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Contemporary art a feature of Awesome Arts Access Auction

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Contemporary art from the quirky to the collectible is a feature of this year’s Awesome Arts Access Auction, to be held at CQ Hotel Wellington on Thursday 30 November. Read more »

Eclectic deconstructed teapot wins top ceramic award for Richard Stratton

Press Release – Portage Ceramic Awards
Wellington’s Richard Stratton has been confirmed as one of this country’s most interesting artists working with clay, winning the 2017 Portage Ceramic Awards Premier Prize for his work Forced Turned Teapot. Read more »

NZSO review: Janine Jansen just perfect

Review by Max Rashbrooke
There are times when, as a reviewer, you realise from the first notes of someone’s playing that you’re in for a spellbinding performance. So it was with Janine Jansen and the Sibelius violin concerto. Those opening notes were the subtlest, loneliest cry, gentle yet heard with total clarity, I suspect, by everyone in the hall. At other times she managed the most complex passages not with ease, exactly, but with total assurance; moments of torment in the music were handled with enormous power but never any harshness. Read more »

London multi-media artist Tom Dale wins Wellington Residency

Press Release – Massey University
London-based artist and film-maker Tom Dale is the latest Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist in Residence. Read more »

Chartwell Collection acquires art from Trust Us Trust

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery
Riff Raff and Enjoy Public Art Gallery are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Trust Us Contemporary Art Trust Collection by the Chartwell Collection. Read more »

Rossano Fan artwork a highlight of Arts Access Auction

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Artwork by the late Rossano Fan, a renowned Wellington architect and artist, will be available for purchase at the Awesome Arts Access Auction, on at the CQ Hotels Wellington on Thursday 30 November. Called Dougong xiāng: village at sunset, the work has been donated to the auction by Wellington’s Potocki Paterson Gallery. Read more »

Awesome Arts Access Auction offers trips and tickets and art

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Luxury getaways to New Plymouth, Auckland and Christchurch; dinner dates in fine restaurants; fabulous art from the quirky to the collectible; and tickets to live performance are just a few of more than 60 items up for grabs at the annual Awesome Arts Access Auction, to be held at the CQ Hotels Wellington on Thursday 30 November. Read more »

Festival seeking 50 creatives for unique content-creation sprint

Press Release – New Zealand Festival
Double Denim, in partnership with the New Zealand Festival, is inviting 50 creatives – writers, artists, website developers, videographers, musicians, sailors, storytellers, poets, VR producers, historians, dancers – to be a part of the spectacular 2018 Festival opening A Waka Odyssey in a unique Content Creation Sprint. Read more »

Poetry award won by Paekakariki poet, inspired by her polar experience

Press Release – Otago University Press
Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica. Read more »

Events at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Talk and Film: Raymond Spiteri introduces Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart
Wed 8 November, 6pm | Free Read more »

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