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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events June to July 2002

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events June 2002 to July 2002

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. This list was prepared by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Promotions on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.

JUNE 2002

The New Zealand International Science Festival Dunedin is host to the New Zealand International Science Annual Festival, New Zealand's icon science event, which drags science out of the labs and into our imaginations. There will be over 300 events designed to entertain, enthral, tantalise and educate, including interactive displays, science theatre, workshops and demonstrations. This year's theme, The Earth and Beyond, looks at our relationship with Earth and all that lies beyond. Learn about what has shaped our world and what lies ahead...in the future and in space, our final frontier. Special guest appearance includes NASA Astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld, who just weeks ago was walking in space on his mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. 29 June - 7 July 2002 Venues throughout Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Heather Allan, phone (03) 477 5305 or (021) 701 016

Satellite Gallery

Sophia Darling 'Dear Perfection' Sophia Maree Darling was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1980. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 2001. Darling prints themes of romance, old fashioned courtship, symbols of love and memories into text and image, layering ideas to create a seamless whole. She enjoys the graphic surprise of working straight from the subject to the surface of the printing plate for maximum fluidity in the same manner one might write a letter. Dear Perfection will be Darling's farewell Dunedin exhibition as she is soon leaving to travel around North America working as an artist in residence at a specialist fine arts camp in New York. 3 - 8 June 2002 - opening Monday, 3 June 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Sophia Darling, phone (03) 488 1454 or (021) 128 1863

Kirsten Freeman 'Self-Guided Tour: An Exploration of Personal Narrative and Dislocation' Kristen Freeman is a student at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States. She is currently participating in an overseas programme with the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Dunedin as a third year painting student, a candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The body of work developed during this term at the School of Art is based on the day-to-day experiences of being in a foreign environment. The work titled Self-Guided Tour: An Exploration of Personal Narrative and Dislocation consists of a series of paintings, drawings and photographic collages based on daily documentation and cultural observations. Freeman is researching the parallel behaviours of living as a tourist and living as a visual artist. She is also investigating the psychological toll that residing in a foreign environment can transport, as well as the importance of collecting memorabilia and photographs by the tourist. 10 - 22 June 2002 - opening Monday, 10 June 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Kirsten Freeman, phone (03) 474 0419

Simon Deaker 'Please Retain as Proof' Simon Deaker is a graduate of design, media and fine arts. He has been exhibiting annually for the last five years and Please Retain as Proof, his second showing of work in Dunedin, is a collection of work reflecting structure, simplified form and associations with the written word. These works of heavily textured canvas and boards move between colour conflicts and block colour serenity. 24 - 29 June 2002 - opening Monday, 24 June 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Simon Deaker, phone (021) 515 142

Satellite Gallery, 118 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Rainy McMaster, phone (021) 117 4498

Regent Theatre - Puppetry of the Penis The Regent Theatre is pleased to present Puppetry of the Penis the Ancient Art of Genital Origami. Australia's own Puppetry of the Penis has been a smash hit at the Melbourne, Edinburgh and Montreal Comedy Festivals as well as playing to packed houses in New York, Toronto and the U.K. A recent review in the Toronto Star said: "There are several things to be made clear about the penis puppeteers. Yes, they appear for the entire show in full frontal nudity. No, they never allow their activities to become explicitly sexual. Yes, they turn their private parts into public 'installations' ranging from the Eiffel Tower to a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken. No, they never do anything gratuitously obscene. Yes, their show is head-shakingly, mind-bendingly, inhibition-shatteringly outrageous. No, it isn't gross, disgusting or degrading. Yes, it is wildly, unbelievably, exhilaratingly funny". This is an opportunity to experience one of the year's best nights out. (Not recommended for children under 16 years.) 5 June 2002, 7.00pm Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Glenroy Auditorium - Chamber Music New Zealand - Gould Piano Trio The British-based Gould Piano Trio formed in 1987 has established a reputation as one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years. Highly regarded chamber musicians, they enjoy a career that has taken them to prestigious venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Brussells Palais des Beaux-Arts, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, and major venues in Paris, Cologne, Athens and Vienna. 22 June 2002, 8.00pm Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Dorothy Duthie, phone (03) 481 1382 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Blue Oyster Gallery

Jane Venis 'Nocturnal Emissions' Jane Venis recently graduated from Otago Polytechnic School of Art (2001) with a BFA and will be commencing her masters in 2002. Venis's work looks at the kiwi mythology of the boy racer. The show is an installation composed of assemblages of exhaust systems and an original sound track. The sound element is composed from sampling live car sounds to create a techno track reminiscent of drive by stereo sounds. Lighting will be by 12 volt car headlights in a darkened gallery. Runs Until 8 June 2002

Georgina Morison ' Chance Encounters' Georgina Morison presents an exhibition concerned with what and whom we stumble upon unexpectedly in the everyday, and how those encounters may produce an unexpected flip side. Chance Encounters is a sound work and sets out to explore the interplay of real and psychological spaces. The viewer is invited to perform cartographer, actor, self and analyst in the spaces they occupy. 11 - 22 June 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Phone, (03) 474 9583

Otago Art Society

Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition The 126th Annual Exhibition by the country's oldest art society features works by Otago Art Society members. Artists exhibiting are a mixture of well-known, lesser known and new artists' works. Works are for sale. 23 June 2002, weekdays 12 noon - 4.00pm, weekends 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Winter Art Bazaar A variety of original art works and products by local artists, both well known and new artists, will be on sale at this popular annual event. 30 June 2002, weekdays 12 noon - 4.00pm, weekends 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Otago Art Society, cnr Great King and Albany Streets, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Geoff Adams, phone (03) 467 2278

