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  • Taumarunui Art Group Exhibition

    The annual Taumarunui Art Group Exhibition will be novel and exciting this year with our many new members and all new committee bringing what was the Taumarunui Art Society up to date! New works in a range… Read more

  • Art For Your Attention

    The 2014 National Contemporary Art Award remains ever part of this broader conversation of ‘art’, requiring of you only a moment of your consideration. Be quick the awards exhibition closes soon on November 9. Visit the Waikato Museum… Read more

  • A dance showcase full of breakdance acrobatics that’s sure to dazzle

    Hamilton hip-hop crew Federation Dance are returning to the Meteor to put on The FDA Show: a dance showcase full of breakdance acrobatics that’s sure to dazzle. The show is a collection of incredible hip-hop and break dancing from… Read more

  • BUMP returns (and heads out to a new venue)!

    BUMP is an informal networking event for creative people. Exciting things happen when creative people are well connected. BUMP November will showcase some new creative spaces and projects in Hamilton. We'll hear about the new Art Fusion Gallery, some… Read more

  • Waikato Society of Arts Celebrates their 80th Year

    Waikato Society of Arts in their 80th year are still a vital part of the visual arts sector The Waikato Society of Arts was officially… Read more


Taumarunui Arts Festival 1-4 November

Taumarunui will come alive this November with art exhibitions and competitions, theatre, live music, craft markets, art and craft workshops, magic, short films, poetry, artist open studios and more! There is a packed programme, something for everyone, click here for the… Read more


Top UK award for Waikato writer

University of Waikato English lecturer Dr Tracey Slaughter has won one of the UK’s top writing prizes. Dr Slaughter’s short story Scenes of a long-term nature has won the 2014 Bridport Prize worth $10,000. She is currently in London where she picked up her prize… Read more


Kamini Nair: vibrant colours of her homeland

Kamini Nair likes painting large canvases of flowers in vibrant colours because they remind her of her homeland Fiji.  Kamini, who has been living in Hamilton for the past 20 years, is one of five artists participating in the I’m an… Read more

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Hamilton's Civic Choir Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

December 6, 2014

City’s young musical talent celebrated in Christmas Oratorio The Hamilton Civic Choir presents a concert to celebrate the Christmas season on December 6th… Read more

Avenue Q

November 21, 2014

It’s not every show that manages to be tongue-in-cheek and hand-on-heart while having its arm up a puppet’s bum!! This puppet-filled comedy follows… Read more

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Arts for Health Community Trust – Art Competition

October 31, 2014

Arts for Health Community Trust recently held a fundraising art competition for the second year in succession.  This was open to everyone… Read more


October 14, 2014

Hamilton’s arts offer will be extended when Waikato Museum opens The Barry Hopkins Gallery on 17 October 2014. The new gallery has been funded… Read more

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