Michelle Barber talks to Agata Christi about growing up in Poland and the inspiration that’s led to a split between her realistic and surreal-symbolic art. I enjoy the whimsy and imagination of Agata Christi’s painting and large scale mural work....
Waiheke artist Marie Holdaway has been having a whale of a time during the lockdown. In April, Marie took delivery of a whale tail - one of 80 sculptures that will make up WWF’s Whale Tales Art Trail on display...
  Michelle Barber talks to Belinda Fabris about her journey from finger-painting to making Egyptian jars of the dead to honour Kiwi native birds. I met Belinda Fabris when she submitted one of her quirky characters in the Waiheke Art in...

Michelle Barber talks to sculptor Kiya Nancarrow about trying to run away to sea and how important rhythm, materials and gut instinct are to creating her eye-catching artworks. The week before Aotearoa’s lockdown, I visited Kiya Nancarrow in her Rocky...
Wyrd Sisters is the Waiheke Theatre Company’s 21st production and what a delightful coming of age it is. An entertaining night of magick, murder, destiny and universal truths delivered in Terry Pratchett’s distinct satirical fantasy style. One of the...
It was a busy week in the world of Waiheke arts. A new gallery has opened in Surfdale and the Members Show at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery took place with many Waiheke artists represented.  Ostend Gallery in Surfdale features...
Waiheke High School music stars Lily Atu and Jono Benzur have won Auckland’s solo-duo heat of Smokefreerockquest. The pair performed under the name Friends of the Street, a nod to the volunteer service to get young people home safe at...
Last Thursday saw a record crowd fill Found Café for the monthly Song & Poetry Thing. Run by, artist and musician Katy Soljak and food writer and poet Julie Biuso, the open mic night is held the last Thursday...
After last year’s 11th-hour cancellation due to Covid, Waiheke Jazz Festival 2021 returned with a bang over the Easter weekend with sell-out shows around the island. With sanitisers at the ready, venues were packed full of gleeful audiences coming together...
At the opening of 2017’s Matariki exhibition, Waiheke Community Art Gallery’s Māori name ‘Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke’ was dedicated and a mauri stone, embodying the life force of the gallery, unveiled. The idea for the stone, said sculptor...