This article first appeared as 'Sweet portrait belies tough protestor's tragic tale' in The Press on 24 May 2016.
Meet Kylie Hansen from Christchurch. She's the lucky winner of our Art Makes Me selfie competion.
Private Lodgings is a portrait of a lost Christchurch building that dates most probably from the 1860s.
When Bill Sutton painted it in 1954, it was an increasingly decrepit boarding house, on the corner of Manchester and Southwark streets, just out of the central city - opposite the much more famous Coker's Hotel.
This article first appeared as 'Mystery of portrait' in The Press, 9 March 2016.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the February earthquake of 2011 which devastated Christchurch. During that time, we and our city have been through so many different phases.
This article first appeared as 'A quietly classical presence' in The Press on 19 January 2016.