RED ROOM until 22 November 2009
9 - 22 November 2009
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Last Chance To See...
RED ROOM until 22 November
From TheNewDowse collection, a ceramic installation by Bruce Dehnert that's inspired by a hot pool, and the artist's love for a woman, architecture and a place called Aotearoa. Image attached: Bruce Dehnert, Red Room (detail) 1996. Photograph by Dave Turnbull.
GOLD RUSH! until 22
A dazzling showcase of the five winners of TheNewDowse Gold Award
HotHouse (Season 2) until 14 February
A showcase of Aotearoa's fresh new entrepreneurial ideas, refuelled every four months, HotHouse highlights the role creativity plays in invention and innovation. Season 2 includes: Twig Coat Stand: Knobby by Nature and Design, Winner of the 2009 Home New Zealand Design Award; Trompe L'oeil: Tricking the Eye, Winner of the 2009 Westfield Style Pasifika New Zealand Fashion Awards and the 2009 Mittel Moda fashion Award; Tu Ake: Standing Strong, Maori-moko inspired running shoes by Titahi Bay's Wiremu Barriball, Winner of 2009 Moromoda Maori Fashion Week Award; and Te Paea Tohoro: The Stranded Whale, an ingenious cloak made from plastic granules that helps protect stranded whales.
Supported by GNS Science, a Crown Research Institute based in Lower Hutt, and Fraser Engineering Group.
18th ANNUAL WALLACE ART
AWARDS until 24 January
Since 1992, the Wallace Art Awards have supported and promoted New Zealand contemporary art and artists. The awards reward those producing outstanding work with international residencies at prestigious studios in Europe and the USA, with a total prize value of over $100,000. As the only venue outside Auckland, TheNewDowse displays a selection of works from winners and finalists.
Toured by the Wallace Arts Trust
Supported at TheNewDowse by Gillespie Young Watson
CAO FEI: UTOPIA until 31 January 2010
Discover the work of rising art star Cao Fei. Born in Guangzhou and living in Beijing, she represents a generation who have experienced urbanization at a giddying rate. The young people in her videos and photographs inhabit elaborate states of transformation, set against the fast patterns of the cityscape.
A joint project by ARTSPACE Auckland and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
JIM MCMURTRY until
31 January 2010
Jim McMurtry, Michael Parekowhai's infamous giant blow-up bunny, has been seen snoozing in locations across the world from South Korea to Warsaw, Lithuania and the Maori Battalion Hall in Auckland. TheNewDowse provides his latest place to catch a few 'z's.
TICKLE MY SENSES until 17 January 2010
Can you imagine what art looks like by touching it? Can a photograph make you feel hungry? Targeted at kids aged 3-10, this show demonstrates that you can explore art with all 5 senses.
45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt FREE ENTRY
Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
TheNewDowse & Petone Settlers Museum
45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
PO Box 30396
Lower Hutt 5040