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The many faces of Wellington  - 156 | Regional News

The many faces of Wellington

For his first solo exhibition, Clark Roworth has created a deck of 54 giant playing cards depicting people from all corners of Wellington.

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Omitted artists - 156 | Regional News

Omitted artists

Autonomous Bodies, a new exhibition running at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, showcases women, non-white, and LGBTQIA+ artists.

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One last ride - 155 | Regional News

One last ride

As more provincial tracks close, two photographers shine a spotlight on the horse racing community and its venues.

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Local Surrealist gets in on the action - 154 | Regional News

Local Surrealist gets in on the action

As Te Papa hosts its international Surrealism exhibition, The Kiwi Art House Gallery is drawing attention to our very own Wellington Surrealist.

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The beauty of Japanese dolls - 153 | Regional News

The beauty of Japanese dolls

An exhibition of 67 unique Japanese dolls – ningyō – is on now at the Massey University College of Creative Arts campus.

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Emerging Māori artists shine - 153 | Regional News

Emerging Māori artists shine

An exhibition will showcase the finalists for this year’s Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata until the 15th of August.

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Long-awaited Surrealist exhibition opens  - 151 | Regional News

Long-awaited Surrealist exhibition opens

Surrealist Art, the largest Surrealist exhibition ever shown in New Zealand, includes masterpieces by Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, and more.

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A different kind of family portrait  - 150 | Regional News

A different kind of family portrait

In an exhibition opening soon at The Dowse Art Museum, Claudia Kogachi sheds light on her relationship with her mother through the frame of competitive sports.

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Aotearoa through a Japanese lens - 150 | Regional News

Aotearoa through a Japanese lens

Porirua-based artist Alistair McDonald imagines how Andō Hiroshige, a great master of ukiyo-e, might interpret New Zealand in his latest exhibition.

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What it means to be good - 149 | Regional News

What it means to be good

Artist Ayesha Green deciphers what it means to be a ‘good citizen’ from a wāhine Māori perspective in her latest exhibition.

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The to and fro of technology and climate change   - 147 | Regional News

The to and fro of technology and climate change

Photographer Clayton Morgan highlights the positive and negative impacts technology has on the climate in TerraObscura, on now at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre.

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Indigenous Arctic artists share their concerns - 146 | Regional News

Indigenous Arctic artists share their concerns

Indigenous artists from the circumpolar world visualise the threats facing their people in a new exhibition running at Pātaka Art + Museum.

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The rise of graffiti in Aotearoa - 145 | Regional News

The rise of graffiti in Aotearoa

The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story, an exhibition opening soon at The Dowse Art Museum, explores the impact of street art collective TMD for the first time at any major public gallery.  

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The destruction of our wetlands - 144 | Regional News

The destruction of our wetlands

Lisa Clunie and Thorsten Hoppe illustrate what our communities have lost following decades of exploitation of our wetlands in their new Photospace Gallery exhibition.

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Father and daughter connect in new exhibition  - 143 | Regional News

Father and daughter connect in new exhibition

Photographer Sara McIntyre and her late father Peter McIntyre pay tribute to Kākahi, a beloved rural King Country town, in a joint exhibition opening soon at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata.

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Pacific artist connects cultures  - 143 | Regional News

Pacific artist connects cultures

On now at Pātaka Art + Museum, Yuki Kihara explores her multicultural heritage in an exhibition of garments inspired by the Sāmoan siapo and the Japanese kimono.

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The misrepresentation of Māori men - 142 | Regional News

The misrepresentation of Māori men

Photographer Chevron Hassett addresses the harmful ways in which Māori men are represented in Aotearoa.

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Artist and animator join forces  - 141 | Regional News

Artist and animator join forces

Animator Simon Ward brings the psychedelic illustrations of Jess Johnson to life in Terminus, an immersive VR experience on now at The Dowse Art Museum.

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Street art: The Mover - 141 | Regional News

Street art: The Mover

For the final entry in our long-running Street Art Series, we chat to artists Gabriel Heimler and Anna Proc about their iconic Wellington mural.

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Street art: Sworn enermies: Felines vs. Canines  - 140 | Regional News

Street art: Sworn enermies: Felines vs. Canines

We chat to street artist Andrew J. Steel about one of his many iconic Wellington murals.

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Painter depicts the power of protest  - 140 | Regional News

Painter depicts the power of protest

Lisa Chandler’s The Diving Line, an exhibition inspired by protests around the world, will open at Expressions Whirinaki on the 19th of December.

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Eroding coastline captured on canvas - 139 | Regional News

Eroding coastline captured on canvas

Artist Neil Frazer depicts the ever-changing Tongapōrutu coastline in his latest exhibition.

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Street art: Mind the Balance - 138 | Regional News

Street art: Mind the Balance

We chat to artist Elise Grangier about her Newtown mural, a collaborative project with James Mitchell.  

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Exhibition asks us to embrace discomfort   - 138 | Regional News

Exhibition asks us to embrace discomfort 

Optimism and its afterlives, a new joint exhibition running at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space until the 5th of December, asks us to bask in the disarray of key transitional moments. 

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Artist pleas for change  - 137 | Regional News

Artist pleas for change

For John Walsh, the artist behind Uawa Tolaga Bay, this one’s personal.

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Street art: Porirua 50th Anniversary - 137 | Regional News

Street art: Porirua 50th Anniversary

We chat to street artists Chloē Reweti and Ruth ‘Gorse’ Robertson-Taylor about their Cobham Court mural.

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Street art: A Tribute to Rita Angus - 136 | Regional News

Street art: A Tribute to Rita Angus

We chat to street artist Askew One about his Willis Street mural.

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A landmark art series returns - 135 | Regional News

A landmark art series returns

The Death and Resurrection of Luigi Spinelli was a landmark series for Piera McArthur ONZM. The 15 paintings, which she began in 1980, tell the Italian legend of a man killed by a bull and the sorrow and enlightenment that followed for his widow.

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Street art: Tane Te Ohanga – The Bird Sanctuary  - 135 | Regional News

Street art: Tane Te Ohanga – The Bird Sanctuary

We chat to street artist Poi ‘TECHS’ Ngawati about his iconic mural in Tawa.

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