11 Apr 2012
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Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright expressed his sadness at the passing of noted New Zealand actor, designer, teacher and artist Grant Tilly.
“Grant made a significant contribution to all facets of New Zealand theatre. His involvement in Unity Theatre, in the early days of Downstage and as a founding member of Circa has helped build a strong and dynamic theatre scene. Grant’s teaching at the New Zealand Drama School (now Toi Whakaari) helped many New Zealand actor’s learn and develop their craft. He also worked as an artist creating amazing works that will be part of an enduring legacy. On behalf of all of Creative New Zealand’s staff and members of the Arts Council, Arts Board and Te Waka Toi and the Pacific Arts Committee, I wish to express our condolences to Grant’s family and his many friends.”