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International Festival of the Arts, 2012

Since 1986 Wellington's biennial festival of the arts has provided an opportunity for audiences to enjoy a wide range of performances and exhibitions from around the world.  This clip provides a small sample of the offerings in 2012 and focuses on Michel Tuffery's spectacular sound-and-light show about James Cook's first contact with the peoples of the Pacific, which was displayed on the outside of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Marguerite Hill, 'Arts festivals - Arts festivals take off, 1960s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45239/international-festival-of-the-arts-2012 (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Marguerite Hill, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 5 Aug 2016