Gulf News journalist Paul Mitchell treads the boards with a young cast rehearsing to play fairies at Te Toki Reserve, for an upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Rangihoua Estate, March 9-13.

Join us for a Summer evening stroll through Surfdale village, Waiheke Island for Artisphere’s Surfdale Art Stroll tomorrow, 14 January, from 6 to 8 pm. This is a self-guided walk between four art exhibitions in Surfdale. Gail Barratt’s ceramic...
Steve Edwards is a Waiheke singer-songwriter who is making a dent in the international music scene. After several years performing with bands on the festival circuit in the UK, Steve, who originally hails from the West Coast, has transplanted to...

The Red Shed Art Collective Gallery is reopening Saturday 8 January.  The Red Shed is Waiheke’s iconic gallery situated at Palm Beach and is a collective of artists that exist to support the creation and sharing of art. The re-opening...
Fancy a trawl around all Waiheke’s many artists’ studios and galleries without having to step out of a single room? Then the latest exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery should be right up your street. The show features dozens...
Michelle Barber meets an artist whose paintings invite exploration but who dislikes explanation because it leads her further away from her connection to her audience. Ingrid Berzins’ whimsical paintings capture a sense of wonder with the details of our natural...
Michelle Barber talks to Katie Trinkle-Legge about growing up with art “in the blood”, how dog-walking has inspired a new expansive direction and why she enjoys caring for native birds. If you know Katie Trinkle-Legge’s still life in oil you...
Michelle Barber talks to Daisy Saaiman about growing up in rural South Africa and why she’s using lockdowns as a way to experiment with a new floral inspiration. Daisy Saaiman, goes by the moniker Daisyland as an artist and is...

Silversmiths might be rare these days, but Jenny Mason has been interested in metal work for many years. She is now able to focus on her craft and make beautiful jewelry with precious metals and found objects. Michelle Barber: What’s...
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....