Twenty-year-old University of Auckland student Celeste Oram recently had her first opera produced. But like most student works the performance stayed on campus.
Now her music, and that of other talented young composers, will be performed in a public event featuring a mix of contemporary classical music and poetry at the Satellite Art Gallery in Newton [...]
After only a few years behind the camera, a 22-year-old Aucklander has been selected to represent New Zealand in an international photography exhibition in Paris.
The Paris Photoquai, based at the Quai Branly Museum, will show work from other international photographers on the banks of the Seine this September.
James K Lowe, who uses his middle initial [...]
A local art project is helping refugees overcome isolation and language barriers in the Auckland region.
Over the past 18 months participants in the Connecting Communities Through Stitch programme have created 18 embroidered panels based on where refugees come from and cultural icons that are important to them.
They have been meeting at community centres in Northcote, [...]
A Hawkes Bay artist has fused contemporary New Zealand and traditional Mexican imagery to produce a unique collection which is on display at Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport.
Ideas for the new exhibition Cross my heart, have been brewing since her third trip to Mexico about two years ago, says 40-year-old Rae West.
Originally from Christchurch, West has [...]
A young Kiwi actor is thrilled to be working alongside acting heavyweight Michael Hurst and director Oliver Driver in the Auckland Theatre Company’s latest play, Red.
Twenty-two-year-old Elliot Christensen-Yule stars in the two-man play, which centres on two years in the life of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (Michael Hurst) as he struggles to complete [...]
A new film by Korean-born Kiwi director Stephen Kang has given moviegoers an insight into the isolated world faced by Korean immigrants who fall pregnant out of wedlock.
Desert, which had its New Zealand premier at the Rialto recently, is about Jenny, a young pregnant Korean whose Kiwi boyfriend never shows up to the wedding.
Director Stephen [...]
A quirky and colourful clothing boutique, co-owned by renowned artist Tanya Thompson, is having a closing party to mark its departure from Karangahape Rd.
The Pleased To Meet You Boutique in St Kevin’s Arcade is where fans of Thompson’s Misery artwork went to buy her t-shirts and accesories.
The store also sold a selection of [...]
Nine years on from being locked away in a warehouse the 70s sculpture Wind Tree is ready for its new home on Auckland’s waterfront.
The 17m-long stainless steel sculpture, which moves in the wind, was created by Japanese sculptor Michio Ihara at the Auckland International Sculpture Symposium in 1971. It was put up in Queen Elizabeth [...]
First there was slow travel, then came slow food – now slow art has arrived in Auckland.
New Zealand’s inaugural Slow Art Day takes place tomorrow (April 16) at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, inviting both novices and experts to experience the art of looking at art slowly.
And it will be slow. Participants will spend [...]
Despite ubiquitous digital technologies, some artists are returning to handmade print processes for better control, according to Moira Clunie, director of Alphabet City, a gallery focused on letter press printing.
The Print Fair at St Paul St Gallery Three, a part of the on-going St Paul St Gallery Print Season 2011, brought together publishers, printers, art [...]