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 | Senoir Moments

Gallery Tour | Senoir 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

May 13 to October 22, 2017 Te Tuhi, Auckland Image: Bruce Barber, Situation Room, 2008 (install view). Part of Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms curated by Blair French and Professor Brad Buckley, Artspace, Sydney. Photo by Jennifer Leahy

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

May 20 to October 15, 2017 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Explore how 11 contemporary New Zealand and Australian artists use ‘voice’ – and indeed who they speak to – in this triennial exhibition dedicated to the Chartwell Trust, whose important collection of contemporary art has been under the guardianship of Auckland Art Gallery […]

call sick | Campbell Patterson

call sick | Campbell Patterson

June 17 to October 1, 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin In this exhibition, artist Campbell Patterson wallows in the peculiar pleasure of the sick day – the kind taken when you are not actually sick. Through bodily intimacy and repetitive acts, call sick finds the spiritual in the mundane and evokes the difficulty, precarity […]

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 […]

Proposals | Light Nelson 2018

Proposals | Light Nelson 2018

Proposals must be received by Saturday October 7, 2017. Light Nelson is a walk in the dark and a celebration of light. We are looking for both large and small scale installations to participate in the Nelson-based event in July 2018. Light Nelson will be primarily located in the Queen’s Gardens and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology […]

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).

Call for new Proposals and Submissions | Art at Wharepuke

Call for new Proposals and Submissions | Art at Wharepuke

Deadline for submissions and proposals is Friday September 29, 2017 at 5pm We are seeking new proposals and submissions for the 2017 spring season to coincide with the installation of a new permanent sculpture by Regan Gentry. Regan is our first Wharepuke/Dalton Trust Artist in Residence. He has a very exciting proposal and will be making his […]

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 […]

The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People

Opening Friday July 21 at 6pm Open Saturday July 22 to Sunday October 1 Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi The Tomorrow People is an exercise in future-oriented thinking. Curated by Christina Barton, Stephen Cleland & Simon Gennard, the exhibition brings together a selection of works from an emerging generation of artists that offer urgent, […]

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 […]

The Asia-Pacific Century: Part Two

The Asia-Pacific Century: Part Two

Saturday July 29 to Sunday October 1, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Over the next twenty years, Aotearoa’s Māori, Asian, and Pacific populations will grow to make up over 50% of the total population.* The Asia-Pacific Century is an ongoing project that responds to this shift. It is dedicated to collectively working through the questions […]

Visual Expressions

Visual Expressions

Opening Friday July 28 at 5.30pm Exhibition open from Saturday July 29 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Sheaff Family Gallery, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatāne Visual Expressions is a new exhibition showcasing selected works by members of the Whakatāne Society of Arts and Crafts. Originally formed in 1960 as the ’Form & Colour Group’ to promote local arts […]

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 […]

Call for Submissions | The Zipp Saver

Call for Submissions | The Zipp Saver

The Zipp Saver is a art zine / cafe reader created in NZ and currently distributed in Wellington (though in time will be in a town near you!) We have been going strong for 7 issues now and looking to recruit more submissions. We don’t care about your credentials, if you draw good, you write tip-top, […]

Anya Sinclair | Forest Lives

Anya Sinclair | Forest Lives

Opening Saturday August 5 at 2pm Saturday August 5 to Sunday September 24, 2017 Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton Join Dunedin based painter Anya Sinclair to celebrate the opening of her new exhibition Forest Lives. The artist will be in attendance and will present a floor talk following the formalities.

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 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 growing up in Christchurch, Len Lye kicked a kerosene can around the backyard […]

Oliver Perkins | Japanese Laurel

Oliver Perkins | Japanese Laurel

Saturday August 5 to Sunday October 1, 2017 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland Oliver Perkins, current McCahon House artist-in-residence, produces works that are suggestive reminders of painting’s adherence to quotidian objects, citing art histories, material agency and cognitive thought as the initiating factors of his studio practice. Here, Perkins looks at the potential of unpacking […]

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 […]

Identification | Group Show

Identification | Group Show

Opening Saturday August 12 from 4 – 6pm Artist talk with Richard McWhannell & Toby Raine | Sunday August 13 at 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday August 12 to Sunday September 24, 2017 The Vivian, Auckland

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 […]

Call for exhibition proposals | BSA Gallery

Call for exhibition proposals | BSA Gallery

Proposals close Saturday September 30, 2017 BSA Gallery, Auckland BSA Gallery is seeking proposals for our new gallery space situated upstairs on Great North Road in central Auckland. Proposals may include solo collaborative or group projects. To apply, please email us your proposal, including images, an artist statement and a brief description of the proposed exhibition or […]

Kazu Nakagawa | Here, Now

Kazu Nakagawa | Here, Now

Preview Tuesday August 15 at 5.30pm Tuesday August 15 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to present Kazu Nakagawa’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, Here, Now. A rich coda to previous exhibitions, as well as an introduction for audiences unfamiliar with his work, Nakagawa’s mini-survey presents us with […]

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 […]

