50% from A.J. Ponder’s books sold at Rona Gallery will go to Te Omanga Hospice as part of the “Ponder This” exhibition. 3-20 August.
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City Gallery Wellington is holding an exhibition called “Occulture: The Dark Arts exhibition”. It promises as show that “explores contemporary art’s role in the process of occultation. It brings together New Zealand and international artists who push the symbolic, formal and material languages of esoteric or occult traditions into new forms.”
More information about the exhibition, can be found on the City Gallery Wellington web site. The exhibition runs 12 August to 19 November 2017.
World UFO Day
Sunday 2nd July every year
176 Victoria Street
Years in the making Anton and Nina imaged what the future would be like. Will it be a post-apocalyptic survival or, a future where everybody wears the same thing and live in peace with robots in a bubble city.
Either way we want to take photos of it, gather evidence and travel there.
Photonflux is the place where possible future will be planned, discussed and changed.
The headquarters offers the revolutionary fluxbun, a fried dough filled with various flavours in a casual setting. For World UFO Day your filling will be in the hands of our creative chef.
However if you do not wish to be pleasantly surprised you can pick from our menu.
The bar host craft beer, single barrel whiskies, Kombucha and organic wines and six barrel soda.
The objective is to attract like-minded people who support creativity, the idea of Scifi and appreciate the art of making art.
Anton Sounes (a Sounes Photo) has his photography studio on the second floor and are planning to capture all those who wish to be captured. Be creative and join in.
Dress up or come as you are.
Limited parking available for space ships.
Arty Bees Books and the Southern Cross Hotel have started up a book club. You can read about the event here on its FB page. As many of you know, Arty bees have been a big supporter of local SF/F/H over the years. The following is the blurb about the club.
“Read any good books lately? Itching to talk about them? Go on then! In this book club there’s no specific book you have to pretend to have read; we’re thinking more relaxed, informal discussion with like-minded readers about book… related… stuff. (and maybe a glass of wine or two). Sound good? Good! The Southern Cross Book Club exists with a little help from our friends at Arty Bees Books. We meet on the second Monday of every month at 6pm in the Lounge, first on the right as you arrive. If you can read this, you may as well join us.”
The next meeting is Monday, May 8 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM – the theme is “War! What is it good for?”
Animation enthusiasts have an opportunity to see how their favourite characters came to life in a Dreamworks Animation exhibition hosted by the country’s national museum.
Dreamworks Animation would showcase their two decades of film-making that include rough sketches of a film through to the completed project at Wellington’s Te Papa museum.
Visitors would also be treated to an interactive “dragon flight” – inspired by the studio’s film How to Train Your Dragon.
This included an interactive panoramic dragon ride on the back of Toothless, a dragon in the movie.
The experience would also show visitors computer-generated imagery (CGI) film.Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis said visitors could immerse themselves in the exhibition.
“This exhibition really draws back the curtain on the artistry and creative process that goes into creating these films,” he said.
The exhibition opens today and will finish in March next year.
Wellington City Libraries are hosting a celebration of NZ cartoonists and comic creators and the comic book medium over the next few days – all welcome.
Today, Moth City creator and former Weta designer, Tim Gibson will be hosting a Digital comics workshop at the Central library from 5 – 6.30.
At 7.00 on the second floor, Tim Gibson, cartoonist and comics historian, Tim Bollinger, film maker and comics creator Jonathan King and publisher Matt Emery will discuss N.Z. comics current and future state.
Tomorrow is Free comic book day at the Central library and sponsors GRAPHIC comic store have provided over a thousand free comics to give away.
We have a Women’s comics panel with the editors of upcoming anthology, ‘Three Words’ and Weta’s Chris Guise will present on the transition of ‘Tintin: From comic to film.’
Novelist and cartoonist Sarah Laing will host a comics workshop first thing thanks to sponsors ‘The New Zealand book council.’
We also have a Manga drawing competition and Cosplay with prizes.
For more details and times here’s our Comicfest blog featuring a growing list of cartoonist profiles and event details – wcl.govt.nz/comicfest
And our Facebook events page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1577140529231221/