Art and Stage

Plan to save McLean's Mansion for art and culture

McLean's Mansion before the earthquakes.

Christchurch's threatened McLeans Mansion could be turned into an art gallery, but needs urgent public support.

Artist 'devastated' by art bridge

The Taurapa sculpture was commissioned to mark Christchurch's sister city relationship with Seattle.

Christchurch artist believes city centre art bridge should be moved as it will compromise his sculpture.

48Hours film contest back on

48Hours founder Ant Timpson is thrilled he has found a new sponsor for his short film making competition.

The 48Hours film competition is back on track after finding a new sponsor.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Esther Stephens as New Zealand suffragette Kate Sheppard  in "That Bloody Woman" hit musical coming to the Court Theatre ...

From Stan Walker to Woolston Brass - it's concerts galore in Christchurch this week

Hungarian Noir: A Tribute to Gloomy Sunday

Hungarian Noir: A Tribute to Gloomy Sunday is out now.

Review: It's not a gloomy song, but a wonderful work of poetic beauty.

Modernism by motorbike

William Sutton, Untitled (Taylors Mistake), 1959, Oil on canvas. William A Sutton bequest, 2000. Collection of ...

In celebration of a glorious, strange, heart-lifting oddity of a painting

Paint like Pablo

Wannabe artists attend a pet-themed painting class at Christchurch's Paint 'n' Sip studio.

Trying to immortalise a pet in paint isn't all that easy.

Not coming to certain theatres near you

Guy Williams is hoping the crowd for his Friday night show in Christchurch is similar to those he's experienced during ...

Kiwi comedian Guy Williams reveals the best and not so best places to perform.

Art on offer at city show gallery

This giraffe seems keen to eavesdrop on a couple of patrons.

Thousands of art buffs flock to this year's Christchurch Art Show in search of a bargain.

Ten artworks and exhibitions you must see

Sanjay Theodore's Pothos & Madana, 2015, inkjet photographs mounted on kappa board, in editions of 3.

The city is now better served by the visual arts than it has been for the past five years.

Good night and good luck

Ronnie van Hout's latest sculptural offering to Christchurch, Quasi, has quickly achieved what the Christchurch Art ...

OPINION: As a gesture of defiance, Ronnie van Hout's latest work is worth every cent and very, very Freudian.

Lights and fireworks over Lyttelton

Fireworks are set to to light up Lyttelton town on Friday night.

Christchurch's weekend events start with the annual Festival of Lights from 6pm Friday.

Rubble sculpture donated to museum

The sculpture, called Reflect, as it appeared in 2010 on Philip Carter's Kinsey Tce property.

A sculpture that fell off a cliff and lay under rubble for five years has been donated to Canterbury Museum.

From Levin to London

Frank Weitzel, Abstract Design (1931). Linocut, Collection Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, presented by Rex ...

Tetanus robbed the world of a bright artistic talent

MAC wins regional Rockquest final

Mount Aspiring band Silhouette entertain the 200-strong crowd at the Central Otago regional final of Smokefreerockquest ...

Funk-rock five-piece band Kairose from Mt Aspiring College took out the Central Otago regional final of Smokefreerockquest on Friday night.

Hairspray 'storm' offers lessons for all video

For all its bouncy music and lyrics, Hairspray is a musical with a message, something that Showbiz Christchurch perhaps ...

OPINION: Showbiz was effectively damned if it did and damned if it didn't over Hairspray casting

New gallery adds to city's 'visual conversation'

Rebecca-Harris, Shake the Sugar Tree, 2016

A second, School of Fine Arts-inspired, contemporary gallery opens in the central city

Free Theatre's latest offering 'completely mad'

The show takes Frankenstein into the 21st century.

REVIEW: Loathe it or love it, Frankenstein is worth seeing because you'll never see anything like it.

Turning the audience into actors

Kip Chapman is drawn to magical, large scale productions.

Immersive theatre pioneer believes local companies need to "pull up their socks" to compete with film and TV

'He was a kauri tree among trees'

Music reviewer, educator, conductor, researcher and patron, David Sell had an immense impact on musical education. He ...

For decades, no conversation about music education in New Zealand could be had without mention of David Sell.

Quasi sculpture: Awesome or ugly? gallery video

Quasi faces his first dawn from atop the Christchurch Art Gallery after being craned into place.

Latest public artwork to enliven Christchurch's skyline greeted with bewilderment, enthusiasm and indifference.

The Loons reopen in new home

Loons founding member Joe Bennett will host the opening night cabaret.

Lyttelton theatre group The Loons reopens in new home.

What's on in Christchurch

Anna Whitaker performs with a big band on Saturday night.

The Arts Centre's Great Hall re-opens, Blue Man Group perform and a big band farewell concert.

Cinematic celebration of 'forgotten champion'

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan faced his own "toughest challenge ever" in making Le Ride.

The first of the 2016 New Zealand Film Festival's big nights in Christchurch has been announced and it couldn't be a more fitting choice.

Monkees are coming to NZ

DAYDREAM BELIEVERS: Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork - still monkeying around half a century on.

Well - two of them anyway, to celebrate 50 years of Monkeeing around.

Frankenstein comes alive again

Free Theatre's new production of Frankenstein opens in Christchurch on Friday.

Frankenstein's monster is coming alive once again in a new stage adaptation of the classic novel by Free Theatre Christchurch.

Christchurch Hairspray row

African American characters in the Christchurch production of Hairspray are played by actors of many different ...

Race row erupts over Christchurch production of musical Hairspray after show accused of "arrogance or blindness" for not casting black actors.

Trio showcase subtle humour

Zina Swanson, Log Wig, 2015,   floor vinyl, pine wood veneer and synthetic wig

The work of Oliver Gilbert, Jack Hadley and Zina Swanson shares an unassuming sense of the absurd and a curiosity about human behaviour.

Christchurch's new "rock" star

Patrick Barry, I dreamed you dreamed this dream, 2016, Irish monumental limestone.

Between the Lines touches upon an awareness of life as being as much about dreams as it is our experiences.

In praise of Shakespeare

Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare's words still strike a chord globally.

All hail the man who helped kick-start the English language into immortality

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