Call for Submissions | Rotorua Unison Powerboxes

Call for Submissions | Rotorua Unison Powerboxes

The final submission date for designs is Friday October 7 2017 This year sees the redesign of the Unison Power Boxes in Rotorua CBD.  This is a wonderful opportunity for local work to be viewed by both residents and visitors to Rotorua and will remain in the public eye for five to seven years. Artists […]

Expressions Of Interest | Visual Arts at SPLORE 2018

Expressions Of Interest | Visual Arts at SPLORE 2018

Expressions of Interest close on Saturday September 30, 2017 Splore has always been a festival about delivering rich experiences in both music and the arts. The role of art within Splore is a fundamental part of the festival and one which we continue to develop. Over the years Splore has hosted an ever increasing pool […]

Water, Water, everywhere... The artists take a stand

Water, Water, everywhere... The artists take a stand

Opening Sunday August 20 at 4pm Exhibition runs from Sunday August 20 to Saturday September 23, 2017 The Diversion Gallery, Picton Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink… Swimmable, wadeable, drinkable…? Or degraded? These are questions our artists have long explored, working to raise public consciousness of the issues into the ‘mainstream’ before it […]

Call for Entries | Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards 2017

Call for Entries | Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards 2017

Entries close on 5pm Friday September 29, 2017 Mairangi Arts Centre is proud to host the 2017 Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards, in collaboration with the local board and Estuary Arts Centre. This is a nation-wide exhibition, and entries are open to all New Zealand residents. Artists are invited to submit images with their entry form online and […]

Call for Proposals | South Alive Community Mural Project

Call for Proposals | South Alive Community Mural Project

The deadline for submission of Part 1 proposals for is 5pm Monday September 25, 2017  Project title | ‘Living SOUTH – You Are Here’ Location – The mural site is on the east wall of the South Alive Community Hub building on the corner of Grace  Street and Ness Street, South Invercargill. The wall overlooks the adjacent Community Hub land area and is a dominant feature […]

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 […]

Yona Lee | Turn of Phrase

Yona Lee | Turn of Phrase

Opening Wednesday August 23 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 23 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland Fabricated from the unassuming materials of commercial shop fitting and industrial design—MDF board and powder-coated steel—the works in Turn of Phrase speak the language of the almost-invisible structures that dictate our experience of public space. […]

Volunteering: ARTWEEK 2017

Volunteering: ARTWEEK 2017

ARTWEEK 2017 is looking for a group of lovely volunteers to get involved with a range of activities! The ARTWEEK printed programmes need to be spread throughout Auckland from 1st September – many hands make light work, you could make this part of your daily routine! A couple of volunteers to help out with “Late Night Art” for Heart of the […]

Brian Brake | Lens on China and Japan

Brian Brake | Lens on China and Japan

Friday August 25 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford The extraordinary exhibition, Brian Brake: Lens on China and Japan, opens on 25 August, featuring 32 superb photographic images by Brian Brake. Selected from Te Papa’s photography collection, these images are considered by some to be Brake’s strongest work.

Purely Pastel | Group Show

Purely Pastel | Group Show

Friday August 25 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford Twelve pastel artists who belong to the national body of pastel artists, PANZ, will be showing a vibrant and energetic body of work including landscapes, seascapes, portraits and animal portraits. The exhibition is coordinated by well-known New Plymouth pastel artist Judith White.

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 Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Since the Tylee artist-in-residence programme began in 1986 over fifty artists have lived and worked at the cottage, culminating in an exhibition here at the Sarjeant Gallery. Multi-media artist Erica van Zon spent her time as Tylee resident well: researching, walking around Whanganui, scouring […]

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 […]

Megan Bowers-Vette | Us.

Megan Bowers-Vette | Us.

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm Monday August 28 to Monday September 25, 2017 Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei Us. shares the photographs and stories of men and women from New Zealand and Australia who have experienced sexual assault. No anonymity is provided; show your face, say your name, be proud of who you are and […]

But They Love Us | Bronte Perry

But They Love Us | Bronte Perry

Opening Tuesday August 29, 5:30pm Exhibition on view from Tuesday August 29 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Window Gallery, Auckland “Love may be especially crucial in the event of the failure of the nation to deliver its promise for the good life” — Sara Ahmed A shift in violence has occurred, no longer demarcated as […]

Esther Leigh and Britt Alpe

Esther Leigh and Britt Alpe

Preview Saturday August 26 from 2-4pm Exhibition open from Tuesday August 29 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Antoinette Godkin, Auckland

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 Applications | Studio One Toi Tū Creative Studio Residency 2017/18

Call for Applications | Studio One Toi Tū Creative Studio Residency 2017/18

Applications close at midnight Sunday September 24, 2017 Creatives from all disciplines can now spend time delivering a project in the leafy inner city suburb of Ponsonby by applying for the creative studio residency at Studio One Toi Tū. Recipients of the residencies will receive ten months of free studio space at Studio One Toi […]

From the Peninsula | Devonport Peninsula Schools

From the Peninsula | Devonport Peninsula Schools

Opening Saturday September 2 from 12.30-3pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 30 to Sunday September 24, 2017 Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland  From The Peninsula will showcase the artwork of 9 schools from the Devonport Peninsula from year 1 to year 13, including Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate, Devonport Primary, Belmont Primary, Vauxhall Primary, Hauraki School, […]

