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...
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...
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...
Piritahi Marae is getting ready for its “biggest day yet”, the opening of the wharenui adorned with carvings. A pre-dawn ceremony will be held on 5 June celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the marae and the opening of the...
They’ve got talent and instruments but nowhere to perform; they’ve got drive and ambition but nowhere to practise. That’s why charismatic music teacher Gareth Moore and the Waiheke Youth Music Trust are on the hunt for practise space and...
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...
Comedian and playwright Richard Bull has trodden the Artworks Theatre boards long enough to know how to cope with stage fright. But for the premiere of Dracula, the first full-length play he’s written and directed, he was as nervous as...
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...
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...
15-year-old Isabella Healy is fundraising for the trip of a lifetime this summer after auditioning and being accepted into the Auckland Youth Orchestra for 2018. Isabella, a classical violinist who has been playing since she was four, is hoping to...