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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events


Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events

August 2004 to September 2004

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.

AUGUST 2004

Dunedin Centre

Southern Sinfonia - Li-Wei

Brilliant young cellist Li-Wei makes his Dunedin debut with Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Variations on a Rococo Theme plus Cello Dreaming by leading Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. Only 22 years old, he is already well known on the international circuit. The programme begins and ends with two charmingly lyrical works: Mozart’s ‘Serenade for Winds’, and Schubert’s ‘Symphony No. 3.’ Directing the Sinfonia for this concert will be Nicholas Braithwaite, the Sinfonia’s Principal Guest Conductor.

1 August 2004, 3.00pm

Glenroy Auditorium, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Southern Sinfonia - Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez

Australian Karin Schaupp is one of today’s most outstanding young guitarists. She performs widely on the international stage, and with the Sinfonia will perform the best-loved guitar concerto: Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. Internationally acclaimed conductor Werner Andreas Albert has established a formidable reputation, performing mainly in Europe. Under his baton, the Sinfonia will perform Brahms’s powerful ‘Symphony No. 1’, as well as Dvorak’s ‘Serenade for Winds’.

14 August 2004, 8.00pm

Dunedin Town Hall

Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

New Zealand String Quartet with Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola)

A double-dose Mozart, beginning with a wealth of melody and sense of optimism, then moving to a mood of warm delight and vitality, with a red-blooded and joyful work from Brahms to finish with.

16 August 2004, 8.00pm

Glenroy Auditorium, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

University of Otago Coleman Lecture - After Gaudi - Architecture of Anticipation - Professor Mark Burry

“You don’t slate somebody for designing the impossible. You use human ingenuity to achieve the possible.” The ongoing construction of what is acclaimed as one of the great works of architectural imagining of the modern era, La Sagrada Familia, is under the project direction of New Zealander Mark Burry, Professor of Innovation at RMIT, Australia. Professor Burry is consultant architect to Temple Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. Utilising cutting edge computer modelling to continue the realisation of architect Antoni Gaudi’s visionary plan; a radical fusing together of art and science to construct a work in time as well as space. The Department of Design Studies at Consumer and Applied Sciences hosts the lecture .

4 August 2004, 5.30pm

Castle 2 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago

Contact for enquiries: Elizabeth Kerr, NZIA Southern Branch , phone 03 479 1064

Globe Theatre - She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; director David Corballis

The Globe Theatre’s second 18th century work for this year is comedy that is more slapstick, less satirical than that of their last production, The Beggar’s Opera . While money and social status are of prime importance to the older characters it is love, rather than sex, that occupies the minds of the younger generation (on stage anyway). This is a comedy of errors, of confused identities, romantic confusions and, of course, happy endings.

5 - 14 August 2004 (excluding 9 August)
Globe Theatre, 104 London Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries; Rosemary Beresford, phone (03) 479 7273 (day); (03) 478 0248 (evening)
Contact for bookings: Globe Theatre Box Office, phone (03) 477 3274

University of Otago - Lunchtime Theatre: Bite size Shows

Lunchtime Theatre is a twenty-seven year old innovation of Theatre Studies at the University of Otago and has been pleasing audiences since its conception. There are a huge variety of performance styles - from improvised theatre to naturalistic plays, to simply the most bizarre material encountered.

The Real by Scott Ransom

"It's as though my world has shrunken into this little box inside my head…" John Wilson's life is a lie that can no longer sustain itself. How would you know if you were awake or dreaming? Do you ever ask yourself just what is real?

5 - 6 August 2004, 1.00pm

Don’t Tell by Carmen Wilson

Oppressed by religion, her sex and poverty, Annie is forced to leave Ireland and start a new life in New Zealand.

12 - 13 August 2004, 1.00pm

Medeaplay by Heiner Muller

Medeaplay is an image-based production, which expresses a dark look at life and death. It could pay to wear waterproof clothing. It's gutsy!

19 - 20 August 2004, 1.00pm

Cinderella Has Syphilis by Amber McPhee

Set in the Editorialle Hospital for mentally challenged characters, Dr. Seuss is confronted with a challenge: to persuade Cinderella, the Wolf, the Queen and the Jack to go back to their respective stories and miserable lives; or face losing his most beloved hospital.

26 - 27 August 2004, 1.00pm

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Union Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Fiona McLaughlin, phone (03) 479 8896

Contact for Bookings: Allen Hall, phone (03) 479 8896

Otago Festival of the Arts

The Otago Festival of the Arts [29 September to 9 October 2004] will again envelope Dunedin in a whirlwind of captivating music, thought-provoking theatre, magical dance, avant-garde opera and much, much more. Otago’s major cultural event presents a stellar array of international and New Zealand performers - along with Dunedin’s finest artists. With no less than six premières of new works, and guest artists coming from eight countries, the Otago Festival promises to be a startling celebration of creative endeavour. The Festival programme will be rich and varied. For eleven dynamic days and nights, there will be something for everyone, from vocal ‘pop art’ to rare indigenous music; from our country’s finest ballet to cutting-edge contemporary dance-theatre; from side splitting comedy to stimulating theatre. The city will be infused with festival fever as churches and museums are turned into theatres, and an enticing medley of lunchtime concerts and late-night cabaret is on offer. Once again, the Otago Festival of the Arts will confirm this region’s passion for the arts. The Festival programme will be officially launched at 6.00pm Friday 6 August. Check out the Festival’s website www.otagofestival.co.nz for full details.

