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Adam Portraiture Award seeks entries

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Artists from around New Zealand are being invited to enter their works for one of the country’s most prestigious portraiture prize, The Adam Portraiture Award. Read more »

Money on offer for Kāpiti artists and community organisations

Press Release – Kāpiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council has funding available through its Creative Community Scheme to help artists and community organisations with local art initiatives. Read more »

Cancelled (or not) by covid

by Lindsay Shelton
On the last day of last month, the Wellington Phoenix – in their temporary Australian base – were hoping that they’d avoided a widespread outbreak of covid. But their hopes were dashed. Read more »

New wing at Serjeant Gallery to be named after Whanganui River leader

Report from LDR
Whanganui River artists have begun co-design workshops with architects and engineers to finalise design elements in the redevelopment of Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Read more »

VUW students explain sale of Don Binney painting

Press Release – VUWSA
The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association decided in 2017 to sell the three artworks that it had purchased from 1963-1972. The artworks have been sold individually since then, with the final one, Don Binney’s Mana Island, going to auction last night. Bought in 1972, VUWSA paid $425 for the work. Read more »

$70,000 for Community Arts in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A community arts fund has $70,000 available for creative projects in Porirua, with applications now open. Porirua Mayor Anita Baker is encouraging interested individuals, groups and organisations to apply for the city’s Creative Communities Scheme (CCS), that’s worth over $70,000 this financial year. Applications must be for projects that will take place between 25 May 2022 and 25 May 2023. Read more »

Pātaka: Melvin Day Exhibition floor talk by Gregory O’Brien

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum
The Director of Pātaka, Reuben Friend, invites you to
Melvin Day – A Modernist Perspective 
floor talk by Gregory O’Brien on Sunday,
12 December, 3pm Read more »

Wellington jeweller unveils new innovative diamond setting

Press Release – Village Goldsmith
The Village Goldsmith is delighted to reveal a groundbreaking innovation, The Floeting® Diamond. A new setting that enables diamonds to literally float without claws, clasps or enveloping metal. As well as ushering in a new standard of timeless elegance, The Floeting® Diamond is a testament to more than a decade of painstaking development. Read more »

Art bargains at Toi Three Sixty Exhibition

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Toi Three Sixty annual residents’ exhibition is a chance for everyone to grab an art bargain with all works $360 or under – and support the local arts community at the same time. Read more »

Footnote Dance gets new general manager

brian wood

News from Footnote NZ Dance
Known for his dedication to supporting the arts sector across many roles, Brian Wood will join Footnote New Zealand Dance in January as General Manager. Read more »

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