Otago Settlers Museum

The Birth of Modern Times: Dunedin's Southern Suburbs 1890 - 1940 Since the 1970s historians at the University of Otago have made an intensive study of southern Dunedin in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Between 1890 and 1940 some 90,000 people lived in Dunedin's southern suburbs. Spreading out over "The Flat" they occupied distinctive suburban areas including, in South Dunedin and Caversham, New Zealand's oldest and most densely populated working-class community. These fifty years were a critical period for New Zealand, a time of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. Dunedin led the way as the country's first major industrial centre. The experience of the City's southern suburbs is a microcosm of what was happening across the country. This was truly 'the birth of modern times'. The Birth of Modern Times presents some of the main findings of the University of Otago's research, in a manner that is entertaining, engaging and accessible to a general audience. Runs Until 18 August 2002 Josephine, New Zealand's Oldest Surviving Locomotive The northern end of the Otago Settlers Museum is home to Otago's most celebrated steam train, Josephine. Designed in England by Robert Fairlie and built by the Vulcan Foundry in Lancashire, Josephine arrived by ship in August 1872 and was assembled at Port Chalmers. A load a beer was hauled from Burkes Brewery in September and passengers were carried for the first time in October 1872. Josephine was sold out of government service in 1917, displayed at the New Zealand South Seas Exhibition at Dunedin in 1926 and is now a much loved exhibit at the Museum, resting in its own annexe within sight of Dunedin's Railway Station. Long-term display

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 2728

Hocken Library

Mauri Ora! : Robyn Kahukiwa Mauri Orai! spans the mediums of painting, sculpture and book illustration in this exhibition by Maori artist and author Robyn Kahukiwa. Exhibition curator Giles Peterson, describes it as: 'a window to the dynamic exchange between the art, politics, history and spirituality of a vibrant, living culture'. Organised and toured by Pacific Art Age, Auckland. Runs Until 8 June 2002

Spiral and Beyond: Art and Feminism in New Zealand 1975-1987 Spiral and Beyond is curated by Dr Judith Collard, Art History and Theory Department, University of Otago. This exhibition looks at feminist artists active from 1975 (UN International Women's Year) until 1987. 14 June - 10 August 2002

Saunter: an exhibition of works on paper by Ruth Cleland Cleland's finely crafted burnished aquatints mix familiar elements in unfamiliar ways: detailed images of interior and exterior spaces are set in unusual and disorienting compositions. These intricate images were completed for a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. 14 June - 10 August 2002

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Claire Finlayson, phone (03) 479 5648

Fortune Theatre

The Jungle Book - adapted for the stage by Martin Howells with music by Peter Skellern (NZ 1998) The Jungle Book is a theatrically stunning musical for all ages from seven to 97 and was commissioned and first performed by Chirstchurch's Court Theatre. Rudyard Kipling's tales of Mowgli and the animals he befriends in the jungle have been faithfully and memorably translated to the stage. This visually powerful adaptation is by Fortune Theatre's Artistic Director, Martin Howells, with a marvellous score by one of England's finest contemporary composers. Howells is keen to point out that despite its associations with Disney, Kipling's 'Jungle Book' is not just for children. It is an eternal story for men and women alike. A story of courage and friendship that connects us to the earth and to our fellow creatures. Ultimately it is a very moving tale of love and life. 7 June - 29 June 2002

Copenhagen - by Michael Frayn (UK 1998) A winner of the 'Best New Play' awards in both London and New York, Copenhagen is a compelling drama by one of the world's finest living playwrights, Michael Frayn. The drama explores the mysterious visit to the Danish capital which German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, made in the midst of World War Two to see his friend and fellow scientist, Niels Bohr. Just what did they say to one another on their after-dinner stroll and how might have their talk influenced the outcome of the war and subsequent twentieth century history? 28 June - 20 July 2002

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Moray Gallery

Julian Porteous 'New Paintings' During the 1970s Porteous lived and worked in Spain and Greece. Her stay has influenced her artistic work and vision, and she frequently revisits the theme of classical Greece together with New Zealand in her images. This provides a very interesting concept, both subtle and arresting. Runs Until 15 June 2002

A Group Show - Dutch Weavers A group of five women weavers from the Netherlands is touring New Zealand showing their avant-grade weavings. Here the weavers take the discipline of weaving outside its boundaries and into an art form. 24 June - 13 July 2002

Moray Gallery, 55 Princes Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Jennifer Hopkinson, phone (03) 477 8060

Dunedin College of Education - Jazz Explosion Jazz Explosion features musicians from around the world including Bruce Forman (California), John Fedchock (New York), Michael Benebig (New Caledonia), Malcolm McNeill, Rodger Fox and Brian Smith (New Zealand). Add to this the cream of the New Zealand jazz scene: Paul Dyne, Chris O'Connor, Cameron Allen, Brian Henderson, Chris Opie, Alex Griffith and Ian Parker this will be a true jazz explosion. 6 June 2002, 8.00pm Dunedin College of Education Auditorium, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Arc Café - 8 Foot Sativa The New Zealand album release tour for Auckland heavy metal band, 8 Foot Sativa, will be featuring at Arc Café this month. R18 event. 13 June 2002, 8.00pm Arc Café, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Geoff Noller, phone (03) 474 1135 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Town Hall