Generation Housing NZ | Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Daniel Twiss

Generation Housing NZ | Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Daniel Twiss

Opening preview Tuesday August 29, 5:30pm Artist talk | Wednesday August 30, 12-2pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday August 30 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin “In 2016 Daniel and I moved back to New Zealand to have our son. We moved into my childhood home with my parents who live in a state […]

Sarah Munro & Frank Schwere | nature unassisted by art

Sarah Munro & Frank Schwere | nature unassisted by art

Opening Thursday 31 August at 5.30pm Thursday August 31 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington Sarah Munro’s series of embroidered works are based on a watercolour and pencil drawing, drawn in 1769, by Tupaia, master navigator from the island of Ra’ia- t ea, who guided Lieutenant James Cook on the HM Bark Endeavour, […]

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 […]

Judith Cordeaux | Unexpected World

Judith Cordeaux | Unexpected World

Friday September 1 to Sunday October 8, 2017 Artist Talk | Sunday 17 September at 1pm Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru Judith Cordeaux believes we are all creative beings, with a strong need to express ourselves. She draws on a life rich in varied experiences to make vigorous artworks that confront, explore and interpret many human […]

Kōanga | Planting the Seed

Kōanga | Planting the Seed

Friday September 1 to Tuesday October 3, 2017 Quest Art Space, Whangarei Maude Cook-Davies, Andrea Eve Hopkins, Shane Hansen, Faith McManus, David Sarich, Megan Bowers-Vette, Ellie Smith, Victor Te Paa and Keri Thompson. Kōanga is Te Reo Māori for spring and planting.  In the spirit of spring planting and replenishment, this will be a revolving […]

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 […]

Call for Entries | ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

Call for Entries | ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

Online entries close at midnight on Saturday September 30 2017 For 30 years the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to New Zealand tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft. It is the leading national award in this area. We offer this to provide an […]

Dale Copeland & Paul Hutchinson | The Agenbite of Inwit

Dale Copeland & Paul Hutchinson | The Agenbite of Inwit

Opening preview Saturday September 2, 11am – 1pm Exhibition open from Saturday September 2 to Sunday September 24, 2017 Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville An uncompromising look at the realities. Middle English Ayenbite of Inwyt – often translated poetically as ‘the remorse of conscience’ but more literally it is ‘the again-biting of inner wit’, or the again-and-always […]

Daniel von Sturmer | Luminous Figures

Daniel von Sturmer | Luminous Figures

Opening Friday September 1 from 6 – 8pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Saturday September 3 Starkwhite, Auckland Daniel von Sturmer’s practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between things and people, light and space, video and time, where the […]

Never Look Back | Rodney Hamel

Never Look Back | Rodney Hamel

Opening Saturday September 2 at 12pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Thursday September 28, 2017 The Moray Gallery, Dunedin  

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 […]

SHARE / CHEAT / UNITE

SHARE / CHEAT / UNITE

Opening Friday September 1 at 5.30pm Exhibition Talk | Saturday September 2 at 1pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 2 to Sunday October 8, 2017 The Physics Room, Christchurch Featuring works by international and local artists Gemma Banks, Yu Cheng-Chou, Chim↑Pom, Sasha Huber, Anibal Lopez (A-1 53167), Pilvi Takala and Johnson Witehira. Share / Cheat […]

2018 Call for Proposals | Blue Oyster Art Project Space

2018 Call for Proposals | Blue Oyster Art Project Space

Proposals due Friday September 29, 2017 Blue Oyster Art Project Space is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the following: 2018 Exhibition Programme. 2018 Summer Residency. We seek inquisitive and broad practices that are new, innovative and free from commercial nature by solo, duo, collaborating artists and curators. The Director and Trust will prioritise […]

26th Annual Wallace Arts Trust Awards 2017 | Winners

26th Annual Wallace Arts Trust Awards 2017 | Winners

Press Release: Wallace Arts Trust The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017, with prizes amounting to over $275,000, was presented by Michael Moynahan, Chair, Arts Council, Creative New Zealand, at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre on Monday September 4. The Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary […]

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 […]

Call for Submissions | Arts Lease Programme – South Taranaki Artists

Call for Submissions | Arts Lease Programme – South Taranaki Artists

Closing date for submissions is Monday October 2 2017 at 5pm The South Taranaki District Council calls for visual art submissions from South Taranaki artists for lease and display in the Council’s administration building in Hawera. The Art Lease Programme was established in 1996 to support and nurture our creative community. The foyer gallery enables […]

Call for Submissions | Artwork wanted for Mayoral Office

Call for Submissions | Artwork wanted for Mayoral Office

Submissions close on Saturday September 30, 2017 Here’s a fantastic opportunity to get your artwork up on the walls in the Mayoral Office at Western Bay of Plenty District Council. The Mayor himself, Garry Webber, is looking for an inspirational artwork that represents the values of the District and that he can call his own […]

Greer Twiss | Shell Casings

Greer Twiss | Shell Casings

Preview Tuesday September 5, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 5 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Whitespace, Auckland The work evolved from broken dolls, dead Christmas trees, the ridiculous beliefs in gods, the conscious destruction of the planet, my love of museums, fossils and baggage.

