The Creatives

AI now bringing exciting possibilities to NZ

15 March 2018

In Phoenix, Arizona, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are speaking to digital assistants, with the machines responding.

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UC motorsport students excel to gain international sponsor Triumph

6 March 2018

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) students, rated amongst the best in the world in Formula Student motorsport, has signed a generous sponsorship deal with world-renowned Triumph Motorcycles Limited.

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Silicon Valley Amazon Kiwi manager speaking at AI-Day

27 February 2018

A New Zealander who is leading one of the world’s most exciting artificial intelligent (AI) teams at Amazon in Silicon Valley is working on cutting-edge social impact projects such as catching game poachers and child sex traffickers.

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Kiwi students create world-first 3D-printed titanium engine for Eco-marathon car

23 February 2018

The world’s first 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and built by a team of University of Canterbury students, was unveiled this morning.

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Critical essays shine light on Len Lye in new book

22 November 2017

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.

The Long Dream of Waking: New Perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks, shows Lye as one of the twentieth century’s most original artists.

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MKR Winners Expand Their Cooking Repertoire At Get Saucy Short Course

27 September 2017

You never know whom you’ll meet at a Le Cordon Bleu culinary short course. On the weekend, Jessica Rolinson-Purchase and Stella Robertson-Hale attended the Get Saucy Workshop. In 2015, aspiring chefs Jessica and Stella won the popular reality TV show My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (MKR).

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New Aberhart exhibition rolls back the decades

13 September 2017

A new exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery—captured entirely through the lens of one of New Zealand’s most respected photographers, Laurence Aberhart—is set to roll back the decades and show the city as it once was.

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New exhibition explores the capricious art and life of Chrystabel Aitken

4 September 2017

A new University of Canterbury exhibition, Caprice, explores the life and work of Chrystabel Aitken (1907-2005), a remarkably versatile and ambitious artist highly regarded for her depiction of animals, particularly horses.

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There are Winners and Learners, nothing else.

1 April 2017

If there is one blog I hope my children (and eventually my grandchildren) read I hope it is this one.

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NZ Fine Arts student features in Venice exhibition

3 March 2017

University of Canterbury Fine Arts Master’s student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art competition with her artwork to be part of the Arte Languna exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, in Italy, this mo

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Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

16 December 2016

A report canvassing views from New Zealands vibrant creative sector, and the role copyright and registered designs has in their work, has been released today by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.Hon Paul Goldsmith

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15 February 2016

EGLANTYNE, written and performed by Wellingtonian Anne Chamberlain, is an inspiring new solo play about the Edwardian human rights activist and visionary, Eglantyne Jebb.

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Profiling New Zealand arts to international visitors: Te Manu Ka Tau 2016

5 February 2016

Later this month, key people from the international performing arts world will come to New Zealand to see local work on home soil and to consider presenting and showing it overseas.

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Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers

3 February 2016

Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills.

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Acclaimed author to receive $100,000 Michael King Fellowship

20 June 2015

This year’s $100,000 Michael King Writer’s Fellowship has been awarded to non-fiction master, Dr Martin Edmond, winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction and author of some 30 publications and screenplays.

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Surf photographer is colour blind and works underground in a coal mine. So how did he capture these stunning images?

7 April 2015

After taking a glimpse of Ray Collin’s work you certainly wouldn't guess that he’s never actually seen the way the colours of a wave play in the sunlight

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