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Homecoming For Shane Cotton - Major New Exhibition At The Dowse, Sat 17 July

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 9:10 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Leading contemporary artist Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) will open a major exhibition of new works at The Dowse Art Museum - his first public show in Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley, the place he was raised. Opening 17 July, Te ... More >>

Showcasing Aotearoa's Urban Art Scene - From The Streets To The Gallery

Friday, 26 March 2021, 11:57 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The Most Dedicated: An Aotearoa Graffiti Story and the TMD Street Art Festival The first major public museum display of street art collective, TMD Crew, The Dowse Art Museum presents the work of the twenty-one internationally acclaimed street artists ... More >>

Digging For Gold - The Dowse Celebrates Its 50th Year With New Exhibition Fool’s Gold

Monday, 1 February 2021, 11:19 am | The Dowse Art Museum

The Dowse Art Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year starting off with a new exhibition, 'Fool’s Gold', opening on 2 February, featuring the golden, yellow and ochre artworks from The Dowse Collection. From Colin McCahon’s golden ... More >>

Fresh, local and utterly compelling contemporary art

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:50 am | The Dowse Art Museum

A theatre built in a disused swimming pool, intricate weaving, the utopian ideals of community, dissected photography and the cyclical nature of architecture are all on display in The Dowse Art Museum’s summer show, SOLO 2018. More >>

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 >, 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 >>