Art listings around the Wellington area this weekend


It’s still Alert Level 2 this weekend but one of the things you can do is go out and visit our museums and galleries. Wear your mask, scan, keep a distance of 2 meters and follow the protocols for each site.


Friends favorites

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Friday, September 10 – Friday December 10

Friends favorites is a celebration of the Friends’ incredible efforts over the past 25 years while giving them the chance to get directly involved again in curating an exhibit. The carefully selected works in this exhibition were chosen by the Committee of Friends from the collection of the Portrait Gallery, showcasing a wide selection of works from the permanent collection.

Autonomous organizations

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Thursday September 16 – Sunday November 7

Autonomous organizations addresses questions of beauty, power and representation through works that convey authentic experiences, from everyday to divine, seeking to highlight a variety of perspectives, including those of Maori, Pasifika and LBGTQ + artists.

Beverly Rhodes: Ka Mua, Ka Muri

Toi Gallery in Pataka, from Friday September 17 to Sunday October 24

Beverly Rhodes’ oil paintings reflect memories of loss and trauma. Her father left the family when she was five and it wasn’t until her late forties, while studying her family history for a sociology assignment, that she discovered the secret of her whakapapa Ngai. Tahu.

The Idea of ​​the North, Jenny Keate

Bowen Galleries, Ghuznee St, until Sunday October 3

Jenny Keate’s paintings are loosely inspired by the landscapes of the Far North. She draws on road trips, then assembles these memories into paintings imbued with feelings, but not specific in place and time.

Image processors

Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery, Tuesday September 14 to Sunday November 7, Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists in the Medium – A Brief History 1968-2020 examines a history of moving image works that focus on mass media. This presents works by Aldo Tambellini, Richard Serra, Dara Birnbaum, Martha Rosler with Paper Tiger TV, Harun Farocki, Lisa Reihana, Megan Dunn, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy, Josephine Meckseper, Mike Heynes, Arthur Jafa and Matthieu Griffin.

Min Kim's watercolors and oil paintings are now on display at the Artspace Gallery in Petone.


Min Kim’s watercolors and oil paintings are now on display at the Artspace Gallery in Petone.

Min Kim

Artspace Gallery, Petone, until Sunday October 3, Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to Min Kim’s bright and vibrant paintings to wow and inspire you, the gallery features a collection of new artwork from other New Zealand artists of all genres.

Still life / Wild places

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 10 am-4pm, $ 10

The latest series of exhibitions and events organized by the Metropolitan Club. A new generation of contemporary women artists took over the rooms until October 31.

Surrealist art: Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Te Papa, Toi Art, Level 4, until October 31 $ 23.50

Enter the wonderful world of surrealism. Discover extraordinary works of art by Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Leonora Carrington, Man Ray and more. Tickets

Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata

City Gallery, Te Whare Toi, until Sunday October 31 from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m., free

Brett Graham is known for his large-scale sculptures exploring Indigenous histories, politics, and philosophies.

Judy Millar: Action Movie

City Gallery, until Sunday October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, free

Judy Millar is known to “paint upside down,” wiping paint from her canvases to create exaggerated brushstrokes. Action movie presents new paintings by Millar, including a series of murals in vivid reds and pinks, in conversation with direct “painted” films by Len Lye and Stan Brakhage.

Tia Ranginui: Gothic Gonville

City Gallery, until Sunday October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, free

Gothic Gonville presents the work of Whanganui photographer Tia Ranginui (Ngāti Hine Oneone). It includes its new series Tua o Tāwauwau / Away with the Fairies (2020-1), which deals with patupaiarehe – the fairies of Maori myth.

Sandy Adsett: Toi Koru

Pataka Art + Museum, until Sunday November 7, free

Sandy Adsett’s first major retrospective exhibition, You Koru, traces Adsett’s painting practice from the late 1960s to the present day and features 60 paintings created over six decades.

Break the bronze ceiling

The Dowse Art Museum, (open Tuesday to Sunday under alert level 2) until Sunday November 7, free

From bronze and ceramics to duct tape and wool, this exhibition celebrates five decades of female sculptural practice in Aotearoa. More information:

Cotton Shane: Te Puawai

The Dowse Art Museum, until Sunday November 14, free

A major exhibition of new works by leading contemporary artist Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) – the first public exhibition in the place where he was raised, Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley.

Feathermania: Fashion to die for.

Te Papa, level 3, until Friday April 22, free

The feather mania includes feather-embellished coats, fans, matching muffs and necklaces, and even jewelry from the National Collection.

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