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Otago Festival of the Arts


Otago Festival of the Arts

The 2002 Festival boasts more than 40 different events packed into ten days. With the Festival's philosophy of "something for everyone", music, theatre, dance and visual arts are all well represented. Again audiences will be treated to extra-ordinary and once-in-a-lifetime experiences as international artists share billing with New Zealand performances. Dunedin was abuzz in October 2000 with critical and popular acclaim for the dazzling line up that included the Jacques Loussier Trio, the Harlem Gospel Choir and The Candlestickmaker and 2002 will be no different. With acts such as The Swingle Singers, Soweto String Quartet, Manic Opera, Little Che, The World's Wife and Richard Bonynge (to name but only a few) the diverse programme ranges from high octane explosiveness to sublime beauty. All day and right through to the small hours the Otago Festival of the Arts will bring a feast of entertainment to the region. 4 October - 13 October 2002

Soweto String Quartet Vibrant, fresh, exhilarating and musically unique, the Soweto String Quartet explode onto the Town Hall stage in their first ever appearance in Dunedin. Exuberantly upbeat - an international hit. 13 October 2002 Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin

The Swingle Singers In their only New Zealand performance and for the first time in Dunedin, the Swingle Singers will enthral with their unique, brilliant, virtuosic and beautiful singing. This is a once-in-a-life-time concert. 7 October 2002 Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin The World's Wife The "other halves" of famous men from history, literature, fable and myth take the stage with amazing tales to tell. With beauty, truth and wit their stories are the stuff of fairy tales, tabloid headlines and legend. Intimate theatre of epic proportions. 5 - 12 October 2002 Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

Richard Bonynge International opera conductor Richard Bonynge is joined by stars from Canterbury Opera to present an Evening of Nöel Coward - a night of sheer elegance, wit and excellence. Audiences first and only opportunity to hear this great maestro. 9 October 2002, 8.00pm Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street, Dunedin

Mika Haka Returning from the Edinburgh Festival, this blockbuster song and dance spectacular merges ancient Maori traditions with new urban styles. Mika Haka is performed by a young and funky dance troupe who deliver a high-energy show to a rich sound track. 9 October 2002, 8.00pm Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin

Little Che Strap up your buckles and take a journey into South America with one of the 20th Century's most evocative figures; Che Guevara. A travel story with a difference, Little Che is a quest for adventure, or maybe just the next free glass of wine. 5 - 12 October 2002 Fortune Studio, Dunedin

Carnival The Southern Sinfonia open the second Otago Festival of the Arts in carnival atmosphere. Hear Jackie Clarke perform the delightful Carnival of the Animals with pianists Terence Dennis and Catherine McKay. 4 October 2002, 8.00pm Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin

Manic Opera - Cakesucker At last it's Dunedin's turn to experience the hit trio in their unique and cheeky adult cabaret in Manic Opera. "If you appreciate great musicianship, wicked humour and 'dead classy' presentation, this is your kind of show". (Language may offend). 10 - 12 October 2002, 8.30pm Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street, Dunedin

Wilderness/Weather Michael Parmenter is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded dancers and choreographers. Wilderness/Weather will be both a radical assault on conventional dance expectations and a powerful and engaging theatrical experience "...rich in content and performed with great intensity". 11 - 12 October, 8.00pm Kavanagh College Auditorium

hellbent The incomparable Helen Medlyn brings her dazzling mix of opera, jazz, broadway and theatre. hellbent is a hearty cocktail of seductresses, subversives and serial killers...women determined to recklessly live and die in madness, badness and danger - just for the hell of it. 5 -7 October 2002, 8.30pm Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street, Dunedin

Urban Taniwha Urban Taniwha is a melding of traditional Maori music and improvisational jazz - a powerful performance that will capture the full attention of your eyes, ears and mind. "Pure and aching notes sending shivers down spines...perfect tone and glorious empathy". 8 - 9 October 2002, 8.00pm Otago Daily Times Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin

Strike Strike is a high octane exploration into the dynamic world of percussion, dance and music. Explosive drumming from five of New Zealand's most outstanding percussionists "generating a disciplined ferocity that sets the house ablaze with excitement". A truly exhilarating experience. 5 -6 October 2002, 8.00pm Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lindsay Somerville, phone (03) 477 7600, email lindsay@otagofestival.co.nz Website: www.otagofestival.co.nz (full programme is available on-line)

