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Aotearoa-Pasifika artist Michael Tuffery talks to the ABC about recycling identity. Tuffery has recently completed an artist’s residency at Artspace Mackay in Queensland, Australia, where he ran a series of workshops for aspiring artists from the South Sea Islander community, inspiring art out of found materials (see Tuffery’s bullish [sic] life size sculptured bovine made out old corned beef cans, displayed at Te Papa). The resulting collection – Animated Effigy – opened the Beneath Monsoon exhibition held at Artspace over March and April.


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Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Artist Max Gimblett goes Oxherding with Lewis Hyde

Auckland born New Yorker and pre-eminent New Zealand artist Max Gimblett has produced his most significant book collaboration with American poet, cultural essayist and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde. Published in September…