Archive for the 'Art' Category

Black Dog Failure: animator uses art to overcome depression

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
A new exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery, Black Dog Failure, looks at artist Mark Antony Steelsmith’s struggle and conquest over the “black dog” of depression. Through five animated video works, Steelsmith shows the failure of this black dog to determine his position in life. Read more »

Between Wind and Water at Enjoy Art Gallery

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Enjoy’s Summer Residency: Between Wind and Water
Ema Tavola (curator), Tanu Gago, Leilani Kake and Luisa Tora
Between Wind and Water
10 Jan 2015 – 31 Jan 2015
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Buy Enjoy at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Buy Enjoy 2014
Artworks $125 Cash and Carry
Donated by Emerging and Established Artists
Opening: Wednesday December 17, 6:00pm
Closing: Saturday December 20, 4:00pm
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Hutt City announces its first Common Ground art festival

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Elbe’s milk bar – the teenage hangout that was a catalyst for the 1954 Mazengarb Report – will be recreated in Lower Hutt next year. Read more »

Sheyne Tuffery leads community in painting 100-metre mural in Johnsonville

News from WCC

A 100-metre long train mural has been installed on the façade of Johnsonville Countdown on Moorefield Road. This large-scale mural project was a joint initiative between Wellington City Council and Johnsonville’s community. Well known Wellington artist, Sheyne Tuffery, led the painting of the mural in collaboration with 11 school groups and youth organisation, Challenge 2000. Read more »

HeArts and crafts at Alpha Gallery

Press Release – Alpha Gallery
Alpha Gallery Presents – HeARTS and Crafts – “cheap as chips” group “cash and carry” show Read more »

Architects contribute work for art auction to help flyover appeal

News from Architectural Centre
The Architectural Centre is holding a fundraising auction on Wednesday night to help fund its work opposing the NZ Transport Agency’s appeal to the High Court. The NZTA failed in its application to build a flyover at the Basin Reserve. The Board deciding the matter said a flyover at the Basin was not appropriate. Read more »

VUW student’s work to feature in on-line Pacific exhibition

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington


The Drowned World,

Work by a Victoria University of Wellington third year architecture student will feature in a virtual exhibition by New Zealand-based Pacific artists. Read more »

What’s on at The Dowse

News from The Dowse
Upcoming Exhibitions…

Modern Revivals: Contemporary New Zealand Furniture
13 Dec 2014 – 22 Mar 2015
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Dance, theatre, festivals – council paying out $109,000 to 26 organisations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council this week agreed to pay $109,000 to 26 organisations from the capital’s arts and culture community – community festivals, WW100 commemorative projects, and theatre and dance groups will all be benefitting from grants. Read more »

Members’ summer show at Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – Academy of Fine Arts – Wellington
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts presents the members’ summer show.
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Wellington artist completes restoration of long-hidden Auckland mural

News from Letting Space


Bronwyn Holloway-Smith with the reproduced mural. Credit: Clive Pigott courtesy of Fishhead Magazine

Restoration has been completed on a rediscovered significant national mural, and it is now available for the public to view online (http://bronwyn.co.nz/projects/te-ika-a-akoranga) and as photographic tiles in a large publicly-viewable glass cabinet in the JWT offices in the Imperial Building, Lower Queen Street in Auckland. Read more »

Harun Farocki films at LIghthouse Cuba

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery


Harun Farocki, video still from Parallel II, 2014, © Harun Farocki 2014

Join us at 6.30pm, Wednesday 26 November at Light House Cinema Cuba. A one-night-only special screening of three film works by legendary German media artist, critic, editor, and curator, Harun Farocki. Read more »

21 artists in Toi Poneke exhibition

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
Toi Pōneke celebrates nine years of providing artists with a place to work and develop their creative practice. This year, 21 artists across a range of practices come together to reveal an eclectic array of artwork that gives a snapshot of what happens behind the walls of Wellington’s only arts centre. Read more »

200 artists: Toi Maori Art Market on waterfront this weekend

Press Release – Toi Maori
The country’s largest art show, Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City this weekend. Showcasing contemporary Maori visual art, this spectacular event will feature galleries run by the artists as well as an extensive public programme of Maori music, fashion, performing arts, food and wine. Read more »

Collages and paintings, including Freddie Mercury, at Suite

News from Suite Gallery

Maiden Voyage
Preview with the artist 5.30 – 7pm Tuesday 18 November
Exhibition closes 4pm Saturday 29 November
Level 2, 147 Cuba St, Wellington Read more »

The two of us

dowse frontage

by Lindsay Shelton
The 11-year-old and I were the only two people in the Dowse Art Museum when we walked through the galleries on Friday afternoon. But across town at Westfield, it was a different story – thousands of people, wandering like zombies. Read more »

Angus, Woollaston, Hodgkins in summer exhibition at Portrait Gallery

News from New Zealand Portrait Gallery


Babette by Frances Hodgkins, watercolour on paper, 1906, Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

A collection of some of the finest modern portraits by New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, including Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins and Toss Woollaston, goes on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, on the Wellington waterfront, on Thursday. Read more »

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