Archive for the 'Art' Category

Angela Tiatia and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh – video works at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
News stories overwhelm other news stories, events oust each other from the headlines and ten second items are squeezed out of hourly news bulletins by other things happening in other places. Read more »

Two Wellington artists chosen for special gallery at NZ Art Show

Press Release – NZ Art Show
This year’s NZ Art Show will showcase five accomplished New Zealand artists in a dedicated ‘Look at Them Now’ gallery. Read more »

40,000 attracted to second year of Light Nelson, with 40 installations

Press Release – Light Nelson

Baa by Nelson artist Fleur Stewart, photo Dan Allen

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. Read more »

Prismism at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Emil McAvoy
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Artist’s talk: Saturday, July 12, 1:00pm
Read more »

Thistle Hall reopening in November

Press Release – Thistle Hall
It looks like earthquake strengthening will be finished in October. Read more »

1905 Haining Street murder of Chinese gold prospector inspires poet

Press Release – Auckland University Press
On a Sunday in 1905 – a year of the snake – a man ‘went hunting for a Chinaman’ on Haining Street, Wellington. In his first full-length collection of poetry, Chris Tse revisits the murder of Cantonese goldminer Joe Kum Yung. Read more »

Five-screen video installation from South Africa at City Gallery in September

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Giant ticking metronomes, bicycle wheels, a shadowy march of figures – South African artist William Kentridge’s stunning multi-channel video work has captivated audiences across the globe and will be shown at City Gallery Wellington from 6 September. Read more »

Sound and scent added to forest photo exhibition at Toi Poneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Photography moves beyond the two dimensional in Lest We Go Ashore, Shaun Matthew’s first solo exhibition, opening at Toi Pōneke, 31 July. With the addition of sound and scent Matthew’s work constructs an imagined memory of Aotearoa’s once isolated forests, 70 million years in the making. Read more »

Vandals or aliens? Berhampore residents helping to shape a giant field painting

Press Release – Letting Space
Residents in Berhampore have been asking if MacAlister and Liardet Parks have been visited by vandals or crop circle creators. Read more »

Dowse seeks entries for student craft design awards

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
The call is out for tertiary design students and 2013 design graduates to enter the 2014 ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards. These prestigious annual awards, run by The Friends of The Dowse and hosted at The Dowse Art Museum, have been supporting the careers of designers and crafters for over 25 years. Read more »

Jump on board! Free night buses to five galleries to celebrate Matariki

News from City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery is delighted to be a part of Matariki Wellington – a region-wide arts festival welcoming the Maori New Year with events and exhibitions throughout July. Read more »

Lecture by Hito Steyerl features in moving-image series at Adam Gallery

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Hito Steyerl delivering her lecture, Is a Museum a Battlefield? at SALT, Istanbul, for the 13th Istanbul Biennial in 2013. © Hito Steyerl

“What do an empty bullet casing and the contemporary art museum have in common?” asks Berlin-based artist Hito Steyerl in her provocative video lecture Is a Museum a Battlefield?, which opens on Friday 4 July at the Adam Art Gallery. Read more »

Opening at Enjoy: Emil McAvoy’s Prismism

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Emil McAvoy
July 11 – August 2, 2014
Opening : Friday, July 11, 6:00pm
Read more »

Music and literature – six events at Old St Paul’s

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand
What happens when music and literature collide? The synergy between the two will be explored in a unique series of conversations and performances at Wellington’s Old St Paul’s from next month. Read more »

Muralist Chris Finlayson in nature reserve exhibition by Golden Bay artists

Press Release – Chris Finlayson

“Kina” 2012. / pyro­technical drawing on timber panel.

Ex­Wellington muralist Chris Finlayson, who moved to Golden Bay in 2001, is showing artwork alongside other Golden Bay artists in an up­coming Wellington exhibition about Onetahua/Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. Read more »

East meets West – two artists at the St James

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Yang Songge

Two renowned artists inspired to paint each other’s country – Dutch born New Zealander Gerda Leenards and Chinese painter Yang Songge – have been asked to exhibit together in a Wellington exhibition, East meets West. Read more »

Bachelor of Creative Technologies graduates to exhibit in Tory Street

Press Release – Weltec
Bachelor of Creative Technologies Graduate Exhibition opens on Saturday. The three year Bachelor of Creative Technologies degree culminates in a graduation exhibition which showcases the best of student work from a range of creative technology discipline areas including Visual Arts, Film, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Interdisciplinary Practice. Read more »

Peter Roche exhibiting at Bartley and Company

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Peter Roche
25 June – 12 July

Beacon, 1985 – 2014, b+w photograph, freestanding metal stand and animated light, cabling

Read more »

Next Page »