In part 1, we hear this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Award winning stories and research article, with comments and writing tips from judges, Dame Fiona Kidman and Matt Rilkoff.
Stu Tullett Morris's paintings deliberately entertain naivety, becoming psychedelic, character-filled fests of movement in oil pastel, house paint and other media.
A new exhibition space is opening in Top Town, Ngāmotu/New Plymouth, dedicated to showing work by emerging artists, and supporting them on their journey.
"This is our one shot. This is it," says Roger Morris. "We’re alive, and struggling to figure out a world around us that’s huge, and complex.”
Want to know the secret to organising a festival? Suzanne Porter previews Spiegel Fest and shares her experience of successfully running many arts festivals.
When Sue Hogan was feeling frustrated and depressed from job-hunting, she used craft and making to raise her spirits. She now runs a workshop and gallery space in Whakaahurangi / Stratford giving others that opportunity.
Poets of Taranaki, and further afield, braved the open mic at Koru on Devon Gallery for 'Logo Malarchy', celebrating National Poetry Day 2019.
Legendary New Zealand photographer Ans Westra in conversation with writer Adrienne Jansen and Taranaki's Muslim community Maya Al-Fayyad, about the exhibition The Crescent Moon: the Asian face of Islam in New Zealand, on at Percy Thomson Gallery, Whakaahurangi / Stratford, until 8 September 2019.