Archive for the 'Art' Category

Ink and clay at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall
A unique exhibition is due to open in early August at Thistle Hall in Upper Cuba Street. Wellington: ink and clay is a collaborative exhibition of watercolour and three-dimensional images depicting buildings around Wellington by artist Lorraine Tarrant and sculptor Peter Rumble. Read more »

Wellington’s local naked girl spreads her wings (she’s off to Leeds)

Paradox Photography

Press Release – Virginia Kennard
Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. Read more »

Internet art on the streets

Press Release – Wellington City Council

This September and October, some of the country’s most exciting young artists are taking to the streets of Wellington to challenge online harassment with art and discussion. Read more »

Queering art at Toi Pōneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Based in Boise, Idaho, New Zealand artists Caroline Earley and Kate Walker constantly find themselves caught between two worlds. Their Toi Pōneke exhibition Certain Ways explores these ideas – borders, boundary crossing and the construction of gender. Read more »

Lora Wallace’s first solo exhibition

Press Release – Lora Wallace
Kapiti artist Lora Wallace, third year Whitireia visual arts student, is proud to present her debut solo exhibition, Opening night July 29, 6pm 17 Tory st Wellington. Read more »

Queer activism 30 years on in Courtenay Place lightboxes

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Artist Sian Torrington‘s latest project We don’t have to be the Building features in the Courtenay Place light boxes from August until December. The assemblage pieces photographed for the lightboxes are the result of an extensive, interactive, community-based project that explores queer activism around homosexual law reform 30 years ago, and asks what queer activism is today. Read more »

City Talks: Jos de Krieger — Superuse Studios

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
Dutch functionality, sustainability and aesthetics forge innovative orders of architecture from local waste Read more »

Call for applicants for Hutt Council community arts fund

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt arts organisations looking for funding may be able to get help from a $40,000 Hutt City Council grant scheme. Read more »

Ruth Thomas-Edmond at Bartley and Company

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
There is something seeing and there is something being seen
13 July – 6 August Read more »

Art History in Practice II at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Wednesday 13 July, 5.15pm
The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to host the second seminar in the 2016 Art History in Practice Series. Presented in partnership with the Victoria University of Wellington Art History Programme, the series showcases current art historical research by established and emerging art historians and curators, working inside and outside the academy. Read more »

Helen Kelly portrait to hang in NZ Portrait Gallery


News from WCC
Prominent trade union leader and health advocate Helen Kelly has been honoured by the Capital with a portrait of herself to be hung at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Read more »

Mīria George receives Fulbright-Creative residency in Honolulu

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Writer, producer and director Mīria George is the first Cook Islands artist to receive the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawaii. Read more »

“Joyous Revolutionary” coming to City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
On 23 July, City Gallery Wellington will unveil an exhibition by an unsung hero of pop art, Roman Catholic nun Sister Corita Kent (1918–86). In the 1960s, Corita captured the pop/hippie/protest-movement zeitgeist with her technicolour graphics. Inspired by Andy Warhol, the Los Angeles–based screenprinter repurposed text from advertising and product packaging, road signs and pop songs to spread messages of joy, love and peace, protest and faith. Read more »

What’s on at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Talk: Geoffrey Batchen and Gavin Hipkins on Bullet Time
Thurs 30 June, 6pm | free
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Art History In Practice 2016

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Art History In Practice
5.15pm Wednesdays, July – November
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New mural brightens learning environment for teenage parent students

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council and professional artist Claire Rye have worked collaboratively with teen parent school students to install a vibrant new mural at their facility. Read more »

Sculpture on the Green

green stop

by Helene Ritchie
A saved and expanded Jack Ilott Green could be a place of beauty and tranquility. Instead, the Wellington City Council has decided to sell this public open space. I have been opposed to such a sale for more than ten years. Read more »

Kites for Refugee Day at Central Library

Press Release – Refugee Trauma Recovery
A colourful display of kites will fly over the ground floor of Wellington’s Central Library for a week this month. Read more »

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