Archive for the 'Art' Category

Silent auction for drawing made for Wellington, by Wellington

Press Release – The Performance Arcade
UK artist Kirsten Lavers used pens and pencils swapped, borrowed, found or given to her in Wellington, to draw a large-scale illustration of ever-smaller perfect circles. Lavers, who received hundreds of pens and pencils from locals and visitors to the capital, spent a mighty 57 hours over the five days of The Performance Arcade creating the work titled Admitting the Possibilities of Error in Wellington. Read more »

In the bushes: Captain Cook as never seen before, at the National Portrait Gallery

News from New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Intestinal Tract, by Nigel Brown

A painting of Captain Cook as you have never seen him – with his underpants down and relieving himself in the bushes – will be featured in an exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery next month. Read more »

Anne Noble floor talk this Friday

Press Release – Bartley and Company Art
Anne Noble is an eloquent speaker. Come and hear her talk about her new passion for beekeep-ing and its representation in her art. We will give you a glass of wine and you can also ask questions. Anne’s new exhibition Nature Study is a stunning new body of work and not to be missed. Read more »

Two Wellington jewellers chosen to exhibit in Munich trade fair

News from Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is supporting talented designers, makers and curators to attend two major exhibitions in Munich next month. Read more »

Massey graduates collaborate for Toi Pōneke exhibition

News from Toi Poneke Gallery

Connah Podmore

Master of Fine Arts graduates from Massey University Maria O’Toole and Connah Podmore met at art school and discovered a number of shared interests that led them to create In Response – their first collaborative exhibition at Toi Pōneke. Read more »

Hutt council offering money for arts projects

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money available for groups and individuals running arts projects in the Hutt Valley. Read more »

Workshops by Ron Te Kawa at Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
The current exhibition ‘Signing’ commemorates 175 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Supporting this exhibition we are pleased to offer workshops by prolific New Zealand artist, fabric designer and quilter, Ron Te Kawa. Read more »

Four on the Floor at Expressions

News from Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

Kiya Nancarrow

Large intertwined ceramic sculptures, felt covered light pendants, intricately painted wooden works and cast bronze monuments are some of the treats that will feature in Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre biennial exhibition; Four on the Floor. Read more »

Dowse curator to take part in international jewellery events in Germany

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
The Dowse Art Museum’s acting Senior Curator Sian van Dyk will be travelling to Munich in Germany in March with the support of Creative New Zealand to attend international jewellery events ‘Talente’ and ‘Schmuck’. Read more »

Art in containers – fifth year of waterfront event includes popup bar

Press Release – The Performance Arcade
The Performance Arcade is returning to the Wellington Waterfront from 18 to 22 February in what will be its fifth year. Read more »

Imagine Asia exhibition to share new artistic perspectives at Pataka

News from Pataka

From bold colours in Bangalore to deep snow in Sapporo – a new exhibition in Porirua conveys the fresh perspectives experienced by New Zealand artists visiting Asia. Read more »

Suite moving one block up Cuba St

News from {Suite}
We’re excited to announce the re-location of our gallery to 241 Cuba St, one block up from our current location. Next to Ellmers Mowers and opposite Fidel’s Cafe, the large new space has a stockroom and courtyard at the rear. Read more »

NZ premiere of Candice Breitz video installations at City Gallery

city gallery south african show

News from City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery Wellington is thrilled to present video installations by acclaimed international artist, Candice Breitz. On show for the first time in New Zealand, from 28 March until 26 June, these multi-screen installations explore identity and the way we are shaped by popular culture, nationality and other influences. Read more »

Investment advisor gives $10,000 as recognition for emerging artists

Press Release – NZ Art Show
A love of art and the desire to reward the efforts of emerging artists has inspired Wellington investment advisor and philanthropist Richard T Nelson to initiate an award for visual art students. Read more »

Artist finds unsettling spaces in Wellington and Hastings

Press Release – 30Upstairs Gallery
Wellington artist Daniel Unverricht’s exhibition Negative Space is as much about unsettling urban and suburban spaces in Wellington and Hastings as it is about the empty night-time darkness that surrounds them. Read more »

Lindauer’s Māori portraits attracting record-breaking numbers in Berlin

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery
A presentation of 48 historical Māori portraits by the late 19th-century painter Gottfried Lindauer and associated photographs is being widely acclaimed in Berlin, Germany. The presentation, Gottfried Lindauer: The Māori Portraits at the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) is from the collections of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

Low Noise – a sound installation by 6 artists, at Toi Pōneke

News from Wellington City Council
Low Noise2 is the second group exhibition at Toi Poneke to feature six Wellington-based sonic artists to showcase their work in the medium of sound installation. Combining sound composition, sculpture and engineering, the result is a truly unique art-form that makes sound the focus of our perception through conceptual and physical mechanisms. Read more »

Simon Denny in NZ Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Press Release – New Zealand at Venice
Simon Denny
New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
9 May – 22 November 2015
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