Arts

Two battle for survival

Survivor NZ contestant Avi Duckor-Jones

Pair from Wellington beat out more than 8000 contestants to hit the jungle

Comedian follows in Clarke's footsteps

Comedian Rhys Mathewson says he has learned to "harness" the anxieties of being a comedian.

At just 26 it's still early days for comedian Rhys Mathewson.

Matariki-inspired waka sculpture

Lighting and sound on the sculpture will change based on information from a network of sensors.

An interactive steel structure is planned for Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct.

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

Knitting goes down rabbit hole

Jacinta Stevenson does plus-sized knitting, the DIY market is one revenue stream, and finished products are also ...

Rogue knitting on a large scale.

Flowers to light up at show

The Queenstown Gardens were illuminated during the LUMA festival in 2016.

This year's light festival will include the 150th year Queenstown Gardens' commemoration.

Shakespeare meets steampunk

Titania Queen of the Fairies summons her fairies, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth and Pease-blossom in Hutt Repertory ...

A new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream opens it up to people of all ages.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Dancers delight video

The eyes have it: Kunaratnam Velautham, Artistic Director of Vehaara Arts Dance Studio.

Colourful performers, exotic peacocks and fierce fighters came together to celebrate diversity.

Big words, big pictures, bigger ideas

Teju Cole will be in Auckland for next month's Writers Festival.

Sharp-eyed essayist and photographer Teju Cole brings his brilliant powers of observation to Auckland.

Phill Jupitus: I might die in NZ

Phill Jupitus will perform in Auckland on 1 May.

"I'm 54 years old and I weigh 300 pounds. Anything could happen," jokes comic giant.

Sue Paterson's 'extraordinary' life

Sue Paterson has been instrumental in shaping the country's arts scene, managing everything from contemporary dance ...

Arts manager Sue Paterson has spent a lifetime toiling behind the scenes to ensure drama stays only on the stage.

Art gallery slammed as 'elitist'

The Papakura Art Gallery opened at its current site in 1995.

A community art gallery has become too "elitist", local leaders say amid dropping visitor numbers.

Virgin in a condom

Counter-protesters during a demonstration about Tania Kovats' Virgin in a Condom exhibit at Te Papa, in 1998. Playing ...

A statue just 7.5cm high played God against the devil and made some question if our national museum belongs to us all.

Artist spreads her wings

Kapiti artist Vanessa Owens with Kapiti Adventures of Sammy the Seal - the first of what she hopes will be a five-part ...

Kapiti artist lends drawing talent to Michael Peryer's children's book about a fur seal.

Statue for Hamilton's leading lady

Dame Hilda Ross made her mark in social welfare, the arts, and politics.

The Hamilton icon may also get a central city street named after her.

The art of war in Wellington

Portraits of real New Zealand veterans by Matt Gauldie take unexpected guises.

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

Fences trump walls

The top prize went to Auckland's Jill Godwin for her work called The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls.

An art competition winner used no.8 wire for her message.

World's best comedy festivals

Street performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

Ready for some laughs? Here are the world's top 10 comedy festivals.

Library cat inspires $25,000 statue

Benjamin at Devonport Library reading up on mice.

The death of a beloved village resident has led to ambitious commemoration plans.

Terrified of pterodactyls

Comedian Patch Lambert will be performing at Bats Theatre from May 2 to 6.

Billy T nominee Patch Lambert has come a long way since he imagined pterodactyls flying around his childhood home

Environmental art at Arataki

Mandy Patmore's artwork is displayed at the Arataki Visitor Centre until April 30 as part of her exhibition called Nohanga.

 Reclaimed timber and old maps are canvases for a new exhibition at Arataki Visitor Centre.

'A Chorus Line' finds its golden glow

The golden finale from "A Chorus Line"

Richard Mays reviews the Manawatu production of "A Chorus Line", which is a fundraiser for the Arohanui Hospice.

Singing the songs of the seas

NZ Music Hall of Fame member Moana Maniapoto stars in the show "My Name is Moana", featuring at Centre Stage on Friday ...

From pubs in the Arctic circle to Borneo rainforests, Moana Maniapoto has played it all.

For the love of Latin

Susan Schmidt and Henning Schmidt.

Marlborough dancers start the new term with a salsa party.

Disemboweled crayfish mural 'ghastly' video

Queenstown-based street artist Tess Sheerin's large crayfish mural in Takapuna, Auckland, is part of a series of outdoor ...

Street art of unscrewed garbage-filled crayfish too gross for some who say they should have been consulted.

Exhibition celebrates pottery and passion

Pamella Annsouth at her Waikanae studion

Love poems from the 1970s feature in a new art exhibition.

Making plans

Christina Read: Quilt for my bed (detail).

 Artist Christina Read's Christchurch exhibition is about making, and breaking, plans.

Communities sew peace in poppies

The Peace Poppy Project displays photographs of people participating over the past six years.

"The trauma of war still exists in living memory, it is still continuing because we haven't learned yet," said Peace Poppy Project founder Cristina Beth.

Wade Goddard's images of war

Wade Goddard.

Kiwi photographer Wade Goddard captured the heartbreak of the Yugoslav Wars.

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