22 November 2017
As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.
The Long Dream of Waking: New Perspectives on Len Lye, edited by Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow and Roger Horrocks, shows Lye as one of the twentieth century’s most original artists.
27 September 2017
You never know whom you’ll meet at a Le Cordon Bleu culinary short course. On the weekend, Jessica Rolinson-Purchase and Stella Robertson-Hale attended the Get Saucy Workshop. In 2015, aspiring chefs Jessica and Stella won the popular reality TV show My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (MKR).
13 September 2017
A new exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery—captured entirely through the lens of one of New Zealand’s most respected photographers, Laurence Aberhart—is set to roll back the decades and show the city as it once was.
4 September 2017
A new University of Canterbury exhibition, Caprice, explores the life and work of Chrystabel Aitken (1907-2005), a remarkably versatile and ambitious artist highly regarded for her depiction of animals, particularly horses.
1 April 2017
If there is one blog I hope my children (and eventually my grandchildren) read I hope it is this one.
3 March 2017
University of Canterbury Fine Arts Master’s student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art competition with her artwork to be part of the Arte Languna exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, in Italy, this mo
16 December 2016
A report canvassing views from New Zealands vibrant creative sector, and the role copyright and registered designs has in their work, has been released today by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.Hon Paul Goldsmith
15 February 2016
EGLANTYNE, written and performed by Wellingtonian Anne Chamberlain, is an inspiring new solo play about the Edwardian human rights activist and visionary, Eglantyne Jebb.
5 February 2016
Later this month, key people from the international performing arts world will come to New Zealand to see local work on home soil and to consider presenting and showing it overseas.
3 February 2016
Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills.
20 June 2015
This year’s $100,000 Michael King Writer’s Fellowship has been awarded to non-fiction master, Dr Martin Edmond, winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction and author of some 30 publications and screenplays.
Surf photographer is colour blind and works underground in a coal mine. So how did he capture these stunning images?
7 April 2015
After taking a glimpse of Ray Collin’s work you certainly wouldn't guess that he’s never actually seen the way the colours of a wave play in the sunlight