Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

Waikato Museum celebrated a "significant milestone" with the gifting of a $1.9 million art and taonga collection to Hamilton City Council.

Colours come to life

Sam RB with her original paintings she plans to sell and display at the Toi Ora Gallery in Grey Lynn.

Three Kings creative Sam RB is proving her artistic skills are transferable.

A work that changed the landscape

Evelyn Page, Summer Morn, 1929. Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, E Rosa Sawtell Bequest, 1940.

The Karamea Venus revealed

An audience with Martin Creed

Martin Creed: "I want to try and be honest."

In which the famous contemporary artist sings, speaks and bleeds on stage for nearly five minutes.

The wonderland of contemporary Chinese art

East meets West at Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery in Eternity (2013) by Xu Zhen and Madeln Company. Buddhist images are transformed into the heads of Classical Greek sculptures in an artwork which crosses cultural boundaries.

Contemporary Chinese art - subversive, edgy and disturbing

Benny Tipene takes to Europe

Benny Tipene in Greece, one of his stop-offs on his European trip.

Benny Tipene set off on a European tour lately and Carly Thomas caught up with him for a bit of a chat.

Yarn bombers strike again

A member of Wooly Riot at work on the boulders at the Napier Rd entrance to the city.

Palmerston North's Woolly Riot have been bombing the city again...with wool.

Art out of a can

Street artist Kiran-X features in the exhibition On The Wall: Art At The Push Of A Button, at Upper Hutt's Expressions Gallery.

Street art moves away from the black hoodie dress code and three-in-the-morning starts.

Earthy inspirations in art

A series of new mixed media works, 'Bonanza', by Cam Munroe at Zimmerman Art Gallery.

Bonanza is the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery's latest exhibition from Cam Munroe.

Bonita Danger Doll - Las Vegas or bust

Bonita Danger Doll is heading to Las Vegas to compete in a burlesque competition.

Christchurch woman Bonita Danger Doll is a ''petrol head'' who loves drag racing and burlesque.

Exhibition spins a colourful yarn

Maureen Anderson, president of the Spinners and Weavers Guild, ahead of the annual exhibition at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts Gallery.

A Palmerston North exhibition puts some creative and colourful wares on show.

Memories made in music

Kathi Craig and the Showcase Singers are presenting a show full of favourites.

Some old favourites are among the musical repertoire for Palmerston North's Showcase Singers' upcoming show.

Words are her way

Amy Atkins' poem, Spinning Yarn.

Amy Atkins knows where she is going. She is young, ambitious and is rapidly filling up pages with words. Carly Thomas sat down with her to talk about her writing, her acting and the blank page of her future that is waiting to be filled. 

Beer and music combine

Sonic Delusion is coming to Palmerston North, launching a new beer and album.

Interpretive beer is a thing according to a band launching a brew and an album in Palmerston North.

Designer keeps entry close to heart

Cherryl Marriott's World of WearableArt entry, modelled by Ben Storey, ties a family connection to World War 1.

Cherryl Marriott says it was a privilege to see her World War 1 and Anzac Day-themed World of WearableArt entry appear on stage.

Growing up in an orphanage

Royce Elliott lived in a Mt Albert Methodist orphanage in the 1930s and 40s.

Royce Elliott has recorded his experiences of growing up in a Mt Albert Methodist orphanage in a new book.

Gallipoli on set

Dutch visitor Antoinette Sneeboer, 18, looking at the Lieutenant Spencer Wesmacott display at Gallipoli, The Scale of Our War exhibition at Te Papa.

Te Papa's Gallipoli exhibition is tipped to be its most popular show in history, drawing a high number of teens and twenty-somethings who wouldn't typically flock to a war exhibition.

Primates' stroke of genius on canvas video

Malu inside the sanctuary where she creates her art.

Melbourne Zoo's creative orangutans are producing fine artworks with prices pushing upwards of $2000.

All that glitters

Reuben Paterson's The Magnolia Myth at Paige Blackie Gallery.

New Zealand's glitter artist, Reuben Paterson, takes his practice a step further with his latest body of work completed in his new hometown of New Plymouth.

Sticking to her convictions

Veronica Herber.

Artist Veronica Herber takes coloured tape and uses Christchurch earthquake rubble to make works of art

Pipin' hot at WOW Awards

The Piper of the Lights outfit by Upper Hutt couple Chris and Gary Wilson won the reinvented uniform section at the World of WearableArts Awards.

A modern take on a Scottish kilt took top category honours for an Upper Hutt couple.

Heidi Klum falls for a snail

Heidi Klum just begged her partner to shell out more than $35,000 for a plastic what?

Heidi Klum's partner just shelled out how much for a plastic what?

15 minutes with Erin Forsyth

Auckland-based artist and gallerist, Erin Forsyth.

15 minutes with the artist and gallerist working on Auckland City Artweek, which celebrates the city's thriving art scene.

Building closer artistic relations

Michael Parekowhai's inflatable bunny Cosmo McMurtry is one New Zealand work that has already made its way across the Tasman to Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales.

FoNZA opens new doors for Kiwi artists

More than just a sign of hope

Martin Creed 's EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT's understated pessimism should connect perfectly with frustrated and ambitious Christchurch residents, believes Warren Feeney.

OPINION: Creed's Alright - art's equivalent of a Keep Calm and Carry On mug

Painted love

Matt Fennell's Untitled (mural), part of the Plastic Memory exhibition which is on display at The Colombo until October 11.

A new generation of artists are drawing on their childhood loves to make collectable works

Colour pops up on Coleman Mall

Artist Georgia Lambert has brought a burst of colour to Coleman Mall.

Palmerston North artist Georgia Lambert loves colour and she has added a splash of it to a vacant shop.

State of the Arts

Kiwi actor Bret McKenzie is digging himself into a hole in the video to The Phoenix Foundation's latest single Give Up Your Dreams

Dream role

WoW Wedding

Australian designer Svenja.

Australian designer and WOW entrant Svenja is getting married in Wellington today.

WOW winner announced gallery video

Judge Dame Suzie Moncreiff said the stage lighting hepled bring Nelson designer Peter Wakeman's World of WearableArt's supreme winner to life.

A Nelson design of stainless steel, wood and fibreglass has won WOW's top prize.

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