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High Fashion On The Farm

Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:57 am | The Dowse

Escape into the unexpectedly glamourous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected more than 200 couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa, in a new exhibition at The Dowse this summer. More >>

The Dowse Launches First Survey Exhibition Of Contemporary Jeweller Jane Dodd

Friday, 19 February 2021, 2:05 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse Art Museum presents the first major survey of contemporary jeweller Jane Dodd in a new exhibition titled Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery. Opening on Saturday 20 February, Wild Domain brings together works from Jane’s ... More >>

The Dowse Receives Newly Established Blumhardt Fund

Friday, 20 November 2020, 3:24 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse Art Museum is delighted to announce it is one of the first recipients of the newly established Blumhardt Fund. The Blumhardt Fund provides a dollar for dollar subsidy to enable participating art museums to acquire works made by outstanding ... More >>

Multi-cultural Making: The Future Of Craft In Aotearoa

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 11:12 am | The Dowse

Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making opens at The Dowse, 6 June 2020 Jewellery that can only be worn in a virtual world; handwoven harakeke battle suits; and digital mōteatea – a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum opening 6 June explores and challenges ... More >>

Micro-cities, Biospheres And Ballistic Missiles

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 11:09 am | The Dowse

Human Hand : Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis opens at The Dowse, 6 June 2020 An experimental micro-city, a biosphere to replicate life in outer space, and the largest intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the US Air Force – three ... More >>

Oil Industry Spread 'Alternative Facts' - The Dowse, 25/3

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:07 am | The Dowse

While the oil industry prepares to discuss topics like “Hydraulic Fracturing: What Do We Do often Wrong and What Could We Do Better?” at the upcoming Petroleum Conference, their nemeses - citizens hoping for a healthy future- will meet at the Dowse Art ... More >>

Immersive & Emotive - The Dowse Spring Season

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:54 am | The Dowse

This spring, The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt has a collection of shows that are perfect for quiet reflection and lively debate, followed by a sumptuous treat at the new café, Bellbird Eatery. More >>

Entries Called for ECC Student Craft/Design Awards

Friday, 24 July 2015, 11:00 am | The Dowse

What will David Trubridge think of your design? If you're a tertiary design students or 2014 design graduate then this is your chance to enter the 2015 ECC New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards and have that question answered! Internationally renowned ... More >>

Art Deco Buttons to Wow at The Dowse

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 11:11 am | The Dowse

Buttons are often overlooked on clothing they’re workers on a garment, holding up trousers, fastening shirts and stopping the cold coming into coats but in a new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum, buttons are the main attraction. All That ... More >>

Celebrate Matariki at The Dowse

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 4:56 pm | The Dowse

A towering 4 metre high tiki figure made from cardboard, a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and a star party are all on offer as part of the Matariki Wellington Festival celebrations at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. More >>

Giant pou towers at The Dowse

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:33 am | The Dowse

Visitors to The Dowse Art Museum are awe-struck by the scale of a new pou by artist Reweti Arapere (Ngati Raukawa te au ki te Tonga, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Porou) on show until 2 August 2015. Standing 4 metres high, Rangimatua (Sky father), represents ... More >>

What’s on at The Dowse

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:55 pm | The Dowse

Modern Revivals features award winning furniture by New Zealand designers who draw inspiration from the sleek lines of modernist twentieth century design, while addressing twenty-first century values such as comfort, space and financial constraints and ... More >>

What’s On at The Dowse 13 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014, 2:59 pm | The Dowse

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 exhibition Solo 2014. Showcasing ... More >>

What's On at The Dowse

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 4:00 pm | The Dowse

Upcoming Events… Craftcamp Sat 13 Sep, 10.30am & 1.30pm Bookings essential | $10 per child T 04 570 6500 | E > More >>

Sculptor Elizabeth Thomson's quiet occupation of The Dowse

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:29 pm | The Dowse

Visitors to The Dowse Art Museum will be fascinated and captivated when they experience Invitation to Openness—Substantive and Transitive States a new installation by Wellington sculptor Elizabeth Thomson. More >>

Peter Peryer: Celebrated photographer returns to the Dowse

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:28 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse Art Museum is proud to present Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye, an exhibition of images by one of New Zealand’s most renowned artists. More >>

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 >>