Arts

A fine line

Artist John Tidball at work in his Ashhurst home studio.

A new exhibition from John Tidball is heavy on detail.

A classical night in Avondale

The West City Concert band.

If you are looking for a bit of classical music out west on a Friday night, you might like to head along to this.

Wearable art set to wow the crowds

Artist Ann Skelly with a previous year's  World of Wearable Art entry.

Ann Skelly is among the chosen few whose work will feature in the World of WearableArt Awards.

Photography prize, but no photo

Justine Varga's prize-winning portrait of her grandmother, Maternal Line, has provoked controversy.

Justine Varga sensed the room's unease. She'd won $20,000 for a portrait with no face, a photo with no camera.

Artist driven by the love for life

Mark Jones sanding a chest he made for an Indian wedding gift company.

Mark Jones has carved for royalty, is passionate about woodcraft, and he's preparing for an exhibition at a Buddhist temple.

Eastbourne artist nationally recognised

Artist Billy Wilson stands in front of one of his short-listed works, Bomb Site.

Billy Wilson entered a national art competition for the first time - and had two pieces chosen as finalists

Alice Cooper finds $16m Warhol painting

Alice Cooper has found a million dollar piece of art that he forgot he owned.

Rolled up in a cardboard tube, hidden away in a rock star's storage locker, lay a multi-million dollar masterpiece.

QT dancer to tackle national comp

18072017 Photo: Dasha Kuprienko, MIR News: Queenstown's Jade Hardy got to the final of Pole Stars New Zealand ...

Queenstown dancer Jade Hardy to compete nationally in pole artistry category.

Sewing up a storm for runway show

Wainuiomata High School students Claudia Groeneweg, left,  17, and Memories Lemaota, 17, show off the inspirations for ...

Hard work in high fashion pays off for Wainuiomata High School students

Beached as, mon frere video

A convincing sculpture of a beached whale near Notre Dame in Paris had locals and tourists turning heads.

A sperm whale that appeared to have beached itself in Paris was in fact a sculpture.

Robin White: globetrotting artist

White's workshop is littered with paintings and drawings.

White is a hard person to pin down. Not because she's difficult, but because she's often on the move.

REVIEW: Euan Macleod

An art exhibition by Euan Macleod, named Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting, is coming to Te Manawa in Palmerston ...

Painting yourself in the landscape seems the most natural of subjects, when handled by this artist.

Salvador Dali exhumed video

Spanish artist Salvador Dali died in 1989.

Spanish artist dug up in order to find genetic samples that could prove he fathered a girl decades ago.

Founders' fate unknown video

Hamilton's Founders Theatre is 55 years old and has been closed for more than a year.

A decision on Hamilton's defunct theatre is on hold while plans for a new one are developed.

RNZB hosts open day

Dancers Joseph Skelton and Madeleine Graham play the title characters in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of ...

Get a sneak peek at the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new production before it opens.

Riversdale Arts exhibition to open

Portraits painted by Riversdale Arts president Christine O'Connor will watch over those arriving at the group's annual ...

Arts from around the country have works on display at exhibition

Selfie with a star a highlight of 48 Hour Film Festival

Members of the Taita Clubhouse get to grips with their camera equipment ahead of the 48 Hour Film Festival set to take ...

It'll be an intense 48 hours for the film crew from Taita Clubhouse but they're up for the challenge

Indulge your inner artist

Jess Griffith of New Plymouth is holding wine and paint classes, held at different venues offering a unique experience ...

Move over cheese, paint is wine's new best friend.

Artist paints his way around NZ buildings

World famous New Zealand artist Mr G by his Farmlands Putaruru mural.

World famous New Zealand artist Mr G unveils his latest mural in Putaruru.

$12.5k a month for museum oversight

Napier's MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) was opened in 2013. When finished it was found it could only hold 40 per cent of ...

Napier's museum is too small for its priceless contents and ratepayers have been funding off-site storage for years.

'The Space' launched in Feilding

The Space directors Danielle Glynn and Jacynda Murray.

Feilding's artistic souls will blossom at a new creativity hub launched by two mothers.

Photos and flax weaving in new Dowse exhibition

Visitors look at Fiona Clark's original photos at the opening of her exhibit, Te Iwi o Te Wahi Kore, at the Dowse Art Museum.

Faded photographs and strands of flax are used to celebrate taonga in two new art exhibitions

Keeping culture in communities

Curator Ema Tavola, left, and photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu are two of the team involved in the #CHANGES exhibition in ...

She's not used to being the only Pacific Islander in the room, but the gentrification of Ema Tavola's neighbourhood is changing that.

'Fake' art seized from exhibition

Authorities in Italy seized 21 suspect artworks. Examples of real pieces by Amedeo Modigliani are pictured here in New ...

More than 100,000 people had visited the Amedeo Modigliani exhibition before 21 suspect pieces were confiscated.

Book covers - a work of art

Nelson publisher Robbie Burton.

How you can judge a book by its cover.

Cliff Whiting, ONZ, remembered

Cliff Whiting, a member of the Order of New Zealand, has died.

A founding leader of Te Papa, master carver, and Order of New Zealand member has died.

The fine art of cosplay

Abby Jameson wears a helmet made of 'Worbla'. Abby's love for creating has seen her emerge as an expert costume maker, ...

Costume maker and cosplay artist Abby Jameson returned to Blenheim at the weekend to teach a workshop on costume design and, wait for it, 'Worbla'.  David James caught up with Abby to find out just what Worbla was and how the cosplay subculture in New Zealand is going pop.

Selfie destroys $272,000 of art video

Gone.

Woman attempting to take a selfie falls into art exhibit, knocking it down like dominoes.

Master of ceremonies

Jabbour in front of six works from his exhibition ‘The Summer of 2013 - Making Connections’ at Kiwi Art House Gallery in ...

Having fled two war zones and survived a shelling, painter Zad Jabbour believes in divine power.

Artist Guy Ngan OBE dies

A portrait of Guy Ngan taken by his daughter, Liz, on his 80th birthday.

Artist Guy Ngan OBE helped changed the face of New Zealand's towns and cities.

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