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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events Dec-Jan

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events
December 2001 to January 2002

DECEMBER 2001

Octagon – New Years Eve Celebrations
Dunedin City is pleased to host a celebration to be held in the Octagon on New Years Eve. Events will include a countdown as the Town Hall Clock chimes up to 12. Cannons will be fired to salute the New Year, while spectacular fireworks and a lone piper leads the revellers in the octagon singing Auld Lang Syne. Local bands Gazebo Tiger and Remedy join in to entertain the crowd for this exciting event.
31 December 2001 – 1 January 2002
The Octagon, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Events Shop, phone (03) 474 3456

WestpacTrust Mayfair Theatre – Nathanael Plays
WestpacTrust Mayfair Theatre presents Nathanael Plays, a New Zealand born pianist playing some of the world’s best loved popular and classical melodies. Also featuring are Anna Leese (winner of the ODT Aria Contest) and Brent Reid (Tenor), both accompanied by Michael Crowl.
2 December 2001, 2.00pm
WestpacTrust Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Stuart Brown, phone (03) 455 4962

Regent Theatre

Spirit of Ireland
The Regent Theatre presents Spirit of Ireland, a world championship Irish dance and music show. Last New Zealand Tour was a sell out. Audiences will be delighted by a brand new production for 2001.
7 December 2001, 8.00pm

Ten Tenors
These amazing, talented young performers present concerts full of popular songs and arias that will entertain and delight everyone. Performances range from Funiculi Funicula to Nessum Dorma and O Sole Mio, to Besame Mucho and La Bamba, to an Australian medley that includes ‘True Blue’ and ‘Pub with no Beer,’ to hit tunes ‘Stayin’ Alive’ from the Bee Gees and ‘Bohemium Rhapsody’ by Queen. Having performed repeatedly by demand across Australia, including major events like the AFL Grand Final, the secret of the Ten Tenors is that they blend together the true sound that only classically trained voices can offer, with a vitality that adds a fresh dimension to favourites and new works alike.
9 December 2001, 8.00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Contact for bookings/enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Hocken Library

Ava Seymour: Frances Hodgkins Fellow 2001
During her tenure as the University of Otago’s Frances Hodgkins Fellow, Seymour has focused on Central Otago imagery. Her photomontages pair photographic material of this region with images culled from books, magazines and other visual sources. Seymour describes her own work as an exploration into the depths of human psychology, a journey into the strange landscapes our minds inhabit’.
Runs Until 16 February 2002

Jim Speers: Frances Hodgkins Fellow 2000
Speers is best known for his light boxes (or ‘delicious minimalist confections of colour and illumination’, as one reviewer described them). Hovering between categories and courting ambiguity, Speers describes his works as ‘neither ordinary objects passing themselves off as art, nor works of art passing themselves off as everyday objects’. This exhibition will show work completed during his tenure as the University of Otago’s Frances Hodgkins Fellow 2000.
Runs Until 16 February 2002

Ralph Paine: Recto & Verso
Paine’s fascination with the mystery and power of books was the springboard for a site-specific installation at the Hawke’s Bay Museum. Recto is the right-hand page of an open book or the front of a painting; verso is the left-hand page - recto’s hidden face. Paine explores these ideas various media.
Runs Until 16 February 2002

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Claire Finlayson, phone 903) 479 5648

Arc Cafe - Jazz with Trevor Coleman
Trevor Coleman is a renowned jazz musician who recently returned from overseas. Trevor has developed a series of 7 Jazz nights that feature a variety of Jazz styles with various guests from as far as the United States. Each night offers different experience.
7 December 2001, 9.00pm
Arc Cafe, 135 High Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Geoff Noller, phone (03) 474 1135

