Talking to Auckland artist Marie Shannon is like reminiscing with an old friend about the good times, the bad and the random, finds Rebecca Fox
A series of projects are being held to celebrate the dedicated community of independent artists working in Dunedin, Rebecca Fox discovers.
Food designers seek the unexpected to highlight Dunedin’s underground literary ‘‘cool’’, discovers Rebecca Fox.
The story of an Otago farm boy who became famous for his conscientious objection to war has been made into an opera.
An unexpected event may have made life complicated for the 2016 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship artist but Miranda Parkes’ art is all the better for it, she tells Rebecca Fox
Lisa Reihana has wowed audiences at the Venice Biennale with her Emissaries project and its centrepiece video 'In Pursuit of Venus'. Rebecca Fox discovers she has also been working on a exhibition for Dunedin.
While public art has sometimes been controversial in Dunedin, people are being urged to have their say on a new framework, finds Rebecca Fox.A ''hunger'' for a renewed public art programme is...
More Otago restaurants than ever before have been named in the Cuisine top 100 restaurants for 2017, Rebecca Fox finds.
Just settling into a new life in Melbourne, British conductor Richard Davis is about to visit New Zealand for the first time, he tells Rebecca Fox.
Watching your children come of age musically is extra special if you are a musician yourself, as Belgians Marleen Thiers and Sigiswald Kuijken discovered. Rebecca Fox talks to the family that...
A search is on to find as many unknown Frances Hodgkins works as possible for an exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery later this year, Rebecca Fox discovers.
Art and science might be two different areas but a group of Dunedin artists and scientists have proved there can be a meeting of minds even on complicated concepts such as genetics. Rebecca...
Otago Farmers Market won people’s choice in a recent national competition so Rebecca Fox and photographer Craig Baxter went along to find out why people are so enthusiastic about the market.
He is braving a Dunedin winter to bring a modern taken on Shakespeare to the city’s audiences. Benjamin Henson tells Rebecca Fox about putting on a raucous party.
Long-serving Dunedin Public Art Gallery staffer Robyn Notman has moved to the Hocken Library. She and her team tell Rebecca Fox about their collections.
Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan’s common love of mask, determination and creativity has seen their Indian Ink theatre company thrive for 20 years. Lewis talks to Rebecca Fox about celebrating the milestone with a national tour of "The Pickle King''.
Great memories of past Tutus on Tour productions mean Abigail Boyle is perfect in the role of ballet mistress for this year’s tour, she tells Rebecca Fox.
Dunedin-based singer Jason Henderson is the first New Zealander to be accepted to attend the St Louis Cabaret Conference.
Alexander Ekman, the self-effacing choreographer of the three works being performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet this season, hates mediocrity. He tells Rebecca Fox about his ‘‘crazy’’...
Looking down at her thighs, Laura Saxton Jones is not surprised to see bruises emerging.