Herb Foley | It's What I Do

Herb Foley | It's What I Do

Preview Tuesday September 5 from 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 5 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Herb Foley acquired a greater affinity with the North Island bushscape following a move to Kerikeri after the Christchurch earthquakes where he rented a house in the bush. “It was wonderful. I wanted to […]

Land and Water | Jacky Pearson

Land and Water | Jacky Pearson

Opening Friday September 8, 5-7pm Tuesday September 8 to Wednesday October 4, 2017 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North Watercolours by Jacky Pearson. Read more

Simon Allison | Shift

Simon Allison | Shift

Opening Tuesday September 5, 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 5 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Orexart, Auckland New Zealand-born Simon Allison graduated from Ilam School of Art in 1978. In 1993 he moved to Oxfordshire, England, and set up Lockbund Sculpture fine art bronze casting. His earlier works dealt with the subjects of landscape […]

Callum Devlin | UNTITLED EXAMINATION PROJECT

Callum Devlin | UNTITLED EXAMINATION PROJECT

Opening Wednesday September 6 at 5.30pm Wednesday September 6 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington As a constructed space, the exam room is exhausting in its banality. Stripped bare of any visual information or distractions, it operates as a collectively occupied void—a battleground for the interrogation of memory, an exercise in […]

To the Tideline  | Kate McIntyre

To the Tideline | Kate McIntyre

Opening Wednesday September 6 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 6 to Tuesday September 26, 2017 Form Gallery, Christchurch Kate McIntyre has been working predominantly in ceramics since completing a Bachelor of Design in 2009. Kate’s current work is inspired by patterns and structures found in nature. Her interest in the natural world stems […]

Accounts and Administration Coordinator | Depot Artspace

Accounts and Administration Coordinator | Depot Artspace

After 4 years, our awesome Accounts and Administration person, Margaux, is leaving us for her OE.  We are now looking for someone with book keeping and administrative skills who would love to work in the Depot’s dynamic creative community. Depot Artspace offers a variety of facilities, services and events that support the creative community including […]

Call for Applications | Marylyn Mayo Internship

Call for Applications | Marylyn Mayo Internship

The closing date for applications is October 6 2017 at 10.30pm Marylyn Mayo had lifelong interests in education, law and the visual arts. She collected the work of Australian and New Zealand artists and enjoyed visiting art galleries, particularly Auckland Art Gallery.After her death in 2002, the Marylyn Mayo Foundation was established by her husband […]

Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye

Friday September 8 to Sunday October 1, 2017 New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Curated by Inaugural New Zealand Portrait Gallery Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship programme recipients Nicola Caldwell and Peter Derksen. Eye contact is often fleeting – we look away from our most familiar friends, share only passing glances with strangers on the street. But if you were […]

Fluid | Jill McIntosh

Fluid | Jill McIntosh

Opening Friday September 8 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 8 to Tuesday September 26, 2017 Black Asterisk, Auckland

Offstage 8 | Group Show

Offstage 8 | Group Show

Opening Friday September 8 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 8 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Artspace, Auckland Darcell Apelu, Albert Ashton, Rachael Duval, Jessica Hansell (Cocosolid) in collaboration with Tokerau Wilson (Big Fat Raro), Ara Ariki Houkamau, Lonnie Hutchinson, Janet Lilo, Shaquille Leu’u, Jasmine Te Hira, Nââwié Tutugoro, Christopher Ulutupu, Leafa Wilson Curated […]

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.

WHAKONAKONAKO: Enhance and Adorn

WHAKONAKONAKO: Enhance and Adorn

Friday September 8 to Monday October 9, 2017 ArtsPost Floor Talk  with Zena Elliott | September 9 2017, 2-3pm Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton Te Waananga o Aotearoa The artworks in WHAKONAKONAKO incorporate innovative cultural reference points, from traditional Maaori designs and concepts relating to Koowhaiwhai, Tukutuku, Taa Moko, Uku and […]

2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards | Rotorua Museum

2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards | Rotorua Museum

Runs from Saturday September 9 to Friday October 6 2017 Entries due by Friday August 11 2017 Rotorua Museum, Rotorua Rotorua Museum is delighted to confirm that the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards, run in association with the Friends of Rotorua Museum, will be judged by renowned curator and writer Emma Bugden. This year’s awards […]

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 […]

Craig Humberstone | The Seashell Flesh

Craig Humberstone | The Seashell Flesh

Saturday September 9  to Wednesday September 27, 2017 Artists Talk | Sunday September 17 at 2pm Depot Artspace, Auckland The Seashell Flesh is a series of intricate oil paintings on historic slate roof tiles. The tiles once graced the roof of Highwic – the Auckland home of the Buckland family, built in 1862. Sourced from the Penrhyn […]

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.  

