Archive for the 'Art' Category

At Toi Pōneke – baby shoes, never worn

Press Release – Wellington City Council
For sale: baby shoes, never worn, at Toi Pōneke, is to be the latest show by Wellington artist Justine Walker. Read more »

Commemorative sculpture coming to Botanic Garden

Press Release – Wellington City Council
For the past two years the commemorative sculpture Victory Medal by artist Helen Pollock has been touring museums throughout New Zealand and now it’s coming to Wellington. Read more »

Japanese pottery at the St James

Press Release – Embassy of Japan
The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns 1 – 14 September
First Floor Gallery at St James Theatre (77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington) Read more »

Violist and flautist win Arts Excellence awards

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
The Wellington Committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation congratulates the joint winners of this year’s Arts Excellence Award, violist Alexa Sangbin Thomson and flautist Hannah Darroch. Each will receive prize money of $2,500 towards their studies in the United States. Read more »

Challenge of a lifetime for art students at Wellington College

Press Release – Arts Foundation of New Zealand
Later this month, Wellington College, Cashmere High School, Christchurch, and Kings High School, Dunedin will all be paid a visit by Arts Foundation Laureates Rachel House, Don McGlashan andLaurence Aberhart, in a series of events called Laureates On Stage. Read more »

Vincents Art Workshop co-ordinator gets award at Parliament

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
An artist who spent 12 years decorating the wharenui Te Poho o Hiraina in Gisborne, a community circus in central Auckland, partnerships providing artistic opportunities for Deaf and disabled people, and leadership in delivering arts programmes in prisons were recognised tonight at the Arts Access Awards presented at Parliament by Arts Access Aotearoa. Read more »

Success of Naenae and Taita Clubhouses to be marked with giant mural

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A giant collaborative mural will be unveiled this month to mark the popularity and success of the international Clubhouse concept with young people in Taita and Naenae. Read more »

Arts community gains $111,000

Press Release – Wellington Community Trust
The Wellington region’s arts community has seen a mammoth month for funding from the Wellington Community Trust. Read more »

Hutt council offering money for art

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money to give groups and individuals running arts projects in the Hutt Valley. Read more »

Hannah Beehre wins Parkin Drawing Prize

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Hannah Beehre from Christchurch has been announced the winner of the 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $20,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Read more »

Children’s visions of peace at Central Library on Sunday

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Artistic expressions of hope for a peaceful world by Wellington children will be showcased at the exhibition Tūmanako! Children’s Art Works for a Peaceful World this Sunday at Wellington’s Central Library. Read more »

Art sought for new laneway

News from WCC
Egmont Street has been completed and opened officially as the latest laneway upgrade from the Wellington City Council – and now focus turns to the next projects in the pipeline. Read more »

Adjusting the lens of history and art at Toi Poneke

News from Wellington City Council

Artist Petra Stueben is exploring how the context photos are displayed in affects their significance in a new exhibition on at Toi Pōneke, opening this month. Read more »

Sonya Lacey to talk about her filmic work

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
ARTIST’S TALK: SONYA LACEY
Sunday 7 August, 2pm
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Ink and clay at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall
A unique exhibition is due to open in early August at Thistle Hall in Upper Cuba Street. Wellington: ink and clay is a collaborative exhibition of watercolour and three-dimensional images depicting buildings around Wellington by artist Lorraine Tarrant and sculptor Peter Rumble. Read more »

Wellington’s local naked girl spreads her wings (she’s off to Leeds)


Paradox Photography

Press Release – Virginia Kennard
Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. Read more »

Internet art on the streets

Press Release – Wellington City Council

This September and October, some of the country’s most exciting young artists are taking to the streets of Wellington to challenge online harassment with art and discussion. Read more »

Queering art at Toi Pōneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Based in Boise, Idaho, New Zealand artists Caroline Earley and Kate Walker constantly find themselves caught between two worlds. Their Toi Pōneke exhibition Certain Ways explores these ideas – borders, boundary crossing and the construction of gender. Read more »

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