Archive for the 'Art' Category

Selfies or no selfies at Te Papa?

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Wellington art collectors and commentators Jim and Mary Barr have today discovered Te Papa’s new advertising campaign which is encouraging visitors to “strike a pose and take a selfie.” Read more »

Porirua shopping centre offering $2500 prize for artwork with “impact”

News from North City Shopping Centre
Powerful paintings and dazzling drawings are being sought from Wellington’s creative talent. With serious prizes and complete creative freedom on offer, the 2014 Unleash Art Competition is the perfect outlet for artists wanting to showcase their work to thousands. Read more »

Postman watercolour brings great news in IHC Art Awards

Press Release – IHC

(small> l-r Andrew Martin, Phillip Sisam and Amanda Brennan

Hawkes Bay artist Phillip Sisam has won first prize in the IHC Art Awards 2014 with his painting Postman Pat after Van Gogh. Read more »

Phil Dickson: launch of book and exhibition of Wellington paintings


News from Kiwi House Art Gallery
A combined literary and art event at the CQ Hotel launched Wellington artist Phil Dickson’s new book ‘Phil Dickson’s Wellington’ and also opened his new exhibition, a collection of 50 drawings, watercolour and oil paintings of the Wellington region that illustrate the book. Read more »

Hotere’s Godwit/Kuaka coming south to City Gallery in September


Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery is delighted to announce that one of Ralph Hotere’s greatest works is landing in the capital this September. Godwit/Kuaka (originally titled The Flight of Godwit) is a huge 18-metre long mural first created in 1977 for Auckland International Airport. It is one of the largest paintings ever produced in New Zealand. Godwit/Kuaka will be upstairs at City Gallery from 13 September until 23 November. Read more »

Unfolding Horizons exhibition honouring Piera McArthur

Press Release – Exhibitions Gallery
Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Wellington is proud to announce the opening of Unfolding Horizons, an exhibition honouring the outstanding work of New Zealand artist Piera McArthur on Wednesday 10 September at 6pm. Read more »

An elephant in the room at the City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Wellingtonians are in for a treat – City Gallery’s Tuatara Open Late will premiere William Kentridge’s mesmerising work The Refusal of Time. This spectacular five-channel video installation was the hit of Documenta 13 and was recently shown at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more »

Kirsty Gunn, Martin Edmond and the Piketty Phenomenon in Wellington events

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books
Bridget Williams Books is delighted to announce three Wellington events for the BWB Texts programme in October – please join us! Read more »

Air New Zealand target of ‘Flighting Sexism’ art show in Tory Street

Press Release – Wellington Craftivism Collective
Air New Zealand may have pulled its infamous safety video that used bikini-clad models to croon inflight safety instructions, but it is now the impetus for an exhibition protesting against sexism. Read more »

Five-screen video installation from South Africa at City Gallery next week

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Giant ticking metronomes, bicycle wheels, a shadowy march of figures – South African artist William Kentridge’s stunning multi-channel video work has captivated audiences across the globe and will be shown at City Gallery Wellington from 6 September. Read more »

Lux turns on the lights

News from Lux
Wellington LUX which begins on Friday is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a celebration of light, art, technology and design. Read more »

Enjoy: Breckon and Shaun Waugh, photographers

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Breckon and Shaun Waugh
Two photographers
September 3 – September 27, 2014
Opening : Wednesday, September 3, 5:30pm Read more »

200 artists: Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington in November

Press Release – Toi Maori
The country’s largest art show, Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City this November. 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 »

Empty frames at Robbie Whyte’s first solo show at Toi Poneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Normally when you attend an art gallery you expect to see art lining the walls. For Robbie Whyte’s first solo exhibition, Abstract / Ethics, alongside his own work he intends to fill 12 empty frames in collaboration with visitors to Toi Pōneke Gallery at a workshop following the opening night, Monday 1 September. Read more »

Two new light installations at Wellington Museum

Press Release – Museums Wellington
Two new light installations – part of the Wellington LUX Festival – will feature at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea from Thursday 21 August to Sunday 31 August. Read more »

Movies and architecture reimagined at Adam Art Gallery installation

Eddie Clemens, still from Collector’s Edition Glitch, 2014, digital video © Eddie Clemens

News from Adam Art Gallery
Eddie Clemens combines his fascination for the architecture of the Adam Art Gallery with his knowledge of James Cameron’s films in a new video installation that launches this Friday. Read more »

Sculptor Elizabeth Thomson’s quiet occupation of The Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
Visitors to The Dowse Art Museum will be fascinated and captivated when they experience Invitation to Openness—Substantive and Transitive States a new installation by Wellington sculptor Elizabeth Thomson. Read more »

Peter Peryer: celebrated photographer returns to the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
The Dowse Art Museum is proud to present Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye, an exhibition of images by one of New Zealand’s most renowned artists. Read more »

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