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Issue 65

Keeping the well filled

Louise Pōtiki Bryant (Kāi Tahu – Kāti Taoka) is invariably described as one of New Zealand’s most exciting Māori choreographers. Her biography describes her as a choreographer, dancer, and video artist. Since graduating from the Unitec Department of Performing and Screen Arts with a degree majoring in Contemporary Dance, she has amassed an astonishing body of work.

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Nathan Pohio

Nathan is a conceptual artist working in video and other photo media producing minimal cinematic installations. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work combines Ngāi Tahu and contemporary Māori society histories with cinema history.

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Lonnie Hutchinson

Acknowledging and informed by the rich cultural resources of her Polynesian heritage (Māori – Ngāi Tahu, Samoan), Lonnie is a multi media, installation and performance artist who exhibits in New Zealand. Drawing lies at the base of Lonnie’s practice which is as much influenced by contemporary, advertising, hip hop, graffiti art and popular culture as…

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Breaking new ground

Contemporary multimedia artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Hāmoa) and carver Fayne Robinson have been commissioned to bring a Ngāi Tahu aesthetic to the $350 million-plus precinct, which will house staff from the Ministry of Justice, Police, the Department of Corrections, the Fire Service, St John, and Civil Defence and Emergency Management agencies. But what does a Ngāi Tahu aesthetic look like?

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