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Wellbeing benefits from participation in the arts

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Mental health touches everyone: families and communities across all regions of the country. Staying well in a world that can be confronting and confusing is of vital importance to the overall health of Aotearoa and everyone who lives here, writes Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa. Read more »

Isobel Te Aho-White unveils award-winning mural in Newtown

Press Release – Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Wellington artist Isobel Te Aho-White has unveiled her award-winning mural on the side of the Newtown Mall in Riddiford Street. Read more »

City Gallery presents Split Level View Finder

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This winter, City Gallery Wellington presents Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art, the first comprehensive exhibition of Schoon’s art since the 1980s, rethinking his legacy for twenty-first century New Zealand. Connecting Bauhaus modernism, Maori art, and the art of the mentally unwell, Theo Schoon (1915–85) remains a controversial figure in New Zealand art. Read more »

Masterton photos by Andrew Ross on show at Photospace

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

This exhibition of photographs by Andrew Ross marks 20 years of showing his photographs at Photospace Gallery in Wellington. Read more »

An unconventional book about living near the Kapiti expressway

Press Release – Otago University Press
‘Peat’ by Lynn Jenner is a literary road between the past and the present, an unconventional text, an intelligent and beautifully refracted work that is haunting, fearless and compelling. Read more »

Aratoi’s 50th birthday present: sponsorship for three years

Press Release – Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Aratoi’s 50th birthday isn’t until the 11th of October, but a present has come early from Provincial Insurance Brokers who today committed to a three-year sponsorship. Read more »

Wellington dancer exploring role of young men in traditional Sāmoan society

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Wellington Pacific dancer and choreographer Tupe Lualua will embark on a journey exploring the traditional role of the taule’ale’a (untitled man) within the village community as the 2019 Creative New Zealand Sāmoa Artist in Residence. Read more »

Contemporary Feminism discussion sold out at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
We look forward to Contemporary Feminism: Sons of Feminism — the second lively panel discussion exploring Contemporary Feminism, narratives around the male/female brain, raising boys, and more. Chaired by RNZ’s Susie Ferguson, panellists include Emily Writes, Salvatore Gargiulo, and Dr Annette Henderson. This event is sold out, but will be recorded for broadcast on RNZ. Read more »

Wellington lawyer Michael Stephens joins urban art board

Press Release – Urban Art Foundation
Wellington media and commercial lawyer Michael Stephens has accepted an invitation to join the board of The Urban Art Foundation Limited. Read more »

New platform for young creative talent

Press Release – Excio
Children and teenagers aged 5 to 16 years are invited to showcase their creativity in visual art and photography, thanks to a collaboration between photographers and Wellington-born platform Excio. Read more »

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