In ancient Greece it took a special artist to portray the goddess of sex, Aphrodite, as a fully naked female, writes Robert Hannah.
Cool and Collected
The featured costume from Toitu's Material Culture gallery is Rua Wight's Women's Auxiliary Army Corps uniform. A hard-wearing, functional garment that still managed to look stylish.
It is rare for a blockbuster exhibition to get closer to New Zealand than Melbourne. In 2019, though, art lovers can at least look forward to a feast of works by our most famous expatriate painter,...
A classic piece of communications technology stands outside Olveston, writes Jenny Longstaff.
A rare treasure helps tell the story of our first "talkie", writes Anna Blackman.
An exciting new suite of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and netsuke have recently been installed in the "Japan" section of the World View exhibition, which is now on display in the ground floor galleries...
Putting pen to paper once involved other bits and pieces as well, Moira White writes.
In the "Suffrage and Beyond" exhibition now showing at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum stands a fine example of a totalisator machine, an intriguing device once used for betting on horses at local race...
The camera is trained on the side of a typical suburban weatherboard house; hugged by a low box hedge, unswept leaves are scattered on the adjacent footpath.
According to Olveston's records, a colourfully embroidered textile in the Theomin family's collection is the only known example of its type on public display in New Zealand.
In 1873, the Otago Provincial Council appointed captain F.W Hutton as curator of Otago Museum. Turns out they made a wise choice, writes Rosi Crane.
A stockman on the run from family troubles in Taranaki was one of the Otago battalion's unlikely heroes, writes Sean Brosnahan.
A mere pounamu at Otago Museum carries the stories of its people.
There was no escaping Dunedin's town crier, writes Peter Read.
Born in 1886 in Devonshire and immigrating to New Zealand in 1892, John Weeks was a leading New Zealand painter of the 1930s and '40s.
The ubiquitous manila folder can conceal myriad mysteries, writes Andrea Bell.
Otago celebrated its centenary in 1948 in style, writes Moira White.
Xpressway Records collected an eclectic and significant snapshot of the live music scene in the 1980s and early '90s, writes Amanda Mills.
Dunedin caught up with the rest of the world when, in 1869, it held its first velocipede race.
A self-proclaimed ‘‘cultural wanderer’’, Jae Hoon Lee’s practice celebrates and documents his path through the world, writes Lauren Gutsell.