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...
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...
A standout creation from Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 is soon to find a permanent site on the island. The striking three-tonne sculpture named Manuēsina, meaning white bird, was created by Tongan artist Semisi Potauaine using an environmentally friendly, engineered...
They’ve got talent and instruments but nowhere to perform; they’ve got drive and ambition but nowhere to practise. That’s why charismatic music teacher Gareth Moore and the Waiheke Youth Music Trust are on the hunt for practise space and...
Safia Archer’s weekly arts diary -  Father, husband and artist, Russian-born Ilya Volykhine started to paint seriously in 1995 in New York City. Communist Russia did not have room for a career as an artist, but the vibrant artistic community he...
A group of talented Waiheke High School Students took out first prize in the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. The festival asks filmmakers to ‘Focus on the Ability’ of people with a disability and tell a story on film...
The island will be positively heaving with creativity this weekend with the opening of the Small Sculpture Prize and dual exhibitions at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, all taking place amidst the Waiheke Jazz, Art, and Music Festival. Exhibiting in...
This year’s Wonderful Waiheke House Tour has raised $20,000 for the community art gallery, with 275 people on a warm, sunny day inspecting seven very different houses. The houses were not only individually distinctive but their geographic spread from Church...
Greg Cantwell’s new exhibition at Timbuktu Nomadic Deli is about seeing the everyday as a possibility – a visual celebration of our immediate and often unnoticed environment he says, using objects we so often ignore. “I had always noticed 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...