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Mahara premier award a ‘home-coming’

Press Release – Mahara Gallery

Mahara Arts Review Open Award winner Ben Caldwell (centre) with judges Victoria Robson (left) and Jim Gorman (right). Photo Jack Penman.

Mahara Gallery Arts Review premier award winner Ben Caldwell has described his achievement as both an honour and a home-coming. Read more »

Craft and its broader cultural role in NZ

Press Release – Te Papa Press
A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana Oceania publishes this week. Read more »

Five exhibitions to mark 20th birthday of Adam Art Gallery at VUW


News from VUW
Mt Taranaki looms large in a new suite of exhibitions at Victoria University of Wellington, with the first-ever survey of the 1930s New Zealand paintings of British artist Christopher Perkins (1891–1968), responsible for one of the most iconic images of the mountain, and an extensive archive of material relating to the mountain produced or collected by contemporary artist Fiona Clark (b. 1954), who lives and works in its shadow. Read more »

Poems: Being a Successful Swan

Press Release – The Cuba Press
Being a successful swan is how art photographer and poet Mary Macpherson describes living the digital life. In her new collection of poems called Social Media, this engaging image is one of a number of ways she attempts to come to grips with the technology-driven world of social media and the way we form our identities in and around it. Read more »

Crime novelists and cabaret experience at Verb Wellington

News from Verb Wellington
Crime novelists Val McDermid (Scotland) and Michael Connelly (US), a cabaret experience from acclaimed artist Harry Giles (Scotland), musician Shayne Carter, Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas, and Aotearoa writers Patricia Grace and poet Laureate David Eggleton are to headline Verb Wellington’s annual extravaganza of literary experiences. Read more »

Wellington Muslims delighted with new mural

Joint press release
A long wall of ornate flowers was unveiled on Wednesday in the heart of Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square. Tahir Nawiz, President of the Association that cares for the Kilbirnie mosque, spoke at the unveiling of six months of collaborative work of forty people. Read more »

Commemorative mural unveiled in Wellington


News from Vodafone New Zealand Foundation
A commemorative art piece following the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch has been unveiled in Wellington by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, in association with the International Muslim Association of New Zealand, Muslim Students Association (VicMuslim) and members of the Kilbirnie mosque community. Read more »

Splash & Ceramicus – at Academy Galleries

Press Release – Academy of Fine Arts – Wellington
Opening Saturday is Splash 2019 and Ceramicus, a joint exhibition of works by Watercolour New Zealand and Wellington Potters’ Association. Read more »

Whitireia artists-in-residence showcase their work in Porirua

Tokelau Man Taken as Slave

Press Release – Whitireia
Three Pacific Artists-in-Residence at Whitireia have been selected to represent Tokelau at The Festival of Pacific Art & Culture in Hawaii in June. Read more »

Opportunity Arts exhibiting at Parliament

Press Release – Opportunity Arts
Opportunity Arts has assembled some of its favourite artists for an exciting showcase at Parliament’s Bowen House gallery, hosted by Hon. Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

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