ReFuel Café

OUSA MOTHRAS Screenings This is the student film making competition of the year where up to 50 entrants are received. The student film making competition as we know it, began with Steven Hall Jones (the first and former Social Activities Manager). He had a vision otherwise known as an alcohol induced dream where students were able to make non commercial films. This competition spread like gorse throughout New Zealand and now is firmly entrenched at most Universities. Films are shown in their entirety in three separate screenings, followed by the "Best of Ever" screening night on the Friday. Screenings are held in the University Union Hall followed by drinks in the ReFuel Bar. 1 - 4 October 2002

Rhombus and Guests The new dub and bass of RHOMBUS prepares to go global. The whirling, multi-faceted sound of new Wellington group Rhombus is a unique aural experience. Their Aotearoa dub and bass is fused with hip hop styles; mixing up analog and digital robotic monsters; sampling live vocals of some of the best freestyle emcees in the country; and distorting them into sonic brilliance. The Rhombus sound flows from a collaboration between two producers - Thomas Voyce and Simon Rycroft - and three microphone masters: Imon Star (Nuvonesia), MC Rizzla (a.k.a. Tiki from Salmonella Dub) and MC Mana. Intensive work on the live stage and studio floor since early 2001 has blended their skills into a powerful weapon. Rhombus demo tracks have been infiltrating b-Net Student radio for several months with. 'Kurnia Dub', and new tracks 'Winds' and 'Clav Dub'. 'Everywhere' the music video for 'Clav Dub' features a yellow Mini in homage to one of NZ's most memorable screen hits. 11 October 2002, 10.00pm (support acts to be confirmed) Lucid 3 (Auckland) It started like this. A girl from Taranaki came up to Auckland with her guitar. She did what comes naturally to her and jammed at a party. She didn't know a boy in the crowd had a real talent for spotting talent. None of the usual pick-up lines, he said something much more exciting to her. He said, "You must meet my friend. He's a producer." That's how it started. The three got together and were all so impressed with the potential of what they heard there was no turning back. Their gut feeling about that potential was soon vindicated by radio programmers' enthusiastic responses to their first demo "Curious". Lucid 3 were onto a winner. A year down the track they've fine-tuned their method of working together. 19 October 2002, 10.00pm (support act to be confirmed)

Solo Bravo + Guests (Christchurch) Solo Bravo is an independent Christchurch four piece band who play guitar pop with several twists including a 1970's organ and a horn section. They have a variety of influences including Straitjacket Fits, The Kinks, The Eels, + FYC. Their EP "Action on Highways", which features six songs, beautifully captures the band's live sound and original writing. 26 October 2002, 10.00pm (support act to be confirmed)

The ReFuel Halloween Party Having garnered a reputation over the last few years of throwing Dunedin's best and most extravagant Halloween parties, (including the infamous leg cut off with a chainsaw act) ReFuel is set to do it all over again. Masses of crazy decor, Jack' O 'Lanterns, outlandish costumes, the limbo dance contest, Dunedin's most party oriented DJ's, make this a night not to be missed. 31 October 2002, 8.00pm

ReFuel Café and Bar, 21 Frederick Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone (03) 479 3875 or email scott.muir@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

The Hooley Dooleys "Oopsadazee" Tour The Hooley Dooleys are one of Australia's most successful touring bands for children. The 45 minute show has been drafted to entertain 18 month olds to six year olds. The show is highly participative and children can look forward to hearing all of the Hooley Dooleys biggest hits in addition to some new songs from their latest video "Oopsadazee". 11 October 2002, 10.00am Otago Boy's High School Auditorium, Arthur Street, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Milford Galleries

Anna Hollings - Love Letters The new works of Auckland based artist, Anna Hollings, focuses on letters of the alphabet as her subject. With a warm, sensual, flesh coloured palette, imbued with gold and copper, Hollings creates a discourse about love in an expansive landscape. Runs Until 10 October 2002

