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David Bowie

Pop music legend David Bowie dies, aged 69

Tue 12 Jan 4

London-born pop music legend David Bowie has died in New York of cancer just two days after his 69th birthday.

Parker with artist Jason Ware

Chch Mayor unveils 'kinetic installation'

Wed 20 Feb 3

Some intellectual sustenance - or is that comic relief? - for the citizens of the quake-it city.

James Harrison as Len Lye with Anna Pierard as Ann (Len’s second wife) and Danie

Len Lye: An inspiring new opera

Thu 6 Sep 17

Many New Zealand works have sought to give a sense of being of this place – the tyranny of distance and the No 8 wire approach to life – but few have achieved it so well as Len Lye, the new opera. 

Simone Young

Stunning concerts from the NZSO and APO

Mon 20 Aug

Auckland music lovers had two major events late last week, with the APO’s concert version of Verdi’s Nabucco and the NZSO playing Bruckner’s huge fifth symphony.

Aluminium Rough 2

Alexander Bartleet – an artist with the Midas touch


Like many collectors, Alexander Bartleet accumulates the objects and fragments of his daily life. His creations are records of his life – but they are also time capsules, encapsulations of time and place.

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