Dunedin’s fringe and arts festivals are planning full programmes this year and while they are not announcing full line-ups just yet, they have released a few teasers.
As we head into 2022, Dunedin’s art calendar is filling up despite the ever-present threat of Covid-19 restrictions. Rebecca Fox takes a look at some of the music, theatre, arts and festival happenings ahead (Covid-permitting).
A screenplay written by a then 10-year-old Abby Howells will come to life this year as the Dunedin comedian competes for the Billy T Award.
It has been a life-changing year for photographer Dr Fiona Pardington on many fronts. She tells Rebecca Fox, from her new home near Waimate, how grateful she is to still be making art.
When artist Rebecca Barclay-Clist returned to her home town Dunedin for a visit recently she also brought her work. She tells Rebecca Fox about changing directions.
One of the leading figures in 20th century New Zealand art, Rita Angus had a soft spot for Central Otago. On the eve of an exhibition of her work opening at Te Papa, curator Lizzie Bisley talks to Rebecca Fox about Angus’ love of the region.
Known as the ‘‘godfather’’ of contemporary sculpture in New Zealand, Greer Twiss’ work is being showcased in Dunedin for the first time in decades, the sculptor tells Rebecca Fox.
Known as the "godfather" of contemporary sculpture in New Zealand, Greer Twiss’ work is being showcased in Dunedin for the first time in decades, the sculptor tells Rebecca Fox.
When ‘‘Paemanu: tauraka toi, A Landing Place’’ opens at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this week it will help create the largest institutional offering of Ngai Tahu art shown in one place in New Zealand. Rebecca Fox talks to members of Paemanu and DPAG about their partnership.
Vaughan Mabee has been a chef for 26 years and has worked around the world, including with Martin Berasategui in Spain and at Rene Redzepi’s Noma in Denmark.
Having given his family a taste of New Zealand life, singer Paul Whelan is about to head back to a winter Christmas in New York but not without performing the season’s classic Messiah for Dunedin audiences, he tells Rebecca Fox.
Dunedin is famous for the ‘‘Dunedin Sound’’, its origins, bands and personalities the subject of many an exhibition and documentary. The latest at the Hocken Library is special in its ability to pull together a range of memorabilia from the time, curators Katherine Milburn and Amanda Mills tell Rebecca Fox.
Desiree Reid-Whitaker’s journey to build and run a single malt whisky distillery in Cardrona, near Wanaka, has not been without its challenges. She tells Rebecca Fox why it is important to document her story.
Dunedin actor and director Terry MacTavish has trod the boards at the Globe Theatre many times. Now for the first time she will direct a play there. She tells Rebecca Fox about the personal...
Covid-19 has come with a silver lining for pianist Diedre Irons — she is in demand and has had her work heard internationally online. She tells Rebecca Fox about windfalls and keeping work fresh.
While I write this the drizzle is a thick curtain and fog has surrounded the hills. Just the weather for a glass of Mark Henderson’s merlot with a piece of Christmas cake.
Nerves, excitement, relief are just some of the emotions Dunedin School of Art’s final year students are experiencing as their work goes on display to the public this weekend. Rebecca Fox talks to...
As more young people take up the pipe organ, concerns grow about the number of instruments left for them to play. Rebecca Fox talks to organists and those who love the instrument about their future.
Experiencing something totally foreign to you for the first time is a feeling Auckland artist Peter Simpson is investigating in his exhibition ‘‘Literature’s arrival to the Pacific’’. Rebecca Fox...