Archive for the 'Art' Category

Bidder from Auckland pays record online amount for Mickey to Tiki

Press Release – Ocula Black
Dick Frizzell’s iconic painting “Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke” has sold in a record sale at online art auction site Ocula Black. Read more »

Auckland Art Gallery appoints Rhana Devenport as its new director

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland
Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), the body that oversees Auckland’s arts, culture, heritage, leisure, sports and entertainment venues, has appointed Rhana Devenport as the new Director of Auckland Art Gallery. Read more »

Pop-Up Lithographic Studio at Semi-Permanent this month

Press Release – Semi-Permanent


Photos by Olivia Laita

Auckland artists Askew One and Auckland Print Studio are collaborating to create a lithographic studio and print workshop at Aotea Centre. Read more »

NZ’s biggest contemporary visual arts festival opens in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Triennial


Anri Sala
3-2-1 2011
Live performance featuring saxophone player responding to the film Long Sorrow (still)
Photo by Sylvain Deleu
Gus Fisher Gallery

Tomorrow (10 May) Auckland’s art scene bursts to life for the opening of the 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand’s largest contemporary visual art festival. Read more »

California Design comes to Auckland Art Gallery

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery will get a slice of sunny California style when it hosts the exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way opening from 6 July. Read more »

Launch of new publication: Michael Stevenson, an Introduction

Press Release – Michael Lett
Michael Lett and Portikus Cordially Invite You to Join Us For the New Zealand Launch of the New Publication
Michael Stevenson: An Introduction

Saturday 11 May, 4-6pm
Michael Lett, 285/2 Great North Road, Auckland
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Mangere Arts Centre: Exhibition documents Auckland’s ‘Urban Pa’

Press Release – Qiane Matata Sipu
Photojournalist Qiane Matata-Sipu opens her first solo exhibition, IHUMATAO, taku tangata-taku whenua, Friday 3 May at the Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku. Read more »

Antarctica re-created at Corban Estate Art Centre

Press Release – Corban Estate Arts Centre
Corban Estate Arts Centre’s latest exhibitions bring Antarctica to Auckland through sculptural installation, moving image and photography on display in two exhibitions that open on Thursday 16 May, 6pm; on show from 17 May until 16 June 2013. Read more »

New website lets art students learn from world’s best

Press Release – Student Art Guide


Visited by over thirty thousand people per month, the Student Art Guide website, launched one month ago by Auckland couple Amiria and Jason Robinson, is becoming a leading online destination for art students and teachers worldwide. The website features exceptional student art projects – including Top in New Zealand NCEA Painting projects and Top in the World CIE Art and Design projects. The site provides free resources, articles and a moderated forum to help high school art students excel. Read more »

Paul Hartigan exhibition at Peeters Gallery

Press Release – Pierre Peeters Gallery


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Paul Hartigan (b. 1953)

Contemporary artist Paul Hartigan is recognized for his arresting large-scale public neon commissions. His dramatic orange monochrome Colony at the Faculty of Engineering on Symonds St won Best Public Sculpture Metro Awards in 2006. He attended Elam School of fine Art 1971-73 with teachers Colin McCahon, Robert Ellis and Garth Tapper. Read more »

Auckland artist’s bush scenes capture essence of NZ

Press Release – Kirsty Nixon
Kirsty Nixon, one of New Zealand’s finest contemporary artists who portrays the finest iconic Kiwi scenes, has produced a new native bush series. Read more »

Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates 10th birthday in 75 venues

Press Release – Auckland Festival of Photography
The Auckland Festival of Photography celebrates its 10th birthday in style in June, with its 2013 festival programme featuring in more than 75 Auckland venues and boasting the most impressive line-up yet of New Zealand-based and international photographers. Read more »

Landmark exhibition at Pah Homestead: works from Rutherford Trust

Press Release – Wallace Arts Trust

Colin McCahon, - Necessary Protection: Muriwai (blue and brown)
Colin McCahon, Necessary Protection: Muriwai (blue and brown), 1971, watercolour pastel and acrylic (with light impasto) on untextured ragpaper, 1085 x 725mm. The Rutherford Trust Collection.

Exhibition Dates: 16 April – 23 June 2013
The Rutherford Trustees and the Trustees of the James Wallace Arts Trust are pleased to announce an exhibition of important artworks selected from The Rutherford Trust Collection. Read more »

Artweek returning in October

Press Release – Artweek
ARTWEEK Auckland is delighted to announce the appointment of Justin Morgan as the 2013 programme facilitator. Read more »

23 sculptors chosen for biennial in Botanic Gardens

Press Release – Auckland Council
Twenty-three talented New Zealand sculptors have been selected to take part in the fourth biennial Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Read more »

Installation artist wants help with Antarctic science exhibition

Press Release – Corban Estate Arts Centre
Wellington installation artist Gabby O’Connor reconstructs the science and history of Antarctica through art. The artist is seeking support for exhibition costs to install her newest work, some time at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland in May. Read more »

Old midcity motorway off-ramp converted for art exhibition

Press Release – NZTA
A disused motorway off-ramp in central Auckland is getting a cultural makeover – and a temporary new lease of life as the concrete canvas for an art exhibition. Read more »

Inside Out at Mairangi Arts Centre

Press Release – Mairangi Arts Centre

Mairangi Arts Centre has just opened InsideOut, a beautiful display of paintings, drawings, carvings, quilting and prints produced by prisoners through the ‘Art in Prisons Programme’. Artists from Auckland Prison and the Northern Region Corrections Facility and, for the first time, from Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility have artwork featured in the exhibition. Read more »

Depot Artspace white space exhibition

Press Release – Depot Artspace
As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, the Depot Artspace, Museum of the Vernacular and various galleries around Devonport are participating in Read more »

Upstairs Art Gallery updates

Press Release – Upstairs Gallery
Diversity:Occasion – Opens Thursday 14th March
Be among the first to view our latest exhibition of our members’ art. Read more »

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