Arts

Music month musings video

Musician James Pikari reflects on his time in the music industry.

NZ Music Month may be drawing to a close but as Carly Thomas found out it's business as usual for Palmerston North musician James Pikari (aka Stanley Pedigree).

Anti-art outrage is okay, experts say

Tongue of the Dog stands out like a beacon on Victoria St - and it has also been a beacon for attracting disparaging ...

Tongue of the Dog has received a tongue-lashing from irate online arts-haters.

Simon Lucas trumps 155 entries for Hiddleston MacQueen award.

Auckland filmmaker and adventurer Simon Lucas.

Six men and two dogs master steep learning curves in remote North American river network.

A bit more money for the arts

The RNZB, now performing The Wizard of Oz, has received a 23 percent funding boost.

It was never going to be a great Budget for the arts, but some creatives got a welcome boost. 

For the love of art

Thinking about investing in some art? Check out our guide to some of the best places to buy artworks in Auckland.

We rank the best places in Auckland to enrich your life by buying art for your walls.

Auckland Art Fair returns after three year break

Emily Hartley-Skudderhas created a domestic-like space for her paintings on display at the Auckland Art Fair.

The Auckland Art Fair is back with a broader focus.

Fashionable artists open their doors

International goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler is known for her double rings.

Take a tour of 35 Waiheke Island artists' studios over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Pushing the boundaries of theatre

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is theatre that thinks outside of the square.

A different performer each night and a script they don't see till they stand on stage. It's White Rabbit Red Rabbit and it's theatre of the unknown. Carly Thomas found out why Centrepoint Theatre is embracing it.

Museum to share Kiwi music history video

The Auckland Museum will celebrate our rich and diverse Kiwi music history.

The Kiwi music Hall of Fame will be celebrated in one-of-a-kind curated exhibition.

$50m theatre rebuild a 'stake in the ground'

Hamilton City Council staff member Sean Murray, right, addresses a gathering inside The Meteor theatre.

Spending $50 million on a new theatre will not get Hamilton a "Rolls-Royce" venue.

Major exhibition presses pause on the everyday

Te Uru curator Ioana Gordon-Smith, back, and artist Janet Lilo have filled three rooms and a window space at the gallery ...

A collage of 10,000 photographs and 1000 personal instant images are just two of the components of a new major art show.

Public opinion appears to rule out 'demolition' option

Founders Theatre was closed in March after independent reports identified safety concerns with the building's flying system.

New Zealand's fourth largest city must have a premier theatre.

Ciao Banksy

A woman looks at part of the exhibition, Warhol vs Banksy, in 2007.

An exhibition of 120 works by Banksy starts this week in the Italian capital.

Shortland Street actor returns to stage

Jarod Rawiri.

Jarod Rawiri is stepping away from the camera for a more quirky performance.

Breathing life into wool

Cindy Walter dyes her own wool, knits her own socks and makes mohawk hats for skulls.

Cindy Walter has been busy knitting a cap for a skull.

Kaikoura artists part of NZ Art Show

Kaikoura artists Jane Riley, left, and Susie Baker are exhibiting work in this year's NZ Art Show.

Kaikoura artists hope for sales at NZ Art Show.

New addition to city's world-class 'family'

An artist's impression of Michael Parekowhai's sculpture Tongue of the Dog.

A three-storey high artwork promises to light up the south end of Hamilton.

'Lumina' a mesmerising performance

The New Zealand Dance Company's 'Lumina'.

REVIEW: The New Zealand Dance Company's newest work deserves a standing ovation.

The Dita Von Teese show

Dita Von Teese resents being asked if, at 43, she's getting too old for burlesque.

Is the world's most famous burlesque performer too old? It's a question the 43-year-old doesn't want to hear.

Art and science connect video

Ross Intermediate School pupils Emily Williams and Jayden Williams join in on the creative science fun at Square Edge.

The S+ART festival is buzzing into the city with an exhibition involving art and science.

A ramble with Robin video

Katie, left, and Jemma Cheer are sisters and the guitarist and drummer for the two-piece band Robin.

Sisters Jemma and Katie Cheer don't find the need for vocals in their music, Carly Thomas writes.

Queen of Unease

Artist Francis Upritchard is preparing for a survey show at City Gallery, Wellington, spannign her 20-year career

The renowned artist Francis Upritchard reflects on a 20-year career ahead of an upcoming survey show.

Graffiti educates youth gallery

Graffiti artist Bobby Hung, far right, Youth Worker Sarah Candler and Massey High School students stand before their ...

Graffiti in school isn't usually tolerated, unless you go to one West Auckland school.

Mt Albert comedian takes Billy T Award

Being weird is starting to prove valuable for comedian David Correos.

After only three years of comedy David Correos says he's reached his peak already.

Teens figure it out through music

Palmerston North Girls' High students Shannen Petersen, left, and Tharushi Bowatte are together, Fruit Juice Parade.

The future is bright for high school band Fruit Juice Parade.

Not your typical male models

'Attitude", a portrait from Ilan Wittenberg's latest exhibition, Bare Truth.

They're Kiwi blokes stripped bare: A former drug addict, a burns victim, a burly builder - this is the Bare Truth.

Ladyhawke's new album, happier life

Pip Brown aka Ladyhawke is releasing her most joyous album yet.

"I used to be very dark, quite a depressed person," says singer

Ballet talent visits village

La Muse dancer Hannah Dawson, Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Sir Jon Trimmer, and June Edwards at the Rowena Jackson ...

We're not in Invercargill anymore Toto.

Musician dies on stage

Jane Little's career spanned a world-record with a single orchestra.

Jane Little had been in the orchestra for 71 years. On Sunday, on stage, she died.

15 Minutes with ballet dancer Katie Sonnekus

Katie Sonnekus is off to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ballet School,

New Zealand dancer Katie Sonnekus has been awarded a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ballet School, which is part of the American Ballet Theatre, in New York, where she will start in September this year.

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