Paul Little: Art paints a picture about us
Paul Little: Art paints a picture about us

A healthy amount of public art tells you a lot about a community, writes Paul Little.

The artists were the brave ones
The artists were the brave ones

The Quilter Collection started in Wellington in the early 1990s, when one of the most prolific and prominent collectors…

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?

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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…

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

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

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…

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

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…

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