Gift giving with film

Auckland-born artist Sriwhana Spong, 29, celebrates her Balinese heritage in “distinctively grainy ‘amateur'” Super 8 films like 2005’s Muttnik and its sequel Nightfall, works which have been exhibited throughout the world. Interviewed in Art World Spong explains that Muttnik is about offerings to God, “offerings as assemblages” given as “an outsider in relation” to her Balinese heritage. “The way I move with the camera is also important – in fact, someone commented on the ‘dance-like’ quality of my work,” Spong says. She is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts and is represented by Auckland’s Anna Miles Gallery. (October/November 28)


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…