Southern Sinfonia - Joseph Lin, Winner of the Inaugural Michael Hill International Violin Competition The Southern Sinfonia offers music lovers the chance to hear a star in the making. He may still be a young American violinist, but Joseph Lin has already amassed a long list of prizes and awards, the most recent being the 2001 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Hear him perform Dvorak's very popular Violin Concerto with the Southern Sinfonia. This concert also features the major composition by the Sinfonia's 2001 Composer-in-Residence, Michael Norris, entitled "Symphony No.1: the mountains ponder a silence as profound as stars", to be conducted by up-and-coming New Zealand conductor Marc Taddei. Friday 14 June 2002, 8.00pm Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623

Royal Dunedin Male Choir The Royal Dunedin Male Choir hold their first subscription concert for 2002. 24 June 2002, 7.30pm

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fourth NZ Jewellery Biennale - Grammar: Subjects and Objects Curated by Deborah Crowe, the Fourth NZ Jewellery Biennale displays the work of 24 New Zealand artists. The works cover an extremely wide range of media and forms, and explore the point at which an object becomes jewellery. Organised and toured by the Dowse Art Museum. 8 June - 11 August 2002

A Good Pour - Teapots and tea wares from the Gallery Collections "A living teapot stands, one arm held out, one bent, the handle this, and that the spout" (Alexander Pope). A Good Pour is an exhibition of 18th and 19th Century teapots: blue and white Chinese, elegant and restrained English, opulent and extravagant Continental, together with items associated with the taking of tea. A Good Pour is curated by Wellington-based antique dealer, connoisseur and collector Peter Wedde. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition. 15 June - 23 September 2002

Arrivals Lounge Catch up with more than 40 recent arrivals in the Gallery's collection. Arrivals Lounge is an energetic trip from a 19th century etching through to a 21st century video, with stops along the way for works by Hotere, Hodgkins and more. The lounge features recent loans, gifts and purchases from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. 15 June - 11 August 2002

Virtue and Beauty - Frances Hodgkins' Landscapes of Change Virtue and Beauty exhibition focuses on Hodgkins' paintings from the 1930s and '40s in which she explores the changing face of the English landscape, including the physical and psychological effects of the second world war. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition. Ongoing Exhibition Truth's Mirror - Buried treasures from the store-room and old favourites from the permanent collection Truth's Mirror exhibition is drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's visual arts collection and curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of Department of Art History, University of Auckland. Ongoing Exhibition

A Fine Line: Dutch and Flemish etchings and engravings from the 16th - 17th centuries A Fine Line features 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

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. Power, People, Place includes many favourites such as Stanhope Forbes' Preparations for Market and Claude Monet's La Débâcle. 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 film-making, 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

Otago Museum

2002 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Following the success of the 2000 and 2001 competitions, the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand, Jonathan's Camera and Video, Nikon and the Otago Daily Times have come together again to bring this exciting photographic opportunity to the community of Otago. Take a photograph of a plant, an animal or an example of human impact on the environment and enter the 2002 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. There is a first prize of $1500 worth of Nikon equipment from Jonathan's Camera and Video. Entry forms are available from the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand and Jonathan's Camera and Video. All entries must be submitted to the Otago Museum by 5 August. Photography workshops will also be held at the Museum. Closes 5 August 2002

Toys Toys is a fun Discovery World exhibition that includes interactive games and collectible toys on display. Young and old alike will delight in this great exhibition for the kid in all of us. Begins June 2002

Natural History New Zealand Film Season Otago Museum will be screening a select Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) film each month. Each film will be chosen from their recent productions and may include some New Zealand premieres. NHNZ film in June is My Favourite Monkey. Find out why macaques have become the world's most successful monkey, and how they play a part in human cultures everywhere. June Film - 26 June 2002, 7.00pm, Hutton Theatre and 29 - 30 June, 2.30pm, Barclay Theatre

Search Centre Weekend Presentations The Museum's Search Centre Communicators have developed a series of Search Centre Weekend Presentations designed to help familiarise people with the excellent resources provided by this facility. Weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm

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; 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 to the public. 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 the identification 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 Communicator Presentations Everyday there is a free, short, presentation by the Otago Museum Communicators based on artefacts and displays in the Museum. There is a different presentation for each day of the week and the schedule is changed every month, so it is always worthwhile having a look at what is on. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily

Wild Flicks The University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Film-making and Communication uses the Barclay Theatre every Wednesday to screen an exemplary film as part of the course. Every Wednesday at 12.00pm (except during University holidays)

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

Globe Theatre - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by David Manley Romeo and Juliet is one of the world's profound plays that need almost no introduction, since it has been a favourite of theatre (and, more recently) film-going audiences for very many years. Its theme of families divided by unreasoned bigotry and of hatred, justified by no more than custom, is still all too relevant today, while its message that love could enable people to see such hatred for the folly that it is - if only they would listen - is as heartbreaking (since it is as little regarded) now as it was in Elizabethan England. While this latest Globe production may not provide Dunedin audiences with a new Leonardo de Caprio (or even Joseph Fiennes), the play itself will still excite, amuse, anger and sadden audiences as it has done for centuries. 20 - 29 June 2002 (excluding 24 June) Globe Theatre, 104 London Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Rosemary Beresford, phone (03) 479 7273 or (03) 478 0248 Contact for bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 3274

