A secret to share

Today’s guest post comes from Heather of Foodie Gems of Wellie. Yay, we love guest posts! We all love a secret. Especially one that delivers pleasure. A jaunt around the recently launched Secret Art Walk uncovered all sorts of Wellington treasures. From the magnificent rata cone architecture of the Supreme Court to the holographic display […]

Pablos Art Auction 2012

Pablos Art Auction — that gala highlight of the local art scene — is on this Wednesday night. This year it’s bigger and better than ever and in an all-new venue: Massey University’s Great Hall. If you’re a seasoned collector and art-auction attendee I expect you already have your ticket and the date marked in […]

WOW 2012

It was my first time at WOW. I knew that I could expect a spectacle along with fantastic wearable art but I was unprepared for just how delighted I’d be. The sheer exuberance of the performers, the outlandish designs, and the joy of the winning designers made me clap my hands in childish glee several […]

Wonderful Wellington Lux

Today we have a guest post from Suzanne over at Observations. Yay guest posts! Last night I went to the fascinating Wellington Lux lighting event on the Wellington Waterfront. (Runs from 6pm to 11pm, 1 to 9 September) This  “teaser” event consists of four lighting installations, using new and interactive technology. The idea is to […]

The Winter is coming

Well it’s pretty much here…. although today ain’t half bad and here’s hoping the weekend is kind. Just a note, there’s rather an insane amount of good stuff opening tomorrow at City Gallery Wellington. They are launching the Winter Season with a heap of new shows. Plus it seems they are sneaking in a new […]

Review: Lucrece

An adaptation of Shakespeare’s narrative poem “The rape of Lucrece” by Binge Culture Collective. It’s a visual+audio installation at the Toi Poneke Gallery plus a live performance on Thursday and Friday evenings.  Fiona McNamara’s director’s note states “This production of Shakespeare’s poem claims the text, written by a man in a patriarchal society, as a […]

Pirates at Roar

Shiver me timbers, prepare to enter the wicked world of pirates.  Eight artists will sail the seven seas discovering pirate treasure.  Jewellers Buster Collins, Vaune Mason and Amanda Howley are taking on the accessories of pirate-ism with a vengeance.  From eye patches to collars, hooks to compass rings, these jewellers will provide all the treats and treasures that really […]

Binge Culture takes on Lucrece

“Audience members will be seated close enough to touch the performers and viewers will be encouraged to think about the ways they look at women’s bodies – both on film and in the flesh.” No, that’s not the press release from Wellington Fashion Week. Instead, it’s Lucrece: An Adaptation of Shakespeare’s the Rape of Lucrece, […]

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012

The New Zealand International Arts Festival opens tonight with a live event in conjuction with the launch of First Contact. It’s FREE, family friendly, and starts at 8:30pm outside Te Papa. There are visuals by Linechecker and music and dance from the Whitireia Performing Arts School, The Nomad, Horomona Horo, Rhombus in Dub and Rayjah45. First […]

NZ Fringe Festival 2012 into week two

The New Zealand Fringe Festival presents emerging artists in a festival of weird and wonderful performances around Wellington. The shows are are reasonably priced (or free) and are held in venues all over the city. The programme is full of shows, conveniently divided in the programme into genres –  Comedy, Dance, Music, Theatre, or Visual […]