VIBRANT GOLD

~ events & hospitality

2022 FINALISTS

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AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Arts off the Charts

Public art took a hammering in the past two years. But not the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

 

This year’s cutting edge displays and performances - both live and online - reached nearly 250,000 people in Wellington and Aotearoa.
 

Managed by arts group Tāwhiri, the festival has brought creativity alive in the Capital every two years since 1986.

But entering the Vibrant Gold category isn’t about Tāwhiri, says executive director Meg Williams (pictured)

 

“This is about paying tribute to the artists, crew, event professionals and suppliers in Wellington who are so vital to the Capital’s continuing vibrancy.”

 

Vibe on, Wellington!

 

LEARN MORE

www.Festival.nz

www.facebook.com/aotearoanzfest

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BLOSSOM VALLEY

Cherrries on top!

Cherry blossoms can have a funny effect on people.

Kaitoke’s Blossom Valley opened last year for a three-day night trail trial. It went for 23 nights. With every session sold out.

So that’s coming back this year.

Blossom Valley is part of Aston Norwood Gardens, which has a massive number of cherry blossom trees. 

“This year we are planning on 35,000 people visiting in September/October, day and night,” says owner Mark Rammell (pictured right with Fiona Rammell).

“But the night walk is special. Being surrounded by the glowing trees, full of flowers, just does something special for the soul.” 

 

LEARN MORE
www.blossomvalley.nz

facebook.com/AstonNorwoodGardens

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BREWTOWN UPPER HUTT

Beersies + Fun

Brewtown takes all the good things in life and puts them into one giant space.

 

It has five craft breweries, distillers, great food and then, amazingly, bowling, ice skating, paintball and go karts. 

 

Next up is a million-dollar, covered outdoor area to put Brewtown on the map for a huge number of acts and events.

General Manager Phil Gorman, (pictured right with owner Malcolm Gillies) says Brewtown is now a key part of Upper Hutt, and the Wellington entertainment scene.
 

“Our focus now is on turning what is already a great place into a world-class venue for fun!”
 

Cheers, Brewtown!

 

LEARN MORE:

www.brewtown.co.nz

www.facebook.com/BrewTownUpperHutt

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CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON  

Great Walls Inspire
City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence showcasing the best in contemporary art.

Its local and international contemporary exhibitions aim to test boundaries, to challenge, and to comfort.

The recent, monumental exhibition Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings was uplifting and exuberant, staying open when people needed those experiences most.

“It was a privilege to bring this once in a lifetime exhibition to Wellington and we’re thrilled to have exceeded visitor targets.” says Director Art and Heritage 
Elizabeth Caldwell (pictured).  

 

What is art? See it for yourself at City Gallery Wellington.

 

LEARN MORE

www.Citygallery.org.nz

facebook.com/CityGalleryWellington