JULY 2002

The New Zealand International Science Festival Dunedin is host to the New Zealand International Science Annual Festival, New Zealand's icon science event, which drags science out of the labs and into our imaginations. There will be over 300 events designed to entertain, enthral, tantalise and educate, including interactive displays, science theatre, workshops and demonstrations. This year's theme, The Earth and Beyond, looks at our relationship with Earth and all that lies beyond. Learn about what has shaped our world and what lies ahead...in the future and in space, our final frontier. Special guest appearance includes NASA Astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld, who just weeks ago was walking in space on his mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Runs Until 7 July 2002 Venues throughout Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Heather Allan, phone (03) 477 5305 or (021) 701 016

ReFuel Café

Bass Invaders 2: feat DLT, The Mighty Asterix and Stinky Jim The first person to ever scratch on a locally produced record, a founding member of New Zealand's first ever Hip-Hop group, Upper Hutt Posse, and with musical and graffiti credits too numerous to mention, DLT has paid his dues. Auckland dub specialist Stinky Jim is best known for his independent imprint Round Trip to Mars. The Mighty Asterix is an underground MC extraordinaire. Bass Invaders is proud to bring you the second episode of premium NZ Dub. 10 July 2002

Clowndog with support from RSI + Rittalin With sausage throwing, a drummer called Idiot Pants and songs such as 'Amway Changed My Life', the last thing you can say about Clowndog is that they take themselves too seriously. They recently released their first "real" album, 'The Cantankerous Mainstream', distributed through Global Routes. Blending snarling grunge-tinged rock with cheeky social satire, the CD was produced from the spoils of the last years rdu Not So Young Entertainers' competition, which they won. Spanky (vocals/guitar), Idiot Pants (drums and kitchen sink!) and Sherbert (bass), formed Clowndog in Nelson in 1996. "We started out as a very bad fast grunge band," says Spanky. He continues: "We liked to think of ourselves as Nirvana meets NOFX but the truth was that we were just not very good. We had whiney, nasal vocals that were mistaken for being alternative and bad guitar tones that we mistook for being lo-fi and extreme - but we were only 16 at the time." Since moving to Christchurch in 1999, Clowndog have refined their sound and developed a strong following. Their demo album, 'Mystery Meat' secured b-net airplay and the song 'Mates With Marxist' was included on the 'Bride of Brat' compilation. While their sense of humour is always near the surface, it's not all sausage throwing and quips: "We try to make our music and the experience of our band good, that's the main thing. The funny things are the minority ...well, sometimes the minority." Following the 'Bride of Brat' release they embarked on a national tour and have also toured with Auckland bands Kitsch and Sommerset and plan to be back on the road supporting 'The Cantankerous Mainstream' in coming months. But of course the most crucial Clowndog question has to be, what sausages are the best for throwing? Spanky spills: "I prefer crumbed sausages, while Pants is into the mint and lamb ones. Saveloys are good for variation while Sizzlers are always on hand at the last minute from a service station, if you're willing to pay through the nose for them. With support from Christchurch punksters RSI and locals Rittalin. 12 July 2002

The Black Seeds from Wellington Wellington favourites, The Black Seeds, return to Dunedin for the first time since their Salmonella Dub Orientation tour in February, as part of their New Zealand winter tour. Since the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Keep On Pushing' last year and a enormous New Zealand summer tour including the Rippon Festival and the Gathering, The Black Seeds have earned themselves the reputation as one of New Zealand's most original and exciting new bands. Floor-warming, booty-shaking, shape-making, mama-fretting, heart-breaking, bass-booming, soul-soothing, original Pacific roots rock-reggae, that has set dance floors alight throughout the country. 13 July 2002

ReFuel Café and Bar, 21 Frederick Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone (021) 440 160

Moray Gallery - A Group Show - Dutch Weavers Dutch Weavers is a group show of five women weavers from the Netherlands touring New Zealand with their avant-grade works. Here the weavers take the discipline outside its boundaries and into an art form. Runs Until 13 July 2002 Moray Gallery, 55 Princes Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Jennifer Hopkinson, phone (03) 477 8060

Fortune Theatre

Stones in his Pockets - by Marie Jones (Ireland) Stones in his Pockets is a hilarious, Olivier Award-winning West End show, set in a rural Irish village amid the flurry of making a feature film. The story unfolds from the viewpoint of the extras - local characters who line up each day to earn some extra cash. Through them we see and feel the impact on grass-roots Ireland when Hollywood comes to town. Two versatile actors play all the parts in this wonderfully endearing comedy - from the pub regulars to the American starlet, from swanky moguls to toe-tapping, going-for-broke Irish dancers. There's heart, wit, laughter, tears and sheer delight in this virtuoso piece by Marie Jones. 26 July -17 August 2002

Copenhagen - by Michael Frayn (UK 1998) A winner of the 'Best New Play' awards in both London and New York, Copenhagen is a compelling drama by one of the world's finest living playwrights, Michael Frayn. The drama explores the mysterious visit to the Danish capital which German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, made in the midst of World War Two to see his friend and fellow scientist, Niels Bohr. What did they say to one another on their after-dinner stroll and how might have their talk influenced the outcome of the war and subsequent twentieth century history? Runs Until 20 July 2002

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Satellite Gallery

Rick Norris 'In response' Originally from Auckland, Rick Norris lived for nine years on ten acres in Diggers Valley near Kaitaia before attempting to reverse the population trend by shifting south with his family in 1981. During his time in the far North, he designed and made furniture on commission as well as featuring his work in exhibitions. In Dunedin he has published a book of poems, designed and made clothes and taught design and drawing at the School of Fashion. The In response exhibition at the Satellite Gallery consists of india ink line and wash drawings which use composition and the strong tonal contrasts of black and white to explore themes which range from the commonplace to the supernatural. Says Norris: "There is inspiration everywhere. Anything can release the vitality that calls for some kind of involvement in response. And that is what these drawings are: the involvement in response". 1 - 6 July 2002 - opening Monday, 1 July 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Rick Norris, phone (03) 467 9060

