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Awesome Arts Access Auction next week

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Luxury getaways, affordable art from the quirky to the collectible, Cuba Street treats, and tickets to live performance are among the 60 items up for grabs at the annual Awesome Arts Access Auction, to be held at Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity, Dixon St, Wellington on Wednesday 14 November. Read more »

Artists with wow factor coming to TSB Arena next year

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show
Original contemporary New Zealand art will be in the spotlight again when the NZ Art Show takes place next year over Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Wellington’s TSB Arena. Read more »

He Hoia Ahau – I Am Soldier

Press Release – Academy Galleries
He Hoia Ahau – I Am Soldier, photography by Craig Andrew Madsen, continues till Sunday at the Academy Galleries. Read more »

Judy Annear in conversation with Geoffrey Batchen

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Drawing on their extensive knowledge of photo media, visiting curator and writer Judy Annear joins photo-historian and avid collector of photographs Geoffrey Batchen to consider the history of collecting photography in Australia and New Zealand. Together they will unpack the values at the heart of both public and private collections, using our current exhibition Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph as a case study of a significant collection amassed entirely through private means. Read more »

Only 1.5% of Te Papa’s art on show – in new “rolling programme”

Report from RNZ
A former National Art Gallery director says Te Papa is failing to do justice to the national art collection. Read more »

What’s On at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This Wednesday at City Gallery the discussion around contemporary feminism continues with Contemporary Feminism Panels: Feminism and Faith. Kim Hill will be joined by panellists Saziah Bashir, Caroline Blyth, Reverend Jean Malcolm, and Lilia Tarawa. Read more »

Performance Art Festival programme announced

Press Release – PAWA
Organisers of New Zealand’s only performance art festival, run out of Wellington art spaces through mid-November, launched the festival programme over the long weekend. Read more »

Death of Denis Adam, arts philanthropist

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has acknowledged the death of philanthropist Denis Adam, CNZM, OBE, a major contributor to the Wellington and New Zealand arts scene. Mr Adam, 94, died in hospital on Wednesday. Read more »

Sculptor forging artistic identity – new exhibition at Pātaka

Press Release – Pātaka
The first public exhibition by a sculptor who specialises in forging and manipulating steel and recycled objects into works of art comes to Pātaka Gallery + Museum this weekend. Read more »

Feminism panel at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
Contemporary Feminism Panels: Feminism and Ethnicity
6pm, Wed 17 October | $10 / $15
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