Rucksacks, walking boots, rain, rasping possum coughs, blisters, sore legs, playing cards, endless water boiled for cups of tea, a cask of wine, vodka and lime, arguments, stark home truths, dark secrets revealed, a hut ghost and plenty of...
Many people fantasise about throwing in their job, moving out of the city and fulfilling a dream of writing or art making. Most don’t. Mike Crawshaw has. In May he left his position as a manager at the Refugee...
Among Jeanine Clarkin’s numerous Matariki projects this year is a special edition maramataka (calendar) that celebrates Waiheke’s mana wāhine – the island’s Māori women.  Called Waiheke Wāhine Maramataka – Waiheke ko te Kāinga e, the calendar presents 13 women, some...
Auckland artist Juliana Duran was earlier this month announced the winner of the 2022 Small Sculpture Prize at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery for her work Petrified Primordial Landscape. The work is described as a symbolic vindication of the artist’s...
Sculpt Oneroa has been extended and will now conclude on 30 April. If you haven’t recently wandered around Oneroa Village, make sure to meander through before the end of the month and have a look at some of the...
Jorge Wright’s work Head Within is the winner of the People’s Choice Award for Perpetual Guardian Sculpture On The Gulf 2022. Jorge’s towering, five-metre Corten steel sculpture, Head Within, was his first outing in the exhibition that saw more than...
Iryna Aleksienienko, or Rina Alex as she is called in New Zealand, is a Ukranian native and started painting during the last lockdown. She is raising funds for the people of her home country of Ukraine by donating 100...
The biennial event, Sculpt Oneroa, is set to open on Friday 18 March with its eighth display in Oneroa Village. With 14 participating artists and the artwork of Waiheke High School students on screen in the Toi Gallery window,...
Newly minted Surfdale art space Gallery Anomalous is having its second show in March with the opening of Oliver Stretton-Pow’s exhibition entitled Make Waves. The exhibition will showcase a wide-ranging suite of sculptural works by Stretton-Pow that seek to...

Waiheke’s Perpetual Guardian Sculpture On The Gulf is forging ahead with several works installed in recent days. Early this week, as Covid case numbers rose sharply, chair of Sculpture on the Gulf Warwick Grey told Gulf News that all the sculptures have...