Still Lives Exhibition: 25 August - 14 September. Still-life painting is a curious discipline of observation combined with technical capability. The genre harks back to the middle ages and draws our attention to everyday objects we might find within the domestic setting eg, fruit, crockery, vases,...

Congratulations Blue Elephant Thai on being a Travelers’ Choice 2020 Winner! Each year, Tripadvisor combs through reviews, ratings, and 'saves' from travelers everywhere and use that info to award the very best. Parnell's very own Blue Elephant Thai is part of an exclusive group of...

Sun Setting on our Land Exhibition: August and September 2020Rachel Murphy is a Christchurch based ceramicist who produces delicate porcelain vessels that represent local landscapes. Through the incorporation of 24k gold leaf into her pieces, Murphy creates luminous works that have a sense of opulence.Murphy...

Roam Exhibition: 11 - 25 August 2020 In this body of new paintings, Catherine Roberts engages with colour, texture, and contrast to form a series of abstract utopian landscapes that exude a harmonious rhythm. Working in mixed media on canvas to large-scale, Roberts approaches each piece with...

Animals in Art: 27 August - 14 September 2020 As our fellow companions in life and art, this exhibition honours the special relationship between man and the animal kingdom. Featured works include contemporary bird paintings by Wyoming-based Nicola Marshall, the fantasy realism of Jasmine Middlebrook and...

Everyone’s favourite Parnell Italian institution has been running smoothly for 24 years, and now Non Solo Pizza has been brought stylishly into the 2020s with a spiffy new look and delectable updated menu. Denizen visited recently and found the interior transformed (by Paul Izzard and his...

Oh No Never Let The Spirit Die Exhibition: 4 - 24 August 2020And you follow the roadAnd you get you back home.Oh, no, never let spirit dieOh, no, spirit don’t ever die…Van Morrison, ‘Spirit’It’s easy to imagine J.S. (John) Parker in his Blenheim studio energetically...