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At The City Gallery

- FOUR FACES OF NEW ZEALAND ART: RITA ANGUS, GAVIN HIPKINS, MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH & PETER PERYER

- RATED - 201 PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE YOULE (R.18) Michael Hirschfeld Gallery 19 July - 19 August 2001 Emerging artist Wayne Youle (Ngati Whakaeke, Nga Puhi) tests the limits of acceptable visual culture with this provocative photographic project. A continuous frieze of 201 small-scale photographs hugging gallery walls asks us to get up close to images which may offend some viewers, but be of little concern to others. With a particular emphasis on racial issues, Rated plays out the subjectivity involved in interpreting and responding to the images surrounding us in books and magazines, exhibitions and the Internet.

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THURSDAY 9 AUGUST, Intercontinental Wellington (formerly Park Royal), 7pm. The New Zealand Institute of Architects presents a lecture by renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Ito's work is the subject of upcoming City Gallery Wellington installation Blurring Architecture (21 September-2 December). Presented in association with Artspace, Auckland, the show presents a recent Ito project, the Mediatheque in Sendai, employing models, plans, texts, animated computer graphics and images of the construction site. Tickets: from $20, student entry / unwaged $15. T: 09 623 6080 or info@nzia.co.nz

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST, City Gallery Wellington, 7PM: 'STARS OF THE NZSO' Enjoy the world of orchestral music in a performance by players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Join the orchestra for a glass of wine and well-known excerpts and pieces featuring stringed instruments, featuring star soloists from the NZSO. Introduced by Concert FM's Kate Mead. Tickets $30 (transaction fee may apply). Bookings through NZSO, tel: 04 801 3841 or 801 3838.


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