Arts

Riverlea Theatre land sale endorsed by city councillors

City councillors have agreed to sale the land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre for $460,000.

A last ditch proposal to halt the sale of land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre has been abandoned.

Poet pens a wild persona

Johanna Aitchison has recently had her third volume of poetry published.

Palmerston North writer Johanna Aitchison has penned her third book of poems.

Piano signs tenants

The $14 million Piano Centre for Music and the Arts is under construction and will be the first new building in Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

New tenants have signed up for a music centre under construction in central Christchurch.

Chris Knox exhibits new art

Chris Knox playing his first gig at Real Groovy Records following stroke, 2012.

Chris Knox will be exhibiting his artwork for the first time since stroke at Auckland's The Experiment arts festival

The dark art of Fiona Pardington

Fiona Pardington, with her parrot, The Feathered Overlord Morpheus Gray (named by her son).

The career of photographer Fiona Pardington is the subject of a major show this month.

Meet the beetles in quirky architecture exhibition

Cibic’s beetle wallpaper, inspired by a Slovenian beetle species discovered in the 1930s and named after Adolf Hitler.

Why is a rare blind cave beetle from Slovenia featured on wallpaper on show at Wellington's City Gallery?

Shakespeare play as ballet

The painted interior dome of the Isaac Theatre Royal which depicts A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned choreographer Liam Scarlett to create A Midsummer Night's Dream ballet.

Artist's ironic approach to flag designs

Artist Katharine Maude with two of her flag designs.

An artist is expressing her political views through alternative flag designs.

Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

Wellington puppeteer Jon Coddington.

There are plenty of strings attached for one Wellington barista's fringe passion project.

Concert hits bum note for Marvelly

'Comedy of errors', Lizzie Marvelly

THE 'Celebrate 75' Civic Theatre anniversary concert has been blasted as a "comedy of errors" by co-host Lizzie Marvelly. 

Shakespeare with a Maori spin

Regan Taylor tackles Shakesperean characters from a Maori perspective.

Solothello is a new take on a classic. Filled with te reo and Maori masks, it brings Shakespeare into a new light.

Riverlea Theatre agree to land sale despite claims of unfair treatment

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre.

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for land underneath Riverlea Theatre.

Photographing the Len Lye Centre gallery

Len Lye file

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is already becoming one of, if not, the most photographed buildings in the city.

Getting personal with paint

Kirsty Porter's upcoming exhibition deals with the subject matter of people.

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

Top trio tour the country

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

Cradle of Filth: T-shirt exhibition 'weird'

British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, creators of rock's most controversial clothing item.

In February a T-shirt on display at Canterbury Museum shocked not only Christchurch but the band behind it.

City welcomes Len Lye Centre

Violet Jackson, 4, was among the thousands of  people to marvel at the Len Lye Centre during its opening weekend.

New Plymouth's much-anticipated art museum opened at the weekend and proved to be a hit.

State of the Arts

Circus and animals are re-imagined in Circa Contemporary Circus' Carnival of the Animals.

The Sunday Star-Times' weekly arts and entertainment news wrap

Len Lye Centre opening

20072015 NEWS Charlotte Curd//Fairfax. generic. Walkabout at Len lye centre. The new Len Lye is probably New Plymouths most photographed building at the moment. everyone is down there getting snaps.

Welcome to our live coverage of the opening of the multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre.

Locals get touchy with new gallery

Auckland Interior designer Brett Ryan checks out the new Len Lye Centre.

New Plymouth's super-shiny Len Lye Centre almost lost its sheen thanks to grubby handprints.

The Len Lye Centre complete gallery video

Curator Paul Brobbel stands inside the completed Len Lye Centre.

The much-anticipated, multi-million dollar Len Lye Centre is officially complete and will open its doors to the public on Saturday.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

What's our painting worth?

Aigantighe Art Gallery gallery manager Cara Fitzgerald admires Simpson and his Donkey by artist Horace Moore-Jones in the permanent collection. Another version of the painting sold for more than $400,000 at auction in Auckland recently.

Timaru has its own version of the iconic Simpson and his Donkey war painting which sold at auction for $420,000 earlier this week in Auckland.

Carmen's stroll down memory lane video

Borni te Rongopai Tukiwaho is playing Carmen Rupe in a play staged for Wellington's 150th anniversary. Page Turners also features four other Wellingtonians: James K Baxter, Nancy Wake, Te Rauparaha and Robin Hyde.

Wellingtonians could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into a 1970s time warp.

Famous photos in Manawatu

Sub-Saharan Mali 1997, blowing sand from a dry lake bed clings to an eight-month-old baby as mother and children nap.

National Geographic's exhibition of its 50 most famous photos is coming to Te Manawa.

Memories in the medium of paint

Tim Croucher's new exhibition draws inspiration from his Manawatu upbringing.

Te Manawa's new exhibiting artist Tim Croucher was inspired by his early years in Manawatu.

Opera comes back to town

A dress rehearsal for Madama Butterfly at the Isaac Theatre Royal this week.

NZ Opera's production of Madama Butterfly will premiere at the restored Isaac Theatre Royal on Thursday.

Simpson and his Donkey sells video

The largest version of the iconic painting, originally known as Simpson and his Donkey, has sold at auction in Auckland for $420,000.

Iconic World War I painting Simpson and his Donkey sells at auction for $420,000.

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