Power Plant

28 Feb – 16 Mar | $25 – $55

Step into an enchanting night time world of light and sound at the Botanic Garden, as five artists transform one of Wellington’s most beautiful locations. Read more

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Simon Starling: In Speculum

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

The first survey of the Turner Prize winning artist’s work in Australasia this exhibition brings together a major new commission alongside key works that focus particularly on the relationships between art, technology, history and modernity. Read more

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Tracey Moffatt: Other

21 Feb – 12 Mar | FREE

New York-based Australian artist Tracey Moffatt focuses on themes of the other, the unknown, the outcast, and the marginal. Read more

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Shigeyuki Kihara: Culture for Sale

From Friday 21 Feb | FREE

A live performance and interactive video installation at City Gallery, informed by the 19th century Samoan men, women and children who toured Germany as part of a “human zoo” or “Völkerschau”. Read more

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Shigeyuki Kihara: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Shigeyuki Kihara's latest exhibition sees Kihara perform a fictitious narrative in the guise of a resurrected 19th Century Samoan woman examining current Samoan culture and society following the tsunami of 2009. Read more

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Jens Uwe Parkitny: Blood Faces

25 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Photographer Jens Uwe Parkitny has travelled extensively through the Chin villages documenting the last remaining examples of facial tattoos that represent what is seen as a tradition in decline. Read more

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Glen Hayward: Rita Angus used to grow her own vegetables

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Between Te Papa and Circa Theatre stand four massive bollards. On this site the Wellington Sculpture Trust has its biennial temporary sculpture installation: The 4 Plinths Sculpture Project. Read more

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Kete: Art Fair and Symposium

27 Feb – 2 Mar | $5

This four-day art fair and symposium celebrates objects and design. Read more

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Frances Hodgkins in Kāpiti

1 Mar – 16 Mar | FREE

The legendary Field Collection is being exhibited for only the second time, including 24 paintings from Frances Hodgkins’ early career. Read more

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Tiffany Singh: Fly Me Up To Where You Are

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Tiffany Singh’s major participatory installation Fly Me Up to Where You Are will involve approximately 1000 school children from the Wellington Region displaying their “Hopes and Dreams” on prayer flags hung as one installation in the main foyer at Pataka Read more

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Helen Calder: Qualia

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Qualia, originating from the Latin “quale” meaning “what kind”, is a term that references individual instances of purely subjective experience. Read more

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Paul Cullen

4 Mar – 16 Mar | FREE

An exhibition of new work by Auckland-based artist Paul Cullen will feature at The Engine Room during the Festival. Read more

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Noel McKenna, William Eggleston, Laurence Aberhart: South of No North

21 Feb – 9 Mar | FREE

This exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia brings together three artists who share an interest in the commonplace, and in the stories and poetry of everyday life. Read more

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Adam Portraiture Award 2014

21 Feb – 15 Mar | FREE

Showcasing an enormous range of contemporary portraiture from throughout New Zealand, the Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealand’s premier portrait competition. Read more

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Shapeshifter 2014

22 Feb – 16 Mar | $5 – $7

See Lower Hutt’s beautiful civic gardens brought to life over the weeks of the New Zealand Festival by the sixth Shapeshifter outdoor sculpture exhibition. Read more

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Cinema and Painting

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Cinema and Painting examines the intersection of two media at a point in their history when they have been deeply impacted by digital culture. Read more

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Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s changing programme of art from the national collection. Read more

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Performance Arcade

27 Feb – 3 Mar | FREE

The Performance Arcade brings together visual arts and performance in a specially curated “exhibition-event” of live art practices on Wellington Waterfront. Read more

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Daniel von Sturmer: Production Stills

FREE

Using a range of media, Daniel von Sturmer's work asks questions about perception, time and how context and framing can shape the meaning and experience of an artwork. Read more

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Slip Cast

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

A new generation of artists is using ceramics with a new freedom, incorporating other materials, and heedless of the traditional art/craft divide. Read more

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Peter Robinson: Tribe Subtribe

21 Feb – 16 Mar | FREE

Acclaimed New Zealand sculptor Peter Robinson presents a major new installation for The Dowse Art Museum. Read more