Preparing for your first solo show in your 60s and then discovering it has been scuttled by the Covid-19 lockdown could be devastating, but Tessa Barringer has discovered that — with some ingenuity...
Receiving a national poetry award has extra special meaning for Dunedin poet Emma Neale, discovers Rebecca Fox.
Receiving one of The Arts Foundation’s first Springboard grants has been a great boost for Dunedin-based artist Ayesha Green in lockdown, finds Rebecca Fox.
Antonia Boyle’s grandmother, a painter, instilled a love of art in her, but it took at stint at art school for the Dunedin artist to discover her love of jewellery. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
The late Caroline Plummer’s vision to inspire, educate and bring healing and peace to the community through dance empowered Kristie Mortimer. So when the Covid-19 lockdown hit, she didn't let it stop her in her mission to bring dance to prisoners.
Anna Howard has been making ice cream for only 18 months, yet her frozen treats, and one flavour in particular, has been named dairy champion in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
While daily working life may not have changed for artist Damien Kurth under Covid-19, it has still had an impact. He talks to Rebecca Fox about making art during lockdown for an upcoming Otago exhibition.
Artists, performers, musicians, dancers — creatives of all types often have precarious livelihoods at the best of times, so the Covid-19 lockdown has required some innovative thinking to generate...
Bridget Reweti hoped receiving a Frances Hodgkins Fellowship would provide a chance to slow down and develop her practice. She just did not realise how much, she tells Rebecca Fox.
Dunedin chef Hannes Bareiter tells Rebecca Fox about coping when a country-wide lockdown hits as you are about to open a new restaurant.
He describes himself as the "world’s worst multi-tasker", but Dr John Newton has two books in the works for his year as the Robert Burns Fellow 2020. He tells Rebecca Fox about his journey to Dunedin.
Nicola Hansby’s ‘‘Exquisite Corpse’’ exhibition may have fallen victim to the Covid-19 closures but it provides us with a clever idea for filling a few hours of isolation, writes Rebecca Fox.
Each year, a group of New Zealand’s top brewers and cider makers get together to judge the hundreds of beers entered in the New World Beer and Cider Awards.
Wanaka’s Michael Seiler had never brewed a beer two years ago, now he is sitting at the judging table at one of New Zealand’s top beer competitions. Rebecca Fox talks to Seiler about his journey to...
Five Otago producers have won medals in this year’s Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards, finds Rebecca Fox.
Kiwis are often terrible at exploring everything New Zealand has to offer, but the Covid-19 outbreak provides another reason to try holidaying at home. Rebecca Fox plays tourist in her own backyard.
Two artists have received the ‘‘gift’’ of a paid artist’s residency on Quarantine Island this summer. Rebecca Fox talks to Lynn Taylor and Eli Joseph about their time on the Otago Harbour island.
A Dunedin theatre company is bringing the Dear Boobs book project to the stage. Rebecca Fox talks to those involved.
While the source of Sky Macfarlane’s love of food is unknown she did not want it to be that way for her son. Rebecca Fox talks to the emerging baby food producer.
United States production Butcher Holler Here We Come will have its international premiere at the Dunedin Fringe Festival this month. Rebecca Fox talks to one of its performers, Cole Wimpee.