Local artist Ann Skelly has scooped a third place award in the children’s garment section of the World of Wearable Art (WOW) show in Wellington. This year’s theme for the children’s section, where the garments are made for children but...
Thirty four successful artists have now been announced for the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition after having received a record number of nearly 250 proposals for the 2017 event - more than double that of 2013. The selection...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
Waiheke’s Kashmir Postel is touring an Indonesian puppet show to raise awareness about environmental destruction in Bali. The 23-year-old theatre director is taking a traditional Indonesian puppet show to small villages across the country’s most popular tourist destination. “Every year, thousands...
An album that traces the “dark places” in people’s lives is being released by Waiheke’s Solomon Cole Band tomorrow. Guitarist and vocalist Solomon Cole says releasing their debut album, Bruises, is an exciting step for the band, which includes vocalist...

There wasn’t much space to be found in Space Gallery on Oneroa’s main street last Friday evening, where a good-sized crowd squeezed in for the opening of the 2015 Sculpt Oneroa exhibition. The annual event, curated by artists Sally Smith...
Changing courses part-way through has reaped rewards for AUT creative technologies student Sophie McIntyre. Darling, a hastily cobbled together entry by Sophie and colleagues Lara Galea and Ingrid Worrall, was judged runner-up in the WOW Factor award in the World...
Established and emerging New Zealand artists are invited to submit proposals for new and original work to be included in the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf to be held 3–26 February 2017. headland Sculpture on the Gulf wants artists...
The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...
Shakespeare. Think about it for a second. Think of a couple of words describing the Englishman’s work. I bet you it will not describe the No Holds Bard play at Artworks last Friday. It was anything but classical. It was...