Hayden Prujean, Duncan West, Michael Devereux, Rory Cathcart 'Soft City' This project involves an exploration of the physical and conceptual nature of the Soft City. The theme explores concepts of transmutability, layering in space and time, and the nature of a city whose reality is constructed through the merging of each inhabitant's divergent reality. This investigation will involve a broad range of media through which the artists can record and critique the urban environment. Working in close collaboration Hayden Prujean, Duncan West, Michael Devereux and Rory Cathcart will create an installed work at Satellite Gallery, using sculpture, sound, image projection, painting, pavement art, and posters. 8 - 20 July 2002 - opening Monday, 8 July 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Hayden Prujean, phone (03) 453 3090

David Henderson 'Globalization and the Natural Landscape' David James Henderson is twenty-one years old. This is his final year studying at the Otago Polytechnic where he is completing a BFA, majoring in Printmaking. He creates metal plates, in the form of etchings, burnishings, and drypoints. The theme of this exhibition is Globalization and the Natural Landscape. The idea Henderson is looking at is how big global franchises like McDonalds have become part of our landscape. Symbols of their brand and logos can be seen everywhere. So his work combines these brands with the contrasting landscapes of the Otago Peninsula. Henderson finds the coastline has a great sense of power and strength. Weathered and wave-worn cliffs, a totally natural, unique environment, the opposite to the branded society the corporate world places in front of us. His prints have a surreal feeling of what New Zealand landscape may look like in years to come if the Global world does not change. 21 July - 3 August 2002 - opening Monday, 21 July 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Simon Deaker, phone (021) 515 142

Satellite Gallery, 118 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Rainy McMaster, phone (021) 117 4498

Dunedin Town Hall

Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir is internationally renowned for their exceptionally beautiful singing. They perform a broad repertoire that ranges from sacred music and oratorios to traditional Viennese waltzes and folk songs from around the world. The choir is closely identified with such figures as Mozart, Haydn and Schubert (who was in his time one of the choir boys). The NZ tour will be unique, as in each city a combined schools choir of 300-400 students will join the Vienna Boys Choir on stage. The music for the NZ combined schools choir has been carefully selected representing a strong national cultural influence. 23 July 2002, 7.30pm

Southern Sinfonia - Rachmaninov and Saint-Saens The Southern Sinfonia is proud to present two orchestral masterpieces: one of the most popular piano concertos, No.2 by Rachmaninov, played by the dynamic Christchurch-based pianist Diedre Irons; and the monumental Symphony No.3, Organ, by Saint Saens. Russian conductor Vladimir Verbitsky, already a favourite with Dunedin audiences, returns for his third season with the Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin's only professional orchestra. 13 July 2002, 8.00pm

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Tissot: Still on top The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is delighted to announce the long-awaited arrival of Tissot: Still on Top. The exhibition, which features the work of 19th Century painter James Tissot, also showcases other works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Dunedin Public Art Gallery collections, including one of Dunedin's favourite paintings, Waiting for the Train. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery will be the only venue presenting this exhibition outside Auckland. A touring exhibition of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Transported by the Royal New Zealand Airforce. Runs Until 21 July 2002 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Otago Museum

Discoveries! (School Holiday Programme) The popular Discoveries! holiday programme at the Otago Museum is running through the school holidays in July with two programmes held each day. Packed with fun and exciting activities, kids always enjoy their time at the Museum and they get to make something to take home with them. During July School Holidays, 1 - 14 July 2002

Antarctica: Life on Ice Antartica: Life on Ice is the Museum's new exhibition is now Discovery World. The exhibition's focus is on the adaptations that various species have made to the most extreme conditions on the planet. It also takes a broad look at the continent through graphic, dioramic, audio visual and interactive media. Breathtaking images and displays using real objects from the field will give visitors a sense of what it is like for the researchers who work in Antarctica. Runs Until 28 July 2002

2001 BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition The Otago Museum is proud to present the 2001 BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, the best wildlife photography in the world. This stunning exhibition features a sea-lion playing with a cushion star, majestic harlequin ducks in spray, the striking colour of the blue ribbon eel. The most beautiful images of our world have been captured on film in this breathtaking exhibition. These remarkable photos emanate from the 2001 BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and represent all of the 115 winning and highly commended photographs. Runs Until 21 July 2002

Natural History New Zealand Film Season Otago Museum will be screening a select Natural History New Zealand film each month. These will be chosen from their recent productions and may include some New Zealand premieres. The film in July is Forgotten Rhino. Asia's rhinos are all critically endangered, yet three countries are battling to save them, in spite of the many challenges they face. 24 July 2002, 7.00pm, Hutton Theatre and 27 - 28 July, 2.30pm, Barclay Theatre

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

Regent Theatre

Royal NZ Ballet 'Swan Lake' Swan Lake is classical ballet at its finest. The enchanting love story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, the beautiful Swan Queen, lies at the heart of this enduring dance masterpiece. "The Royal NZ Ballet's production of Swan Lake is stunning. The brilliance of the dancers, the set design, costumes and choreography is enthralling" - National Business Review. Music of Swan Lake is performed by the Southern Sinfonia. 5 July 2002, 7.30pm - 6 July 2002, 1.30pm and 7.30pm

