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Christchurch Art Gallery reveals rooftop ‘Quasi’ to inspire laughter, thought and discussion

June 20, 2016 – 4:00 am |

 Christchurch art gallery
Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest outdoor installation.
Quasi, a five-metre-tall sculpture of the artist’s hand and facial features, has been unveiled …

B Side Stories: Meet Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD

April 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This week on BSide Stories we were joined by Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD, the local Wellington Country Folk duo consisting of guitar player/songwriter Ali & Oliver Vetter on violin. Ali discusses his Celtic origins …

Kids invited to take control and get tangled in Christchurch this Waitangi Weekend

February 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch Art Gallery presents Tangle
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu presents Polygot Theatre’s Tangle, a fun free event in which children take control, creating an enormous abstract work of art.
On the Gallery forecourt this …

New arts fund and research to support Auckland diversity – call for proposals

August 7, 2015 – 4:00 am |

Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand will invest $600,000 over the next three years in a new initiative that responds to the Auckland Region’s culturally diverse population.
Creative New Zealand’s Auckland Diversity Project Fund will offer arts …

After taking time out to heal from Christchurch quakes, leading Kiwi artist Melissa Sharplin sets up new base in Wanaka

July 16, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Prominent New Zealand artist Melissa Sharplin has moved her studio to Wanaka’s historic Cardrona Valley, with fresh motivation for a major exhibition after a two-year hiatus.

Sharplin, 35, recently opened her own gallery and studio work …

Leading Maori artists feature in Wellington Matariki festival

June 17, 2015 – 12:38 pm |

Major exhibitions by leading Māori artists feature at Wellington galleries during the Wellington Matariki Festival which opens next week.
Eight of Wellington’s museums and art galleries are presenting the Wellington Matariki Festival featuring more than 60 …

Student visions are turned to reality for five NZ schools

May 15, 2015 – 11:22 am |

The winners of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Wall Worthy competition have been named and are set to Paint New Zealand Beautiful.
In its 5th year, the Wall Worthy competition celebrates our communities, local legends and unheard …

Sports field painting design contains info from stats and ideas collected from local community

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Siv B Fjærestad has worked with Letting Space and in partnership with Wellington City Council to create an enormous artwork on the fields of Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhampore: a dynamic colourful backdrop for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Got your 2014 diary yet? Check out this year’s Kiwi Diary

January 28, 2014 – 10:19 pm |

Hi I’m Charlotte Squire and I’m the founder of New Zealand’s (rather green) positive news website Happyzine.  I’ve long been a fan of the Kiwi Diary.  I use mine daily, for me it serves as …

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

For information go to: www.teza.org.nz
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 tumblr.com.   For him, it’s about “being part of a growing creative …

Cities around the world gift streetlamps to Christchurch for art installation

September 22, 2013 – 4:20 pm |

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.
Solidarity Grid is a creative infrastructure replacement project for Christchurch. The installation consists of 21 …

Auckland artist’s hand painted trees on High Street will change with the seasons

September 18, 2013 – 9:12 am |

Spring blossoms will be arriving in Auckland’s High Street this week as part of a hand-painted artwork to celebrate and harness the exciting changes happening to the site where one of Auckland’s most iconic nightspots …

13 year old Nganeko Keelan wins Northland Designer of the Year

September 11, 2013 – 5:36 pm |

Northland Designer of the Year at the Bernina Northland Fashion Awards is Nganeko Keelan aged 13. Nganeko has been designing since he was 5 and this is the third year he has entered the competition.  …

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