MB Stoneman | The Nun and the Poet: Jerusalem

MB Stoneman | The Nun and the Poet: Jerusalem

Opening Saturday September 9 at 5.30pm Exhibition open from Saturday September 9 to Friday September 22, 2017 Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui Printmaking exhibition exploring philosophies at Jerusalem through research and residency at the old convent up the Whanganui River.

The Art Room Extended | Group Show

The Art Room Extended | Group Show

Opening Saturday September 9, 2.00-3.30pm Runs from Saturday September 9 to Wednesday September 27, 2017 Depot Artspace, Auckland We established The Art Room as a way for Depot members to sell their works without committing to a full exhibition, and/or to test audience response to their work. To celebrate its success and promote its presence […]

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 Funding Applications | Creative Communities Rotorua

Call for Funding Applications | Creative Communities Rotorua

Applications are being sought for the next funding round for Creative Communities Rotorua which closes Tuesday September 26 2017. “With nearly $27,000 available for new arts projects in the Rotorua community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams a reality,” says local Creative Communities Scheme administrator Julie […]

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 […]

Homecoming | Group Show

Homecoming | Group Show

Tuesday September 12 to Saturday September 23, 2017 Pūmanawa Gallery, Christchurch (Christchurch Arts Centre, the old “Gallery O”) An exhibition of work by artists who worked in the Arts Centre before the earthquake. This exhibition will reunite artists who have not seen each other since that traumatic day when their studios were destroyed. This exhibition will […]

Afternoon Delight | Jon Campbell

Afternoon Delight | Jon Campbell

Opening and book launch | Tuesday September 12, 5pm Artist Talk | Thursday September 12, 12.30pm Exhibition open from Wednesday September 13 to Thursday October 5, 2017 Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFA, Christchurch Jon Campbell’s exhibition, Afternoon Delight, brings together a selection of recent watercolours and wall paintings that continue his engagement with the […]

Ary Jansen: Good / Bad | Matavai Taulangau: Ward 3

Ary Jansen: Good / Bad | Matavai Taulangau: Ward 3

Wednesday September 13 to Saturday September 23, 2017 RM, Auckland Good / Bad How do we stop cycles of social harm while considering the histories and contexts of both survivor and perpetrator? Good / Bad is a monologue driven video installation which draws on personal and organisational experiences of using transformative justice as a way […]

Richard Orjis | Salt Felix

Richard Orjis | Salt Felix

Wednesday September 13 to Saturday October 7 2017 Artist Talk | Saturday October 7 at 11am (part of Artweek 2017) New work by Richard Orjis will explore the fundamental concept of connection, and how everything can be perceived as intrinsically linked. Through photography and sculpture Orjis opens an aesthetic dialogue with art, nature and sexuality that […]

Stanley Palmer | Chart Aotearoa

Stanley Palmer | Chart Aotearoa

Opening Wednesday September 13, 5.30-7.00pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 13 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Solander Gallery, Wellington Chart Aotearoa is an exhibition of recent paintings and bamboo engravings that celebrate some of Stanley’s favourite places in New Zealand. These works are a very personal expression of his experience and memory of these rugged […]

Matthew Carter & Ramon Robertson | Exopolis

Matthew Carter & Ramon Robertson | Exopolis

Opening Thursday September 14 from 6-8pm Exhibition open from Thursday September 14 to Tuesday October 3, 2017 nkb Gallery, Auckland Matthew Carter and Ramon Robertson‘s combined exhibition of New Work sees both artists exploring the psychological space of the city and the individuals relationship to urbanisation, specifically through architecture, interior space and infrastructure. Read more here

Miroslav Tichý

Miroslav Tichý

Opening Thursday September 14 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Thursday September 14 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington Robert Heald Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by the renowned self-taught photographer Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011), opening Thursday 14 September from 6pm. Miroslav Tichý originally studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in […]

Salon des Refusés | 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards

Salon des Refusés | 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards

Thursday September 14 to Saturday October 7, 2017 Rotorua District Library, Rotorua For the first time ever Rotorua Museum is delighted to host a Salon des Refusés exhibition in conjunction with the 2017 exhibition of finalists. All works not selected for the finalist exhibition are given the opportunity to be displayed in the Salon des […]

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 […]

Authentic Beauty | Group Show

Authentic Beauty | Group Show

Opening Thursday September 14 at 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 15 to Tuesday September 26, 2017 Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei Mixed Media Group Exhibition featuring Averil Lewis-Roberts, Olivia Mitten, Bridget Ross and Fleur Mitchell

Front Of House | Client Services & Communications

Front Of House | Client Services & Communications

Applications close Thursday September 28, 2017 Parnell Gallery was established over 40 years ago and is one of Aucklands longest standing dealer galleries.  We are looking for a friendly, professional & enthusiastic person to join our small team.  If you love dealing with people, are organised & have a passion for art then this could […]

Gallery assistant and Production/Registrar | Nadene Milne Gallery

Gallery assistant and Production/Registrar | Nadene Milne Gallery

Nadene Milne Gallery Arrowtown has a fantastic job opportunity for an individual who is educated, motivated with lashings of initiative and a good heart. Full time employment. What we need is; Someone with great photoshop skills Someone who can drive a car and a retro truck Someone who can life crates and learn to pack […]

