Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

By | May 10th, 2017|Curated|

Full to the brim with Wayne Youle’s high energy, sharp-witted artmaking, this major solo exhibition features new and recent works in all manner of media, from a glistening, supersized cobweb in imitation gold chain and a supersized tyre swing through to hand knitted balaclavas and cast bronze gumballs. Deftly blending humour and provocation, Youle’s works [...]

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Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs

By | April 28th, 2017|Curated|

Spanning 20 years of practice by internationally acclaimed, New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard, this major survey reverberates with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Upritchard interweaves references to archaeology and anthropology, to modernism and hippiedom, to nostalgia and futurism, in an unforgettable exhibition that is startlingly strange. Featuring important loans from public and private collections [...]

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Scape Public Art Gallery

By | March 28th, 2017|Curated|

Nestled in Merivale you will find Studio 125 Gallery,  a partnership between Heather and Neville Brown and SCAPE Public Art for the promotion and advancement of public art in Christchurch.  Artist and Philanthropist Heather Brown has opened her Merivale studio to the public as a pop-up gallery, to promote and fundraise for public art in the [...]

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Life And I – A Story About Death

By | December 11th, 2016|Curated|

This sensitively told story for readers of all ages illustrates the inseparability of life and death. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance [...]

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Rarity Gallery, Mykonos

By | December 8th, 2016|Curated, Travel|

The island of Mykonos in Greece has some beautiful streets to get lost in, perhaps none better than Kalogera Street, where at number 20 you will stumble upon the Rarity Gallery. This casual and approachable space houses the work of world leaders in the fields of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and more. The ultimate shot [...]

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Field of Light, Uluru

By | November 27th, 2016|Curated, Global Roaming, Travel|

The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it—Uluru. More than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted glass spheres bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland.

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Celebrating Body Diversity

By | September 7th, 2016|Curated, Style|

Real girls, with real curves.  Is there anything more empowering?  That is exactly the message shared through the latest campaign by Lonely Hearts lingerie. If you haven't heard of The Lonely Girls Project, now is the time to get schooled up.  Lonely Hearts, a New Zealand-based lingerie brand recruits individuals for campaigns, which aim to photograph women in [...]

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Science Says We Could Benefit From An Extended Weekend

By | September 5th, 2016|Curated|

The benefits of implementing a three-day weekend for every workweek extend far beyond an extra day of boating at the bach.  According to recent studies, working less could mean radical improvements for both our physical and mental health. For example, experiments conducted in Sweden in 2015—in which the working hours of its participants were reduced—found [...]

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This Is How Your Should Be Displaying Art at Home

By | August 7th, 2016|Curated, Play, Style|

So you've collected your favourite works and finally planned out the perfect gallery wall, but wait—we have a better idea.  Before you pick up the hammer, we suggest you hit the nail on the head (figuratively speaking) and forgo the hangers altogether.  Instead, display your coveted prints, original paintings, and prized photography against the wall, the [...]

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How to Save Money on Your Supermarket Shop

By | April 19th, 2016|Curated, Wellness|

It seems to be a common occurrence these days that we duck into the supermarket to grab a few small items and almost have to dip into our savings to pay for it.  Supermarket visits are, of course a must, but there are some very simple—and unexpected—ways to spend less on grociers. Read on to find out the [...]

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