Biographies of the artists in You Call This Art?
Ruia Aperahama Te Iwi Morehu, (Laureate Award) is a musician who combines a deep sense of tradition with a strong contemporary sensibility.
Nick is a rock journalist and a regular contributor to Radio New Zealand and the Listener, and has written for Mojo, Rhythms, International Arts Manager, Rip It Up.
Shigeyuki Kihara is this year's Paramount Award Winner of the 21st Annual Wallace Art Awards.
Fiona Samuel writes for film, theatre, radio and television, and has created award-winning dramas in all these fields.
Mark Albiston has directed award-winning arts and extreme sports television shows, documentaries, commercials and music videos.
A founding member of Trinity Roots, he has also been involved with Theatre Sound Design (Taki Rua, Capital E), scoring for short films (Turangawaewae, Run) and for various other musical projects.
Gregory O'Brien is a poet, essayist, editor and artist. He has been has been a busy and energetic presence in both arts and literature within New Zealand.
John Saker's features and columns have appeared in many publications, including New Zealand Listener, North & South, National Business Review, Canvas magazine, Weekend Herald and Cuisine.
Born in Christchurch in 1948, Neil holds a Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons) from Canterbury University and a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.
Rachel House, Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga is an award-winning stage performer and director with an increasing profile in film.
Musician, recording artist, film composer and producer and one of New Zealand's finest songwriters.
Matt is an experienced sailor whose guide How to Sail a Boat is to be published by Awa Press in 2013.