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Pasifika artist teams up with Porirua healthcare service for covid-19 hygiene advice

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus

Pacific Health Plus (PHP), a Pacific Primary Healthcare service in Cannons Creek, East Porirua, is using artwork by Wellington-based Pasifika artist Michel Tuffery to help inform communities about best practice hygiene for keeping safe from the spread of COVID-19. Read more »

NZ Art Show cancelled

Press Release – NZ Art Show
The NZ Art Show 2020 has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the health and safety directives advised by the government. The annual art show was due to be held at TSB Arena Wellington over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Read more »

Wellington libraries, museums and pools being closed

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster announced this afternoon that the Wellington City Council has decided to close most City Council facilities until further notice. These include swimming pools, libraries, recreation centres, community centres, the City Gallery and our museums and venues. The Zoo and Zealandia will remain open for the moment – but with reduced public programmes. Read more »

Hutt City closing libraries, pools, hubs, museums and community centres

News from Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has today announced that all Hutt City Council’s community facilities will be closed to the public, as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more »

Dowse closes because of covid 19

News from Dowse Art Museum
The Dowse Art Museum will be closed from Sunday. Read more »

Porirua closing Pātaka, Arena, libraries and pools

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says the city is supporting the Prime Minister’s statement today and Porirua City Council will be closing its community facilities tomorrow. These include Pātaka, Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua libraries and pools. Read more »

National Portrait Gallery closes – its exhibition can be seen online

News from National Portrait Gallery
The premises of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata on the Wellington waterfront will be closed to the public as at 4:30pm today, until further notice. We’ll be continually reviewing the situation and will update you by Friday 3 April. Read more »

Parkin Drawing Prize increases to $25,000.

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
Entries for the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. For the first time since it was launched in 2012, the prestigious national prize will be increased from $20,000 to $25,000. Read more »

It’s Park(ing) Day in Cuba Street

News from Wellington Sculpture Trust
Every year over a 10-hour period, 20-30 car parks in Cuba Street are taken over by the Wellington Sculpture Trust for PARK(ing) Day. Read more »

Kopernicus at the Festival

at the NZ Festival
Reviewed by Steve Wakeem

“Art, of course, is the ability to articulate that which is invisible, because that which is invisible is more present than that which is visible.” Peter Sellars provides a visceral interpretation of Claude Vivier’s only opera, Kopernikus. Read more »

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