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Te Papa's Exhibitions & Events Programme May 2001

EXHIBITIONS

Opening this month...

Inheriting the Netherlands (5 May - 14 October) This exhibition looks at works of Dutch born artists who have immigrated to New Zealand or New Zealand born artists of Dutch descent. The exhibition comprises of works on canvas, photographs, and 3D installations and question the artists' sense of belonging to either country and their ongoing struggle for identity.

The New Ericsson Zone, Level 3

Free entry.

On now...

Gianni Versace: The Reinvention of Material (Until 15 July 2001)

This stunning exhibition highlights the breathtaking creativity of one of the world's most influential and celebrated designers - Gianni Versace. Curated by the late Richard Martin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Chiara Buss of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, this exhibition features over 150 of his greatest works, including clothing, fabrics, original sketches, and photographs.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the famous dresses that adorned the stars and learn more about Versace the artist: the incredibly skilled technician whose vast knowledge of fabric and form turned the fashion world on its head.

Adults $9.00 Concession $6.50

The TOWER Gallery and The Boulevard

Partners in Time: Art and the Treaty (Until late June)

An artistic exploration of the continuing dialogue between Mäori and Päkehä. Partners in Time presents twenty one words works from Te Papa's collection. The exhibition consists of works by William Dunning, Max Hailstone and a selection from the Muka portfolio, as well as a one free standing sculpture by Michael Parekowhai.

Free entry.

Punkulture: Images from a Music Revolution (Until 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. Included 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.

Quake Braker

Venture underground as Te Papa itself becomes an exhibit, with the opening of Quake Braker. This is your chance to see some of the 152 base isolators Te Papa sits on, and to learn how these New Zealand inventions make Te Papa a safer place, should an earthquake strike. Outside by the Main Entrance. Free entry.

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 October 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.

EVENTS: VERSACE LECTURE SERIES Thursday 3 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm Join fashion publicist Paula Ryan for a free illustrated lecture on 'Versace's influence on street fashion'. Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

HERDENKING 4 MEI - DUTCH REMEMBRANCE DAY Friday 4 May, 4.30pm - 5.30pm, with Two Minutes Silence at approximately 5.15pm. A Commemoration Ceremony to honour Dutch citizens - civilian and military - who lost their lives during World War II. The ceremony will be hosted by the Netherlands Ambassador, Mrs An E de Bijll Nachenius and the Chairman of the New Zealand - Netherlands Foundation, Mr Boyd Klap. The Amphitheatre, Level 1.

VERSACE FLOORTALKS Saturday 5 May, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Versace Floortalks. Join a Te Papa expert for a look at some of the garments within the Gianni Versace: The Reinvention of Material exhibition. Exhibition admission charge applies. Please register your name at the Versace ticket desk, The Tower Gallery, Level 4. Numbers are limited.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Saturday 5 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

WHITIREIA PERFORMING ARTS KAPA HAKA GROUP Saturday 5 May, 1pm - 1.30pm Watch Whitireia Performing Arts kapa haka group perform traditional Mäori song and dance. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

NEW ZEALAND POET RIEMKE ENSING Saturday 5 May, 2pm - 2.45pm Join distinguished poet Riemke Ensing as she reads a selection of her poetry, reflecting her experiences as a migrant from the Netherlands, and memories and stories of her home in Aotearoa New Zealand. The New Ericsson Zone, Level 3.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Sunday 6 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

KAPA HAKA GROUP TE ROOPU WHANAUNGATANGA Sunday 6 May, 1pm - 2pm See kapa haka group Te Roopu Whanaungatanga perform an entertaining programme of Mäori song and dance. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

VERSACE FLOORTALKS Saturday 12 May, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Versace Floortalks. Join a Te Papa expert for a look at some of the garments within the Gianni Versace: the reinvention of material exhibition. Exhibition admission charge applies. Please register your name at the Versace ticket desk, The Tower Gallery, Level 4. Numbers are limited.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Saturday 12 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

WHITIREIA PERFORMING ARTS KAPA HAKA Saturday 12 May, 1pm - 1.30pm Watch Whitireia Performing Arts kapa haka group perform traditional Mäori song and dance. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Sunday 13 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

VOCAL ACCORD BARBERSHOP QUARTET Sunday 13 May, 1pm - 2pm Be serenaded by the Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet appearing at various locations throughout Te Papa.

MEET THE EXPERT Sunday 13 May, 2pm - 2.45pm Join Te Papa Collections Manager Maile Drake for a fascinating look at the many varieties of Pacific tapa and dyeing techniques used by people in the Pacific Islands. PlaNet Pacifika, Level 4.

BACK OF HOUSE TOUR Saturday 19 May, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Join Aunty Bessie, Te Papa's Collection Manager Mäori for a behind the scenes look at Te Papa's extenisve Mäori collection. Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2. Numbers are limited. Participants are restricted to those 12 years and over.

VERSACE FLOORTALKS Saturday 19 May, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Versace Floortalks. Join a Te Papa expert for a look at some of the garments within the Gianni Versace: the reinvention of material exhibition. Exhibition admission charge applies. Please register your name at the Versace ticket desk, The Tower Gallery, Level 4. Numbers are limited.

KAPA HAKA TE WANANGA O AOTEAROA Saturday 19 May, 1pm - 1.45pm Te Wananga o Aotearoa Kapa Haka in Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Saturday 19 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

SILENT WORLD THEATRE Sunday 20 May, 1pm - 2pm A unique theatrical experience from Samoa. The Silent World Theatre has been entertaining and educating the people of Samoa for nearly a decade with a combination of traditional legends and dances and contemporary skits. Te Marae, Level 4.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Sunday 20 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

18TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL Sunday 20 May, 8pm - 9pm Wellington's annual memorial ceremony for members of the Wellington community, and for all people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The event traditionally follows a Church Service (church venue yet TBC) and Candlelight Parade from the inner-city church to Te Papa.

MATARIKI @ TE PAPA, 25 MAY - 24 JUNE The appearance of Matariki (Pleiades) in our Southern Skies, and the first new moon that follows, heralds the beginning of the Mäori New Year. Te Papa is celebrating Matariki with a fabulous range of events that showcase contemporary and traditional Mäori art forms. Look out for our Matariki programme coming soon.

VERSACE FLOORTALKS Saturday 26 May, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Versace Floortalks. Join a Te Papa expert for a look at some of the garments within the Gianni Versace: the reinvention of material exhibition. Exhibition admission charge applies. Please register your name at the Versace ticket desk, The Tower Gallery, Level 4. Numbers are limited.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Saturday 26 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

MANAIA KAPA HAKA SUPER 12 Saturday 26 May, 12noon - 1pm Manaia Kapa Haka Super 12. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Saturday 26 May, 2pm - 2.45pm Maia. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

SEWMANSHIP DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Sunday 27 May, 11am - 2pm These demonstrations will be given by senior design students, and will show you the intricate steps of garment creation and finishing details. Exhibition admission charge applies.

MANAIA KAPA HAKA SUPER 12 Sunday 27 May, 1pm - 1.30pm Aaria. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

STORYTELLING Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Storytelling by Rangimoana Taylor, Te Marae, Level 4.

MATARIKI LECTURE Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Join Kay Leather for her lecture "He Matapihi no Uki/A Window in Time" which looks at Mäori astronomy and cosmology. Presented by the Carter Observatory and the National Observatory of New Zealand.Te Marae, Level 4.

For more information or copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on bernieh@tepapa.govt.nz or 04 381 7021. If you wish to receive this by email, please send your details.


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