Anyone who had a heart
Anyone who had a heart

In previous exhibitions, Melissa Coote has done large paintings of the outward anatomy of the human figure. Her startling…

Kiwi's 'thundercloud' lamp
Kiwi's 'thundercloud' lamp

Is it a lamp, a work of art, a piece of furniture, or a magical prop from a science fiction film?

T.J. McNamara: The inadequacies of language
T.J. McNamara: The inadequacies of language

Artists making non-narrative videos are commonplace but Grant Stevens' work cleverly ties emblems to intricacies of language…

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…

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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…

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

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

The agony and the ecstacy

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

Conchita vamps Gaultier show
Conchita vamps Gaultier show

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

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

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

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
Michele Hewitson interview: David Mitchell

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

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