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...
Local artist Ann Skelly has scooped a third place award in the children’s garment section of the World of Wearable Art (WOW) show in Wellington. This year’s theme for the children’s section, where the garments are made for children but...
The biennial event may encourage artists to respond to the Matiatia landscape but high winds have been the dominant influence this week as installation for headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 gets underway. South-westerlies hammering the exposed peninsula have provided...

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...
Kazu Nakagawa is used to sourcing materials from far and wide but the spread of input for the Waiheke artist’s latest work is truly global in scope. Carving Water Painting Voice, Nakagawa’s visual and sound installation for headland Sculpture on...

  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...
Changing courses part-way through has reaped rewards for AUT creative technologies student Sophie McIntyre. Darling, a hastily cobbled together entry by Sophie and colleagues Lara Galea and Ingrid Worrall, was judged runner-up in the WOW Factor award in the World...
Established and emerging New Zealand artists are invited to submit proposals for new and original work to be included in the next headland Sculpture on the Gulf to be held 3–26 February 2017. headland Sculpture on the Gulf wants artists...
Internationally known jazz pianist David Paquette is returning to Waiheke to tickle the ivories with special guest and longtime friend Lindsay Meech on trumpet. This Live@Five concert at Whittaker’s Musical Museum on 24 September, called The Homecoming, marks 15...
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...