As the lights go on at Dunedin’s theatres for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown closed all venues, Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat will be the first act at the Regent Theatre next week.
Visiting "home" for an extended holiday, Berlin-based artist Pete Wheeler and his family got caught up in New Zealand’s lockdown choosing to sit it out in Dunedin. He tells Rebecca Fox about...
Having spent the Covid-19 lockdown tucked up in his Sawyers Bay home writing, conductor and composer Kenneth Young is ready to get out and enjoy his new city. Rebecca Fox talks to Young about...
After months of delays and unhappy surprises, Oamaru’s Forrester Gallery will open its doors this week. Rebecca Fox talks to Jane Macknight about the trials and tribulations of renovating a...
Deep down in her soul, Olesia Ocheretiana only has room for wholesome food, the type made in homes all over Europe in decades past. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
The work of the late Paul Cullen, one of New Zealand’s most respected sculptors and installation artists, is, for the first time, being shown at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Rebecca Fox...
People experienced a variety of feelings during the Covid-19 lockdown. A new exhibition puts those emotions and events into works of art, Rebecca Fox finds.
Skateboarding might have been his first love, but it didn't stop Queenstown chef Jonathan Rogers from finding his true passion. He talks to Rebecca Fox about skating, his career and first cookbook, South.
Dunedin author and creative writing teacher Diane Brown has gone against the advice she gives her students, but she simply could not resist for her latest book. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
Preparing for your first solo show in your 60s and then discovering it has been scuttled by the Covid-19 lockdown could be devastating, but Tessa Barringer has discovered that — with some ingenuity...
Receiving a national poetry award has extra special meaning for Dunedin poet Emma Neale, discovers Rebecca Fox.
Receiving one of The Arts Foundation’s first Springboard grants has been a great boost for Dunedin-based artist Ayesha Green in lockdown, finds Rebecca Fox.
Antonia Boyle’s grandmother, a painter, instilled a love of art in her, but it took at stint at art school for the Dunedin artist to discover her love of jewellery. She talks to Rebecca Fox.
The late Caroline Plummer’s vision to inspire, educate and bring healing and peace to the community through dance empowered Kristie Mortimer. So when the Covid-19 lockdown hit, she didn't let it stop her in her mission to bring dance to prisoners.
Anna Howard has been making ice cream for only 18 months, yet her frozen treats, and one flavour in particular, has been named dairy champion in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
While daily working life may not have changed for artist Damien Kurth under Covid-19, it has still had an impact. He talks to Rebecca Fox about making art during lockdown for an upcoming Otago exhibition.
Artists, performers, musicians, dancers — creatives of all types often have precarious livelihoods at the best of times, so the Covid-19 lockdown has required some innovative thinking to generate...
Bridget Reweti hoped receiving a Frances Hodgkins Fellowship would provide a chance to slow down and develop her practice. She just did not realise how much, she tells Rebecca Fox.
Dunedin chef Hannes Bareiter tells Rebecca Fox about coping when a country-wide lockdown hits as you are about to open a new restaurant.