Archive for the 'Art' Category

Toi Poneke: Jewellery artist sees potential in things forgotten

News from WCC
Toi Pōneke’s Whitireia artist-in-residence for 2015, contemporary jeweller Fran Carter, presents her solo exhibition MOOP – Matter Out Of Place, in November. Read more »

Catalan architect at City Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
City Talks is a series initiated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington. Read more »

Nelson designer wins top award in World of WearableArt contest

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Photo: WoW

News from WoW
For the third year in a row a New Zealand designer has taken out the top prize at the World of WearableArt Awards Show. Nelson based designer Peter Wakeman has walked away with the 2015 Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s 27th show, taking home $30,000 in prizes. Read more »

Experimental fashion collection wins Dowse student craft/design award

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum

Hilary Ng winning entry ‘Ng’

Fashion was the winner at the ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards held at The Dowse Art Museum tonight. Massey University student Hilary Ng took away the Supreme Award and the Rembrandt Textile and Fashion Award with $3000 prize money for her experimental fashion collection ‘NG’. Read more »

Rossellini and contemporary film – free screening at City Gallery

Roma, citta’ aperta, 1945

Scoop article by Howard Davis
Roberto Rossellini’s neo-realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine an equally revolutionary independent movie made exactly sixty years later. Both pictures share a gritty vigorous spirit that should encourage novice filmmakers everywhere. Read more »

Porirua breadmakers wanted, to share their breadmaking traditions

Press Release – TEZA
How do you capture the essence of a city and its people in a loaf of bread? This is one of the questions artist Simon Gray is trying to answer as part of his project Bread Makers of Porirua, Unite! for which he is seeking involvement from members of the Porirua community who have different cultural histories of breadmaking to share and exchange. Read more »

World Press photos at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Academy Galleries
19 September – 11 October
The Academy Galleries are showing the World Press Photo exhibition, brought to New Zealand by the NetherlanNZ Foundation. Read more »

Art History in Practice at the Adam Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Art History in Practice VI:
Sarah Farrar
Adam Art Gallery
5.15pm, Thursday 24 September
All welcome, free entry Read more »

Dr. Justin Sytsma discusses ‘the specious present’ at Adam Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us this Saturday as Dr. Justin Sytsma, philosophy lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, provides an introduction to contemporary theories of time. Read more »

Finding Direction: ceramic art at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Nicola Dench
As you read this hundreds of people are on the move, making a dangerous and unpredictable journey in the hope of a better life. Read more »

Mayors allocate $1m for regional arts projects, including free festival shows

News from WCC
Open air events at the New Zealand Festival will be free to the public for three weeks in February and March next year thanks to a grant of $345,000 from the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund. Read more »

Spring theme in art show

Press Release – Angela Singer
The Spring theme of ‘new life from old’ can be found in artwork by Angela Singer in her exhibition,Familiaris, opening 17 September at 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington. Read more »

Beijing exhibition at Toi Pōneke

News from WCC
Visitors to Toi Pōneke Gallery will be transported to the chaotic atmosphere of China’s capital next month with the exhibition Breathing in Beijing 呼吸北京. The painting and video installation was created by artist Bevan Shaw following his residency at Red Gate earlier this year. Read more »

World Press photo exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – World Press Photo Exhibition
Wellingtonians and visitors are about to have their eyes and hearts opened to the vast array of human and natural events from 2014, with the arrival of the World Press Photo Exhibition. Read more »

Tom Mackie’s 17th exhibition

Press Release – Megan Duffy
Wellington artist Tom Mackie launched his latest exhibition, Open Stories, at The Young art gallery on Mt Victoria on Friday. In his 17th exhibition which runs until Saturday 26 September, Mackie uses a large collection of found images and texts which he has grouped and arranged in order to shift their identities. Read more »

Te Papa buying four Venice Biennale artworks by Simon Denny

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Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa is to purchase four art works by contemporary New Zealand artist Simon Denny, which are part of his acclaimedSecret Power exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale. Read more »

Cook Islands artists to share their knowledge at Te Papa

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Six senior artists from the Cook Islands specialising in heritage artforms will visit Wellington next week as part of an annual Creative New Zealand cultural exchange programme with the Pacific Islands. Read more »

Simon Kaan: untitled new works at Solander Gallery

Press Release – Solander Gallery
Exhibition: Simon Kaan: Untitled New Works
Start Date: 16 September
Finishing Date: 24 October
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