Archive for the 'Art' Category

Cook Islands artists to share their knowledge at Te Papa

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Six senior artists from the Cook Islands specialising in heritage artforms will visit Wellington next week as part of an annual Creative New Zealand cultural exchange programme with the Pacific Islands. Read more »

Simon Kaan: untitled new works at Solander Gallery

Press Release – Solander Gallery
Exhibition: Simon Kaan: Untitled New Works
Start Date: 16 September
Finishing Date: 24 October
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Nuala Gregory: original artworks at Solander Gallery

Press Release – Solander Gallery
Exhibition: Nuala Gregory: And let me breathe
Start Date: 16 September
Finishing Date: 24 October
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Pina Bausch company coming to Wellington for four shows in NZ Festival

News from New Zealand Festival
The festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza tonight confirmed the Festival will present a season of performance and film honouring the great artist Pina Bausch (1940-2009). The season is to be part of the 2016 New Zealand Festival (26 Feb – 20 Mar), which is also the 30th anniversary of the event. Shelagh said the Festival had been waiting three decades to bring Bausch’s company Tanztheater Wuppertal to New Zealand. Read more »

Artists declare a Special Economic Zone in Porirua

Press Release – TEZA
Local Government New Zealand recently suggested “special economic zones” could be created around provincial towns to help regional development. Read more »

Exhibition for International Day of the Disappeared

Press Release – NZ Red Cross
Almost an entire generation has passed since the wars in former Yugoslavia, but for thousands of families, the struggle and heartache persist. Read more »

Barbarians revitalising bowling club with nine-day mini festival

Press Release – Barbarian Productions
Wellington theatre company Barbarian Productions has a new home at the Vogelmorn Bowling Club in Brooklyn. Read more »

VUW student wins international award for sonic art installation

art sound installation by Mo
Photo: VUW

News from VUW
A Victoria University of Wellington PhD student is creating waves around the world with a win in the 2015 Sonic Arts Award. Read more »

8,000 children at Artsplash this month

News from WCC
Artsplash Festival kicks off this month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 28 years. Read more »

Dowse director awarded Churchill scholarship to visit galleries in USA

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Courtney Johnston, Director of The Dowse Art Museum, has been awarded a travel grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to travel and study in the United States. Read more »

Ngāi Tahu women shine at the Dowse

Press Release – Dowse Art Museum


Toi Maori curatorial intern Chloe Cull in the gallery with Areta Wilkinson’s exhibition Whakapaipai—Jewellery as Pepeha.

Areta Wilkinson, Lonnie Hutchinson and Chloe Cull are three Ngāi Tahu women making their mark at The Dowse Art Museum. Areta and Lonnie are well established artists with significant individual exhibitions starting in August and Chloe is an aspiring curator learning the ropes as a Toi Māori intern. Read more »

Art exhibition and auction to support young people of diverse sexualities

Press Release – Inside Out Productions
A national organisation that supports young people of diverse sexualities, sexes and genders hopes to turn art into much-needed funds next week. Read more »

Philanthropist’s Stone unveiled as memorial to Thomas Macarthy

cuba st memorial
Photo: Nicola Young

Press Release – Wellington Sculpture Trust
A sculpture to commemorate and celebrate the prominent Wellington businessman and philanthropist Thomas George Macarthy was unveiled today. Read more »

Council gives $69,000 for art and culture

Press Release – Wellington City Council


The Ragged, part I from the underTOW series.

The Wellington City Council, which supports the arts by funding around 80 projects a year, granted $69,900 towards Arts and Culture projects in Wellington in July. Read more »

Zac Athfield introducing film about Frank Gehry’s Bilbao museum

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
City Talks is an ongoing series initiated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington. This month, architect Zac Athfield introduces a screening of Gehry’s Vertigo, the fourth project of the Living Architectures series. Read more »

Helen Kedgley leaving Pataka, Reuben Friend to be new director

News from Pataka
Pataka are pleased to announce the appointment of Reuben Friend to the position of Director, Pataka Art + Museum. Read more »

Children’s art for peace at library

News from WCC
Hope for a peaceful world is the theme of Tūmanako, an art exhibition by Wellington school children to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The exhibition in the Wellington City Library Mezzanine Floor opened today. Read more »

What’s coming up at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This Thursday is our August Tuatara Open Late with exhibitions open until 10pm as well as music, supper treats and a cash bar. Read more »

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