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Raising money to repair oil paintings in Turnbull Library collection

News from Department Of Internal Affairs
A fundraising campaign to repair and clean oil paintings in the Turnbull Library collections was launched by the Turnbull Endowment Trust at the National Library in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Dowse receives grant from new contemporary craft fund

News from Dowse Art Museum
The Dowse Art Museum is delighted to announce it is one of the first recipients of the newly established Blumhardt Fund. The Blumhardt Fund provides a dollar for dollar subsidy to enable participating art museums to acquire works made by outstanding contemporary New Zealand craft/object art practitioners. Read more »

NZ Portrait Gallery appoints Brian Wood as Acting Director

Press Release – NZ Portrait Gallery
Curator, writer, arts collector and marketer Brian Wood has been appointed Acting Director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. Read more »

Moving image artworks on water screen at lagoon this week

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Water screen projection of A Call to Kainga by Dr Karlo Mila and Michael Bridgman at Whairepo Lagoon in 2019

News from Storybox
Mana Moana will be back on the water in Wellington next week with a free spectacular showcase of contemporary art. New moving image artworks by more than 15 leading New Zealand artists will be projected on a large water screen at Whairepo Lagoon over four nights from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 November between 8.30pm to 10pm each night. Read more »

Van Gogh Alive is returning – but it’ll be inside this time

News from Live Nation Entertainment
Back by popular demand – Van Gogh Alive returns to wellington with its large-scale, indoor experience following its incredibly successful, outdoor ‘Digital Nights’ experience that wowed sold-out audiences on Wellington’s waterfront this year. Read more »

Kāpiti Arts Trail showcases energy and talent


Mayor K Gurunathan admires a weaving by Toi Iho Licensed Master Weaver, Sonia Snowden, and a carving by Wirihana Kiriona, at Toi Matarau Gallery in Ōtaki

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Over the past two weekends, Kāpiti artists put on a show of colour and creativity as they opened their doors to art lovers, keen for a behind the scenes glimpse at their studios, hubs and galleries. Read more »

City Gallery: seeing the universe in a grain of sand

News from City Gallery Wellington


Zac Langdon-Pole Pollinations 2020 | Courtesy the artist and Michael Lett

A major new City Gallery Wellington show will introduce the puzzling work of Berlin-based expat Zac Langdon-Pole to New Zealand audiences. Opening on Saturday, Containing Multitudes prompts audiences to rethink their relationship to nature, colonial history, and more.  Read more »

City Gallery: can a machine make art?

News from City Gallery Wellington


Simon Ingram Matotchkinchar 2011 | Collection: University of Auckland

Simon Ingram challenges our idea of the artist in his new show The Algorithmic Impulse, 21 November 2020 – 7 March at City Gallery Wellington, surveying twenty-five years of work by the Auckland-based artist.  Read more »

White Room artists coming to their exhibition at Bowen House

Press Release – The White Room Creative Space

Over $10,000 has been raised to enable nine artists from The White Room Creative Space in Ōtautahi to attend the opening of their exhibition ‘Look’ at Bowen House in Wellington this month. Read more »

17 Kāpiti arts projects get grants with Covid-19 in mind

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Seventeen Kāpiti arts projects have been awarded funding through the latest round of the Creative Communities Scheme. Read more »

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