Street Art

Rita Angus mural to be painted on Dominion building

Well-known street artist Askew One starts work next week on a large scale tribute mural of one of New Zealand’s most loved artist Rita Angus on a building in Bond Street. The mural design, based on a portrait photo of Rita Angus taken by Theo Schoon circa 1947, will feature on the west side of …

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Wellington City Council’s 40th Summer City starts on Monday

The Wellington City Council’s Summer City programme kicks-off its 40th year on New Year’s Eve, with more than 90 events over the next three months – and something for everyone.   For 40 years, Summer City has been entertaining locals and visitors with a huge variety of events and activities, and its history is equally …

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Pouwhenua display opens tonight to highlight Te Matatini

A new generation of urban Māori are on display in the heart of Wellington as the city prepares to host the biggest kapa haka festival in the country. Photo: RNZ / Te Aniwa Hurihanganui The three metre-high pouwhenua mark the arrival of the upcoming Te Matatini competition which expects to bring more than 60,000 visitors …

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Your top ten events for the weekend of 17 and 18 November

This weekly feature lists a selection of Wellington events accessible this weekend for $20.00 or less (and ideally free). You may want to check previous high five posts for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. In response to World Day …

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Bucket fountain flowered up

Cuba Street’s iconic bucket fountain was decked out today with locally grown flowers for New Zealand Flowers Week. The installation by Melissa Jane Flower Studio will be in place til 8.00pm tonight as part of the week-long celebration (to 11 November) to raise awareness about domestic cut flower agriculture and innovative floral design. Photos by …

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New heritage plaques honour great local women

An iconic and much-loved Wellington broadcaster was remembered this week with the unveiling of a plaque in her honour. The plaque on the Dixon Street footpath outside the Hope Gibbons building remembers Maud Basham, affectionately known as Aunt Daisy, who broadcast from the building on the corner of Taranaki and Dixon streets for 2ZB for …

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Aladdin Sane eaten by bird-human in Ghuznee Street

A carefully crafted paper creation has been artfully pasted to the window of one of the doomed yellow-stickered Ghuznee Street buildings east of Cuba Street. As well as capturing the reflected triptych tribute to David Bowie’s classic 1973 album Aladdin Sane that celebrates the 30th anniversary of JAM hairdressing and its virtuoso owner Tony Barrett,  …

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Courtenay Place street art

You’ve all seen this, right? Great use of available structure. Love to know who the creator was. Email [email protected] with information. Photo by Mark Cubey