Archive for the 'Art' Category

International judges select 3 Wellington photographers for festival show

Tank Image. Antony Kitchener

News from Photival
Three Wellington photographers have been selected from a national open call for Photival, the first photography festival in the capital for over ten years. Read more »

It’s up to the owner: mural in demolished Molesworth Street building can be saved

Photo: WCC

News from Wellington City Council
The artwork inside the 61 Molesworth Street property has come through the demolition in relatively sound condition. Read more »

Real Ōpōtiki coming to Bowen House

Press Release – Opotiki District Council
Ōpōtiki art has been travelling up and down the country as part of The Real Ōpōtiki – a vibrant exhibition of well-recognised and emerging artists with strong connections to the Ōpōtiki district. Read more »

Te Papa Foundation launched with $1.4m gifts of art and cash

News from Te Papa
An extraordinary gift by US-based New Zealander Dr Euan Sinclair and his wife Ann Sinclair was announced last onight at the launch of the Te Papa Foundation. Read more »

Solo 41 at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Academy Galleries
Solo 41 is a sensational exhibition featuring the diverse work of 11 invited New Zealand artists. The range of works is truly amazing; Read more »

Mural celebration in Aro Valley on Friday

Press Release – Aro Valley Community Centre
Aro Valley celebration on Friday. The urbanscape in Aro Valley has changed. There are now two murals to be celebrated. Read more »

Making unexpected connections at the Turnbull Gallery

Press Release – Turnbull Gallery
The Turnbull Gallery is being transformed into a Victorian cabinet of curiosities for a new exhibition opening on Monday 12 December. Read more »

Resilience (2): an art, not art

by Ian Apperley
The Wellington City Council trumpeted this week that its latest funding allocations were focusing on further developing resilience in the city. This sounded appropriate given recent events along with other problems the city faces every time it rains or the traffic gets busy. However, unpicking the council’s news release, it seemed that very little money was being spent on resilience at all. Read more »

Solo 41 at Academy

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Solo 41 opens on Saturday at the Academy Galleries showcasing significant bodies of works by the following artists; Read more »

Planning more creative projects in vacant spaces

Press Release – Urban Dream Brokerage
2016 saw strong economic recovery in cities and towns across New Zealand. But there remain plenty of vacant spaces and a need to make sure that town and city centres represent local culture and diversity, says Mark Amery. Read more »

Artists produce limited-edition print to raise money for Kaikoura marae

Press Release – Artisan Screen Prints

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Marguerite Formation. Screen Print on Colourplan Paper. 620 x 440mm
Matt Moriarty, 2016. Printed by Tom Lynch – Artisan Screenprints
Written fragments by Charles Hadfield

Wellington screen printer Tom Lynch of Artisan Screen Prints has a longstanding friendship and working relationship with local Kaikoura artist Matt Moriarty. Together they have produced a limited edition screen print for Kaikoura to fundraise for Kaikoura’s Takahanga Marae Charitable Trust. They aim to raise upwards of $5,000 for the charity. Read more »

‘Made in Wairarapa’ in Martinborough

Press Release – Ventana Creative Collective
Martinborough’s newly opened Ventana Creative Collective welcomes its fourth show in 5 months. Ten artists from the Wairarapa have created beautiful, masterful works that will be on display all summer. Incredible landscapes (oils and archival photo prints, bright wood carvings, wax and oils on wood panels, large and small format – something for everyone. It’s quite a collection of inspiring work and one of our proudest displays yet. Read more »

Leila Adu’s ‘Love Cells’ at City Gallery

Press Release – Leila Adu

Earlier this year, Brooklyn-based, New Zealand Ghanaian musician Leila Adu premiered the music video for her new song ‘Love Cells’ via Afropunk. Afropunk describe it as a psychedelic rock track “all about universal love, and the inherently spiritual love that we share with humanity, the Earth, and the cosmos.” In Leila’s words, “‘Love Cells’ represents the fact that we are all the same underneath—we are cellular. Acts of bigotry, racial hatred, war and poor-blaming and future disregard of global poverty and climate change, shows how the belief that we are separate is dangerous.” Read more »

Anthesis Art Gallery unveiling portrait of LaQuisha

Press Release – Anthesis Art Gallery
Dressing Up to Be Yourself – December opening at Anthesis Gallery
Wellington, December 16th, 2016, 6-9 pm
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$200 art bargains at Toi Poneke

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
Toi Pōneke’s Toi Two Hundy annual art show is a chance for Christmas shoppers to grab a last-minute art bargain, with all artworks $200 or under. Read more »

$125 art works at cash and carry exhibition

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Buy Enjoy 2016
14 – 17 December
Opening: Wednesday 14 December, 5:30pm
All artworks $125 cash and carry
Donations by emerging and established artists Read more »

Photography festival in February – city’s first in ten years

News from Photival
Wellington will host the inaugural Photival Photography Festival in February, the first photography festival in the capital for over ten years. Read more »

Tape art workshop for Disability Pride Week

News from Art Access
Team work, fun and new skills is what the tape art workshop will bring to Disability Pride Week, to be held from 27 November to 3 December in Wellington. Read more »

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