Archive for the 'Art' Category

Beauticians, socialites and vegans: Yvonne Todd show at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This summer, the City Gallery will host the largest exhibition to date by award-winning photographer Yvonne Todd. It’s the first time the entire gallery has been devoted to just one artist. Creamy Psychology, curated by Robert Leonard, includes around 150 images made since the 1990s. From beauticians to buildings, corporates to cults – the breadth of Creamy Psychology aims to radically expand our understanding of Todd’s work. Read more »

Semi-Permanent announces Wellington participants for November event

News from Semi-Permanent
The Semi-Permanent design symposium will be back in the capital on the 4th and 5th of November. Following the success of its tenth anniversary events. and a mind-blowing Auckland season in February, it’s again time to turn Wellington’s Embassy Theatre into a hive of energy, as designers from every discipline converge to share the innovation and inspiration synonymous with the Semi-Permanent experience. Read more »

New Caledonian artist selected for WOW

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand
New Caledonian artist Florence Dosdane will be participating in the 2014 World of Wearable Art Festival in Wellington. Read more »

Opening at Enjoy in October: Ebbing Tagaloa

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Paula Schaafhausen with Suzanne Tamaki
Ebbing Tagaloa
October 1 – October 23, 2014
Opening : Wednesday, October 1, 5:30pm
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NZ Ballet appoints new artistic director from Italy

News from Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director. Read more »

Rachel Shearer on “Feminist Sound Waves” at Adam Art Gallery

News from Adam Art Gallery
This Wednesday: Audio visual artist Rachel Shearer on “Feminist Sound Waves” + live performance at the Adam Art Gallery.
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Contemporary Maori Art Market back on waterfront in November

Press Release – Toi Maori
The Toi Maori Art Market showpiece of contemporary Maori visual art is returning to Wellington City in early November and will be staged across two waterfront venues at Te Papa and the TSB Event Centre. Read more »

Pataka offers NZ advertising art book as prize for Gigatown support

Press Release – Pataka Art Museum
Promoting Prosperity, by Peter Alsop and Gary Stewart, is jam-packed with over 750 artworks and a range of insightful essays by respected commentators such as Dick Frizzell and Richard Wolfe. Read more »

What’s on at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
Upcoming Events…
Sat 13 Sep, 10.30am & 1.30pm
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Chandeliers to map suburbs where women fought for voting rights

News from WCC
Justine Fletcher’s jewellery installation 1260 – Sign for Change at Toi Pōneke Gallery (25 September – 18 October) will pay tribute to 23,991 signatories of the landmark Third Suffrage Petition of 1893. Read more »

More activity being planned in empty CBD shops and offices

Press Release – Urban Dream Brokerage
With the beginning of Spring, brokerage of Wellington vacant city space by Urban Dream Brokerage is stepping up a level. Four projects using vacant retail space in creative new ways, bringing community, diversity and new ideas to the city are have been up and running concurrently. Lined up behind them are many more awaiting final confirmation of spaces, as the CBD retail district gears up for WOW at the end of September and the final dash to Christmas. Read more »

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 »

The Art of Night – photography at Carter Observatory

Press Release – Carter Observatory

Photo by Mark Gee, Aurora in the Mountain

Carter Observatory zooms in on astrophotography in a photography exhibition featuring works by award-winning photographer, Mark Gee from Sunday 5 October – Saturday 18 October. 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 »

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