Russell Moses - Matauri Bay Port Chalmers based artist, Russell Moses exhibits new works on a political subject, the Rainbow Warrior, inspired by a visit to its resting place in Matauri Bay. Using a deliberate french curve motif, he creates evocative and architectural shapes, which reflect both land and water. Although these works are somewhat of a protest, there are many layers for the viewer to address. The motif is also a representation of a Mere or Patu, the Maori war club, unavoidably bringing forth a new set of political issues to the fore. The tear-shape evokes a lonely sadness, while other works have a simpler oblong shape featuring a dark horizontal cross pattern - awakening thoughts of faith, hope and existence. Moses uses metallic colours and fluid brush strokes to bind his concepts together, and the use of a 'dot' pattern over many pieces creates movement and flow on the surface of the work. 12 - 31 October 2002

Milford Galleries, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Diana Hennessy, phone (03) 477 8275

National Bank Dunedin Rhododendron Festival 2002 Each year Dunedin celebrates the exotic beauty of one of New Zealand's loveliest sights - the rhododendrons of Dunedin. Here a fortuitous partnership of soil and climate combine to provide the City with one of the finest rhododendron growing areas in the world. The Festival is a time when residents open their hearts and their gardens in a celebration of the exuberant rhododendron. It is a time to enjoy the brilliant blooms and festive fragrances within a vibrant array of displays, live performances, workshops. Events and exhibitions include approximately 30 gardens; a fantastic floral art exhibition where Dunedin's Florists share their 'spring fantasies'; the Larnach Castle Garden Party; the Boogie and Buy Bazaar; and Great Dunedin Scarecrow Competition and much more. Festival Guest, author and photographer Rob Lucas, will present a lecture at 8.00pm on Friday, 1 November at the Otago Museum, Hutton Theatre, titled 'Confessions of a failed gardener - or why I still enjoy gardens'. Lucas has over 25 years experience as a lecturer in Horticulture at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. 31 October - 3 November 2002. Contact for enquiries: Festival Co-ordinator, phone (021) 164 7997 Or for a copy of the official programme, phone (0800) 359 2386

Glenroy Auditorium - Chamber Music New Zealand - Duo Sol Chamber Music New Zealand is pleased to present violinist Miki Tsunoda and pianist Caroline Almonte as 'Duo Sol'. One of the most dynamic chamber music partnerships to emerge in recent times, these young Australians have quickly established an international profile for their eclectic, innovative and exciting programming. Friends since their school days, Miki went on to study at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and Caroline at the Julliard School in New York. Since their return to Australia they have committed themselves to performing as a duo, drawing on their diverse cultural and musical experiences to create the intimacy and communication they have become known for. The 'Duo Sol' programme includes: Janacek 'Sonata for violin and piano'; Faure 'Sonata No 1 for violin and piano in A Opus 13'; Ravel 'Pavane pour une infante defunte'; and Beethoven 'Sonata No 9 in A minor Kreutzer'. An Otago Arts Festival Event. 8 October 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

Otago Art Society

Spring Exhibition The Otago Art Society presents their Spring Exhibition that includes an inaugural Reg Wattam Award for portrait of people works, as well as the annual Art Zone Award competition. 5 - 17 October 2002 Shona McFarlane Gallery Natural Beauty The Otago Art Society held in conjunction with the Rhododendron Festival presents Natural Beauty, an exhibition featuring art works of floral or botanical nature. 31 October - 3 November 2002 Lula Currie Gallery

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

Arc Café

Elixir/Virago 'Alchemical pilgrimage' is a film projection by Snake beings with live soundtrack by the Kaosphere orchestra. The alchemical pilgrimage begins when a group of alien cyber-monks decide to investigate the television broadcasting antenna on the summit of mount te Aroha. The next film featured is 'Virago: Woman's stories', woman's voices, woman's bodies is an exploration of myth and mama's flesh and fantasy blood sweat. A solo performance art devised and performed by Vanessa Carnevale, 'Turbulent woman'. A Dunedin Fringe Festival event. 2 - 3 October 2002, 10.00pm (1 ticket, 2 shows)

