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Adam Art Gallery is open Labour Day weekend

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Installation view of Bad Visual Systems: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex

The Adam Art Gallery will be open regular hours this Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Read more »

Turakirae Head is rich territory for exchange artist

Press Release – Toi Poneke Gallery

Image credit: Coastline Paradox, Josette Chiang

Josette Chiang’s multimedia installation Coastline Paradox, opening at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre this month, is the result of her 3-month Wellington residency. Read more »

Paekakariki man is not just some poetry hack

Press Release – Escalator Press
Everything is here is Rob Hack’s first collection of poems. It explores his relationship to his Rarotongan heritage as well as his connection to Niue and New Zealand, and the places where his family lived when he was growing up. Read more »

Famous artists on sale for scholarships

Press Release – Wellesley College
The Wellington art scene is gearing up for the biennial exhibition of local and national artists to be exhibited at boys’ school Wellesley in Eastbourne in its ARTBOURNE 2016 exhibition. Read more »

Kapiti artist launches Online classes

Press Release – Artworks
Award-winning Kapiti srtist, Kimbra Taylor, has taken her teaching business online, offering her popular classes on a global scale. Read more »

Marilyn Duckworth receives $60,000 award for literary achievement

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Wellington writer Marilyn Duckworth is one of three recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement announced today. The other two recipients are Atholl Anderson and David Eggleton. They will each be awarded $60,000 in recognition of their outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature. Read more »

Kirsty Baker on women’s gallery, at Adam At Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Left to right: Celia Elizabeth Thompson, Linda Pearl, Linda Hardy, Barb McDonald, in front of Debra Bustin’s sign for the Women’s Gallery, 1982. Photo: Marian Evans

Art History in Practice VIII

The Wellington Women’s Gallery: a space ‘by and for women’
Kirsty Baker
Wednesday 19 October, 5.15pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
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Cindy Sherman soon at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Coming up at City Gallery Wellington | Last chance to see Sister Corita’s Summer of Love and Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs Read more »

Hannah Hallam-Eames at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery

Hannah Hallam-Eames
Spilled brains / synthetic circuits
20 October – 12 November
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$65,000 for arts activities

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Some 27 Wellington community arts projects have received a total of $65,155 in grants from the latest round of the Creative Communities Funding Scheme administered jointly by Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand. Read more »

Death of Katy Corner – City Voice pioneer and tapestry artist

katy corner

Much-loved Wellington arts writer Katy Corner has died just a month short of her 60th birthday. She covered visual arts for City Voice for almost the whole of the paper’s existence from 1993 to 2001, and contributed a regular “Wellington postcard” to Art News New Zealand until late 2012. Read more »

Cloudburst: Orpheus Choir at Wellington Cathedral

Press Release – Orpheus Choir
Four seasons in one evening: sun, thunder, waterfalls and animals at the Cathedral. The power and majesty of nature have influenced composers to create some of the world’s greatest musical works. In November, the Orpheus Choir of Wellington will presentCloudburst, a programme compiled by music director Brent Stewart featuring a beautiful selection of modern and older pieces inspired by nature. Read more »

Shannon Te Ao wins top art award

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery

Shannon Te Ao, Two shoots that stretch far out (video still) 2013–14, HD video, single-channel, 13:22min, colour, stereo sound, courtesy of the artist and Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington.

Wellington artist Shannon Te Ao has been announced as the winner of the Walters Prize 2016, New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award. Read more »

Fabric of Life – show of 80 quilts at the Academy of Fine Arts

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
Wellington Quilters biennial exhibition “The Fabric of Life” opens at the Academy Galleries on Friday. Read more »

Lyall Bay Surf Club becoming a massive canvas – before it’s demolished

Press Release – Lyall Bay Surf Club

Local artists are helping fundraise for Wellington’s oldest Surf Life Saving Club by turning the old building into a work of art before it gets torn down in the next week. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery: a “homecoming” for ambitious contemporary artist

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Installation view of Marianne Wex, Let’s Take Back Our Space: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures (1977-79), Badischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2012. Exhibition design: Ruth Buchanan. Photo: Stephen Baumann bild_raum

The work of one of New Zealand’s most ambitious contemporary artists will be exhibited at Adam Art Gallery’s final exhibition for the year, Bad Visual Systems, which opens on Saturday 1 October. Read more »

Bad Visual Systems at Adam Art Gallery

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Please join us at 5.30pm on Saturday 1 October at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi for the opening of our last exhibition of 2016: Read more »

Second call for artists to blaze the Trail in Central Park

Press Release – Upstream Art Trail
Are you a budding artist or designer wanting to show the people of Wellington your creative talent? Read more »

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