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“Masterworks of 20th century drawing” Susan Te Kahurangi King27 September, 2016

The undoubted hit of the 2014 New York Outsider Art Fair in 2014, according to Roberta Smith of the New York Times, were drawings by Susan Te Kahurangi King of Auckland.

In the recent edition of the Modern Painters magazine, Dan Nadel listed Susan’s work among the “masterworks of 20thcentury drawing”. And in August 2016, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Miami hosted the first museum exhibition of Susan’s drawings.

A book of monographs of her work will be launched at the New York Art Book Fair in September in time for her third New York show at the Andrew Edlin Gallery.

Susan King is… Read more

New scholarships for Maori and indigenous studies at Waikato Uni27 September, 2016

The School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato will now be known as the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, and to celebrate, the University has announced 15 new scholarships to support entry into a Bachelor of Arts major in the new Faculty.

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies Scholarship for Academic Distinction recognises the importance the University assigns to supporting the growth of Māori and indigenous knowledges in academia.

Distinctiveness still a feature

Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley says the Faculty’s name change and new

Creative Waikato AGM & 5th Birthday Celebrations8 September, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came along to our fun AGM disguised as 5th Birthday celebrations on September 1st. It is five years since the creation of Creative Waikato - what a perfect way to celebrate, a few fantastic speeches, Horomona Horo played a selection of beautiful Taonga Pūoro, cake and live flamenco from The Noel Kaa Band. Check out our stories so far, the video gives a snippet of what we have achieved so far. The logo has also had a refresh too! 

Matthias Balzat wins inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition25 August, 2016

University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music student Matthias Balzat has won the inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition.

After an evening of stunning recitals by three of the world’s most promising young cellists, University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music student Matthias Balzat has won the inaugural Wallace International Cello Competition. The competition was made possible to the sponsorship of Sir James Wallace, one of New Zealand’s leading arts benefactors and supporters.

In front of a rapturous home crowd, Balzat performed a gruelling programme of Bach, Schubert, Franck, Williams and Franck over 45 minutes. He displayed his trademark poise, delicate and sensitive interpretative… Read more

Two weeks left for artists to register for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize22 August, 2016

There are still two weeks left for artists to register for this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, an international award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. Now in its 10th edition, the Prize offers the opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work to an international audience and further their engagement with the art world.

Prizes include:

  • ·         £5,000 Main Prize Winner, courtesy of Hiscox
  • ·         Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • ·         Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • ·         Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • ·         £250 art supplies vouchers, courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • ·         A selection of art publications from Prestel Books

Momentum grows for Hamilton theatre rebuild partnership2 August, 2016

Momentum Waikato would oversee the building of a new theatre if Hamilton City Council approves a partnership.

A plan that could get Hamilton a new theatre for a council spend of $30m is gaining support from Waikato ratepayers and city councillors.

Possible sites for a Founders Theatre replacement haven't yet been picked, but a central city spot is strongly favoured.

Hamilton City councillors will on Thursday consider three options for the city's premiere arts venue: a refurbishment, a new build, or a partnership with Momentum Waikato.

Council staff recommended putting $100,000 towards preliminary planning, as requested, for Momentum Waikato to come… Read more