Shane Gilchrist

Travels and transience

Travels and transience

Scottish artist Jen Smith's first Dunedin exhibition documents not only her travels but also the kindness of strangers, writes Shane Gilchrist.

A labour of long gestation

A labour of long gestation

Andrea Bosshard's latest effort, The Great Maiden's Blush might explore big themes, yet the Kiwi film-maker is not interested in making big statements, Shane Gilchrist writes. 

Review: Dark sonic delights from Sabbath

Review: Dark sonic delights from Sabbath

It was a mass featuring variations on black: from the themes and imagery of fire, war, an afterlife spent above, below or somewhere in between;to the clothes of both band and crowd; to the freight-train power of Black Sabbath, who tore a hole in the night and, via singer and protaganist Ozzy Osbourne, invited us to jump on in.

The fog of war

The fog of war

A century after the New Zealand Government declared April 25 a holiday in recognition of the dead of Gallipoli, we are still coming to grips with the campaign, writes Shane Gilchrist.

Breaking and entering

Breaking and entering

A contemporary tale about a home invasion, Orphans & Kingdoms is also an examination of big themes, actor Jesse-James Rehu Pickery tells Shane Gilchrist.

Breaking and entering

Breaking and entering

A contemporary tale about a home invasion, Orphans & Kingdoms is also an examination of big themes, actor Jesse-James Rehu Pickery tells Shane Gilchrist.

Salmon add to the city's allure

Salmon add to the city's allure

Want to catch a salmon off an inner-city wharf? Well, you could fly to Vancouver, 12,000km away. Or you could try your luck in Dunedin.

Living with the harbour

Living with the harbour

At times serene, at times stormy, Otago Harbour has long carried the hopes of many. In the final of a three-part series, Shane Gilchrist ponders a range of prevailing factors that could ripple into the future.

Wharf access a balancing act

Wharf access a balancing act

Forget the bush telegraph. The ubiquity of various modes of telecommunications has created something of a feeding frenzy when it comes to those who seek to snare salmon within Otago Harbour.

The importance of what lies beneath

The importance of what lies beneath

At the core of Port Otago's "Next Generation'' programme is its dredging activities, the company having been granted resource consent to deepen and widen the shipping channel in the lower harbour and dispose of the soil at sea.