Wellington Region Arts Lists – Oct 29-31

Wellington Heritage Week culminates this weekend with many free events on offer.

Highlights of Heritage Week

Christ Church Taita – Open afternoon

73 Eastern Hutt Rd, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Sun, free.

Take a tour of Christ Church Cemetery in Taita. It is the second oldest church in New Zealand and the oldest in the Wellington region. It was built by pioneer families and held its first service in 1854. Visits to the cemetery at 1 pm and 2 pm.

Futuna Chapel

67 Futuna Close, Wellington. 11 am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, free.

The chapel is the masterpiece of the late architect John Scott de Haumoana and is a synthesis of Maori, European and New Zealand Pakeha building traditions. Staff and students from Victoria University of Wellington will host a lecture on a virtual reality recreation of the chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Upper Hutt Heritage Walking Tour

Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m., free.

A guided tour presenting the historic sites and buildings of Upper Hutt. This 1.5 kilometer walk will introduce you to the historic districts and the stories of our city, its personalities and its drama.

Souvenirs from the 1974 Newtown Adventure Playground.

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Souvenirs from the 1974 Newtown Adventure Playground.

Souvenirs from the 1974 Newtown Adventure Playground

Newtown Hall, Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 10 am-4pm, free.

A striking photo exhibit of Newtown’s Adventure Playground – a radical 1970s DIY space for kids to play and explore – by photographer John McWilliam. Reservations required. Send an email to [email protected] or call 04 389 4786.

Visit of the House of Philosophy

33 Aro Street, Wellington. Sat, 10 am-2pm, free.

The Georgian-style Philosophy House built in 1913 in Aro Valley won New Zealand’s first architectural prize. It was built by the Salvation Army for training purposes. There will be presentations and tours of the building during the day.

Open day of the bell tower of Saint Peter’s Church in Te Aro

Saint-Pierre Church, rue Willis, Sat, 10 am-2pm, koha.

Spend time in one of Wellington’s oldest churches, try ringing the bells. Access to the tower is via very steep stairs. Visiting children must be accompanied by an adult.

Industry at Hutt open days

Petone Library, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm, free

Lower Hutt has a long history of industrial enterprise dating back to the 19th century, including car assembly, food production, and a woolen mill. Join Hutt Town Libraries and the Petone Settlers Museum for a display of articles and resources showcasing these local industries around Hutt.

Tyers Walk and Talk Streaming

National Storage Wellington, 7 Lower Tyers Road, Sunday, 11 a.m., free

Join the Guardians of Tyers Stream for a 1.5-hour walk through a hidden gem in Khandallah. Tyers Stream Reserve is an area of ​​”Ecologically Significant” (WCC) and Historic Significance. To book, send an email to [email protected]

Art curator Carolina Izzo will give a presentation on the restoration of the statue of Christ of Futuna (2013).


Art curator Carolina Izzo will give a presentation on the restoration of the statue of Christ of Futuna (2013).

Art in architecture – Restoration of cultural heritage objects

Futuna Chapel, Sun 2 p.m., free.

Italian art restorer Carolina Izzo will give a presentation on the restoration of the Christ statue of Futuna (2013) and the very recently completed restoration of the Stations of the Cross in Futuna Chapel, Karori.


Community open day

Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Sat, 10 am-1pm

The Mahara Gallery is moving while the building is being redeveloped. Come discover the history of the gallery, its upgrade and its provisional plans. Share your memories and help create the final collaborative artwork in the gallery.

Artists respond to Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata

City Gallery, Sat 1 p.m., free

The last Saturday of Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata Join us as local musicians, Riki Gooch and Alistair Fraser, and the poets weave their own answers through the exhibition.

Color wheel 2021

Hutt Art Center Gallery, until November 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To free

Exhibition of paintings and drawings by local artists, all for sale at a reasonable price. Just in time for Christmas. No reservations required – just show up.

Marie Le Lièvre, Never

Bartley & Company Art, Garrett St, until November 20, Fri 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., free

The notion of deep plunging surfaces in Marie Le Lièvre’s new exhibition – both formally in terms of her surfaces rich in oil and graphite layers, and conceptually with what she aims to do with her painting by representing psychological states.

Art photography

online at photoforum-nz.org

‘Places in the Mind’ with Peter Black, David Cook, Chevron Hassett, Harry Culy, Mary Macpherson and Jane Wilcox. Essay by Mark Amery.

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