Archive for the 'Art' Category

Dance, theatre, festivals – council paying out $109,000 to 26 organisations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council this week agreed to pay $109,000 to 26 organisations from the capital’s arts and culture community – community festivals, WW100 commemorative projects, and theatre and dance groups will all be benefitting from grants. Read more »

Members’ summer show at Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – Academy of Fine Arts – Wellington
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts presents the members’ summer show.
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Wellington artist completes restoration of long-hidden Auckland mural

News from Letting Space

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith with the reproduced mural. Credit: Clive Pigott courtesy of Fishhead Magazine

Restoration has been completed on a rediscovered significant national mural, and it is now available for the public to view online ( and as photographic tiles in a large publicly-viewable glass cabinet in the JWT offices in the Imperial Building, Lower Queen Street in Auckland. Read more »

Harun Farocki films at LIghthouse Cuba

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Harun Farocki, video still from Parallel II, 2014, © Harun Farocki 2014

Join us at 6.30pm, Wednesday 26 November at Light House Cinema Cuba. A one-night-only special screening of three film works by legendary German media artist, critic, editor, and curator, Harun Farocki. Read more »

21 artists in Toi Poneke exhibition

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery
Toi Pōneke celebrates nine years of providing artists with a place to work and develop their creative practice. This year, 21 artists across a range of practices come together to reveal an eclectic array of artwork that gives a snapshot of what happens behind the walls of Wellington’s only arts centre. Read more »

200 artists: Toi Maori Art Market on waterfront this weekend

Press Release – Toi Maori
The country’s largest art show, Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City this weekend. Showcasing contemporary Maori visual art, this spectacular event will feature galleries run by the artists as well as an extensive public programme of Maori music, fashion, performing arts, food and wine. Read more »

Collages and paintings, including Freddie Mercury, at Suite

News from Suite Gallery

Maiden Voyage
Preview with the artist 5.30 – 7pm Tuesday 18 November
Exhibition closes 4pm Saturday 29 November
Level 2, 147 Cuba St, Wellington Read more »

The two of us

dowse frontage

by Lindsay Shelton
The 11-year-old and I were the only two people in the Dowse Art Museum when we walked through the galleries on Friday afternoon. But across town at Westfield, it was a different story – thousands of people, wandering like zombies. Read more »

Angus, Woollaston, Hodgkins in summer exhibition at Portrait Gallery

News from New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Babette by Frances Hodgkins, watercolour on paper, 1906, Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

A collection of some of the finest modern portraits by New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, including Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins and Toss Woollaston, goes on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, on the Wellington waterfront, on Thursday. Read more »

Vincents’ annual exhibition at St James

Press Release – Vincents Art Workshop
Celebrating the achievements of artists at Vincents Art Workshop is the main aim of its Annual Group Exhibition, opening in the First Floor Gallery at St James Theatre in Wellington on Monday 24 November. Read more »

Group show at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery

Image: John Nixon, Silver Monochrome, 2010, enamel and bark on canvas, 305 x 230mm [detail]

Johl Dwyer, Mikala Dwyer, Julia Morison, Elizabeth Newman, and John Nixon
Curated by Sarah Caylor and Gary Peters Read more »

Children’s artworks identify issues of poverty, in art show at Parliament

News from Unicef
A children’s art exhibition unveiled at Parliament today has reinforced the message that a child’s home can either be where the heart is, or where the harm is. The Big Picture is an exhibition of children’s art, exploring what it takes for children to thrive and big picture thinking on solutions to child poverty. Read more »

Contemporary Maori fashion show at Te Papa this weekend

Press Release – Morrison McDougall
The Toi Maori Art Market fashion show will open to the public and run for 90 minutes from noon on Saturday and Sunday this weekend at Te Papa. Read more »

Composer Ross Harris and poet Geoff Cochrane named as Arts Laureates

Two Wellingtonians were named as Arts Laureates by the Arts Foundation last night: composer Ross Harris and poet Geoff Cochrane. The awards, presented at a ceremony in Auckland, include a cash donation of $50,000. Read more »

Artists to build seven miniature huts in Wellington’s backyard

News from Kemi Niko and Co

Artists Kemi & Niko are bringing everything you love about the backcountry to Wellington this summer. Their public art project, Miniature Hikes, is a series of seven miniature huts located across Wellington’s diverse backyard. Hidden in the bush, at the beach and on windy summits, these colourful huts celebrate the honesty and comfort of the backcountry. Read more »

Wellington art group to raise money for child cancer charity

Press Release – ARTrove
Wellington art co-operative ARTrove is hosting an art fundraiser next month for the local branch of the Child Cancer Foundation. Read more »

What’s on at The Dowse

News from The Dowse
Upcoming Exhibitions…
The Age of Aquarius: A 1970s Fashion Revolution
15 November 1 February
Featuring the fadeless fabulousness of polyester, bell-bottom flares and denim dungarees, The Age of Aquarius is an exhibition curated and toured by the New Zealand Fashion Museum. Read more »

$150 per ticket for Art For Life Education exhibition and art sale

Press Release – Wellington City Life Education Trust
Wellington City Life Education Trust will be hosting a one-off exhibition and sale of contemporary art on Friday November 28 at The Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf and tickets are now on sale. Read more »

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