Other Shows

  • Wellington
  • NZ

We would like to let you know what other thought provoking events are being shown in our vibrant city. These are not part of Photival but are inspiring shows to visit.

Cindy Sherman at City Gallery Wellington

Until 19 March 2017

Cindy Sherman Untitled #548 2010–12. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © The artist.

Cindy Sherman Untitled #548 2010–12. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © The artist.

About the Photographer

American artist Cindy Sherman is one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. For over four decades her photographs have had a significant impact on photography and the wider art world, and on contemporary popular culture.  Her work was the subject of a major survey exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012.

About the Show

Cindy Sherman is a master of impersonation. Since the mid-1970s, the New York-based artist has been her own model playing out a range of characters in staged photographs. Her self-transformations through make-up, costumes, wigs and prostheses offer a sustained, cutting and at times disturbing investigation into gender and social conditioning, narcissism and celebrity culture.

This exhibition brings together seven major series made since 2000, including collaborations with fashion houses Balenciaga and Chanel, a mammoth mural, and a new body of work produced this year. It is the largest exhibition of Sherman’s work to travel to New Zealand.

About the Venue

City Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi
Civic Square

Open daily 10am–5pm

Entry: $12
Concession: $8
12 years and under: Free
Friends of City Gallery: Free

Cindy Sherman is a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition.

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 Courtney Place Lightboxes - Shannon Novak

About the Artist

Shannon Novak is an artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. He works in painting, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on using geometric forms to explore his deep and abiding interest in the interrelationships between sound, colour, form, time, space, and social context. He has been engaged in public commissions in Auckland, New Plymouth, and Denver, and co-founded West gallery at The University of Auckland in 2012. His work has been shown internationally in venues such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Ningbo Museum of Art, and Georgia Museum of Art. He completed a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2016.

About the Work

Shannon Novak’s project Modulation demonstrates his ongoing interest in the ways we perceive shape, space, colour, rhythm, energy and sound. He creates chromatic and compositional relationships that respond to both visual references and the energy of an object, site or body.

This project creates a dynamic experience that is engaging and interactive. Through the use of mobile technology, it encourages new audiences to experience traditional forms of art. It activates another dimension of the light boxes, extending their reach into virtual space. The light boxes build awareness of the phenomenon of synaesthesia and its potential for creative exploration, as well as (re)connecting the disciplines of visual art, music and moving image/animation.

About the Experience

Make the most of this exhibition – download the Aurasma app on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Use the app to follow the Shannon Novak channel and then scan any one of the eight circular motifs at the exhibition that face the footpath. 

Full instructions

To experience the augmented reality aspect of Modulation, you'll need a mobile device with the free app Aurasma installed and an internet connection.

Step 1: download and setup Aurasma (one time setup)

  • Search for and download the Aurasma app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Launch the app and create an account.
  • Tap the magnifying glass icon.
  • Search for and follow “Shannon Novak”.
  • Return to the main screen.

Step 2: Activate the work (any time)

  • Make sure your device is connected to the internet and your sound is turned up.
  • Activate camera mode in the Aurasma app by tapping the target icon.
  • Hold your mobile device up to any one of the eight small circular motifs that face towards the footpath

For More Information

Please visit the Wellington City Council website or Shannon Novak's website.



Wellington Central Park - The Upstream Art Trail

About the Show

The Upstream Art Trail is a biennial temporary public art exhibition in Wellington’s Central Park organised by Upstream: Friends of Central Park.

The inaugural exhibition in March 2015 showcased 12 emerging artists and a combined work by four local primary schools. The event was well attended and proved a hit with local residents, visitors, and the Wellington arts community. Attendees commented on the quality, diversity and accessibility of the art works on show, and the event won the “Best Visual Arts" award at the New Zealand Fringe Festival.

This year's Art Trail will feature work from 14 emerging artists and a combined work by five local primary schools responding to the theme of Shelter. 

About the Location

Upstream is presented in Central Park a 13-hectare urban oasis of exotic woodland, native forest and formal gardens, with a stream, playground, tennis centre and numerous walking tracks. Nestled between Brooklyn and Aro Valley, the park is within easy walking distance of downtown Wellington. It is part of the Wellington Town Belt, which was set aside in 1840 for public recreation and enjoyment.

Come and wander upstream from the 2-5 March 2017.

For More Information

More information about the trail and the Friends of Central park can be found at http://upstream.org.nz/



Hutt Valley - Common Ground


About the Show

Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival 2017 is a significant new public arts festival, exploring our relationship with water in new ways through art. This is at a time when New Zealand faces critical issues related to climate change, including water quality, ecology and ownership.

A partnership between groundbreaking public art producers Letting Space and Hutt City Council, the Festival will take place from 25 February to 4 March. It features five major commissioned public art projects by leading Wellington and Hutt artists and a diverse public programme. The Hutt supplies the entire Wellington region with its water and is beginning significant work to deal with flood management and draw city focus to the river.

The Council established the Festival in 2015, and for 2017 have partnered with Letting Space, known for their innovative work in empowering people through temporary public art projects. The Festival will host fun activities, picnics, discussions, screenings, a pop up library, and all events are free to attend.

Common Ground is presented in partnership with Hutt City Council, with funding from Hutt City Council, Creative New Zealand and the Chartwell Foundation.The Festival will take place from 25 February – 4 March 2017.

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