Art News

Author reading Milk Island aloud on election day

Press Release – Lawrence and Gibson
Lawrence & Gibson author Rhydian Thomas will be reading his entire debut novel, Milk Island, aloud at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington and online via livestream on Election Day 2017. Read more »

Upper Hutt showing prisoners’ art

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
An exhibition in Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki arts centre, opening on 29 September and on throughout October, is a chance to purchase artwork by prisoners and support their journey to rehabilitation. Read more »

Final leg of marine pollution mural tour

Press Release – Make Lemonade
Queenstown based artist Tess Sheerin has almost completed the final leg of her five-city giant mural of New Zealand to highlight marine pollution. Read more »

Conversation in association with Tomorrow People

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Friday 22 September, 6pm
Louise Clifton in conversation with Stephen Cleland about Shoe School
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Rob McLeod | exhibition opening at Suite

Press Release – Suite
Rob McLeod: Story looking for an ending
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Artist talk and shared lunch with Callum Devlin

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Artist talk and shared lunch with Callum Devlin
Saturday 23 September from 12:30pm
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Dave Marshall, Terrestrials, at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Dave Marshall, Terrestrials
28 September – 21 October
Opening Wednesday 27 September, 5.30pm Read more »

Immersive and emotive – Spring Season at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
This spring, The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt has a collection of shows that are perfect for quiet reflection and lively debate, followed by a sumptuous treat at the new café, Bellbird Eatery. Read more »

That Bloody Woman – last chance to see her at the Opera House

Wellington.Scoop
Saturday night is your last chance to see the extraordinary New Zealand musical That Bloody Woman during its short run at the Opera House. Everyone agrees it’s a “must-see.” It’s a “must-hear” as well, because of the inspired songs by composer Luke Di Somma, flawlessly delivered by the magnificent Esther Stephens as Kate Sheppard, and five other cast members, all with perfect, strong and persuasive voices. Read more »

Women’s exhibition opposing sexploitation – at Thistle Hall

Press Release – Thistle Hall

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The New Zealand media has recently released reports revealing that girls as young as nine are being purchased for sexual exploitation from their own homes in New Zealand. Read more »

Andrew Mitchell exhibition at Vincents

Press Release – Vincents Gallery
Andrew Mitchell Exhibition
From The Earth
27 September – 11 October
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Awards for Maori writers

Press Release – Huia Publishers
The winners for the 2017 Pikihuia Awards for Maori writers were announced on Saturday afternoon at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Wellington. Read more »

Tips for writers at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for our second writing workshop in association with The Tomorrow People. For this session our director Christina Barton and curator Stephen Cleland will provide practical tips for writing for a particular context and making the most out of your readings of specific art works. Read more »

Artist wins Canon equipment to help film her new mural in Wellington

Press Release – Canon
Canon is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Canon Oceania Grants Program – Inspiring Tomorrow, recognising three exciting projects which shine a light on environmental, and social issues in communities throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Winners announced for Wallace Art Awards

Press Release – Wallace Arts Trust
The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017, with prizes amounting to over $275,000, will be presented by Michael Moynahan, Chair, Arts Council, Creative New Zealand, at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, tonight at 7:30pm. Read more »

Improbable Futures Forum III

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Improbable Futures Forum III
After Criticism: Writing Now
Saturday 9 September 4–6pm
Adam Art Gallery, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade Read more »

Emma Lou wins $5000 first prize in IHC Art Awards

Press Release – IHC Telecom Art Awards


Second place – Jo-Anne Tapiki. First place – Emma Lou. Third place – Cherie Mellsopp

A finely detailed pastel drawing by Wellington artist Emma Lou has won the 2017 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Read more »

Clarification about visitor numbers on Kapiti Island

Press Release – Department of Conservation
We need to correct a statement made by Victoria University earlier today. In a release promoting one of their art exhibitions, they said the Department of Conservation was going to triple the number of visitor permits issued to Kapiti Island from 10,000 per year to 30,000 and the current facilities are inadequate. Read more »

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