Archive for the 'Art' Category

ANZAC photography exhibition will highlight common values

Press Release – Australian High Commission
Between Australia and New Zealand there is no greater unifying force than ANZAC Day. In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2014, the Australian High Commission in Wellington will open its doors to host ‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition. Read more »

From Wellington to Dresden: biscuit exhibit offers commentary on war

Press Release – Massey University

Examples of the Anzac biscuit cookie cutters.
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Exhibition from Dowse collection celebrates abstraction

Press Release – The Dowse
Eye-popping colour, pattern and surprise await visitors to Short Traditions, opening 18 April at The Dowse Art Museum. Read more »

Local typography hero at City Gallery

joseph churchward

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery is pleased to announce Churchward Samoa, a new exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Churchward QSM (1932–2013), a local hero of typography. Read more »

Seven Cuba art quarter galleries opening late on Thursday night

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Engage yourself in an amazing range of contemporary art this Thursday for the Cuba Art Quarter when seven galleries extend their opening hours until 8pm. Explore featured exhibitions and gallery stock rooms within a 100 metre radius from the corner of Cuba and Ghuznee Streets. You won’t need your walking shoes to cover this territory. Read more »

Cinema and art

Photo from IMA Brisbane

This towering helical steel structure is one of the astonishing surprises in the Simon Starling ‘in speculum’ exhibition now at the City Gallery. Read more »

Phill Waddington to be Wellington Zoo’s first Artist in Residence

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Petone painter and environmentalist Phill Waddington is Wellington Zoo’s 2014 Artist in Residence. Read more »

Talia Smith at Enjoy Gallery

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Talia Smith
Lead us outside, lead us out quietly
April 16 – May 10
Opening: Wednesday, April 16, 6:00pm Read more »

65-metre mural celebrates Mt Cook’s past and future

Twitter photo by Russel Norman

News from WCC
A once-bare stone wall on Hopper Street in central Wellington is now making history – literally. Local artist and Mt Cook resident Sheyne Tuffery has designed and painted the suburb’s past, with a futuristic twist, over the 65-metre-long retaining wall at the corner of Hopper and Hankey streets. Read more »

Tickets on sale for Academy’s S.O.S auction night

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts was established in 1882 and is one of the country’s longest serving arts institutions. Read more »

Creative NZ wants to tell you how to apply for its money

News from Creative New Zealand
Want to know more about how to apply for Creative New Zealand’s project funding grants? Read more »

Film Archive exhibition explores HIV Aids in NZ

Press Release – The Film Archive

The New Zealand Film Archive presents 30, the second moving image exhibition by their 2014 Curator-at-Large, Gareth Watkins. 30 reflects on HIV AIDS in New Zealand. Read more »

S.O.S fundraiser exhibition at Academy Galleries

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts was established in 1882 and is one of the country’s longest serving arts institutions. Read more »

Imperial treasures from China – in new exhibition at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa
Centuries-old imperial treasures rarely seen outside China, and a glimpse into the life of a unique modern artist with an uncompromising vision, are showcased in two extraordinary exhibitions opening at Te Papa on Saturday. Read more »

NZ artists, designers and craftspeople on show in Munich

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Image: Wunderruma exhibition (artwork displayed: Peter Madden).

From enamelled flies to typography to decorating the streets in lei, New Zealand’s most promising young designers and world-renowned jewellers will be making their mark in three major exhibitions in Germany, with Wellington well represented. Read more »

Public art planned for sports fields and town belt in Berhampore

Press Release – Letting Space
We bring news of a new Letting Space project in Wellington later this year, and public art projects happening under the auspices of Urban Dream Brokerage in the Capital’s CBD this month. Read more »

Royal portrait by Nick Cuthell to be unveiled by Prince William

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery
In her Diamond Jubilee Year Her Majesty the Queen granted an exclusive portrait sitting to New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell, to fulfil a commission for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Read more »

Art from Te Papa – first it went to China, now it’s come to Porirua

News from Pataka
Please join us this Sunday to hear Te Papa curators Sarah Farrar and Megan Tamati-Quennell talk about our current show Meridian Lines/Nga Ahapau: Contemporary Art from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

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