Moray Gallery - Sue Syme – New Paintings
Syme enjoys depicting scenes from daily reality in an urban society. Her scenes may be set in cafés dance clubs or the living room. Placement of her figures give a theatre like view of our rituals in daily life, and the dramas in which attend them. It is the figures of women in these works, bobbing and weaving through life, which catch our attention and delight us so.
Runs Until January 2002
Moray Gallery, 55 Princes Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Jennifer Hopkinson, phone (03) 477 8060

Dunedin Botanic Garden – Sunday Bandstand
The Dunedin Botanic Garden presents a series of band performances on its Rotunda in the heart of the Gardens. The Sunday Bandstand features the following bands: City Slickers, Metropolitan Brass Band, RSA Mosgiel Brass and the Salvation Army.
Every Sunday in December (excluding 30 December), 2.00pm-3.30pm
Band Rotunda, Dunedin Botanic Garden, cnr Opoho Road & North Road, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Alice Lloyd-Fitt, phone (03) 477 8052

Grays Studio – Exhibition of Artworks
Grays Studio is proud to present an Exhibition of Artworks including works from Rod Eales, Fay Coster, Kindra Douglas, Liz Price and Michael Tannock.
2 – 15 December 2001
Grays Studio, 201 North Road, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Chris Collins, phone (03) 473 7774

Whare Flat – Festival of Music and Dance
Whare Flat is proud to welcome the 26th annual festival of the New Edinburgh Folk Club. The Whare Flat Festival is unique, as anyone who's been will attest. This is a small (around 500 participants), intimate, interactive gathering of international, national and local guests. This year Whare Flat presents including Mara and Llew Kiek from Australia, Donna Dean, and Marannan all mixed up with festival-goers from around NZ and the world; where the accent is on participation.
29 December 2001 – 2 January 2002
Waiora Scout Camp, Whare Flat, Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Bernadette Moroney, phone (03) 477 7970

Dunedin Town Hall

Royal Dunedin Male Choir Concert
The Royal Dunedin Male Choirs concert performance is the first under the direction of the choir’s newly-appointed conductor, Mr Richard Madden. His specially selected programme will showcase the interpretive and dynamic qualities of the choir and features choral favourites including hymns, spirituals, and broadway and west end show numbers, catering to all tastes. Soloists include: Jemima Paton (Mezzo Soprano), Gordon Barbey – NZ & Australasian Champion 2001, and John McAdam – NZ Champion 2001 (Brass Instrumentalists).
Monday, 3 December, 7.30pm

Handel’s “Messiah” – City of Dunedin Choir
The City of Dunedin Choir with the Southern Sinfonia present Handel’s “Messiah”, conducted by David Burchell. The soloists in this production are Pepe Becker (Soprano), Anne Lamont-Low (Contralto), and special guests Martin Hundelt (Tenor), Roger Wilson (Bass). Martin Hundelt, born and trained in Germany, has an extensive repertoire. He recently appeared at the Vienna Chamber
Opera and has a busy oratorio and concert schedule. Hundelt is a much demanded performer broadcasted by German and European radio stations and some have been captured on CD.
Tuesday, 11 December, 7.30pm

Cinderella
Dunedin Town Hall is proud to present Cinderella which has become an annual Christmas expectation by the Dunedin public attracting four thousand patrons per year. This year, Cinderella will be directed by Rachel More and Heidi Hayward, with musical direction by Kelly Gillan.
19 – 22 December 2001, two performances daily at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin
Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Otago Settlers Museum

Abbotsford ’79: The human dimension of a natural disaster
The Abbotsford landslide was a galvanising, momentous and emotional event in the recent history of Dunedin. This exhibition explores the hazardous landslip from a variety of perspectives. The layout of the exhibition is based on the street layout of the slip site. Visitors to the Museum can walk down Edward or Mitchell Streets and “revisit” the houses they once knew. Listening posts will allow visitors to hear the voices of those who were on the spot, recounting their experiences – horrifying, poignant, astonishing, and occasionally grimly humorous.
Runs Until 10 February 2002

