Art News

Marsden artwork finalist for prestigious Saatchi Gallery Art Prize

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has been selected from more than 24,000 entries as one of the 20 finalists in the 2017 Saatchi Gallery (London) Art Prize for Schools. This is one of the most significant student art awards globally and the large collaborative work will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London 4 – 13 July. Read more »

Six people appointed to Hutt Council’s arts and culture sub-committee

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Six prominent members of Lower Hutt’s arts and culture community have been appointed to the Hutt City Council’s Arts and Culture Subcommittee, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace announced today. Read more »

Sci fi and fantasy artists at Academy Galleries

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts
‘Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular line-up of leading sci-fi, fantasy and pop surreal artists. Read more »

‘Into the everyday: scenes from the Wellington bush’

Press Release – Photospace Gallery
Wellington photographer Sue Guest presents a series of landscape photographs taken in the bush around various locations of Wellington City. Read more »

A season of import at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
This year The Dowse Art Museum is presenting a programme of exhibitions that illuminate many important conversations taking place our contemporary moment. Read more »

Coming up at City Gallery

Colin McCahon Tui, Carr celebrates Muriwai Beach, 1972.Private collection, courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney. Courtesy Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Coming up at City Gallery Wellington | Chris Kraus, Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Shannon Te Ao and Wystan Curnow

Make an Offer at the Academy

Press Release – Academy Galleries
It will be all go at the Academy Galleries this weekend. Read more »

Te Papa pounamu exhibition opening in Paris

Press Release – Te Papa
An exhibition of more than 200 pounamu treasures opens in Paris on May 22nd showcasing some precious pieces of Aotearoa in the heart of the French capital. Read more »

Ashleigh Young wins award for style and originality of her personal essays

Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards
Ashleigh Young of Wellington has won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction for her collection of personal essays Can You Tolerate This? (Victoria University Press). The award was announced last night at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Read more »

Artist talk and screening of Pink Narcissus

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Indecent Literature
Robbie Handcock
1 – 24 June, 2017
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Dreamy big eyed dolls at Art Show

Press Release – Autumn McGrail
Wellington pop surrealist artist Autumn McGrail has been selected to be part of this years NZ Art Show at Wellington’s TSB Arena from June 2-5. Read more »

Catchment artwork to be blessed

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A colourful geometric artwork which has replaced an out-of-date advertising sign in the Lower Hutt CBD is being blessed and formally opened at an event on 18 May. Read more »

Million mesh rings from Petone to be centrepiece of a festival in New York


News from Kainemaile
Over one million interlocked rings made in Petone from Kaynemaile’s innovative and seamless architectural mesh are to be installed in New York City’s Times Square as a centrepiece of the 2017 NYCxDESIGN festival this month. Read more »

Opening talks for new Pātaka exhibitions

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum
Three exhibitions are opening at Pātaka Art + Museum on Saturday 20 May Read more »

Mother’s Day at the Academy

Press Release – NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

Tatyana Kulida – “Mother’s Sleep” – Solo 42

The Academy Galleries have a great selection of original artwork to choose for mum this Sunday. Read more »

Guests from Beirut exploring history of Wellington

Press Release – Letting Space
Architect Rana Haddad and artist Pascal Hachem from Beirut are in Wellington meeting locals, exploring the history of the city and responding with urban interventions. A vacant space at 2 Tory Street (visiting hours 1.30-2.30pm from Tuesday) provides them a workshop space. Read more »

Beirut artists intervening with partnership in Wellington streets

Press Release – Letting Space
Lebanese architect Rana Haddad and artist Pascal Hachem will be literally rolling out an artwork in Wellington’s streets next week, making visible historic paths with their project The Missing Flow. Read more »

Art and Sister Cities promote trade, says Ray Wallace

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Art and the Sister City programme play a critical part in bringing the world’s people together in fellowship and friendship, says Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace. Read more »

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