International Film Festival The Regent Theatre is proud to present the International Film Festival, which will screen the best of movies chosen from film festivals around the world. Programmes will be available in July. 26 July - 11 August 2002

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

Blue Oyster Gallery - Nathen Thompson 'Ghosts' Ghosts is an installation of Nathan Thompson's recent large-scale paintings and drawings. These works evoke a feel of fictitious past memories. Ghosts looks at the fading and corruption of memories and information and their reconstitution into frozen iconic moments. A grouping of images will transform the walls of the Blue Oyster gallery space. They will be hung in a way that reflects their potential for disappearance and uses the space as a feature rather than as a blank space with a series of uniformly hung rectangles. The walls themselves will be come a space of temporal shifts as ghosts refuse to be confined by conventional space. Ghosts will be enhanced by minimal sound installation. 23 July - 3 August 2002 Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Phone, (03) 474 9583

Otago Settlers Museum - On the Move The Transport Gallery at the Otago Settlers Museum presents the effects of changing technology in Dunedin City and the Otago region, and is a favourite with many visitors to the museum. This month sees the opening of the re-designed Transport Gallery. All your old favourites remain, but now displayed to a better effect. Long term display Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

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For further information, please contact Dunedin City Council City Promotions, Kerry MacKenzie at phone (03) 474 3409, email kmackenz@dcc.govt.nz - or Jennifer Hooker at phone (03) 474 3815, email jhooker@dcc.govt.nz

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Issue date: 20 May 2002

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events August 2002 to September 2002 ___________________________________________________________________________ Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. This list was prepared by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Promotions on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.

AUGUST 2002

Glenroy Auditorium

Southern Sinfonia - Basically Baroque Basically Baroque is expected to be a sell-out, as have the Southern Sinfonia's last two Baroque concerts. Handel and Bach, the two Baroque giants, are included in the Southern Sinfonia's last subscription concert for 2002. The programme also contains Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe, with the Sinfonia's Concertmaster, Sydney Manowitz, and Principal Oboe, Catherine Gibson, as soloists. The odd man out is Mozart, and Sydney-based Paul Dean, widely regarded as Australia's leading clarinetist, will be the soloist in Mozart's hugely popular Clarinet Concerto. Conducting this concert will be the distinguished English conductor Michael Lloyd. Although Resident Conductor for Covent Garden, Michael Lloyd also finds time to hold several orchestral conducting positions in Britain. He has regularly toured to New Zealand, and in recent years has been the conductor for the Mobil Song Quest performances. Sunday, 25 August 2002, 3.00 pm

Chamber Music NZ - NZ String Quartet The New Zealand String Quartet was established in 1987 by Chamber Music New Zealand and is acclaimed for its powerful communication, dramatic energy, unique voice and has been Quartet-in-residence at Victoria University of Wellington since 1991. The group performs more than 75 concerts each year in New Zealand and abroad, with regular tours in North America and Europe, and in 2000 made its debut at London's Wigmore Hall. This evenings programme includes: Webern 'Langsamer Satz'; Szekely 'String Quartet'; Bach 'The Art of Fugue' and 'Contrapuncti 1, 4, 5 and 7'. 28 August 2002

Glenroy Auditorium, Harrop Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Dorothy Duthie, phone (03) 481 1382 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597 Blue Oyster Gallery

Nathen Thompson 'Ghosts' Ghosts is an installation of Nathan Thompson's recent large-scale paintings and drawings. These works evoke a feel of fictitious past memories. Ghosts looks at the fading and corruption of memories and information and their reconstitution into frozen iconic moments. A grouping of images will transform the walls of the Blue Oyster gallery space. They will be hung in a way that reflects their potential for disappearance and uses the space as a feature rather than as a blank space with a series of uniformly hung rectangles. The walls themselves will be come a space of temporal shifts as ghosts refuse to be confined by conventional space. Ghosts will be enhanced by minimal sound installation. Runs Until 3 August 2002

Fred Londier 'N.A.F.T.A.S' N.A.F.T.A.S is an in-depth look/read of the setting for social activism in the maquiladora border region of Baja California, Mexico. Employing re-invented documentary (Allan Sekula, 1977), the installation lays out the terrain of struggles for labour and land rights in the face of considerable opposition from the multinational corporations invested there as well as, the local, state and federal governments and company unions. As with the photo/text documentary installation Fred Londier has produced over the last 25 years, the intent of the work is to bring understanding of particular and general issues of class struggle and to foster solidarity. This work provides a focused look of the forces at play as the citizens of the world become more and more concerned about, and interested in, the global economy. 6 - 17 August 2002

Janelle Lynch 'Harris Hill Road' Harris Hill Road is a series of large-format colour photographs in which Janelle Lynch utilises the landscape to explore the pervasiveness of impermanence and change. Since Spring 1999, Lynch has returned each season to a specific area of rural western New York State to observe and document transformations of the land, trees, vegetation and light. The process of making these visual records allows for a space in which to consider and reflect. The series show examples and variations of birth, growth, decay, death and renewal that are found the landscape can be found literally or metaphorically in other life forms, inanimate objects and structures. 20 - 31 August 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Phone, (03) 474 9583

