Archive for the 'Art' Category

Upper Hutt youth help to restore defaced mural

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The year is off to a bright start, thanks to a restoration project for local youth artists, coordinated by the Upper Hutt City Council. The project paired local youth with well-known street artists, Sean (Ghostie) Duffell and Ollie (Haunt One) Rennie to restore a badly defaced alleyway mural in Blueberry Grove, Timberlea, Upper Hutt. The aim of the project was two-fold: restore the alleyway to a respectable and attractive space; and work with the offending taggers themselves to support and encourage them to use their artistic talents in a more positive and constructive way and to be responsible members of their community. Read more »

Marc Brandenburg to be artist in residence for three months

Press Release – Goethe-Institut
An internationally-recognised German artist is to spend three months in New Zealand.
Marc Brandenburg, an important figure in contemporary German art, has been announced as the Goethe-Institut’s latest artist in residence in Wellington. Read more »

Just the right white at Bartley and Company

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Mary-Louise Browne
Maria Colls
Claudia Jowitt
Kazu Nakagawa
Just the right white
3 –27 February 2016
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Lucy, at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Ivy Urquhart
LUCY is an exhibition that explores the nuances that make us human, the small details that our habits reveal about us. It offers the opportunity to explore the intimate nature of an individual’s bedroom from the safety of a gallery. Read more »

New exhibitions at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
We’ve two fabulous new exhibitions on the 2016 calendar: Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs delivers the New Zealand-born sculptor’s largest survey show to date. The show spans 20 years of her practice and features more than 25 work; Bullet Time, explores time and movement in video and photography. It pairs artists Steve Carr and Daniel Crooks with the work of historical photographers Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) and Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton (1903–90). Read more »

Banned art at Toi Poneke

News from WCC
New Zealand artist Mat Logan worked alongside Vietnamese artists Dao Tung and Tran Minh Duc on Toi Pōneke’s latest exhibition, Howdy Cowboy. The three artists explore Vietnam’s relationship with its history and the rest of the world through video, sculpture, photography and their evolving friendship. Read more »

Kava Club hosts Chop Suey Hui at Pūtahi Festival

Press Release – Kava Club
Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club will be supporting art practitioners with their style of art raids at this year’s Pūtahi Festival, a platform for newly devised theatre and dance work, 9-13 February. Read more »

What’s on at The Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
Upcoming Events…
Late Lounge: Claude Rains
Thurs 4 Feb 7pm Koha
Our first Late Lounge for the year Read more »

Jennifer Munro at Vincents Gallery

Press Release – Vincents Gallery
Exhibition Opening at Vincents Gallery
Jennifer Munro
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‘Just the right white’ at Bartley and Company

Press Release – Bartley And Company Art
Our first exhibition for 2016, Just the right white, opens on February 3 and takes its name from the neon artwork by Mary-Louise Browne, which wryly plays with the human quest for perfection. Read more »

What’s coming up at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Our first Tuatara Open Late for the year is Thursday, 4 February and we are delighted to have Auckland-based SJD perform a beautifully crafted mix of electronica, pop-rock, and soul. SJD is an award-winning songwriter who’s latest album Saint John Divine received rave reviews and featured in Grant Smithies’ 2015 top ten albums. Read more »

Off-grid art at Parihaka

Press Release – Intercreate
Taranaki is about to host 25 artists, tangata whenua, thinkers, environmentalists, engineers and scientists for the event “Water, Peace, Power 2016.” Read more »

Kava Club launches Klubhaus at Wellington Pasifika Festival

Press Release – Kava Club
Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club is launching a funky Klub-haus for young people at Monday’s Wellington Pasifika Festival. Read more »

Retro fun from indie-developer’s new Paper Girl

Press Release – Gamefroot
**An elegant showcase of the simplicity and accessibility of the Gamefroot system**
The days of the neighbourhood paper route may be seriously limited, but the fun to be had playing Paper Girl, the new game from Wellington indie-developer Gamelab, stretches out endlessly. Read more »

Homage: Abandoned Theme Park

Press Release – Muzai Records
A nightmarish pop-culture homage has been cultivated by Wellington artist Illojgali. Read more »

Summer Selection at Academy

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Opening Friday 22 January and running through to 14 February we’re pleased to present Summer Selection 16. Read more »

What’s coming up at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
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City Talks: Sofie Willems & Joan Raun — Spektrum Arkitekter

Press Release – City Talks
City Talks: Sofie Willems and Joan Raun — Spektrum Arkitekter
Sofie and Joan talk about Danish tendencies in their work with landscape and buildings under the influence of communities and weather
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