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Ohope beach artist carves Maori design into huge driftwood that comes and goes

May 9, 2016 – 6:17 am | One Comment

It’s the ultimate story in detachment – The NZ Herald reported Bay of Plenty artist Harlem Shine has spent four years carving Maori design into large logs washed up by storms.
He never knows where his …

New community art gallery opens in Johnsonville

March 9, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

Late-night and weekend visitors to the Johnsonville Shopping Centre can now complement their shopping experience with beautiful works of art: the new community art gallery ‘Sub Urban Art Space’ is open and welcomes visitors to …

Maori artist inspires with abstract paintings

August 21, 2013 – 8:38 am |

Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Māori studies lecturer and contemporary Māori artist Israel Tangaroa Birch (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tawake, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) was one of 180 artists featured in the 5th Auckland Art Fair.
His abstract paintings were one …

Public art ideas sought to bring life to Wellington

August 13, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Public art ideas for vacant commercial space in Wellington are being sought by this week by the agency Urban Dream Brokerage, established this year by public art programme Letting Space.
Funded by the Wellington City Council’s …

Kidsline calls on young New Zealander’s to transform their feelings into art

May 30, 2012 – 9:40 am |

Media release                                                       Kidsline

29 May 2012

Kidsline is asking young New Zealander’s to transform their feelings into art, as The Kidsline Great Big Badge Design Competition kicks off.
Today …

Prison Art Auction ‘Ruwhenua Whakaaro – Thoughts of the Earthquake’

March 7, 2012 – 2:45 pm |

Prisoners at the three Canterbury Prisons have produced over 150 art pieces to be auctioned on Saturday 24 March 2012, Spreydon Baptist Church 244 Lyttleton St,  5.30-8.30p.m.  All proceeds will be going to the Christchurch …

Kiwi Northland Photography Students Showcase their Exhibition ‘The Future Now’

September 14, 2011 – 9:49 am | One Comment

The photography department at Kamo High School is amongst the best in Northland and is once again showcasing its talents with their exhibition The Future Now, Youthinism. On Saturday the 17th of September at 3:00pm …

Wellington Office Building Becomes a Work of Art

April 1, 2011 – 7:13 pm |

Media Release
For immediate release March 31st 2011
Wellington Office Building Becomes a Work of Art
The Market Testament Colin Hodson,  11-25 April 2011
139 The Terrace, (formerly Asteron House,) Wellington
A Letting Space public art project
An entire office building …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 335 – Stone Arrow Jewellery

March 29, 2011 – 7:00 pm |

I just thought I’d do a little plug for my friend Nick Feint’s amazing jewellery because he just posted a link to it on facebook and I was enthralled.  Nick lives at and runs Stone …

Call for Entries – Designs Inspired by ‘Intelligent Mobility’ (and Featuring Environmental Sensitivity)

March 9, 2011 – 9:32 pm |

Annual global design challenge seeks submissions that consider the future of home appliances
Electrolux Design Lab 2011 invites Kiwi industrial design students and recent graduates of industrial design to compete for a six-month paid …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 300 – The Ancient Craft of Rock Work Lives On in Golden Bay, New Zealand

February 21, 2011 – 7:37 pm |

Rock work.  You wouldn’t think there much to it, putting up a rock wall.  Anyone can do it right? Well, yeah, but not one that stays there for one hundred years.  It’s one of those …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 274 – Tessa Whiteman’s Shoes

January 25, 2011 – 9:47 pm |

Today, of all the things a girl could find herself doing, I found myself sitting in artist Tess Whiteman’s living room admiring her painted shoe collection.  Yes, yes, all in a day’s work for this …

The World is Your Canvas – Karamea’s Rongo Backpackers Where Self-Sufficiency Meets Creativity

January 8, 2011 – 10:10 pm | 7 Comments

Article by By Kathleen Anderson Freelance Writer
Paul Murray is a self-realized artist.  He has invested his whole life and soul in his current work: The LivinginPeace Project, which aims to combine the …

SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens event asks ‘What is our relationship to nature?’

January 7, 2011 – 8:33 pm |

For immediate release, January 6th 2011
Fancy wearing a dress designed to aid the pollination process of butterflies? Or learn how to mix yummy green smoothies on the front of a bicycle? Visitors to Taranaki may …

Introducing Talents From My Whangarei community: A coffee with colourful Alivia Carrington-Hall.

January 6, 2011 – 9:00 pm |

by Claire Chateau
“If you believe you have got the potential, you need to go for it!” said Alivia when I met her over a coffee a few weeks back. Her words have been popping up …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 254 – Lush Alivia Loves Whangarei

January 5, 2011 – 10:00 pm |

Check out Claire Chateau’s latest piece on Happyzine ‘Introducing Talents From My Whangarei community: A coffee with colourful Alivia Carrington-Hall.’
It’s an inspiring article about a young photographer from Claire’s hood – Whangarei.  I love the …

Letting Space Project Unveiled for Auckland Arts Festival 2011

December 22, 2010 – 9:42 pm |

NEWS RELEASE: For immediate release
21 DECEMBER 2010
Wellington Public art programme Letting Space today announced its first foray into Auckland in March 2011, as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2011, with a work by the …

Introducing: Buy Nothing Day!

November 26, 2010 – 9:15 am | One Comment

For Immediate release:  26 November 2010
Buy Nothing Day, a 20-year old day of international protest against consumerism, is this Saturday 27 November.  And in time for this date …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 195 – Recycled Denim Challenge: Green Creativity At Its Best

November 3, 2010 – 4:22 pm | have been busy with their ‘Recycled Denim Challenge’ of late.  This entry’s my favorite, it’s called ‘Recycled Denim Coasters and Table Setting Mat’. It’s a fresh, eye catching concept.
I’d like to see green design …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#173 – Nice Easy Day and I Have a Great Idea!

October 12, 2010 – 6:00 pm |

Today I was still recovering my son’s birthday.  It’s funny isn’t it, how these occasions present them selves as corners in our lives, and once they’re over and done with, there’s the feeling of space …