Otago Settlers Museum

The Birth of Modern Times: Dunedin's Southern Suburbs 1890 - 1940 Since the 1970s historians at the University of Otago have made an intensive study of southern Dunedin in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Between 1890 and 1940 some 90,000 people lived in Dunedin's southern suburbs. Spreading out over "The Flat" they occupied distinctive suburban areas including, in South Dunedin and Caversham, New Zealand's oldest and most densely populated working-class community. These fifty years were a critical period for New Zealand, a time of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation. Dunedin led the way as the country's first major industrial centre. The experience of the City's southern suburbs is a microcosm of what was happening across the country. This was truly 'the birth of modern times'. The Birth of Modern Times exhibition presents some of the main findings of the University of Otago's research, in a manner that is entertaining, engaging and accessible to a general audience. Runs Until 18 August 2002 Josephine, New Zealand's Oldest Surviving Locomotive The northern end of the Otago Settlers Museum is home to Otago's most celebrated steam train, Josephine. Designed in England by Robert Fairlie and built by the Vulcan Foundry in Lancashire, Josephine arrived by ship in August 1872 and was assembled at Port Chalmers. A load a beer was hauled from Burkes Brewery in September and passengers were carried for the first time in October 1872. Josephine was sold out of government service in 1917, displayed at the New Zealand South Seas Exhibition at Dunedin in 1926 and is now a much loved exhibit at the Museum, resting in its own annexe within sight of Dunedin's Railway Station. Long-term display

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 2728

Satellite Gallery - David Henderson "Globalization and the Natural Landscape" David James Henderson is twenty-one years old. This is his final year studying at the Otago Polytechnic where he is completing a BFA, majoring in Printmaking. He creates metal plates, in the form of etchings, burnishings, and drypoints. The theme of this exhibition is Globalization and the Natural Landscape. The idea Henderson is looking at is how big global franchises like McDonalds have become part of our landscape. Symbols of their brand and logos can be seen everywhere. So his work combines these brands with the contrasting landscapes of the Otago Peninsula. Henderson finds the coastline has a great sense of power and strength. Weathered and wave-worn cliffs, a totally natural, unique environment. The opposite to the branded society the corporate world places in front of us. His prints have a surreal feeling of what New Zealand landscape may look like in years to come if the Global world does not change. Runs Until 3 August 2002 - opening Monday, 21 July 2002, 5.30pm Contact for enquiries: Simon Deaker, phone (021) 515 142 Satellite Gallery, 118 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Rainy McMaster, phone (021) 117 4498

Hocken Library

Spiral and Beyond: Art and Feminism in New Zealand 1975-1987 Spiral and Beyond is curated by Dr Judith Collard, Art History and Theory Department, University of Otago. This exhibition looks at feminist artists active from 1975 (UN International Women's Year) until 1987. Runs Until 10 August 2002

Ruth Cleland 'Saunter: an exhibition of works on paper' Cleland's finely crafted burnished aquatints mix familiar elements in unfamiliar ways: detailed images of interior and exterior spaces are set in unusual and disorienting compositions. These intricate images were completed for a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. Runs Until 10 August 2002

Rhona Haszard: an experimental expatriate artist Dr Joanne Drayton curates this exhibition exploring the work of pioneering modernist Rhona Haszard. Though Haszard's career was cut short by her tragic death at the age of 30, she was a productive and technically innovative artist who achieved international recognition Anne Kirker wrote of her: "It is obvious that in the years to 1930 the most vital instances of modernism created by a New Zealand born talent came from Rhona Haszard.' 19 August - 12 October 2002

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Claire Finlayson, phone (03) 479 5648

Fortune Theatre - Stones in his Pockets - by Marie Jones (Ireland) Stones in his Pockets is a hilarious, Olivier Award-winning West End show, set in a rural Irish village amid the flurry of making a feature film. The story unfolds from the viewpoint of the extras - local characters who line up each day to earn some extra cash. Through them we see and feel the impact on grass-roots Ireland when Hollywood comes to town. Two versatile actors play all the parts in this wonderfully endearing comedy - from the pub regulars to the American starlet, from swanky moguls to toe-tapping, going-for-broke Irish dancers. There's heart, wit, laughter, tears and sheer delight in this virtuoso piece by Marie Jones. Runs Until 17 August 2002 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Dunedin Town Hall

NZ Symphony Orchestra - Mahler NZ Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present music to die for, Mahler at his greatest. Audiences will want this performance to go on forever and ever. The programmes features conductor James Judd Conductor and mezzo soprano Helen Medlyn with music, Mahler's 'Symphony No.3'. Preceded by pre-concert talk. 10 August 2002

NZ Symphony Orchestra - Ludwig The NZ Symphony Orchestra brings to Dunedin Ludwig, a further feast of Beethoven featuring Wilma Smith, NZSO concertmaster - Violin. The programme includes 'Romance No.1 in G'; 'Symphony No. 5'; 'Romance No.2 in F'; and 'Symphony No.3 "Eroica". 9 August 2002

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fourth NZ Jewellery Biennale - Grammar: Subjects and Objects Curated by Deborah Crowe, the Fourth NZ Jewellery Biennale displays the work of 24 New Zealand artists. The works cover an extremely wide range of media and forms, and explore the point at which an object becomes jewellery. Organised and toured by the Dowse Art Museum. Runs Until 11 August 2002

Arrivals Lounge Catch up with more than 40 recent arrivals in the Gallery's collection. Arrivals Lounge is an energetic trip from a 19th century etching through to a 21st century video, with stops along the way for works by Hotere, Hodgkins and more. The lounge features recent loans, gifts and purchases from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Runs Until 11 August 2002 Marti Friedlander This survey exhibition by Marti Friedlander provides a rare opportunity to experience a selection of large-scale black and white photographers created between 1957 and 1984, the most active period in her career. Collected together by curator, Ron Brownson, the photographs provide an extraordinary glimpse into the way we were. An Auckland Art Gallery Touring Exhibition, supported by Creative New Zealand. 23 August - 3 November 2002

