Group Show | Under Kaipara Skies

On from December 3, 2016 – October 2017 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Kaukapakapa Against the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour, a 1km trail winds through a secluded valley displaying the beauty of iconic New Zealand landscapes. More than 40 sculptures by emerging and established New Zealand and international artists are revealed at every turn. Exhibition on […]

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

January 2 to December 18, 2017 2-3pm Creative Arts Napier, Napier Every Monday afternoon at 2-3pm a group of writers and poets meet to read their works, exchange ideas, relax and make new friends in the informal setting of the workshop or mezzanine area of the CAN. New members always welcome!

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

January 19 to December 28, 2017 10:15am-12:45pm Every Tuesday and Thursday Creative Arts Napier, Napier All skill levels welcome to join this relaxed and friendly painting environment. Tap into your creativity and explore the options of mixed media techniques with the help and guidance from established artist, Helen Dynes. $30 casual or $125 for bookings of […]

Gallery Tour | Senior Moments

Gallery Tour | Senior Moments

Wednesday February 1, 2017 11am First Wednesday of every month Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland On the first Wednesday of every month, gallery staff give a free exhibition tour for older enthusiasts who enjoy a chat about art. This month Jodi Meadows introduces our Anne McCahon and Portage Ceramic Awards exhibitions. You can also […]

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Saturday February 25, 2017 1-3pm New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture on the last Saturday of each month. These free portraiture sessions are for everyone – from the complete beginner to accomplished artists, and are relaxed, informal and fun. We will have […]

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

WINTER OPPORTUNITY Winter is a wonderful time of year to be at New Zealand Pacific Studio, where artists / writers / academics / creative practitioners can take a week, a few weeks, or up to three months to focus on a specific project. Since 2001, several hundred writers, visual artists, environmentalists, natural and cultural historians, […]

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

March 6 to November 26, 2017 Ohaki, Waitomo Programme delivered via Noho – Weekend stayovers, a total of 10 in 9 months. The Toi Paematua Raranga programme is based in the heart of the King Country (Waitomo) where tradition and legacy are key. If you have experience in Māori weaving and are looking to further your […]

Open Application | Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake

Open Application | Botanical Art Worldwide Ngāi Tipu Taketake

Applications close November 16, 2017 5pm New Zealand will be one of more than 15 countries around the world collaborating in an exhibition organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). This worldwide event will bring together artists, institutions and the public to highlight the role contemporary botanical artists play in bringing attention to […]

In Transit (Arrival) | Yona Lee

In Transit (Arrival) | Yona Lee

Opening Saturday March 11, 2017 4-6pm Te Tuhi, Auckland Te Tuhi presents In Transit (Arrival), a large-scale sculpture by artist Yona Lee that explores the structure and pulse of civilisation. This vast entangled structure, which you can walk through and sit within, is made of the stainless steel tube commonly used as barriers and handrails in […]

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Friday April 14 to November 26, 2017 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Trust collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over […]

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Entries close December 8, 2017 at 4pm Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries are now open for the biennial Adam Portraiture Award. With a major cash prize of $20,000 and international judge Angus Trumble of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia in Canberra – it is set to be a great competition. […]

Earthpushers | Jeremy Leatinu'u:

Earthpushers | Jeremy Leatinu'u:

May 13 to October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland Image: Jeremy Leatinu’u, Earthpushers, 2017 (video still). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Cinematography by Ian Powell

I Swear | Bruce Barber

I Swear | Bruce Barber

Saturday May 13 to Sunday October 22, 2017 I Swear Panel Discussion | Saturday October 14, 4-5.30pm Te Tuhi, Auckland

Generosity | Gifts for a Gallery 

Generosity | Gifts for a Gallery 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Tauranga Art Gallery has invited former Gallery director and curator Penelope Jackson to curate an exhibition that celebrates our 10th anniversary. The exhibition features a carefully selected group of works that explore the relationships that have been fostered with significant individuals and personalities who have […]

Insert Coin | Kereama Taepa

Insert Coin | Kereama Taepa

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Commissioned for the Gallery’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, Papamoa-based artist, Kereama Taepa has created one of his unique graphic mash-ups inside the Tauranga Art Gallery lift. Using imagery from contemporary popular culture mixed with Māori kōwhaiwhai designs and symbols he has transformed this small space into […]

The 80s Show | Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection

The 80s Show | Paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga The 1980s represented a boom in pop culture and conspicuous consumption. It was a decade well known for neon lycra, leg warmers, pop art and the Rubik’s cube; where the American dream, thanks to Wall Street, was almost a reality and Michael Jackson and Madonna […]

Toi Mauri | Todd Couper 

Toi Mauri | Todd Couper 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Tane – God of the Forest , Todd Couper. This will be Tauranga-based, contemporary Māori artist, Todd Couper’s first survey exhibition. It charts his impressive career over the past 15 years and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New […]

Waves of your Breath | Jae Kang

Waves of your Breath | Jae Kang

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga For Tauranga Art Gallery, Auckland based, Korean artist Jae Kang will make a large scale, site-specific drawing on the walls of our gallery stairwell, across two levels. Kang’s practice is influenced by Dansaekhwa, also known as Tansaekhwa or monochromatic painting, which is focused on repetition […]

Willow | Sara Hughes 

Willow | Sara Hughes 

July 1 to October 29, 2017 Artist Talk | September 16, 1.30pm Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga This major atrium project by Auckland-based artist Sara Hughes, known for her dynamic installations and public works, references local architecture and histories relevant to Tauranga. “I have a deep interest in the ways that art can interact and engage […]

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

Closing date: Sunday December 31 Seeking confident tutors to be part of the Incubator’s Art learning space – The Artery Confident, experienced tutors with own database and followers – The Incubator practices a ‘DIT’ Do it together philosophy to create a cohesive art community. Classes can be self managed or managed by the Incubator team- […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday July 7 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe. This ever-popular exhibition returns exclusively to the Museum direct from the Natural History Museum in London, with […]

Fiona Clark | Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore

Fiona Clark | Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore

Saturday July 15 to Sunday November 5, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington For over 40 years, Fiona Clark’s style of documentary photography has continued to capture the essence of the communities she has been a part of, so they can be better understood. Her photographs from the 1980–81 series Te Iwi o Te Wāhi Kore and […]

Maureen Lander | Flat-Pack Whakapapa

Maureen Lander | Flat-Pack Whakapapa

Saturday July 15 to Sunday November 5, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Just as whakapapa (genealogy) reflects someone’s lineage and biology, the starting line of a kete determines how its patterning and size will develop. In Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander will create three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving).

Loveliness extreme

Loveliness extreme

Open from Saturday July 22 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Artists talk on Saturday July 22 2017 at 1pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Formed around and within a new architectural work by contemporary artist Charlotte Drayton, and using works from the DPAG permanent collection, Loveliness extreme considers the processes and politics by which spaces, symbols […]

Marie Shannon | Rooms found only in the home

Marie Shannon | Rooms found only in the home

Open from Saturday July 22 to Monday October 23, 2017 Artists talk on Saturday 22 July 2017 at 1pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin This exhibition considers the intersecting spheres of Shannon’s practice, seen through works drawn largely from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection and the artist’s archive.  Bringing together works from the early 1980s through […]

2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalists

2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalists

Exhibition on from July 29 to November 5, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton Free entry This is the 18th year of the National Contemporary Art Award (NCAA) which launched in 2000. This year’s award is judged by the Director of Wellington’s City Gallery, Elizabeth Caldwell, and is managed by Waikato Museum. The winner of the 2016 […]

Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Entries close on Friday December 1, 2017 The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D nurtures and promotes three-dimensional arts nationally; providing a valuable and professional platform for artists working in the areas of sculpture, installation and contemporary craft. Entries open: 1st August 2017 (digital image entry) Entries close: 1st December 2017 Exhibition: 17th February — 8th […]

Ludicrous Likenesses | The Fine Art of Caricature

Ludicrous Likenesses | The Fine Art of Caricature

Wednesday August 2 to Monday October 23, 2017 New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Caricature is portraiture of the everyday, documenting the highs and lows of our society. Ludicrous Likenesses: The Fine Art of Caricature marks the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand Cartoon Archive, bringing together depictions both hilariously crude and subtly subversive from the Alexander […]

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Saturday August 5 to Sunday December 3, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington To ‘reflect’ can mean both to mirror or to cast back and respond. In this exhibition, 12 jewellers who are a part of the Handshake project have been invited to draw connections between the term ‘reflect’ and the self-reflexive nature of contemporary jewellery, which […]

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Opening event on Friday August 4 at 7.30pm The Life of Len with Roger Horrocks | Wednesday 4 October at 6pm Exhibition open from Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch An exhibition inspired by a flash of light and a thunderclap. As a small boy […]

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Thirty years ago this October, a purpose-built museum and art gallery opened in Grantham Street, Hamilton. This event was the culmination of years of planning and community activism. While the journey toward a new museum was long and not always […]

Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Francis Upritchard’s sculptures and paintings reverberate with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Come face-to-face with enigmatic figures, sprawling sloths and cabinets full of the unexpected in an unforgettable survey of this internationally acclaimed, NZ-born artist’s work. An exhibition partnership between City […]

Interior Worlds | Group Show

Interior Worlds | Group Show

Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Wayne Barrar, Pip Culbert, Lynn Hurst, Julia Morison, Anne Noble, Peter Trevelyan This exhibition brings together the work of six very different artists whose practice explores the idea of ‘interior worlds’, investigating the microscopic, overlooked, unseen and imagined. Their inspiration is drawn from transient […]

Lisa Crowley | The Incandescents

Lisa Crowley | The Incandescents

Saturday August 12 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland The Incandescents is a major new body of work by Lisa Crowley with contributions from Jan Bryant, Gwyn Porter, Ngahuia Harrison, E. R. Graham and George Watson. Consisting of a multichannel video installation and a collaborative publication project, Crowley gathers together a number of concepts […]

Occulture | The Dark Arts

Occulture | The Dark Arts

Opening Day Talks | Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1pm and 3pm Exhibition runs Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Art and the occult draw powers, rituals and symbols from one another to re-enchant the world and redefine human experience. Spells are cast, thresholds crossed, astrological charts consulted. Occulture: The Dark Arts features over […]

Euan Macleod | Painter

Euan Macleod | Painter

Friday August 18 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North “Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings – marching, striding, studying the ground in front of him or the canvas that rises […]

Nicholas Mangan | Limits to Growth

Nicholas Mangan | Limits to Growth

Saturday August 19 to Sunday November 12 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Limits to Growth is the first survey exhibition of Australian artist Nicholas Mangan to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand. With a strong research base in history, science and visual culture, Mangan’s work addresses a range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of […]

5th International Open Submission Printmaking Show | Call for Entries 2018/18

5th International Open Submission Printmaking Show | Call for Entries 2018/18

Entries due via email by Sunday November 5 2017 Art at Wharepuke is pleased to announce that applications for our 5th International Open Submission Printmaking Show are now open. Works ranging from traditional printmaking techniques on paper to digital, 3D and video will be considered (no direct photography or giclée reproductions of existing works please). Artists […]

New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018 | Call for entries!

New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018 | Call for entries!

Entries close on Tuesday November 14, 2017 Cost: $40 per entry Location: Hamilton, Waikato The Waikato Society of Arts is once again hosting the 2018 Painting and Printmaking Award with new energy and insight! We value the support shown by artists for this high profile exhibition and this year are focusing on attracting more entries […]

Saul Bell Design Award | Call for Entries No Categories

Saul Bell Design Award | Call for Entries

Deadline for entries is Thursday October 26, 2017 The Saul Bell Design Award is a chance for jewellers to reach for greater heights of skill and knowledge. To conceive and execute a career-defining design. To break free from constraints, expectations and precedents. To accept the challenge of a lifetime – and be recognised around the […]

Christine Hellyar | Looking, Seeing, Thinking

Christine Hellyar | Looking, Seeing, Thinking

Opening and artist talk | Saturday August 26 at 2pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 26 to Sunday November 5, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Acclaimed artist Christine Hellyar has long been interested in how people see and depict the landscape. Working with different materials and formats, she presents here botanical drawings of a […]

Colonial Sugar

Colonial Sugar

Talk | Saturday 26 August at 1pm Saturday August 26 to November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Colonial Sugar refers to the dark history of Australia’s nineteenth century sugar-slave trade. It features an installation by Jasmine Togo-Brisby and photographs by Tracey Moffatt. Read more

Erica van Zon | opal moon, local lime

Erica van Zon | opal moon, local lime

Saturday August 26 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Thursday October 12, 2pm Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Join Assistant Curator Jessica Kidd for a walk through Erica van Zon’s post-Tylee residency exhibition Opal Moon, Local Lime and an in-depth look at a number of works in […]

John Stezaker | Lost World

John Stezaker | Lost World

Opening Day Friends Tour | Saturday August 26 at 11am John Stezaker Lecture | Saturday August 26 at 2pm Saturday August 26 to November 19, 2017 City Gallery, Wellington Lost World presents work by celebrated UK artist John Stezaker. Coined the ‘master of slicing and splicing’, it features his deceptively simple collages, sculptures and a […]

The Cold Islanders | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

The Cold Islanders | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

Saturday August 26 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton The Cold Islanders: Art on the Pacific Spectrum features art by second and third-generation migrant New Zealanders who identify or are identified as Pacific Islanders, but have a minimal physical connection to their respective islands. The exhibition features work by 29 artists covering a […]

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Artist Talk | Sunday August 27 at 2.30pm Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration and multiculturalism explored through sculpture, film, […]

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Opening Sunday August 27 at 2pm Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Wellington-based artist Kerry Ann Lee’s new installation celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago – a place where diversity has a chance to grow roots deeper than it might in more densely populated centres. […]

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018 Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington Nandita Kumar is a new-media artist who creates immersive environmental spaces using sound, video, animation and digital technology. Her installations, interactive sculptures and animations seamlessly integrate new media, highlighting contradictions within the techno-industrial revolution and natural landscape. Pātaka will be exhibiting two of […]

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Monday August 28 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei Jill Sorensen’s playful installation Significant Others invites her audience to view close up the many and varied significant others in her life. In general usage the term ‘significant other’ refers to an intimate relationship […]

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 29 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry – explored together. Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, […]

Call for Entries | Kumeu Art Awards 2017

Call for Entries | Kumeu Art Awards 2017

Receiving Submissions between Friday September 1 and Wednesday November 1, 2017 Award Ceremony Date: Saturday November 11, 2017 Exhibition Date:  November 13 to November 25, 2017 Prizes: Winner – $1,000 cash 2nd Place – $500 cash 2x Highly Commended – prizes worth $250 2x Runner Up – prize worth $250 People’s Choice – prize worth $100 Young Artist (13-18yrs) – $50 cash Two […]

Call for Proposals | 2018 Rear Window Moving Image Programme

Call for Proposals | 2018 Rear Window Moving Image Programme

Proposals close Friday October 27, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery is excited to announce a new direction for its Rear Window programme. From February 2018, the space will be furnished with a 75” screen showcasing a programme of moving image works from emerging and established practitioners. We are inviting artists to submit proposals for new […]

Decent Exposure | The University Art Collection Undressed

Decent Exposure | The University Art Collection Undressed

Opening Thursday August 31 at 5.30pm Friday September 1 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Old Government House, Auckland Take a peek at what the University of Auckland Art Collection has tucked away. Decent Exposure features 25 nudes, semi-nudes and demi-nudes in what Associate Professor Linda Tyler describes as, “a jaunty local riposte to the Body […]

Ngaa Taonga | Treasures from Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Ngaa Taonga | Treasures from Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Friday September 1 to Sunday October 29, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Thirty years ago, collections from the Waikato Historical Society and the Waikato Society of the Arts combined to form the beginnings of the collection of Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Today the Museum houses over 30,000 artefacts including […]

Paul Deans | Sculptures

Paul Deans | Sculptures

Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Closing tea part ceremony | Saturday October 21 at 2pm Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Auckland

Robert George | a memoir for falling light

Robert George | a memoir for falling light

Opening Saturday September 2, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Te Uru is pleased to present a memoir for falling light, a new commission from acclaimed filmmaker Robert George. George’s work is typified by his love of surrealist cinema, the materiality of film and a […]

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy | Light Language

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy | Light Language

Opening Saturday September 2, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Sunday October 29, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Sarah Smuts-Kennedy was artist-in-residence at McCahon House from September-November 2016 and will be returning to Titirangi to exhibit at Te Uru for the anniversary of that pariod. Her practice is focused on a research […]

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

Saturday September 2 to Sunday November 26, 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson See what I can see: Discovering New Zealand Photography is a celebration of the camera in New Zealand – the artists; the people; the place. Co-curated by Gregory O’Brien (independent curator & writer) and Greg Donson (Sarjeant Gallery Curator & Public Programmes Manager), the […]

Call for Applications | South Taranaki Creative Communities Funding

Call for Applications | South Taranaki Creative Communities Funding

The next Creative Communities funding round opens on Monday September 11 and closes Friday October 20 2017 for projects that do not start before Friday November 10 2017.  Do you have a project in mind that will get people involved in the arts or strengthen your local arts sector? Creative expression is fundamental to developing […]

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Kōrero with Paemanu | Friday September 8, 5.30–7pm Friday September 8 to Sunday November 26, 2017 Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch CoCA and Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Trust present Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi – Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence, from Friday 8 September at 12 noon. Curated by senior Paemanu artists, Nohoaka Toi embodies the trajectory […]

Tastes like honey | Group Show

Tastes like honey | Group Show

Opening Friday September 8 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 8 to Saturday November 4, 2017 Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland Curated by Jessica Douglas and featuring work by Cat Fooks, Grace Wright and Diane Scott.

Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Saturday September 9 2017 to January 2018 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Wellington-based artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), who is originally from Tauranga Moana, has created an installation highlighting the 150 years since the Tauranga Bush Campaign that resulted in the raupatu (confiscation) of Tauranga Moana. Drawing on Pai Marire iconography and native […]

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Saturday September 9 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Artist Talk | Saturday September 23 at 11am Sarjeant Gallery, 31 Taupo Quay above the i-Site, Taupo A collaborative community art installation led by artist Lauren Lysaght and facilitated by the Sarjeant Gallery, inspired by a trip to the Jar Bar at Sustainable Whanganui.  

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

Saturday September 9 to Sunday December 3, 2017 The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson Digital Primitive is an ongoing exploration of art history, technology, authorship, collaboration and authenticity. Over 12 weeks Simon Ingram’s painting machine will use data from a variety of sources to make 12 artworks within The Suter Art Gallery. Equal parts conceptual and performative the […]

Call for Applications | 2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grants

Call for Applications | 2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grants

Applications close October 30 2017. If you’re a journalist or creative artist with an interest in changing people’s attitudes about mental distress, then the 2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grants are now open for applications! Thanks to ongoing sponsorship from the Frozen Funds Charitable Trust and support from the Like Minds, Like Mine programme, there’s up to […]

Call for Entries | The Creative Edge - 2018 Exhibition Call Out

Call for Entries | The Creative Edge - 2018 Exhibition Call Out

Applications close on October 27 2017, 5pm [The Creative Edge is a place, a line of intersection between the definitive, the known and the uncertain, the terrain yet to be explored.] This year Depot Artspace celebrates 21 years of serving the arts and creative community by continuing to adapt to an ever-changing and increasingly challenging environment and […]

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Friday September 15 2017 to Tuesday February 6 2018 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch Iconic and unseen early photographs of Christchurch by Laurence Aberhart Aberhart started here. Between 1975 and 1983, when the internationally-renowned New Zealand artist lived in and around Christchurch, he began to photograph the everyday world around him. Christchurch […]

Young Artist Scholarship | Call for Entries

Entries close Monday November 6, 2017 Open to all young artists aged between 15 and 22 who reside in the Whanganui, Ruapehu, and Rangitikei district boundaries. Scholarship Award:  Consisting of a cash award of $1000, and an exhibition contract with Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery in 2018. Public Choice Award:  The recipient will be awarded the […]

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Opening Saturday September 16 at 4pm Elizabeth Rankin in conversation with Robyn Hughes | Sunday September 17 at 11am Art & War Floor talk – Greg Hall | Monday October 23 at 11am Exhibition runs from Sunday September 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Whakatane Museum and Arts, Whakatane The opening event will include a […]

Creative Embroidery | Art at Home | Searching for Ground

Creative Embroidery | Art at Home | Searching for Ground

Opening Saturday September 16 from 5pm Exhibition open from Sunday September 17 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Mahara Gallery, Waikanae Creative Embroidery | featuring 40 members of NZ Embroiderer’s Guild Extension Group Art at Home: Frances Hodgkins & the Field Family Floor talk with Curator Janet Bayly | Saturday September 30 at 2pm Searching for Ground | […]

The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost launched last month and is ready to collaborate with more writers, photographers and illustrators. The Lovepost is an alternative publishing platform that transmits love through thought-provoking, uplifting, entertaining and informative writing, photography & illustrations. We offer articles with diverse perspectives that explore interconnecting relationships of love – every kind of love. Love offers a positive […]

Call For Proposals | Sculpture on the Gulf

Call For Proposals | Sculpture on the Gulf

Submissions are due Friday October 27 2017 at 5pm Exhibition dates: Friday January 25 to Sunday February 17, 2019 Sculpture on the Gulf has become recognised as Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier contemporary sculpture event and has developed a reputation for showcasing significant new work by leading New Zealand artists. We are pleased to announce the call […]

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Applications close Wednesday January 31, 2018 SUMMER OPPORTUNITY Summer is a wonderful time of year to be at New Zealand Pacific Studio, where artists / writers / academics / creative practitioners can take a week, a few weeks, or up to three months to focus on a specific project. Since 2001, several hundred writers, visual artists, […]

Anne Noble | Umbra

Anne Noble | Umbra

Private view Thursday September 21 from 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 22 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland With a consistent interest for the social implications of her subjects, Anne Noble expands the possibilities of photography beyond flat printed representations with ongoing experimentation, ecological concerns and a romanticised fascination for bees. Forecasting […]

Something is happening here | Robin White with Tamari Cabeikanacea & Ruha Fifita

Something is happening here | Robin White with Tamari Cabeikanacea & Ruha Fifita

Private view Thursday September 21 from 6-8pm Artist Talk: Robin White with Tamari Cabeikanacea | Friday October 13 at 1pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 22 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Two Rooms, Auckland Robin White, in collaboration with Tamari Cabeikanacea and Ruha Fifita, draws from the wells of cultural custom and has produced an exhibition that […]

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Friday September 22 to Thursday November 23, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, Clementine Edwards […]

Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions | Alex Monteith

Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions | Alex Monteith

Opening Thursday September 21 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 22 to Friday October 27, 2017 ST PAUL St Galleries One and Two, Auckland With Mark Adams, Atholl Anderson, Lori Bowers, David Dudfield, Vicki Lenihan, Gerard O’Regan. Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions revisits a collection of material from Te Mimi o Tū Te Rakiwhānoa […]

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm Friday September 22 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth Ralph Hotere’s Black Paintings (1968–69) remain at the cutting-edge of minimal geometric abstraction painting produced in Aotearoa New Zealand and equally foreground conversations about the interplay between Māori aesthetics and consciousness and European cultural ideals and art practices. It’s a […]

Virtual Art Dept Artist | Weta Digital

Virtual Art Dept Artist | Weta Digital

Applications close Saturday October 21, 2017 Weta Digital is looking for a strong Generalist/Modeller/texture artist to join our Virtual Art team in Wellington. Candidates should be based in & legal to work in New Zealand – and available to start immediately. This role is for a Maya 3D Generalist with very strong modelling and texturing […]

Geometry | Group Show

Geometry | Group Show

Saturday September 23, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Artists from almost every culture create art that is based upon geometric shapes. Everything in nature has a shape, so the very nature of drawing from nature is an attempt at recreating geometric shapes. At times, abstraction […]

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Saturday September 23 to Saturday January 13, 2018 TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Waitangi A new exhibition will open at TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi on Saturday 23rd September. Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars, is an astrophotographic map of Northland through the eye of Kerikeri photographer Chris Pegman. 25 images will be on display, showcasing Northland at night, […]

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Saturday September 23 2017 to January 2018 Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. Over the past thirty years his distinctive style of photography has […]

Surface Affect | Group Show

Surface Affect | Group Show

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm Artist talk | Sunday September 24 from 2-3pm Saturday September 23 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin and Michael Zavros Curated by Simon Rees Surface Affect presents the work of three painters working with concepts of the surface, and the surface of […]

Santie Cronje |  'Wandering and Meandering'

Santie Cronje | 'Wandering and Meandering'

Sunday September 24 to Tuesday October 24, 2017 Inspirit Studio and Gallery, Hamilton Freshwater fishing has been a quiet pastime I’ve enjoyed since first arriving in New Zealand. Not as a fisher, but instead watching as others cast their lines, relaxing beside a stream after hiking to the perfect spot.  At the heart of it, trout fishing is more about enjoying the magnificent outdoors; […]

Keeping Abreast | Group show

Keeping Abreast | Group show

Exhibition Opening Saturday September 30 3-5pm Monday September 25 to Sunday October 29, 2017 Estuary Arts Centre, Auckland Keeping Abreast aims to encourage artists to work in any medium to create artworks that respond to the theme of body image. Low body confidence, poor self-esteem or the trauma of breast cancer can have a crippling […]

Open Studios Project Summer Arts Residency

Open Studios Project Summer Arts Residency

Application deadline is Saturday November 4 2017, 2pm The Arts Village in Rotorua, New Zealand is currently looking for artists (visual, writers, musicians, designers etc) to participate in the Open Studios project 2017/2018. As a significant community art space in Rotorua, The Arts Village has a commitment to growing the arts and cultural sector of […]

Shane Cotton | New Heads

Shane Cotton | New Heads

Artist Talk | Saturday October 14, 11am Monday September 25 to Tuesday October 24, 2017 Parlour Projects, Hastings Parlour Projects is honoured to present Shane Cotton: New Heads, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On view from September 25 to October 24, the exhibition marks the first time this new series has been on display in New […]

The Alchemy of Glass | Artweek 2017 at the Lake House

The Alchemy of Glass | Artweek 2017 at the Lake House

Monday September 25 to Sunday October 29, 2017 Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland DrewGold (Andrew Goldfinch) Kim Logue Tiffany Singh Bevis Tane Hatch Alchemy – a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination. The art of glass is explored by each artist who has chosen their own approach to the practice. This exhibition showcases […]