Official Programme Launch, 6 August 2004

Contact for enquiries: Jessica Garland, phone (03) 477 7600 or 021 504 524

Contact for Bookings: NZ Ticketek outlets

Blue Oyster Gallery

Don Hunter Jugger-naught

Don Hunter has built a machine that processes identity cards, which are marked with individual human fingerprints. The fingerprints are authentic, collected from real people. The machine processes the cards, rejecting those that are different. Hunter is playing with the idea of how we (societally) react to real and perceived differences. The rejected cards are shredded and blasted into the gallery space thereby forcing the viewer/participant to walk on the remains. Those cards accepted by the machine pass through a slow but inexorable production process, eventually emerging to start the whole process again. The rejections that we suffer on each other socially and politically are usually visible. The value system that the Jugger-naught uses is opaque. Not being able to predict how acceptability is decided could create a sense of insecurity. How normal are you in the eyes of the commercial industrial machine?

3 - 21 August 2004

Blue Oyster East Side

Richard Reddaway

Wellington artist Richard Reddaway questions the object and the idea of ‘object ness’, as well as space itself, thereby continuing his line of exploration into non-linear models of time/space structuring. This line of inquiry is intended to create models that could be useful in an attempt to understand apparent dichotomies, such as between the individual and society, and other oppositions in which ‘many’ conflicts with ‘one’. At the Blue Oyster Reddaway will be continuing to develop a project that he installed at Show (in Wellington) in February. The inquiry will be specifically focused on restructuring representations of the body that were originally made for voyeuristic pleasure, working with paper material sourced from magazines, ranging from soft-core pornography to fashion. In the artists own words: “The intention of this project is to investigate some of the mechanisms used in pornographic representations of the body in order to better understand how pornography “works”. It involves the development of an operation, or set of operations that “lower” imagery, rendering it more (or less) pornographic. At Blue Oyster I intend to present an installation of cut, folded and assembled paper objects that will infect the space of the gallery in ways analogous to a virus infecting the body”.

3 - 21 August 2004

Blue Oyster West Side

Gala Kirke The Magic Charm

This multimedia installation looks at the ways in which the distinctions between the real and unreal have become blurred in our media saturated lives. Integrating the worlds of commercialism and fine art, Kirke explores the obvious delusion the public has developed in recent years, an obsession with false charm and idealised ideas of the real. In portraying this fantasy, this ‘virtual truth’, the art balances between the humorous and the sad, the short-lived and the timeless.

24 August - 11 September 2004

Blue Oyster West Side

Nick Dewar

In this project Dunedin artist Nick Dewar continues to explore disintegration and deterioration. His recent thinking is specific to the damage and effects of war. He comments: “Many of us, myself included, sat at home and watched on television the first of thousands of missiles landing in Baghdad with Fox newscasters commentating on the progress as if it was the kick off to the Super Bowl.” We begin to understand these works through the unconventional materials he is using including soot, ash, fire, dirt and used car oil. Our initial response to these materials brings us directly into contact with broken sites, as we remain in the safety of the gallery. Dewar also uses light and sound to increase atmospheric affect

The controlled deterioration of the works is intended to act as a parallel to the progressive disintegration of our society.

24 August - 11 September 2004

Blue Oyster East Side

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197

Regent Theatre

The International Film Festival 2004

Founded in 1977, this Festival presents a highlights package of fifty features - plus shorts - in the beautiful South Island university city of Dunedin. A superbly preserved venue, Dunedin's Regent Theatre combines the spacious elegance of a '20s movie palace with state-of-the-art projection and sound. The world's southernmost Film Festival is not only a very popular local event; it is also one of the best places in the world to see and hear your film.

Runs Until 8 August 2004

Royal New Zealand Ballet - The TOWER Season of Madame Butterfly

The tragic story of Madame Butterfly's love and betrayal is vividly portrayed in dance. Flying in the face of tradition, the beautiful geisha Madame Butterfly sacrifices everything to follow her heart. She renounces her faith and her family to marry Lieutenant Pinkerton, the dashing but cynical American naval officer. He soon deserts her. Years later, Pinkerton returns with a new American wife and delivers a final crushing blow. Set to Puccini's haunting score, featuring the Southern Sinfonia, Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly is a richly shaded and passionate rendition of the famous love story .

27 - 28 August 2004, 7.30pm

Elton Joel

Elton Joel features two modern day Mozarts’ dual out the greatest hits of Elton John and Billy Joel, featuring Kim Hoffman as Elton John and Deryn Trainer as Bill Joel. This is a recreation of the much-loved songs in an intimate venue, supported by a full backing band.

30 August 2004, 8.00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Phil Dadson: Polar Projects

Phil Dadson reveals Antarctica’s wide white landscape as an extraordinary soundscape in this project. Winner of a recent New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award for his work as a sound artist, Dadson is presenting for the first time the results of his 2003 trip to Antarctica. In darkened galleries, he offers a winding journey through a field of ventifacts; watches (and listens) as high winds turn power lines into an Aeolian harp; and generally finds in Antarctica a place that looks and sounds like no other on earth.

Produced with generous support from Antarctica NZ, Creative New Zealand and Sony (NZ)

8 August - 19 September 2004

Home and Abroad

Home and Abroad is an exhibition of watercolours from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Smythe Collection. Tony Green, formerly Head of the Department of Art History, University of Auckland, curates the exhibition.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs Until 6 September 2004

Chris Braddock: Sanitate

Chris Braddock's Sanitate punctuates the vast white expanse of the Gallery's Big Wall with a hundred strange chrome boxes, each connected to the next by laced and plaited electrical cord. Glowing internally with a green medical light, Braddock's elegant network of objects suggests both religious art (the museum as shrine) and the gleaming artifacts of contemporary medicine (the museum as clinic).

