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Lizzie Snow’s first solo exhibition

Press Release – fortyonehundred
Lizzie Snow, aka ‘fortyonehundred’ is a Wellington artist who at only 22 years old is collaborating with major international and New Zealand based companies such as Lululemon, Converse, Topshop, 3WiseMen, TEDx, Victoria University, Peugeot and AllBirds. Read more »

City Gallery reopening in March, exploring the role of art

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
City Gallery reopens on 3 March with the exhibition This Is New Zealand. Taking over the entire gallery, this expansive show explores the role art has played in asserting, shaping, shifting, and questioning notions of New Zealand national identity. Read more »

He’s so Masc – Chris Tse’s second collection

Press Release – Auckland University Press
After reckoning with the dead in the award-winning How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes, Chris Tse turns to issues of identity and how to live today in his powerful second collection. Read more »

Kereama Taepa chosen to develop public art at Maclean Park

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Public Art Panel has selected artist Kereama Taepa to develop and install public art at Maclean Park. Read more »

Aliyah Winter, at Enjoy

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Aliyah Winterhardening
8 February – 10 March 2018
Opening: Wednesday 7 February, 5:30pm
Matiu Island Walk Saturday 3 March (weather dependent) Read more »

Waterfront sculpture celebrates anniversary with mini-replicas

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Solace in the Wind, the iconic landmark on Wellington’s waterfront, is arguably New Zealand’s best-loved public art work. Artist Max Patté celebrates the sculpture that launched his ground-breaking art to NZ and the world back in 2008, with a limited edition of 60cm replicas, each with their own unique patina, standing on an especially procured piece of Wellington Wharf beam. Read more »

Aro Creative wants to revive all-ages music scene

Press Release – Aro Creative
Aro Creative is hosting an all ages music event at Aro Valley Community Centre on the 20th of January with aims to rekindle an all ages music scene in Wellington. Read more »

The wrong carpark


by Lindsay Shelton
Now that the Wellington City Council is likely to save $150million by not building the disputed Movie Museum, it needs to turn its attention to a much less expensive but equally controversial building project – a temporary rehearsal room for the Royal NZ Ballet. Read more »

BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances

Press Release – BodyCartography
BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances with a new
commission for Te Papa’s permanent collection and an immersive installation for
the Performance Arcade in 2018. Read more »

Aratoi Museum’s 10th ‘Wairarapa Art Review’ biennale

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton opened its 10th Wairarapa Art Review to the public tonight – a crowd of nearly 200 people filled the Museum. Read more »

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