Jack Trolove

Jack Trolove

Preview Tuesday September 26, 5.00-7.30pm Exhibition open from Tuesday September 26 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Artist Talk | Saturday October 14 at 2.00pm Whitespace, Auckland Wellington Preview | Saturday August 26 from 2.00-3.30pm   For an opportunity to preview Jack’s new work in his Wellington studio please contact Whitespace on (09) 361 6331 or email […]

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Tuesday September 26 2017 to Sunday November 26 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean, we must wake up […]

Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Opening Wednesday September 27, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 27 to October 28 2017 Bartley + Company Art, Wellington Claudia Jowitt and Ruth Thomas-Edmond, two artists who regularly show in the gallery, share an interest in what may be called everyday abstraction. Both are makers of multi-layered abstract works, which speak to the world […]

DRAW | Group Show

DRAW | Group Show

Opening Tuesday September 26 from 3.30-5.30pm Wednesday September 27 to Thursday October 26, 2017 Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei ‘DRAW’ exhibits the work of six well known artists from Aotearoa/NZ who all use drawing as their primary medium – Rowan Gardiner, Penny Howard, Anneke Muijlwijk, James Ormsby, Cathy Tuato’o Ross, &Lorene Taurerewa. The Research Room Gallery […]

give us this day... | Teresa Andrew

give us this day... | Teresa Andrew

Opening preview Tuesday September 26, 5:30pm Wednesday September 27 to Saturday 21 October 21, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin A familiar name to Blue Oyster, Teresa Andrew presents new work as a critique on social responsibilities and directly, child poverty in Aotearoa in give us this day…. A prolific and seasoned Performance Artist […]

Not Nostalgia | Joanna Margaret Paul

Not Nostalgia | Joanna Margaret Paul

Opening Wednesday September 27 at 6pm Wednesday September 27 to Saturday October 28, 2017 Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland The work of Joanna Margaret Paul occupies a unique position in the canon of New Zealand art. The daughter of artistic and literary Hamilton publishers Janet and Blackwood Paul, her upbringing, as well as her art education under […]

The Insider | Tiger Murdoch

The Insider | Tiger Murdoch

Opening preview Tuesday September 26, 5:30pm Wednesday September 27 to Saturday 21 October 21, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin Unpacking the definition of ‘insider’ within the publicly funded contemporary arts space, Tiger Murdoch have sought and collated visual, written and verbal responses to the term in their exhibition, The Insider. The basic poster, or […]

Transitional Landscapes | Mitchell Bright

Transitional Landscapes | Mitchell Bright

Opening preview Tuesday September 26 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 27 to Saturday October 21, 2017 City Art Depot, Christchurch A photographic exploration in liminal boundaries between landscapes of the past and the future.

Dave Marshall | Terrestrials

Dave Marshall | Terrestrials

Opening Wednesday September 27, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from September 28 to October 21, 2017 Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington A show about earth, flames, pottery and your location Terrestrials takes locality as a starting point for activity, looking at the formation of culture through pottery in Aotearoa New Zealand. Responding to traditional techniques, this solo […]

Paul Dibble | Huia

Paul Dibble | Huia

Opening Thursday 28 September 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday September 28 to Monday October 23, 2017 Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

Carolyn Craig | Small Servings and Stale Entrees

Carolyn Craig | Small Servings and Stale Entrees

Opening Thursday September 28 at 5pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 22, 2017 Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri Carolyn will be visiting from Australia and will be in the gallery for an Opening Reception – all welcome Carolyn Craig was the joint winner of the 4th Art at Wharepuke International Open Printmaking Show, she is […]

Drawing the line | Sybille Schlumbom

Drawing the line | Sybille Schlumbom

Opening Thursday September 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 29 to Wednesday October 18, 2017 WSA Next Level Gallery, Hamilton Staring out as a study in pencil, the works in this exhibition move on to what the line is and can do. We’re walking the line, we’re crossing the line, and these metaphors […]

Ko Rongowhakaata | The Story of Light and Shadow

Ko Rongowhakaata | The Story of Light and Shadow

Opening Friday September 29, 2017 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Explore the land, people, and stories of Rongowhakaata, an iwi whose unique art reflects their rich history, innate creativity, and innovation. Rongowhakaata and Te Papa have collaborated to create Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow. Discover Te Kooti, Heni Materoa, and Raharuhi […]

Midway | a Colectif Génération collaboration by John Yau & Kathy Barry

Midway | a Colectif Génération collaboration by John Yau & Kathy Barry

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Midway brings to exhibition one of twelve handmade artist-books which have been produced in collaboration between American poet John Yau, and local visual artist Kathy Barry. Commissioned by bookmaker Gervais Jaasaud for his ongoing Global Books project, […]

The Company of Potters | Group Show

The Company of Potters | Group Show

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Between 1974 and 1983, the three kilns at Ian and Sheryl Smail’s ‘Nodsdale’ property on Auckland’s North Shore were used to fire pots by a number of leading New Zealand ceramists. This exhibition explores the creative and […]

untitled (pending welcome) | Raukura Turei

untitled (pending welcome) | Raukura Turei

Opening Friday September 29, 6pm Exhibition on from Saturday September 30 to Sunday November 19, 2017 Objectspace, Auckland Building on earlier research-based projects in the field of architecture, artist and architect Raukura Turei responds to the Objectspace foyer by acknowledging its function as an entrance and transitional space. Working with terrain that spans embodied knowledge, […]

Wei Lun Ha

Wei Lun Ha

Opening Saturday October 7, 11am-1pm Friday September 29 to Sunday October 29 2017 Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville Weilun Ha is a Vietnam-born Chinese New Zealander. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland and is currently teaching at Otago Polytechnic in the construction department. His art practice is based around his keen […]

Estranged | Group Show

Estranged | Group Show

Opening Saturday September 30, 2.00-3.30pm Q&A with Umbrella | Saturday October 14, 1:30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 30 to Wednesday October 18, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Barbara Smith, Rowan Belcher, Monica Seo, Ken Martin, Barry Ross Smith, Elsa Lye, Gitte Steen-Andersen and Julie Woodward. From a group of recent Whitecliffe MFA graduates called Umbrella, Estranged is […]

Impressions | Group Exhibition

Impressions | Group Exhibition

Opening Saturday September 30, 7pm Exhibition runs from Sunday October 1 to Sunday November 5, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Join us to celebrate the new works of our local en plein air painters. Exhibition includes Margaret Digby, Sally Hope, Debbie Lambert, Ngaio McKee, Claire Forbes, Alison Ramsay, Sue Simpson, Karen Smith and Jac Sparks.

Surface and Beneath | Peter Panyoczki

Surface and Beneath | Peter Panyoczki

Opening Saturday September 30, 4-6pm Artist Talk with Peter Panyoczki & Raewyn Turner | Sunday October 1 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 30 to Sunday October 29, 2017 The Vivian, Matakana

The Sargeson Swerve | A literary life on Esmonde Road

The Sargeson Swerve | A literary life on Esmonde Road

Exhibition runs from Saturday September 30 to Thursday October 19, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Opening Event: Thursday October 5, 5:30 – 7:00pm Special guests Elizabeth Aitken Rose, Chair of the Sargeson Trust, Poet C. K. Stead, Gordon McLauchlan and Dave Veart. Click here to register your interest! The Sargeson Swerve: A literary life on Esmonde Road, the latest addition […]

All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua | Ana Iti

All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua | Ana Iti

Sunday October 1 to Wednesday November 1, 2017 Masons Lane, Wellington This text-based video work reflects on the intangible possibilities of what happens to the spirit after death. Is the spirit able to more easily navigate the difficulties of a mixed Māori and Pākehā identity? Does it intrinsically know what direction to take between Heaven […]

Expressions of interest | Whangarei Sculpture Symposium

Expressions of interest | Whangarei Sculpture Symposium

To register your Expressions of Interest by 18 October 2017 please click here The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique event held in Northland. The 2018 event will run from 12 March until 22 March once again on Hihiaua Peninsular.  This is popular event for the Whangarei community and is open to the public everyday from […]

2018 Call for Proposals | play_station

2018 Call for Proposals | play_station

Proposals are due by October 31, 2017 at 11:59pm We are excited to open our 2018 Call for Proposals! We are seeking proposals for both the main space and the yellow room for solo or group exhibitions. Curatorial, off-site, experimental, short-term and/or long-term projects as well as events & workshops of permanent or pop up […]

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North. Mentors will provide […]

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Submissions close December 15, 2017 The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara consists of a three month residency, inclusive of a grant of $20,000 and studio at Ara School of Art and Design. The Award is for an artist who has an association with Canterbury whose work “gives consideration to place and environment – […]

Casual Gallery Assistant | Commencing November

Casual Gallery Assistant | Commencing November

Applications close October 20 Black Door Gallery is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic addition to our small gallery team. Do you love New Zealand art and design? Have you had sole charge retail experience or gallery assistant experience? Are you a customer service focused sales assistant? Are you passionate about interacting with customers? Black Door […]

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

The Artists Alliance is now calling for expressions of interest from experienced visual arts practitioners to be mentors on our 2018 Mentoring Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible […]

Amalgamate | Anna Korver & Matthew Williams

Amalgamate | Anna Korver & Matthew Williams

Opening Wednesday October 4 at 5:30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday October 4 to Tuesday October 24, 2017 form Gallery, Christchurch Sculptors Anna Korver and Matthew Williams are bringing their impressive, modern, dramatic and bold new works to the Christchurch arts community in an exhibition running through the month of October.