Runs Until 6 September 2004

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer is the Gallery’s first Visiting Artist for 2004. This expatriate New Zealand artist has a rising profile in Australia. Working mostly with video, von Sturmer creates art works that are quiet, patient - and mesmerising. Using tabletop and domestic materials (a polystyrene cup, a piece of BluTak) and seeming sleights of hand (objects float, topple, and appear to defy gravity), von Sturmer crafts small loops of time that enthral and enlighten.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artists Project, supported by Creative New Zealand
Runs Until 11 September 2004

Truth’s Mirror

Truth’s Mirror is a witty and thought-provoking juxtaposition of treasures from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of the Department of Art History, of the University of Auckland

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs Until 10 October 2004

Frances Hodgkins: Daughter of Dunedin

Daughter of Dunedin is the second exhibition in t he gallery permanently devoted to the works of one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded artists, Frances Hodgkins. The exhibition offers the viewer an insight into the artist’s early life and work.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs Until 31 October 2004

Sara Hughes: Love Me Tender

Sara Hughes, the 2003 Frances Hodgkins fellow at University of Otago, brings colour and life to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Otago Daily Times Gallery with her distinctive variations on the Paisley patterns that Scottish settlers brought to Dunedin. Cut from pre-painted sheets of sticky vinyl, Hughes’ Paisley shapes stretch and flex as if manipulated on a computer screen - nineteenth century forms refreshed by twenty-first century technology.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Ongoing exhibition

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin

Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Otago Museum

Otago Wildlife Photography Competition

This is Otago photographers’ shot for top spot. Take a photograph of an animal, a plant or an example of human impact on the environment and enter the 2004 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition . For the fifth year the Otago Museum, NHNZ, Jonathan’s Camera & Video and Nikon have come together to bring this exciting photographic competition to Otago residents. Otago residents who have taken a great photo since 1 January 2003 are encouraged to enter - to be in to win a first prize of $1500 worth of Nikon equipment from Jonathan’s Camera & Video. There are excellent category prizes from NHNZ, Nikon and Jonathan’s Camera & Video.

The photography categories are ‘Plant’, ‘Animal’ and ‘Human Impact on the Environment’ and entries are welcomed from all amateur photographers, with the age categories being 14 years and under and 15 years plus. The calibre of last year’s entries was superb and the judges are looking forward to the standard rising again this year. Entry forms can be collected from the Otago Museum, NHNZ, Jonathan’s Camera & Video or they can be downloaded from the Otago Museum website.

Entries must be submitted to the Otago Museum as 6” x 8” un-mounted prints by 5pm Friday 6 August, and a panel of judges will select the category winners and overall winner. There is a maximum of four entries per entrant, which can be across all categories but are restricted to no more than two entries per photo category. Following the conclusion of the competition, the Otago Museum will host an exhibition displaying photographs from all five years of the ‘Otago Wildlife Photography Competition’. Will your photos be amongst them?

Entries close 5pm, Friday 6 August 2004.

Exhibition will be in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, 14 August - 3 October 2004

Mission Earthling

Discover the secrets of the human body upon entering Mission Earthling . Participants assume the role of an alien visitor from another planet who 'morphs' into human form to discover how humans survive on this planet and how well our bodies are adapted to life on earth. Your mission is to have fun finding out about the sensory, reproductive, defence, digestive and circulatory systems of the human body. Mission Earthling was created by Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth and developed in consultation with biological experts. The exhibition has toured internationally and has shown that complex science can be understandable and enjoyable for both children and adults alike. It not only explains how we humans work (from the perspective of an alien), it also contains important messages about how we can better take care of our wondrous bodies.

Special Exhibitions Gallery, Runs Until 8 August 2004

Guided Tours

Take a ‘Highlights of the Museum’ guided tour and learn some inside knowledge about various aspects that the Museum has on offer and/or take a guided tour of ‘Southern Land, Southern People’ and gain a greater understanding, of the Southern region. ‘Highlights of the Museum’ guided tours are available at 11.30am and ‘Southern Land, Southern People’ guided tours are available at 3.30pm (and other times by prior arrangement).

Ongoing Service - 11.30am and 3.30pm daily

Lunchtime Music

A range of musicians will liven up the atrium with live performances each week. This is now a regular fixture but is subject to change according to function demands.

Museum Foyer, Fridays and Saturdays between 12noon and 1.30pm

Discovery World Science Shows

These excellent shows are now run by the Museum’s Science Communicators.

Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Communicator Presentations

Each day, the Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating 15-minute presentations on objects or themes of particular interest from the Museum's galleries.

Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily

Search Centre

Otago Museum’s Search Centre research facility provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to them. It will also be the first stop for the identification of items members of the public bring into the Museum, a service that annually attracts a huge number of objects or specimens. Well resourced, with swift new computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of new books, the Search Centre offers a variety of options for seeking further information. Set in a comfortable and relaxing environment the Search Centre is the perfect place in which to think, read , study, or research.

Ongoing Service

Ongoing Exhibitions

The Museum’s timbered Victorian gallery, the Animal Attic , houses an extensive collection of natural history specimens from around the world, re-displayed as they would have been in the late 1800s. A ‘museum within a museum’, this gallery is unique in New Zealand. Explore the Tangata Whenua Gallery with its impressive displays of Maori Cultural artefacts, including a stunning collection of Southern Maori material. The Pacific Culture Galleries display outstanding collections from Polynesia and Melanesia. People of the World has world archaeological treasures including ancient Greek pottery; a mummy and other fascinating artefacts from Ancient Egypt; a striking collection of swords; exquisite decorative arts from Asia and Europe and a superb array of costume and textiles. Walk the length of the giant Fin Whale in the Maritime Gallery , and then take in the intricate detail of a wealth of nautical artefacts. Come face to face with the extinct giant moa in the Extinction and Survival area and see one of the few complete moa eggs in the world.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Ryan Helliwell, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

Peter Rae Gallery

Michael Greaves - Recent Paintings

Without looking too hard one can see something of Turner’s atmospheres in Greaves’ works. Or the abstract expressionism of Richter with restricted palette and jagged edges brushed soft. Greaves considers his work to be based on abstract expressionism but will not allow himself to be tied down to prescribed schools or idioms. Rather, he prefers to feed off concepts inherent in various movements rather than to follow them - this allows him to use the influences as means of stimulation rather than as close guidelines. He describes his current work simply as ‘contemporary’.

