Beautiful photos shine light on NZ

New Zealand Geographic photographer of the year Peter Quinn.

Photos of whitebaiters, the Tuhoe iwi and NZ's nightlife win Peter Quinn NZ Geographic award.

Manhattan transfer

Alice Hutchison traded life in the vibrant art world of New York and Los Angeles for Masterton.

So, what does Masterton have that Manhattan doesn't? Art curator and writer Alice Hutchison knows.

Erin Simpson, the artist

Boots and all: Erin Simpson is often seen working on her family’s Te Kauwhata farm, where she also creates her striking illustrations.

You will have seen her on your television screens in some capacity over the past decade, and now her work will be gracing a gallery near you some time in the near future too.

Sistine chapel dazzles

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel has had a lighting makeover.

In the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines brighter.

Ethics not politics behind decision

NICKY HAGER: The author was picked as a specialist adviser to artist Simon Denny whose project Secret Power will represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale.

Ethics – not politics – appear to be behind a prominent art patron’s decision to reallocate her financial support for Nicky Hager at the Venice Biennale.

Goldie fetches season high

Goldie's portrait of Wharekauri Tahuna was sold in Auckland.

A painting by NZ artist Charles Frederick Goldie fetches the highest price of the 2014 auction season.

Lilburn's legacy honoured

DISTANT SOUND: Composer Douglas Liblurn is captured in 1942 in a portrait by Leo Bensenmann.

Douglas Lilburn isn't a household name but is set to join the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

Kiwi teen courted by English National Ballet

TOP PARI: Kiwiw ballerina Vida Polakov, with dance partner Cooper Cridland Hayes, has the world at her pointed feet.

A former Coromandel teen has taken out one of the world's biggest ballet prizes for young people.

Goldie paintings expected to fetch $1m

Goldie paintings

Three paintings by New Zealand artist Charles Frederick Goldie are expected to fetch $1 million at an Auckland art auction tomorrow.

Something for everyone gallery

Artist Giovanni da Bologna's "Virgin and Child" is seen at the Galeri G. Sartie exhibition stand at the Frieze Masters in London.

Since it began in 2003, Frieze London has grown to become one of the world's largest art events.

Tuwhare's legacy comes home


Hone Tuwhare's legacy arrives home today, with New Zealand's third Koha for the Crib in Dunedin tonight.

No mug's game


Kim Knight discovers why Kiwi potters are all fired up about their craft.

What Amal will do next


Amal Alamuddin, the new "Mrs Clooney", has her first post-wedding job – and it's a doozy.

The girl in the bubble


Christchurch contortionist Lucia Carbines squeezes herself inside a perspex bubble atop a high wire in the glittering show Empire.

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki dies


Much-loved New Zealand art curator, academic, and historian Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki has died.