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Not given lightly: Flying Nun entrusts tapes to the Turnbull Library

Press Release – Flying Nun Foundation
The Flying Nun Foundation (FNF) has welcomed today’s announcement that Flying Nun Records and the Alexander Turnbull Library have begun a major project to preserve the label’s collection of master tapes and archival recordings. Read more »

Ballet company´s tribute to Sue Paterson and her ¨immense contribution¨

Tribute from RNZB
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is deeply saddened by the death of Sue Paterson ONZM, our General Manager from 1999 – 2006.
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Young Wellington actor wins award to study at Bristol Old Vic

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young Wellington actor James Costello Ladanyi says winning a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award is an incredible boost that will help him pursue his dream of a professional career in the performing arts. Read more »

Eryn Gribble organising creative art space in Cuba Street

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Eryn Gribble

A new creative space in Wellington called Opportunity Arts will be launched on Tuesday 10 July at Thistle Hall in Cuba Street. Its creator, Eryn Gribble – also Co-ordinator of the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre – explains why she’s driven to launch another creative space in the Capital. Read more »

Finalists announced for Parkin Drawing Award

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
Drawing is certainly alive and well in New Zealand with a high standard of entries received for the 2018 Parkin Drawing Award. The competition attracted an impressive 463 entries, of which 72 have been selected for the short-list*. Read more »

French artist exhibiting at Engine Room

News from The Engine Room
Le Sceau de Salomon, an exhibition of new works by Te Whare Hēra artist in residence Chloé Quenum, opens on Wednesday 4 July at 5.30 pm at The Engine Room, Wellington. Read more »

Rongotai subway to be given sea-themed portals

News from Wellington City Council

Indicative mural designs by Sheyne Tuffery in collaboration with Weta Workshop and Year 12 art students from Rongotai College.

Sea creatures and ships – real and imagined – will soon transform the subway linking Rongotai and Miramar. Read more »

Photographer is Marsden School’s Artist in Residence

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Mix professional creative artist with impressionable students eager to learn and the results can be quite transformative – the ultimate outcome of the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence programme. Marsden School established the Artist in Residence Programme in 1999 and continues each year to build a legacy of strong associations with professional practicing artists and designers. Read more »

Conceptual language buff receives curatorial internship

Press Release – NZ Portrait Gallery

Massey University graduate Robert Laking has been named as the recipient of the 2018 New Zealand Portrait Gallery Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. Read more »

No Common Ground symposium

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
No Common Ground
Saturday 7 July, 10am – 5pm
Victoria University of Wellington
No Common Ground is a one-day symposium addressing histories of feminist art, mana wahine and queer practice, co-organised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, The Dowse Art Museum and Enjoy Public Art Gallery, and hosted at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

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