Runs Until 10 August 2004

Cabinet of Curiosity by Dale Copeland, and Voyage of Discovery by Alison Swan

Dale Copeland’s art education has been an informal, ongoing process, but it was not until the Taranaki Artist’s Co-operative (TACO) encouraged her that she began to let her artistic inclinations play a more significant role in her life. Currently living at Puniho, Taranaki, she has her works represented in the collections of the Dowse Art Museum, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre, Massey University and the James Wallace Art Trust as well as in private collections. Copeland regards her assemblages as ‘sort of making themselves and says: “I collect all this lovely stuff…hold it, find things that sing with it - that look as though they belong together - that start to make their own story.”

Alison Swan holds a degree in Graphic Design from the Central School of Art & Design, London - specialising in Typography and book design. At present, she is attending a mechanical engineering course to learn welding and metalwork, which she sees as a further medium of artistic expression. Inspired by the powerful natural images around her Otago Peninsula home, Alison¹s works include images in sand and clay on found timber grounds using processes she has self-developed. Works on paper are developed from her love of the biblical language of the King James Bible coupled with her background in typography and graphic design.

Runs Until 18 August 2004

Lynn Taylor - invisible bridge

Lynn Taylor is a visual artist who lives by, and is continually inspired by, the sea on the Otago Peninsula. She exhibits in New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Japan and the United States with her work held in many national and international private collections. In 2003, supported by Creative New Zealand and Otago Polytechnic, Taylor undertook a residency at the Department of Industrial Design, Woosuk University, Korea. This Dunedin exhibition forms a parallel to the 2003 invisible bridge held in Woosuk University in Jeonju, Korea. The work is the result of a seven-week residency at the University recording text, textures and images between our countries while exploring aspects of communication and investigating the potential of photopolymer plate as an art medium. Taylor presents the viewer with a subtle wallpaper of 250 blind emboss prints to blur the boundaries between reading for the sighted and non-sighted, to make the information accessible and inaccessible in the same breath and to utilise the sense of touch as a shared human response. The corresponding print plates are laid out on the floor to be walked on without shoes so the viewer too becomes a print. In the language of printmaking an artist may print an edition and if you own one of the prints you have a connection, an invisible bridge, to other the people who own a print from the same edition, like being part of a family. Korean viewers who selected prints recorded their email details that will be available to Dunedin viewers so the invisible bridge between countries that can be further activated with media communications migrating in electronic space. Prints in the exhibition are available for purchase by paper koha with the artist donating proceeds to create the Reiko Scholarship for undergraduate students at the School of Art. This Scholarship intends to provide financial assistance to students undertaking international exchange study with other institutions.

20 August - 9 September 2004

Peter Rae Gallery, 215 Stuart St, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Peter Rae, phone (03) 470 1022 or 0274 585 424, www.peterraegallery.co.nz

Refuel

Auckland band 8FT Sativa play live (19 August); Kaleidoscope Records World Series Tour comes to Dunedin for the first time, featuring Ed Gains, Joed Out and Feyodor, Bob Scott, Onaon and local musicians (20 August). The OUSA Air Guitar competitions are back (25 August) and Alphabethead , Wellington Turntablist extraordinaire, showcases his skills in a one off Dunedin performance (26 August).

19 - 26 August 2004
Refuel Bar, Underground, University of Otago
Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone (03) 479 3875

Otago Settlers Museum

Living Memories

Each of us has treasures, things we value. These treasures often reflect who we are and where we have come from. They sometimes provide an insight into our achievements or the most important events in our lives. The Living Memories exhibition is the culmination of a three-month exploration of the lives, memories and treasures of twenty local people. It is an account of ordinary people each with their own unique story to tell - written down, captured on film and portrayed through the things they treasure.

Living Memories is an Age Care Otago, Queens High School and the Otago Settlers Museum partnership project

Runs Until 13 August 2004

Water Like Wine: a History of the Kaikorai Valley and Stream

The Kaikorai stream defines Dunedin’s western margins. Its catchment is a border zone where town meets country and industry holds the middle ground. It is almost a secret, a part of Dunedin life we seldom notice. But from the first Maori who passed this way and named it, the Kaikorai stream and its eco-system have underpinned life here. This exhibition is about the places that flank the stream, from Halfway Bush and Wakari down the Valley to Burnside, Green Island and Fairfield. It features old established suburbs as well as more recent housing schemes like Brockville, Concord and Waldronville. Explore one of Dunedin’s edges, where history and nature are inextricably entwined.

Runs Until 19 September 2004

Across the Ocean Waves

What was it like crossing the oceans to come here in a sailing ship? The core of this new display is an accurate recreation of the steerage quarters of an immigrant ship bound for Otago in the days of sail. Visitors are welcome to climb into a bunk or sit at the central table and imagine what life would have been like cooped up for 100 or more days at sea. Short video presentations bring the era to life. Death and disaster, fun and romance, the misery of seasickness and the excitement of arrival are all showcased. A baby dies, fighting breaks out among the single girls, and there is dancing and a stolen kisses. This is an interactive exhibit, which will seize the imagination and transport you back to the epic voyages made by Otago’s nineteenth century ancestors. “Climb aboard” and see for yourself what their great migration was all about.

Ongoing Exhibition

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Fortune Theatre - 30 anniversary season 1974-2004 proudly providing 30 years of excellent professional theatre for the Otago community.

The Pied Piper

The town of Hamelin is under rat-attack. Hoards of scurrying scampering rats, beady-eyed and plague ridden fill every nook and cranny. When a colourful stranger appears, offering a solution to the town’s problem, the town fathers are dubious - should they trust this raggle-taggle piper? This musical retelling of the classic tale is fantastic fun for children young and old!

