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Te Papa’s Exhibitions and Events Programme Feb

Te Papa’s Exhibitions and Events Programme
February 2001

EXHIBITIONS
Coming soon...

Gianni Versace: The Reinvention of Material
(Open 7 April - 15 July 2001)

This exhibition explores the development of Versace’s distinctive style and features originals of the legendary clothing designer’s greatest works. In addition to over 150 items of clothing, fabric and accessories, the exhibition includes images of Versace’s creations by top photographers such as Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber and Helmut Newton. Exhibition highlights include the revealing "safety pin" dress which made Elizabeth Hurley famous in 1994. Other landmark pieces include Versace’s corset and lingerie dresses, asymmetrically draped day and evening wear and fabulous designs featuring animal prints, studs and metal mesh.

Admission charges apply.

The TOWER Gallery and The Boulevard

Sponsored by Air New Zealand

Opening this month…

Punkulture: Images from a Music Revolution
(Open 10 February - 27 May 2001)

From conditions of social decay in the 1970s, Punk flowered. Or should that be glowered? Punks glared, and spat out their anti-establishment message. ‘Bad’ language, crude playing, provocative lyrics, and piercings were the shock tactics they used to shake the system down to its foundations. In the process, they revitalised popular music. Punk soon spread from its home base in England to other parts of the globe. Inlcuded in this exhibition is an exciting Kiwi Punk component.

Punkulture celebrates in words, pictures, fashion, and music the social phenomenon that was Punk.
The Ericsson Zone, Level 4
Admission free.
Sponsored by Ericsson.

On now…

magnum° our turning world - te ao hurihuri
Until 19 February 2001
A major photographic exhibition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world's most prolific and widely respected photographic group. The exhibition explores the issues and events that have preoccupied Magnum photographers and the peoples of the world over the last ten years. It features approximately 350 images that illustrate the diverse range of styles within documentary photography by over 50 Magnum photographers. Included is new work by founding member Henri Cartier-Bresson, work by other celebrated members such as Eve Arnold, and images by Magnum's newest recruits including Chien-Chi Chang, Bruce Gilden and Lise Sarfarti.

The Boulevard, Level 5.

Admission charges apply.
Adult $9
Concession $6.50
Children (15 years and under) free when accompanied by an adult

Sponsored by The Evening Post and imagelab

RALPH HOTERE: BLACK LIGHT
Until 25 February 2001

Major works including collaborations with Bill Culbert.
This exhibition celebrates the work of one of New Zealand's greatest artists, Ralph Hotere. Black Light focuses on the artist's major installation works and painting series. The scale and grandeur of works such as Black Phoenix, and the riddling surfaces of Hotere's many variations on the colour black are found together in this benchmark exhibition. Also celebrated is one of the most marvellous creative friendships between Ralph Hotere and the sculptor Bill Culbert. Three of the major works in the exhibition are the products of this friendship.

Ralph Hotere: Black Light was developed in partnership between the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

The TOWER gallery, Level 4

Admission free.

Sponsored by COMPAQ at Te Papa

NIEUW-ZEELAND - GOING DUTCH
(Until January 2002)
Te Papa’s second Community Gallery exhibition focuses on the Dutch Community in New Zealand, and tells the moving stories of some of the approximately 100,000 New Zealanders of Dutch descent. Nieuw- Zeeland - Going Dutch shows a vibrant community that has greatly enriched our culture.
The Community Gallery, Level 4.
Admission free.

Proudly sponsored by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Heineken, Shell NZ, ABN Amro NZ and chello.

TE AUPOURI
(Until February 2001)

Te Aupouri, an iwi from the far north of Aotearoa, tell their gutsy and compelling story of survival. This exhibition includes fascinating history, exciting contemporary art, and beautiful carving.
Level 4
Admission free.

TOUR Introducing Te Papa 10.15am and 1.30pm
Ideal for first-time visitors, this orientation tour introduces you to the very best of Te Papa. This 45 minute tour is conducted twice every day. The 10.15am tour departs from the Main Entrance, Level 1(bookings at the Main Entrance from 9.30am). The 1.30pm tour departs from the Information Desk, Level 2 (bookings at the Information Desk from 10am). Numbers are limited to 15. Price $9.

EVENTS
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL @ TE PAPA
Join New Zealand’s finest storytellers, including Rangimoana Taylor, Dick Weir, Apirana Taylor, Hera Taute, plus many more, as they enchant you with their fabulous tales in English and Maori.
Daily between 11.30am - 3.30pm. Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa.
Saturday 3 February
11.30am – 12.30pm…Master Storyteller Dick Weir entertains children and families with a series of New Zealand Folk Tales: “stories with a kernel of truth”.

1pm – 2pm…World-renowned Storyteller Apirana Taylor will captivate children with Maori stories and music.

2.30pm – 3.30pm…Celebrated Storyteller Hera Taute has stories in Te Reo Maori for all ages.

Sunday 4 February
11.30am – 12.30pm…Master Storyteller Dick Weir entertains children and families with a series of New Zealand Folk Tales: “stories with a kernel of truth”.

1pm – 2pm…World-renowned Storyteller Apirana Taylor will captivate children with Maori stories and music.

2.30pm – 3.30pm…join successful Storytellers Tony Hopkins and Moira Wairama as they bring alive stories which reflect and celebrate their different backgrounds.

