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Awards to former Te Papa curator and Foxton museum

Press Release – Museums Aotearoa
The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated this evening with a gala at event at Christchurch Art Gallery. Read more »

Owen Mapp retrospective at Pātaka

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum

Shetland Viking Dragon and Taniwha Awarua

A major retrospective exhibition Owen Mapp: Dragons & Taniwha – 50 Years an Artist Carver opens at Pātaka Art + Museum, on Sunday 27 May. Curated by Mark Hutchins-Pond at Pātaka Art + Museum, the exhibition will feature around 250 of his works. Read more »

Student’s crazy clusters will light up LUX

News from Massey University
While it doesn’t move as fast as the speed of light, fashion design student Kate Jones’ entertaining exhibit at the LUX light festival is to be a crazily active as well as illuminating feature of the annual event. Read more »

Judges announced for Parkin Drawing Award

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, collectors, and academics have been selected for 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. Read more »

Bill Manhire one of five new Arts Icons

Press Release – Arts Foundation of New Zealand
Exceptional New Zealand artists Billy Apple, Fred Graham, Bill Manhire, Albert Wendt and Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead have been awarded the Arts Foundation of New Zealand’s highest honour, the Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Award – Whakamana Hiranga. Read more »

Owen Mapp at Pataka: 50 years an artist-carver

Press Release – Pataka Art + Museum
Pātaka’s major retrospective exhibition Owen Mapp: Dragons & Taniwha50 Years an Artist Carver celebrates his ground-breaking achievements as the country’s first professional contemporary artist carver of bone. Read more »

Festival of light featuring work from Massey design students

Press Release – Massey University
In 10 days the Wellington waterfront will be brilliantly illuminated with events and exhibits celebrating the LUX Light Festival. Read more »

Te Auaha showcases work of visual arts tutors


News from Te Auaha
Tuākana: our tutors is the latest exhibition at the Te Auaha Gallery in Dixon Street. Read more »

Jewellery designer and artists bringing collective popup to Prefab


Following the success of their 2017 Pop Ups and in response to numerous requests from their Wellington followers, jewellery designer Cathy Pope and artists Flox and Ema Frost will host their first collective pop-up in the Capital this month. Read more »

Andrew Patterson to lecture at City Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
Andrew Patterson, the latest recipient of New Zealand architecture’s premier award, the Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal for career achievement, this week embarks on a nationwide series of lectures about his work. Read more »

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