Archive for the 'Art' Category

Sally Griffin doubles her compulsion

Press Release – Sally Griffin
A group of Kiwi friends coming face to face with characters out of the Venice Carnival, violent eruptions at Mt Ruapehu, and winning the eight-hour working day are all subjects for Sally Griffin’s life-size drawings in What We Saw. Read more »

Television streets and poster hoardings

News from WCC

Broadcast television imagery will make a fleeting appearance on city streets from Newtown to the CBD in Free Association. The photographic poster project by artist Richard Shepherd invites the public to look again at the visions shaping our sense of the world. Read more »

NZ Art Show salutes its sponsor

Press Release – NZ Art Show
This year’s NZ Art Show will be the 12th consecutive show. At the preview event at the Museum Art Hotel in Wellington, the Show’s executive director Carla Russell commended the ASB Bank for their support. Read more »

90 works on show – rare war art at Wellington Cathedral

Photo by Eva Kaprinay

Press Release – Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Rare watercolour paintings and pen and ink sketches by four WW1 servicemen have been unveiled in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Read more »

Two new exhibitions opening at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
An artist and three architects address space and its representation in two new exhibitions at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday. Read more »

New sculpture at Cenotaph marks bed of old, lost stream

Press Release – Wellington Sculpture Trust
The Wellington Sculpture Trust’s latest commission, ‘Walk the Line’ by artist Joe Sheehan, will be unveiled by Mayor Celia Wade Brown on Wednesday evening. The work marks the historic Wai Piro stream within the re-landscaped Cenotaph precinct. Read more »

Martinborough winery partnering with NZ Art Show in Wellington

Press Release – Accentuate
Harvest Estate, the boutique Martinborough winery, has entered into a multi-year partnership with the NZ Art Show. Read more »

Muscle Mouth at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Muscle Mouth
April 29 – May 2
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Disrupting the narrative exhibition aims to challenge ideas about war

Press Release – The Art Not War Collective
“In the week of Anzac day 2015, the Art Not War collective opens Disrupting the narrative, an exhibition and public programme that challenges ideas about New Zealand in World War I,” said Art Not War collective member Ati Teepa. Read more »

Two projects: considering Feminisms

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
A call for Exhibition and Journal Proposals. Read more »

The art of love: Frenchman’s surprise proposal among quilts at Te Papa

News from Te Papa
Paris might be the city of love, but Te Papa was the choice of young Frenchman Mickael Clement who popped the question today amongst colourful Cook Island wedding quilts. Read more »

Rare WW1 watercolours on show at St Paul’s for Anzac Week

Press Release – Splash

Watercolour New Zealand is holding its latest national exhibition, ‘Splash‘ at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul over Anzac Week. Read more »

Picnic in a park on Sunday

Press Release – Letting Space
This coming Sunday if you’re in Wellington we are having a special picnic. Read more »

Judges announced for Parkin Drawing Award

Press Release – Museum Art Hotel
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, arts commentators and academics have been selected for 2015 Parkin Prize national drawing award. Read more »

Demented architecture coming to City Gallery in June

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Henry Coombes. I am the architect

City Gallery takes a light-hearted look at the relationship between architects and artists in a new exhibition featuring artworks from across the globe. Thick with satire, Demented Architecture, 27 June – 8 November, will explore the role of architecture and the mythology of the architect from a contemporary art perspective. The show includes video, sculpture, painting… and Lego. Read more »

Picnic to celebrate giant field painting in Berhampore parks

Press Release – Letting Space
This is an invitation to join us and share food and activities as part of a picnic at Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhampore, Wellington 12noon – 3pm Sunday 19 April to celebrate a giant field painting that has been created across the parks. Read more »

Residents invited to help with giant painting on two Berhampore parks

Press Release – Letting Spaces

Be part of a giant painting, stretching across the fields of one of Wellington’s great park areas. Read more »

It’s gold, it’s white, it’s blue, it’s 16 new works in the lightboxes

News from WCC

As colour perception has its 15 minutes of internet fame with that dress, artist Gary Peters launches The Colour of Courtenay Place – a series of 16 bold, urban monochrome works, which encourage us to look more closely at the space and colour around us. Read more »

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