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Multi-cultural making: the future of craft, at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse

Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making opens at The Dowse, 6 June 2020

Jewellery that can only be worn in a virtual world; handwoven harakeke battle suits; and digital mōteatea – a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum opening on 6 June explores and challenges the definition of craft in Aotearoa today. Read more »

Micro-cities, biospheres and ballistic missiles, at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
An experimental micro-city, a biosphere to replicate life in outer space, and the largest intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the US Air Force – three mesmerising places feature in Human Hand by Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, opening at The Dowse on 6 June. Read more »

Te Papa “incredibly grateful” for extra $18m, to maintain operations after lockdown


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Te Papa exhibition Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho | Legacies of Encounter with Curator Dr Rebecca Rice. Photo Jo Moore. Te Papa

News from Te Papa
At Te Papa today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the museum will receive an additional $18 million of Crown funding for the financial year 2020/2021. This will help maintain Te Papa’s core operations and critical infrastructure after the impacts of covid-19. Read more »

Multi-million dollar boost to help artists and creatives after lockdown

arts boost at te papa by PM

Report from RNZ
The government today announced a funding boost to help thousands of artists and creatives recover from the impact of Covid-19. Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern made the announcement at Te Papa in Wellington this afternoon, on the first day that the national museum was open after the lockdown. Read more »

Urban Art’s City of Sculpture exhibition goes live on Lambton Quay

Press Release – Urban Art Foundation

The Urban Art Foundation in partnership with the Wellington Sculpture Trust has launched its latest digital art exhibition, City of Sculpture. Read more »

After a decade of making music, a new double album from The Jac

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From left: Daniel Millward, Jake Baxendale, Matthew Allison, Chris Buckland, Nick Tipping (seated), Shaun Anderson, Callum Allardice, Lex French.

News from The Jac
As the Wellington eight-piece ensemble The Jac mark a decade of making music together, on 5th June they are releasing ‘A Gathering’, their new double album, through Bandcamp. Read more »

Te Papa to be “safe and welcoming” when it starts reopening on Thursday


Kellie Tapuae prepares Te Papa for re-opening. Photo credit: Maarten Holl, Te Papa.

News from Te Papa
Te Papa will begin a phased re-opening from Thursday next week. Te Papa board chair Dame Fran Wilde said the Te Papa team was delighted to re-open to the public. Read more »

Four days a week: City Gallery reopening on Thursday

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND -City Gallery Open late March 05, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Elias Rodriguez/ http://marktantrum.com)

(Photo by Elias Rodriguez/ http://marktantrum.com)

News from City Gallery
We are excited to announce that we will be open again from Thursday 28 May with two new shows, ‘Oracles’ and ‘A Place Apart’. Our temporary visiting hours will be 11am – 4pm Thursday – Sunday. Read more »

Head judge announced for $25,000 Parkin Drawing Award

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
Charlotte Davy, Head of Art at Te Papa Tongarewa, has been selected as the Head Judge for the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. Read more »

Mural in Mt Cook will celebrate local history

News from Wellington City Council
Work will start on a new Sheyne Tuffery mural on the retaining wall of Wallace Street on Monday – supporting local art and a range of small businesses, celebrating the area’s natural heritage and adding more vibrancy to the community. Read more »

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