Arts

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.

Eye of the beholder

Fiona Pardington is the first New Zealand artist to be knighted in France.

"I was pretending I was 14 years old when in fact I'm 55…," says celebrated photographer Fiona Pardington.

The 'whole shebang'

The Grawlixes folk duo, Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin. The pair will play at The Refreshment Room in Titirangi on ...

A piano accordion, guitar and violin are travelling from Wellington to Titirangi to put on a show.

$20K art award up for grabs

This artwork titled Good Kisser, created by Auckland artist Sorawit Songsataya, earned the $20,000 National Contemporary ...

Those with a passion for quirky or challenging art will be eagerly awaiting this year's ceremony.

French honour author Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera has been made a member of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

France has awarded Witi Ihimaera with a top arts honour as part of its Bastille Day celebrations.

WW1 death box still inspires dread video

Wellington-based artist Kauri Hawkins, 22, with the ballot box, file number GH003641,

A small box sealed the fates of countless Kiwis in World War 1. A century later, it's still bringing up strong emotions.

New theatre, new face for city video

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News: The former Hamilton Hotel will be the site for the new ...

Parking at the central site is the big question for Waikato people, though.

Giving a voice to NZ's rape victims

Jade Le Grice has shared her story of sexual assault.

Hundreds of sexual assault survivors wanted someone to talk to, 50 of them will feature in a soon to be released book.

Gamble in human life remembered

Etanah Lalau with one of the GIFs she produced for the Luck of the Draw project.

World War I centenary artworks aim to get people talking about thousands of conscripted Kiwis.

Artful expo a visual treat

The Woollaston family dog Lucy and one of Hem Woollaston's paintings.

The Manawatu Art expo brings a whole lot of art under the same roof.

Curtain lifts on theatre location

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News: The former Hamilton Hotel will be the site for the new ...

A new site to replace Hamilton's Founders Theatre has been found.

Lyz Dozzi at home in Wanaka's art scene

Wanaka Gallery director Lyz Dozzi, with a Jane Kellahan painting (centre) and a Hoglund Glass vase (left).

Wanaka Fine Arts Gallery owner plans colourful hubbub for the local arts community.

Tibetan refugee releases autobiography

Thuten Kesang's autobiography launches July 15, in Birkenhead.

From Tibet, to India to Auckland - Tibetan refugee tells his story.

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