Runs Until 14 August 2004

Othello - by William Shakespeare, directed by Martin Howells

‘O! Beware my lord, of jealousy; It is the green eyed monster, Which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ Following the success of the recent Fortune Theatre productions of Shakespeare, the tradition continues with this most powerful of plays from the pen of the world’s greatest playwright. Like all of Shakespeare’s magnificent works, Othello is as ageless as the emotions that fuel its tragic force. Supposed-adultery, jealousy, envy and revenge all make for a mesmerising night of theatrical brilliance.

27 August - 18 September 2004

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695

Contact for Bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 8323

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Garden Art - no weeding required

Get ready to spring back into your garden after winter with this selection of sculpture ready to enhance your garden; accompanied by botanic drawings and paintings. Garden Art exhibition features established and emerging artists from Dunedin and Otago including, Moira Crossman, Nick Duval-Smith, Julie Davidson, Danny Holland, Jonathan Otley, Carissa Proffit, Anna Shin, Magnus Sinclair, and Phyllis Smith. Painters include Rod Eales, Monica Peters and Sue Ballantyne

17 - 28 August 2004; Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturdays 10 . 00am-2.00pm

Tales from Tibet - The Enchanting Story of Tibetan Carpets

If a picture paints a thousand words, a Tibetan carpet certainly tells a thousand tales. Tales from Tibet exhibition showcases more than 50 traditionally crafted carpets of varying sizes. Each carpet is hand knotted from wool by refugees from Tibet living in India and Nepal. Their carpet-making skills are a legacy of more than 100,000 refugees who fled Tibet in 1959 to live in exile after the Chinese invasion of their country. Trade Aid brings Tales from Tibet exhibition for the first time to Dunedin; these rugs are the genuine article made by Tibetan refugees who are provided with a fair wage for their work while preserving a cultural tradition.

17 - 28 August 2004, Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm; Weekends 10 .00am- 4 .00pm

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, 1st floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Hocken Library - Winter Seminar Series

Barbara Brookes - Head of the History Department
A corresponding community: letters between women doctors in the early twentieth century
5 August 2004, 12.10pm

Mark Stocker - Senior Lecturer, Art History
It's only money: New Zealand coin designs 1933 and 1967
19 August 2004, 12.10pm

Representation and Reaction: Modernism and the New Zealand Landscape Tradition 1956-77

This exhibition brings together fifty paintings, drawn principally from the collections of the Kelliher and Fletcher Trusts. >From 1956 to 1977 Dominion Breweries sponsored the Kelliher Art Awards that were the brainchild of Sir Henry Kelliher - one of the founders of Waitemata Brewery and later managing director of Dominion Breweries. Entry conditions called for oil paintings of realistic and traditional representations of New Zealand's landscape and coast, and entries from award winners went on to form the basis of the Kelliher Trust Collection. The Fletcher Collection was founded by Sir James Fletcher in 1962 and initially devoted to collecting historic New Zealand watercolours. However in 1967 it was decided to embark on collection of contemporary paintings and under the guidance of its first curator Peter Bromhead, went on to establish one of New Zealand's most significant corporate collections. Exhibition curator Peter Shaw has used these two collections to explore the often acrimonious and polarising debate that existed in the post-war period between the two camps of representational and abstract art. Representation & Reaction is the first exhibition to bring the two opposing traditions together on a direct and equal footing in an environment in which the distinctive qualities of both can be appreciated and re-assessed.

Runs Until 29 August 2004

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Pennie Hunt, phone (03) 479 5648

Botanic Garden - HortTalk Presents - Art in the Home Garden - and how to shift a 3 tonne sculpture !

Rachel Gibb of the Renaissance Gallery and Sculpture Garden and Kari Morseth of Cleveland Living Arts Centre join forces to deliver tips on finding sculpture in Dunedin gardens.

13 August 2004, 12noon

Botanic Garden Centre, Upper Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Clare Fraser, phone (03) 474 9649

Arc Café

Arcoustic

Fortnightly evening of beautiful acoustic music for a gold coin...

2, 16 & 30 August 2004; 9.00pm

Glottis

Fortnightly open mic meeting of poetry enthusiasts…

9 & 23 August 2004; 8.30pm

Arc Café, High Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Emmanuelle Gomez, phone: 03 474 1135

SEPTEMBER 2004

Hocken Library - Winter Seminar Series

Brian Turner - Writer , “Where the hell did that come from?” What I've been writing recently, how, and why - as far as I can tell

2 September 2004, 12.10pm

Mladen Bizumc - Frances Hodgkins Fellow , on his own practice

16 September 2004, 12.10pm

George D. Valentine, A 19th Century Photographer in New Zealand curated by Ken Hall, and toured by the Christchurch Art Gallery. Serious ill health and the need for a warmer climate brought leading Scottish photographer George Valentine (1852-1890) to New Zealand in 1884 (on a visit to Dunedin he was heralded as 'a noted home photographer and art critic'). Despite his illness, and spending just six years here before his untimely death, Valentine produced a remarkable body of work. In 1885 his photographs of Te Kapuarangi and Te Tarata (the celebrated Pink and White Terraces) won him immediate acclaim. Following the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886 (and the loss of the Terraces) Valentine returned to the devastated region to complete a series that was unmatched for its quality and drama. This compelling exhibition includes many classic, iconic photographs of an earlier New Zealand. These include geyser studies in the Thermal Region (using the newly-invented 'drop shutter' photographic technique) and celebrations of New Zealand bush and waterfalls in the Waitakere region. Background into George Valentine's life and work, the famed Rotomahana Terraces, and events surrounding Tarawera's eruption are provided by a video and interpretive displays, together with curator Ken Hall's book that accompanies the exhibition.

