Art and Stage

Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

Maiden bowl Christchurch over

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson wears an All Blacks jersey while performing at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on ...

Iron Maiden throw out the charm - and theatrics - for an eager Christchurch crowd.

Rivalry fuels fun

Adam Percival and Eve Palmer are the hosts of The Adam and Eve Show.

Kids' afternoon telly has come a long way since the days of After School and 3.45 Live

Iron Maiden touch down

Iron Maiden on stage in Auckland in 2009.

Nine-year-old thrilled to meet "drumming hero" when Iron Maiden arrived in Christchurch.

Loons returning to the stage

Members of The Loons theatre company enjoy the retractable seats in their new home. From right: creative director Mike ...

A new season of shows will mark return of Lyttelton theatre company.

Hearty hits make for an uplifting show

The Proclaimers are playing four shows across New Zealand over ANZAC Weekend.

REVIEW: The Proclaimers' raucous, quintessentially Scottish sing-a-long style of performing is infectious.

Christchurch artist finds treasure in the desert

Maryrose Crook is an internationally renowned artist whose works are in private collections around the world..

Maryrose Crook was walking in the Californian desert when she found her hidden treasure - the Relics of the Daughters of the Desert.

Bollywood Dreams become reality

The members of Bollywood Dreams dance company vary in age from five to 25.

A chorus of colourful silks and sequins will be on show as Bollywood Dreams launches its first large-scale production.

Relationships need to be built now

Precarious Balance is the first exhibition at the recently reopened Centre of Contemporary Art.

OPINION: Greater collaboration is needed between Christchurch's arts organisations

Timeless cartoons never lose Punch

Punch - delivered social commentary and satire from 1841 to 2002.

Christopher Moore is as pleased as Punch with his latest magpie discovery

Spellbinding piece of children's theatre

Ralph McCubbin Howell performs The Bookbinder, which is touring New Zealand.

Enchanting children's play conjures a world using pop-up books, shadow puppets, figurines, and clever sound design.

Wuhan artists mark anniversary

One of the works that featured at the Chinese Art in Oceania exhibition.

Hundreds come together to celebrate 10 years of the Christchurch-Wuhan sister city agreement.

What's on in Christchurch

Scottish songsmiths The Proclaimers are set to light up Horncastle Arena on Saturday night

Plays and concerts aplenty on offer in Christchurch this weekend

An exhibition of greatness

Jeffrey Harris, Call it a Loan, 1981, Collection of Patricia Bosshard Browne and Kobi Bosshard. Image courtesy of the artist.

An avid collector of works by Jeffrey Harris reveals why she is attracted to his artistry.

Thought-provoking video deserves seal of approval

Connie Samaras's Untitled (Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica). Purchased 2014. DVD, looped running time 4 minutes, 30 seconds, 2005.

A Weddell seal is the star of a transfixing video

Review: The Dunstan Creek Seance

The Dunstan Creek Seance runs at The Court Theatre until May 7.

Spooky doings at Dunstan Creek.

Don't leave the arts to chance

The Court Youth Theatre Company celebrates onstage but the arts have little to cheer for in the light of funding cuts.

OPINION: The cuts in funding of the arts are a national disgrace – but also an opportunity for politicians

What's on in Christchurch

Frocks on Bikes. Zest.

Penny Trousselot, left, Lindsay Garneau, and Angela Brett.

Frocks on Bikes, an edible garden session and a new exhibition at the Art Gallery on offer this weekend.

Jazzmen go Orange

Four teachers, an accountant and a businessman make up the River City Jazzmen.

Just 50 seats available for Thursday night's live video recording

Young artists quitting Chch

Is there enough to keep talented young artists in Christchurch?

OPINION: Lack of creative spark will condemn the city to being a moribund backwater.

Celebrating the past

Francis Upritchard, Fidget and Squeak, 2016,

Francis Upritchard's latest exhibition is more than just an evocation of 1970s counter-culture

A thoughtfully put together programme

CSO concertmaster Martin Riseley pulled double duty during last weekend's concert.

REVIEW: Plenty to enjoy and intrigue for audiences as CSO's concertmaster takes centre stage

Characters shine in new play

Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne is showing at the Court Theatre until May 7.

Review: Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne is a witty, smart and profound play.

Maurice Askew's art on sale for a good cause

UNICEF's John Daysh and Maurice Askew make a great partnership in raising funds for the United Nations humanitarian charity.

Renowned Christchurch artist Maurice Askew's life's work of landscape paintings will be on display at the Selwyn Gallery in Darfield this month, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

Global exhibition has local relevance

Lim Sokchanlina's Urban Street Night Club, 2013.

REVIEW: The ambitions of Christchurch's rebuild appear sympathetic to the international ideologies pervasive in the Physics Room's latest exhibition

What's on this week April 8 to 15

Marlis Petersen is the star of the Met Opera's production of Lulu which is currently screening in select cinemas around ...

Plenty to see and do in Christchurch over the next eight days

Exhibition reveals shades of gray

Catherine Truman, In Preparation for Seeing:  Cell Culture Glove, 2015. Cotton, glass, steel and light pad.

Exhibition reveals essentially unknown Trans-Tasman commitment to contemporary jewellery as an art form.

Funny and uplifting

Someone Say "I Do" offers a humorous take on the great Kiwi wedding.

Someone Say "I Do" offers up an inventive look at an extraordinary wedding

First gigs for transgender singer video

Lee Naimo, left, Benny Davis and Jordan Raskopoulos are Axis of Awesome.

Christchurch will be one of the first places Axis of Awesome singer performs since coming out as transgender.

Sinking ship in storm

William Wyllie, The Sloping Deck (1871), oil on card. Presented by the family of James Jamieson, 1932.

Small painting by highly-regarded maritime artist makes up for its size in drama and vitality.

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