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Turnbull Library acquires Peter McLeavey Archive

News from Alexander Turnbull Library
The archive of charismatic Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey has been acquired by The Alexander Turnbull Library. Read more »

Te Papa: the outsider art of Tony Fomison

Article – Howard Davis

“A being going through life can become so other to himself as to be another … [Life] happens to you as a result of your condition. Not choice, but – at best – process, and, at worst, shocking, total change. Newness: he had sought a different kind, but this was what he got … bitterness and hatred, all these coarse things. He would enter into his new self; he would be what he had become: loud, stenchy, hideous, outsize, grotesque, inhuman. He was looking for someone to blame. He, too, dreamed; and in his dreams, a shape, a face, was floating closer, ghostly still, unclear …”
– Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses.

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Art auction tonight to raise money for national music centre

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present an Art Auction to raise funds for the national music centre. Read more »

NZ Art Show appoints new chair

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
The NZ Art Show is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and new Board Members. Wellington accountant Anne Stephenson is the newly appointed Chair of the NZ Art Show Ltd Board of Directors. Outgoing Chair Wellington lawyer Graeme Reeves announced his retirement from the Board of Directors: he had held the position for seven years. Read more »

Fresh, local and compelling – contemporary art at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
SOLO 2018
10 November – 17 March
The Dowse Art Museum< http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/solo-2018> Read more »

Taurima Vibes presents Atawhai 2018

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Taurima Vibes presents
In association with Changing Minds
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Hutt River to flow in Denmark

Press Release – Letting Space
After being first presented at the Hutt City Common Ground festival in 2017, a drone film of the Hutt River will feature in Århus, Denmark this week at an international academic conference.
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Lunchtime talk by Annemarie Jutel

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for the final lunchtime talk in response to the artists exhibiting in The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. Read more »

Revolt into style – three new shows at City Gallery

Review by Howard Davis

Combat, Jemima Wyman.

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” – attributed to Dennis Diderot (1713-84).
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Koha creative collective opens in Bond Street

Press Release – Koha Creative Collective
A new Koha based creative collective has recently opened in Wellington City. Sunday Night Club was dreamed up by architecture student and Business Analyst Zoe Ella when she was looking for a space to create her art. Read more »

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