Archive for the 'Art' Category

Low Noise – a sound installation by 6 artists, at Toi Pōneke

News from Wellington City Council
Low Noise2 is the second group exhibition at Toi Poneke to feature six Wellington-based sonic artists to showcase their work in the medium of sound installation. Combining sound composition, sculpture and engineering, the result is a truly unique art-form that makes sound the focus of our perception through conceptual and physical mechanisms. Read more »

Simon Denny in NZ Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Press Release – New Zealand at Venice
Simon Denny
New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
9 May – 22 November 2015
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Signing – at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Academy Galleries
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Art’ latest exhibition is commemorating 175 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi featuring selected works from the membership and friends supported by exciting invited artists exhibiting contemporary Maori art. Read more »

Exhibition and garage sale at Vincents

Press Release – Vincents Art Workshop
Garage Sale
Vincents Art Workshop
Level 4, 84 Willis St
Saturday 7th February, 8:30am – 2:00pm
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Photography workshops at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall Gallery
The Snapshot Sessions: re-framing the self
In association with Body Positive Wellington
Thistle Hall Gallery 16-22 February
Curated by Steve McVey
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‘Welly through my eyes’ – exhibition by Maria Bozina at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Maria Bozina
Wellington artist Maria Bozina’s first solo exhibition opens on Tuesday in the newly refurbished Thistle Hall Gallery, corner of Arthur and Cuba Streets and runs through until Sunday, 1st February. Read more »

Thistle Hall wants proposals for shows

Press Release – Thistle Hall Gallery
It’s that time again to get your proposals in for exhibitions at our community gallery. Emerging, experienced, community focussed, contemporary or old school – we’d love to hear from you. Read more »

Ten questions for Rick Ellis

How’s he planning to fix Te Papa? Wellington art commentators Jim and Mary Barr are today asking this question about Rick Ellis, who’s now been in the top job at the national museum for 60 days. Read more »

Entries open for Parkin Drawing Prize

Press Release – Museum Hotel
Artists are being urged to sharpen their pencils and enter the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize for 2015, which attracts a prize of $20,000. Read more »

Enjoy: Mickey Smith ‘Harboured’

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Harboured opens at Enjoy, Thursday February 5, 5:30pm
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Call for submissions: relief exhibition

Press Release – Matchbox Studios
We are seeking works which deal in the concept of the removal of a material to create something new, mediums/processes such as wood cut, paper cutting, carving, lino-cuts, etching. Read more »

Thistle Hall officially reopening

Press Release – Thistle Hall
You and your friends and family are invited to the official re-opening of Thistle Hall on Cuba Street. The hall closed in March 2014 for some much needed seismic strengthening, re-opening again briefly in December. Read more »

Pacific artists from South Auckland at Enjoy (in Cuba Street) for two weeks


News from Enjoy Gallery
Between Wind and Water is an exhibition project at Enjoy Gallery which is timed to coincide with the annual Positively Pasifika Festival. In an effort to leverage off the Wellington City Council’s civic celebration of Pacific cultures and communities, the project aims to attract and engage new Pacific audiences and symbolically centralise Pacific perspectives on contemporary art, interpretation and value. Read more »

Tame Iti’s paintings in exhibition at Suite with Birgit Krippner’s photographs

News from Suite Gallery

Image credit: Birgit Krippner.

Iti – a collaboration between Tame Iti, the high profile Tuhoe Maori activist and artist, and Birgit Krippner, Austrian born Wellington based photographer. Read more »

Exhibition and pop up shop at Academy Galleries on Queens Wharf

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

Art on the Wharf
Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Open now until 19 January
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Black Dog Failure: animator uses art to overcome depression

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
A new exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery, Black Dog Failure, looks at artist Mark Antony Steelsmith’s struggle and conquest over the “black dog” of depression. Through five animated video works, Steelsmith shows the failure of this black dog to determine his position in life. Read more »

Between Wind and Water at Enjoy Art Gallery

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Enjoy’s Summer Residency: Between Wind and Water
Ema Tavola (curator), Tanu Gago, Leilani Kake and Luisa Tora
Between Wind and Water
10 Jan 2015 – 31 Jan 2015
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Buy Enjoy at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Buy Enjoy 2014
Artworks $125 Cash and Carry
Donated by Emerging and Established Artists
Opening: Wednesday December 17, 6:00pm
Closing: Saturday December 20, 4:00pm
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