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March 28, 2011

From the outside, the Solander Gallery at 218 Willis St doesn’t look like much. But venture inside and you will find pieces that are charming, quirky and very individual—and, as the exhibition name suggests—all these works are done on paper. They are currently displaying works from two Australian artists, Rona Green and Dean Bowen. Rona […]

March 14, 2011

London photographer Carl Warner works in a specialised area: food landscapes, or, foodscapes. He creates dreamy and nostalgic images, reminiscent of children’s story-book illustrations, built entirely out of food. It looks kind of CGI, but it’s not. The broccoli trees and mackerel seas are the result of hours of labour; Warner trawls the supermarket hunting […]

November 24, 2010

Oftentimes in my theatre-making life I wonder about how you measure a ‘successful show’. Is it the critical acclaim? The money? Fame? Or a work that connects so well with an audience that it can be successfully remounted? Whatever the precise criteria are Apollo 13 meet it. Definitely. Since its original season as a STAB […]

February 18, 2010

In 1971 at Stanford University, 24 college students took part in what has become one of the most infamous experiments of modern day psychology. The volunteers were divided arbitrarily into ‘prisoners’ and ‘guards’ and began what was supposed to be a two-week experiment in the effect of power upon the human psyche. It was called […]

May 4, 2009

Lantern is Renee Liang’s first play and is an attempt to explore “all the joy and pain of being a family.” The framework for this familial fable is the Chen family coming together to celebrate Chinese New Year. It is apparent that parents Henry and Rose, and their children, Ken and Jen, have had a […]

April 6, 2009

Bud is the first work to be produced by Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand, a newly established ‘Theatre and Arts Initiative’, whose stated aims are ‘to produce queer theatre here in Wellington, with an eye open to the rest of the world.’ In Bud the collective explore the contrast and interplay between film and theatre, […]

February 17, 2009

The Many Other Lives of Maria Madness Devised by Soupietwist Theatre Collective Written and Produced by Uther Dean Directed by Laura Balmforth with Melissa Demasi, Sam Woodward, Patrick Keenan, Becky Wilson, Jeremy Keene, Chelsea Thorn and Dan Brown 6.30pm The Pragmatic Written by Harry Meech, Matthew Arrowsmith and Chris Butler Directed by Harry Meech With […]

September 8, 2008

Cripples, orphans, blind people, orphans pretending to be blind people – Long Division has a cast of characters ranging from the tragic to the downright peculiar. The THEA 304 directing shows are always an exciting lucky dip – the only thing you can count on getting is something unexpected. Season two kicks off with three […]

May 26, 2008

Before you reach deep into your pockets and shell out for a ticket to The Last Five Years you must look deep into your heart and ask yourself one very important question, “Do I really, truly, actually, like Musical Theatre?” And I’m not asking here if you like raindrops on roses, choric dance routines or […]

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