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‘Tree houses for swamp dwellers’ launches in Christchurch

September 6, 2013 – 4:51 pm |

 
TREE HOUSES FOR CHRISTCHURCH
A new work of public art for Christchurch to be enjoyed by old and young was announced today.  Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers, designed by established Christchurch artist Julia Morison, will be …

Tara-Lee Soysa – Winner of CALI Award

August 22, 2013 – 10:31 am |

The original article “Tara-Lee Soysa – Winner of the CALI Award” appeared on Five Point Five website
CALI Award is awarded to inspiring, awesome people who are creating positive change. We bring you every day heroes, who …

‘Mobility, unexpected and possibility’ three principles of public art installation in Christchurch

July 11, 2013 – 10:57 pm |

SCAPE 7 Artists Announced

The artists for this year’s SCAPE 7 Public Art Christchurch Biennial have been announced at a special artist launch event on Wednesday 3 July. 
The launch was presented by SCAPE 7 Sydney-based New Zealand curator, Blair French, who …

Handmade goods reign at the Palmerston North Craft and Quilt Fair

January 22, 2013 – 12:13 pm |

MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Get crafty at the Palmerston North Craft & Quilt Fair 2013
There’s no hiding the fact that we live in a busy world, and so often mass-produced items become the norm. But this …

Sculptures transform Auckland’s Silo Park this Summer

January 17, 2013 – 3:08 pm |

Media Release                                                                                                
Thursday, 17th February 2013
 
Sculptures transform Auckland’s Silo Park this Summer
 
Exquisite bronze castings, beautiful carvings and cutting-edge polymer sculptures will descend upon Auckland’s waterfront on 1 February to 14 March 2013, as Wynyard Quarter …

The Creativity Challenge

January 11, 2013 – 2:59 pm | One Comment

A conference focussing on all aspects of creativity – in education, in business, in the
arts, in communities and in social enterprise – is to be held at Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki on the …

Wellington pioneers the free use of commercial space for public art

January 9, 2013 – 12:58 pm |

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release January 2013
 
Wellington pioneers the free use of commercial space for public art
 
A new agency that promises to enliven Wellington City by utilising vacant space for no cost has opened in …

Artist Tess Sheerin’s latest street art project in Christchurch

November 25, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

By Tess Sheerin
I returned to Christchurch last year after four years in the UK. After the disaster of the earthquakes, I just needed to come home. I love New Zealand, it’s where my family is and …

UC arts scholarship winner Rachael Dewhirst helping in the rebuild

November 7, 2012 – 12:57 pm |

By Kip Brook
A University of Canterbury (UC) fine arts student will be part of the Christchurch rebuild over the summer.
Fourth-year UC student Rachael Dewhirst won a Scape Public Art scholarship to paint a 50 metre wide …

Art Beat Brings Excitement To Re:START

November 5, 2012 – 3:18 pm | 2 Comments

Art Beat
Media Release
5 November 2012
Want to swap your fears for your very own hand silk screened poster? What about releasing some of that frustration about the EQC claims process in return for a unique and …

New York here we come: Media Design School alumni to represent NZ in NYC

September 28, 2012 – 10:52 am |

 For immediate relase
Auckland, 27 September 2012: Media Design School graduate Hayley O’Connor aka Hayley Heartbreak will travel to New York to see her illustration projected into Times Square as part of a promotional campaign for …

Christchurch: Liberating The Free Word

July 27, 2012 – 12:32 pm |

Local Good News/Christchurch
by Steve Carter
There’s been ‘Shaking’ and there’s been “Quaking’ … kind of lends itself to poetry, right?
Actually, there has been something of a gentle ban on earthquake doggerel at the Catalyst open-mic poetry …

Mobile radio station hosted by Auckland artist’s collective to visit local Taupo communities

May 8, 2012 – 1:52 pm |

NEWS RELEASE – Letting Space
3 May 2012
MOBILE RADIO STATION TO VISIT LOCAL TAUPO COMMUNITIES
A national public art programme sees an Auckland artists’ collective visit small communities with a mobile radio station and public address unit …

Golden Bay’s Jo Campbell practices 2000 year old encaustic art

May 4, 2012 – 7:34 am |

Golden Bay’s Local Good News Reporter Charlotte Squire introduces painter and sculptor Jo Campbell who is practicing one of the oldest known forms of art – encaustic painting. Jo brings in influences from her zen …

Cutting edge comedy, laughter and kiwi comedians combine for Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball NZ

April 20, 2012 – 10:01 am |

Amnesty International Media Release
For immediate release
20 April 2012

Cutting edge comedy, laughter and kiwi comedians combine for Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball NZ

THE FREEDOM TO LAUGH

“The freedom to laugh to me means that you are allowed …

Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas

April 13, 2012 – 9:42 am |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Concerned Citizens
Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas
Concerned Citizens, a Wellington-based creative community of more than 80 artists and musicians, have announced the opening of a cutting edge “Open …

Rotorua Historical Site Receives Waahi Tapu Status

March 9, 2012 – 1:47 pm |

ROTORUA, Thursday 8th March 2012: The Government Gardens at Rotorua have just been registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the Māori Heritage Council as a Waahi Tapu area.
The Waahi Tapu area, known …

Ben Cauchi awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency

February 19, 2012 – 3:21 pm |

Creative New Zealand media release
Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi has been awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.
The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand …

Christchurch author and curator Justin Paton Awarded Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

December 1, 2011 – 5:24 pm |

Christchurch author and curator Justin Paton has been awarded the 2012 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Currently Senior Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery, Justin is best known to New Zealanders as the author of the acclaimed …

Literary Sandpit for kids to enjoy and win

November 30, 2011 – 7:14 pm |

Literary Sandpit for kids to enjoy and win
The Arts Foundation has teamed up with Arrow International to produce a Literary Sandpit for the community to enjoy for the duration of the Wynyard Quarter Arts …