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Waterfront sculpture celebrates anniversary with mini-replicas

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Solace in the Wind, the iconic landmark on Wellington’s waterfront, is arguably New Zealand’s best-loved public art work. Artist Max Patté celebrates the sculpture that launched his ground-breaking art to NZ and the world back in 2008, with a limited edition of 60cm replicas, each with their own unique patina, standing on an especially procured piece of Wellington Wharf beam. Read more »

Aro Creative wants to revive all-ages music scene

Press Release – Aro Creative
Aro Creative is hosting an all ages music event at Aro Valley Community Centre on the 20th of January with aims to rekindle an all ages music scene in Wellington. Read more »

The wrong carpark


by Lindsay Shelton
Now that the Wellington City Council is likely to save $150million by not building the disputed Movie Museum, it needs to turn its attention to a much less expensive but equally controversial building project – a temporary rehearsal room for the Royal NZ Ballet. Read more »

BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances

Press Release – BodyCartography
BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances with a new
commission for Te Papa’s permanent collection and an immersive installation for
the Performance Arcade in 2018. Read more »

Aratoi Museum’s 10th ‘Wairarapa Art Review’ biennale

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton opened its 10th Wairarapa Art Review to the public tonight – a crowd of nearly 200 people filled the Museum. Read more »

$131,000 for 35 arts and culture groups

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has allocated $131,760 to 35 arts and culture groups and projects – with recipients representing a diverse range of creative talent from all over the capital. Read more »

Ten x Ten: 100 of Te Papa’s best-loved art works

Article – Howard Davis

Wellingtonians can look forward to some wonderful displays of art in 2018 with the imminent redesign and renovation of exhibition spaces in both Te Papa and City Gallery. Read more »

Pātaka closing its galleries for four months

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum
Pātaka’s public galleries, Helen Smith Community Meeting Room and Performing Art Studio will be temporarily closed from 22 January until 26 May for building maintenance and upgrades to our community hire facility spaces. Read more »

Transpower auctioning its artwork

Press Release – Transpower
Transpower’s artwork collection is to go to public auction on 6-7 December. The collection comprises 51 pieces and is being managed by Dunbar Sloane auction house. Read more »

Elizabeth Thomson exhibition at Aratoi

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi Museum is pleased to present:
9 December 2017 – 2 April 2018
Curated by Gregory O’Brien Read more »

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