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Integrated Dance plans 2019 activities

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Inclusive circus, and performances for Matariki and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities are three of the projects on the Wellington Integrated Dance 2019 calendar. Read more »

Kāpiti council seeks artists with inspiring ideas

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from budding artists with inspiring ideas for community arts activities. Read more »

The science of art or the art of science…

Press Release – NIWA
If you think science and art have nothing in common, think again. At environmental science institute NIWA, it’s all about one inspiring the other. Read more »

Rita Angus mural to be painted on Dominion building


News from WCC
Well-known street artist Askew One starts work next week on a large scale tribute mural of one of New Zealand’s most loved artist Rita Angus on a building in Bond Street. The mural design, based on a portrait photo of Rita Angus taken by Theo Schoon circa 1947, will feature on the west side of the Dominion Building in the centre of Wellington. Read more »

Last 3 days of “Make an Offer” at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Academy Galleries
Our Solo 45 exhibition at the Academy Galleries finishes this Sunday. It’s been a great exhibition so far and we’re hoping to make it more so with your help. Read more »

Bill Gosden retiring from the film festival after 40 years

News from NZIFF
After 40 years of service Bill Gosden, Director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, will retire in March, after forty years of service. NZIFF will begin a recruitment process to find a new Film Festival Director to programme the premiere event. Read more »

Pouwhenua on display in advance of Te Matatini competition


RNZ report and photos by Te Aniwa Hurihanganui
A new generation of urban Māori are on display in the heart of Wellington as the city prepares to host the biggest kapa haka festival in the country. Read more »

NZ Art at Te Papa – and the urgent need for a new art museum

Pūkākī Gateway, Thomas John Grant, c.1846

Review by Howard Davis
It is perhaps unavoidable in any broad survey of the history of artistic development to reconsider the value of a few well-worn sayings. “There’s no accounting for taste” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” may spring immediately to mind, but clichés only become truisms when they are based upon generally acknowledged facts. Read more »

Video exhibition by one of China’s leading contemporary artists

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
No young artist has a sharper view of the future than Cao Fei.—New York Times

Opening 8 December, City Gallery presents Cao Fei: #18, a video exhibition of work by one of China’s leading contemporary artists. Read more »

City Gallery presents Yona Lee: In Transit.

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Please Mind the Gap.
City Gallery presents Yona Lee: In Transit.
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