Memories of New York

Wellington-born artist and actor Susana Lei’atua’s exhibition Wall of Light, on at New York University’s Kimmel Center through 28 September, is a “memorial for the everyday nature” of New York showcasing how the city has changed over the past ten years. “Wall of Light is [about] the memories, the people, the aesthetic of culture and community. I reminisce what was, what has gone before,” Lei’atua says. In 1992, Lei’atua studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. From 2007 to 2009 she was a visiting scholar at New York University as artist-in-residence with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute. She was awarded the New Zealand Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2008.


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…