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Snakes and Shadows: History as Poetry in Chris Tse’s Year of Snakes

by Mr Goulter September 22, 2014

Cross Tory Street heading toward Aro; banish the Carrilon’s long shadow behind the white-and-teal Bible Society on your left, Nurse Maude’s mosaic gaze upon your right shoulder. Point your nose toward Tara-Ngaki Street – “shining mountain-peak” – and feel Haining Street incline beneath your feet as Tory’s constant woosh recedes into urban din. The senses […]

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World Press Photo Exhibition

by Herbertimo September 6, 2014

A picture not only speaks a thousand words but has the ability to leave you speechless. Currently at the NZ Portrait Gallery in Shed 11 on the waterfront you can see a collection of photos that do exactly that. The photos that make up the World Press Photo Exhibition are selected from over 10,000 images […]

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Political Cuts

by Sue Tyler September 2, 2014

Every second store I pass seems to be a Pop-Up Shop of one kind or another, but Political Cuts is something brings a different spin to the idea. When you pop along to 101 Wakefield Street this week (like a true Pop-Up Political Cuts is only around for a week) you’ll discover a salon offering […]

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Walking in Light

by Tom August 28, 2014

We’ve already previewed the LUX festival, but now we’re a bit over halfway through and the weather’s looking kind, it’s worth reminding you to See. It. Now. You have until Sunday. We had a wander around last night, and the atmosphere was (appropriately) electric. Quite apart from the installations themselves, the experience of being around so […]

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The Plates of Wellington on a Plate

by Joanna August 15, 2014

Wellington on a Plate starts today, hurray! You will no doubt be hearing more from us on this subject, so let’s kick off our coverage with an event that caters to every palate and every dietary requirement. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? Wellington Plates is an exhibition of ceramic tableware served up as hot […]

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Curl up with a good Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 13, 2014

It’s true i get excited by books, and every year i get excited by the Annual DCM Bookfair,  which lucky for my excitement meter (which dipped a bit post film festival) is on this weekend. At The DCM Bookfair you’ll find over 90,000 books Books, Magazine, Comics, Graphic Novels,  jigsaw-puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl Records, Stamps …. […]

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Let There Be Light

by Herbertimo August 7, 2014

lux — n , pl lux the derived SI unit of illumination equal to a luminous flux of 1 lumen per square metre. 1 lux is equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle. I don’t know about you, but to me a luminous flux sounds like it should be a lot of fun. It sounds like a light […]

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Something wonderful at The Dowse

by Sue Tyler July 9, 2014

Emma from Emma Makes kindly visited and revisited  - Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery  exhibition at The Dowse  for us. Each time I return to Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery I find something new I want to own. It began at the opening with Emily Valentine’s Kingfisher Brooch (2013). “Is that a bird?” said the friend I was […]

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Can it really be the end?

by Anna May 21, 2014

Well the Castle that Cares is on its last week and boy is there a line-up celebrating the highlights and the high-nights of the good ship Mighty Mighty. We’ve Wellingtonisata Awarded prizes there, we’re broken up, pashed up, made up, spewed up, chatted up, felt up and partied hard with the best of them. And […]

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Creative Weekend on Miramar Peninsula

by Sue Tyler March 8, 2014

It’s Artist in Action weekend on the Miramar Peninsula. This weekend from 10-4pm on Saturday 8 March and Sunday 9 March 2014 visits artists on the peninsular from painters to potters to printmakers,  and more in their studios. It’s part of the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail  which you can follow at any time, but this weekend, gets you access to more studios, space […]

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