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...
The Waiheke Community Art Gallery on Korora Road is undergoing renovations to upgrade the entryway stairs, deck and ramp. The façade of the building is also being replaced although the gallery will remain open as per usual.The works are...
Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf is now in full swing, works trucked, craned and sometimes constructed on their sites. For James Wright’s Seven Sisters it was a helicopter delivery from Clevedon on a perfect Waiheke morning to the...
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...