Archive for the 'Art' Category

New plan announced for Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

Press Release – The Arts Foundation
The Winn-Manson Menton Trust has joined with the Arts Foundation of New Zealand to set up a permanent capital fund that will secure New Zealand’s iconic Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for the future. Details of the new scheme were made public after The Menton Report given by last year’s Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, Greg McGee at the City Gallery Wellington last night. Read more »

‘Green man’ mural will protect Akatarawa Road culvert from tagging

News from Upper Hutt City Council

Not quite a modern-day scarecrow, a ‘Green man’ mural has been completed on a culvert wall on Akatarawa Road. The spot was a target for tagging but now sports a more positive form of art by artist Anna Jenkins. Read more »

Scholar, curator and arts advocate: death of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Media release from Te Papa
It is with great sadness that Te Papa acknowledges the death of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (CNZM), the national museum’s Head of Arts & Visual Culture. Read more »

David Trubridge uses crowd-sourced “firsts” images for wearable art creation

News release from Ogilvy

Brancott Estate and award winning furniture and lighting designer, environmentalist and artist David Trubridge have collaborated in a ground-breaking art project that reflects the heritage of Brancott Estate and champions the concept of ‘memorable firsts’. Read more »

What’s On at The Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
Opening this week…
Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists
18 October – 22 February Read more »

Renowned artist to take up Wellington residency

News from Massey University

Trinity II, Polari, 2014. Courtesy of the artist; Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne; and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney and Berlin. © Christian Thompson

Wellington art lovers will have the chance to interact with leading international artists as part of a pioneering artist-in-residence programme beginning this week. Read more »

Wellington artist Fraser Hoffe featuring in mental health campaign

News from Arts Access Aotearoa

Fraser Hoffe of Wellington is one of five artists to be featured in a national campaign aimed at changing attitudes and behaviour towards people with disabilities, sensory impairment and mental ill-health. Read more »

Three vampire paintings to be ghoulishly unveiled at NZ Portrait Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Three paintings of vampires featured in the hit horror-comedy movie What We Do in the Shadows will be unveiled with a ghoulish party at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Thursday October 16. They are the most unusual additions the gallery has made to its collection of portraits of living and dead New Zealanders. Read more »

NZ Trio at City Gallery

Press Release – NZTrio
Beloved by both classical and contemporary audiences across both New Zealand and around the world, the NZTrio return home after wowing audiences in Denmark at the Aarhus Festival and Copenhagen, with an edgy programme for Art³, playing in City Gallery Wellington’s Hancock Gallery space on October 29. Read more »

Exhibition for Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Vincents Gallery

‘Keep Learning’ is an exhibition celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Five Wellington artists at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
Nine metres of hydrangeas in oil paint, a translucent pyramid, colourful collage, experimental jewellery and captivating performance work are some of the treats that The Dowse Art Museum has to offer as part of biennial exhibition Solo 2014. Read more »

City Gallery open late on Thursday

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery’s Tuatara Open Late takes place on the first Thursday of every month with a changing programme of after-dark events, cash bar, supper treats and all galleries open until 10pm. Read more »

Artist in Residence to exhibit at Toi Pōneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Other worldly forms suspended in hand woven nets will occupy Toi Pōneke’s Gallery as Natalie Smith exhibits her first solo show, Shadows out of time. Accompanied by monoprints on paper, the show explores the idea of a dystopian society. Read more »

Dotcom’s confiscated belongings to be re-created at Adam Art Gallery

News from Adam Art Gallery

Predator sculpture, Skin-graft, Rotorua, photograph by Tracey Robinson

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. Read more »

Two exhibitions opening at Pataka

News from Pataka
Karl Maughan’s exhibition A Clear Day opens at Pataka Art + Museum on Sunday 28 September. His monumental, vibrant paintings of gardens in full flower are the perfect antidote to any post-election blues. Read more »

Jo Mair to run Hutt City’s first public art festival

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Planning for Hutt City’s inaugural public art festival, Common Ground, will start now that a project manager has been appointed. Read more »

Art explosion for WoW at Artrium Gallery

News from Artrium Gallery
Artrium Gallery and other Wellington retailers are all dressed up in red, participating in the WOW Retailer’s Window Competition. Read more »

Karl Maughan’s huge and colourful garden paintings at Pataka

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Internationally renowned artist Karl Maughan is to hold his first major solo exhibition in a public gallery since his move to Wellington at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua City. Read more »

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