Bubbles have been flowing since Waiheke Community Art Gallery director Linda Chalmers was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal on Monday. “We went out for lunch to celebrate and experienced a mini invasion of our house at about 4.30 in the...
In a tribute to the breadth of talent available on the island, Waiheke Choral Society has teamed up with Kaleidoscope Performance to present a show of epic proportions. Carl Orff’s classical composition Carmina Burana consists of 25 short movements, each...
Last weekend the sun shone down on well-dressed guests at  Mr Bruce Plested’s property, as the Art in the Garden Art Auction took place. Artworks from almost 30 different artists included paintings, a wall necklace and sculptures. With the art...
Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Maori name, Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke, has been dedicated as part of the gallery’s Matariki celebrations. A highlight of the ceremony last Friday night was the unveiling of a mauri (foundation) stone by sculptor Paora...
After struggles last year, a forward-thinking strategy and community support will be vital to keeping the theatre going. Anna Ngo reports. A community fixture since 1991, Artworks Theatre has brought island residents a quarter-century of entertainment: song, dance, laughter and...
When you have been creating art pieces for almost 30 years, it’s not easy choosing only a dozen to go into a solo show; but Kazu Nakagawa is doing just that. For his first retrospective in the city, Here, Now...

A new exhibition by Peter Rees opens  at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery next Friday night, exploring his perpetual fascination with horizons in photography, paint, and digital form.  “In 40 years of picture-making, this single concept has always been a...
If you ever line up for a coffee, a ferry, a bus, train or plane, local artist Nooroa Te Hira Anguna invites you to come and see what other lines are drawn in his upcoming cartoon exhibition Here is...

Our weekly arts diary At the Community Art Gallery until 18 September, Showcase presents the works of previous artists in residence including Sarah Guppy, Phil Newbury, Stephen Mulqueen, Susanne Kerr and one of its most prolific, Michel Tuffery. A resident for...
The record-breaking bubble man comes to the island next Wednesday 30 January for two shows and workshops at Artworks Community Theatre. Master bubbleologist Mr Bubbles, also known as The Highland Joker, has been a New Zealand hit, winning the Audience...