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New exhibition explores work of artist and activist Derek Jarman

For the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand, the work of pioneering artist and gay rights activist Derek Jarman will be on show. 

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Anthony LaPaglia on Sydney stage in ‘Death of a Salesman’

Arthur Miller’s play sounds a warning bell to parents and influencers.

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Discover and support First Nations artists at the National Indigenous Art Fair

The National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) will return to Gadigal Land in 2024, marking the fifth year of this unique celebration of First Nations art, design and culture.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet presents trio of dance to ‘feed your soul’

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is aiming to warm up winter with an exciting new trio of works being presented across the country in August. 

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LEGO Minifigures take over Auckland Museum in new exhibition

LEGO Minifigures will take over Auckland Museum for a retrofuturistic exhibition titled ‘RELICS: A New World Rises’.

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See Sharon Stone’s striking artwork, now on show in San Francisco

Eighteen paintings created by Sharon Stone – previously never displayed – are currently on show at Gallery 181 in San Francisco.

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International Booker prize 2024: Six expert reviews of the shortlisted books

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker prize. Our academics review the finalists ahead of the announcement of the winner on May 21.

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Met Gala marks opening of ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’ exhibition

With the Met Gala done and dusted, attention now turns to the Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition.

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John Cleese says farce best in theatre as he brings ‘Fawlty Towers’ to stage

John Cleese says farce is best seen in the theatre as he brings a new stage version of his classic 1970s comedy show ‘Fawlty Towers’ to London’s West End.

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Alicia Keys’ musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Stereophonic’ lead 2024 Tony nominations

Alicia Keys’ musical “Hell’s Kitchen” and 1970s rock-inspired “Stereophonic” led the nominations for the 2024 Tony awards, American theatre’s highest honours, followed by “The Outsiders”, “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club” and “Appropriate”.

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‘Future Fashion’ exhibition unveils next generation of designers

A new crop of fashion and textile designers you need to have on your radar are set to showcase their creations in an exhibition at Powerhouse Castle Hill.

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Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024

Amy Poehler is heading Down Under, confirmed as part of the Vivid Sydney line-up.

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Aboriginal and Māori artists triumph at Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia is the world’s oldest and most renowned art biennale.

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Hugo Weaving a president whose country is crumbling around him in new play

Narcissism proves the undoing of the leader and his wife.

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Sydney Comedy Festival kicks off with largest program to date

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back for 2024 with its biggest program ever, comprising more than 750 artists across more than 315 shows.

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New stage, categories and captivating visuals to transform World of WearableArt 2024

A new stage design and enthralling new categories will delight audiences at this year’s World of Wearable Art Show (WOW), returning to Wellington this September and October.

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What is romantasy? Our experts explain the bestselling book trend

Romantasy is currently experiencing extraordinary visibility both on digital platforms and in local bookstores.

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Art of Aotearoa explored in new Auckland Art Gallery exhibition

Taimoana is the focus of the New Zealand art collection exhibition.

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Australia’s largest Yayoi Kusama retrospective to open in Melbourne

The exhibition will feature more than 180 works, including never-before-seen pieces.

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Mandy McElhinney takes the lead in a stage comedy with bite

This stage satire takes a look at what can occur when food becomes unaffordable for the masses.

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Sarah Snook and Nicole Scherzinger shine at UK’s Olivier awards

The awards honour the best in British theatre.

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Aotearoa Art Fair to captivate Auckland art lovers and collectors alike

Aotearoa Art Fair (formerly Auckland Art Fair) returns to Auckland’s waterfront this weekend, taking place from Thursday the 18th, to Sunday the 21st, at the Viaduct Events Centre.

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MiNDFOOD Reviews: Into The Shimmering World – Kerry Armstrong makes her Sydney Theatre Company debut

Into The Shimmering World is a play about the fortitude required to endure – and survive – a life on the land.

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Watch the trailer: Grace Millane documentary ‘The Lie’ to be released in NZ cinemas

A true crime documentary exploring the shocking murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane is set to be released in New Zealand cinemas.

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