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Celebrating 20 years of the Kāpiti Arts Trail in November

News from Kāpiti Coast District Council
After some COVID-19 uncertainty, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is delighted to confirm the 2020 Kāpiti Arts Trail will take place as originally planned on 7-8 and 14-15 November, in what will be its twentieth year. Read more »

Digital Art Gallery at Wellington Railway Station

digital art gallery at station

News from Urban Art Foundation
The Urban Art Foundation in association with Sharp New Zealand has opened a new three-screen digital art gallery in the foyer of the Wellington Railway Station. Read more »

Kapiti spends $23,000 for creative projects

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Local creative projects have been given a boost with the awarding of Creative Communities Scheme funding grants. The Kāpiti Coast District Council has awarded $23,000 to 13 diverse creative projects from across Kāpiti. Read more »

Wellington photographer publishes metal book – an AI dream

Press Release – Phantom House
Wellington photographer Grant Sheehan has used artificial neural network technology to create photographic images that visualise an artificial intelligence (AI) dreamscape – and then published them in a book made of metal. Read more »

Orchestra Wellington mixing art and music in free City Gallery concert

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Sight and sound will combine on the shortest day of the year in a free concert bringing music to every corner of Wellington’s City Gallery. Read more »

New Board appointments for NZSO

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Appointments to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra of Geoff Dangerfield, who steps into the role of deputy-chair, Ainsley Walter, Edwin Read and Carmel Walsh, have been confirmed today. Read more »

New exhibition maps racialised human rights violations

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
An exhibition capturing instances of racialised human rights violations in New Zealand though interactive mapping, initiated by Pacific architectural researcher Dr Karamia Muller, University of Auckland, has opened at the Adam Art Gallery/ Te Pātaka Toi. Read more »

Multi-cultural making: the future of craft, at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse

Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making opens at The Dowse, 6 June 2020

Jewellery that can only be worn in a virtual world; handwoven harakeke battle suits; and digital mōteatea – a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum opening on 6 June explores and challenges the definition of craft in Aotearoa today. Read more »

Micro-cities, biospheres and ballistic missiles, at the Dowse

Press Release – The Dowse
An experimental micro-city, a biosphere to replicate life in outer space, and the largest intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the US Air Force – three mesmerising places feature in Human Hand by Fiona Amundsen and Tim Corballis, opening at The Dowse on 6 June. Read more »

Te Papa “incredibly grateful” for extra $18m, to maintain operations after lockdown

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Te Papa exhibition Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho | Legacies of Encounter with Curator Dr Rebecca Rice. Photo Jo Moore. Te Papa

News from Te Papa
At Te Papa today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the museum will receive an additional $18 million of Crown funding for the financial year 2020/2021. This will help maintain Te Papa’s core operations and critical infrastructure after the impacts of covid-19. Read more »

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