Call for Applications | Wallace Arts Trust Summer Internship 2017-18

Call for Applications | Wallace Arts Trust Summer Internship 2017-18

Applications are due Tuesday 31 October 31 2017 at 5pm The Wallace Arts Trust Internship Programme 2017 is now calling for applications from tertiary students or recent graduates for a short term, paid internship with the Wallace Arts Trust. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for young art professionals to […]

Chloe Rose Taylor | SuperValue

Chloe Rose Taylor | SuperValue

Opening Wednesday October 4, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday October 4 to Saturday October 28, 2017 The National, Christchurch ‘Chloe Rose Taylor’s installations often look like they could belong in an editorial photoshoot. Keenly aware yet gently mocking of current trends across visual culture, objects are placed in fully-realised, often fantastic environments. In these (re)imagined […]

Erin Forsyth

Erin Forsyth

Preview Wednesday October 4, 5.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday October 4 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland These new works by Erin Forsyth, carefully researched over 18 months, illustrate key characteristics of threatened species of land and forest, the ecological relationships sustaining them and which, in turn, they sustain.

Gods Becoming Men | Teresa HR Lane

Gods Becoming Men | Teresa HR Lane

Opening Wednesday October 4 6pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday October 4 to Saturday November 4, 2017 blikfand Gallery, Auckland Lane toys with the titillation of the body. She is a little bit naughty in her inquisitive play with images and words. She teases out rigid ideas and agendas that are often taken too seriously, too […]

Jenni Stringleman | Fractured

Jenni Stringleman | Fractured

Exhibition open from Wednesday October 4 Quirky Fox, Taranaki Bold stripes of oil built layer upon layer give way to fractured images of hydrangeas, waterlilies and pansies in the colourful works of Jenni Stringleman. Based in Devonport, Jenni returned to her first love of painting after nearly twenty years in graphic design and animation, painting […]

Once Rejected Twice Shy

Once Rejected Twice Shy

Wednesday October 4 to Thursday October 26, 2017 Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei Once Rejected Twice Shy – what will happen when discarded woollen blankets encounter various plants in the dyer’s cauldron? The Window Space at the Geoff Wilson Gallery is showing three large suspended works by Heidi Monks for the next four weeks.  These pieces […]

Arcadian Crumpet | Laura Williams

Arcadian Crumpet | Laura Williams

Opening Thursday October 5, 6.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 5 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Black Asterisk, Auckland The scenarios depicted in Arcadian Crumpet range from guilelessly overt sexuality through to idealised love and rejection. Where most subjects are seen to be having a frolicking good time others are wistful, verging on melancholic. What links the […]

Ludius’ Dream | Patrick Tyman

Ludius’ Dream | Patrick Tyman

Opening Thursday October 5, 6.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 5 to Tuesday October 24, 2017 Black Asterisk, Auckland People, place and identity are driving forces behind the work in Patrick Tyman’s debut solo show in Auckland, Ludius’ Dream. Tyman describes the assimilation of cross-cultural ideas as being integral and central to his art practice, largely influenced by his upbringing […]

Phil Dadson | 'Shiver Me Timbres'

Phil Dadson | 'Shiver Me Timbres'

Thursday October 5 to Saturday October 28, 2017 Audio Foundation, Auckland During his 2016 summer residency at Headlands Centre for the Arts (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.), Auckland based artist/musician & instrument builder Phil Dadson converted an old, wooden ex-US Military store –building 961– into a sonic play-space, an expansive instrument with multiple voices that he worked and […]

Re:Trace Northcote | Egypt Tology

Re:Trace Northcote | Egypt Tology

Re:Trace Northcote | October 5 to October 15, 2017 Egypt Tology | October 18 to November 15, 2017 Northart, Auckland History – both recent and ancient – features in Northart’s window spaces this month. First up, as part of Auckland Heritage Week and Artweek, and supported by Panuku Development Auckland, is an absorbing exhibition of […]

The Power of Shelter

The Power of Shelter

Thursday October 5 to Monday October 30 Auction | October 30, 5.30pm Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent place to live. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to […]

This is Halloween | Cross-Eyed Collective

This is Halloween | Cross-Eyed Collective

Opening Thursday October 5, 5.30-7.00pm Thursday October 5 to Saturday October 28, 2017 Roar! Gallery, Wellington It’s time to dress up, put on a mask and become a creature of the dark. Whether you’re getting into costume, or your uniform for a Pagan ritual, you’ll fit right in, at this exhibition. A selection of artworks in […]

where our bodies hit the world | Justine Walker

where our bodies hit the world | Justine Walker

Opening Thursday October 5, 6pm Artist talk | Saturday October 21, 2pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 5 to Saturday October 28, 2017 play_station, Wellington ‘where our bodies hit the world’ is an attempt to conform to a standard and being found lacking. A performance evolved to control our bodies which only undermine the regulation. Resulting […]

Alexis Hunter | Estate

Alexis Hunter | Estate

Opening Friday October 6 at 5:30pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 6 to Saturday November 11, 2017 Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Form | Artists working in 3D

Form | Artists working in 3D

Friday October 6 to Friday October 27 Gallery thirty three, Wanaka A group show exhibiting new object artworks from Dominic Burrell, Bing Dawe, Melissa Young, Kate Fitzharris, Simon Lewis Wards and Amanda Shanley.

IRIS | Photography Exhibition

IRIS | Photography Exhibition

Opening Friday October 6, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 6 to Wednesday October 18, 2017 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North In its efforts to showcase the best artworks by regional artists in all media, Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is proud to present IRIS: Photography Exhibition, a display and sale of the award-winning photographs from the […]

Legend & Legacy | Michelle Estall

Legend & Legacy | Michelle Estall

Opening Friday October 6 5.30pm-8.30 pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 6 to Monday October 30, 2017 The Incubator, Tauranga Half of the work on display is inspired by Maori Legend, purakau. The other half references the influence of Michelles own journey of discovery into her Father’s family heritage, ancestors and their legacy.

Karanga Hokianga | Margaret Aull & Nigel Borell

Karanga Hokianga | Margaret Aull & Nigel Borell

Opening and powhiri | Saturday October 7, 11am Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 to Sunday November 5, 2017 Village Arts Gallery, Hokianga You are warmly invited to the opening of Karanga Hokianga, the title and theme of a collaborative exhibition by artists Nigel Borell and Margaret Aull. Karanga Hokianga is a collaborative exhibition by artists Nigel […]

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 2017 to Sunday January 28 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland The arts and crafts movement in the early twentieth century was a vital moment in the education and uptake of ceramics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Though most histories of New Zealand studio […]

Polychromatic | Heather Wilson

Polychromatic | Heather Wilson

Saturday October 7 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland Heather works with acrylic, mixed media and resin to provide a colourful and textural extravaganza. Her works are striking yet minimalist provoking happiness in the viewer. Each piece is beautifully and lovingly created showing bold, strong, colourful texture which has become a distinctive trademark […]

Random/Related

Random/Related

Saturday October 7 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Meet the artists | Saturday October 14, 11am-2pm SOUL Gallery, Hamilton The artistic gene – is there one? Is creativity inherited or learned? Is it nature or nurture? An exhibition by a family of artists A celebration of individual expression Come along on Saturday October 14 & […]

Simon Clark | Hot Pools (2017)

Simon Clark | Hot Pools (2017)

Saturday October 7 2017 to Wednesday November 1 2017 Milford Galleries Dunedin, Dunedin The notion of an ‘invented history’ underlies Hot Pools, Simon Clark’s latest body of work. He explores the way Kiwiana and a sense of national identity is bound up with New Zealanders’ perceived deep and intimate relationship with nature. Despite the fact that most New Zealanders […]

stuck in the maze // from housed to homeless

stuck in the maze // from housed to homeless

Saturday October 7 to Sunday 5 November 5, 2017 City Central Library, Auckland How do people end up sleeping rough? Our interactive maze takes people on a journey from being housed to homeless. Along the way it sheds light on what it is to be homeless in Auckland. A world of no-choice choices where things […]

Talking to the Shadows | Group Show

Talking to the Shadows | Group Show

Saturday October 7 to Tuesday October 24, 2017 nkb Gallery, Auckland Billy Apple, George Baloghy, Marcus Capes, Rod Davis, Neal Palmer, Anna Perry, Russell Jackson, Amanda Watson Talking to the Shadows features new, unseen and early work from gallery artists.

