Archive for the 'Art' Category

Fabric of Life – show of 80 quilts at the Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Wellington Quilters biennial exhibition “The Fabric of Life” opens at the Academy Galleries on Friday. Read more »

Lyall Bay Surf Club becoming a massive canvas – before it’s demolished

Press Release – Lyall Bay Surf Club

Local artists are helping fundraise for Wellington’s oldest Surf Life Saving Club by turning the old building into a work of art before it gets torn down in the next week. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: a “homecoming” for ambitious contemporary artist

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Installation view of Marianne Wex, Let’s Take Back Our Space: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures (1977-79), Badischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2012. Exhibition design: Ruth Buchanan. Photo: Stephen Baumann bild_raum

The work of one of New Zealand’s most ambitious contemporary artists will be exhibited at Adam Art Gallery’s final exhibition for the year, Bad Visual Systems, which opens on Saturday 1 October. Read more »

Bad Visual Systems at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Please join us at 5.30pm on Saturday 1 October at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi for the opening of our last exhibition of 2016: Read more »

Second call for artists to blaze the Trail in Central Park

Press Release – Upstream Art Trail
Are you a budding artist or designer wanting to show the people of Wellington your creative talent? Read more »

Amber Griffin launching limited edition art work (and a new baby)

Press Release – Amber Griffin Photography

Rapidly rising acclaimed photographic artist, Wellington’s Amber Griffin, is on the edge of launching her career internationally with a booming commercial business, her first global release of a time-limited edition artwork, and the arrival of Ted, her new son with partner Matt Nixon. Read more »

Te Papa shows world-acclaimed ‘Secret Power’ artworks

Press Release – Te Papa

Photo credit: Mike O’Neill Te Papa

The spectacular Secret Power installation by Simon Denny at Te Papa includes a full-scale photo reproduction of the Renaissance library where the works were first displayed, covering the floor and wall of the gallery. Within this highly-decorated space, the four glass cabinets contain hundreds of individual elements, from tiny 3-D printed cellphones and computer monitors, to a Terminator-style metal skull, and full size taxidermied eagle. Read more »

Surveillance/feminism/Hotere among eight new art exhibitions at Te Papa

Simon Denny, Modded Server-Rack Display with Some Interpretations of Imagery from NSA MYSTIC, FOXACID, QUANTUMTHEORY, and Other SSO/TAO Slides, 2015
Installed dimensions: 2.9m (height) x 3m (width) x 1m (depth)

News from Te Papa
The latest season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa offers eight new exhibitions, from the gilded luxury of Europe, to the black paintings of Ralph Hotere, from fearless feminist photography, to a spectacular take (above) on global surveillance. Read more »

Annie Mackenzie at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Annie Mackenzie
walking forwards backwards
22 September – 15 October
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Coming up at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
NZIA City Talks
Bill McKay on NZ Church Design
Mon 19 September, 6pm | Free
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$140,000 for 34 arts projects

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council today allocated just over $140,000 from the Arts and Culture Fund to 34 art projects in the capital. Read more »

Art lessons reach three teenagers in Cannons Creek

Press Release – Art Access
Pride, confidence, team work, focus and escape are some of the benefits three Porirua students describe when asked about the weekly art sessions run by Chris Barrand, an artist and art tutor at Pablos Art Studios in Wellington. Read more »

Art History in Practice VI & VII

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Art History in Practice VI
Kūpapa/Kaupapa: Contemporary Māori art in the 1990s
Anna-Marie White Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce our last exhibition for the year:
Bad Visual Systems: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1 October, 5.30pm
2 October – 22 December Read more »

Arresting copies: a discussion at the Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Arresting copies; a roundtable discussion
Glen Hayward, Megan Dunn, Cassandra Barnett and Christina Barton in conversation
Chaired by Martin Patrick Read more »

At Toi Pōneke – baby shoes, never worn

Press Release – Wellington City Council
For sale: baby shoes, never worn, at Toi Pōneke, is to be the latest show by Wellington artist Justine Walker. Read more »

Commemorative sculpture coming to Botanic Garden

Press Release – Wellington City Council
For the past two years the commemorative sculpture Victory Medal by artist Helen Pollock has been touring museums throughout New Zealand and now it’s coming to Wellington. Read more »

Japanese pottery at the St James

Press Release – Embassy of Japan
The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns 1 – 14 September
First Floor Gallery at St James Theatre (77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington) Read more »

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