Blueprint for Resurrection or Destruction 'Blueprint for Resurrection or Destruction' is the first part of a 10 year project that will form a time capsule of significant occurrences. This year's strand is based on DNA and the mapping of the Genome. This multi media show uses puppetry, poetry, experimental soundscapes and film. A Dunedin Fringe Festival event. 3 October 2002, 8.00pm

Pape M'baye and Song Bong Pape M'baye, from Senegal, West Africa, is a master drummer, a gifted percussionist, dancer and choreographer. Brought to Dunedin by Song Bong, Dunedin's African drumming group, he will perform at Arc Café along with Song Bong. A Dunedin Fringe Festival event. 4 October 2002, 8.00pm

The Picnic The Picnic is a multi-media, multi-location party including the CD Rom launch featuring the work of over 70 artists. Highlights include 'Wear Gold', big on glamour and a webcast performance by Emily Buttle in Amsterdam; 'Golden Bird' - a giant bird hatches out of a golden egg. Her legs are too long and she has no wings, only sequins, glamour and fingernails in the sky performed live via webcam from Amsterdam. 5 October 2002, 10.00pm A Dunedin Fringe Festival event. Webcasting details available from http://picnic.otago.ac.nz

Arclife Showcase Gig Celebrate the end of the Fringe with the release of the new Brian Crook CD, 'Bible Black'. Other Arclife acts to appear are David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights; Heka; Hiss Explosion; and Suka. 6 October 2002, 2.00pm A Dunedin Fringe Festival event. Gramsci and Rhian Sheehan - The Collision Tour 2002 After recording his debut solo album 'Pedestrian' in Dunedin, Paul McLaney hooked up with producer David Holmes of Napier's Venn Productions. The outcome created the addition of new technology to traditional acoustic guitar and voice that lends an idiosyncratic texture to Paul's songs - layered bleeps and loops invading his sound. On the new album, Gramsci expanded to include Jaylan Boyle on keyboards, Dave Ferguson on bass and Cameron Budge on drums. The next act features Rhian Sheehan, an acclaimed electronic musician with a classical pedigree, he creates a sound based on acoustic instruments, samples and synthesised sound. 10 October 2002, time to be confirmed

Arc Café/Arc Venue, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Gareth McMillan, phone (03) 474 1135

Otago Settlers Museum

Josephine's Brithday Party! The Otago Settlers Museum celebrates Josephine's birthday, as New Zealand's oldest surviving locomotive is 130 years old. This fun-filled day includes a formal function on the front lawn, party games and favours cake and colouring-in competitions with fantastic prizes this will certainly be a birthday party to remember. 27 October 2002, 11.00am - 5.00pm

On the Move: Road Transport in Otago Take a dash of cycling, a touch of coaching, a pinch of motoring, and a dollop of trams and cable cars and you have a recipe for the history of road transport in Otago. Our re-launched Cooke Howlison Transport Gallery exhibit, On the Move: Road Transport in Otago, blends these elements into a fresh look at our transportation history. Ongoing

Film Archive - A collection of films and documentaries with a special emphasis on our nation's social history from the New Zealand Film Archive, which are available to view in comfortable surroundings.

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Coronation Hall - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Following the very successful production of Jesus Christ Superstar last year, Taieri Musical Society proudly presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the newly refurbished Coronation Hall. This production is directed by Gladys Hope, with musical direction by Kelly Gillan choreographed by Robyn Sinclair. Joanne Wilkinson (performed musical theatre in the UK) is the Narrator with Nathan Reilly as Joseph, and supported by well known Dunedin names such as Rex Simpson and Melanie Inglis, and cast. 4 -12 October 2002, 7.30pm except Sunday 6 October, 4.00pm Matinee Coronation Hall, Gordon Road, Mosgiel Contact for media enquiries: Shelley Inglis, phone (03) 477 8430 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Globe Theatre

Jerusalem, Jerusalem Jerusalem, Jerusalem is a two-act play by Dunedin writer Mike Riddell on the life of New Zealand poet James K Baxter. Starring Patrick Davies in lead role, with a widely experienced local cast, this innovative drama explores the last year of Baxter's life in the genre of Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral". Runs Until 6 October 2002