TE KOHA | Key to Life Charitable Trust Fundraiser

TE KOHA | Key to Life Charitable Trust Fundraiser

Gala opening with Mike King | Saturday October 7 at 3pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 to Wednesday October 25, 2017 Art by the Sea Gallery, Auckland Please join us at the beginning of mental health awareness week for an exhibition of diverse and original artwork by NZ artists in support of Mike King’s […]

Veneer | Robert P West

Veneer | Robert P West

Opening Saturday October 7 at 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 to Thursday October 26, 2017 Moray Gallery, Dunedin

Bookworks

Bookworks

Opening Sunday 8 October, 4pm Exhibition runs from Monday October 9 to Wednesday October 25, 2017 Northart, Auckland BookWorks is a fascinating display of 35 handmade and bound books created by members of the Association of Book Crafts. All are highly imaginative in shape, size and the use of materials, which range from paper, card, […]

Invited Artists | Group Show

Invited Artists | Group Show

Opening Sunday 8 October, 4pm Exhibition runs from Monday October 9 to Wednesday October 25, 2017 Northart, Auckland Opening during Artweek is a group show by painters Wendy Leach, Janmarie Thompson and Christine Tizard, as well as printmaker Jacqueline Aust. While Jacqueline, Janmarie and Christine are regular exhibitors at the gallery, this is the first […]

Westlake on Show

Westlake on Show

Opening Sunday 8 October, 4pm Exhibition runs from Monday October 9 to Wednesday October 25, 2017 Northart, Auckland The popular annual Westlake show returns to Northart with a multimedia exhibition of painting, photography and object art by established and emerging artists and tertiary and secondary school students. Included in this year’s line-up of former students […]

Landlines | Juliet Novena

Landlines | Juliet Novena

October 9 2017 to March 2018 Artist talk | 9 October 10:30am Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton For several days from the 30th of September Dunedin based artist Juliet Novena Sorrel will use observational drawing and mapping as tools for exploring Mid-Canterbury’s natural identity. She will spend the first two days in the Ashburton area making […]

Nebula | Group Show

Nebula | Group Show

Monday October 9 to Friday October 27, 2017 RAMP Gallery, Hamilton Amanda Watson / Diane Prince / Ed Hanfling / Layne Waerea Curated by Ed Hanfling and students enrolled in the Media Arts contextual elective “After Post-modernism”, Nebula features the work of Diane Prince, Layne Waerea and Amanda Watson. The exhibition explores tensions between affective and proprietary attachments to places and spaces, as […]

Perspex | Beatrice Carlson

Perspex | Beatrice Carlson

Exhibition Monday October 9 to Thursday November 9, 2017 “Come and Glow with us” Devonport Late Night | October 13, 5pm 11 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland With a background in Fashion, French Visual Artist Beatrice Carlson combines techniques and medium of both sides of her practice to create stories on Perspex. World of Wearable Art […]

Artists Alliance Board Member | Expressions of Interest

Artists Alliance Board Member | Expressions of Interest

Applications close 5pm Monday November 6, 2017 Do you have a keen interest in and knowledge of the visual arts and craft/object sectors? Do you have governance and/or management skills and experience? We are looking for board members able to work strategically to take the organisation into a new phase of development – driving Artists […]

Curator of Collections

Curator of Collections

Applications close Sunday October 29, 2017 The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui is one of New Zealand’s leading fine art institutions, known for its large and nationally-significant collections, its iconic building and its diverse exhibitions programme. Exciting times are ahead for the Sarjeant and we are seeking a well-experienced person to fill this role. We are searching for a highly motivated person with […]

Expressions of interest | Galleries across south Auckland

Are you an artist in Tāmaki Makaurau looking for your next project? Auckland Council is calling for proposals across Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Papakura Art Gallery, Māngere Art Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Franklin Arts Centre and Nathan Homestead (Manurewa). We welcome a range of art forms. You might be an established painter, graphic designer, […]

Gallery Educator Outreach Programmes | Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Gallery Educator Outreach Programmes | Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Applications for this role close Monday October 23 at 10.30pm Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our purpose is to be a place for art and a catalyst for ideas. We offer experiences that strengthen and enrich our communities, and we value collaboration and dialogue. New thinking […]

Paintbox | Ross Gray

Paintbox | Ross Gray

Opening Tuesday October 10, 5.30-7.30pm The exhibition runs October 10 to October 28, 2017 Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch

Site Manager for Whangarei Sculpture Symposium 2018

Site Manager for Whangarei Sculpture Symposium 2018

Applications close Monday October 30 2017 The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique event held in Northland. The 2018 event will run from 12 March until 22 March on the Hihiaua Peninsular. The event organisers Creative Northland are looking for a versatile site manager to work with the team and the artists over the 10 […]

Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris

Wednesday October 11 to Wednesday November 1, 2017 {Suite} Gallery, Wellington {Suite} is pleased to announce its first solo show by Jeffrey Harris. Exhibiting since 1969, Harris is a former Francis Hodgkins Fellow and James Wallace Paramount Award winner who has established himself as one of New Zealand’s most significant artists. For this exhibition at […]

Call for Applications | Gallery Manager

Call for Applications | Gallery Manager

Applications close Friday November 10 2017, 5pm Blue Oyster is looking for a new Gallery Manager to join our team. As a stepping-stone into arts administration, this role will provide opportunities to learn and experience all aspects of gallery practice within a contemporary and experimental project space environment. Background Based in Dunedin, Blue Oyster Art […]

Call for applications | Pasifika Internship Program 2018

Call for applications | Pasifika Internship Program 2018

Applications close Wednesday November 1 2017 Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the fifth year of this exciting Pasifika Internship Program. This program aims to develop future arts managers and leaders, support arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Pasifika practitioners to build their arts management skills. The Pasifika Internship Program is funded by […]

Colour Speaks All Languages | Waikato Society of Arts' Members

Colour Speaks All Languages | Waikato Society of Arts' Members

Opening Thursday October 12 at 5.30pm Exhibition open Friday October 13 to Monday November 13, 2017 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton The WSA members’ show is an annual event. It gives member artists, tutors and professionals the opportunity to put their own style, personality and message into their art for all […]

Down Up | Graham Crow

Down Up | Graham Crow

Opening Thursday October 12, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 12 to Saturday October 12, 2017 The Zeus Gallery, Tauranga Maungatapu-based Graham Crow is a favoured name on the Tauranga art scene and is known for his bold and dynamic approach to colour, surface and light. Following on from the successful exhibition Blue Shift, shown at […]

Hardly Working | Group Show

Hardly Working | Group Show

Opening Thursday October 12, 6pm Exhibition open Thursday October 12 to Saturday November 4, 2017 RM Gallery, Auckland Wendelien Bakker, Clare Fleming, Deborah Rundle, Shelley Simpson Sharing an interest in labour and the ethics of work within contemporary society, the artists in this exhibition approach the subject from a diversity of perspectives. Mindfulness apps, baby […]

Technician | Miramar Creative Centre

Technician | Miramar Creative Centre

Applications close on Tuesday October 24, 2017 Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington Technician (Fixed term, 1.0 FTE or 0.5 FTE x2), Miramar Creative Centre, Victoria University of Wellington The Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) programme at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications from Technician/s who can manage the Film and Music technical activities at […]

65th South Canterbury Art Society's Alpine Energy Art Awards and Annual Exhibition

65th South Canterbury Art Society's Alpine Energy Art Awards and Annual Exhibition

Opening and Awards Presentation | Friday October 13, 7:30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 14 to Sunday October 29, 2017 Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru The South Canterbury Art Society are holding their 65th Annual Art Exhibition and Alpine Energy Art Awards. The exhibition will feature work from numerous New Zealand art societies, and in the […]

AWOL | Glenn Burrell

AWOL | Glenn Burrell

Opening Friday October 13, 5.00-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 13 to Saturday October 21, 2017 Potocki Paterson Gallery, Wellington The daily grind of the working world is central to us all. Absent Without Leave revolves around an office space environment rendered as a collection of transparent, dilapidated skins that fatigue into their own comfortable equilibrium. […]

Call for proposals | Window Gallery 2018

Call for proposals | Window Gallery 2018

Proposals are due Monday November 13, 2017 Window is now seeking proposals for our 2018 programme. We are looking for: Proposals for our onsite and online programmes (as well as those that take other formats – offsite, event, publication, etc) Expressions of interest from writers, designers, developers, etc who may be interested in working alongside […]

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Openings Friday October 13, 6–8pm. Exhibitions run from Saturday October 14 to Thursday December 21, 2017 Adam Art Gallery, Wellington Please join us for the opening of our final exhibitions for 2017 at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. From the College Collection What Remains, The Karori Commission Anna Sanderson, Gavin Hipkins, Philip Kelly Future […]

High School Notes

High School Notes

Preview Friday October 13, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 13 to Thursday October 26, 2017 Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin An exhibition of found notes written by high school students.

