Landscapes and luxury Cornwall painter Mark Surridge arrived on the island 12 weeks ago to begin the 2018 Waiheke Community Art Gallery residency, made possible by the support of gallery patrons. Mark’s concept was to explore the island through its walkways...
Kaleidoscope Performance pulled off a “miracle” by presenting Carmina Burana last weekend despite obstacles created by flooding, says director Kathy Hollo. Two floods caused more than $30,000 of damage at Kaleidoscope’s Tahi Road studio over recent weeks, but about 40...
Shakespeare. Think about it for a second. Think of a couple of words describing the Englishman’s work. I bet you it will not describe the No Holds Bard play at Artworks last Friday. It was anything but classical. It was...
Community consultation on the future of the Artworks Precinct is taking shape with the launch of an online survey this week. The survey is one of the first steps of the Shape Artworks project that is seeking community feedback on...

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...
The long-awaited ceremony held on Sunday to officially open Piritaha Marae’s whare whakairo, house of carvings, was a mix of formality and festivity. Representatives of iwi from around the region, members of parliament, Waiheke residents and visitors attended the day...
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...
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...
Five bronze waka sit with authority along Auckland’s Beach Road, a marker of the site’s Maori trading heritage and the original shoreline. Waiheke sculptor Chris Bailey has had a busy two years. While helping complete and install the carvings that...
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...