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Exhibition Celebrates Abstraction from The Dowse Collection

Monday, 14 April 2014, 2:52 pm | The Dowse

Eye-popping colour, pattern and surprise await visitors to Short Traditions , opening 18 April at The Dowse Art Museum. Cutting a visual slice through The Dowse collection, the exhibition highlights abstraction across painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics. ... More >>

What's On At The Dowse

Monday, 6 January 2014, 6:02 pm | The Dowse

Little Sparks Tues 17 January, 1-2pm | $5 per person | 4yr olds & caregivers A hands-on session for creatively-minded four year olds. Little Sparks meet once a month to chat about what they have seen at The Dowse - and then get busy creating ... More >>

Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa - The Dowse

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 4:08 pm | The Dowse

Join us at The Dowse this summer for a celebration of the fascinations of exotic animals. Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa is a light-hearted look at exotic animals, usually found in zoos, that have found their way into New Zealand art. More >>

Winners announced for 2013 Student Design Awards

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 2:01 pm | The Dowse

A record 100 entries were received for this year’s ECC Student Craft/Design Awards with the Supreme Award going to Hayden Maunsell’s entry Table Lamp - Dark. Hayden is a third year student at Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay; he takes ... More >>

What's coming up at The Dowse

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 12:28 pm | The Dowse

City Oh Sigh is a quartet of trained musicians who carefully craft soulful songs, capturing audiences with their softness and beauty. The band combines unique instrumentation with subtle elements of folk and minimalist pop to emerge with a sound that is both ... More >>

Brickell Book Shortlisted for 2013 NZ Post Book Awards

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 12:31 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse is excited to announce that the book, His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell , published by AUP in association with our exhibition His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey , has been shortlisted for this year’s NZ Post Book Awards. The ... More >>

Big Day Dowse Sun 24 March 2013, 12–6pm | FREE

Monday, 18 March 2013, 2:55 pm | The Dowse

See you Sunday for Big Day Dowse with the Phoenix Foundation and Anika Moa. Local bands Newtown Rocksteady and Niko Ne Zna will also be there. Digital artist Jon Baxter is down from Auckland with his ‘ An Interactive World’ inside The Dowse and once ... More >>

Myths, Monsters & Magical Things at The Dowse

Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 11:49 am | The Dowse

Our new family exhibition, 9 March-16 June, is called Myths, Monsters & Magical Things and features artwork inspired by fables, story tales, myths and legends, including Maori taniwha, Irish leprechaun, Greek mythology and other heroic journeys and fabulous ... More >>

Big Day Dowse Set to Fly with Phoenix Foundation & Anika Moa

Monday, 17 December 2012, 10:19 am | The Dowse

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release: 17 December 2013 Big Day Dowse Set to Fly with Phoenix Foundation & Anika Moa The second annual Big Day Dowse is all warmed up and ready to soar in Dowse Square and The Dowse Art Museum, Sunday 24 March 2013, ... More >>

Mega-Download at The Dowse: Come & Play Video Games With Us

Monday, 13 August 2012, 2:07 pm | The Dowse

From Cletus Clay to Dungeon King, from hack and slash to butterfly play, The Dowse celebrates the talents of New Zealand’s visionary game designers in Arcade, opening 10 November. Arcade showcases the work of our most talented and influential indie ... More >>

Dungeon King Meets Cletus Clay: NZ Video Games Exhibition

Monday, 30 July 2012, 3:24 pm | The Dowse

Dungeon King Meets Cletus Clay - Dowse Announces Major Exhibition Of New Zealand Video Gaming Hi there Every day across the world, millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games. The Dowse Art Museum is excited to celebrate what is ... More >>

Dowse launches new publication on work of Ann Shelton

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 4:25 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse has launched the tree obverse , a new publication featuring the work of photographer Ann Shelton. This publication accompanies her exhibition in the forest, on at The Dowse as part of our Solo Wellington Artists series. More >>

'Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective' opens at the Dowse

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 11:46 am | The Dowse

Hairy Maclary, that famous little black dog, was born in Lower Hutt. In 1979, while living here, Dame Lynley Dodd made a small sketch of a rather unkempt-looking dog and penned a few words underneath. More >>

What's coming up at The Dowse

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 1:41 pm | The Dowse

Sit back and enjoy the best of New Zealand contemporary jazz at Late Lounge. All galleries, cafe and cash bar open until 9pm. The Troubles are led by Lower Hutt-based John Rae, one of Scotland’s best known and loved jazz musicians and composers. ... More >>

What's new at The Dowse

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 4:14 pm | The Dowse

Matariki with the star of Matariki Sun June 24 2012 | From 11:30am: Sausage sizzle with Alix Bushnell, 1pm: screening of Matariki (RP13) | FREE Join the stars under the stars. Meet Alix Bushnell, Britta in TV2's Go Girls and star of the movie Matariki. ... More >>

What's On At The Dowse?

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 6:45 pm | The Dowse

What's On At The Dowse? Events… Simon Manchester talk on Len Castle Sun 20 May 2012, 2pm | A Friends of The Dowse event Join Wellington collector and historian Simon Manchester for a discussion and tour of Len Castle: A Tribute as well as further ... More >>

Four-Ever Wellington At The Dowse

Thursday, 26 April 2012, 1:39 pm | The Dowse

Unearthly beings, pulsing patterns, uneasy oaks and demonstrative deer - the diverse works, and worlds, of four Wellington artists are on show at The Dowse. Matt Hunt, Cat Auburn, Ann Shelton and Ben Buchanan each open exhibitions on 12th May as part ... More >>

So It Vanishes: Dowse exhibition cancelled

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 1:54 pm | The Dowse

Mexican artist Teresa Margolles is internationally renowned for her poignant works, which make a profound meditation on death and humanity. The Dowse programmed So it Vanishes for the New Zealand International Arts Festival because we believe passionately ... More >>

Big Day Dowse with Rhombus, Bella kalolo, Newtown Rocksteady

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 10:19 am | The Dowse

Radio Active presents... big summer beats with Rhombus, Bella Kalolo, Newtown Rocksteady, Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and much more. Big Day Dowse is the first of what will be an annual Dowse event, plus we want to celebrate the opening of a new civic ... More >>

Teresa Margolles’ Delicate Dealings with Death at The Dowse

Monday, 12 December 2011, 2:30 pm | The Dowse

For the New Zealand International Arts Festival, The Dowse presents So It Vanishes, an exhibition of two works by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles. Margolles, who represented Mexico at the 2009 Venice Biennale, is internationally renowned for evoking challenging ... More >>

 

 

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