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Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

WATCH: Santa kickstarts A Very Welly Christmas

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Multimedia

Santa’s back in town and Wellington’s kids couldn’t be happier. AIMEE EASTWOOD was there to welcome him.



LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Multimedia

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Young people getting into art buying – given they can’t afford houses

Nov 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story

The digital age is bring art collectors and artists together more easily.



Playwright draws on personal experience in new work

Nov 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A personal experience of racism is the inspiration behind a new cabaret,  Christ (Church) Almighty. Victor Rodgers, a well known playwright and occasional Shortland Street actor, was in Wellington on Saturday, talking about his most recent work. The piece was inspired by an incident which saw him verbally attacked  for speaking Te Reo Maori by […]



Wellington ‘Jammers’ preparing for annual concert

Nov 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Next week young Wellingtonians will take to the stage in a celebration of diversity



WATCH: Sky Show off to Matariki with a bang

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Multimedia, News, Top Picture

Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Day fireworks are no more. Next year they light up the mid-winter festival for Matariki. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to city councillor Jill Day about the move.



Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Radio News

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson



Art eases exam stress for local students

Nov 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A new art gallery showcasing work done by students from the Victoria University’s art club opened yesterday.



Battle continues to save heritage buildings

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

The struggle to save over 150 heritage buildings continues almost one year after the Kaikoura earthquake. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Timely renovations just in time for quake

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Renovations on Wellington’s Saint Mary of the Angels church may have been undertaken just in time to save it from the Kaikoura earthquakes last year. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.



Youth voting problem combatted through photography

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Young photographer takes our youth voting problem into her own hands



WATCH: Te Reo marches down Lambton Quay

Sep 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News

WATCH: About 5000 people march to start Maori Language week. ELIJAH Hill got among the crowd.



REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse



Traditional Maori forms re-imagined by artist Darren Ward

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

The Weltec tutor is using the eel traps of his whanau to inspire creative students. He talks with PATRICK FRENCH.



WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

May 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Student Features

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.



New Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Te Aro knitting teacher from Spain

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A Spanish student teacher is running knitting classes at Te Aro school as part of her PhD. Aimee Eastwood reports.



Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks about her favourites.

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

NewsWire’s Tayla Quinn and Ulrike Lykke talk to Cuba Dupa 2017 communications manager Brianne Kerr



NewsWire gets low-down on Cuba Dupa 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Cuba Dupa’s Brianne Kerr talks to NewsWire about the festival.



Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.



Art alumni and graduates combine to celebrate 30 years for Whitireia

Dec 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Successful merging of alumni and graduate talent likely to be repeated



Design graduates’ work on show not your typical exhibition

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

WelTec’s Creative Technologies graduates show off their talent in a National Portrait Gallery



Colourful new mural for Aro Valley

Oct 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Arts and culture hit if capital ‘slush fund’ axed, says Foster

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Scrapping the council’s “slush fund” would deal a blow to Wellington’s arts and culture activity, says long-time councillor and mayoral candidate Andy Foster. He talks to ANGELA REID about the role in plays in the cultural capital.



Artists hijack bathroom for unusual art show

Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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Katydid star of Toi Poneke Gallery exhibit

May 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News

Kate Lepper mixed nature with art for her latest work at Wellington’s Toi Poneke Gallery.



PHOTO ESSAY: Day in life of tattoo artist

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Playshop Live

May 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story, Uncategorized

Playshop Live has people laughing from improvised comedy. AMY MCEWEN follows the actors at the rehearsals of the latest show.



Artist sets herself ‘a/part’ from the crowd with first solo show of her body

Apr 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.



Thorndon School uses Tuffery art to make temporary rooms like home

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Temporary premises on college grounds clears way for $9 million reconstruction.



WATCH: A special art gallery in Abel Smith St values citizens

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, Student Features

Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.



WATCH: Community art festival in Porirua

Jan 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Features, Lead Radio Story, Student Features

TEZA, or the Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, is a public art project bringing art and the community together. BRAD FLAHIVE reports.



The Toi Two Hundy, affordable art for every day people

Dec 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Toi Two Hundy at Toi Poneke Art Centre displays resident artists’ work for no more than $200 each.



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Art through the eyes of young people used to mark Porirua milestone

Jun 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

A local artist and college students band together to create art to celebrate Poriruas 50th anniversary..



PHOTO ESSAY: Harbourside market draws crowd

May 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, Uncategorized

Harbourside market, the oldest and most popular market draws large crowds every Sunday morning. Captured by COLIN ENGELBRECHT.



Porirua icons to inspire student collaboration with renown artist

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Michael Tuffery to work with student’s from Porirua secondary schools.



WATCH: Contemporary twists to Maori art forms

Jan 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

The biennal Toi Maori Art Market returned to Wellington with a collection of Maori and indigenous art. YC LEE reports.



WOW attracts thousands to the Capital

Sep 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio News



Children’s sculpture exhibition is about to hit the road

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News

An exhibition of sculptures inspired by the books of a popular New Zealand author,are about to go on tour.



Petone will be an art gallery for the work of Thumbs Up artists.

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young artists with disabilities are creating pieces which will be displayed around cafes and shops.



OE tales told in new play opening in capital

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

A new play by rookie writer and director Chris Swney puts the spotlight on the Kiwi backpacker experience. STEVEN READ reports. IMAGES: Josh Price.



Human jukeboxe fun provokes thought

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features

A top NZ artist has made a point by using people as cultural dancing machines in their exhibition. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Outdoor sculptures go on show during Shapeshifter

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.



PHOTO ESSAY: More than a walk through the park

Mar 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Uncategorized

Wellington’s Botanic Garden has been lit up for the New Zealand Festival.



