Arts

Ceramics swan to new home

27032015 News photo: Chris Skelton / Fairfax NZ
"Te Toi Uku", or the Art of Clay museum is the culmination of 10 years of work to preserve a precious collection of Crown Lynn crockery and west Auckland's clay making roots.

Crown Lynn’s white swan vases are set to be the centrepiece of a new museum housing a collection of Kiwi crown jewels.

Cult of celebrity a thriller

King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) 2005. Installation View - Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

Why are Michael Jackson fans are performing his hit album Thriller at Wellington's City Gallery?

Noted photographer dies, age 106

Gladys Goodall aged 97 gets ready to take a ride in a motorcycle sidecar from Age Concerns headquarters in Cashel Street to mark International Older Persons Day.

Few people saw New Zealand the way 106-year-old Gladys Goodall did.

Gallipoli painting sells for $220k

SOLD: Simpson and his donkey was auctioned in Auckland.

Son of the medic depicted in iconic Gallipoli painting was present when it sold at auction to private buyer.

Passion play full of Pacific flavour

JESUS RESURRECTED: From left: John played by Seto Uti, Jesus played by Andrew Malele, Peter played by Pio Iosefo, James played by Pio Faalogo and director Ross Jennings.

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

Anzac painting to be sold at auction

UP FOR AUCTION: Simpson and his donkey will go under the hammer in an Auckland auction.

A symbolic painting showing the courage and commitment of Anzac soldiers could fetch up to $200,000 at auction.

Google pushing to preserve street art

WORMHOLE: A mural in Melbourne by Wellington-based street artists BMD depicts a wormhole to Bali.

Google Art Project's Street Art collection has doubled in size since it launched last June, featuring more than 10,000 images.

The quickfire brushstrokes of a genius video

Max Gimblett Workshops

World-renowned Kiwi painter Max Gimblett returns home to run workshops in Auckland.

Showing cheap Ikea art to experts

ANOTHER REASON TO WANT AN IKEA STORE: Apparently the art is super good.

Here's another reason to want an Ikea store in NZ - apparently the art is really good.

Street art as fine art?

TAGS TO RICHES: The Panic Room by French artist Tilt at the YMCA.

OPINION: Relocating an art form from the street to a gallery is problematic.

Fringe festivals are magical things

Dancer Rosa Strati is one of the performers in Presence, one of 23 arts events that comprise the just-started Hamilton Fringe Festival.

OPINION: I'm writing this from a high window overlooking the Pacific Ocean, whipped up by a storm.

Artist fights for Aotearoaland

NOT HAPPY: Northland artist Lester Hall is in a legal spat with surfing clothing giant Billabong over the use of one of his artworks.

Kiwi artist is accusing surfwear giant Billabong of stealing one of his ideas.

McQueen honoured by London show

One of the 240 outfits typifying McQueen's distinctive and occasionally bizarre style.

Stars turned out to honour the late "enfant terrible" of British fashion, Alexander McQueen.

Knitter challenges thinking

THOUGHT-PROVOKING MESSAGE: Arielle Walker is exhibiting knitted artworks with a social message as part of White Night Remuera.

Artist's colourful knitted blankets are a comment on the throwaway nature of consumer culture.

Bridge shines a light on Auckland video

There are major traffic delays on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland's harbour bridge is lighting up and getting musical in celebration of the city's 175th anniversary.

Fringe offers smorgasbord of arts

Dancer Rosa Strati is one of the performers in Presence, one of 23 arts events that comprise the just-started Hamilton Fringe Festival.

Cheap, quality entertainment featuring some of the big names of tomorrow.

Record price for McIntyre painting

Above expectations: Dunbar Sloane director Helena Walker with Maori Family, East Cape by Peter McIntyre, which sold for $129,000 on Wednesday evening.

A painting by renowned New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre has fetched a record price at auction in Wellington.

Colouring the troops video

INTRICATE: Darcy Perry of the Hamilton Immortals Miniature Wargaming Club  paints a  tiny Turkish soldier for the  Peter Jackson World War 1 Great War Exhibition.

Blues musician Darcy Perry is helping Sir Peter Jackson recreate a battle scene for a Great War Exhibition.

Revel in remastered Rembrandts

INSPIRED: Boyd Klap gets ready for the Rembrandt exhibition he is bringing to Wellington.

The passage of a digital Rembrandt exhibition to New Zealand is thanks to the president of the NZ Netherlands Foundation.

Meteor in high demand

ON THE UP: One Victoria Trust chair Dr William Farrimond.

Private ownership of the Meteor Theatre proves to be a commercial blockbuster.

Mob mentality

FACE OF A KILLER: Shane Harrison, a convicted murderer featured in Rotman's 'Mongrel Mob Portraits'.

After creating controversy last year, Jono Rotman is preparing for an even bigger exhibition of photographs of Mongrel Mob members.

Celebrating 40 years of Polyfest

CELEBRATIONS: Nga Puna o Waiorea from Western Springs College opened the launch of the 40th Polyfest with an explosive performance.

The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

Sculpture symposium to close

NOT THIS TIME: Tirau sculpture Trish Looney works on her creation at last year's Matamata Sculpture Symposium.

Matamata will not ring to the sound of sculptors' tools this week after it's long-running sculpture symposium was cancelled because of a lack of sculptors.

Len Lye Centre unveiled

SHINE ON: Workers remove the protective coating from some of the reflective panels on the Len Lye Centre.

The mirror-like surface on New Plymouth's multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre is being uncovered today.

Auckland celebrates the arts

SPECTACULAR: Groupe F's new show will open this year;'s Auckland Arts Festival.

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off this Wednesday. Discover the shows you won't want to miss.

Stolen Picasso found in US mail

1911 painting La Coiffeuse or The Hairdresser, by Pablo Picasso.

A Picasso painting missing from Paris for more than a decade resurfaced in the United States mail.

Douglas Wright's grand finale

DOUGLAS WRIGHT:  " I make the work to make myself delighted or horrified or bored in parts."

After every work, the acclaimed choreographer tells himself it's the last. This time is different.

The creature creator

'DINOSAUR NERD’: Sonny Tilders, the creator of the show’s dinosaurs.

Sonny Tilders is the creative genius behind the giant dinos that stalk the stage in Walking With Dinosaurs.

City needs to 'step up'

AND STILL THEY CAME: The Trust Waikato Sunset Symphony was one of the very few Hamilton Garden Arts Festival shows affected by inclement weather, yet even it was well attended.

It's the flagship arts event in Hamilton and it is simply not sustainable.

'Visionary' founder celebrated

AGED ENTERTAINERS: Arms waving, legs flailing, the Hip Op-eration Crew shows the New Zealander of the Year audience how to hip hop with attitude.

Billie Jordan's vision started as a flash mob of senior citizens and ended up as a world renowned dance crew.

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