Vol - 17 | 12 May 2017



Kia ora and welcome to our May edition of the Arts Online newsletter.
Take some time to look through the nuggets that your facilitators have shared.  
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our facilitators if you are interested in being our guest editor – we welcome your ideas and views. Nga mihi,
Maria Lute
On behalf of the Arts Online team.

A reminder that the NCEA Best Practice workshops for dance are on 18 May in Auckland, 25 May in Nelson and 29 May online.
Art History
Exemplar for new format for AS 3.1 – 91482 – Style (external).

The new Level 3 Songwriting standard AS91849 now has exemplars online.


  • this is a Broadway show about newspaper boys who went on strike in 1899 and won against the powerful newspaper owners. There could be lots of opportunities for integrated learning here. For a tutorial on part of the dance click here.
  • A Primary School Dance Lesson: this video gives some ideas for creating dance with children in a primary school classroom.  Notice that the teacher is not doing the choreography. Instead the children are representing their ideas about a day at the beach through their movement.
  • Conceptual and controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei talks to Royal Academy of Arts Artistic Director Tim Marlow about his work.
  • The Guardian – Why Andy Warhol Should be made a Saint
  • Creating The Never-Ending Bloom: John Edmark’s geometric sculptures based on the golden ratio are mesmerising and a testament to the visual arts being integral to other areas of inquiry such as science and maths. An effective and beautiful way to visually manifest complex ideas.
  • Matt Collishaw has a range of disturbing and exciting works also created by 3D printing to create zoetrope artworks like‘All Things Fall’
  • 3Dprinted zoetropes that create the illusion of ‘animated’ figures are also taking futurism and the humble zoetrope into new territory.
  • We should be boosting the arts in schools not bleeding them dry by Deborah Hill Cone is another timely reminder for arts educators in Aotearoa to continue to advocate for equitable access to professional development for teachers and quality arts experiences for children.
  • Why we should be thinking STEAM and not STEM: In a similar vein this article By NZ’s WeCreate chair, Paula Browning,  makes links to the current economic importance of the intellectual property of ‘creatives’ in New Zealand.
  • Cognition Education recently published this video about Collaborative Impact with a special mention by John Hattie on the future of Communities of Learning.
  • A recent blog outlined the story behind how a morse-code message was written into a pop song in Colombia to reach hostages in 2010.

Arts events

  • Auckland Dance Conference - On the Move: this is a Conference for Teachers of Dance in Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Schools.It will be held from 12-14 May in Auckland. It provides a platform for dance educators to continue learning together. It addresses key principles of the New Zealand curriculum as well as responding to the dance sectors' request for subject specific professional learning and development
  • Panpapanpalya is a joint congress of WDA (World Dance Alliance) and DACI (Dance and the Child International) to be held in Adelaide next year. Visit the website to see how you could be involved.
  • “Make Some Noise” TRCC and MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) 9-11 October in Wellington. Subsidised travel for the first 50 to sign up.
  • Auckland Music PD day 2nd June, Nelson June and Christchurch 11 June. Wellington teachers are meeting 29th June.
  • Venice, Italy: 57th Venice Biennale Exhibition – 13th May – 26th November 2017. This year artist Lisa Reihana has been selected to represent Aotearoa so check out New Zealand’s entry to the Biennale – Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus (Infected).
  • Auckland City Art Gallery: 4 Mar 2017 — 16 Jul 2017. Charles F Goldie: Revealing the Painter and the Subject.
  • City Gallery Wellington: 8 April   - 30 July 2017 Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide – McCahons work from the 1960s and 70s.
  • Christchurch City Gallery: 11 March – 23 July. Shannon Te Ao: Tenei Ao Kawa Nei – Tenderness and human longing are revealed in Shannon Te Ao’s award-winning video installations.
Teacher Resource Exchange (TRE)

These items have been added to the TRE:
  • Choreography and Media Projection: This resource has examples of dances that use a variety of forms of projection as part of the choreography. It was compiled from teachers’ suggestions on Dancenet.


Research/Professional readings

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