Collectomania!
Collectomania! is a lively exhibition about collecting and those who collect, which focuses on the collecting pursuits of nine individuals and one club. Is collecting an obsession? Perhaps it is. Four of our collectors admit to being addicted to it. ‘Sometimes you see one you just have to have’, says Marie, our pencil sharpener collector – proof that collectomania is alive and well in Dunedin. A great show for the kids.
An Otago Settlers Museum Exhibition.
Runs Until 10 February 2002

Windows on a Chinese Past
Windows of a Chinese Past explores the story of Otago’s Chinese community from their first arrivals in Dunedin in 1865 right up to the present. It includes life on the Otago goldfields, the move into towns and cities and the eventual assimilation of a generation of Chinese refugee children into a New Zealand way of life. Windows on a Chinese Past is illustrated with a rich array of artefacts and with short biographies of Chinese identities, such as Choie Sew Hoy, the merchant who pioneered gold dredging in Otago in the late 19th century. Once a despised group on the margins of society, the Chinese community today has risen to be one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded ethnic minorities. This is their remarkable story.
Ongoing

Ongoing exhibitions
The Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions feature the rich cultural diversity of Otago’s people. The Kai Tahu display tells of Otago’s first settlers, the Maori. Windows on a Chinese Past tells the fascinating story of Otago Chinese from 1865 onwards and includes photographs and artefacts from the gold fields. In the Smith Gallery there are nearly a thousand photographic portraits of settlers and their descendants. The Transport Gallery illustrates the impact of changing technology. A special highlight is the Museum’s steam-engine ‘Josephine’, one of the only five surviving double ended Fairlies in the world.
Archives – open 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday to Friday.

Film Archive – A collection of films and documentaries with a special emphasis on our nation’s social history from the New Zealand Film Archive is available to view in comfortable and warm surroundings.

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 3452

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Anne Noble: State of Grace
Anne Noble is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most significant and exciting mid-career photographers. Her work addresses an extraordinarily wide range of social, ethical and poetic issues – from landscape to religion, from the personal to the political, from the rich ecology of the Kaikoura coast to the rhythms of life in a London convent. Patient, poised, and intimate in their address to the viewers, hers are anti-rhetorical images that offer one sustained answer to the question of what it means to live alertly in New Zealand today.
A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition.
1 December – 10 March 2002

Threads of Tradition
The Gallery’s most significant textile treasures feature in this selection curated by Margery Blackman. Threads of Tradition includes 18th century waistcoats, 19th century lace and beaded bags, shawls and late Victorian costume, as well as some beautiful examples of Chinese costume and silk hangings. A highlight is the small biblical embroidery from the mid-17th century.
A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition. Costume and Textiles from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collections.
Runs Until 1 April 2002

Tissot: Still on Top
Three years ago the 19th century masterpiece by James Tissot, Still on Top, was severely damaged when it was stolen from the Auckland Art Gallery in an armed robbery. Still on Top was ripped from its frame in August 1998 leaving large pieces of the canvas missing and a number of tears and missing paint. Principal conservator from the Auckland Art Gallery Sarah Hillary and a team of specialists from New Zealand and overseas worked to identify the structure and materials of the painting, before devising a suitable treatment plan. The restoration took the Gallery almost two years and involved meticulous physical repair of damages and retouching of the paint losses. To celebrate the resurrection of this restored work, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the work of James Tissot. This exhibition will also feature the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s own justly famous Tissot painting Waiting for the Train as well as prints from the Dunedin and Auckland collections.
An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Touring Exhibition.
8 December 2001 - 24 February 2002

Frances Hodgkins : The Field Collection
The Field Collection is a unique, private collection of New Zealand paintings. This exhibition contains 40 works, twenty-four of which are by Frances Hodgkins. The collection offers insights into Frances Hodgkins as an artist and presents an opportunity to consider the New Zealand art milieu that nurtured her. Hodgkins’ works in this exhibition range from humorous family comments to fully worked masterpieces and will cover the period from 1891 through to the
outcome of her experimentational works from World War I. It also includes works by Petrus Van der Veldern, John Gully, James Nairn and many others.
Exhibition sponsored by The Field Collection Trust. Toured by Exhibition Services Wellington.
8 December 2001 to 10 February 2002