Monday 5 February
11.30am – 12.30pm…master storyteller Dick Weir entertains children and families with a series of New Zealand Folk Tales: ‘stories with a kernel of truth’.

1pm – 2pm…renowned international storyteller Rangimoana Taylor tells Maori stories, using words and movement.

2.30pm – 3.30pm…vibrant New Zealand storyteller Clare-Louise Gerbault has stories for all ages.

Tuesday 6 February
11.30am – 12.30pm…master storyteller Dick Weir entertains children and families with a series of New Zealand Folk Tales: ‘stories with a kernel of truth’.

1pm – 2pm…renowned international storyteller Rangimoana Taylor tells Maori stories, using words and movement.

2.30pm – 3.30pm…storyteller Mary Alice Arthur tells magical stories that will touch the hearts and funny bones of people of all ages.

WAITANGI DAY FORUM
Tuesday 6 February 2pm to 3pm
To mark Waitangi Day, Te Papa is inviting the public to a free forum on the role of the Treaty of Waitangi in the 21st century. Audience members will have the opportunity to join in a lively, informed debate on this topic with the distinguished panel, lead by Sir Paul Reeves, former Governor General; political analyst and commentator Colin James; business expert Ella Henry; and broadcaster and comedian Paora Ropata. An open forum of around 20 minutes will follow, in which audience members will be able to ask questions of the panel.

Signs of a Nation, Level 4.

MAGNUM FLOORTALKS
In association with magnum our turning world a number of guest speakers will be discussing their perspective on New Zealand in the 1990’s, and how some of the political and international events that occurred over that period have helped shape our country. Admission charge to exhibition applies. The Boulevard, Level 5.

Sunday 4 February
1pm – 1.45pm…Floortalk: Our Turning World – Our Identity
Bruce Stewart is a writer and environmentalist. He founded and built Wellington’s urban marae, Tapu Te Ranga, and is dedicated to re-planting native plant species in Island Bay. Join him for a discussion on some of the major events that occurred in the 1990s that have helped shape New Zealand (admission cost to exhibition applies). The Boulevard, Level 5.
Sunday 11 February
1pm – 1.45pm…Floortalk: Our Turning World – Our Natural World
One of New Zealand’s foremost cinematographers, Mike Single, recently won an Emmy Award for his work filming the wonders of Antarctica. Join him for a discussion on some of the major events that occurred in the 1990s that have influenced our natural world (admission cost to exhibition applies). The Boulevard, Level 5.

Sunday 18 February
1pm – 1.45pm…Floortalk: Our Turning World – Bearing Witness
Sean Plunket is an award-winning broadcaster who has worked on television and is now co-presenter of Radio New Zealand’s ‘Morning Report’. Join him for a discussion on some of the major events of the 1990s that have helped shape New Zealand (admission cost to exhibition applies). The Boulevard, Level 5.

PUNK EVENTS
Sunday 11 February
11am – 4pm…Punk Hair Day @ Te Papa
The most individualistic and flamboyant hairdressers in the capital are here to create shocking and sensational Punk hairdos for visitors – for free!. In the Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Saturday 17 February
2.30pm – 3.30pm…Join Chris Knox, the self-proclaimed pretender to the Kiwi Punk throne, for his talk Punk Culture in New Zealand. Chris will talk about Punk music and artists in New Zealand and how the Punk movement has had a lasting effect on attitudes and culture in this country. Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

3.30pm – 5.15pm…FREE film screening of THE FILTH AND THE FURY, Soundings Theatre, Level 2
An irreverent and shocking portrait of The Sex Pistols, arguably the most influential – and certainly the most notorious – rock group of all time. Rated M – Note: contains sexual references.

Sunday 18 February
12pm – 12.30pm…Punk-Inspired Fashion Show
A fashion show featuring designs by students of the College of design, Massey University of Wellington. Today’s fashion designs, which reflect the creative and radical themes of Punk, are showcased. Te Marae, Level 4.

2.30pm – 3pm…FREE Floortalk – Punkulture
Join Chris Knox for an in-depth look at the Punkulture exhibition and Punk culture in New Zealand.
The Ericsson Zone, Level 4.

Other Events:
Saturday 17 February
12noon – 1pm…don’t miss the passionate sounds of Zamba Flam as they perform Flamenco, Tango, Latin American, and Argentinian music. Te Marae, Level 4.

1pm – 1.30pm…see fabulous kapa haka group Ngati Poneke perform an entertaining programme of Maori song and dance. Te Marae, Level 4.

Sunday 18 February
2pm – 2.30pm…see fabulous kapa haka group Ngati Poneke perform an entertaining programme of Maori song and dance. Te Marae, Level 4.

Coming Events:
Sunday 25 February
TE PAPA @ TORY STREET OPEN DAY
10am – 4pm
Te Papa Tory Street is the national museum’s second site, and houses many of its collections including natural environment, history, archives, large objects (such as waka), and some of the larger works of art. Key functions, such as the physical care and display (conservation, mount making, photography) of collections, is also undertaken, as well as providing laboratories for research, autopsy, and taxidermy. Join us on our Open Day at 169 Tory Street.

For more information or copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on bernieh@tepapa.govt.nz or 04 381 7021.

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