Arts

'Priceless' paintings recovered video

Director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum Axel Ruger (C) poses next to paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, ...

Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse.

Wellington artist wins Walters Prize

Shannon Te Ao won the Walters Prize with this video work, two shoots that stretch far out, 2013-14.

Something "mysterious and wholly unexpected" has happened with New Zealand's biggest art prize.

Maggie Barry, happy hunter

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says her first year at Parliament was a struggle putting up with abuse from "people I ...

"To save the things that you love, you have to kill a lot of other things."

Lux light festival presents Glade video

Spores, by Sam Lewis, for Glade.

Lux light festival's latest creation merges science with art, presenting free tours of secret indoor exhibitions.

Guts and gore at the fore

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a murderous 19th-century barber who conspires with a local baker.

A handful of unusual ingredients are proving essential in the staging of a gruesome opera production.

Dancers drop everything for role in Billy Elliot

From left, Aria Ferris, Maddie McCarthy and Olivia Carr-Manoit who star in the upcoming production of Billy Elliot the ...

Some of the dancers in Billy Elliot the Musical moved cities and dropped out of school for a spot in the show.

'Under the Mountain' set creator dies video

1981's classic TV series 'Under The Mountain', whose sets were created by Stones when he was
South Pacific's head of design.

Anthony Stones' sculptures are known and loved around the country.

Students glowing about Artweek

The exterior of the octagon structure has been kept deliberately simple, to give the inside more 'shock'.

Architecture students bring their structure "off the page" and into Artweek's Glow show in Devonport.

Students inspired by WOW

Chief hair designer Cherie McIntyre checks in on WelTec hairdressing student Casper-Rose Marama backstage at WOW.

Sixty WelTec hairdressing and makeup artistry students are working backstage at WOW.

Art of animals exhibition

A sculpture by Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw

The work of Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw goes on show October 14.

Iron woven sculptures open

Sculptor Jeff Thomson is known for his large scale corrugated iron, steel and wire pieces. His exhibition of recent ...

Sculptor Jeff Thomson's work is on show as part of the HB Arts Festival

Park shade work of art

A shade structure in the revamped Havelock North Village Green designed by David Trubridge.

The design of the new shade structure depicts Te Mata peak

Proud of her queen

Louisa Paterson's colourful creations.

Louisa Paterson   A Queen and Her Two Ladies, has helped her reach the finals of Wellington's World of WearableArt.

Taking art to the hills gallery

Artist Eric Brew in his Apiti studio.

Artist Eric Brew has found a space in Apiti to call his own.

Founders Theatre debate

Hamilton's Founders Theatre has been closed since March this year due to health and safety concerns.

A decision on the fate of Hamilton's disused Founders Theatre might not happen this year.

Looking back on Bayswater with Baseball

Baseball depicts a teenagers point of view of growing up in the North Shore, from an adult perspective.

Looking back at childhood, through an adult's film lens.

Family show brings double the laughs

The White Face Crew in Double Derelicts. From Left:  Tupua Tigafua, Justin Haiu and Jarod Rawiri.

 Shortland Street star brings his family show to Palmerston North.

Jim Jefferies tour delayed

Jim Jefferies won't be touring NZ in October anymore.

Comedian's October NZ tour pushed back until January 2017.

Photography exhibition a first

Photographer Rachael Smith is about to open her first photography exhibition.

Photographer Rachael Smith is about to open her eclectic photography exhibition for the first time.

The bumpy road of middle age video

Deliah Hannah and Shane Cortese are starring in State Highway 48.

Shane Cortese and Delia Hannah are stomping the stage together in a brand new musical.

'Uncomfortable' work wins review

Beverly Rhodes' "haunting" Holding on and Letting Go was an award winner.

An Upper Hutt artist has won the overall prize at the Wellington Regional Arts Review,

Bowie art collection arrives in NY

David Bowie died earlier this year.

Contemporary art collection of late rock star David Bowie previewed ahead of sale.

Lee Howell presents the Kingsland Project

Photographer Lee Howell gave up being a Formula One mechanic for photography.

The freelance photographer's documentation on Kingsland will go on display this Thursday.

Back to the Suter video

Suter Art gallery director Julie Catchpole and chair Craig Potton in the Memorial Gallery with a sculpture by Graham Bennett.

After a two year, $12 million revamp, Nelson's Suter Art Gallery is finally ready to reopen its doors.

Te Manawa throws roaring soiree

A prowling dinosaur was one of the more eye-catching attendees mingling at the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition's opening ...

Robotics bring dinosaurs to life at Te Manawa's Dinosaur Encounter.

Creative Waikato turns five

The Huntly West Shops Revitalisation Project was another endeavour facilitated by Creative Waikato.

Arts and the way to foster it for the region's creative advocates.

A life without barriers

Lisette Wesseling, soprano and braille advocate, has died.

Soprano and braille advocate Lisette Wesseling lived a life without limits, writes Bess Manson.

Painting ruins

Crypnz, 2012, New Brighton

Why graffiti and street art have played such an important role in post-earthquakes Christchurch

Choreographer Michael Parmenter: At the pinnacle of his craft

Dancer and choreographer Michael Parmenter's current passion is tango.

Michael Parmenter's experience on a Japanese mountainside helped forge his commitment to dance.

Len Lye looks to donations

The Len Lye Centre has had 151,417 visitors through its doors in the first year.

Would you donate more than seven cents to visit an International art gallery?

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