Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

WCC and Excio team up to showcase creativity on the streets

WCC and Excio team up to showcase creativity on the streets in NZ's Capital of Culture

In an ongoing partnership, Wellington City Council and Excio are now showcasing some of the city’s diverse murals and images from ReCut, the new art event series, on digital devices around the world.

Wellington is known as New Zealand's Capital of Culture and is well loved for its diverse arts and culture scene. In 2017 a series of free dynamic outdoor art events was created to showcase the capital's emerging and already established creative talent. Organised by Wellington City Council, ReCut covers all aspects of art forms including sculpture, digital art, fashion, sonic arts, dance, music, the written and spoken word and so much more in a spectacle of sound, light and colour.

This series of events brings art to the people of Wellington and now Wellington City Council and Excio will be showcasing the city's art on walls and delivering highlights of ReCut to a worldwide audience.

Council’s City Arts and Events team is working to improve information and access to the city’s arts activities. “Excio are providing another way for people to engage with art and events in our city”, says Arts Programme Advisor, Katie Taylor-Duke.

Excio is an award-winning Wellington-born app that delivers an array of interesting and meaningful photographs and artworks directly to users’ mobile phone screens 24/7. Their mission is to bring people closer to culture in the 21st century, to inspire and educate them, helping to bring cultural images to life with the addition of audio and descriptions. They already have a partnership with Wellington City Council Archives, getting hundreds of the city's heritage photos seen by the public, and have also teamed up with Te Papa and Wellington City Libraries.

Excio's co-founder and CEO Ana Lyubich says, “We are super excited to be able to give both our local and worldwide community of users access to the new art on walls and ReCut collections. Excio users are visual fans so allowing them to see public art created by talented local artists is a special moment. We hope to bring more art on walls and events to the platform from around NZ and internationally in the near future.”


ENDS

Excio http://www.excio.io

Wellington City Council - Arts https://wellington.govt.nz/services/community-and-culture/arts/outdoor-public-art/murals

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why France Could Become Our Closest Ally In Europe

As PM Jacinda Ardern returns from a triumphant tour to Britain and the capitals of Europe, her officials have probably begun to assess what the more substantive gains from the trip might have been. Most of the chatter has been about potential trade deals – so lets just assume for the moment that bilateral trade deals between big and small countries are a good thing, despite the perils they pose to the smaller party. Currently, Britain is so involved with its Brexit nightmare that there seems little prospect of any substantive early progress on an FTA with Britain. In any case, New Zealand should be wary of being the first cab off that particular rank. ... More>>

 

HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say - Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson + Clark & Russia’s World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Europe for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>

ALSO:


Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages