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  • Interview with Artist Jane Perry

    Jane Perry is an independent Wellington artist known for her elegant, graphic and lively work. After ten years studying and working in London, she returned to New Zealand in 1979 and has forged a career as a painter and illustrator, racking up an impressive number of award nominations and exhibitions along the way.

    Her paintings evoke her personal stake in her subject, whether the inspiration is a mood, music, politics, memories or conversation. Her understanding of composition is unmistakable.

    I've gotten to know Jane quite well through sitting next to her at NZSO concerts, and when she launched a new website to display and promote her art, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to share her and her work.
  • Five questions with Kristin Kelly

    Joy Cowley Award-winning author Kristin Kelly is about to release a new picture book, Mitchell Itches, about a boy growing up with eczema. An ex-nurse who moved into primary teaching after having children, Kristin initially started writing books when she found there was nothing available about certain topics she wanted to bring into her classroom.

    I caught up with Kristin to ask her a few questions about her writing process, eczema and her publishing journey.
  • Q & A with Jules Daniel

    Despite using they/them pronouns comedian Jules Daniel swears they are definitely, if not probably, not a horde of bees. A 29yo with a BA (theatre & film, with a minor in gender and sexuality) from Victoria University, Jules has been nominated for Young Performer of the Year twice (2012/2010) and for Best Joke and Best Newcomer at the 2019 Wellington Comedy Awards. They were a Wellington Raw Quest finalist in 2020 as well as producing and performing shows in and around Wellington and performing comedy at the Welcome to Nowhere Festival (2019/2023).

    You can catch Jules at the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo with their show The Transgender Agenda on 25 May at Fringe Bar. You can also see them on the line-up at The Wellington Comedy Club Rainbow Showcase on 15 May at Te Auaha.

    I caught up with them ahead of these performances to ask a few questions about their shows, comedy in general and just what (or who) makes them laugh.