She masterfully creates works of beauty loaded with meaning, and examines how identity and history are represented, exploring concepts of place and community.

Lisa Reihana is our 2022 Artist in Focus and is bringing a free series of her most celebrated pieces alongside new works to the Wellington region over the Festival period. Embrace this opportunity to delve deep into the world of one of Aotearoa’s artistic treasures.

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  • Your 2021 Christmas Guide to the Festival

    Short on time and looking for that ideal gift that won't end up in the back of a cupboard? Shipping deadlines crept up on you? Make it memorable with a Festival experience that you know will fit just right and won't get lost in a courier van. To help you select the perfect show no matter how tricky the receiver, we've put together a handy Christmas guide for the Festival's Five Christmas Personas.

    Whether you're shopping for the music lover in your family, the songbird or a budding bookworm - we've got you sorted.
  • Three Picks From Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings

    City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi's newly opened exhibit Hilma af Klint: the Secret Paintings presents for the first time in Aotearoa the groundbreaking works of Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint. Senior Curator (Toi) of City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi Aaron Lister breaks down his top picks from the exhibition, which runs until Sunday 27 March.
  • Who's that Kapa? Te Kapa Haka o Te Ahi a Tahurangi

    In this week's Window into Te Ao Māori, Tama Ale Samoa introduces his Kapa Haka group, Wellington Region champions, Te Ahi a Tahurangi.