Author: Jen Hinitt

Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tūtanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free art installation will be open daily from 5pm until 10pm between Wednesday 3...

Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of...

George Andrews Bio: Christian, Grandad, Fishing, Sourdough, motorbikes, walking (not running any more) Potter, Sculptor, Foundry, Printing, Tutor, Noise. Shall wear white flannel trousers and walk upon the beach. Thanks T S. Art: Motherwell, Eliot, Caro, Reitz, de Koning, Motherwell, Noguchi, Pollock, Hamada, Castle, Voulkos, Organic Abstraction...

View this striking light installation inspired by pouwhenua (land symbols of support) which is located on the Village Green (opposite Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour). From 5pm each day Pou Rama (Light Posts) will be lit from within, inviting people to walk through the artwork and...

Rotorua Museum, in association with Friends of Rotorua Museum, is delighted to announce that the Rotorua Museum Art Awards will return again this year. These coveted biennial awards were reinstated in 2013 after a 10 year absence and aim to inspire local artists and highlight the...

Local arts initiatives receive more than $27,000 funding Following the latest Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme funding round, a total of $27,400 was awarded to 23 arts projects across the Rotorua district. Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee Chair Diana Beattie says the successful projects included music events, visual...

[caption id="attachment_17015" align="alignright" width="200"] Scuplture Symposium, Rotorua Arts Centre, November 2018, Susan Dinkelacker, Sculpture Trail[/caption] Susan Dinkelacker’s sculpture Geyser has been voted the People’s Choice winner for the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium, beating out 15 other entrants. Susan’s artwork likens geysers to “an exuberant young woman: playful...

Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965) Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Friday 10 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by...

Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2019. With $25,000 available, Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme administrator Julie Parsons believes the Creative Communities funding often makes the difference between whether a project can happen or...

ArtsMad is a visual presentation evening that takes place four times a year, where people from the wider arts community talk about what they do alongside a rolling show reel of interesting images. The evening takes place at The Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and explores...