Author: Jen Hinitt

artsMAD Tuesday 8th May 2018 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Venue: The Monarch Room, Prince's Gate, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua  Short art talks to ignite and inspire All welcome. Gold coin koha welcome. People from a range of disciplines and interest areas (design, visual arts, performance, music, environment, community development, business and more) make presentations...

Since ancient times mankind has drawn in the sand as a means of navigation, territory establishment, religious ritual or just plain creative folly. These days, drawing or playing in the sand is more than just about creativity- there are also immeasurable health benefits. For starters, a...

Following the latest Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme funding round, a total of $24,465 was awarded to 16 arts projects across the Rotorua district. Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee Chair Diana Beattie said the successful projects included craft, dance, music scholarships, arts events, cultural days, music and...

At time of writing, an iconic piece of public art is being created for our city. Standing an impressive 12m tall, the contemporary sculpture destined for the Hemo gorge roundabout will be the largest and arguably the most significant in Rotorua’s public art collection or...

We’ve always wanted to explore NZ’s forgotten highway – full of history and mystery, here was the perfect road trip for Easter weekend. “Careful up there” warned the checkout attendant as we loaded supplies in Stratford. “The roads are a little hairy in places,’ she went on...

It all started back in the1950’s when a young chimpanzee named Congo was handed a pencil and some paper - suddenly, a star was born. Congo went on to create some 400 works in a style labelled ‘lyrical abstract impressionism.’ Picasso and Salvador Dali were...