4 September - 23 October 2004

Gardens of Erewhon: Photographs by Paul Thompson toured by Idiom Studio, Wellington

Both this exhibition and Paul Thompson's earlier series The Illustrated Erewhon draw on the nineteenth century English writer Samuel Butler's sojourn in New Zealand. Butler arrived in Canterbury aged 24, and with no previous farming experience he developed the ideas for his most famous novel, Erewhon. Thompson's photographs show details of sub-alpine landscape marked out by a rectangle of yellow nylon cord, which he says instantly transforms a natural feature into a garden or cultured space. " Erewhon was inspired by the South Island high country, but in fact it's an imaginary place. Gardens of Erewhon creates imaginary gardens, given a brief existence by inserting boundaries into a seemingly natural landscape."

4 September - 23 October 2004

Glenn Busch: My Place , toured by the Centre of Contemporary Art

This exhibition of photographs, oral histories and documentary writing celebrates identity and a sense of place through 68 photographs and commentaries by people living in Christchurch who have been photographed in places "of special significance to them." The accompanying text with each image reveals not only a "window on a community", but also a window on all communities.

4 September - 23 October 2004

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Pennie Hunt, phone (03) 479 5648

2004 Dunedin Fringe Festival

Programme Launch

The South Island’s largest Fringe arts festival will launch its programme on Friday 3 September presenting an outstanding programme of local, national and international artists. The 2002 Dunedin Fringe featured 100 acts in 10 days at over 20 venues. All art forms are covered including many collaborative and innovative projects utilising unusual spaces and breaking traditional boundaries between art disciplines. Presale tickets will be on available immediately following the Programme Launch and the full programme will also be available on the Fringe website - www.dunedinfringe.org.nz .

Programme Launch, 3 September 2004

Arc Café, 135 High Street, Dunedin

Dunedin Fringe Festival 2004

The Dunedin Fringe Festival kicks off 10 days of innovative art and performance on September 24. The Fringe takes to the streets with a programme of street performances every day in the Octagon, an arts trail of installations in shop windows, a drive-in short film festival and the ever popular and amazing Suburban Circus - a devised human circus which tours Dunedin’s suburbs to sell-out shows. A festival within a festival of experimental music, Lines of Flight, presents 16 hours of free noise and improvisation by New Zealand’s leading exponents of this genre. International guests include a dance troupe from Nepal and three world-class comedy acts from Melbourne. The three artists will arrive at the Dunedin Fringe fresh from sell out shows at Melbourne Fringe where they won best solo and best comedian choice. The trio will make their New Zealand debut at the Dunedin Fringe Festival. Well known Christchurch multimedia theatre group The Clinic will also attend this year’s Festival to perform The Peculiar Case of Clara Parsons. National Radio’s Off the Wire live recording will be on location at the Fringe Club. Add to this over 80 other events by New Zealand artists from all over the country and you have one hell-of-a festival you won’t want to miss! For further information check out the Festival’s website at www.dunedinfringe.org.nz

24 September - 3 October 2004

20+ venues throughout Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Carmen Wilson, phone (03) 477 3350; 021 178 1782 ; info@dunedinfringe.org.nz

Globe Theatre - Fringe Festival 2004 - Two new one-act plays; Sweet Meats by Emily Duncan, and The Takeover!!! by Nathan Matthews; each play directed by the playwright

Sweet Meats is a play inspired by anti-slavery poetry of the Romantic period. The Takeover!!! is more difficult to describe but provides a sci-fi look at how humans are wiping out everything they touch - even the memory of what was is no longer safe!

25 - 29 September 2004

Globe Theatre, 104 London Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries; Rosemary Beresford, phone (03) 479 7273 (day); (03) 478 0248 (evening)
Contact for bookings: Globe Theatre Box Office, phone (03) 477 3274


Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Suffrage Exhibition - Women Artists Respond

September 19th is Women’s Suffrage Day, a day to celebrate, and a day to remember.
111 years ago New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote with the passing of the Electoral Act of 1893. Suffrage enfranchised women here and provided an example for women around the world. It is a time to reflect on the status of women in this country and globally. Cr Leah McBey will open the exhibition and launch the official programme of celebrations.

3 - 16 September 2004; Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm; Weekends 11.00am-2.00pm

Embroiderer’s Guild

Stunning array of works by members of the Otago Embroiderers Guild; including guest exhibitor Gay Eaton, embroiderer and author; and the annual embroidery challenge - this year’s theme is tassels.

8 - 12 September 2004; Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, 1st floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Mayfair Theatre - The Really Authentic Gilbert And Sullivan Trust Presents - Patience

Patience is the fifth opera in the Trust’s complete G & S cycle 2002-2012. Patience is a witty satire on artistic pretentiousness in late nineteenth-century England at the time of the Pre-Raphaelite painters with a cast of lovesick maidens, self-indulgent poets and Dragoon Guards. Featuring the Southern Sinfonia, the company is led by brilliant ‘one woman’ Wellington performer Jane Keller as Lady Jane with Dave Solomon as Reginald Bunthorne, Joel Allen as Archibald Grosvenor, Donald Evans as Colonel Calverley and Kerry Scurr as Patience.

5 September 2004, 2.30pm; 7 & 8, 10 & 11 September 2004, 8.00pm

Mayfair Theatre, South Dunedin

Contact for enquiries : Michael Andrewes, phone 03 477 8463

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Chris Braddock: Sanitate

Chris Braddock's Sanitate punctuates the vast white expanse of the Gallery's Big Wall with a hundred strange chrome boxes, each connected to the next by laced and plaited electrical cord. Glowing internally with a green medical light, Braddock's elegant network of objects suggests both religious art (the museum as shrine) and the gleaming artefacts of contemporary medicine (the museum as clinic).

