It is the gift of time to hone their craft that most University of Otago fellows appreciate the most, and Heather McQuillan is no exception. The children’s writer in residence talks to ...
In these uncertain and changing times, one thing that stays constant is food.
Former Dunedin tenor Stephen Chambers came home to Dunedin to star in Opera Otago’s production of Die Fledermaus and visit his parents only things have not quite turned out how he expected. He...
It has been about 30 years since Philippa Blair exhibited her work in Dunedin and she had been looking forward to revisiting the city of her forebears until the latest Covid- 19 outbreak. From her...
After his first visit to Queenstown, chef Ryan Henley said to himself that's where he would retire to. But he hasn't had to wait that long, Rebecca Fox discovers.
Artist Sonya Lacey loved her time in Dunedin as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artist Project so much so she took inspiration from one of the city’s leading institutions, the Otago Daily Times.
A new star is born in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s latest new contemporary production The Firebird, choreographed by Laughlan Prior.
Instead of creating work and exhibiting it, Dunedin artist Maggie Covell plans to get the public involved in making work. She tells Rebecca Fox about the concept of social practice.
After a shaky start to her Frances Hodgkins Fellowship due to the Covid-19 lockdown, artist Bridget Reweti has been able to realise the project she came south to do, she tells Rebecca Fox.
Nearly 20 years after Joanna Margaret Paul’s death her work is resonating with contemporary artists. A new exhibition and book by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery puts her work in context.
Auckland artist Gavin Chai’s "enigmatic" work captured the attention of judges at Dunedin’s National Cleveland Awards earlier this year. Rebecca Fox discovers an artist with a love for the Old...
Dunedin food events — Dine Dunedin and Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers — are bringing two of the country’s top chefs to the city to showcase their work alongside our local chefs.
Conductor Marc Taddei has been waiting for a chance to perform Knecht’s Grand Symphonie — Pastorale. He tells Rebecca Fox about the unusual pairing with Beethoven’s Symphony No6.
New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdowns have inspired artist Yukhi Kihara’s latest works. She tells Rebecca Fox how looking back at New Zealand’s quarantine history shines a light on today’s pandemic...
This year’s Robert Burns Fellow, Becky Manawatu, has followed tradition and fallen in love with Dunedin. The writer tells Rebecca Fox about moving on from her award-winning debut novel Aue.
Duncan Haynes’ sense of adventure has seen him perform all over the world. Drawn home to New Zealand, he tells Rebecca Fox about re-establishing himself after two decades of living abroad.
Auckland restaurateur Nick Loosley brought his Everybody Eats concept to Dunedin last week, creating an upcycled dinner in conjunction with University of Otago Food Waste Innovation’s Upcycled Food Lab.
Missing her home country saw Dutch-born theatre creator Martine Baanvinger seek out a project that could connect her with her roots - she found it in photographer Ans Westra’s story.
Christchurch artist Julia Holderness builds a bridge across history to a 1940s artists’ studio in Dunedin, home to Doris Lusk, Anne Hamblett and Mollie Lawn. She tells Rebecca Fox about repositioning episodes of history.
Sometimes science and technology need to catch up with artistic endeavour for magic to happen. Rebecca Fox talks to British artist Luke Jerram about hanging the moon - literally.