Artworks Theatre was full to the brim on Sunday with an audience which included child pirates and adult mermaids for an interactive show to cap off the Fun Palaces weekend. The performance of The Dragon In The Sea had actors...
In Oneroa Village a blue behatted figure strides purposefully towards the entry of gallery - its creator Paul Radford, one of the seven-member artist collective who show their work there. A well-established artist, Paul had his first exhibition...
One of the most vibrant works in the current Members’ Show at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery: Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke is Morado/Purple by Surfdale textile artist Paula Richa - a richly coloured abstract work created in fabric...
With its mission statement of “recycling to produce original, island-made art, craftwork and clothing from discarded materials”, Oneroa’s Upcycle Re-Design Store is at the forefront of effective responses to our environmental concerns – and it’s been there for the...
The Catherine Mitchell Arts Centre has been a hive of artistic industry for decades and this year marks 50 years since its benefactor’s death. Alex Stone goes in search of the story behind the centre and the philanthropist who...
Music teacher Russell Duurloo reviews Waiheke High School’s latest musical extravaganza. It’ll be all right on the night. That’s what they say. Not “break a leg” − that’s too negative. All was going well, the hall was booked, I had a...
A time-lapse video and stills of Anton Forde’s sculpture Pen to Peace to Peaceful Pen has been selected for the finals of New Zealand’s top art award. The Wallace Art Awards celebrate the nation’s outstanding contemporary art, with $275,000 in...
Written 25 years ago, Art has become a classic of modern theatre enjoying long runs in both London and New York.  We can thank Waiheke Theatre Company for giving us the opportunity to see it at Artworks Theatre. Art is...
A Waiheke artist has created a bright and cheeky addition to downtown Auckland thanks to a $10,000 urban arts grant. Naawie Tutugoro’s vibrant mural is now a permanent feature of Snickel Lane, a location which provided inspiration for the Elam...
This weekend will see an explosion of photography as Auckland Festival of Photography: Whakaahua Hakari opens across the city with a programme of exhibitions and talks designed to promote and showcase photography as an art form. The annual festival...