Arts

Shakespeare play as ballet

The painted interior dome of the Isaac Theatre Royal which depicts A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned choreographer Liam Scarlett to create A Midsummer Night's Dream ballet.

Artist's ironic approach to flag designs

Artist Katharine Maude with two of her flag designs.

An artist is expressing her political views through alternative flag designs.

Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Puppet Fiction heads to Edinburgh

Wellington puppeteer Jon Coddington.

There are plenty of strings attached for one Wellington barista's fringe passion project.

Concert hits bum note for Marvelly

'Comedy of errors', Lizzie Marvelly

THE 'Celebrate 75' Civic Theatre anniversary concert has been blasted as a "comedy of errors" by co-host Lizzie Marvelly. 

Riverlea Theatre agree to land sale despite claims of unfair treatment

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the land underneath Hamilton's Riverlea Theatre.

City councillors will be asked to approve a conditional sale and purchase agreement for land underneath Riverlea Theatre.

Photographing the Len Lye Centre gallery

Len Lye file

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is already becoming one of, if not, the most photographed buildings in the city.

Getting personal with paint

Kirsty Porter's upcoming exhibition deals with the subject matter of people.

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

Top trio tour the country

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

Cradle of Filth: T-shirt exhibition 'weird'

British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, creators of rock's most controversial clothing item.

In February a T-shirt on display at Canterbury Museum shocked not only Christchurch but the band behind it.

City welcomes Len Lye Centre

Violet Jackson, 4, was among the thousands of  people to marvel at the Len Lye Centre during its opening weekend.

New Plymouth's much-anticipated art museum opened at the weekend and proved to be a hit.

Len Lye Centre opening

20072015 NEWS Charlotte Curd//Fairfax. generic. Walkabout at Len lye centre. The new Len Lye is probably New Plymouths most photographed building at the moment. everyone is down there getting snaps.

Welcome to our live coverage of the opening of the multi million-dollar Len Lye Centre.

Locals get touchy with new gallery

Auckland Interior designer Brett Ryan checks out the new Len Lye Centre.

New Plymouth's super-shiny Len Lye Centre almost lost its sheen thanks to grubby handprints.

The Len Lye Centre complete gallery video

Curator Paul Brobbel stands inside the completed Len Lye Centre.

The much-anticipated, multi-million dollar Len Lye Centre is officially complete and will open its doors to the public on Saturday.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

What's our painting worth?

Aigantighe Art Gallery gallery manager Cara Fitzgerald admires Simpson and his Donkey by artist Horace Moore-Jones in the permanent collection. Another version of the painting sold for more than $400,000 at auction in Auckland recently.

Timaru has its own version of the iconic Simpson and his Donkey war painting which sold at auction for $420,000 earlier this week in Auckland.

Carmen's stroll down memory lane video

Borni te Rongopai Tukiwaho is playing Carmen Rupe in a play staged for Wellington's 150th anniversary. Page Turners also features four other Wellingtonians: James K Baxter, Nancy Wake, Te Rauparaha and Robin Hyde.

Wellingtonians could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into a 1970s time warp.

Famous photos in Manawatu

Sub-Saharan Mali 1997, blowing sand from a dry lake bed clings to an eight-month-old baby as mother and children nap.

National Geographic's exhibition of its 50 most famous photos is coming to Te Manawa.

Memories in the medium of paint

Tim Croucher's new exhibition draws inspiration from his Manawatu upbringing.

Te Manawa's new exhibiting artist Tim Croucher was inspired by his early years in Manawatu.

Opera comes back to town

A dress rehearsal for Madama Butterfly at the Isaac Theatre Royal this week.

NZ Opera's production of Madama Butterfly will premiere at the restored Isaac Theatre Royal on Thursday.

Simpson and his Donkey sells video

The largest version of the iconic painting, originally known as Simpson and his Donkey, has sold at auction in Auckland for $420,000.

Iconic World War I painting Simpson and his Donkey sells at auction for $420,000.

No rubbish outfits here

Lynfield College students Rebecca Fleming-Yates, Miyuki Gale, Sophia May, Ale Netane and Andrew Huang in their outfits completely made of recycled material.

You can find almost anything in the trash. But would you look there for fashion?

Banksy does New York

An artwork by British artist Banksy in the Coney Island area of New York City was part of his informal month-long residency in the city.

It started with a photograph posted on a website and ended in a media frenzy, a piece of living street theatre and condemnation from the Mayor of New York.

Songs 'filled with fun and mischief'

Lady Rizo plays a mix of clever originals and songs made famous by the greats.

When American cabaret star Lady Rizo steps on stage she’s in charge.

The classics re-imagined

Palmerston North pianist Chris Dann will be fronting this month's Te Manawa Concert Series.

This month's Te Manawa Concert Series takes a new look at classical music from a jazz perspective.

Palmerston North art praised by IHC Art Award

Trevor Nye is a finalist at the IHC Art Awards and his painting of a boat was inspired by his love of travelling.

Trevor Nye has made it through to the finals of the IHC Art Awards and is hoping he can come up tops at the final.

State of the Arts

The scenic backdrop to the McLaren Falls Festival.

Boon for writers

Review: Opus Orchestra delights with Mendelssohn and Mozart

Opus Orchestra, now such a talented and unitary musical collective, gave Friday night's audience an evening to savour.

REVIEW: When an audience is engaged in excited chat before a concert it signals a wonderful anticipation of pleasure.

Mars flag wins award

National contemporary Art Award judge Aaron Kreisler with the winning entry Pioneer City Flag

Clever use of media brings art here and now.

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