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Top calendar photo: Arlo’s expressive eyes


News from NZ Police
A stunning image of Wellington Police dog Arlo’s expressive eyes has won forensic photographer Senior Constable Jane Dunn (right) the top photo award in the 2020 Police Dog Trust Calendar competition. Read more »

Oh!media brings New Zealand’s lost species to life

Press Release – oOh Media
The ghosts of New Zealand’s gone birds have flocked to streets around the country, with twelve national treasures reclaiming the land that was once theirs as part of an oOh!media campaign for The Urban Art Foundation. Read more »

City Gallery events and exhibitions

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
We’ve got a jam-packed few days here at the Gallery with a new season of exhibitions opening, exhibition closing, a live quadraphonic-sound performance, exhibition tours, two artist talks, Gordon H. Brown Lecture, and NZIA talk. Read more »

Artists and scientists unite to ramp up climate response

Press Release – Track Zero
Storytelling, not just statistics, is vital to how we connect with people to ignite our cultural response to the climate crisis. That’s the challenge of What if Climate Change was Purple? a multi-year art and science collaboration that aims to generate new public art works that deeply move people and inspire climate action. Read more »

Kāpiti Arts Trail was humming

News from Kapiti Coast District Council

Sonia Savage, Savageart

A successful Kāpiti Arts Trail 2019 has wrapped up with people from the Wellington region and beyond taking in a spectacular range of Kāpiti art over the two weekends. Read more »

Wellington’s arts festival aims to be “the most exciting in the world”

News from New Zealand Festival of the Arts
The New Zealand Festival of the Arts has launched a new-look programme designed to put Aotearoa on the map as the creator of innovative arts festival experiences. Read more »

Artwork on Central Library hoarding will celebrate life of J.C. Sturm

News from Wellington City Council
An artwork that celebrates the life of J.C. Sturm, also known as Jacquie Baxter, is being installed on new hoarding that is being erected around the Central Library on Victoria Street. Read more »

New poetry from Ghuznee Street: I Thought You Were Dead

Press Release – The Cuba Press
A chance encounter with another poet gave Wellington poet and publisher Michael Fitzsimons the title for his new book. Read more »

NZSO appoints Hamish McKeich as principal conductor in residence

News from NZ Symphony Orchestra
New Zealander Hamish McKeich will have a new role in 2020 with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Principal Conductor in Residence. Read more »

Mahara premier award a ‘home-coming’

Press Release – Mahara Gallery

Mahara Arts Review Open Award winner Ben Caldwell (centre) with judges Victoria Robson (left) and Jim Gorman (right). Photo Jack Penman.

Mahara Gallery Arts Review premier award winner Ben Caldwell has described his achievement as both an honour and a home-coming. Read more »

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