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...
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...
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...
Waihekeans will have no excuse for hibernating this winter as some of the country’s leading thespians rally behind Artworks Theatre. The Oneroa venue has pulled off something of a coup, with Simon Prast, Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Jane Waddell involved in...
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...

Our weekly arts diary At the Community Art Gallery until 18 September, Showcase presents the works of previous artists in residence including Sarah Guppy, Phil Newbury, Stephen Mulqueen, Susanne Kerr and one of its most prolific, Michel Tuffery. A resident for...

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...
An album that traces the “dark places” in people’s lives is being released by Waiheke’s Solomon Cole Band tomorrow. Guitarist and vocalist Solomon Cole says releasing their debut album, Bruises, is an exciting step for the band, which includes vocalist...
Packed ferries and the hottest days of summer can mean only one thing - headland Sculpture on the Gulf is back. Anniversary Weekend saw 8000 people walk the headland trail at Matiatia and the festival still has three weekends...
Artworks Theatre rides the tide -  It was a full house in Artworks Community Theatre on 16 August. Unfortunately, it was full of water.  When theatre coordinator Jemma Peterson arrived on the scene, the water was about 20cm high and covered...