Archive for the 'Art' Category

Upper Hutt young people complete two more murals

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council


Fraser Crescent mural

Young people from across Upper Hutt have worked together to successfully install two vibrant murals that depict the special character of the communities in which they are located. Read more »

A month of Matariki events

Press Release – Te Papa
Celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, kick off across Wellington’s galleries and museums on 2 June. Read more »

French artists arrive to take up residency in Wellington

Press Release – Massey University
French artistic duo Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet have arrived in Wellington to take up their share of an inaugural French artist-in-residence programme run by Massey University’s Te Whiti o Rehua School of Art and the Wellington City Council. Read more »

300 artists for top art show

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
The artists for the 2016 NZ Art Show, the largest curated art sale in the country, have been confirmed and the show will feature some 3,000 artworks by 300 New Zealand artists. The show runs over Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 3 – 6, at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington. Read more »

DIY meets contemporary jewellery at Toi Poneke Gallery


Unconsciously blocked, Nik Hanton, 2016

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Locked Rooms at Toi Pōneke Gallery will be the latest exhibition of contemporary jeweller Nik Hanton. Hanton’s graphic style and emphasis on the making process result in strikingly modern jewellery that is garnering attention both at home and abroad. Read more »

Jay Hutchinson at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Jay Hutchinson
Turn Left at the End of the Drive
12 MAY – 4 JUNE
Opening Wednesday 11 May, 5:30PM
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Mike Parr at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Mike Parr
Artist’s talk and screening
City Gallery Wellington
Friday 20 May, 6pm
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Contemporary camera-less photography


Anne Noble, Bruissement bee wing photogram # 12, 2016, 423 x 1124 mm framed

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Anne Noble, Joyce Campbell, Shaun Waugh from New Zealand
Anne Ferran, Danica Chappell from Australia Read more »

Turning the tables at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery’s newest exhibition overturns the popular assumption that art galleries provide a neutral backdrop for art. Art works from the Gallery’s Inhabiting Space exhibition are carefully placed throughout the gallery to draw attention to its architectural design and activate visitors’ spatial awareness. Read more »

Melbourne architect to talk at City Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
CITY TALKS: Sean Godsell
Recent projects
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
Monday 30 May, 6pm. Free entry.
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Car dealer sponsoring art show award

Press Release – NZ Art Show
Lower Hutt Car Dealership Brendan Foot Supersite announced this week that it is sponsoring the NZ Art Show’s principal award, the Signature Piece Art Award. Read more »

Siberian-born poet writes about two cultures in new book

Press Release – Makaro Press
Siberian-born poet Polina Kouzminova launches her debut poetry collectionAn echo where you lie in late May in Wellington. Read more »

Common Ground festival in Lower Hutt next February

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council is partnering with local arts organisation Letting Space to run Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival – Groundwater in February next year. Read more »

Art Show launching at Prefab Hall

Press Release – NZ Art Show
On May the 4th, an exclusive exhibition at one of Wellington’s newest venues, Prefab Hall, will feature around forty artworks from twenty handpicked New Zealand artists. The exhibition launches the 2016 NZ Art Show and is reserved for Friends and sponsors. Read more »

Cash for young performing artists

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young performing artists with big dreams and a connection to Wellington are are being offered a helping hand thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s Arts Excellence Awards. Read more »

Wellington councillors want to spend more money on arts funding

News from Wellington City Council
A significant expansion of Wellington City Council funding for arts and culture has been proposed by today’s meeting of the Council’s Economic Growth and Arts Committee. Read more »

Westra Museum in Cuba Street

ans westra museum

News from Suite
Officially opened last week, {Suite} has established the Westra Museum – a space dedicated to the work of Ans Westra. Located at 243 Cuba Street above our main gallery, the new space is ‘centrum’ for Ans and over 55 years of images. Read more »

Solander: join the five artists for the opening of 47°South Rakiura

Press Release – Solander Gallery
Please join the artists for the opening of 47°South Rakiura: Five artists on Stewart Island, Wednesday 4 May from 5.30 to 7.00pm. Read more »

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