Articles by Jess Soutar Barron

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They’re Gone!

04 April 2015

They’re off … to their big-smoke jobs or their big OE or to O-week.  And we’re left at the departure gates mourning their loss. Perhaps instead we should be cheering as our bright young things fly off into the big…

Jess Soutar Barron04 April 2015

Handmade, Upcycled, Re-used

09 June 2014

A sustainable, ‘smart’ home is an empty shell until furnishings and homewares arrive. The thought, attention to detail and strong foundation of principles that go into designing and building the exoskeleton must also inform the ‘filling-up’ of the created space.…

Jess Soutar Barron09 June 2014

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mystery at the museum

01 April 2014

After years of fundraising, packing, building, and living out of boxes in temporary accommodation the MTG has opened to the public. And the gnashing of teeth has begun. The fanfare is slow in coming, the bricks are being thrown and…

Jess Soutar Barron01 April 2014

State of the arts

17 January 2014

Hawke’s Bay has three arts trusts working on our behalf. Creative Napier and Creative Hastings look after community programmes, and are in many ways the artsy arms of the local councils. Creative Hawke’s Bay works across the region, ‘dedicated to…

Jess Soutar Barron17 January 2014

Home is where the art is

17 January 2014

Newcomers with big ideas, bold attitudes and some pretty brazen opinions about our arts scene are making Hawke’s Bay home. And in so doing they’re waking us up to the potential to make more of what we have, and to…

Jess Soutar Barron17 January 2014