Luke Willis Thompson | autoportrait

Luke Willis Thompson | autoportrait

Opening Thursday September 14 from 6-8pm Exhibition open from Friday September 15 to Wednesday October 11, 2017 Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland Hopkinson Mossman is pleased to present autoportrait, a solo exhibition by Luke Willis Thompson. autoportrait is a portrait of Diamond Reynolds. In July 2016, Reynolds broadcast (via Facebook Live) the moments immediately after the fatal […]

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 Exhibition runs from Sunday September 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017 Whakatane Museum and Arts, Whakatane The opening event will include a special presentation from Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies at Massey University; outlining what happened […]

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 | […]

Mutations | John Parker

Mutations | John Parker

Opening Sunday September 17 from  2-4pm Artist Talk | Sunday September 17 at 1pm Exhibition open from Sunday September 17 to Thursday October 12, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Transition | Emma Camden

Transition | Emma Camden

Opening Sunday September 17 from  2-4pm Artist Talk | Sunday September 17 at 1pm Exhibition open from Sunday September 17 to Thursday October 12, 2017 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Sharon Vickers | ffwd 1 – 10

Sharon Vickers | ffwd 1 – 10

Opening function Sunday September 17 at 4pm Exhibition open from Monday September 18 to Wednesday October 4, 2017 Gallery 2/3, Northart, Auckland “ffwd 1- 10 is a part of an ongoing exploration of time and place. I am interested in the way people record and document themselves in time, difference perspectives and the resulting influence of […]

Tevita Latu | Friends I haven’t Met

Tevita Latu | Friends I haven’t Met

Opening function Sunday September 17 at 4pm Exhibition open from Monday 18 September 18 to Wednesday October 4, 2017 Youth Workshops | Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Gallery 1, Northart, Auckland Tongan born Tevita attended to a local primary school, then Auckland Boys Grammar before graduating with a BFA from […]

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 […]

Peter Hackett | House of the Pohutukawa

Peter Hackett | House of the Pohutukawa

Preview Tuesday September 19, 5.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 19 to Tuesday October 3, 2017 Parnell Gallery, Auckland In Peter Hackett’s upcoming show House of the Pohutakawa, the stunning title pieces ‘Pacific Icon i’ and ‘Pacific Icon ii’ feature a wider view as the artist steps back from the picture plane to encompass two magnificent […]

Black Matters II | Reuben Paterson

Black Matters II | Reuben Paterson

Opening Tuesday September 19 from 5-7 pm Exhibitions runs from Wednesday September 20 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Gow Langsford Lorne St, Auckland The medium of glitter is not one that is easily manipulated, however, New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson has spent the past 20 years developing, refining and mastering his medium. His works are […]

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, […]

Works from the Collection of the late Sir Paul Holmes

Works from the Collection of the late Sir Paul Holmes

Opening Tuesday September 19 from 5-7 pm Exhibitions runs from Wednesday September 20 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Gow Langsford Kitchener St, Auckland The late, great and often controversial Sir Paul Holmes will be remembered for his services to New Zealand journalism, but outside of his illustrious broadcasting career, Holmes, and his wife Lady Deborah […]

Yvonne Todd | Steady Junction

Yvonne Todd | Steady Junction

Opening drinks Wednesday September 20 at 6pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 20 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Ivan Anthony, Auckland

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 […]

GOOD EH? | MĀPURA STUDIOS

GOOD EH? | MĀPURA STUDIOS

Opening Wednesday September 20 at 5pm Panel Discussion | Wednesday October 4 from 6-8pm Exhibition runs from Thursday September 21 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland

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 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 addresses the present day situation of a material world. It is an […]

Arpége Taratoa-Leaf

Arpége Taratoa-Leaf

Opening Saturday September 23 from 12-3pm Friday September 22 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Photospace Gallery, Wellington

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 […]

Preconscious | John Boyd-Dunlop

Preconscious | John Boyd-Dunlop

Opening Friday September 22 from 5-7pm Exhibition runs from Friday September 22 to Thursday October 5, 2017 Creative Arts Napier, Napier The day John Boyd-Dunlop picked up a watercolour pencil about a year ago at the age of 68, his new career was cemented and his life of stress was converted. His humorously clever observations […]

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 […]

Zephir Delamore | Behind the Boulder: A Retroperspective

Friday September 22 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island Zephir Delamore presents his paintings originally designed to promote the film This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Really Heavy! Check out the film trailer  This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Really Heavy! featuring regular exhibiting artists Christian Nicolson, Zephir Delamore and more. There will […]

Louise Clifton in conversation with Stephen Cleland

Louise Clifton in conversation with Stephen Cleland

Friday September 22 2017, 6pm Louise Clifton in conversation with Stephen Cleland about Shoe School | Refreshments served Adam Art Gallery, Wellington This Friday we are pleased to be joined by Dunedin-based artist and founder of Shoe School, Louise Clifton. Clifton will discuss how she adapted her art-school training to set up a craft-based business. She also provides insight into […]

