Archive for the 'Art' Category

Adam Art Gallery discussion on architectural drawing

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Is/Not Drawing Building?
Roundtable Discussion
Adam Art Gallery
2-4pm, Saturday 30 May
All welcome, free entry. Read more »

Bruce Luxford exhibition mixes humour and political surrealism

Press Release – Kiwi Art House Gallery
Wellington surrealist artist Bruce Luxford’s new exhibition at The Kiwi Art House Gallery in Cuba Street is a mix of the humorous and often political surrealist art Bruce is known for, and a series of abstracts, a new direction for the artist. Read more »

Japan photo exhibition at Central Library

Press Release – Embassy of Japan
The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Wellington City Council, is pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s photo exhibition – “Tohoku – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers” will take place from 3rd June to 2nd July at the Wellington City Central Library. Read more »

Family entertainment for Matariki at six Wellington art galleries

Press Release – SWPR
Night sky discoveries, storytellers, a flash mob, star weaving and experiencing a night-time tour of six of Wellington’s art galleries are some of the events and activities for children and families during the Wellington Matariki Festival. Read more »

Art and artefacts, old and new, at Turnbull Library exhibition

News from Alexander Turnbull Library
A new art exhibition ‘Tell Tails’ at the Alexander Turnbull Library promises visitors an exciting journey through New Zealand art and artefacts, old and new. Read more »

Tron at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please come to session two of our series of casual film screenings in association with the exhibition Drawing Is/Not Building. Each movie in the series is selected by the architects on show to extend concepts of drawing which are further mapped out and explored in their work. Read more »

Exhibition at Vincents Gallery

Press Release – Vincents Art Workshop
Rhonda Swenson exhibition at Vincents
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Mountain climbing theme in moving image exhibition at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery

Mountain climbing is the oldest metaphor in the book for success, an analogy for conquering, a punch to sky in a kind of fuck-yeah triumph. Layered on top of these colonial notions of domination over the landscape is the religious rhetoric that settled with it, as it is on the mountain-top where men meet God. These ideas sit at odds with customary Māori paradigms, where humanity is considered to be from, of and belonging to the land. Read more »

Ghent Dreams at re.SPACE

Press Release – re.Space
A new exhibition of paintings inspired by Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece will be on show at the re:SPACE Exhibitions and Event this month. Read more »

More women to be featured at the NZ Portrait Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery
People want to see the faces of more women featured in the national collection held by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. That has become clear from a Who’s Missing? popular vote to name New Zealanders whose pictures should be included on the walls of the gallery on Wellington’s waterfront. Read more »

Performance installation at Toi Poneke

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
How do i look? How do you look…at me? What happens if i look…back? Performance trace, collected materials, lipstick lists, naked drawings, invented instruments, and selfies; all part of Virginia Kennard’s work You occupy my body by looking, a performance installation delving into how we look – at bodies, at women, at ourselves. Read more »

Sixty free events for Wellington region’s celebration of Matariki

Press Release – Sally Woodfield
Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year.
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Composer Jack Body dies in hospice

Wellington composer Jack Body died today in the Mary Potter Hospice, three days after being named as an Arts Foundation Icon. He had been suffering from cancer. Read more »

Verbal and visual clash in City Gallery pairing

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery Wellington is pairing two highly acclaimed artists from two very different fields in a new exhibition, from the one I call my own, 27 June – 8 November. Drawings by self-taught, non-verbal artist, Susan Te Kahurangi King will feature alongside a language-based video work and performance by artist Shannon Te Ao. At the heart of both these artists’ work is a clash between the verbal and the visual, communication and non-communication. Read more »

Modernist Greats for Dowse exhibition

Press Release – The Dowse
Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection is a not-to-be-missed exhibition for lovers of ceramics, modernism, design, and beautiful objects at The Dowse Art Museum from 16 May – 26 July. Read more »

Legacy of futurism explored at VUW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Futurism — an avant-garde artistic movement cited by New Zealand artist Len Lye as one of his major inspirations — will be examined in a day-long event at Victoria University of Wellington on 15 May. Read more »

What’s on at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
Talk & Tour: John Parker on Lucie Rie
Sat 16 May 11:00 a.m.
In association with the exhibition Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection<>, The Dowse is proud to host John Parker, a highly respected ceramic artist, teacher, writer and speaker. Read more »

Art in empty shops – call for ideas

Press Release – Urban Dream Brokerage
Wellington’s Urban Dream Brokerage are calling for proposals by Friday 22 May for the innovative use of Wellington’s vacant retail spaces this winter. The call is out to community groups, artists, fledgling businesses or anyone with something new to share with the city. Read more »

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