A uniquely Kiwi concert

Muriwai's Moana Maniapoto says her gig will have a garage party feel.

Moana Maniapoto and members of her band, Moana and The Tribe, are performing gig at the Titirangi Theatre.

Momentary capture

Artist Anne Morris in her Palmerston North studio.

Artist Anne Morris steps into the light in her garden studio.

Buying art for dummies

David Alsop has set up an option for potential buyers to see the range of work the gallery holds of each artist. He says ...

Even an uncultured millennial can successfully buy modern art.

An exhibition to Ponder

Mike and Richard Ponder are hosting an art exhibition in Gore.

Artistic brothers exhibit works to raise funds for Hospice Southland.

Serious business behind Avatar circus video

Cirque du Soleil performer Jessica Ward in costume for the show Avatar, Toruk - The First Flight.

To work in the "Avatar empire", you've got to learn the language, moves and believe in the James Cameron way.

Photographer to study in Chicago

19062017 News Photo ANDY JACKSON/Fairfax NZ.   Taranaki's Jake Silby has been accepted into a Masters of Fine Arts in ...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture, he got in!

Arts fest brings world to city

French artist Olivier Grossetete will bring his temporary cardboard structure to the city for the Christchurch Arts ...

A large, fantastical cardboard structure is set to be built - and then torn down - at this year's Christchurch Arts Festival.

Staying en pointe ... literally

DANCE on Grove artistic director Jeannie Mark and ballet dancer Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson in the studio getting ready ...

Ballet dancers don't have down time, they have more time ... to practice.

The musical that changes lives video

West Side Story director Joey McKneely says the show changed his life - twice.

West Side Story changed director Joey McKneely's life - twice. He talks to Jack van Beynen ahead of the production's Auckland debut.

'Israel' cut from famous lyrics

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat co-writer Sir Tim Rice called the change "meaningless and drippy" but ...

Council apologises to Sir Tim Rice after unexplained change to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat lyric.

My Sydney, with Vivid's Kiwi director

A Facebook live stream of the show attracted record numbers.

Audio Creatures are crawling home after another stunning festival or sound and light in Australia.

Murals with meaning

When they started out, Charles and Janine Williams produced works of defiance. But the one-time tag team now command international acclaim for their art.

Mika to stand for Opportunities Party

Mika X will run for the Auckland Central seat with Gareth Morgan's Opportunities Party.

The artist heard of friend's suicide on the day his candidacy was announced.

Happy 90th Dame Kate video

Actor Dame Kate Harcourt (centre) got a surprise from her fellow thespians at Circa, when they held an impromptu ...

One really shouldn't ignore one's elder's wishes. Well, maybe just this once.

Tama Akina champions

The Tama Akina group from Hastings Boys' High School.

The Pasifika group is more than just the performances seen from the stage

Sun display dazzles Dunedinites

Visual artist Trudy Lane is silhouetted agains the sun as part of a display in a vacant Dunedin store.

Live images of the sun, captured by solar telescopes, are being projected onto a shop wall to brighten the southern city.

Three truckloads of snow

Henderson-Massey Local Board member Vanessa Neeson at Snow in the Park 2016 in Massey.

Massey will get three truckloads of snow for an upcoming festival.

A city crying out for culture

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges says if Tauranga is to be a real city, it needs a museum.

If Tauranga is to be a proper city it needs more culture, like a museum, says Simon Bridges.

By George, it's Orwell

Jess Linsley, in Manawatu Theatre Inc's production of 1984.

George Orwell's book, 1984, foresaw the future and now it's being realised on stage.

A fresh look at Maori and Pacific stories

Palmerston North creative writing lecturer and writer Tina Makereti has edited Black Marks on the White Page alongside ...

Black Marks on the White Page is a collection of Pacific stories paving a new path.

Exhibit celebrates African voices

A photography work from the Afrika On My Sleeve 2016 project 'I Am'. Titled 'Kiden Brown' (The name of the person ...

African artists from around the country are showcasing African identity in Henderson.

$3.8m for new ballet home

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers, in the centre is Filippo Valmorbida, supplied, photo by Jose G Can.

City council cash will allow upgrade of studio while St James is strengthened.

Maori collective on display at 'art olympics'

Mata Aho, made up of Bridget Reweti (Wellington),  Sarah Hudson (Whakatane), Terri Te Tau (Pohangina Valley) and Erena ...

Group hopes their achievement will cause "reverberating ripples" through the NZ art scene.

Down to a fine art

Artist Graham Hoete with his Burt Munro mural that he is working on in Invercargill.

A Burt Munro mural in Invercargill by Graham Hoete is already catching the eye of passers-by.

Kapa haka comps in Qtown

Remarkables Primary School has entered fifty students in the Queenstown Winter 10s competition on June 17.

Over 200 people will participate in traditional and contemporary kapa haka at the Winter 10s competition in Queenstown.

Art robber staggers under weight video

The man made it into the bushes across the road before panicking and ditching the painting.

Incompetent Aussie thief staggers under weight of 25kg prized portrait after ripping it off wall.

From the underground

From left, Hannah Heslop, Paper Rain's assistant manager and artist co-ordinator, with Paper Rain founders Wills and ...

Picton's The Paper Rain Project brings skateboard art to Framingham Wines in a new and stunning exhibition.

Brushes, beats boost Palmy lane

Eight artists help bring colour to Berrymans Lane, Palmerston North, by painting murals designed by them.

Dingy, dark alleyway between two of Palmerston North's main streets transformed by artwork.

Dylan's music 'still relevant'

Radio show host David Calder was "chuffed" that his episode on Bob Dylan was recognized at the NZ Radio Awards.

A Taranaki programme in support of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize has won a national radio award.

Chasing a moonbeam

Frozen Breath, Rebecca Wallis, 2015-2017, gouache on acrylic on canvas, 1200 x 1200mm

A CRITICAL EYE: Rebecca Wallis attempts to make physical the immaterial.

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