surrounding us all—issues such as human rights and the environment? April Stevens shares her story.

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Layers of dark and light

Mieke Scoggins, a Nelson-based painter, relates the traumatic events of her bicycle/truck collision on a Brisbane road. She discusses her own recovery from the injuries she sustained, and how her artwork became cathartically connected to her healing journey.

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Where treasure is

Debilitating health problems forced Anne Fountain to confront deeper emotional and spiritual issues. She has come to a place of acceptance and new purpose

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Presence, not pictures

Brett a'Court is an unassuming Northland painter, honestly exploring what it means to be human.

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Identity and iconography

Sculptor and Maori Studies lecturer Robert Jahnke discusses the impact of colonisation, the Church's role in it and 'Maori art' as a cultural construct

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Heartwood

A radical shift in focus led Moana Tipa away from a corporate career path and into an arts programme that is changing lives

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Pleasure communicates

Art writer and critic Justin Paton is Christchurch Art Gallery's new senior curator. He talks candidly about the art that inspires him

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