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Works of art from WoW at Te Auaha

News from Te Auaha
As you explore the city, keep an eye out for 12 unique installations featuring garments from the World of WearableArt historical collection. You can view some of these extraordinary works of art at Te Auaha Gallery until 12 October. Read more »

Designers from 8 countries win WoW awards; top prize to sisters from Christchurch

Christchurch sisters Natasha English and Tatyanna Meharry won the World of WearableArt Awards in Wellington last night with War Story. Photo: World of WearableArt

News from World of WearableArt
Designers from eight countries have won awards at the World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards in Wellington. The 2018 show features 140 finalist garments by 147 designers from 17 countries and regions, vying for 39 awards. Read more »

Literature, music and tours at City Gallery Wellington

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Our events calendar is filled with literature and music this week, starting with tonight’s From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story, Wednesday’s NZTrio: Braid concert celebrating Suffrage 125, and our WOW tours on Thursday and Friday afternoon with a focus on fashion, protest, and politics with works in the exhibitions Iconography of Revolt and Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land. You can also join one of our free weekend exhibition tours at 12.15pm on Saturday and Sunday. Read more »

Wellington artist wins ‘Emerging Practitioner in Clay’ award

Press Release – Quartz Museum
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage has announced the inaugural winner of the Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award via video message. Read more »

Exhibition showcases art and functionality

Press Release – Plato
In a new exhibition, Plato – The Power of Play, Wellington-based designer Kris Ericksen shows the complementary relationship between art and functionality. Read more »

Turnbull Library acquires Peter McLeavey Archive

News from Alexander Turnbull Library
The archive of charismatic Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey has been acquired by The Alexander Turnbull Library. Read more »

Te Papa: the outsider art of Tony Fomison

Article – Howard Davis

“A being going through life can become so other to himself as to be another … [Life] happens to you as a result of your condition. Not choice, but – at best – process, and, at worst, shocking, total change. Newness: he had sought a different kind, but this was what he got … bitterness and hatred, all these coarse things. He would enter into his new self; he would be what he had become: loud, stenchy, hideous, outsize, grotesque, inhuman. He was looking for someone to blame. He, too, dreamed; and in his dreams, a shape, a face, was floating closer, ghostly still, unclear …”
– Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses.

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Art auction tonight to raise money for national music centre

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present an Art Auction to raise funds for the national music centre. Read more »

NZ Art Show appoints new chair

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
The NZ Art Show is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and new Board Members. Wellington accountant Anne Stephenson is the newly appointed Chair of the NZ Art Show Ltd Board of Directors. Outgoing Chair Wellington lawyer Graeme Reeves announced his retirement from the Board of Directors: he had held the position for seven years. Read more »

Fresh, local and compelling – contemporary art at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse Art Museum
SOLO 2018
10 November – 17 March
The Dowse Art Museum< http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/solo-2018> Read more »

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