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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...

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...

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...

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...

Following the latest Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme funding round, a total of $27,500 was awarded to 20 arts projects across the Rotorua district. Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee Chair Diana Beattie says the successful projects included story-telling, music events, visual arts, cultural arts, music and performing...

The 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium begins this Friday (16 November 2018) as sculptors from all over New Zealand converge on Rotorua. Located outside The Arts Village (1240 Hinemaru Street) sixteen talented sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme...