Art and Stage

Calming and inspired

Katharina Jaeger, Tangled Field, (detail), charcoal on paper

REVIEW: A near-perfect document of the artist's observation and drawing skills

Artist's ability to reinvent highlighted

Francis van Hout, Null, shellac on plywood, 2016

REVIEW: The strength of these works reside in Van Hout's ability to orchestrate a variety of marks and surfaces in distinct and subtle ways.

A chilling and charming experience

Rob Hood, Coupland's Waterfall, 2016 (still from video).

REVIEW: An exhibition that has no intention of eliciting the kind of emotional or sensory responses that its title implies.

Art gallery developing nicely

Getting John Akomfrah's 2015 Venice Biennale work, Vertigo Sea, is a significant coup for Christchurch's Centre of ...

OPINION: Newly re-opened CoCA giving Christchurch Art Gallery a run for its money.

Show has stacks of art to display

Janyne Fletcher's Devil's Elbow is among the top ten finalists for the Christchurch Art Show Award.

OPINION: Do events like the Christchurch Art Show do the visual arts a disservice?

Dynamic quartet impresses

Ramsey Lewis, a self-confessed romanticist, took sensitive lyrical piano playing to another level during Thursday ...

REVIEW: Four world-class musicians and 105 minutes of non-stop music proved to be a winning formula.

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Andre Lovatt and Dame Ann Hercus show off the award-winning paintings which will be auctioned to raise funds for ...

Artistic donation boosts quest to rebuild a long-lost piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

ARA's fitting celebration

Kate Taylor deserves huge credit for the success of the ARA Music Arts anniversary concert, both as a performer and ...

REVIEW: A diverse programme showcases ARA's quality

'The AC/DC of jazz'

"We're quite in-your-face, we're not background music, that's for sure." - Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes' frontman, ...

Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes is ready to bring the house down at Wellington and Christhurch's jazz festivals.

'People need more say on public art'

British artist Antony Gormley's STAY sculpture is in the middle of the Avon River near the Gloucester Street bridge in ...

Council to review spending on public art, including two Gormley sculptures bought for $800k.

Eclectic set-list offers many highlights

The Ten Tenors tag-teamed their way through a wide-ranging  collection of songs that brought the audience to its feet in ...

REVIEW: Singing with enormous passion and conviction, these sharp-looking guys genuinely seem to enjoy themselves on stage

Christchurch arts sector 'precarious'

Christopher Moore believes National's Maggie Barry should perhaps focus on her passion for conservation and hand the ...

Three years of budget cuts to arts and culture, and not one councillor has stood up, Christopher Moore says.

Protester's sweet portrait

Evelyn Haig, Innocence. Oil on ivory. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; presented by the ...

Sweet miniature at odds with creator's protesting ways

'Vibrant' team wins Stage Challenge

Part of the Stage Challenge winning Rangiora High School team, from left: Holly Machill (student producer), Tayleur ...

Rangiora High takes first place on opening night of Stage Challenge with an ode to milk.

Piano playing of the highest order

Stephen Hough matched strength with agility, power with elegance, passion with repose during his performance with the ...

REVIEW: The remarkable soloist's account of a musical behemoth was truly astonishing

Making sweet music together video

Christchurch musician Sam Blakelock graduated from the Ara Music Arts school. He is now performing in New York alongside ...

Ara Music Arts, formerly CPIT Jazz School, is marking its quarter century with a special concert.

Henare's career highlights and high heels in Chch

George Henare and Kathleen Burns star in The Court Theatre's production of Educating Rita opening on May 28.

Celebrated actor George Henare remembers Christchurch as the place he learnt to walk in high heels.

Vertigo Sea opens at CoCA

A still from John Akomfrah's art installation Vertigo Sea, which opens at CoCA on Saturday.

An "amazing and powerful" video art installation exploring the fate of refugees at sea opens in Christchurch on Saturday.

What's on in Christchurch this week?

Wellington resident Cameron Barclay is among the Ten Tenors who'll perform in Christchurch this week.

The Comedy Convoy hits town, before the NZ Jazz and Blues Festival takes centre stage next week

Let there be lights

Festa was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for a city in need of a pick-me-up.

OPINION: Why we should explore the possiblities of tripping the light fantastic again

Up pops Ramsey Lewis

The renowned Chicago jazz pianist talks birthdays, bad pianos and his breakthrough gig fifty years ago in the famous Bohemian Caverns.

Young mums inspired

Chrissy Irvine at her solo exhibition Herstory which opened last week at the In Situ Photo Project art gallery on ...

A new exhibition sheds light on the career path of young working mothers.

Teacher celebrates over 100 productions

Christ's College director of drama David Chambers says after three shows every year for almost four decades, he is "just ...

David Chambers has lost track of how many shows he has directed, produced or acted in.

Emotional power and elegance

The Aroha String Quartet, from left, Zhongxian Jin (viola), Haihong Liu (violin) Simeon Broom (violin) and Robert Ibell ...

REVIEW: NZSO ensemble deliver poignancy and robust energy in a most varied programme

Film premiere end of long-road

South African actress Cele du Plessis is the star of The Greenstone.

Dutch film focuses on a young South African woman travelling the country in the search for answers

Enso deliver quality and maturity

The Enso String Quartet showcased their meticulous attention to detail during their Christchurch concert earlier this week.

REVIEW: Chamber music at its best

CSO shine in eclectic showcase

Strike Percussion delivered a lesson in precision playing, all from memory, at Saturday's CSO concert.

REVIEW: Jack Body's Melodies stands out amongst a stimulating programme

Confronting, captivating works

Toshi Endo's False (Colour), 2016

Parts of this new Ilam Campus Gallery feel like a health warning to keep away from the digital world.

Arts face funding threat

Esther Stephens will play Kate Sheppard in the Auckland and Christchurch productions of rock musical That Bloody Woman.

Young artists will struggle, Christchurch will get fewer shows and smaller galleries may close as Lotto-backed funding dries up.

Dreamy dancing highlight of seamless Oz

The trio of  Loughlan Prior (The Scarecrow), Massimo Margaria (Tin Man) and Jacob Chown (Lion) provide Dorothy with ...

REVIEW: The RNZB give a quintessentially American tale a distinctly European gloss.

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