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EXHIBITIONS CLOSING: * Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series ends Sun 19 May
* Mikala Dwyer ends Sun 19 May
* Tracey Moffat ends Sun 26 May

CURRENT & 'OPENING SOON':
* Racetrack Gary Freemantle Michael Hirschfeld Gallery 25 April - 3 June 2002

* Anne Noble: States of Grace 25 May-11 August 2002 Long recognised as a major figure in New Zealand photography, Wellington artist Anne Noble has in the last decade come increasingly to the fore as a major mid-career artist, regardless of medium. States of Grace draws together the many major photographic series in Noble's oeuvre, focusing on the unfolding connections of theme and effect. Noble's work explores a wide range of social, ethical and poetic issues-from landscape to religion, from the personal to the political. Throughout, her art is characterised by its intense formal beauty, and its enrichment of documentary models of photography with symbolic and poetic qualities. The exhibition features around 100 photographs from Noble's major photographic essays, with selected photographs from additional essays to draw out thematic connections between them. States of Grace also includes a body of new work created by the artist for this exhibition. States of Grace is organised and toured by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Exhibition tour is sponsored by Crown Relocations.

* Marti Friedlander - Photographs 31 May - 11 August 2002 This is the first comprehensive survey exhibition of photographs by Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed photographers. Organised by the Auckland City Art Gallery, it brings together the extensive range of photographs created over a period of forty years by this senior artist.

Friedlander's visual records of cultural change have long been celebrated. The first camera-artist to independently document post-war New Zealand, her work builds a remarkable visual portrait of New Zealand character and maturing identity. Based around several key themes including protest and demonstrations, the changing nature of Maori society, the achievements of artists and writers, and the character of New Zealand and Pacific society, Marti Friedlander-Photographs reveals a fascinating exploration and celebration of human life. Marti Friedlander-Photographs is a touring exhibition organised by the Auckland Art Gallery. The exhibition is supported by Creative New Zealand and sponsored by Aalto Colour, and the tour is sponsored by Spicers Strategic Financial Advice.

PUBLIC TOURS -SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 12 NOON Join our informative guides for a dynamic and accessible 40 minute tour around the current exhibitions in the main galleries.

COMPETITION: THE NED KELLY SCHOOLS ART COMPETITION Capital E, Civic Square, 20 April - 19 May Local junior and intermediate school students have submitted paintings based on Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series. Students were asked to show another event or image from the Ned Kelly story, or base their work on one of Nolan's paintings. This competition has been organised jointly by City Gallery Wellington and Capital E. Admission is free, and the public can to vote for their own favourite work. Prizes generously donated by Gillian Deane. City Gallery Schools Education Programmes funded by LEOTC. City Gallery Wellington and Capital E are managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series is presented by Ernst & Young, Russell McVeagh and Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Generously supported by The Breeze. Tracey Moffatt is presented by Saatchi & Saatchi. Mikala Dwyer is a City Gallery Wellington Australian Artist's Project, presented by Silverscreen and Oktobor. Open City public programme Principal Sponsor Montana Wines Ltd. Racetrack is presented within the 360 programme - a full perspective on Wellington Art - which is generously sponsored by Designworks. Generously supported by Montana Wines Ltd and Ruth Pretty Catering. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.

ENDS.


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