Laurence Aberhart in Japan
New photographs by one of New Zealand leading photographers, taken in Otaru, Japan, one of Dunedin’s Sister Cities.
Runs Until January 2002

Scape. 2001 – Paul Morrison
Rising British art-star, Paul Morrison, paints cartoon landscapes on a grand scale. In Dunedin Morrison has stretched his black-and-white silhouettes of plants and trees across the full expanse of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s vast, first floor wall.
December 2001 – May 2002

Power, People, Place
This exhibition from the Gallery’s permanent collection reveals some famous places and people, focusing on changes in the distribution of power. Works on display range in date from the 14th century to the 20th century and include substantial paintings by significant artists such as Claude Lorrain, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and Petrus van der Velden. Exhibition includes many favourites such as Stanhope Forbes’ Preparations for Market and Claude Monet’s La Débâcle.
Ongoing Exhibition

A Fine Line: Dutch and Flemish etchings and engravings from the 16th – 17th centuries
A selection of old master prints by some of the finest Dutch and Flemish printmakers from this period including Lucas van Leyden, Hendrick Goltzius and Rembrandt van Rijn.
From the collection of the Dunedin Pubic Art Gallery.
Ongoing Exhibition

Around-the Clock Street Art
Video After Dark, in the Gallery’s front window – changes monthly.
Rear Window, at 40 Moray Place. Showcasing fresh art on the street and around the clock.

NZ Film Archive
A video reference resource from the New Zealand Film Archive is held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Visitors can view a video from a representative selection of the best of New Zealand filmmaking, or search the catalogue. Tapes may be viewed at four separates video stations.
Ongoing Service

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin
Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

University of Otago’s Auckland Centre – Southern Wave – Dunedin Artists In Auckland
Southern Wave is a group show of new works by Dunedin Artists. The exhibition will feature a diverse range of media, including sculpture, painting and ceramics, all by artists living and working in the Dunedin region. Several previous holders of the prestigious Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago are among the exhibitors including Marilynn Webb, Jeffrey Harris and Nicola Jackson. Other prominent artists include Anna Caselberg, Peter Cleverley, Kathryn Madill,
Ewan McDougall and Mary McFarlane. The exhibition is curated by Sarah McDougall, who curated the widely acclaimed Art From The Sick Rose show, currently touring the South Island.
Exhibition sponsored by the Dunedin City Council and University of Otago.
6 - 21 December 2001, 7 – 18 January 2002
University of Otago’s Auckland Centre, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
Contact for enquiries: Adrienne Molloy, phone (09) 373 9702, or Sarah McDougall, phone (03) 478 0215.

Fortune Theatre - Take a Chance on Me (by Roger Hall)
Love, the second time around, is a hazardous affair for six lonely hearts of a certain age who pluck up the courage to venture out into the ‘meet market’. It was bad enough in your teens….but now? Divorced, widowed, or abandoned, burdened by the demands of teenage children and bewildered by the Matrimonial Property Act, the unlikely sextet race from the Personal Column, to the Internet, to Table for Six and beyond in search of that special someone. Roger Hall’s smash hit comedy follows the fortunes of three men and three women through hilarious and frequently embarrassing series of dates. After many romantic stumbles and fumbles in the dark, they all discover that true love can blossom in the most unexpected places.
Runs Until 8 December 2001
Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Otago Art Society - Mainland Awards Exhibition
The Otago Art Society celebrates its 13th annual national competition for paintings. This year the society received approximately 200 entries from artists residing from Whangarei to Invercargill. Some 115 works have been selected by Priscilla Pitts, Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to show for display. The exhibition features well-known New Zealand artists and others by “new names”.
Sponsored by Mainland Products.
Runs Until 9 December
Otago Art Society, 361 Great King Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Geoff Adams, phone (03) 467 2278

