a secret art initiative

A lucky dip of sorts has recently piqued our interest — one that could see willing participants end up with an original piece...

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new opening: parlour projects

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

Not ones to overlook the cultural (and literal) fruits of Hawke's Bay, we noticed the region welcome a promising new contemporary art project...

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art to look out for at the 2016 aaf

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

Relaunching this year under new ownership, the 2016 edition of the Auckland Art Fair biennial is set to be bigger and better than...

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film: our little sister

From the director of Like Father, Like Son, Hirokazu Kore-eda, this highly anticipated Japanese drama follows a trio of sisters who take in...

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must see: city of gold

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

The subject of this heart-warming documentary is legendary Los Angeles food critic and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold, who takes the film’s director on...

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vip opening night at the auckland art fair with lexus

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

With Auckland's current art scene no less than buoyant, we're eagerly anticipating the event that will see an endless stream of local and...

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5 must-sees at documentary edge 2016

With the Wellington counterpart of the Documentary Edge International Film Festival currently underway and soon to hit Auckland, we thought it pertinent to shed...

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rialto channel: may 16 film round-up

By Francesca Rudkin

May is an exceptionally good month on Rialto Channel as we celebrate the Cannes Film Festival by screening an eclectic collection of award-winning...

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exhibition: artefacts of the digital world

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

It’s hard to look past the work of Kiwi-German artist André Hemer whose bright abstract works resemble painted artefacts of a digital realm — hence the...

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auckland writers festival: our top 6 speaker picks

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

Bringing home to roost the power of the written word, the Auckland Writers Festival will see 160 of the world’s best writers and...

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exhibition: medicinal skins by jack trolove

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

Originally mastering his craft by studying the layered methods of Impressionism, Point Chevalier-based artist Jack Trolove quickly became frustrated with the static quality...

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5 ways to commemorate your anzac weekend

1. Go to A Dawn Service While the Dawn Service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum (commencing at 6am) is by far the city's...

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kelmarna gardens autumn festival

By Deborah Raj

A working model of sustainability in an urban setting, the Kelmarna Organic Gardens in Herne Bay were established in 1981 and have been...

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coming soon: spanish film festival

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

As big fans of la vida loca, we were excited to learn that the impassioned Spanish spirit will be reaching out to us through the...

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rialto channel: april 16 film round-up

By Francesca Rudkin

This month on Rialto Presenters, Judy Bailey introduces a thought provoking series of human-interest documentaries that cover a range of topics from public...

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6 tips for saving your iphone battery’s life

  There's a feeling of devastation that comes with the temporary loss of your iPhone's life. Short of putting your phone down and going...

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denizen heroes: call for nominations

By Claire Sullivan

As long time champions of Auckland’s evolution into a truly world-class city, Denizen is acutely aware that at the core of this development are...

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in cinemas: phoenix

Now that we've bid the long summer evenings adieu, we're gearing ourselves up for some serious cinema frequenting. Soon to be hitting cinemas...

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exhibition: they keep stealing all the oranges

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

It would seem that Sam Leitch is quite the artist about town these days. With a veritable buzz around the subject of his artistic talents, Leitch's...

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the wholehearted

In a stage production that accurately evokes New Zealand’s multiculturalism by way of its varied characters, The Wholehearted has already received rave reviews overseas. Telling a moving and physically charged...

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