After only ten days without one, Artworks Community Theatre has found a new theatre manager in the experienced Teresa Sokolich. Though she maintains that she still has some growing and developing to do, Teresa enters her new position carrying years...

  More than 200 art and culture enthusiasts attended the Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Waitangi-themed exhibition opening last Friday night, with the queue for the powhiri extending around the block. The presence of legendary Maori artist and activist Emily Karaka...

Performing arts troupe Kaleidoscope is closing after a long struggle with financial viability. Founded by Kathy Ogletree in 1994 with just four students, Kaleidoscope grew to number over 130 dance and performing arts enthusiasts ranging in age from four to...

Drum and bass legend Optimus Gryme is hanging up his headphones this month with the final show of his farewell tour taking place on Waiheke on Saturday 28 October. Optimus, otherwise known as Charlie Brown, moved to Waiheke with his...
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...
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...

Safia Archer’s weekly arts diary Merging the traditional with digital, Sculpt Oneroa is poised to showcase the island’s artistic talent, with the much anticipated opening of its annual exhibition next weekend. Along with established artists, curators and organisers of the exhibition...
A fascinating programme has been gathered for the first Waiheke Women’s Day to take place at the Artworks complex on Sunday 12 August. The day is meant as an opportunity for women from all over the island to gather and...
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...
Meet Isla Treadwell, part time dog handler, part time artist and part time Gulf News cartoonist. The 20-year-old, who came to live on the island aged three with parents Beatle and Francesca and older brother Geordie, really only began to...