Archive for the 'Art' Category

Photographic montage on scaffolding outside of Embassy Theatre

News from WCC
A photographic montage of the Embassy Theatre’s interior has been installed on the outside of the building as it undergoes a makeover, combining archival imagery with the photography of James Voller. Read more »

$3,000 prize for tin of spaghetti

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
Wairarapa artist Matt Guild has won the NZ Art Show Signature Piece Art Award with ‘Spaghetti Open Can,’ an oil painting that depicts one of New Zealand’s iconic food items. Read more »

Art wanted for ‘Moments, Places, Times, Spaces’ at Matchbox Studios

Press Release – Matchbox Studios
Call for Submissions – ‘Moments, Places Times, Spaces’
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Art Trail returns in Lower Hutt CBD

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Central Hutt Art Trail (CHAT) is back today until 26 July with local artists invited to display their work in 19 Lower Hutt CBD retailers. Read more »

Speedway and trams in new Kilbirnie mural

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Sheyne Tuffery’s latest mural project, at Coutts Street, will recall Kilbirnie’s history in a series of colourful, contemporary images that are playful and informative. Read more »

Specious Present at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Join us at 6pm on Friday 10 July at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi for the opening of:
The Specious Present
Andrew Beck, David Claerbout, Colin McCahon, Keith Tyson, and featuring a new sound work by Hummel
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Like it or not? Giant geometric artwork for Victoria Street building

mural vic st

News from WCC
Victoria Street is about to get an injection of creativity and colour as Wellington artist David Brown turns the side of the four-storey re.SPACE building into a huge geometric artwork. Read more »

Séraphine Pick – White Noise at the Dowse

Press Release – Dowse

The Dowse is pleased to present White Noise, a major exhibition of new and recent work by New Zealand painter Séraphine Pick, opening 27 June. Read more »

100 photographs by Fiona Pardington at City Gallery in August

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Death, sex, flesh and the female gaze are among the many themes to be explored in City Gallery’s new exhibition, Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation. The exhibition, from 22 August, brings together over 100 photographs — a comprehensive survey of work spanning 30 years. It reveals the key concerns that have shaped the work of one of our most important, and most celebrated, photographers. Read more »

Two Wellington arts practitioners going to Edinburgh Festival

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand and the British Council are supporting six New Zealand arts practitioners, two of them from Wellington, to attend the Edinburgh Festivals’ international delegate programme, Momentum, this August. Read more »

Sash Huber to talk at NZ Portrait Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery


Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber, an artist who fires an air-powered
industrial staple gun into wooden boards to create extraordinary images of
people who have been assassinated, will give a talk at the New Zealand
Portrait Gallery on Friday (June 26, 1pm). Read more »

Portrait Gallery seeks artist to paint picture of poll winner

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery is looking for an artist to paint a picture of the late Celia Lashlie who won a poll in which members of the public were asked “Who’s missing? from the national collection held on the Wellington waterfront. Read more »

Ten finalists for $3000 art award

Press Release – Accentuate
The NZ Art Show has selected 10 outstanding artworks as finalists for the Show’s principal award, the $3,000 Signature Piece Art Award. Read more »

Seraphine Pick at the Dowse

News from Dowse
White Noise, a major exhibition of new and recent work by New Zealand painter Séraphine Pick, will show at The Dowse Art Museum from 27 June. The exhibition marks a new direction for the artist and an opportunity for art lovers to experience fresh work from one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary painters. Read more »

Major exhibitions by Maori artists for Matariki Festival

News from Matariki Festival
Major exhibitions by leading Māori artists feature at Wellington galleries during the Wellington Matariki Festival which opens next week. Read more »

Ans Westra exhibition at Suite

Press Release – Suite Gallery




{Suite} is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Ans Westra in celebration of the artist’s recent award of an honorary doctorate from Massey University in Wellington. Read more »

Wikipedia-thon to launch Matariki at The Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
A 4 metre high tiki figure made from cardboard, a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and a star party are all on offer as part of the Matariki Wellington Festival celebrations at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Artist offering free guided walks

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington artist Angela Kilford is leading free guided walks to explore the history of streets surrounding Toi Pōneke Gallery and the Cuba Quarter. Participants and visitors to the gallery are asked to bring in tokens of pohutukawa to contribute to the work unfolding in the gallery space. Read more »

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