Black Grace reaches 20 year milestone

Black Grace are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a nationwide tour.

Black Grace are marking their 20 year anniversary with 20 unique shows.

Students inspired by Gallipoli

Liam Dabb and Tom Bennison are looking forward to the InterACT Disability Arts Festival.

The InterACT Disability Arts Festival kicks off on October 21 with Unitec students paying a special tribute to New Zealand's World War I sacrifice.

Bishop's Palace hot stop on heritage tour

The Bishop's Palace in its early days.

Tours of the historic St Mary's Bay building have been so popular that people have been turned away.

Buddhist Rain on tour

Blair Latham

Arts aficionados are in for a treat when the Buddhist Rain roadshow performs three southern concerts.

Art is the spice of life

Jonathan Ormrod

The White Room gallery is a year old and has brought back its first exhibiting artist, Jonathan Ormrod.

A clear future for COCA

The Centre of Contemporary Art has helped many local artists establish their careers, including the likes of  Neil Dawson, Bruce Edgar, Ross Marwick and Boyd Webb, who had their graduate exhibition from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts there in June, 1971.

COCA to reopen February 2016

Shakespeare popping in to Auckland

Miles Gregory (artistic director of Pop-Up Globe) explains the new pop-up theatre to Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

A pop-up replica of Shakespeare's Globe is coming to Auckland this summer.

Te Puni back where he belongs

Liz Mellish and Wellington City councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer are pleased the Te Puni portrait is back up at the council.

Wellington forefather and Maori chief Honiana Te Puni has regained his pride of place at the city council.

Waikato treasures gifted to museum

Trust Waikato chairman Niwa Nuri and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker discuss artist Dick Frizzell's work Pile of Stumps.

Waikato Museum celebrated a "significant milestone" with the gifting of a $1.9 million art and taonga collection to Hamilton City Council.

Colours come to life

Sam RB with her original paintings she plans to sell and display at the Toi Ora Gallery in Grey Lynn.

Three Kings creative Sam RB is proving her artistic skills are transferable.

A work that changed the landscape

Evelyn Page, Summer Morn, 1929. Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, E Rosa Sawtell Bequest, 1940.

The Karamea Venus revealed

An audience with Martin Creed

Martin Creed: "I want to try and be honest."

In which the famous contemporary artist sings, speaks and bleeds on stage for nearly five minutes.

The wonderland of contemporary Chinese art

East meets West at Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery in Eternity (2013) by Xu Zhen and Madeln Company. Buddhist images are transformed into the heads of Classical Greek sculptures in an artwork which crosses cultural boundaries.

Contemporary Chinese art - subversive, edgy and disturbing

Benny Tipene takes to Europe

Benny Tipene in Greece, one of his stop-offs on his European trip.

Benny Tipene set off on a European tour lately and Carly Thomas caught up with him for a bit of a chat.

Yarn bombers strike again

A member of Wooly Riot at work on the boulders at the Napier Rd entrance to the city.

Palmerston North's Woolly Riot have been bombing the city again...with wool.

Art out of a can

Street artist Kiran-X features in the exhibition On The Wall: Art At The Push Of A Button, at Upper Hutt's Expressions Gallery.

Street art moves away from the black hoodie dress code and three-in-the-morning starts.

Earthy inspirations in art

A series of new mixed media works, 'Bonanza', by Cam Munroe at Zimmerman Art Gallery.

Bonanza is the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery's latest exhibition from Cam Munroe.

Bonita Danger Doll - Las Vegas or bust

Bonita Danger Doll is heading to Las Vegas to compete in a burlesque competition.

Christchurch woman Bonita Danger Doll is a ''petrol head'' who loves drag racing and burlesque.

Exhibition spins a colourful yarn

Maureen Anderson, president of the Spinners and Weavers Guild, ahead of the annual exhibition at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts Gallery.

A Palmerston North exhibition puts some creative and colourful wares on show.

Memories made in music

Kathi Craig and the Showcase Singers are presenting a show full of favourites.

Some old favourites are among the musical repertoire for Palmerston North's Showcase Singers' upcoming show.

Words are her way

Amy Atkins' poem, Spinning Yarn.

Amy Atkins knows where she is going. She is young, ambitious and is rapidly filling up pages with words. Carly Thomas sat down with her to talk about her writing, her acting and the blank page of her future that is waiting to be filled. 

Beer and music combine

Sonic Delusion is coming to Palmerston North, launching a new beer and album.

Interpretive beer is a thing according to a band launching a brew and an album in Palmerston North.

Designer keeps entry close to heart

Cherryl Marriott's World of WearableArt entry, modelled by Ben Storey, ties a family connection to World War 1.

Cherryl Marriott says it was a privilege to see her World War 1 and Anzac Day-themed World of WearableArt entry appear on stage.

Growing up in an orphanage

Royce Elliott lived in a Mt Albert Methodist orphanage in the 1930s and 40s.

Royce Elliott has recorded his experiences of growing up in a Mt Albert Methodist orphanage in a new book.

Gallipoli on set

Dutch visitor Antoinette Sneeboer, 18, looking at the Lieutenant Spencer Wesmacott display at Gallipoli, The Scale of Our War exhibition at Te Papa.

Te Papa's Gallipoli exhibition is tipped to be its most popular show in history, drawing a high number of teens and twenty-somethings who wouldn't typically flock to a war exhibition.

Primates' stroke of genius on canvas video

Malu inside the sanctuary where she creates her art.

Melbourne Zoo's creative orangutans are producing fine artworks with prices pushing upwards of $2000.

All that glitters

Reuben Paterson's The Magnolia Myth at Paige Blackie Gallery.

New Zealand's glitter artist, Reuben Paterson, takes his practice a step further with his latest body of work completed in his new hometown of New Plymouth.

Sticking to her convictions

Veronica Herber.

Artist Veronica Herber takes coloured tape and uses Christchurch earthquake rubble to make works of art

Pipin' hot at WOW Awards

The Piper of the Lights outfit by Upper Hutt couple Chris and Gary Wilson won the reinvented uniform section at the World of WearableArts Awards.

A modern take on a Scottish kilt took top category honours for an Upper Hutt couple.

Heidi Klum falls for a snail

Heidi Klum just begged her partner to shell out more than $35,000 for a plastic what?

Heidi Klum's partner just shelled out how much for a plastic what?

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