Janet McAllister: Hunker down in the bunker
Janet McAllister: Hunker down in the bunker

Forget your old churches and your wine cellars, the most atmospheric place to make music in Auckland - save traditional…

Walters Prize contenders: Living rough and a taxi to nowhere
Walters Prize contenders: Living rough and a taxi to nowhere

There's no cover charge for the Walters Prize this year. It would be hard to charge for a show that has so little to see…

Janet McAlister: Action plan that has no action
Janet McAlister: Action plan that has no action

When I pretend I'm the Grand Poobah of Auckland arts (doesn't everyone?) then blessed are the North Shore meek who are poor…

My happy place: Laurent Decol - mime artist
My happy place: Laurent Decol - mime artist

Miming is my happy place. Mime is the art of silence and of immediate communication between all cultures. With mime it is…

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The agony and the ecstacy
The agony and the ecstacy

"It's one of our major brands," says conductor and music director Eckehard Stier, when I ask about the…

Conchita vamps Gaultier show

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst closed Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture show at Paris fashion, resplendent in a black…

My happy place: Taiaroa Royal, dancer and choreographer

My happy place is Lake Okareka, where I'm from. It's a magical place, a rejuvenating place. Even though I don't go back…

On the cutting edge

Michel Tuffery is brandishing a hair dryer. He's drying off a print of a kereru bird as he and project partner Flox run…

T.J. McNamara: The master of invention
T.J. McNamara: The master of invention

The variety of his work makes Phil Dadson really special. The differing areas of the new Trish Clark…

Theatre group tackles Pacific's last taboo

A Wellington theatre company has assembled a cast of female actors to break down some of the most entrenched taboos in Melanesia. Fiji-New…

Michele Hewitson interview: David Mitchell

Architect David Mitchell has just returned from Venice where he's been doing a turn as the creative director and host of…

Kiwi artist's Vietnam-style cellphone art (+photos)

A top New Zealand artist, who has already created controversial art based on death row meals, has turned his attention to…

Journey beyond horizon

Painting in this country often falls into horizontals or is dominated by a horizon, perhaps because looking out to sea is…

Strength and grace
Strength and grace

Clothes become metaphors for colonisation, to be variously worn and discarded.New dance work explores…

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