Archive for the 'Art' Category

Art Show launching at Prefab Hall

Press Release – NZ Art Show
On May the 4th, an exclusive exhibition at one of Wellington’s newest venues, Prefab Hall, will feature around forty artworks from twenty handpicked New Zealand artists. The exhibition launches the 2016 NZ Art Show and is reserved for Friends and sponsors. Read more »

Cash for young performing artists

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young performing artists with big dreams and a connection to Wellington are are being offered a helping hand thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s Arts Excellence Awards. Read more »

Wellington councillors want to spend more money on arts funding

News from Wellington City Council
A significant expansion of Wellington City Council funding for arts and culture has been proposed by today’s meeting of the Council’s Economic Growth and Arts Committee. Read more »

Westra Museum in Cuba Street

ans westra museum

News from Suite
Officially opened last week, {Suite} has established the Westra Museum – a space dedicated to the work of Ans Westra. Located at 243 Cuba Street above our main gallery, the new space is ‘centrum’ for Ans and over 55 years of images. Read more »

Solander: join the five artists for the opening of 47°South Rakiura

Press Release – Solander Gallery
Please join the artists for the opening of 47°South Rakiura: Five artists on Stewart Island, Wednesday 4 May from 5.30 to 7.00pm. Read more »

New view of NZ’s past

Press Release – MTG Hawke’s Bay

Young Country brings together 19th century photography and contemporary poetry to offer a new and often surprising view of New Zealand’s past. Read more »

Judges and advisors named for $20,000 Parkin Drawing Award

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, arts commentators and academics have been selected for 2016 Parkin Prize national drawing award. Read more »

On Heterotopian Boundaries – exhibition at Photospace

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

Artist Gil Eva Craig loves to capture the un-definable areas on the edges of spaces and has created a photography exhibition celebrating the often-overlooked human defined ‘boundaries’ all around us. Read more »

Wellington photographer honoured with ‘living museum’ in Cuba Street

Press Release – Suite Gallery
The work of prominent New Zealand photographer Ans Westra will be on display in a new private art space opening in Wellington next month. Read more »

Council is planning to “activate” the capital’s arts community

News from WCC
A plan to activate the Capital’s arts sector, introduce a new outdoor events series and changes to community grants were among proposals has been approved by members of the Capital’s arts community. Read more »

Cindy Sherman show coming to City Gallery in November

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Cindy Sherman / Untitled #466 2008/ Image courtesy: the artist and metro pictures, New York. © the artist.

From 19 November to 19 March, City Gallery Wellington will present a new exhibition by foremost American artist Cindy Sherman. Read more »

26 grants for local arts groups

News from WCC
Funding from the Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand through the Creative Communities Scheme has been granted to 26 community arts projects. Read more »

Talking Drawing at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Talking Drawing:
a panel discussion with Kathy Barry, David Cauchi and Matt Ellwood
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Saturday 16 April, 2pm
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Dead bug at Toi Poneke

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
The title of Kate Lepper’s latest exhibition DEAD BUG LIVE opening next month at Toi Pōneke, is no metaphor. Read more »

Artists talking at City Gallery

Press Release – Wellington City Council
City Gallery Wellington is hosting International Connections. a panel discussion with local and international artists talking about their residency experiences, on Thursday 14 April, 5:30pm, free. Read more »

Kermadec “installation experience” at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Company of Giants

Photo: Jason O'Hara Photo: Jason O’Hara

Discover a unique and profound collision of visual art and performance at a critical point in the history of the Kermadec Islands. Company of Giants (winners of Most Outstanding Ensemble in NZ Fringe 2016) return to Wellington with Rangitahua: The Stopping off Place – a live installation experience part of the Kermadec: Discoveries and Connections Exhibition at the Academy Galleries. Read more »

What drawing does – a conversation at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us as visiting Architectural Performance Theorist, Professor Dorita Hannah converses with architect Simon Twose about his upcoming participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Two Wellington artists judging IHC Art Awards

Press Release – IHC
Entries for the 2016 IHC Art Awards are now open. Read more »

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