Otago Polytechnic School of Art – Site 2001
This year’s SITE is an ambitions project undertaken by students at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art, with the assistance of the staff. More than 60 students will be celebrating the completion of their studies with an Open Day and Exhibition. The community is invited to take part in the event which encompasses many disciplines: ceramics, jewellery, textiles, digital and moving image, printmaking, painting, sculpture and photography. Students will be available throughout the exhibition and on the Open Day offering information relevant to their areas of speciality and associated practices.
Exhibition open – 1, 3 to 7 December 2001, 1-5.00pm
Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Albany Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Janeice Young, phone (03) 479 6056

Otago Museum

SportsMad!
SportsMad! is an interactive sporting exhibition that allows visitors to improve their tennis serve or golf swing by comparing it to the pros with slow motion video replay. Race their mate in a virtual canoe, bicycle or wheel chair sprint or try their aim with the laser rifles in ‘On Target’. Other activities include timing the speed of the fastest throw measured by a radar gun or testing the limits of athletic prowess in the ‘Lets Get Physical’. As well as scale climbing a wall or race against Cathy Freeman over a 10-metre dash. SportsMad! is an excellent chance to understand how our bodies work and the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle. Guest speakers will attend throughout December.
Exhibition on tour from Scitech Discovery Centre, Western Australia.
Runs Until 27 January 2002

Maze Daze
Maze Daze is and interactive exhibition that teases the brain with all types of mazes and hands-on puzzles. It includes a walk-through rope maze, a wall finger maze, a number maze, and much more. The Museum has included some of its own puzzles and illusions to boggle the mind. In conjunction with Maze Daze, Discovery World will feature shows Not a Problem, offering different sorts of problems and how to solve them and The Mobius Strip Show about amazing shapes that can change before your eyes.
Exhibition designed and toured by Exscite, Hamilton’s Interactive Science Centre.
Runs Until 12 December 2001

Discoveries! (School Holiday Programme)
The popular Discoveries! holiday programme at the Otago Museum runs through the holidays and offers fun-filled, exciting activities that kids will enjoy. Two programmes are scheduled each day.
December 2001 – school holidays

The Island of Venus: 3000 Years of Cypriot History Shaped in Clay
A fascinating exhibition of ancient pottery from Cyprus is currently on display in the People of the World Gallery. It presents examples of the various ways in which archaeologists study ceramics in order to learn about the past. The pottery comes primarily from the collections of Otago Museum and includes some fine material from the collections of the Canterbury and Whanganui Museums, and fascinating and beautiful artefacts from Cyprus, the Island of Venus.
Runs until February 2002

Otaru Youth Art Exhibition
An exhibition from Otaru, Dunedin’s Japanese sister city, will be on display in the Nature Gallery. It features contemporary works by young artists based in Otaru.
Runs until December 2001

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; and 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, 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.

Search Centre
Otago Museum’s new research facility called the Search Centre is now open. The new facility provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the Museum which interest them. It will also be the first stop for identifications of items members of the public bring into the Museum, a service which annually attracts a huge number 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

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Gareth Lyness, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

Bellamys Gallery – New Paintings – Banks Peninsula and Otago Peninsula by Pauline Bellamy
Bellamys Gallery is proud to present a selection of water colours painted by Pauline Bellamy, from Banks Peninsula Tracks and oils of the wild side of Otago Peninsula.
Runs Until 25 December 2001 – Tuesday-Friday 11.00am-6.00pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4.00pm
Bellamys Gallery, 495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin
Contact for enquires: Bellamys Gallery, phone (03) 476 1606

