Art Blog

Here’s where we’ll share industry ideas, essays and opinion pieces written by leaders in art around Murihiku. We’d love you to contribute. Send us your ideas, or questions you’d like answered and we’ll publish some great reads.


Art in Murihiku: Month by Month

There’s nothing quite like a blank canvas, and as I stare into my diary pages of 2018 I’m overwhelmed by a combination of endless possibility and anxiety that I’m already running out of weeks. Quick. Get these dates down so you don’t miss a thing. January The Invercargill Public Art Gallery on Don Street has […]

New Zealand Art Awards Calendar

Southland can often feel a little isolating. We’re a long way from the likes of Wellington or even Christchurch, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less talented. Arts Murihiku want to make sure artists and practitioners in Southland are getting all the opportunities our counterparts in larger cities are, so we’ve compiled a list of […]

Southland Safari yarn bombs in Invercargill

How art and creativity change lives

When is art more than art and what can it do for us as people? That’s a huge question. I believe that art is at the heart of what it means to be human. We were created to create. Creativity brings joy, hope, fulfilment and a sense of community. It can mean different things to […]

Super star arts supporters

One of the many perks of being the arts advocator for Arts Murihiku is the number of amazing people you get to meet. Last fortnight has been no exception, these folk are usually behind the scenes doing some incredible work in our region. This is not an exhaustive list and apologies to the people I […]

How to: Label Art

A Simple Labelling How to Guide As collections around the nation grow, labelling the items within is of increasing importance. With limited time and resources this task can seem rather overwhelming, however, don’t fret! Reversible and unobtrusive object labelling is fairly fast and simple these days and involves only a couple of inexpensive specialist items […]

Southland – cultural wasteland or hidden gem?

Do we need an organisation that supports and promotes the arts in Murihiku/Southland? Some people may believe that we live in a cultural wasteland. A place on the edge of the earth with wild winds, terrible weather and people with no skill or talent whatsoever. However, I beg to differ. The arts are an integral […]