Being on lockdown could be taken as a sentence, but Waiheke musicians are flipping the narrative and using this as a time for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Baz Caitcheon, who regularly plays at vineyards and venues across the island, began...
Since 2012, sculptures have been decorating Oneroa Village, complementing ocean views and offering visitors a taste of Waiheke’s creative scene. This year’s event runs until 23 February 2020 and features 14 different artworks crafted by recognised sculptors as well as...
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...
Artworks Theatre rides the tide -  It was a full house in Artworks Community Theatre on 16 August. Unfortunately, it was full of water.  When theatre coordinator Jemma Peterson arrived on the scene, the water was about 20cm high and covered...
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...
Waihekeans will have no excuse for hibernating this winter as some of the country’s leading thespians rally behind Artworks Theatre. The Oneroa venue has pulled off something of a coup, with Simon Prast, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Jane Waddell involved in...
The new concept Waiheke Jazz and Art Festival was a resounding success, with good weather over Easter helping to attract crowds from around New Zealand and a few from overseas. • Graham Hooper Full story in this weeks Gulf News......
Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud, land of many cultures.  Artist Lorna Dixon-Rikihana explores this concept and more in her latest work featured at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Te Kohao O Te Ngira - The Eye Of...