NZ Academy Fine Arts

Had the chance to visit the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts at Queens Wharf Wellington and found this a source of some exquisite artworks.  The current exhibition displays 49 painting works created by 19 Chinese and famous NZ artists.  The Chinese works were beautiful. The New Zealand works included Colin McCahon, Billy Apple, Dick […]

NZSO Concert – Grieg

Friday night at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, began with a tour of the ground floor art exhibition of local artworks which included many temptations. This was the first time I’ve been to one of the pre-concert talks – if you have a chance in the future – definitely go – they are free and […]

Avid Gallery

An interesting gallery in the heart of Wellington, next to Paige Blackie Gallery in Victoria Street, Wellington provided some temptations especially with a piece of glass sculpture by a favourite of mine – Christine Cathie, with a blue ribbon piece.  Many other interesting objects by Paul Maseyk – Check-mate.  Also an interesting range of jewellery […]

Warhol exhibition

Visiting the Andy Warhol exhibition at Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand in Wellington was very enlightening.  Not a big fan of his works previously it is always interesting to read the background behind the artwork to gain more understanding into the artist. The artwork was large and thought provoking.  But I think the majority […]

Shona Moller Gallery

A visit to Shona Moller’s Gallery opposite Te Papa Museum of New Zealand is a colourful experience.  Her artowrk is vibrant whether it is new Zealand landscapes, floral or contemporary mixed media canvas which has more depth than your average artwork.  The landscape works which I particularly took a liking to would require a large […]

Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky

Shane Cotton exhibition at the Wellington City Gallery from 15 June – 6th October open 10an – 5pm daily in Civic Square, Wellington. This is an exceptional show of huge paintings by this well know artist. I was held entranced by the images of birds seemingly falling in space, almost 3D type images that was […]