Drawing the line in Wellington bars gets creative juices flowing

Feb 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A Wellington illustrator, animator and designer organises meet ups for local artists to network.



Festival to drum up an audience in Civic Square

Jan 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

On February 21 hundreds of performers fill Civic Square for a massive party and everyone is welcome.



PHOTO ESSAY: The graffiti of Aro Valley can polarise

Dec 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Picture story, Student Features

Aro Valley’s community can have divergent views of its ever-present graffiti. Take a walk up the valley with BETHANY PEARSON.



Students’ murals brighten up neighbourhoods in Paint Up project

Dec 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

A council project has brightened up Berhampore and Newtown with designs and painting by local kids.



Artists drawn from the cities to the Wairarapa life

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Wairarapa artists Barry Saunders and Megan Campbell talk to LAUREN HERTZBERG about their move from city to country.



Documentary traces roots of unity through cultural dance

Nov 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Director Bronwyn Judge premieres her documentary on African dance at dance festival in capital.



Conservation time on Raoul Island reflected in art exhibition

Nov 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

An artist’s island odyssey inspired photos for an exhibition to be held at Thistle Hall.



Parfumier is living his dream at top of cable car

Nov 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Picture story, Top Picture

Francesco van Eerd has set up a mini museum which shows off his perfume passion. KHALID AHMED reports on his new shop in Kelburn.



The mystery of the Plunket Street murals

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Who painted the Plunket street murals? When? What do the strange figures mean? Bethany Pearson investigates.



Students giving wool a ‘Second Life’ at Bowen House exhibition

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, Multimedia, News

Whitireia arts students get their hands on felt to stretch the definition of wool in Wellington show.



Sculpture trust puts public art event in capital’s car parking spaces

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Event to transform car parks into art installations for PARK(ing) Day idea borrowed from San Francisco.



Designer earns her scholarship with ‘tears, sweat and hard work’

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Student Features

A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.



Anti-nuclear past the subject of radioactive art exhibition

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

New Zealand’s defiant nuclear history proves inflammatory at a new art exhibition.



Saatchi dropped as art lecture topic after his behaviour towards Nigella

Aug 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Te Papa talk on modern art successful despite controversial circumstances.



Somes/Matiu Island art workshop to turn plastic into fantastic

May 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

An art workshop on Matiu/Somes Island is set to teach children and their families about plastic pollution.



Designer showcases NZ fashion talent in Kuala Lumpur

May 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellingtonian Hannah Shand takes the stage and third place with her Malysian collaborator.



Wellington underground art preserved on walls of inner-city flat

Apr 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

A local man has moved in to a living art gallery with walls covered in colour.



Jamming with Anika at the Big Day Dowse

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Thousands turned out for the fun and entertainment at the Big Day Dowse in the Hutt Valley. EMILY LIPSYS checks out the action.



Multi-Fest a colourful celebration of Lower Hutt’s diverse cultures

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Lower Hutt celebrated its diversity last weekend with food, fashion and dance from around the world.



Arts and craft market raises funds for school

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Most Popular, Top Picture

The Made in Petone market and car boot sale proved a colourful fundraiser for the local primary school. EMILY LIPSYS caught the day in photos.



Tattooist drag racer aspires to be a travelling preacherman

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular

Tattooist Zak Kohl likes fast cars, karate and playing bass guitar, but his main calling is preaching, he tells JAMES VERNON.



Emerging artist gets residency at Wellington gallery

Mar 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

Emma Chalmers, a young Dunedin artist, is the new artist in residence at 30 Upstairs. VOMLE SPRINGFORD reports.



Newtown Street Festival attracts thousands

Mar 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

New Zealand’s largest open-air street fair kicks off the start of the 2013 Newtown Festival.



Megan Ultimate is not letting her blindness stop her art

Feb 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News

A young art student is not letting her disability get in the way of her first exhibition.



Island Bay exhibition makes Christmas art affordable for all

Dec 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

‘It’s Art for Christ’s Sake’ a collaboration between gallery owner and 10 of her friends.



Fundraiser for Rape Crisis draws local artists ‘out of the woodwork’

Dec 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Artists donate work for auction to help raise funds for Wellington Rape Crisis.



Toasting art fit to hang on drag queens’ ears

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

Toast exhibition of contemporary visual art and design showcases the talents of Whitireia’s upcoming artists and designers. REGAN ROBERTS reports.



Massive perspex wall hanging for Carterton

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

AN ARTIST in her seventies will present a huge seven by three-metre wall hanging to the Carterton Event Centre today , a year after it was supposed to be finished. Artist Rhonda Grieg says it took longer than expected to make because of the huge size of Perspex needed and also the difficulty to get the special art materials.



What the streets and digital art are saying about US election

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

The mood has shifted from spreading hope to avoiding despair.



Street art with French flair promotes city centre of excellence

Oct 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City aims to increase community involvement in Dowse Square, starting with colourful boxes.



Farsite Gallery heading for closure after council decisions

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt arts supporters left disappointed after their appeal at finance and audit meeting.



Art lovers call to arms in fight for more Hutt funds

Sep 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, News

Funding changes have groups competing for less council money.



Kiwis, Japanese, bond over a different kind of cuppa

Sep 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

Tea and tragedy were shared at the Japan Festival in Wellington. SOPHIE JACKMAN reports on an ancient ceremony.



Radio made the art star, thanks to DJ Dan

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Radio Active takes local art to street level with studio space.



France Vietnam link features at Hutt exhibition

Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Old meets new in Oldlin Gallery at photographic art show.