Art News

Sales over $1m – Art Show breaks its own record, again

Press Release – NZ Art Show

More than 10,000 art lovers descended on the capital city over Queen’s Birthday Weekend for the 2017 NZ Art Show held at the TSB Bank Arena on Wellington’s waterfront. More than 1700 artworks were sold, totalling more than $1.2 million in sales, nearly 4% higher than 2016 and an all-time record in the show’s fourteen-year history. Read more »

What’s coming up at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
It’s a busy Saturday ahead at the Gallery, there’s an exhibition tour at 12.15pm followed by two 30-minute responses to Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide, and then we take a short stroll to the screening of The Governor, Episode 6 at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. The McCahon inspired Deane Lecture series continues on Monday 3rd with a discussion around the Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre and Colin McCahon’s 1975 Urewera Mural. Read more »

Art movement aims to solve the world’s problems

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
‘Prealism at the Academy‘ showing works by Dr Romuald Rudzki NZAFA, charts the origins of a new way of painting through kenosis – emptying of the self. Read more »

Susan Te Kahurangi King at Robert Heald Gallery in August

Press Release – Robert Heald Gallery

Robert Heald Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by the internationally celebrated New Zealand outsider artist Susan Te Kahurangi King, Drawings 1960 – 70, opening 11 August and closing 2 September 2017. Read more »

Michael King sculpture to be unveiled on Porirua waterfront

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A commemorative sculpture celebrating historian, author and biographer Michael King, OBE, will be unveiled on the Porirua waterfront on Saturday 1 July at 8am. Read more »

Visions of Zealandia – an art exhibition by Judi Miller

Press Release – Zealandia

Imagine a verdant valley overflowing with native birds and plants because they’re protected from introduced predators; an oasis in a modern city; a chance to reconnect with what we’ve lost – and you get a glimpse of the Zealandia Vision. In Judi’s exhibition at the EcoSanctuary, she is presenting work from three series that explore this vision: Read more »

Painting a Cuba Street wall to eradicate graffiti and give environmental message

Press Release – Keep NZ Beautiful
A wall at 153 Cuba Street is to get a make-over with an environmental message this week thanks to the Paint New Zealand Beautiful initiative run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful. Read more »

Michael Houstoun performing two concertos in one Wellington concert

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun is performing a musical ultra marathon in Wellington next month. Read more »

Namesake at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy
Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa
29 June – 22 July, 2017
Opening: Wednesday 28 June, 5:30pm
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Wellington photographer wins award for lightbox exploring homelessness

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
Wellington photographer roOm has won the Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award with his piece “Less is Less 05”, a photographic lightbox depicting a surreal night scene. Read more »

RNZB appoints former prima ballerina as its new Artistic Director

Press Release – Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the RNZB’s new Artistic Director. Read more »

Marsden artwork finalist for prestigious Saatchi Gallery Art Prize

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has been selected from more than 24,000 entries as one of the 20 finalists in the 2017 Saatchi Gallery (London) Art Prize for Schools. This is one of the most significant student art awards globally and the large collaborative work will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London 4 – 13 July. Read more »

Six people appointed to Hutt Council’s arts and culture sub-committee

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Six prominent members of Lower Hutt’s arts and culture community have been appointed to the Hutt City Council’s Arts and Culture Subcommittee, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace announced today. Read more »

Sci fi and fantasy artists at Academy Galleries

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
‘Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular line-up of leading sci-fi, fantasy and pop surreal artists. Read more »

‘Into the everyday: scenes from the Wellington bush’

Press Release – Photospace Gallery
Wellington photographer Sue Guest presents a series of landscape photographs taken in the bush around various locations of Wellington City. Read more »

A season of import at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
This year The Dowse Art Museum is presenting a programme of exhibitions that illuminate many important conversations taking place our contemporary moment. Read more »

Coming up at City Gallery

Colin McCahon Tui, Carr celebrates Muriwai Beach, 1972.Private collection, courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney. Courtesy Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Coming up at City Gallery Wellington | Chris Kraus, Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Shannon Te Ao and Wystan Curnow

Make an Offer at the Academy

Press Release – Academy Galleries
It will be all go at the Academy Galleries this weekend. Read more »

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