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.
Auckland’s virtual reality evolution
Enter the ‘virtual reality evolution’. It’s here, it’s growing and it’s going to be powerful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawing for Beginners Course
Learn essential concepts, including shape, proportion, tone, composition, perspective, and different sketching techniques.
Painting for Beginners
Learn the basics of painting: sketch, shape, tone, composition, measuring proportions, colour mixing, and more.
Watercolour Painting for Beginners
You will be introduced to watercolour and the main techniques of this lovely water-based medium.
Intermediate Art at Nathan Homestead
Gain experience and skills working with a range of media, including drawing, painting, printing, collage, and more.
Life Drawing 101
We will learn how to convey a sense of gesture to give flow and life to the figure and structure to give a sense of 3D form.
Book Chat - Papakura
Join us for a lively discussion of what we have all been reading.
Wednesday Book Chat
Share a review on what you're reading at the moment and discuss with other bibliophiles.
Nathan Homestead Creative Thursday - Evie Kemp
Hear about Evie's creative journey and why her motto is “more is more”.