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A topical and provocative weekly arts series investigating the issues facing local arts and culture, from emerging talent to cultural icons, including all the regions and national institutions. Studio interviews, reports from the field, and a late deadline ensure each week's show is as topical as possible. (Adapted from TVNZ publicity)

Controversy over New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster’s decision to house Len Lye’s work in a new building. Interview: Tyler Cann, Barry Finch, Bill MacNaught, Vicki Fairley.

“Oliver Driver talks to Film Commentator and critic Steven Gray about the 2005 / 2006 line up of New Zealand films, New Zealand filmmakers making movies overseas, and whether New Zealand is more than a glorified location for foreign flicks – that we may in fact have a bonafide and maturing film industry.

Goldie Part 2
On 23 October 2005 Frontseat ran an experiment in response to concerns that buying art over the internet may not be the wisest way to invest.
In response to some behind-the-scenes queries, Fishers were offered the opportunity to have the non-selling expert, art historian Roger Blackley, come to Auckland and verify the original drawings. Arrangements were made to meet gallery head Simon Fisher with Blackley last Tuesday morning. But as with the last story, Fishers were still reluctant to come on camera.

Miria George has just won the Pacific Island Emerging Artist Award at the Arts Pasifika Awards in Christchurch. Of Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Rarotongan and Atiuian descent, the 25-year old already has one award-winning play under her belt and her second premieres in Wellington in November 2005. ‘And What Remains’ asks the question - what might New Zealand look like if every Māori left town. Frontseat met Miria George and her director and mentor Hone Kouka at rehearsals in Wellington.” Frontseat;; 12/12/2005

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Year 2005

Reference number F89210

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:27:08

Production company Gibson Group

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Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Host: Oliver Driver
Reporter: Julie Hill
Reporter: Josie MacNaught
Editor: Sue Malcolmson
Online Editor: Gretchen Peterson
Researcher: Mary Parker
Studio Director: John Boyd
Producer: Gemma Gracewood

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