Truth's Mirror - Buried treasures from the store-room and old favourites from the permanent collection Truth's Mirror exhibition is drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's visual arts collection, curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of Department of Art History, University of Auckland. Ongoing Exhibition

Virtue and Beauty - Frances Hodgkins' Landscapes of Change Virtue and Beauty exhibition focuses on Hodgkins' paintings from the 1930s and '40s in which she explores the changing face of the English landscape, including the physical and psychological effects of the second world war. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition. Ongoing Exhibition

A Fine Line: Dutch and Flemish etchings and engravings from the 16th - 17th centuries A Fine Line features 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 film-making, 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

Otago Museum

2002 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Following the success of the 2000 and 2001 competitions, the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand, Jonathan's Camera and Video, Nikon and the Otago Daily Times have come together again to bring this exciting photographic opportunity to the community of Otago. Take a photograph of a plant, an animal or an example of human impact on the environment and enter the 2002 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. There is a first prize of $1500 worth of Nikon equipment from Jonathan's Camera and Video. Entry forms are available from the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand and Jonathan's Camera and Video. All entries must be submitted to the Otago Museum by 5 August. Photography workshops will also be held at the Museum. Closes 5 August 2002

Special FX II - The Secrets Behind the Screen Following the highly successful 'Special FX' held at the Otago Museum in 1998, Special FX II shows how the 'unreal' can look 'so real' by exploring the science and technology used in movies and television. Visitors can star in their very own 'mini movies' and record their heroic feats on a video tape to take home. Since the first 'Special FX' exhibition the sequel has recognised the increased role of computers and animation in the industry and the improvements in the overall 3D experience will show. 10 August - 6 October 2002

OSTA Science Fair OSTA Science Fair features top science projects from schools around Otago, which go on display for public viewing and for the winners and commendations to be judged. 12 - 18 August 2002

Search Centre Weekend Presentations The Museum's Search Centre Communicators have developed a series of Search Centre Weekend Presentations designed to help familiarise people with the excellent resources provided by this facility. Weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm

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; 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, 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 the identification 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

Wild Flicks The University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Film-making and Communication uses the Barclay Theatre every Wednesday to screen an exemplary film as part of the course. Members of the public are welcome to attend these screenings. Every Wednesday at 12.00pm (except during University holidays)

Otago Museum Communicator Presentations Everyday there is a free short presentation by the Otago Museum Communicators based on artefacts and displays in the Museum. There is a different presentation for each day of the week and the schedule is changed every month so it is always worthwhile having a look at what is on. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily

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

Regent Theatre - International Film Festival The Regent Theatre is proud to present the International Film Festival, which will screen the best of movies chosen from film festivals around the world. Programmes will be available in July. Runs Until 11 August 2002 Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

SEPTEMBER 2002

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - A Good Pour - Teapots and tea wares from the Gallery Collections "A living teapot stands, one arm held out, one bent, the handle this, and that the spout" (Alexander Pope). A Good Pour is an exhibition of 18th and 19th Century teapots: blue and white Chinese, elegant and restrained English, opulent and extravagant Continental, together with items associated with the taking of tea. A Good Pour is curated by Wellington-based antique dealer, connoisseur and collector Peter Wedde. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibition. Runs Until 23 September 2002 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Otago Museum

Discoveries! (School Holiday Programme) The popular Discoveries! holiday programme at the Otago Museum is running through the school holidays in September, with two programmes held each day. Packed with fun and exciting activities, kids always enjoy their time at the Museum and they get to make something to take home with them. During September School Holidays, 23 September - 4 October 2002

Toys Toys is a fun Discovery World exhibition that includes interactive games and collectible toys on display. Young and old alike will delight in this great exhibition for the kid in all of us. Runs Until September 2002

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

Cathy Helps ' Suburban dreams: yearning for domesticity' Within contemporary urban landscapes there is a proliferation of transitory spaces termed non-places, passages of dislocation and alienation. Intermingled with, and as a counterpoint to non-places, more traditional places remain or reconstruct themselves as spaces where the individual feels more at home. In todays alienating world of temporality, dislocation and mediated images, we dream of house and garden and other modern-day myths for reassurance and stability. We yearn for the promise of the suburbs with its sanctuary at the end of the cul-de-sac, a space that we are homesick for or desire to be in. Suburban dreams of long summer days spent in a trance-like state induced by heat and boredom. We feel nostalgic for a place we may never have been. This two-part installation is a journey narrative examining these spaces where individuals conduct their daily lives. 3 - 14 September 2002

Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams 'Flesh' A collaborative artwork developed by Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams Flesh examines the interwoven relationships between language, imagery and the body, with specific reference to the effect of digital media on these relationships (digital media is also used in the generation of work). Images are recognised through language. They operate as part of a complex and culturally charged code that must function along side a bodily, prelingual consciousness, making the digital arena an exciting medium with which to explore such a junction. Its short history, its mechanical and mathematically coded foundation and its relative socio-political neutrality are interesting in terms of a certain aloofness of the form. 17 - 28 September 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Phone, (03) 474 9583

Regent Theatre - Capital E - Mahy Madness - Farm at the end of the Road Capital E is run by the Wellington Museum's Trust and is a non-profit organisation. This year they are touring two productions Mahey Madness (aimed at 7 - 12 year olds) and Farm at the end of the Road (aimed at 2 - 7 year olds). Tickets sold through schools, limited numbers available through the Regent Theatre. 9 - 13 September 2002 Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

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