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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

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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 »

Two writers become Grimshaw Sargeson Fellows

Press Release – Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship
New Zealand poets Dr Anna Jackson and Nathan Joe have been awarded the prestigious 2022 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Read more »

Urban Dream Brokerage and Tanya Ruka in Courtenay Place

Press Release – Urban Dream Brokerage
Rongo-marae-roa-a-rangi: He moemoeā shared within The Forest Rongoā Teahouse.
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Three artists, three works, one crisis

News from Urban Dream Brokerage
Two of Wellington’s ‘mega wahine babes’ come together to take on the housing crisis with support from Wellington’s enlivening, boundary pushing, arts and community organisation Urban Dream Brokerage. Read more »

NZIFF names winner of Māori Pasifika short film competition

News from NZIFF
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival today announces the winner of its annual Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts competition, naming director Maruia Jensen as the recipient of the Wellington UNESCO City of Film Award for Best Film ($3000 cash prize) for her film Disconnected. Read more »

Film festival director departing after delivering two events during pandemic

News from NZIFF
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival officially ends its Wellington season this Sunday and ahead of this announces the departure of Festival Director Marten Rabarts. Read more »

Young Composer winner inspired by John Keats

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra

From left, NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award winner Micah Thompson and Orchestra’s Choice Award winner Jack Bewley Photo: Latitude Creative

Music inspired by the great English Romantic poet John Keats has netted Micah Thompson the prestigious 2021 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award. Read more »

Rita Angus exhibition opens at Te Papa next month

News from Te Papa
Te Papa’s summer exhibition Rita Angus, New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa opens on Saturday 18 December and runs until 25 April. Read more »

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