Art News

Enjoy: Caressing the silver rectangle

Press Release – Enjoy Art Gallery

Caressing the silver rectangle
Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever, Maddy Plimmer
4 – 27 May
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Warwick and Kitty Brown exhibition at Suite

Press Release – Mossgreen-Webb’s

Don Binney, La Chute d’lcare, Pureora: Last Flight of the Kokako, oil on board, 1979, 2110mm x 910mm. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000

Auction Dates: 17 & 18 May 2017
Curated over a period of 50 years, the collection of Warwick and Kitty Brown comprises over 190 works, spans the breadth of modern and contemporary art practice and features a number of modern masterpieces. Read more »

Two new Pātaka exhibitions

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Northbound, 2017 (detail)

Award-winning Pukerua Bay artist Kerry Jane Scott presents her first solo exhibition of paintings in Pātaka’s Toi Gallery this April. Read more »

School holiday family day at City Gallery

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
On the last day of the school holidays, head to City Gallery for a day of family fun. Read more »

International Dance Day (free) at Te Papa

Press Release – Youthdance
YouthDance Education Trust present International Dance Day, free dance workshops, films and performances. Read more »

Council gives $65,000 to community groups

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council has been busy allocating grants for organisations and community groups all over the capital – supporting initiatives to encourage creativity, develop cultural projects, and celebrate diversity and innovation. Read more »

Art awards to Ned Wenlock and Dinosaur Polo Club

Press Release – Chroma Art Awards
Two Wellingtonians are among the winners of the biennial Chroma Art Awards, honouring excellence in the creative fields of illustration, comic art, animation and video games. Read more »

Thomas Slade exhibition at Photospace Gallery

Press Release – Photospace Gallery

This is Thomas Slade’s first solo exhibition and features two bodies of work. Read more »

Colin McCahon’s ‘On Going Out with the Tide’


“I sing my paintings to myself”
– Colin McCahon, 1972.

by Howard Davis
Now that the egregious excrescence of Cindy Sherman’s cos-play has finally gone the way of all flesh, Wellington’s City Gallery has mounted a extensive retrospective of Colin McCahon’s work from the 1960s and 1970s. Read more »

International artist residency forum

News from WCC
Wellington City Council and the Goethe Institut are proud to support the third annual artist residency forum, International Connections, at City Gallery Wellington on Wednesday at 5.30pm. Read more »

Cityzenkane at work in Wellington

Te Wheke – Cityzenkane’s and Stevei Houkamau’s giant new work on a wall in Wellington’s Bond Street. Click here for larger version

by Bruce Mahalski
I first met Cityzenkane(CZK) at a street art event in Sunderland (Street Art Heroes) organised by Fitzrovia Noir in Northern England in 2014. I’d seen a few photos of his work that the event organiser had shown me but I didn’t really think much of it until I saw it in the flesh. Read more »

City Gallery: new exhibitions and events

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington<

Opening Day Events
Saturday 8 April, 11am | Free
11am: Co-curator Wystan Curnow talks about Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide
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Artwork replacing advertising at entrance to Hutt CBD

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Replacing an old and outdated but prominent sign in the Lower Hutt CBD with a new vibrant artwork will take place in April. Read more »

Simon Kerr’s journey through art

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
An exhibition featuring artwork by Simon Kerr, On the Way to the Opera with the Drug Lord and Mr X, will open at the Potocki Paterson Art Gallery in Wellington on 7 April. Read more »

Paul James at lunchtime

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for these midday talks in association with Out of Site – Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection. Read more »

Wellington woman explains her long term support for the Sarjeant Gallery

Press Release – Sarjeant Gallery

From left: Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall, Gallery Director Greg Anderson, Anne Pattillo, and Chester Borrows MP.

Wellington businesswoman Anne Pattillo is often asked what motivates her generous support of an ambitious multi-million dollar project to re-develop an historic art gallery in Whanganui where she has no obvious links. Read more »

Coming to City Gallery – Colin McCahon: Going Out with the Tide

Press Release – City Gallery

Colin McCahon On going out with the tide 1969.
Collection J.Gibbs Trust. Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide opens at City Gallery on Saturday 8 April.
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Academy Galleries: Art Pack + In Memoriam

Press Release – Academy Galleries
The Academy Galleries’ season of 25 March ’til 23 April runs concurrent shows spanning works from artists who have made their mark in New Zealand. The past and present under one roof. Read more »

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