Archive for the 'Art' Category

Senior artists on show at Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Jambalaya – a diverse “soup” of senior artists from the Academy including current president Greg Chaston, past president Ian Hamlin, elected artist member Suzanne Herschell and freelance artist Pania Molloy. Read more »

Kumiko Matsumoto’s Wellington viewpoint wins top prize in student exhibition

Press Release – Weltec
A recent arrival to New Zealand Kumiko Matsumoto has taken out the top creative award in an exhibition of young creative talent showing at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11 on Wellington’s Queens Wharf. Read more »

Whitireia to host exhibition of art by Chinese lacquer painter

News from Whitireia Polytech
Chinese lacquer painter Su Xing is bringing a selection of his art to exhibit at the Whitireia Porirua campus in November. Read more »

Pasifika awards celebrating innovation and diversity

Press Release – Arts Pasifika Awards
From Sonny Bill’s tattoo artist, to an ‘Afakasi’ storyteller, to the first Tongan woman to graduate from the Elam School of Fine Arts, the line up for this year’s Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards (to be presented in Wellington next Wednesday) celebrates excellence and innovation in Pacific arts. Read more »

Art Show selling tickets and seeking applications from artists

Press Release – NZ Art Show
Artist applications and ticket sales open on November 1 for the 2015 New Zealand Art Show. The show, which has become the country’s largest art sale, offers quality original New Zealand art at affordable prices and artists are encouraged to apply early to gain selection. Read more »

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 »

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