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Arts 27 Jul 2016

The story behind a well-known sculpture

Watch a video about the history of 'Opened Stone', which once stood outside the city's art gallery.

Arts 22 Jul 2016

Auckland’s virtual reality evolution

Enter the ‘virtual reality evolution’. It’s here, it’s growing and it’s going to be powerful.

Arts 19 Jul 2016

Searching for Gottfried Lindauer portraits

It is estimated there are more than 100 original paintings by the prolific 19th-century portraitist yet to be discovered.

Community 18 Jul 2016

The eyes of the god, Tāwhirimātea

In celebration of Matariki Festival 2016 Auckland Libraries has created a short video that tells the story of the dawning of the Māori new year. This story is one version of many different interpretations of Matariki.

Community 13 Jul 2016

Council integrating arts and culture into everyday life

For the first time since council amalgamation, a wide snapshot across the council family is capturing the range of arts and culture activity from its many departments and council controlled organisations.

Arts 12 Jul 2016

Celebrating cultural identity with visual artist, Peata Larkin

Peata Larkin is referencing traditional Māori motifs to create innovative and sought after paintings that celebrate our unique identity.

Arts 12 Jul 2016

A new look arts centre for Howick

On 11 June, Howick’s Uxbridge Arts Centre reopened after a year long redevelopment, realising the community’s vision for a fit for purpose arts and culture facility.

Heritage 11 Jul 2016

Seeking new stories of the old west

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is seeking original research for a new heritage conference focused on West Auckland’s history, called New Stories of the Old West.