8 August 2019

All Fired Up

An expanding band of artisans in our city are taking up crafts like pottery – relishing the slower-paced way of life – as they pursue their passions, work from home studios and look after their families. Discover More


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30 May 2019

From The Sky Lounge


“Sky is the ultimate painting. In a state of constant change, no minute is ever the same. I photograph it daily from my apartment balcony when I can.”

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14 February 2019

An Eye On Art


Gallerists, Jennifer Buckley and Rex Armstrong say their home is a few hundred ‘wow’ moments. They move things around and constantly remark, “wow, we like that.”

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10 January 2019

At Home With Art


When choosing art for the home, what attracts depends largely on cultural or personal aesthetic preferences. Like beauty, art lies in the eye of the beholder.

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27 September 2018

Creative Hub


Ponsonby’s Studio One Toi Tū is a vibrant community-based centre for makers and thinkers in many different creative disciplines. So, whether you’re five or 95, you’re welcome to come along a…

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26 July 2018

Art with Heart


This year’s Emerging Artist Awards at The Upstairs Gallery promises to be an excellent showcase of talented artists in the West. With the theme of ‘Empathy’, it also demonstrates perfectly t…

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10 May 2018

Art Eye-Opener


Art Explore’s Caril Cowan and Brian Latimer lift the lid on the myopic art world, to deliver affordable thought-provoking artist experiences to ordinary people.

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15 March 2018

What a Hoot!


Observant Ponsonby-goers may have noticed a couple of newcomers recently appear along the strip, in the form of two large, resplendent owls.

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16 November 2017

Painting New Zealand


“The places I paint very rarely feature people, but are all about people”

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26 October 2017

Making Good Art


In 2003, at age 42, abstract figurative artist Viky Garden gave herself permission to dedicate her life to the talent she was born with.

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