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Finalists announced, from 373 entries for $20,000 Adam Portraiture Award

Logan Moffat. Elam Winner 2018

News from National Portrait Gallery
Portraits featuring real hair, cats and LGBTQ pride are some of the interesting works shortlisted in the 2020 Adam Portraiture Award. Read more »

Wellington artists launch exhibition to bring back grace

Press Release – PotockiPaterson Art Gallery

The Others,by Sela Brass

Two Wellington artists are presenting an exhibition to bring the concept grace back to life, using the concept as a philosophy to overcome the challenges life throws at people in times when they must deal with adversity, judgment, illness and death. Read more »

Artist finds new worlds in Wellington’s water

Press Release – Christina Little
Christina Little is making new worlds from Wellington’s water. Read more »

Photographs by Gavin Hipkins and Peter Peryer at Wairarapa gallery

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, in partnership with City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, is delighted to present ‘Gone Home’, an exhibition curated by Robert Leonard and Gavin Hipkins, showcasing photographs by Hipkins and Peter Peryer in a game of visual snap. Read more »

Michalia Arathimos selected as 2020 Randell Cottage writer

Press Release – Randell Cottage

Melbourne-based but Wellington-born, writer, reviewer and editor Michalia Arathimos will be returning to her home city next year as the 2020 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Read more »

Wellington management consultant joins board of Arts Council

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Janine Morrell-Gunn, Riria Hotere-Barnes and John Ong have been appointed to the board of Creative NZ (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) and Roger King has been appointed for a further term. Read more »

“Dazzling” comic novel wins VUW creative writing prize

Kate Duignan, Damien Wilkins, Verna Adam, Rebecca K Reilly

News from VUW
A comic novel has been awarded the 2019 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Read more »

NZ orchestras appoint first Assistant Conductor in Residence

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is delighted to announce the appointment of New Zealander Vincent Hardaker as the first ever Assistant Conductor in Residence for the group of professional orchestras of New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington spends $311,000 for diversity, creativity and vibrancy

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The environment is the big winner in the latest Council funding round. The council’s Grants Subcommittee has allocated funds to recipients reflecting the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of the capital – and many projects that don’t cost the earth. Read more »

JoJo Rabbit – how it originated in Wellington

Taika Waititi, Christine Leunens and Carthew Neal at the premiere of Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)

News from VUW
The award-winning movie Jojo Rabbit was written and directed by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington alumnus Taika Waititi, but it began with a book called Caging Skies, written by alumna Dr Christine Leunens. Read more »

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