Arts

Contemporary and classic illustrations

Gallery director Cressida Bishop with an illustration by Phoebe Morris, from First to the Top by David Hill.

Bright and beautiful drawings from popular children's books are on display at a new exhibition.

Weaving love and art

Erenora Puketapu-Hetet weaving one of the many cloaks she made in her lifetime.

Celebrating the legacy of master weavers who helped revive the beautiful Maori art.

Kiwi impresses Prince's town video

Hoete revealed the eight-metre mural to hundreds of fans in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Prince's hometown.

He's captured a giant Steven Adams, now Graham Hoete has painted Prince in Minnesota.

Spark arts fest has varied line-up

Designer Emily Miller-Sharma is the brains behind fashion labels Liam and Ruby and is one of the guests at this year's ...

Luminaries from music, media, arts and design industries will feature in festival.

Missing painting baffles artist

Artist Marilyn Andrews with a computer image of her missing painting.

A $6000 art heist or a misplaced masterpiece? Either way, Marilyn Andrews wants her painting back.

Press photos put world in focus

Nature, 2nd prize stories: A Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighter holds two ivory tusks. Ivory is a means of financing ...

From exploding volcanoes to ivory hunters to refugees, the world's best photo journalism freezes an instant of life.

Key gets rugged up gallery

Prime Minister John Key is looking pretty good for his 54 years, and his curtains are in fact matching his carpet.

Framed carpet showing naked Prime Minister could be just what you need to break the ice at your next dinner party.

A tale of two Scribes

Cheerful chap: Scribe.

Like the title says, this is a tale of two Scribes.

Q&A: Everest Untold

Everest Untold is on in New Plymouth in July.

An extraordinary, but little-known story of the 1953 Everest expedition is coming to New Plymouth.

15 Minutes With: Peter Thomas

Conductor Peter Thomas is baton-ing down the hatches for another Last Night Of The Proms.

Last Night Of The Proms has become an annual event on the Auckland Symphony Orchestra's calendar.  We chat to conductor Peter Thomas.

Tourists walk on water in Italy

A woman walks on the installation 'The Floating Piers'/

Visitors are flocking to the newly opened floating pier and say it's "like strolling on a sunbeam".

WOW artist escorts entry from America video

World Of WearableArt designer Sean Purucker of the United States with the WOW 2015 design Primary Sunset,  he created ...

With the cut off date for WOW entries looming one US-based artist flew his garment to Nelson to make it in time.

Furry friends' river adventure

Author and illustrator Esther Van Kuyk has published her first children's book, A Tale of Two Friends.

Esther Van Kuyk has been creating imaginary worlds since she first picked up a pencil.

State of the Arts

Te Rongo Kirkwood's korowai (cloak) Te Kaahu Pokere – The Evening of Life

Art at museum

Hairspray 'storm' offers lessons for all video

For all its bouncy music and lyrics, Hairspray is a musical with a message, something that Showbiz Christchurch perhaps ...

OPINION: Showbiz was effectively damned if it did and damned if it didn't over Hairspray casting

New Modigliani find claim

The disputed artwork bears stylistic similarities to the artist's other works including the pictured Jeune homme roux assis.

It's a story almost too fantastical to be true.

Fat activist to photograph nude Kiwis

"They are tasteful images of people who have relationships with their body that the rest of us may envy."

Substantia Jones is on a campaign to stop fat shaming, and Kiwis are lining up to help.

Sex workers' group to benefit from exhibition

New Zealand Prostitues' Collective members Amber Davis, Annah Pickering and Jazz Ataahua with artist Katy Soljak and ...

Sex workers have had a sneak preview of paintings in an exhibition soon to open on Waiheke.

A time and place: The Big Sing in Invercargill

James Hargest College choir Ancora, directed by Lesley Little, performing at the Big Sing on Thursday night.

Filing out on to the stage of the Civic Theatre, the choir members' heartbeats are thundering in their chests.

Turning the audience into actors

Kip Chapman is drawn to magical, large scale productions.

Immersive theatre pioneer believes local companies need to "pull up their socks" to compete with film and TV

Next level farm fashion video

A warrior style outfit was one of 40 entries in the Ag Art Wear competition for 2016.

'I didn't expect there to be one that kind of looks like a barn.'

Oil paintings on show

Rob Malin frames the focus on to Clara Lange's paintings at the Gallery Frame Shop for the month of July.

Artist from Hamilton comes to Taranaki.

A patchwork of place

Detail of a work in progress by Tammie Riddle.

Tammie Riddle sees landscapes in her own way and Carly Thomas went along to see how that comes across in her paintings.

Te Papa's treasures on the move?

Te Papa plans to move some of its collections to a warehouse in Upper Hutt.

Some of NZ's most important public artworks may be moved to a leased warehouse in Upper Hutt.

New centre draws in creatives

Frame shop owner Rob Malin was looking at the big picture when he decided to open a New Plymouth artists' hub.

Wouldn't you like to learn how to draw?

'Pot Luck' writer eyes second series

Director Ness Simons talks to the actors on the  set of her new web series "Pot Luck".

A Wellington web series is leading the way for diversity on screen.

Haunting photos of houses in ruins

An abandoned house in Awanui, taken by Kelly Stacey in 2015. The photograph is part of an exhibition showing at Alberton.

These haunting photos take you inside the abandoned, dilapidated houses of New Zealand.

Bay sculptor mourned

Hawke's Bay sculptor William Jameson, right, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his Napier home on June 11. He is seen ...

Farmer turned sculptor William Jameson will be taken on one last waka journey after his shock death on the weekend

Nick Allen and Brando Yelavich to speak on personal Everests

Brando Yelavich, guest speaker at the 2016 New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival, walks a sheep on a beach.

Multiple sclerosis and learning difficulties a part of living an adventurous life.

Invercargill wearable art captivates gallery

Maja Katavic models Te Hokioi Ngaro (The Extinct Haast Eagle), designed by Annabel Russell, for the Fibreoctave Wearable ...

Wearable art show marks fifth event in Invercargill.

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