Arts

Artist loves going home to work

Artist Lisa Reihana at her home in Freeman's Bay.

Sitting in her cosy home in Freeman's Bay, artist Lisa Reihana​ says there is nothing quite like the feeling of going to her Henderson studio to work.

Timaru talents raise funds for youth

On the far left is dance teacher Janelle Richardson with two of her students, from left, Suraya Johnstone, 6, and Tahlia ...

Turning her annual concert into a talent quest is one way a Timaru dance teacher is helping fund a youth centre.

Swat away $560,000 on art

This Banksy artwork can be all your's for $560,000.

Rare Banksy piece on display for the first time in a decade.

IHC artists reach finals

Sonia Townley's artwork which was selected as a finalist in the IHC Art Awards 2016.

Kaikoura's artists remain at the forefront of the arts world, with two IHC artists named as finalists in the IHC Art Awards this year.

A picture of Auckland gallery

'Pop's Desk' was judged the winning image of this year's Nikon Auckland Photo Day.

Family, sporting and domestic scenes shine in 24-hour photo competition.

Lindauer forger eludes police

The portrait said to be of Hamiora Maioha, purportedly by Gottfried Lindauer but now known to be a forgery, was snapped ...

Investigation fails to discover who faked a painting that cost the Alexander Turnbull Library $75,000.

Leaving the comfort zone

Artist Sheyne Tuffery with his plywood work 'Cloak', now on show at the Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim.

Sheyne Tuffery pushes the boat out with Blenheim exhibition

NZ artists flown to Guam by Air Force

A performance of kapa haka during the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam.

Kiwi artists attended an arts festival in Guam courtesy of $887,000 public funding and Air Force planes.

Contemporary and classic illustrations

Gallery director Cressida Bishop with an illustration by Phoebe Morris, from First to the Top by David Hill.

Bright and beautiful drawings from popular children's books are on display at a new exhibition.

Weaving love and art

Erenora Puketapu-Hetet weaving one of the many cloaks she made in her lifetime.

Celebrating the legacy of master weavers who helped revive the beautiful Maori art.

Kiwi impresses Prince's town video

Hoete revealed the eight-metre mural to hundreds of fans in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Prince's hometown.

He's captured a giant Steven Adams, now Graham Hoete has painted Prince in Minnesota.

Good night and good luck

Ronnie van Hout's latest sculptural offering to Christchurch, Quasi, has quickly achieved what the Christchurch Art ...

OPINION: As a gesture of defiance, Ronnie van Hout's latest work is worth every cent and very, very Freudian.

Spark arts fest has varied line-up

Designer Emily Miller-Sharma is the brains behind fashion labels Liam and Ruby and is one of the guests at this year's ...

Luminaries from music, media, arts and design industries will feature in festival.

Missing painting baffles artist

Artist Marilyn Andrews with a computer image of her missing painting.

A $6000 art heist or a misplaced masterpiece? Either way, Marilyn Andrews wants her painting back.

Press photos put world in focus

Nature, 2nd prize stories: A Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighter holds two ivory tusks. Ivory is a means of financing ...

From exploding volcanoes to ivory hunters to refugees, the world's best photo journalism freezes an instant of life.

Key gets rugged up gallery

Prime Minister John Key is looking pretty good for his 54 years, and his curtains are in fact matching his carpet.

Framed carpet showing naked Prime Minister could be just what you need to break the ice at your next dinner party.

A tale of two Scribes

Cheerful chap: Scribe.

Like the title says, this is a tale of two Scribes.

Q&A: Everest Untold

Everest Untold is on in New Plymouth in July.

An extraordinary, but little-known story of the 1953 Everest expedition is coming to New Plymouth.

15 Minutes With: Peter Thomas

Conductor Peter Thomas is baton-ing down the hatches for another Last Night Of The Proms.

Last Night Of The Proms has become an annual event on the Auckland Symphony Orchestra's calendar.  We chat to conductor Peter Thomas.

Tourists walk on water in Italy

A woman walks on the installation 'The Floating Piers'/

Visitors are flocking to the newly opened floating pier and say it's "like strolling on a sunbeam".

WOW artist escorts entry from America video

World Of WearableArt designer Sean Purucker of the United States with the WOW 2015 design Primary Sunset,  he created ...

With the cut off date for WOW entries looming one US-based artist flew his garment to Nelson to make it in time.

Furry friends' river adventure

Author and illustrator Esther Van Kuyk has published her first children's book, A Tale of Two Friends.

Esther Van Kuyk has been creating imaginary worlds since she first picked up a pencil.

State of the Arts

Te Rongo Kirkwood's korowai (cloak) Te Kaahu Pokere – The Evening of Life

Art at museum

Hairspray 'storm' offers lessons for all video

For all its bouncy music and lyrics, Hairspray is a musical with a message, something that Showbiz Christchurch perhaps ...

OPINION: Showbiz was effectively damned if it did and damned if it didn't over Hairspray casting

New Modigliani find claim

The disputed artwork bears stylistic similarities to the artist's other works including the pictured Jeune homme roux assis.

It's a story almost too fantastical to be true.

Fat activist to photograph nude Kiwis

"They are tasteful images of people who have relationships with their body that the rest of us may envy."

Substantia Jones is on a campaign to stop fat shaming, and Kiwis are lining up to help.

Sex workers' group to benefit from exhibition

New Zealand Prostitues' Collective members Amber Davis, Annah Pickering and Jazz Ataahua with artist Katy Soljak and ...

Sex workers have had a sneak preview of paintings in an exhibition soon to open on Waiheke.

A time and place: The Big Sing in Invercargill

James Hargest College choir Ancora, directed by Lesley Little, performing at the Big Sing on Thursday night.

Filing out on to the stage of the Civic Theatre, the choir members' heartbeats are thundering in their chests.

Turning the audience into actors

Kip Chapman is drawn to magical, large scale productions.

Immersive theatre pioneer believes local companies need to "pull up their socks" to compete with film and TV

Next level farm fashion video

A warrior style outfit was one of 40 entries in the Ag Art Wear competition for 2016.

'I didn't expect there to be one that kind of looks like a barn.'

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