Kiwis pop up on skateboard art
Kiwis pop up on skateboard art

Portraits of well-known New Zealanders painted on to skateboards are fetching up to $10,000.

Spectacular tour de force
Spectacular tour de force

Thousands of Kiwis will witness the dazzling performers in Cirque du Soleil's Totem in its five-week Auckland season.

T.J. McNamara: Looking down at the city
T.J. McNamara: Looking down at the city

In 1957, Robert Ellis, a young artist and amateur musician, arrived in Auckland directly from the Royal College of Art to…

Janet McAllister: Talking about the write thing
Janet McAllister: Talking about the write thing

What is "publishing" exactly? Award-winning author James George sees it as "connecting writers of stories to readers of…

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Come to my island
Come to my island

Glenn Jowitt was the Mayor of Auckalani. For 35 years the gregarious palagi photographer looked over…

William Dart: Revamp needs far more work

With our television screens pumping out a stale smorgasbord of cook-ups and cars, rugby and reality shows, an invitation…

Josie McNaught: Debate? That's one way to put it

Drip, drip, drip - it's the sound of the slow but inexorable dribble of information about the Michael Parekowhai artwork…

Portraits from the female Banksy

She has spent years dodging the police in north London, but now Britain's leading female street artist, known as Bambi…

Classical review: Swirling mood changes captured well
Classical review: Swirling mood changes captured well

After the disappointment of the NZ Symphony Orchestra's last visit, its Friday concert was a welcome…

First, the fish was killed

The exhibition Unstuck in Time at Te Tuhi in Pakuranga began with interactive performance art in the courtyard on the…

Janet McAllister: Debate reveals lack of vision

An actor, a writer and a musician walk into an arts debate. "What happens now?" they ask the politician. Okay, that's not…

Brian Rudman: Free us from danger of plonked art

This week, the Herald ran a leaked image of the mystery $1.5 million sculpture Mayor Len Brown has regally decided will…

Artists switch flag on Brooklyn Bridge

Two German artists have claimed responsibility for replacing American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with faded white versions…

Is the 'state house' sculpture appropriate for Queens Wharf?
Is the 'state house' sculpture appropriate for Queens Wharf?

Leaked images of the secretive $1.5 million sculpture planned at the end of Queens Wharf show a simple…

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