Runs Until 6 September 2004

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer is the Gallery’s first Visiting Artist for 2004. This expatriate New Zealand artist has a rising profile in Australia, Working mostly with video, von Sturmer creates art works that are quiet, patient - and mesmerising. Using tabletop and domestic materials (a polystyrene cup, a piece of BluTak) and seeming sleights of hand (objects float, topple, and appear to defy gravity), von Sturmer crafts small loops of time that enthral and enlighten.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artists Project, supported by Creative New Zealand
Runs Until 11 September 2004
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin

Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Regent Theatre

A Festival of Russian Ballet

Following sell out performances of "The Nutcracker" in 2003 the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return with a stunning and diverse medley from some of the world’s great ballets including Act I & II of Don Quixote, excerpts from Bolero, Carmen, Walpurgis Night, and French Can-Can Surprise.

8 September 2004, 7.30pm

Evita

The New Zealand tour opens in Auckland on 20 August 2004, after previews, and will subsequently play in four other cities until late October. With the international cast to be announced in the next few weeks, the production will be on a 40-foot revolving stage and accompanied by a 14 piece live orchestra. Don’t miss this new 2004 Production, part of the Otago Festival of the Arts programme.

30 September - 2 October 2004

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

University of Otago - Lunchtime Theatre: Bite size Shows

Lunchtime Theatre is a twenty-seven year old innovation of Theatre Studies at the University of Otago and has been pleasing audiences since its conception. There are a huge variety of performance styles - from improvised theatre to naturalistic plays, to simply the most bizarre material encountered.

Freesias by Welby Ing

"Saul didn't come home for two hours…when he did…they'd gone…Mum was washing the dishes, round and round the kitchen sink, just staring out the window. The water had gone cold." Freesias is a hard-hitting NZ play, which chronicles the break-up of a marriage.

9 - 10 September 2004, 1.00pm

Where Fame Lies by Teresa Louisell

How do we conquer taboo? Throw a party! Based on a true story, this show reminds us that there are treasures to be revealed in loss through its celebration of beautifully trashy human drama! Magical yet grounded, uplifting yet insane, Where Fame Lies is a dance floor, and mud is on everyone's heels.

16 - 17 September 2004, 1.00pm

Lucky Dip Theatre

Showcasing the talent of THEA 301: Directing students. Different selections each day from playwrights Sam Shepard, Dylan Thomas, Samuel Beckett, Terence McNally and more, so just come along and have a lucky dip…

23 - 24 & 29 September 2004, 1.00pm

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Union Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Fiona McLaughlin, phone (03) 479 8896

Contact for Bookings: Allen Hall, phone (03) 479 8896


Peter Rae Gallery - Lyn Taylor - Invisible Bridge

Lynn Taylor is a visual artist who lives by, and is continually inspired by, the sea on the Otago Peninsula. She exhibits in New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Japan and the United States with her work held in many national and international private collections. In 2003, supported by Creative New Zealand and Otago Polytechnic, Taylor undertook a residency at the Department of Industrial Design, Woosuk University, Korea. This Dunedin exhibition forms a parallel to the 2003 invisible bridge held in Woosuk University in Jeonju, Korea. The work is the result of a seven-week residency at the University recording text, textures and images between our countries while exploring aspects of communication and investigating the potential of photopolymer plate as an art medium. Taylor presents the viewer with a subtle wallpaper of 250 blind emboss prints to blur the boundaries between reading for the sighted and non-sighted, to make the information accessible and inaccessible in the same breath and to utilise the sense of touch as a shared human response. The corresponding print plates are laid out on the floor to be walked on without shoes so the viewer too becomes a print. In the language of printmaking an artist may print an edition and if you own one of the prints you have a connection, an invisible bridge, to other the people who own a print from the same edition, like being part of a family. Korean viewers who selected prints recorded their email details that will be available to Dunedin viewers so the invisible bridge between countries that can be further activated with media communications migrating in electronic space. Prints in the exhibition are available for purchase by paper koha with the artist donating proceeds to create the Reiko Scholarship for undergraduate students at the School of Art. This Scholarship intends to provide financial assistance to students undertaking international exchange study with other institutions.

Runs Until 9 September 2004

Peter Rae Gallery, 215 Stuart St, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Peter Rae, phone (03) 470 1022 or 0274 585 424, www.peterraegallery.co.nz

Botanic Garden - HortTalk Presents - Plants May Fly

Don’t understand the rules about importing plants? MAF quarantine service and Dunedin Botanic Garden’s Tom Myers will discuss MAF’s current regulations of seed and plant import and the Botanic Garden’s international seed exchange programme.

10 September 2004, 12noon

Botanic Garden Centre, Upper Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Clare Fraser, phone (03) 474 9649

Blue Oyster Gallery

Gala Kirke The Magic Charm

This multimedia installation looks at the ways in which the distinctions between the real and unreal have become blurred in our media saturated lives. Integrating the worlds of commercialism and fine art, Kirke explores the obvious delusion the public has developed in recent years, an obsession with false charm and idealised ideas of the real. In portraying this fantasy, this ‘virtual truth’, the art balances between the humorous and the sad, the short-lived and the timeless.

Runs Until 11 September 2004

Blue Oyster West Side

Nick Dewar

In this project Dunedin artist Nick Dewar continues to explore disintegration and deterioration. His recent thinking is specific to the damage and effects of war. He comments: “Many of us, myself included, sat at home and watched on television the first of thousands of missiles landing in Baghdad with Fox newscasters commentating on the progress as if it was the kick off to the Super Bowl.” We begin to understand these works through the unconventional materials he is using including soot, ash, fire, dirt and used car oil. Our initial response to these materials brings us directly into contact with broken sites, as we remain in the safety of the gallery. Dewar also uses light and sound to increase atmospheric affect

The controlled deterioration of the works is intended to act as a parallel to the progressive disintegration of our society.

