Archive for the 'Art' Category

It’s gold, it’s white, it’s blue, it’s 16 new works in the lightboxes

News from WCC

As colour perception has its 15 minutes of internet fame with that dress, artist Gary Peters launches The Colour of Courtenay Place – a series of 16 bold, urban monochrome works, which encourage us to look more closely at the space and colour around us. Read more »

Art in eight new ‘mini-shows’ opening at Te Papa for Easter

Press Release – Te Papa

Gretchen Albrecht in front of In a shower of gold, 2011, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Kallan MacLeod.

Te Papa opens a glory box of treasures this Easter as it unveils its fourth season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa with eight new shows showcasing the national art collection. Read more »

Maggie Barry to launch preview of NZ Art Show

Press Release – NZ Art Show
Maggie Barry, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, will launch this year’s NZ Art Show at the Museum Art Hotel on Monday, 13 April. The launch will provide the Show’s sponsors and friends with a preview of what will be on offer when the 2015 three day Show opens on the Wellington waterfront 19 – 21 June. Read more »

National drawing prize winner to exhibit at (Suite) in Cuba Street

Press Release – Suite Gallery

Crepuscule copycat, 2015, Oil on board, 600 x 660 mm
Deleted Scenes, an exhibition of recent works by 2014 Parkin Drawing Prize winner, Douglas Stichbury. Read more »

Money offered for arts projects in collaboration with Asian countries

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is calling for proposals for a second year of collaborative arts projects between New Zealand and Asia-based organisations. Read more »

”Unfinished inventions” exhibition for CubaDupa

Press Release – In Good Company
In Good Company co¬working and gallery space is proud to be partnering with Wellington superstars during the Cuba Dupa street carnival. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery names Stephen Cleland as its new curator

News from VUW
The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Cleland as the Gallery’s new curator. Read more »

Fans undeterred by rain at Dowse’s big day

Press Release – Dowse

Big Day Dowse fans still danced out the rain. Photographer Mark Tantrum

The rain did its best to wash away the crowds gathered for Big Day Dowse in Lower Hutt today. But die-hard fans of the annual event would not be deterred. As always the annual event proved to be a crowd pleaser with free entertainment and activities. Read more »

Remember the Peacemakers – at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall
We hope you will join us at Thistle Hall during this time of reflection, exploration and critical inquiry. Read more »

Toi Pōneke jeweller-in-residence turns trade to treasure

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Emerging contemporary jeweller Fran Carter has been selected as this year’s Whitireia artist-in-residence at the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and is on the lookout for your unwanted jewellery. Read more »

Porirua students to work with Michael Tuffery on arts project

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua secondary school students have a unique opportunity to create and learn alongside award winning artist Michel Tuffery as part of a collaborative project to be launched this evening. Read more »

IMAGES: Art Trail opens in Central Park – work of 12 emerging artists on show

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Photos: John Shaw

News from the Friends of Central Park
The Upstream Art Trail which opened today is a temporary public art exhibition winding through Wellington’s Central Park in Brooklyn. The trail showcases the original work of 12 emerging artists, all responding to a shared theme: Shelter. Read more »

Kirk Nicholls’ sculpture at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall
OPENING: Monday 9 March, 5.30pm
OPENING HOURS: 10.00am – 6.00pm
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The levelling of Puke Ahu at Enjoy Gallery

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
The levelling of Puke Ahu, begins Saturday March 7
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Izzy O’Neill & Elijah Winter, Angela Kilford
7 – 21 March. Read more »

Wellington artist offered chance to live, work and exhibit in Beijing

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council and the Asia New Zealand Foundation are again calling for proposals from artists to take part in a residency at Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery, an international centre for artists. Read more »

Silent auction for drawing made for Wellington, by Wellington

Press Release – The Performance Arcade
UK artist Kirsten Lavers used pens and pencils swapped, borrowed, found or given to her in Wellington, to draw a large-scale illustration of ever-smaller perfect circles. Lavers, who received hundreds of pens and pencils from locals and visitors to the capital, spent a mighty 57 hours over the five days of The Performance Arcade creating the work titled Admitting the Possibilities of Error in Wellington. Read more »

In the bushes: Captain Cook as never seen before, at the National Portrait Gallery

News from New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Intestinal Tract, by Nigel Brown

A painting of Captain Cook as you have never seen him – with his underpants down and relieving himself in the bushes – will be featured in an exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery next month. Read more »

Anne Noble floor talk this Friday

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Anne Noble is an eloquent speaker. Come and hear her talk about her new passion for beekeep-ing and its representation in her art. We will give you a glass of wine and you can also ask questions. Anne’s new exhibition Nature Study is a stunning new body of work and not to be missed. Read more »

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