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Friends of Aratoi Art Awards

The shimmering orange Dots and two lines was the one that got away for a Wellington business.

Camp commandant born to lead

Lt Col Noel Percy Adams was remembered as walking over the Rimutakas with every draft of soldiers heading to the Front, in full kit and leading his white horse:  'not until he turned back to c

Friends of Aratoi Art Awards and NPS

For the first time the Friends of Aratoi are offering an experiential prize as part of their Awards exhibition opening this Friday.

Jake Walker - 'Folk Modernism'

Featherston-based artist Jake Walker has described his work as 'Folk Modernism' and his process as 'wrestling paintings into the realms of sculpture' - and a new work just purchased for the Aratoi

Connecting with military camp families

Planning for the major exhibition 'Featherston Military Training Camp' due to open in January is taking Aratoi director Alice Hutchison to far flung parts of the country as she connects with descen

'Mock chastisement' part of culture

Children recently tried out some tapa making skills, inspired by the current exhibition 'Ko e Hala Hangatonu' at Aratoi.

Getting creative with postcards 12 Oct 2015

In his career as an animator, Steffen Kreft is used to working to other peoples deadlines and briefs. But in May 2013 he decided to give himself total free reign.

Students contribute to the 'Wall of Words'

A few lucky people now know the meaning of the word bibble, thanks to Marie E. Potter’s installation at Entice.
 

Kura Gallery at Aratoi: Mauri Ora - The essence of all things

Multimedia artist Conor Jeory (Ngati Porou) says his artistic training has come from the university of life, which has lately seen him learning to sew - enabling him to make korowai (cloaks) from a

Robin White with Ruha Fifita: Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path

Dame Robin White had quite a search to find the right materials to make rubbing templates for her huge tapa cloths, currently on display at Aratoi.

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