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Superb Gallery at Titirangi

  Lopdell House (the old Hotel Titirangi) Auckland gets a bad rap from the provinces.  Indeed its rapid growth renders much of it intolerable.   Not so for the leafy suburb of Titirangi.  I spent Christmas there with family, leaving great weather in Nelson for low cloud and drizzle in West...

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Bernard Carroll and Needle Felting

Bernard Carroll with one of his Needle Felted Creations Bernard Carroll is a mixed media artist.  Wot?  Mixed media?  That’s art created from material as varied as your imagination.  You’ve definitely seen it:  Textured 3d works incorporating everything from coins to cardboard. When Bernard wants to work at something with...

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Doggy Do's and Doggy Don'ts

John Phillips and Seb 'Doggy Do’s and Don’ts’ started as a song and became a book.  Every month we seem to get reports of dog attacks and kids are vulnerable.  They go down to pet it and discover that theirs nothing cute about the particular dogs temperament. In ‘Doggy Do’s...

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