Otago Daily Times: Arts

No place like home

No place like home

Claire Barton's experience studying music and performing in Dunedin gave her an advantage over other emerging singers in London, the mezzo-soprano tells Charmian Smith.

Art seen: December 18

Art seen: December 18

''Southernness'', Jane Whitaker (Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, Alexandra) Naseby artist Jane Whitaker is originally from Yorkshire, and has found a sense of home in the rugged terrain and wide-open spaces and skies of Central Otago.

Passion bears fruit

Passion bears fruit

While Frances Hodgkins may be the best known of Dunedin's painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, her contemporary Grace Joel also had a distinguished career in London and Paris. Charmian Smith talks to Joel Schiff, author of Grace Joel: An impressionist portrait.

Art seen: December 11

Art seen: December 11

"Blessed are the Sick", Jason Greig (Brett McDowell Gallery)

Taking to the stage

Taking to the stage

University of Otago graduate Heidi Geissler has dared to follow her dreams, writes Diana Noonan.

Putting art in the frame

Growing up in Dunedin in the 1930s and '40s, Gary Blackman was fascinated by art, although his career was in science and teaching at the University of Otago.

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