For the twelfth time, local artist Ann Skelly has had a garment accepted into the renowned international design competition World of WearableArt (WOW). What the garment looks like remains a secret until the official WOW Awards Show opens on 21...
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...
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...
Anne Frank started to write her diary on her 13th birthday in June 1942, just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland.  Written from the cramped conditions of an annex in...
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...
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...

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...
Thirty four successful artists have now been announced for the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition after having received a record number of nearly 250 proposals for the 2017 event - more than double that of 2013. The selection...
Bubbles have been flowing since Waiheke Community Art Gallery director Linda Chalmers was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal on Monday. “We went out for lunch to celebrate and experienced a mini invasion of our house at about 4.30 in the...

To create has always been Joanne Broederlow’s means to express and, as a textile designer, maker and teacher, she focuses on slow fashion and natural dyes with her business Inside Jo B. The former Waihekean works predominantly with natural materials...