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ARTIST IN FOCUS

LISA REIHANA

MNZM

She masterfully creates works of beauty loaded with meaning, and examines how identity and history are represented, exploring concepts of place and community.

Lisa Reihana is our 2022 Artist in Focus and is bringing a free series of her most celebrated pieces alongside new works to the Wellington region over the Festival period. Embrace this opportunity to delve deep into the world of one of Aotearoa’s artistic treasures.

Article Magazine

  • Q & A with Brynley Stent

    Brynley Stent is a comedian who has recently been seen on TV screens in Celebrity Treasure Island, Taskmaster and Golden Boy, not to mention as a regular on 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention. On 30 September she'll be in Wellington, joining some of New Zealand's best-loved comics for the Best Foods Comedy Gala.
  • Meet the Makers: Ella Gilbert

    Ella Gilbert is the writer/director of Mary Mary, one of this year's six short films made with the support of Outlook for Someday's Someday Stories initiative. Ella tells us about her experiences making the film and telling a deeply personal family story on screen.
  • Meet the Makers: Mere Boynton

    Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara (The Māori Language Festival of Wellington) opens in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition to Parliament and coincides with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori celebrations. Mere Boynton, Director Ngā Toi Māori for Tāwhiri (producers of the Festival), tells us more about this exciting new addition to Wellington's festival calendar.