Traditionally considered bright and light, watercolour is used in very different ways, including camouflage, by artist Georgie Hill in her first show at a public art gallery.
Pataka in Porirua offers a smorgasbord of contrasting and complementary art in multiple exhibitions.
Exotic animals are the stars of a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum. Diana Dekker asks what their appeal is to Kiwi artists
What seems old hat to some is stimulating to others - and that's the way things should be.
A new television drama depicting the roles of Kiwis in WWI will be shot in Wellington over the next month.
Placed in glass showcases down the centre of a gallery, the work of these dozen artists is neatly cross-referenced to a beautiful selection of Maori and Pacific Island objects.
Wellington photographers have taken top honours in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year awards.
New art exhibition in Wellington is as much about what you hear as what you see.
Last week I saw something in a gallery I've never seen before. Someone was dusting the artworks.
A stellar collection of Australasian art will go on display at The Dowse Art Museum from this weekend.
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City Gallery's exhibition of big, beautiful photographs of Pearl Harbour belie the trauma of its history, writes Diana Dekker .
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a satirical cartoon might be worth ten thousand.
The art from post-quake Christchurch in our galleries provides expression of the situation for the people of that city.
Most New Zealanders know about the Aztecs not from history books or documentaries, but from Hollywood. As Te Papa curator Lynette Townsend is well aware, that usually means an emphasis on the Aztec practice of human sacrifice.
Cory Mathis puts every minute and every cent into his art - and it doesn't hurt to be hungry, he tells Diana Dekker.
Theatre down, but not quite out
The Downstage theatre company might be down, but the show will go on at Hannah Playhouse.
I'm surprised New Zealand public galleries don't make more use of social themes.
Members of the Wellington film industry have once again dominated nominations at an international awards event.
Photographs that were once part of Afghan refugee documents are now the basis of a refreshing and powerful exhibition.
There's a way-out design show at the Dowse that could be misconstrued as art. Design is not art, its curator instructs Diana Dekker.
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