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Cultural Icons Publication

To celebrate 70 episodes in the Cultural Icons series, we’ve put together a publication that showcases every interview! Each image is linked to a video, so click away and watch some wonderful, insightful discussions between people who have shaped New…

Latest Cultural Icon: Annette Isbey (Part 2)

In this second installment of the interview between painter Annette Isbey and Denys Trussell we look at some of Isbey’s work as she explores the influences, processes and memories behind them. We discover the childhood that inspired her respect and…

Sum of the Parts: Nigel Brown Artist Talk

In 2012 Nigel Brown visited the Depot Artspace in Devonport and delivered a talk about the work he was exhibiting at the 'Peace Space' as part of the Depot Artspace Cultural Mapping Project exhibition 'Sum of the Parts'. The work…

Latest Cultural Icon: Annette Isbey (Part 1)

In the first of two episodes, Cultural Icons’ Patron Denys Trussell interviews painter Annette Isbey at her studio. She speaks of having grown up in rural New Zealand as the worst of the Depression in the 1930s and the spectre…

Cultural Icons Autumn 2013 Newsletter

We have just released our first Cultural Icons Newsletter that is in print and in colour! Our Autumn 2013 issue includes a tribute to Rodney Wilson, Denys Trussell's new poetry book, Nigel Brown's interview with Forbes Magazine, exhibitions from Dean Buchanan, Barry…

Rodney Wilson: Tribute to a Practical Visionary

Rodney Wilson, one of New Zealand’s most influential museum and gallery directors died on 27 April 2013. After a long battle with cancer, Rodney Wilson, Cultural Icon, interviewer and a great friend of the Cultural Icons project has passed away.…

Latest Cultural Icon: Robert Ellis Part Two

In the latest episode of Cultural Icons, artist and film maker Claudia Pond-Eyley interviews painter and academic Robert Ellis. In this second part of the interview, Robert discusses his early years in New Zealand. Watch the preview and full video…

Latest Cultural Icon: Robert Ellis

In the latest episode of Cultural Icons artist and film maker Claudia Pond-Eyley interviews painter and academic Robert Ellis. In the first of a two part interview Ellis discusses with great knack for detail his colourful life and artistic career.…

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