John Beveridge: The Magic of Black and White | Finding Tessa: Shirley Beveridge

John Beveridge: The Magic of Black and White | Finding Tessa: Shirley Beveridge

Opening Friday October 13, 6-7:30pm The Upstairs Gallery, Auckland We are proud to present an exhibition by John and Shirley Beveridge. John exhibits black and white negative prints developed in his home dark room to permanent quality. Images spanning over 30 years, buildings that no longer exist and the sinking of  the Rainbow Warrior amongst […]

Lambhill | Samantha Matthews

Lambhill | Samantha Matthews

Opening Friday October 13 from 5pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 13 to Thursday October 26, 2017 Mint Gallery, Dunedin This collection of photographs explores the interior spaces of Lambhill Homestead, Whanganui. Through a personal photographic investigation, these quiet exposures attempt to reveal the many layers of time, history and memory present in this building.

Surplus Reality | Nova Paul

Surplus Reality | Nova Paul

Exhibition preview Friday October 13, 5.30pm Artist talk | Saturday October 14, 1pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 14 to Sunday November 19, 2017 The Physics Room, Christchurch For her second exhibition at The Physics Room in 2017, Nova Paul has produced a new 16mm film, The Last Week of Spring. Over the past 12 […]

Five Impressions | Mangawhai Printmakers

Five Impressions | Mangawhai Printmakers

Saturday October 14 to Monday October 23, 2017 Mangawhai Artists Gallery, Mangawhai Wendy Clifford, Nicki Everett, Gayle Forster, Rosina Kamphuis, Lynn Middleton The exhibition will show a wide range of printmaking images. There will be demonstrations of printmaking techniques including; monotype, wood cuts, dry point, etching, traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e and collagraphs.

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Glen Hayward is known for replicating and re-contextualising everyday objects – smoke alarms, security cameras, office furniture, tools, buckets of paint, animal skulls. These sculptures, while seemingly authentic and convincing are in fact hand-carved and hand-painted wooden imitations, devoid of their […]

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Early works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists. Born in Dunedin in 1948 and having lived most of his life in Otago, Sydney’s distinctive style and subject matter have become synonymous […]

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm Exhibition runs from October Saturday 14, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Louise Menzies, an Auckland-based artist, offers us objects, images and situations that explore the past and present through attention to the way they are already represented. For this exhibition, Menzies delves into […]

Tom Armstrong | Stuff and Nonsense

Tom Armstrong | Stuff and Nonsense

Opening Saturday October 14, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 14 to Friday October 20, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Paintings in oil and gouache.  

Diseases Peculiar to Women | Victoria McIntosh

Diseases Peculiar to Women | Victoria McIntosh

Opening Sunday October 15 from 2-4pm Exhibition runs from Sunday October 15 to Saturday November 18, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland The title of Victoria McIntosh’s latest exhibition, Diseases Peculiar to Women, is a chapter heading from Robb’s Family Physician, 1884. Quick witted and insightful, McIntosh  plays on the idea that aging is a disease peculiar to […]

Wasted Days | John Roy

Wasted Days | John Roy

Opening Sunday October 15 from 2-4pm Exhibition runs from Sunday October 15 to Saturday November 18, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland Wasted Days promises to give us a look into the world that inspires, intrigues and infuriates ceramic artist John Roy. John’s unique blend of humour and sculpture creates a captivating style of social critique in […]

Archipelago | Kathryn Carter

Archipelago | Kathryn Carter

Opening Tuesday October 17, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 17 to Tuesday November 7, 2017 Railway St. Studios, Auckland Kathryn Carter’s October show Archipelago explores the rich landscapes of our islands and Northland sea coast and beaches. A great fresh show with paintings small and large for home or beach houses. Her two oil paintings This Summer […]

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship with Artists Alliance. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for graduates to obtain significant work experience in the art industry. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from […]

Fugitive | Pamela Wolfe

Fugitive | Pamela Wolfe

Opening Tuesday October 17, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 17 to Sunday November 5, 2017 Artis Gallery, Auckland Pamela Wolfe focuses on floral compositions, creating richly textured paintings of flowers over their transient life cycles. Her works speak to current concerns of dwindling bee populations and to the ongoing struggle to conserve the beauty […]

John Walsh

John Walsh

Preview Tuesday October 17, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 11, 2017 Gow Langsford Kitchener St, Auckland

Sarah Dolby | Terrarium

Sarah Dolby | Terrarium

Opening Tuesday October 17, 5-7pm Exhibition open Tuesday October 17 to Saturday November 4, 2017 Orexart, Auckland As previously, this new body of work reflects a visualisation of Dolby’s recent experiences, this time of trips to the USA. In LA the artist was in a group show in a contemporary pop surrealist and street art […]

Stephen Howard | New Paintings

Stephen Howard | New Paintings

Preview Tuesday October 17, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 17 to Tuesday October 31, 2017 Parnell Gallery, Auckland Stephen Howard returns to Parnell Gallery with an exciting new body of work in October.  The abstract editing of extraneous details and manipulation of what remains, serve to reveal what is moving and essential about each […]

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Christchurch artist Aiko Robinson is presenting a selection of drawings and woodcut works in her exhibition – Sighs upon a midnight pillow. Her artwork is a contemporary response to Shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of erotica that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the […]

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Auckland based artist John Pusateri’s recent suite of works refers to museum specimens of owls and other bird species while bringing awareness to issues around biodiversity and conservation. His drawings and lithographs on exhibition tap into the artistic tradition of ‘memento mori’, a practice dating […]

The Catch | Raewyn Peart

The Catch | Raewyn Peart

Opening Wednesday October 18, 5pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday October 18 to Thursday November 9, 2017 Gallery four, Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland ‘The Catch’ explores the work of New Zealand commercial fishermen at sea through the lens of photographer Raewyn Peart. The images probe the relationship between fishermen, the fish they hunt and the […]

Nicola Farquhar | Folded Eyes

Nicola Farquhar | Folded Eyes

Opening Thursday October 19, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 20 to Saturday November 18, 2017 Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present Folded Eyes, a solo exhibition of new work by Nicola Farquhar. Folded Eyes comprises a collection of new paintings, densely arranged within an installation that casts Hopkinson Mossman’s gallery as a salon […]

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Arthouse Revolution is a free community based project, showcasing the work of local amateur artists. A pop-up gallery that travels the country, exhibiting art, by the people, for the people. Some of our most talented local artists don’t have an outlet, or never make it into our galleries because of the costs associated with securing […]

The Ruapehu Art Awards

The Ruapehu Art Awards

Thursday October 19 to Wednesday October 25, 2017 Twin Rivers Art Gallery, Taumarunui The Ruapehu Art Awards is a National Art Competition held in Labour Weekend organized by the Twin Rivers Gallery Taumarunui with $1000 first prize.

Are Yous OK? | Gina Matchitt

Are Yous OK? | Gina Matchitt

Friday October 20 to Saturday November 11, 2017 Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington An exhibition of new work from Gina Matchitt that discusses issues of disparity and inequality between Māori and Pākeha. Te Reo Māori and recontextualised domestic materials disrupt our concepts of comfort and security.

Gaye Jurisich | New works

Gaye Jurisich | New works

Opening Friday October 20, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 20 to Sunday October 29 Red Rock Gallery, Taupo Gaye Jurisich is a Hamilton based artist who has exhibited widely internationally and throughout New Zealand. Her work includes painting and sculpture in a variety of media. Gaye explores the idea of making artworks that use […]

Vessel | Group Show

Vessel | Group Show

Opening Friday October 20, 5pm Exhibition runs from Friday October 20 to Sunday October 29 Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga Ashlei-Luckman Taupaki, Darcell Apelu, Juanita-Louisa Karora, Nia-Val Ngaro This exhibition features a woven tapestry of work by four women of Pacific Island descent who use their bodies as a vessel to challenge constructions of the […]

Artists Alliance Celebration

Artists Alliance Celebration

Artists Alliance is organizing a celebration on October 20th, 2017 from 6pm to show our appreciation for the amazing people who have been involved in our volunteer, internship, and mentorship programmes over the last twelve years. “These programmes are certainly worth celebrating; not only do they help individuals advance their career in the arts through […]

Andrew Mcleod

Andrew Mcleod

Opening Saturday October 21, 5pm Exhibition runs from Satruday October 21, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018 Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatāne You’re warmly invited to attend the opening of Andrew McLeod’s first solo exhibition in Whakatāne, opening at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre. Featuring grand […]

Anna Valdoni | Synchronicity

Anna Valdoni | Synchronicity

Opening Saturday October 21, 5.30pm Exhibition open from Saturday October 21 until November 3, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Mixed Media on paper. This work speaks a bit about me and the connection between the Inner and the Outer world