MOVING SPACES SYMPOSIUM | Cristobal Palma

MOVING SPACES SYMPOSIUM | Cristobal Palma

Friday September 22, 2017 at 6pm Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland  Acclaimed architectural and urban landscape photographer and filmmaker Cristobal Palma will present the keynote presentation at the MOVING SPACES SYMPOSIUM in Auckland. Cristobal Palma is an architectural photographer and filmmaker based in Santiago, Chile where he founded Estudio Palma. Palma studied at […]

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 […]

Intimate Distance | Group Show

Intimate Distance | Group Show

Saturday September 23 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington Curated by Laura Duffy Nathaniel Gordon-Stables Aliyah Winter Margot Mills Laura Duffy This group of dynamic emerging Wellington based artists question how we consider intimacy, relationships, gender and sexuality, and how we become possible and known to each other, and to ourselves. Working […]

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 […]

White Light | Interactive Installation for HB Arts Festival

White Light | Interactive Installation for HB Arts Festival

Saturday September 23 to Thursday October 5, 2017 Creative Arts Napier, Napier We invite you to take part in an interactive installation that celebrates the journeys of our ancestors and ourselves, as we take our place beside the sea. Take a moment to contemplate your whakapapa, and YOUR connection to the land and the sea. […]

Weekend Printing Workshop

Weekend Printing Workshop

Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2017 from 9.00am – 4.00pm 68B Guyton St, Whanganui Join Sue Cooke for a weekend of creativity, education and fun. You will complete 5 different prints using the Collagraph Process, all levels of experience catered for from beginners to professionals. Collagraph is a printing process where a plate is […]

Election day special | Full day live reading by Rhydian Thomas

Election day special | Full day live reading by Rhydian Thomas

Saturday 23 September 2017, 11am–5pm  Adam Art Gallery, Wellington  As a special one-off-event, we are pleased to host Wellington writer Rhydian Thomas for a public reading of his debut book Milk Island. Described by Lawrence & Gibson’s editor Murdoch Stephens as ‘a dystopian near-future novel’, Milk Island is set in New Zealand with the 2023 election quickly approaching. Within Thomas’s […]

Aging Aesthetically | Group Show

Sunday September 24 to Wednesday October 4, 2017 Special event | Sunday 1 October at 3pm Northart, Auckland Age is no barrier to creativity, as this group of mostly octogenarian artists illustrates with a celebratory exhibition of painting, small sculpture and embroidery, presented to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons. While most are […]

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; […]

Artist Talk | Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Artist Talk | Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Sunday September 24 2017 from 1-2pm Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland On Sunday 24 September at 1pm, artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy will be presenting an artist talk alongside Media and Communications Professor Laurence Simmons and contemporary art curator Natasha Conland.

Remedial learning

Remedial learning

Sunday September 24 2017 from 1pm to 7.30pm RM, Auckland Remedial learning examines the notion of a ‘remedial class’ as a curative, reparative or compensatory way of learning. The idea of a remedial class suggests a transformation in order to fit in with things as they are, while suppressing the symptoms of alterity. Remedial learning […]

Sunday at Earthskin | Siobhan Humston

Sunday at Earthskin | Siobhan Humston

Sunday September 24 2017 at 2 pm Earthskin, Muriwai Please walk down to the end of the drive way (exception can be made if required) Day-to-Day Aesthetics | creating Environmental Art through a dedicated daily creative practice Siobhan will talk about art work created during her MFA studies in the UK, in her studio in Vancouver, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peter James Smith | Catchlight

Peter James Smith | Catchlight

Opening Tuesday September 26 from 5-7pm Tuesday September 26 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Orexart, Auckland Catchlight is defined as the highlight that can appear in a portrait subject’s eye. It is generally a desirable thing because it enlivens a subject; it is a kernel, a glint at the heart of human-to-human communication. Light is […]

WADE | Graham Bennett

WADE | Graham Bennett

Launch Tuesday September 26 from 6pm- 7.30pm Exhibition runs from Tuesday September 26 to Thursday October 5, 2017 Christchurch Arts Centre Gym, Christchurch WADE | an exhibition of sculpture by Graham Bennett, with photography by Maurice Lye and essays by John Freeman-Moir, Eefje Broere, Shelley McMurtrie You are invited to join the WADE Project Team and […]

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 […]

Kara Burrowes | Overt Clandestine

Kara Burrowes | Overt Clandestine

Preview Tuesday September 26 5.30-7.30pm Exhibition runs from Wednesday September 17 to Saturday October 14, 2017 Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

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 […]

Loose Leaf | Group Show

Loose Leaf | Group Show

Opening Wednesday September 27 from 6pm Exhibition runs from Thursday September 28 to Monday October 2, 2017 Potocki Paterson Art Gallery, Wellington Loose Leaf presents new work from five Wellington based emerging artists: Polly Gilroy, Harris Clook and Robert Laking, alongside designers Ruby Ash and Alfred Hoi. Through a mixture of paintings, sculpture, text and […]

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 […]

