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Wellington residents invited to bring to life an enormous painting

April 3, 2015 – 11:14 pm |

A new art project in Wellington is bringing people together, on a scale never seen before.
Wellingtonians are invited to be part of a giant painting, stretching across the fields of one of Wellington’s great park …

Upcycling Christmas trees in the Hutt

October 7, 2014 – 11:57 am |

With Christmas approaching, how about a creative upcycling idea for your Christmas tree?
Hutt City Council are calling for entries to their ReTree Festival, a Recycled and Crafted Christmas Tree Exhibition
The Council has teamed up with …

Playing for Change: connecting the world through music

August 25, 2014 – 6:12 pm |

On September 20th musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change …

Experience art in the dark in Auckland

August 11, 2014 – 4:35 pm |


Celery Productions present
13 – 16 November.
Celebrating its fifth year and now widely regarded as an arts-institution within Auckland, ART IN THE DARK 2014 returns to illuminate every nook …


June 16, 2014 – 12:07 pm |

Okareka Dance Company presents
Having already proven themselves as one of New Zealand’s most dynamic companies on a national level through their critically acclaimed tours of Tama Ma (2009), Nga Hau E Wha (2011) and …

The sacred activist who is not afraid of being the spark

June 4, 2014 – 6:26 pm |

In order to change ourselves or the world; perhaps first we must be inspired and know we are not alone?
Redwood Reider is a spoken word poet who does just this.  She feels pain: the personal …

Kiwi Artist Crowdsourcing Funds to Continue Global Art Peace Project

May 14, 2014 – 10:35 am |

“inspired by the belief that art has the power to challenge and inspire”
Peace in 10,000 Hands to be Boosted’s biggest campaign
 Queenstown artist Stu Robertson is photographing a single white rose, an ancient symbol of peace, in the …

Seeking nominations for Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014

May 7, 2014 – 3:51 pm |

Nominations for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014 are now open. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand.
Nominations can be made by members of the public, and artists …

Youth of Christchurch create unique art in the central city

April 25, 2014 – 8:27 am |

The Stencil Art Project: The Youth of Christchurch Create Unique Art in the Central City
SCAPE Public Art and Westpac are working together to bring to life The Stencil Art Project in Christchurch. Young people from …

Comic book series celebrates Queer and Trans people in New Zealand

April 6, 2014 – 8:22 pm |

A Different Kind of Story .
A new comic series that celebrates the New Zealand LGBTI (lesbian gay bisexual transgendered and intersex)/rainbow community.
Sam Orchard has been drawing since he was a little girl, and is passionate …

Check out the Auckland Writers Festival line up

April 6, 2014 – 8:19 pm |

For the past 14 years the Auckland Writers Festival has enriched the culture of Auckland city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of their guest authors but …

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book

March 13, 2014 – 10:04 am |

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book
On March 29, Saffron Gallery of Art in Timaru will host the launch of Vanishing Point, a limited edition book which combines art and environmentalism to deliver a powerful …

Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years of bringing joyously creative minds together

February 26, 2014 – 12:36 pm |

Media Release: Semi-Permanent Auckland 2014
Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years and welcomes NZ film maker Niki Caro alongside the world’s best.
Semi-Permanent is the legendary event that brings together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative …

Christchurch is feeling Audacious

February 20, 2014 – 4:52 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
Navigate the city by ear at Audacious, Christchurch’s first-ever festival of sonic arts, which will see the Central City humming from Saturday 1 March – Sunday 2 March.
Christchurch will resonate with …

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

February 12, 2014 – 11:19 am |

Media release: Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker — eight energetic words that perfectly sum up a new fun- and family-focused art exhibition coming to Christchurch’s ArtBox, …

Landscape for Breakfast – poem by David Eggleton

February 10, 2014 – 12:17 am |

Since the first edition back in 2004, The Kiwi Diary has been designed to inform, educate and inspire you for 365 days of each year!  The Kiwi Diary celebrates kiwi creativity, shares ideas with a …

Golden Bay hosts weaving workshop featuring award winning craftspeople in 2014

December 11, 2013 – 5:54 pm |

A group of award winning Golden Bay weavers are hosting a two day weaving course next year, with the organiser hoping this inaugural event will this will inspire people to visit from over the marble …

New Brighton artists establish new economic zone, for 7 days

November 7, 2013 – 9:54 am |

Welcome to TEZA: The Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa
New Brighton, Christchurch
25 November – 1 December 2013

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A group of artists from around New Zealand are establishing an economic zone in New Brighton, Christchurch for …

Utopia and sustainability feature Freedom Farmers exhibition in Auckland

November 1, 2013 – 8:51 pm |

Auckland Art Gallery kicked off Labour Weekend with the opening of Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas, the largest overview of new contemporary art in New Zealand today.

 This dynamic and free exhibition sees 20 artists engage with ideas of utopia and …

30 days of photos because “creativity is a habit not a talent”

October 30, 2013 – 5:08 pm | 2 Comments

Wanaka based photographer Simon Williams explains his reasons for taking up the challenge of sharing one image per day with the world on   For him, it’s about “being part of a growing creative …