Arts

Murray Ball's long goodbye

Pam Ball, the wife of the late Murray Ball, has opened up about his illness.

"He was just Murray. He was very humble, and I miss him so, so much."

All invited to Devonport's arty party

Devonport Arts Festival founder Shirley Brickell wrote about Devonport's artistic legacy.

Devonport Arts Festival showcases the artistic, literary, poetic, musical and visual talent of its local inhabitants.

Refugees' skills harnessed

Kareen Durbin with a scarf made by former refugees at Companion & Co.

Auckland company getting former refugees working and settled in New Zealand.

Passion for theatre drives director

Gibson Group chief executive Victoria Spackman will leave her role to take the position as director of the new ...

Creativity centre Te Auaha is coming to Wellington and now it has its first director in Victoria Spackman.

'Coarse play' parodies Shakespeare

The cast of All's Well That Ends As You Like It from Upper Hutt's Heretaunga Players.

One group of actors is taking on Shakespeare and his plays.

Sea Walls: artist in action video

Jet Martinez adding the finishing touches to his mural.

Watch a garden spring from a blank wall

A cliff with a face video

A cliff face near Te Awamutu that artist Mr G Hoete Art has spray-painted.

Tauranga artist Mr G has gone to extreme lengths for his art.

A Life Story - Final chapter in bookseller's life

Bob Burch, of Arty Bees Books, loved going to auctions and finding a bargain.

Bob Burch's Arty Bees bookshops remain a beacon of light and literature after his death, writes Bess Manson.

$500k boost for 'cultural capital '

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost. A ...

Mayor says extra funding will take arts and culture to 'next level'.

Choreographer creates dance in park

Chloe Loftus, front, dancing at Aberystwyth, Wales.

Chloe Loftus is the first choreographer in Auckland Council's residence in a regional park programme.

Rembrandt's apprentice speaks out

Ken Benn plays notable Rembrandt apprentice Ferdinand Bol searching for his paintings wrongly attributed to Rembrandt.

Tales of greed, lust, and despair within Rembrandt display.

New Mesh sculpture planned

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Victoria on the River site in Hamilton.

Hamilton's next major public artwork will be located in the heart of the city.

Morepork watch over Waikanae

The morepork watches over the Waikanae River.

The Waikanae River has two new guardians, and they are turning motorists' heads.

Stolen Van Gogh paintings return video

Director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum Axel Ruger (C) poses next to paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh.

They were taken 14 years ago, now they are back on display in Amsterdam.

Paint the town big and bold

Demolished building sites have exposed bare walls in central Blenheim.

Bare grey walls provide blank canvas for street art, says councillor.

Iceberg to appear in Auckland video

The real life iceberg Ernest which the installation is based on.

Iceberg named Ernest to be projected on the Auckland Museum.

Raise the rafters

Members of the 32-voice touring Sydney Male Choir.

A 32-voice Welsh-style male choir from New South Wales is coming to Palmerston North.

Artist's Manawatu debut

Alfred Memelink's art is influenced by his love of the sea.

A exhibition in Manawatu from a sea-faring painter has a nautical theme.

Artist plies trade in painting

'Landscapes of the mind' is the theme of the exhibition.

Drainlayer Jason Lowe says circles are his muse.

Libraries love shown on social media

Libraries hours for the public will remain the same, as staff face possibly reduced working hours.

"The library is a truly unique, special place; to be treasured," - reaction on Neighbourly.co.nz to a major restructuring of Auckland Libraries.

Hot pink dance video

Feet become a focus during a Footnote Dance rehearsal.

Footnote Dance is bringing an explosion of pink, vintage chrome and live sound to the stage.

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

The hotel has been fully booked until June.

The West Bank hotel has welcomed its first guests and though there's not much of a view, it's booked out until June.

Sea creatures in Napier

Freeman White and John Berryman working on White's Sea Walls mural.

Bare walls around Napier are being transformed into art

Mural, mural on the wall

Elliot O'Donnell, aka Askew One, spent last week transforming the plain wall behind him into a work of art.

Which is the fairest of them all? Seek out the eleven new pieces and decide for yourself.

The secret lives of masks

West and Central African spiritual beliefs will form the basis of an exhibition in Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt. ...

A rare collection of African masks and statues has visitors spellbound.

Weapon of choice

Wellington businessman Chris Parkin finally has the artwork he purchased in late 2015 made from a decommissioned AK-47 ...

Art collector battled for 18 months to get his butterfly-covered AK-47 into the country - but when it arrived it was broken.

Dog artist says thanks

Dog on the Big King Reserve reservoir appeared after Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball died last week.

Graffiti artist Paul Walsh thanks the public for response to his Murray Ball tribute.

Wellington in watercolour

The wild Wellington weather, captured by Pearson's brush.

Everyone has their favourite spots in Wellignton to visit and one artist has recreated hers in watercolour for her first solo show.

The magician Cosentino

Magician Cosentino ties himself to anchors underwater, but on Monday he joined Stuff for a chat.

He's no lame rabbit-from-a-hat conjuror, we meet the man who is making magic cool again.

Cinderella gets a makeover in new musical

Shayna Tattersfield, left,  plays Cindy Rella in the upcoming Be-Bop-A-Lula musical by Hutt City Musical Theatre along ...

The swinging sixties are coming to town with a new musical from the Hutt City Musical Theatre

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