Runs Until 11 September 2004

Blue Oyster East Side

Sara Hughes
The University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow for 2003, Sara Hughes returns to Dunedin to install some of her recent work.

14 September - 2 October 2004

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197

Arc Café

Arcoustic

Fortnightly evening of beautiful acoustic music for a gold coin...

13 & 27 September 2004; 9.00pm

Glottis

Fortnightly open mic meeting of poetry enthusiasts…

6 & 20 September 2004; 8.30pm

Arc Café, High Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Emmanuelle Gomez, phone: 03 474 1135

Refuel - Shapeshifter

Returning from Melbourne this live Drum n Bass crew will shake the foundations at ReFuel.

17 September 2004

Refuel Bar, Underground, University of Otago
Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone (03) 479 3875

Fortune Theatre - 30 anniversary season 1974-2004 proudly providing 30 years of excellent professional theatre for the Otago community.

Othello - by William Shakespeare, directed by Martin Howells

‘O! Beware my lord, of jealousy; It is the green eyed monster, Which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ Following the success of the recent Fortune Theatre productions of Shakespeare, the tradition continues with this most powerful of plays from the pen of the world’s greatest playwright. Like all of Shakespeare’s magnificent works, Othello is as ageless as the emotions that fuel its tragic force. Supposed-adultery, jealousy, envy and revenge all make for a mesmerising night of theatrical brilliance.

27 August - 18 September 2004

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695

Contact for Bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 8323

Otago Settlers Museum

Water Like Wine: a History of the Kaikorai Valley and Stream

The Kaikorai stream defines Dunedin’s western margins. Its catchment is a border zone where town meets country and industry holds the middle ground. It is almost a secret, a part of Dunedin life we seldom notice. But from the first Maori who passed this way and named it, the Kaikorai stream and its eco-system have underpinned life here. This exhibition is about the places that flank the stream, from Halfway Bush and Wakari down the Valley to Burnside, Green Island and Fairfield. It features old established suburbs as well as more recent housing schemes like Brockville, Concord and Waldronville. Explore one of Dunedin’s edges, where history and nature are inextricably entwined.

Runs Until 19 September 2004

Across the Ocean Waves

What was it like crossing the oceans to come here in a sailing ship? The core of this new display is an accurate recreation of the steerage quarters of an immigrant ship bound for Otago in the days of sail. Visitors are welcome to climb into a bunk or sit at the central table and imagine what life would have been like cooped up for 100 or more days at sea. Short video presentations bring the era to life. Death and disaster, fun and romance, the misery of seasickness and the excitement of arrival are all showcased. A baby dies, fighting breaks out among the single girls, and there is dancing and a stolen kisses. This is an interactive exhibit, which will seize the imagination and transport you back to the epic voyages made by Otago’s nineteenth century ancestors. “Climb aboard” and see for yourself what their great migration was all about.

Ongoing Exhibition

On the Move: Road Transport in Otago

One hundred years ago Thomas Sullivan invented the tea bag, Charles Menches invented the ice cream cone and vehicles were becoming increasingly familiar sights on Dunedin streets. To find out more about local motoring and transportation milestones check out On the Move: Road Transport in Otago - an exhibition of vehicles, photographs and memorabilia recalling not only the dawn of motoring in Otago but also the heydays of horse-drawn coaches and drays, tramcars and cycles.

Be sure not to miss a ride on our penny-farthing.

Ongoing Exhibition

The Smith Gallery

The ‘Otago Early Settlers Museum’ opened in 1908 with just one room for displays. Now known as the Smith Gallery, it was a memorial to Otago’s Scottish pioneers. Stern Presbyterian faces glowered down from rows of photographic portraits amidst artefacts of daily life from Otago’s early days. Today, the Smith Gallery emphasises the importance of the Early Settlers in the story of Otago. The portraits on the walls have been rearranged in order of arrival; and a variety of furniture and other artefacts, all drawn from the pre- gold rush era, add character to this historic gallery.

Ongoing Exhibition

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3242

Dunedin Centre - John Williamson - Mates on the Road Tour

John is very excited to announce the commencement of a national tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2004 with Pixie Jenkins and Warren H Williams and the new title 'John Williamson Mates on the Road'.

28 September 2004, 8.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Glenroy Auditorium, Moray Place, Dunedin

The Peculiar Case of Clara Parsons

The clinic stunned Christchurch Arts Festival (2003) audiences with The Peculiar Case of Clara Parsons, through their integration of a highly technological presentation with a deeply moving story and well developed characters. Mixing technology into theatre The Clinic unravels a universal tale of love, betrayal and madness.

28 - 30 September 2004, 8.00pm

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Otago Festival of the Arts

The Otago Festival of the Arts will again envelope Dunedin in a whirlwind of captivating music, thought-provoking theatre, magical dance, avant-garde opera and much, much more. Otago’s major cultural event presents a stellar array of international and New Zealand performers - along with Dunedin’s finest artists. With no less than six premières of new works, and guest artists coming from eight countries, the Otago Festival promises to be a startling celebration of creative endeavour. The Festival programme will be rich and varied. For eleven dynamic days and nights, there will be something for everyone, from vocal ‘pop art’ to rare indigenous music; from our country’s finest ballet to cutting-edge contemporary dance-theatre; from side splitting comedy to stimulating theatre. The city will be infused with festival fever as churches and museums are turned into theatres, and an enticing medley of lunchtime concerts and late-night cabaret is on offer. Once again, the Otago Festival of the Arts will confirm this region’s passion for the arts. The Festival programme will be officially launched at 6.00pm Friday 6 August. The full Festival programme will be available on line and in the official brochure from 7 August 2004. Check out the Festival’s website www.otagofestival.co.nz for full details.

29 September - 9 October 2004

Contact for enquiries: Jessica Garland, phone (03) 477 7600 or 021 504 524

Contact for Bookings: NZ Ticketek outlets


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