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Acquisition funds dedicated to Women and Maori artists

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:57 am | The Dowse Art Museum

This year, The Dowse Art Museum has acquired works by Ngahuia Harrison (Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi), Neke Moa (Ngati Kahungunu, Kai Tahu, Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa) and Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu and Samoan heritage) in a purposeful decision to strengthen ... More >>

ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards Recognises Students

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 9:04 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The only awards in New Zealand which recognise both design and craft disciplines, will once again be looking for student entries during the month of September. If you're a current tertiary student or 2016 graduate then this is your chance to enter ... More >>

A season of import

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:07 am | The Dowse Art Museum

This year The Dowse Art Museum is presenting a programme of exhibitions that illuminate many important conversations taking place our contemporary moment. More >>

Last chance to see: Legacy at the Dowse Museum

Monday, 31 October 2016, 11:26 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The next ten days are Wellington’s last chance to see one of the most interesting, complex and important art shows of the year, LEGACY: The Art of Rangi Hetet and Erenora Puketapu-Hetet , at the Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt. More >>

Memory and Human Connection Inspire New Exhibition

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 2:10 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

In an age of oversharing and open access to the thoughts of those with an online presence, a new exhibition at The Dowse is a quiet reminder of the power of intimacy and private feelings. Taking its title from a poem by the late Joanna Margaret Paul, ... More >>

What’s on at The Dowse 29 January 2016

Friday, 29 January 2016, 12:42 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

Thurs 4 Feb 7pm Koha Our first Late Lounge for the year! Get down to The Dowse to hear the urban folk, alt-country sound of Claude Rains. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012, this Wellington based band have grown from strength ... More >>

Winners for ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards 2015

Friday, 25 September 2015, 10:56 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Fashion was the winner at the ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards held at The Dowse Art Museum tonight (Thursday 24 September). Massey University student Hilary Ng took away the Supreme Award and the Rembrandt Textile and Fashion Award with $3000 prize ... More >>

What's On At The Dowse

Monday, 11 May 2015, 2:27 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

In association with the exhibition Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/lucie-rie >, The Dowse is proud to host John Parker, a highly respected ceramic artist, teacher, writer and speaker. John will share the story of his own connection with his mentor, ... More >>

Dowse Curator to Take Part in International Jewellery Events

Monday, 9 February 2015, 3:56 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

The Dowse Art Museum is delighted to announce that our acting Senior Curator, Sian van Dyk, will be travelling to Munich, Germany in March this year with the support of Creative New Zealand to attend international jewellery events ‘Talente’ and ... More >>

Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:19 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists Nine metres of hydrangeas in oil paint, a translucent pyramid, colourful collage, experimental jewellery and captivating performance work are some of the treats that The Dowse Art Museum has to offer as part of biennial ... More >>

What’s on at The Dowse 11 August 2014

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:20 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

Peter Peryer had his first solo exhibition at a public gallery here at The Dowse in 1977. It was a visionary move by then director Jim Barr at a time when photography was rarely seen in public art institutions. Fast-forward to 2014 and Peter Peryer: ... More >>

Entries Called for ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:24 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The call is out for tertiary design students and 2013 design graduates to enter the 2014 ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards. These prestigious annual awards, run by The Friends of The Dowse and hosted at The Dowse Art Museum, have been supporting ... More >>

Big Day Dowse - Big Crowd Pleaser

Monday, 24 March 2014, 11:04 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The sun shone as the crowd of thousands enjoyed a final summer fling at the Big Day Dowse in Lower Hutt on Sunday 23rd March. The annual event proved to be a crowd pleaser with all ages enjoying the free entertainment and activities. More >>

Everyday Fiction: Artists imagine the world at The Dowse

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 2:45 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

What would you pack in an apocalypse toolkit? How would the heroes of Greek mythology fare in colonial New Zealand? A new exhibition at The Dowse brings together ten New Zealand artists' speculations on history, memory, and how we might live: right now, ... More >>

What's On at the Dowse - Man Made Knit-In

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 11:47 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Knit up a storm and challenge some stereotypes in our communal knit-in. Open to everyone, whether experienced or learning, but male knitters are particularly welcome. More >>

Double win for Dowse Art Museum at architecture awards

Friday, 8 November 2013, 11:15 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Hutt City and The Dowse Art Museum have won three awards in this year’s Wellington Architecture Awards. Dowse Square on Laings Road won in the Planning and Urban Design category and was praised as a space around which civic activities can be planned. ... More >>

Artistic Systems at The Dowse

Monday, 16 September 2013, 3:25 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

The repetition in Bill Culbert’s installation Light Plain duplicates the function of a simple office lamp to create a huge glowing roof of light. It’s just one of the dynamic artworks in a new exhibition at The Dowse that explores the systems and ... More >>

Man Made textiles at The Dowse

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 4:07 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

Textile works by twelve contemporary male artists feature in a new exhibition at The Dowse. Man Made, 19 October until 16 February, goes some way to quash traditional gender stereotypes of a medium more often associated with women. While textiles are ... More >>

Awards Up For Grabs for Talented Design Students

Monday, 17 June 2013, 2:58 pm | The Dowse Art Museum

The call is out for design students, and 2012 design graduates, from around the country to enter the 2013 ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards. These prestigious annual awards, run by the Friends of the Dowse and hosted at The Dowse Art Museum, ... More >>

What's Coming Up At the Dowse: Kobi Bosshard Jewellery

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 11:23 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Meet Swiss-born New Zealander Kobi Bosshard and hear about his amazing life and practice as a one of our first, and finest, contemporary jewellers. More >>

 

 

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