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Winners of ‘Design A Bus’ contest are 8 and 11

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Bill, 8, from Wellington and Ellie, 11, from Kāpiti were today announced as the winners of Metlink’s ‘Design a bus’ colouring contest, meaning their designs will be turned into two Metlink buses hitting Wellington’s streets next month. Read more »

Secret paintings – City Gallery announces December exhibition

Hilma af Klint The Ten Largest 1907; in Hilma af Klint: A Pioneer of Abstraction, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2013. Photo: Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

News from City Gallery
The recent rediscovery of Hilma af Klint’s abstract paintings has changed the course of art and art history. Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings will open at City Gallery on 4 December and run till 27 March 2022. Read more »

Open Studios – once a year in Newtown?

Report by Carrie Atkinson
Newtown artists hope this year’s successful Open Studios will become an annual event. Read more »

Death of founding director of children’s theatre

Tribute from Capital E
Yesterday we sadly lost a friend with the death of renowned theatre director Peter Wilson. Read more »

$25,000 prize for drawing competition

News from Parkin Drawing Prize
Entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious drawing competition, The Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. Read more »

17 Newtown artists opening studios for free visits this weekend

openstudio in Newtown

Wellington.Scoop report by Carrie Atkinson
Newtown artists are looking forward to again welcoming people into their studios at this weekend’s Open Studios event. Read more »

Death of a remarkable woman

Tribute from the NZ Portrait Gallery
It is with great sadness that we record the death of our remarkable and much loved first Director, Avenal McKinnon MNZM, in Wellington on 12 March. Read more »

Miranda Parkes’ first Wellington exhibition

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Miranda Parkes’ eagerly awaited first solo exhibition in Wellington opens next week as the first solo exhibition at our recently opened new gallery space at Level 2, 22 Garrett Street. Read more »

Six NZSO Wellington concerts to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3

News from NZSO

Photo credit: Stephen A’Court

BBC Radio 3, which has more than two million listeners, is broadcasting six concerts by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa on its popular Afternoon Concert programme this week. Read more »

Dowse surveys 30-year work of contemporary jeweller

News from Dowse Art Museum
The Dowse Art Museum presents the first major survey of contemporary jeweller Jane Dodd in a new exhibition titled Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery. Read more »

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