Gatherings on the Manukau

Gatherings on the Manukau

Opening day Saturday September 30, 1pm Exhibition runs from Saturday September 30 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Nathan Homestead, Manuwera By area, Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa (Manukau Harbour) is the second largest harbour in Aotearoa. Loved and enjoyed by many, the harbour has always been a source for food gathering and has long provided the means […]

The heART of the Matter | Documentary Film Screening

The heART of the Matter | Documentary Film Screening

Sunday October 1 2017 from 1pm-3pm Te Uru Gallery | Lopdell Theatre, Auckland Free | No bookings required Luit Bieringa’s documentary traces the changes in educational philosophy in the years immediately after WWII. These changes established a thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system in New Zealand. Gordon Tovey, National Supervisor of Arts and Crafts, and […]

Vacancy | Director of New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Vacancy | Director of New Zealand Portrait Gallery

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Trust is looking for an energetic and motivated person to lead the Portrait Gallery though the next phase of its development. This is a high profile position, providing an exciting opportunity to lead and grow with the  Gallery. Our ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification; broad knowledge of […]

Creative and Credible Aotearoa | evidencing the value of arts in communities

Creative and Credible Aotearoa | evidencing the value of arts in communities

Tuesday October 3 2017, 9.30am – 3.30pm Block H Room 6EH401, University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, Auckland Kia ora koutou – you are warmly invited to attend a one-day professional development workshop designed for small to medium community and participatory arts organisations and practitioners. This is a FREE opportunity funded by Creative New Zealand and […]

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 […]

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

Close...Closer | Jules Silk

Close...Closer | Jules Silk

Preview Friday October 6 from 5.00-7:30pm Exhibiton runs from Friday October 6 to Thursday October 12, 2017 Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland Sensuous, intimate and provocative oil paintings by Jules Silk Click here to RSVP for Preview

Artweek | Devonport & North

Artweek | Devonport & North

Artweek | Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Devonport & Northshore, Auckland ARTWEEK DEVONPORT | GLOW OPEN STREET Devonport celebrates ARTWEEK and GLOW with a Friday after Five special evening of art, light installations, music, great food & drink. GLOW@ARTWEEK Friday October 13 and Saturday October 14, 2017 UNITEC Bachelor of Architecture Studies second […]

Artweek | K' Road, Ponsonby & Arch Hill

Artweek | K' Road, Ponsonby & Arch Hill

Artweek | Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 15, 2017 K’ Road, Ponsonby & Arch Hill, Auckland K’ Road ELECTRIC NIGHT K’ROAD Thursday October 12,  6-9pm Enjoy a night out on K’Road! Bring a friend and explore an exciting mix of art as galleries OPEN LATE for Electric Night. Book into a tour HERE. LOOK […]

Artweek | Newmarket & Parnell

Artweek | Newmarket & Parnell

Artweek | Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 15, 2017 Newmarket & Parnell, Auckland Newmarket DISCOVER A NEW SIDE TO THIS FAMOUS DISTRICT Including hidden galleries, heritage buildings and creative boutiques. Fine Art Tours NZ, Tuesday October 10, 10am CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Hone your writing skills at Railway St Studios with mentor Tessa Duder. HIGHWIC […]

Artweek | West, East & South

Artweek | West, East & South

Artweek | Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 15, 2017 West, East and South Auckland West TE URU WAITAKERE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY A Memoir for Falling Light a new commission from filmmaker Robert George. BODY SURFACE | PANEL DISCUSSION Artists and guest speakers discuss the challenges and successes in using the body as an art medium. […]

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 […]

Art Writing Workshop Series | Elle Loui August

Art Writing Workshop Series | Elle Loui August

Saturday October 7, from 3-5pm Time Out Bookstore, Auckland     Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to present in partnership this series of art writing workshops. Each month from July through November we will host a different writer who will share their insight and expertise. Our third session in this series will be presented […]

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 […]

2017 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture

2017 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture

Wednesday October 11 from 6pm | 6-6.30pm Refreshments, 6.30-7.30pm Lecture Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa, Wellington Rosanna Raymond mATA o le tagATA: A subjective (re)collection of 25 years working with photography in the urban Pacific landscape of Aotearoa from the 90s to the present. Rosanna Raymond is an artist, curator, researcher and founder of the […]

ARTWEEK | The Langham Speaker Series with Anthony Byrt

ARTWEEK | The Langham Speaker Series with Anthony Byrt

Wednesday October 11 2017, at 7pm The Langham, Auckland Anthony Byrt is an award-winning critic and journalist based in Auckland. He is a regular contributor to Metro and Artforum International (US), and is a contributing editor to the Auckland weekly Paperboy. In 2013 he was Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, and […]

Blikfang Event | Artweek

Blikfang Event | Artweek

Friday October 13 2017 from 6-9pm Blikfang Gallery, Auckland 10 minute talks by 4 to 6 speakers on an arts related subject followed by supper and wine. Confirmed speakers: Ron Brownson speaks on Charles Rose – A Visionary Gay Artist Teressa HR Lane – Gods becoming men – showing at Blikfang Shane Hartdegen – Director […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]