Archive for the 'Art' Category

City Gallery open late on Thursday

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery’s Tuatara Open Late takes place on the first Thursday of every month with a changing programme of after-dark events, cash bar, supper treats and all galleries open until 10pm. Read more »

Artist in Residence to exhibit at Toi Pōneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Other worldly forms suspended in hand woven nets will occupy Toi Pōneke’s Gallery as Natalie Smith exhibits her first solo show, Shadows out of time. Accompanied by monoprints on paper, the show explores the idea of a dystopian society. Read more »

Dotcom’s confiscated belongings to be re-created at Adam Art Gallery

News from Adam Art Gallery

Predator sculpture, Skin-graft, Rotorua, photograph by Tracey Robinson

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. Read more »

Two exhibitions opening at Pataka

News from Pataka
Karl Maughan’s exhibition A Clear Day opens at Pataka Art + Museum on Sunday 28 September. His monumental, vibrant paintings of gardens in full flower are the perfect antidote to any post-election blues. Read more »

Jo Mair to run Hutt City’s first public art festival

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Planning for Hutt City’s inaugural public art festival, Common Ground, will start now that a project manager has been appointed. Read more »

Art explosion for WoW at Artrium Gallery

News from Artrium Gallery
Artrium Gallery and other Wellington retailers are all dressed up in red, participating in the WOW Retailer’s Window Competition. Read more »

Karl Maughan’s huge and colourful garden paintings at Pataka

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Internationally renowned artist Karl Maughan is to hold his first major solo exhibition in a public gallery since his move to Wellington at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua City. Read more »

Beauticians, socialites and vegans: Yvonne Todd show at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This summer, the City Gallery will host the largest exhibition to date by award-winning photographer Yvonne Todd. It’s the first time the entire gallery has been devoted to just one artist. Creamy Psychology, curated by Robert Leonard, includes around 150 images made since the 1990s. From beauticians to buildings, corporates to cults – the breadth of Creamy Psychology aims to radically expand our understanding of Todd’s work. Read more »

Semi-Permanent announces Wellington participants for November event

News from Semi-Permanent
The Semi-Permanent design symposium will be back in the capital on the 4th and 5th of November. Following the success of its tenth anniversary events. and a mind-blowing Auckland season in February, it’s again time to turn Wellington’s Embassy Theatre into a hive of energy, as designers from every discipline converge to share the innovation and inspiration synonymous with the Semi-Permanent experience. Read more »

New Caledonian artist selected for WOW

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand
New Caledonian artist Florence Dosdane will be participating in the 2014 World of Wearable Art Festival in Wellington. Read more »

Opening at Enjoy in October: Ebbing Tagaloa

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Paula Schaafhausen with Suzanne Tamaki
Ebbing Tagaloa
October 1 – October 23, 2014
Opening : Wednesday, October 1, 5:30pm
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NZ Ballet appoints new artistic director from Italy

News from Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director. Read more »

Rachel Shearer on “Feminist Sound Waves” at Adam Art Gallery

News from Adam Art Gallery
This Wednesday: Audio visual artist Rachel Shearer on “Feminist Sound Waves” + live performance at the Adam Art Gallery.
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Contemporary Maori Art Market back on waterfront in November

Press Release – Toi Maori
The Toi Maori Art Market showpiece of contemporary Maori visual art is returning to Wellington City in early November and will be staged across two waterfront venues at Te Papa and the TSB Event Centre. Read more »

Pataka offers NZ advertising art book as prize for Gigatown support

Press Release – Pataka Art Museum
Promoting Prosperity, by Peter Alsop and Gary Stewart, is jam-packed with over 750 artworks and a range of insightful essays by respected commentators such as Dick Frizzell and Richard Wolfe. Read more »

What’s on at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
Upcoming Events…
Sat 13 Sep, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Bookings essential | $10 per child
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Chandeliers to map suburbs where women fought for voting rights

News from WCC
Justine Fletcher’s jewellery installation 1260 – Sign for Change at Toi Pōneke Gallery (25 September – 18 October) will pay tribute to 23,991 signatories of the landmark Third Suffrage Petition of 1893. Read more »

More activity being planned in empty CBD shops and offices

Press Release – Urban Dream Brokerage
With the beginning of Spring, brokerage of Wellington vacant city space by Urban Dream Brokerage is stepping up a level. Four projects using vacant retail space in creative new ways, bringing community, diversity and new ideas to the city are have been up and running concurrently. Lined up behind them are many more awaiting final confirmation of spaces, as the CBD retail district gears up for WOW at the end of September and the final dash to Christmas. Read more »

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