Arts

Pony tales inspire funny men video

Chris Parker explores the controversy around John Keys hair pulling through interpretive dance.

Finding inspiration from the Prime Minister's latest saga proves no problem for comedians or cartoonists.

WWI exhibition at St Paul's

One of the paintings, by Corporal Ernest Casey, that is showing in St Paul's as part of a WWI exhibition.

A Titahi Bay woman is the brains behind a World War I exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral.

Enormous rabbit consumes storefront

'Cosmo' by artist Michael Parekowhai has found a temporary home in New Regent Street. Sean Duxfield, Exhibitions and Collections team leader at Christchurch Art Gallery, puts on his whiskers.

Trams stopped so passengers could stare at a Christchurch street's newest resident.

Giant penguin put on ice

ROA's mural of a penguin on the Boulder Apparel building on Bridge St.

The eight-metre long Bridge St penguin mural is on the market seeking a loving owner.

POP: 'Art as an experience'

Members of the White Face Crew spring a surprise performance on unwitting pedestrians in Grey Lynn on Monday.

Full blown art immersion is taking over Auckland delighting locals with music, theatre and art.

Gibney's presence makes for guaranteed hit

Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien in The Killing Field - a well-layered police procedural.

REVIEW: Jane Clifton on television's The Killing Field

Antiquity or sham?

Warnings on a door in the carbon dating laboratory at GNS science in Lower Hutt.

From giving a vodka brand its name to exposing sham antiques, Christine Prior’s Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating laboratory is history’s timekeeper.

Making art, not war

Weta Workshop Founder and exhibition Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor with the larger than life Gallipoli machine gunners in the Te Papa exhibition.

How is $20 million worth of art reflecting New Zealand's history?

Interactive artwork honours Anzac Day

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Aucklanders have nine days to try and fill a football field-sized poppy with 59,000 metallic discs to honour Anzac Day.

Japanese vagina boat artist on trial

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, holds her artwork after a news conference following a court appearance.

A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity after making objects modelled on her vagina says that there was nothing wrong with her artwork.

Look back in anger

Once on Chunuk Bair director Jonathan Tucker on the set in the Invercargill Repertory Society's workshop.

Restaging the story of brutalised bravery is proving a passion project for Invercargill Repertory, writes Michael Fallow.

Fanfare takes shape

Project manager Aaron Kibblewhite is overseeing construction of one of the largest public art sculptures in New Zealand. Neil Dawson's 24-metre tall Fanfare sculpture will be complete by the end of May.

One of the largest sculptures in New Zealand is starting to take shape on the edge of Christchurch.

Controversial sculpture design

Artist's impression of $1.5 million Queens Wharf artwork the Parekowhai lighthouse.

A $1.5m sculpture of a "typical New Zealand house" is set to grace Auckland's Queens Wharf.

Art of War: Anzac cultural events

Letters from the Front at Bats Theatre uses real letter to and from soldiers in World War I.

There's an astonishing array of cultural events to mark the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day.

Hands off our treasures

Michael Stevenson's This is the Trekka was defaced by a visitor who drew a smiley face in pencil on the surface.

Visitors are getting too interactive with artworks at Te Papa, causing the most damage to the museum's artworks since 2003.

The other Band Aid bloke

Midge Ure plays a series of concerts around New Zealand for the first time since 1982.

Midge Ure - the man behind Vienna and Do They Know It's Christmas? - plays Wellington on Friday.

Sculpting Christchurch's future

British Artist Anthony Gormley with his work, Room, in London.

By year’s end, Christchurch will be Gormless no longer.

Pieces of eight in Te Papa exhibition

Gretchen Albrecht in front of In a Shower of Gold, 2011, acrylic on canvas, now on show as part of Te Papa’s Nga Toi/Arts Te Papa series of exhibitions.

Te Papa has again dug into its national collection of art to present eight new exhibitions.

Artworks up for sale for charity

Organiser of the Get Up Festival Jade Miller with some of the works that will up for auction.

Artworks created in the New Plymouth as part of an art festival will be auctioned to raise money for youth.

The light stuff

Expressions Gallery

Submergence, an art installation, has more than 6000 points of light suspended in a dense grid pattern in a black-painted gallery.

Artist coasting in Australia

Greer Townshend is a Palmerston North artist now based in Brisbane

After swapping the Manawatu for the Gold Coast, artist Greer Townshend has bagged a solo exhibition in Brisbane.

Dancing to his own 'toon

Artwork from Moth City.

Tim Gibson refused to take no for an answer. Nikki Macdonald finds tenacity paid off for the Wellington designer.

The light stuff

From left, Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell and Chris Bennewith among some of the 6000 points of light in their interactive installation at Expressions Whirinaki.

SUBMERGENCE, the work of UK digital artists Squidsoup, involves more than 6000 points of light suspended in a dense grid pattern in a black-painted gallery at Upper Hutt's Expressions Whirinaki. It's not a look-and-don't-touch installation. Squidsoup intends it to be interactive.

Ceramics swan to new home

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"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.

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