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Hue & Cry champions new talent

Hue & Cry champions new talent

Hue & Cry journal showcases the cutting edge of New Zealand art and literature in its fourth issue, Champion This!, released this month.

“In Champion This! we are pleased to present an exciting mix of both emerging and established New Zealand writers and artists,” says publisher Chloe Lane.

Featured writers include Edwin + Matilda author Laurence Fearnley, Harry Ricketts, 2009 Katherine Mansfield Award winner Alice Miller, and international award winner Eleanor Catton (2009’s “golden girl of fiction” – The Daily Mail).

Artists include acclaimed documentary photographer John Lake (currently exhibiting at Lower Hutt’s New Dowse Gallery) as well as a collaborative project by Laura Preston and Fiona Connor.

Champion This! also features a biography section where selected writers and artists were invited to use life stories as the basis for their work.

“We wanted contributors to stretch the boundaries of fiction and reality, to use what we know about real people to create something new,” says Chloe.

The results include inventive takes on the lives of Sir Edmund Hillary, jazz musician John Coltrane and World War One poet Wilfred Owen.

Champion This! also continues Hue & Cry’s focus on strong design. Acclaimed designers The International Office have combined bold minimalism with crisp, clean layout and design.

Hue & Cry is for anyone who loves contemporary New Zealand art, writing and design.”

Hue & Cry: Champion This! The Biography Issue goes on sale from 28 June 2010.


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