Arts

Monet, Van Gogh works seized

Van Gogh's La Maison de Vincent Areles is one of several paintings thought to be part of a major money-laundering operation.

Swiss authorities seize more than $1b paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Post-it Pokemon

Pikachu completes the trio. thought some students have asked for Charmander.

Is that Pikachu in the window of a uni library?

Prepare yourselves, Disney fans video

The Magic Ice Festival involves characters from a raft of Disney favourites.

A massive Disney On Ice mash-up has arrived in New Zealand.

Kiwi takes operation to heart

Jeremy Scott takes a break after cycling through a sandstorm in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Iran.  The hottest land ...

He survived an attack by a hired-assasin in Iran, was robbed in Cambodia and escaped the drug mafia in the Philippines. 

$170k to play poker with Jonah Hill?

Would you go up against this poker face to help Leonardo DiCaprio's charity cause?

It's the celebrity auction to end them all - a weird collection of high art, and wacky experiences - but who exactly paid for this stuff?

Edge is NZ's top radio station

Jay-Jay and Dom Harvey's show on The Edge has helped it retain its spot as the country's most popular radio station.

More Kiwis have their dials tuned in to Jay-Jay, Dom and co than any other station.

Big questions after tragedy

Actors Claire Dougan and Jatinder Singh during rehearsals for Centrepoint Theatre's upcoming production of The Events.

 Carly Thomas has a look at Centrepoint Theatre's dark and confronting upcoming play.

What's with all the Post-its?

Invictus Tattoo Studio owner Jack Kirwan plans on creating an Elvis or James Dean out of Post-it Notes next.

Eight-by-eight centimetre, sticky stationery is taking over the Waikato.

Titirangi artist wants to bring his sculpture back home

An image of what Semisi Potauaine's sculpture Manuesina will look like when displayed as part of the 2017 Headlands ...

West Auckland artist has been selected to display his sculpture as part of the 2017 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf.

West Auckland toasts to the centenary of Babich Wines

Joe Babich holding a glass of his favourite wine.

"There is something special about the taste and texture of a good Pinot Noir. It is my favourite wine. Although, I must say chardonnay is pretty nice too."

State of the Arts

New Zealand-born musician Leila Adu, who, among other things, teaches music to prisoners in Brooklyn, New York, has ...

The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of the arts and entertainment.

Student builds buggy from scratch

Bevan Tucker's very own handmade beach buggy.

Two-and-a-half years in the making, Auckland Grammar student Bevan Tucker has finished building his own working car.

Bowie's Basquiat (and others) on sale video

David Bowie's art collection is about to go on sale.

 The musician was an avid art collector. Now that collection is for sale.

Local artist's round paintings bring environmental issues full circle

Artist Jessica Ellis says environmental issues should matter to young people.

When the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened in 2011 Jessica Ellis was still at art school.

LLC criticism rejected

Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters) is coming back to the Len Lye Centre.

 It took more than a decade of wrangling to make the Len Lye Centre a reality. Now that it's here one of the big questions on everyone's lips is why isn't there more. Jim Tucker reports.

Film compares now with then

Former Timaru woman Amanda Newall comments on the decline in owner-operator fishing boats in Timaru in her film The ...

Film reflecting on changes in Timaru since the 1980s to screen in Geraldine.

Livin' la vida Frida gallery

Frida Kahlo's self-portrait, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbirds (1940), is the iconic image from the ...

Here are six Frida Kahlo-themed activities to check out in Wellington this month.

Feelings fuel dance student

Tessa Hall is rising to her full potential after being accepted into Bruxelles' Performing Arts Research and Training ...

She's chasing her dreams and dancing to her emotions.

LLC needs more Lye

Jim Tucker wants to see more of Len Lye's sculptures at the Len Lye Centre.

Four sculptures over one year at the Len Lye Centre isn't enough, says Jim Tucker.

Arts funding available

Hutt Valley Orchestra, which received art funding last year,  perform at Summer in Dowse Square.

There is $40,000 of art funding available from the council.

A curious mind on a curious stage video

Actor Tim Earl plays Christopher Boone in the Auckland Theatre Company production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in ...

Auckland Theatre Company are trying to re-create the mind of an autistic boy on stage.

Theatre technology in spotlight

The combined colleges production of Hairspray cast members, from left, Amy Potts, Jack Lankshear, Claudia Mark, Maxine ...

State-of-the-art technology at the new ASB Theatre will give students performing in the combined colleges production of Hairspray a chance to shine under a bigger spotlight than ever before.

War of words over R18 play

Manurewa Local Board member Daryl Wrightson.

Is it inappropriate for a politician to star in The Loose Dick Kiddies' Show? His colleague certainly thinks so.

Matariki light show to screen on St James

Janine Williams with husband Charles.

The Tūrama Matariki Light show features a 3D projection designed by Ngāti Pāoa artist Janine Williams.

Check your attic...

Auckland Art Gallery reckons there's more than 100 original paintings from Gottfried Lindauer to be found.

... it might have a missing Lindauer painting it, gallery says

New theatre a 'little light'

Kimble Henderson, with her daughter Prea Miller, and some of the props she is collecting for the Aidan Theatre.

Timaru, it has the talent.

700 mirrors on church floor

Our colour reflection is an exhibition by UK artist Liz West.

An artist has created a magical reflective pool with 700 mirrors, filling a historic cathedral with light and colour.

15 minutes with: Henry Rollins

Modern-day "Renaissance workaholic", Henry Rollins.

Actor, writer, activist, photographer, satirist and musician Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, TV host and frontman for the Rollins Band and punk pioneers Black Flag. A fan of the road less travelled, he has taken his show to a variety of unlikely destinations within Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran, and plays here in August.

Banksy stencils destroyed in Melbourne

Melbourne's most significant collection of Banksy street art has been demolished.

The city's construction boom has claimed yet another preserve of its popular street culture.

Art critics 'unforgiving and uninformed'

It seems ironic that the derision that Antony Gormley's STAY has been subjected to online, contrasts so markedly with ...

OPINION: There is nothing positive to say about being a Christchurch resident when it comes to the arts.

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