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Saturday October 21, 2017 to Sunday January 21, 2018 Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings This exhibition, toured by Hastings City Art Gallery, exhibits a new body of work from Hawke’s Bay artist Martin Poppelwell. This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up over years. Exploring the idea of […]

Stephen McCurdy | Metanoia

Stephen McCurdy | Metanoia

Opening Saturday 21 October 21, 2.00–3:30pm Artist’s Talk | Sunday November 5, 2.00pm Exhibition runs from Saturday October 21 to Wednesday November 9, 2017 Main Gallery, Depot Artspace, Auckland Stephen McCurdy, award-winning composer for film and television in the 8os and 90s, has been painting for the past twenty years. Metanoia promises to be a […]

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Saturday October 21 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland Pascal Atiga-Bridger’s artworks, which use elements of the design of the Union Jack to illustrate some of the effects of British colonisation, will be on show at Papakura Art Gallery from October 21. “My works replace the original colours on the Union Jack […]

Discussion | Reflections on New Zealand Potter magazine

Discussion | Reflections on New Zealand Potter magazine

Saturday October 21, 11:00am | Free to attend Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington Founded, edited and published by practising potters, New Zealand Potter magazine began in Wellington in 1958. What developed over its 40 year history was a publication that not only recorded and made visible the production of pottery in Aotearoa, but also became […]

What's Your 'Ism'? | Group Show

What's Your 'Ism'? | Group Show

Opening Sunday October 22, 4-7pm The Little Gallery, Coromandel To kick off the Summer exhibition season this Labour Weekend, The Little Gallery presents a new exhibition, “What’s Your ‘Ism’?” Impressionism, cubism, fauvism, expressionism,  modernism, minimalism, realism, futurism… The list goes on! These art movements of the past were groundbreaking in their time and sequentially helped to […]

Bob Kerr

Bob Kerr

Tuesday October 24 to Sunday November 12, 2017 Whitespace, Auckland Bob’s historical landscape paintings are often unidealised and raw, revealing the stories embedded in the land and showcasing a beauty we may otherwise overlook.

Immersed in Flowers | Georgie Malyon

Immersed in Flowers | Georgie Malyon

Tuesday October 24 to Saturday November 4, 2017 Grey, Auckland With this new series of works ‘Immersed in Flowers’, floral artist Georgie Malyon again draws on her ongoing curiosity and fascination with floristry and the occult. The works involve producing the artifice of billowing clouds of smoke in a carefully controlled environment entwined with her […]

Oriental Painting Class

Oriental Painting Class

Tuesday October 24 to Tuesday December 12, 2017 | 9.30-11.30am Studio 1 WSA Art School, Hamilton To enrol in the class please contact artschool@wsa.org.nz 07 839 1018 120 Victoria st, 3240

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Opening October 26, 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Thursday October 26 to Saturday November 25, 2017 Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, Wellington ‘Vagrant Mind’ captures moments of contemplation – sometimes conscious, sometimes dormant. Not unlike fish in a bowl, thoughts and feelings drift idly from place to place in our psyche bringing with them at times the unexpected. […]

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park | An event in support of Artists Alliance

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park | An event in support of Artists Alliance

Thursday October 26, 2017 from 10am – 2pm Gibbs Farm, Auckland Gibbs Farm, the internationally renowned sculpture collection situated beside the expansive Kaipara Harbour, is opening its gates for us in October. Gibbs Farm includes major works by Anish Kapoor, Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, […]

Biennale Archive Stories #4

Biennale Archive Stories #4

Friday October 27 2017, 6.00-7.30pm Auditorium, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki | ​Free, no booking required Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport | An Open Interview with Lisa Reihana, John Reynolds and Peter Robinson For our fourth Biennale Archive Stories talk we head to New Zealand/Aotearoa, hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. As […]

Kāpiti Arts Trail

Kāpiti Arts Trail

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm Kāpiti Don’t miss an explosion of colour and creativity during the Kāpiti Arts Trail! More than 100 local artists will be displaying art in a huge range of mediums along the length of the district – a great opportunity […]

LEANINGS | handshake4

LEANINGS | handshake4

Opening Monday October 30 2017, 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 31 to Sunday December 10, 2017 Long Gallery, The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland Twelve artists from the new group called Handshake 4 (HS4) showcase their yearlong developments in the exhibition LEANINGS: handshake4. HS4 was selected from an open call by Ruudt Peters, a renowned […]

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Opening Wednesday November 1, 6-8 pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 2, 2017 to January 12, 2018 Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland Te Toi Uku and Auckland Festival of Ceramics present – Te Ahi Pūmau An installation by Nga Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clayworkers. Featuring nine of the collective’s members – […]

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Friday November 3, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018 Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Curated by Helen Kedgley, this exhibition consists of a series of bold, stylised portraits of well-known, recognisable New Zealand art world personalities Wayne Youle admires – from Ralph Hotere to Rita Angus to Philip Clairmont. For some […]

Sculpture Northland 2017

Sculpture Northland 2017

Friday November 3 to Saturday November 12 2017, 9am-4pm $5 per person or $10 per family (up to 4 people) Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Whangarei This biennial event provides a wonderful platform for local artists to exhibit their work in the stunning natural landscape of these subtropical Gardens, with its dramatic rocks, waterfalls and lakeside. With […]

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Saturday November 4 to Saturday December 2, 2017 Whitespace, Auckland Harking back to those days when more than a few could recognise a dolomite speckle, and a display of twig pots was de rigeur – ours were mostly purchased from The Connoisseur – down in the basement of Dawsons the Jewellers. It seemed a fairly open form […]

Art Writing Workshop | Balamohan Shingade

Art Writing Workshop | Balamohan Shingade

Saturday November 4, 3-5pm Price: $25.00 (limited to 15 participants) | Book here Time Out Bookstore, Auckland Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are thrilled to have Balamohan Shingade presenting our November Art Writing session: Reading for Writing Reading for Writing It’s often said that all good writers were readers first. Writing on art is no exception. With […]

Shelter | Susan Thomas

Shelter | Susan Thomas

Opening Tuesday November 7, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 7 to Saturday November 18 Grey, Auckland

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Opening Friday 10 November, 6pm-8pm Exhibition runs from Saturday November 11 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Memory for $ale is Jacqueline MacLeod’s exploration of female online identity, questioning how networked technologies influence women and the relationships women have with each other; ‘groups’, online ‘friends’, cyber-security, social online discourse and the forming of self.

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Friday November 10 to Thursday November 30, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering. Gibson’s paintings observe characters in relation to a love for objects we so greedily consume and yet so readily dispose of. […]

Eve Armstrong | Collective Pursuits - Horticultural Hall Activity Archive

Eve Armstrong | Collective Pursuits - Horticultural Hall Activity Archive

Saturday November 11 to Wednesday November 22, 2017 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Eve Armstrong welcomes you to drop in to The Dowse from 11–22 November to share your Horticultural Hall event memories and anecdotes. Your personal records will create an informal archive from which Eve will form further research and artworks, as part of […]

Workshop | Learning the Language: Coding for Artists

Workshop | Learning the Language: Coding for Artists

Sunday November 12 2017 Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington Thinking beyond a standard artist portfolio or archive, this one-day workshop will consider what a website offers as a site for creative production. With a focus on demystifying how the web functions, participants will be introduced to the language of the internet and provided with further […]

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday March 25, 2018 The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins’ career is characterised by a remarkable fluidity, spanning a wide range of photographic media, from slide transparencies to photograms to moving image. The Domain will be an expansive survey of Hipkins’ work, bringing together 25 years of […]

Kintsugi repair workshop

Kintsugi repair workshop

Sunday November 26, 10am-1pm Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) which loosely translates to ‘Golden Joinery’ is the age-old Japanese art form of repairing broken ceramics in a way that is often considered more beautiful than when it was when whole. This ancient technique is a true […]

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Saturday December 2, 3-5pm Price: $25.00 (limited to 15 participants) | Book here Time Out Bookstore, Auckland Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to have Lana Lopesi presenting our December Art Writing session: Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital Lana Lopesi along with Louisa Afoa founded the […]

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018 Upstairs Gallery, Auckland Registrations must be in by Friday 24th November. Our popular Summer members show opens on 8 December with a Twilight Market planned in the Lopdell Precinct (details about this market will be sent soon). Make sure you get your entries in for this […]

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Saturday December 16 2017, 5.30pm-8.30pm Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui We are now seeking expressions of interest for our next Night Market event! If you’d like to be a stall holder in our Christmas Night Market on the 16th of December please get in touch now. We have outdoor stalls available for this event and also […]

The Chelsea International Photography Competition | Agora Gallery

The Chelsea International Photography Competition | Agora Gallery

Runs from Saturday January 27 to Wednesday February 7 2018  Agora Gallery, New York  The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) is an opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits. The work of selected artists will be presented […]