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Art History In Practice 2016

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Art History In Practice
5.15pm Wednesdays, July – November
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New mural brightens learning environment for teenage parent students

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council and professional artist Claire Rye have worked collaboratively with teen parent school students to install a vibrant new mural at their facility. Read more »

Sculpture on the Green

green stop

by Helene Ritchie
A saved and expanded Jack Ilott Green could be a place of beauty and tranquility. Instead, the Wellington City Council has decided to sell this public open space. I have been opposed to such a sale for more than ten years. Read more »

Kites for Refugee Day at Central Library

Press Release – Refugee Trauma Recovery
A colourful display of kites will fly over the ground floor of Wellington’s Central Library for a week this month. Read more »

1700 artworks sell for $1.1m at art show on waterfront

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
More than 11,000 art lovers went to the NZ Art Show at the TSB Bank Arena on Wellington’s waterfront over the long weekend. Around 1,700 artworks were sold, totalling more than $1.1 million in sales. Read more »

Coming up at City Gallery Wellington

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Weekend Exhibition Tours
Saturday and Sundays, 12.15-12.45pm | Free
Learn more about the exhibition with a 30-minute tour of selected works in Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs.
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Interested in sculpting with fire?

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Do you have a burning ambition to build a sculpture out of wood and then set it alight? Read more »

City Talks: a film by Sarah Grohnert

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
Monday 20 June, 6pm
Free entry
Join us this month as we celebrate Matariki — the Māori New Year — with a screening of Ever the Land, a documentary that tracks the birth of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first ‘living building’, Te Uru Taumatua, Te Wharehou o Tūhoe. Read more »

$320,000 boost to arts and events

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The city’s annual plan includes $320,000 to fund a series of uniquely-Wellington, creatively-focused events in the CBD and an exciting arts sector programme to be delivered by Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. Read more »

Six Wellington artists named as finalists for $3000 Art Show award

Press Release – NZ Art Show
The NZ Art Show has selected 10 outstanding artworks as finalists for the show’s principal award, the $3,000 Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award. Six of the finalists are from the Wellington region. Read more »

Inhabiting Space – tour at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Join us at 2pm on Sunday 12 June as curator of Inhabiting Space, Stephen Cleland, gives a tour of the exhibition: Read more »

Matariki events include after dark celebrations

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Thursday 2 June, 5-10pm | koha and FREE BUSES
Under one magical Matariki sky, City Gallery and Tuatara Open Late join Te Papa, Pātaka (Porirua), Mahara Gallery (Waikanae), The Dowse (Lower Hutt) and Expressions (Upper Hutt) to celebrate with live music, exhibitions and special events after dark. Read more »

$2500 for four art students

Press Release – NZ Art Show


Donna Marie Patterson: Dreaming in the Moonlight, ink pigment line drawing on Aquarelle cotton

Four fine art students have been selected to receive $2,500 each in this year’s RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards. The awards are open to students studying towards a visual arts degree or diploma at an established New Zealand art school. Read more »

Upper Hutt young people complete two more murals

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council


Fraser Crescent mural

Young people from across Upper Hutt have worked together to successfully install two vibrant murals that depict the special character of the communities in which they are located. Read more »

A month of Matariki events

Press Release – Te Papa
Celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, kick off across Wellington’s galleries and museums on 2 June. Read more »

French artists arrive to take up residency in Wellington

Press Release – Massey University
French artistic duo Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet have arrived in Wellington to take up their share of an inaugural French artist-in-residence programme run by Massey University’s Te Whiti o Rehua School of Art and the Wellington City Council. Read more »

300 artists for top art show

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
The artists for the 2016 NZ Art Show, the largest curated art sale in the country, have been confirmed and the show will feature some 3,000 artworks by 300 New Zealand artists. The show runs over Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 3 – 6, at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington. Read more »

DIY meets contemporary jewellery at Toi Poneke Gallery


Unconsciously blocked, Nik Hanton, 2016

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Locked Rooms at Toi Pōneke Gallery will be the latest exhibition of contemporary jeweller Nik Hanton. Hanton’s graphic style and emphasis on the making process result in strikingly modern jewellery that is garnering attention both at home and abroad. Read more »

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