Solitary Homage to Storytelling

Queenstown-based artist Ivan Clarke’s book Alveridgea and the Legend of The Lonely Dog, co-written by with Stu Duval, is being developed as a feature film, with independent producer Jeff Kleeman. Clarke, previously best known for his landscape art, introduced the whimsical world of The Lonely Dog and Alveridgea in 2005 with a series of paintings that have been described as “a mixture of Monet, Bierstadt, Chagall and Dr. Seuss.” “The Lonely Dog’s story has evolved as part of what I call the ‘theatre of imagination,’ and what I hope is a loving homage to the age-old art of storytelling,” Clarke says.


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Conductor Gemma New Returns in Demand to US

Conductor Gemma New Returns in Demand to US

New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New and Malaysian pianist Tengku Irfan, “among the leading young lights in the international classical music world”, worked together in July as guest artists at the Aspen…