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Masterton photos by Andrew Ross on show at Photospace

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

This exhibition of photographs by Andrew Ross marks 20 years of showing his photographs at Photospace Gallery in Wellington. Read more »

An unconventional book about living near the Kapiti expressway

Press Release – Otago University Press
‘Peat’ by Lynn Jenner is a literary road between the past and the present, an unconventional text, an intelligent and beautifully refracted work that is haunting, fearless and compelling. Read more »

Aratoi’s 50th birthday present: sponsorship for three years

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi’s 50th birthday isn’t until the 11th of October, but a present has come early from Provincial Insurance Brokers who today committed to a three-year sponsorship. Read more »

Wellington dancer exploring role of young men in traditional Sāmoan society

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Wellington Pacific dancer and choreographer Tupe Lualua will embark on a journey exploring the traditional role of the taule’ale’a (untitled man) within the village community as the 2019 Creative New Zealand Sāmoa Artist in Residence. Read more »

Contemporary Feminism discussion sold out at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
We look forward to Contemporary Feminism: Sons of Feminism — the second lively panel discussion exploring Contemporary Feminism, narratives around the male/female brain, raising boys, and more. Chaired by RNZ’s Susie Ferguson, panellists include Emily Writes, Salvatore Gargiulo, and Dr Annette Henderson. This event is sold out, but will be recorded for broadcast on RNZ. Read more »

Wellington lawyer Michael Stephens joins urban art board

Press Release – Urban Art Foundation
Wellington media and commercial lawyer Michael Stephens has accepted an invitation to join the board of The Urban Art Foundation Limited. Read more »

New platform for young creative talent

Press Release – Excio
Children and teenagers aged 5 to 16 years are invited to showcase their creativity in visual art and photography, thanks to a collaboration between photographers and Wellington-born platform Excio. Read more »

151 new feature films in Wellington’s 48th international film festival

News from NZIFF
The full programme for the 48th New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington has been announced – 151 feature-length films from 45 countries will screen over 17 days beginning on Friday 26 July. Read more »

Wellington’s waterfront to host Matariki spectacle

Press Release – Mana Moana
This Matariki a constellation of Aotearoa’s artists will be creating a multimedia, cinematic experience on water. Read more »

$1.3m sales at Art Show – a record

Press Release – NZ Art Show
Over 10,500 people walked through Wellington’s TSB Arena doors, buying more than $1.3 million in artworks – a record in the show’s 16-year history. A total of 1,500 new artworks are now on the walls of homes around New Zealand, and even as far away as San Francisco. The NZ Art Show has truly cemented itself as a significant event for NZ art, NZ artists and art collectors. Read more »

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