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NZ Political Parties Arts Policies (2014 Election)

A list with links to all Arts Policies so far released by registered New Zealand political parties in the lead up to the 2014 election. Listed in order of party registration date. We’ll attempt to update this as new policies … Continue reading

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Navigating the Tangled Web of Copyright: a case study of Te Ika-a-Akoranga for New Zealand creative practitioners

Come along to Massey University College of Creative Arts next Thursday 7 August at 2pm to hear Bronwyn Holloway-Smith present on how her project Te Ika-a-Akoranga is intertwined with New Zealand Copyright Law issues. Holloway-Smith’s presentation will be followed by … Continue reading

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19th Biennale of Sydney: 2014

Some very selected images of the 19th Biennale of Sydney.

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Fun With Lego

I’m making a thing for a show at Dunedin Public Art Gallery: a shipping crate that converts into a display table. Here’s the first maquette. Good lord, Lego is great for figuring out engineering problems.      

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3D Printing In Action

Last week I gave an artist talk at City Gallery Wellington on Whisper Down The Lane. As part of it I showed a video of the latest object being printed: After Rohan Wealleans’ He With Glands Of Wasp, and now … Continue reading

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Whisper Down The Lane (Exhibition Text)

City Gallery Wellington has published the exhibition text for Whisper Down The Lane – a project currently being developed as part of the exhibition The Obstinate Object: Contemporary New Zealand Sculpture. Aaron Lister has produced a fantastic piece of writing … Continue reading

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It’s Sad About Aro Video, but Please Don’t Blame “Piracy”

Just in case it doesn’t get approved as a comment, here’s my response to this DomPost article on Aro Street Video facing closure: While it would be a massive shame to see Aro Video go (I’ve been a customer for … Continue reading

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It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up

I’ve just come across this white paper by Michael Weinberg of Public Knowledge titled “It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology“. Although it was … Continue reading

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Behold: The Hail Griffin!

Found on my conservatory roof, naturally sculpted by hail in a mysterious magical fashion. Wellington, 13 September 2011.

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Pioneer City at Room 11

A teacher at Lyall Bay Primary School recently emailed me to say her class of 8-10 year olds had been studying Pioneer City over the course of two months. I met with Room 11 this week to tell them more … Continue reading

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