Arts

Ladi6 now part of Ponsonby

New Zealand musician Ladi6 is showing off her artisitc side with a mural on Ponsonby Rd.

Multiple New Zealand Music awards, several hit singles and considered critical acclaim are just a few things Karoline Tamati aka Ladi6 is know for, but art is not one of them.

Spy agent's work in art show

A graphic designer who worked for an American spy agency has become an unwitting star at the Venice Biennale art show.

Ugly Shakespeare company celebrates 20 years gallery

The Ugly Shakespeare Company's version of Hamlet featured Game of Thrones references. Pictured in action at Cambridge High School are James Foster, Anthony Crum and Keegan Pulman.

A touring theatre company that brings the Bard's work to teenagers is celebrating 20 years by doing what it does best.

Poetry comes out on top

The Hoopla Series poets who have all made it onto the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List of New Zealand Fiction. From left: Carolyn McCurdie, Jennifer Compton and Bryan Walpert.

A trio of poets have made it onto the bestsellers list, one being an associate professor at Massey University who's book Native Bird tells of his life in New Zealand as a new settler from America.

Drawing his way to Hollywood

An illustration by Upper Hutt artist Amit Dutta.

It's not every day a Hutt Valley artist is flown to Hollywood to receive an award named after the founder of Scientology.

Kiwi artist flying high in Venice

New Zealand artist Simon Denny has installed a renaissance masterpiece in Venice Airport's international arrivals section for the city's art biennale.

Kiwi artist Simon Denny has created a new exhibition in Venice, Italy, as part of New Zealand's contribution to this year's Venice Biennale.

'King of Claudelands' gets graffiti wall video

A mural in Konrad Smith's honor is being painted by graffiti artists and friends. His wife, Nicole Smith, with the couple's children, Karter, seven months, and Charlie, 4.

A man who spent the last years of his life crafting billboards for the city now has a wall of his own.

Real Tart Gallery facing closure

Taranaki Arts Community Trust board members Linda Wilkinson and Jeff Salisbury are disappointed about the imminent closure of New Plymouth's Real Tart Gallery.

A community art gallery showcasing the work of Taranaki artists is facing closure unless increased funding is found.

Stephie Key: 'Rebellion is not the intention'

Stephie Key, centre: "My parents are very supportive even if they'd prefer I didn't dress up in sushi or slutty bride get-up."

Cherry Bomb: Stephie Key on her art, her dad's job and her hyper-sexual artistic alter-ego Cherry Lazar ahead of her exhibition opening in Paris.

The beauty of imperfection gallery video

23.04.2015 Wet Plate photography Images by Michael Bradley - www.circa1850.co.nz  ***NO ARCHIVE *** NO SALES*** . Mandatory Photo Credit ??Michael Bradley.

Wet-plate photography is complex, difficult, and easy to get work. It's been obsolete for 135 years - but a new wave of photographers are embracing its idiosyncrasies.

Sci-fi blasting off on Karangahape Road

Dandy & Co director Daniel Davis is ready to blast Karangahape Road to new heights with his rocket plans.

Expect some extra terrestrial happenings of Karangahape Road this Thursday.

Designer, strategist, activist

Jaya Mangalam Gibson has just been appointed director of XCHC, a Christchurch space for creatives and artists.

The new director of an innovative creative space in Christchurch has the sort of background makes people take notice. WILL HARVIE reports.

Music Month kicks off

Kickstarter fund raising project - Great Job music venue - from left; Harry Lilley, Dave Stevens and Cam Wilkes.

NZ Music Month kicks off and Palmerston North's all age venue Great Job will be hosting a heap of bands.

Talking taonga gallery video

Asher Newbery and his expansive exhibition Te Okiwa.

Artist Asher Newbery doesn’t do things in halves and has a body of work made up of something bigger than just him.

The bard's birthday bash

Students from Young Fry Productions preparing for last year's Shakespearience Parade.From left; Angus Chiles, George Yates, Miller Priest-O'Hara, Meg Priest-O'Hara, Charlotte Yates, Kawin Chatsungneon, Sashini Punchihewa, Manee Chatsungneon and Madeleine James.

Shakespeare's birthday will not be forgotten in Palmerston North, with a celebratory day of all things Victorian.

Oamaru is a comedy no-go zone

Comedian Ed Byrne is touring New Zealand in May.

Irish comedian Ed Byrne is performing all over New Zealand... but not Oamaru.

From monkey business to Sleeping Around gallery

1990 Brophy with husband Ross in Ireland

Geraldine Brophy shares some special moments.

I signed up for a naked art tour

A naked art tour of James Turrell: a Retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia.

We aren't just observers on a tour; we've become the art.

Wanaka's Festival of Colour finishes on high note

Fraser Hooper entertains the crowd at the weekend's Festival of Colour in Wanaka.

Wanaka's Festival of Colour has a good problem - it has become so good, it's difficult to keep improving, director Philip Tremewan says.

10 art galleries to see in Christchurch

Rachel Ratten, My Great Uncle's Dog (2015), oil on linen, at Chambers241.

Despite what you may have heard, contemporary art is alive and well in Christchurch.

Busking guitar player plucked off street for starring role in musical

Saturday Night Fever musical director Emma Wilson was struggling to find a guitarist for the latest Queenstown Musical Society production - until she spotted Aki Shimizu busking on the Lake Wakatipu waterfront.

A chance meeting with a busker was the key to finding the guitarist needed for the New Zealand premiere of Saturday Night Fever.

Pony tales inspire funny men video

Chris Parker explores the controversy around John Keys hair pulling through interpretive dance.

Finding inspiration from the Prime Minister's latest saga proves no problem for comedians or cartoonists.

Lauded choir is here

Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir director and chief conductor Ebbe Munk.

Copenhagen's Royal Chapel Choir will sing in Wellington on May 1

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

One of the paintings, by Corporal Ernest Casey, that is showing in St Paul's as part of a WWI exhibition.

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

MTG visitor numbers up

Napier's MTG museum and gallery gains traction.

Enormous rabbit consumes storefront

'Cosmo' by artist Michael Parekowhai has found a temporary home in New Regent Street. Sean Duxfield, Exhibitions and Collections team leader at Christchurch Art Gallery, puts on his whiskers.

Trams stopped so passengers could stare at a Christchurch street's newest resident.

Giant penguin put on ice

ROA's mural of a penguin on the Boulder Apparel building on Bridge St.

The eight-metre long Bridge St penguin mural is on the market seeking a loving owner.

POP: 'Art as an experience'

Members of the White Face Crew spring a surprise performance on unwitting pedestrians in Grey Lynn on Monday.

Full blown art immersion is taking over Auckland delighting locals with music, theatre and art.

Gibney's presence makes for guaranteed hit

Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien in The Killing Field - a well-layered police procedural.

REVIEW: Jane Clifton on television's The Killing Field

Antiquity or sham?

Warnings on a door in the carbon dating laboratory at GNS science in Lower Hutt.

From giving a vodka brand its name to exposing sham antiques, Christine Prior’s Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating laboratory is history’s timekeeper.

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