JANUARY 2002

Octagon – New Years Eve Celebrations
Dunedin City is pleased to host a celebration to be held in the Octagon on New Years Eve. Events will include a countdown as the Town Hall Clock chimes up to 12. Cannons will be fired to salute the New Year, while spectacular fireworks and a lone piper leads the revellers in the octagon singing Auld Lang Syne. Local bands Gazebo Tiger and Remedy join in to entertain the crowd for this exciting event.
Runs Until 1 January 2002
The Octagon, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Events Shop, phone (03) 474 3456

Moray Gallery

Sue Syme – New Paintings
Syme enjoys depicting scenes from daily reality in an urban society. Her scenes may be set in cafés, dance clubs or the living room. Placement of her figures give a theatre like view of our rituals in daily life, and the dramas in which attend them. It is the figures of women in these works, bobbing and weaving through life, which catch our attention and delight us so.
Runs Until January 2002

Janet de Wagt – Paintings
de Wagt is an open air artist. She loves nothing more than to be painting the lovely South Island of New Zealand to feel supremely happy and to produce some of her best work, usually painted on the bonnet of her Holden car. In this exhibition viewers will see how the elements of rain, hail, snow, sun and wind and dust have all become part of the art work itself.
21 January - 9 February 2002

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Jennifer Hopkinson, phone (03) 477 8060
Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Laurence Aberhart in Japan
New photographs by Laurence Aberthart, one of New Zealand’s leading photographers, taken in Otaru, Japan, one of Dunedin’s Sister Cities.
Runs Until January 2002
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin
Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Dunedin Summer Festival
During January and February, Dunedin is host to the Dunedin Summer Festival. An exciting time for all, the public will have the opportunity to visit various Art exhibitions and open days.
17 January - 16 March 2002
Various Venues Throughout Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Events Shop, (03) 474 3456

Whare Flat – Festival of Music and Dance
Whare Flat is proud to welcome the 26th annual festival of the New Edinburgh Folk Club. The Whare Flat Festival is unique, as anyone who's been will attest; it's a small (around 500 participants), intimate, interactive gathering of international, national and local guests (including Mara and Llew Kiek from Australia, Donna Dean, and Marannan all mixed up with festival-goers from around NZ and the world; where the accent is on participation.
Runs Until 2 January 2002
Waiora Scout Camp, Whare Flat, Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Bernadette Moroney, phone (03) 477 7970

Otago Museum - SportsMad!
SportsMad! is an interactive sporting exhibition that allows visitors to improve their tennis serve or golf swing by comparing it to the pros with slow motion video replay. Race their mate in a virtual canoe, bicycle or wheel chair sprint or try their aim with the laser rifles in ‘On Target’. Other activities include timing the speed of the fastest throw measured by a radar gun or testing the limits of athletic prowess in the ‘Lets Get Physical’. As well as scale climbing a wall or race against Cathy Freeman over a 10-metre dash. SportsMad! is an excellent chance to understand how our bodies work and the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle. Guest speakers will attend throughout December.
Exhibition on tour from Scitech Discovery Centre, Western Australia.
Runs Until 27 January 2002
Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin
Contact for enquiries: Gareth Lyness, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

University of Otago’s Auckland Centre – Southern Wave – Dunedin Artists In Auckland
Southern Wave is a group show of new works by Dunedin Artists. The exhibition will feature a diverse range of media, including sculpture, painting and ceramics, all by artists living and working in the Dunedin region. Several previous holders of the prestigious Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago are among the exhibitors including Marilynn Webb, Jeffrey Harris and Nicola Jackson. Other prominent artists include Anna Caselberg, Peter Cleverley, Kathryn Madill,
Ewan McDougall and Mary McFarlane. The exhibition is curated by Sarah McDougall, who curated the widely acclaimed Art From The Sick Rose show, currently touring the South Island.
Exhibition sponsored by the Dunedin City Council and University of Otago.
7 – 18 January 2002
University of Otago’s Auckland Centre, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
Contact for enquiries: Adrienne Molloy, phone (09) 373 9702, or Sarah McDougall, phone (03) 478 0215.

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