A contemporary jewellery exhibition at The Dowse is more cigarette butts than paua shells.
Patience and contemplation is needed to appreciate Kim Pieters' singular paintings and films at Wellington's Adam Art Gallery, but it is worth it.
Sculpture is losing its loftiness, with permanent and temporary works at Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum sporting quality and accessibility.
A Wellington exhibition about cinema and painting is surprisingly sensual and fascinating, but also frustrating.
Paintings of Wellington by Toss Woollaston that have never been seen before are on show at Page Blackie Gallery.
Inspired by Paul Gauguin's 19th-century Pacific paintings, Shigeyuki Kihara's photographs at Pataka are about the here and now.
A ground-breaking Wellington exhibition explores where film and painting meet and the results will surprise visitors, writes Tom Cardy.
When scrounging round for money to get to London, artist's grandfather commissions three portraits - one of which wins national award.
A sculptor has finally seen his four large sculptures, complete, upright and in situ for the first time, outside Te Papa.
Fish lures and cotton buds have been transformed into surprisingly arresting artworks in a Wellington exhibition by Richard Frater.
Twentieth century NZ architectural forms echo, not surprisingly, in the work of a Wellington-born artist who made his name in Australia.
A new Wellington exhibition sets out to show that printmaking is still very much alive and a contemporary art form.
NZ's Pacific-style architecture and tradition of light timber buildings will be showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Could there be a thing more absurd yet poignant than a clay copy of one of those small plastic bottles of lemon juice designed to look like a lemon?
Arts Foundation laureate Laurence Aberhart made life difficult by falling in love with photography, but it is 'better than working'.
The year in the arts in Wellington has felt marked by regrouping and rearrangement.
Traditionally considered bright and light, watercolour is used in very different ways, including camouflage, by artist Georgie Hill in her first show at a public art gallery.
Pataka in Porirua offers a smorgasbord of contrasting and complementary art in multiple exhibitions.
Exotic animals are the stars of a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum. Diana Dekker asks what their appeal is to Kiwi artists
What seems old hat to some is stimulating to others - and that's the way things should be.
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