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Te Papa's Exhibitions And Events Programme June

Te Papa's Exhibitions And Events Programme June 2001


In addition to Te Papa's permanent exhibitions that tell the stories of our land and people, we have a programme of short-term exhibitions from both overseas and New Zealand.

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, Level 4 Sponsored by Air New Zealand

Inheriting the Netherlands (Until 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. Comprising of works on canvas, photographs, and 3D installations, Inheriting the Netherlands questions the artists' sense of belonging to either country and their ongoing struggle for identity. The Ericsson Zone, Level 3 Free entry.

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 works from Te Papa's collection, including works by Max Hailstone and a selection from the Muka portfolio. The Illot Centre, Level 4. Free entry.

Quake Braker Venture underground to see Te Papa's newest permanent exhibition 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. Proudly sponsored by EQC and IGNS

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. Free entry. 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. Free entry.


Each month Te Papa has a wide ranging programme of events demonstrating the depth and diversity of our country. Below are some of the key highlights for this month.

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. See below for details of our Matariki events marked with the following symbol -

VERSACE FLOORTALKS Every Saturday, 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.

DEMONSTRATIONS OF SEWING EXPERTISE INSIDE THE VERSACE EXHIBITION Every Saturday and Sunday, 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.

- TONI HUATA Saturday 9 June, 12noon - 1pm A spellbinding fusion of jazz, jungle, dub, dance, classical, fashion, poi, and tradition. For those of you that missed the stunning album launch in October 2000, this performance is a must! Te Marae, Level 4.

VERSACE CLASSIC FASHION SHOW Saturday 9 June, 1pm - 1.45pm The catwalks of Milan have come to Te Papa! In conjunction with the Versace Classic Boutique in Auckland, Te Papa is pleased to present Versace Classic's new 2001/2002 Spring/Summer Collection. Don't miss this exciting event - striking models, gorgeous clothes, and all the glitz and glamour of an international fashion show. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

- APIRANA TAYLOR Saturday 9 June, 2.30pm - 3.30pm Join renowned Mäori actor and writer Apirana Taylor as he celebrates Matariki with fascinating Mäori tales that are full of action, excitement, humour, and suspense. Te Marae, Level 4.

- TIHEI Sunday 10 June, 12noon - 1pm Be thrilled by Mere Boynton (vocalist), Chaitanya Temepara (classical guitarist), and Craig Newsome (pianist), as they give an exhilarating performance of traditional and contemporary Mäori waiata with a dash of Spanish music to spice things up. Ole! Te Marae, Level 4. - RONALD KARAITIANA WITH STUDENTS OF HATO PAORA COLLEGE Sunday 10 June, 1pm - 2pm Ronald Karaitiana with students of Hato Paora College perform a waiata that combines the traditional with the contemporary. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

- BRANNIGAN KAA Sunday 10 June, 2pm - 3pm Regarded as the 'local soul-man', singer/songwriter Brannigan Kaa performs a mix of funky original indigenous music from his upcoming new album Taputapu.

- MATARIKI LECTURE: HOHEPA KEREOPA Thursday 14 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm Tohunga Rongoa Hohepa Kereopa talks about what the appearance of Matariki means to Mäori in terms of crop planting and the seasonal gathering of flora and fauna. Te Marae, Level 4.

ROBERT BRESSON FILM RETROSPECTIVE Friday 15 - Sunday 24 June, Soundings Theatre Te Papa presents a season of thirteen films by the French director Robert Bresson (1907 - 1999). Bresson's entrancing and beautiful films reflect the harsh reality of 20th century Europe as well as his own artistic and spiritual concerns. This will be the first time that all the films have been shown together in New Zealand, and a unique opportunity for film-goers to appreciate the work of one of the world's great cinematographers. Ask for our Bresson Brochure.

FREE BEHIND-THE-SCENES-TOURS Saturday 16 June, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Join Moana Parata, Te Papa's Collection Manager Mäori, for a look at Te Papa's Mäori Collection. Please register your name at the Information Desk, Level 2. Numbers are limited and restricted to participants 12 years and over.

- KAHURANGI Saturday 16 June, 12 noon - 1pm The Kahurangi New Zealand Mäori Dance Theatre from Hawke's Bay was formed to provide cultural, recreational, and educational activities for a wide audience, and offer employment with a strong cultural base for Mäori youth. Their performance is powerful and delightfully different. Te Marae, Level 4.

- THE TRAVELLING TUATARAS Saturday 16 June, 1.30pm - 2.15pm Kids, don't miss The Travelling Tuataras with their performance of stories and songs from Aotearoa New Zealand, colourful props and puppets, and lots of audience participation. Te Marae, Level 4.

- HAUMANU Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm - 3.30pm A journey through the world of the traditional Mäori music. Hear the voices of bone, stone, wood and shell, as Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns tell the stories of these unique instruments. Te Marae, Level 4.

- THE TRAVELLING TUATARAS WORKSHOP Sunday 17 June, 12 noon - 1.30pm A creative adventure for kids working with The Travelling Tuataras through Artz! Hands-on fun, creating unique expressions for the celebration of Matariki. Te Marae, Level 4.

- TE RANGI 2 MAI Sunday 17 June, 1.30pm - 2pm Enjoy the sounds of Te Rangi 2 Mai as they perform waiata for all ages. The Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

- UIA NGA WHETU - TAIOHI AND RANGATAHI DEBATES Thursday 21 June, 3.30pm and 5pm These debates traverse controversial issues surrounding the relevance of traditional Mäori concepts and perceptions of Mäori. Te Marae, Level 4.

- CARVING DEMONSTRATION BY KÖNAE ARÖNUI WÄNANGA Saturday 23 June, 11am - 4pm Experienced carvers demonstrate traditional Mäori whakairo, including weaponry and a poupou (an ancestral figure). Te Marae, Level 4.

- WEAVING DEMONSTRATION BY KÖNAE ARÖNUI WÄNANGA Saturday 23 June, 11am - 4pm Experienced weavers demonstrate the traditional Mäori techniques of Raranga, Whatu, and Taniko. Te Marae, Level 4.

- CARVING DEMONSTRATION BY KÖNAE ARÖNUI WÄNANGA Sunday 24 June, 11am - 4pm Experienced carvers demonstrate traditional Mäori whakairo, including weaponry and a poupou (an ancestral figure). Te Marae, Level 4.

- WEAVING DEMONSTRATION BY KÖNAE ARÖNUI WÄNANGA Sunday 24 June, 11am - 4pm Experienced weavers demonstrate the traditional Mäori techniques of Raranga, Whatu, and Taniko. Te Marae, Level 4.

MEET THE EXPERTS - COLLECTION MANAGER OF MARINE ANIMALS Sunday 24 June, 2pm - 2.45pm Have a 'Whale of a Time' when you join Collection Manager of Marine Animals, Anton van Helden, and find out about the wonderful world of whales. NatureSpace, Level 2.

Te Papa is open every day from 10am - 6pm and Thursdays late until 9pm. Entry is free.

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