Music Hall - directed by Brian Beresford The Globe Theatre Music Hall brings to Dunedin a programme of songs and laughter, provided by a variety of soaring sopranos, booming basses and tempestuous tenors. Music Hall will make audiences gasp with horror at the audacity, the villainy, the sweet simplicity of those performers who bring to the theatre the sad story of 'The Sequestration of Lady Stomp's Super Sixpenny Stamp'. This melodrama is written by director, Mr Brian Beresford and honorary chairman, Mr Barry Dorking. 17 - 26 October 2002 (excluding 21 October)

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

Marama Hall Lecture Series and Concerts, next performance features 'The sons of J.S Bach and their treatment of his legacy' by Dr Peter Wollny of Bach Archive, Leipzig. Sponsored by Goethe Institute. 1 October 2002, 1.00pm Marama Hall, University of Otago Campus, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Dorothy Duthie, phone (03) 479 8885

Hocken Library

Rhona Haszard: An experimental expatriate artist Dr Joanne Drayton curates this exploratory exhibition of pioneer modernist Rhona Haszard works 'An experimental expatriate artist'. 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." Runs Until 12 October 2002

Perfect Masterpieces: The Arts and Crafts of Dunedin's Wimperis and Joachim Families Painter Susanna Wimperis, (known for her early flower studies were admired by the critics as "perfect masterpieces of drawing and colouring"), and husband emigrated to Dunedin in 1876 bringing their daughter Mary Eleanor and son. Mary Eleanor later became an accomplished arts and crafts book binder. Susanna's artistic sisters Fanny and Jenny Wimperis followed the Joachims to Dunedin in 1880. Each of the three sisters had her individual inclination in art. Fanny worked as a teacher at Otago Girls' High School for fifteen years and preferred to paint portraits and flowers. While Susanna and Jenny found their principal delight in landscape and occasionally painting the same subject. This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of three sisters and Susanna's daughter Eleanor Joachim - four women who were all born in England, yet who made Dunedin their home, becoming significant figures in its cultural history. 19 October - 14 December 2002 Eana B. Jeans: Painter Of The Dunedin Bush Well-known for her watercolours of the bush, Eana Blyth Jeans (1890-1986) began her artistic studies under Fanny Wimperis at Otago Girls High School, before attending the Dunedin School of Art and becoming a teacher herself. In her thirties she learned photography and took up studying art again with Mabel Hill and A.H.O'Keeffe in their Barn Studio. In 1934 Jeans travelled for the first time to England and gained admission to the painting studio at the Slade School in London, with vacations spent in Venice, Paris and Florence. The result paintings were hung in the Paris Salon, Royal Institution of Watercolourists, Women Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists Salon and the Chelsea Art Society. Returning to New Zealand, she dedicated the next fifty years to painting and exhibiting intimate views of the bush around Ross Creek and the Leith Valley where she lived. She wrote of her inspiration in the 1960's: "Having had the privilege of living in the Leith Valley where ferns, trees, brooks and streams abound, one could not do other than come under their spell. Fortunate is New Zealand to have this unique and beautiful vegetation as a reserve of strength and life from which to absorb physical and spiritual powers.". 19 October - 14 December 2002

Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Linda Tyler, phone (03) 479 5600

Fortune Theatre - Macbeth Macbeth comes to life in this futuristic Fortune Theatre production. Arguably Shakespeare's most compelling and popular tragedy, the play is set in a post-holocaust future, where the powers of good and evil struggle for dominance and Macbeth's ambition - fuelled by his wife's passion for power - leads to their ultimate destruction. Artistic Director Martin Howells' interpretation of Shakespeare's classic creates a potent drama with a cast led by Peter Daube and Rima Te Wiata. 4 - 26 October 2002 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Mark Braunias - Visiting Artist Project 2002 Auckland and Kawhai based artist Mark Braunias is the second of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's Visiting Artists for 2002. Combining the traditions of abstract art with those of the comic book, Braunias's paintings have been called 'comedies of shape and tempo'. This exhibition will feature works created by Braunias, some executed on the walls of the Gallery itself, during his six-week stay in Dunedin. 6 October 2002 - January 2003

Masterpieces of Ceramic Art - From Dunedin Collections Following on from the success of his Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition A Good Pour, Teapots and Tea Wares from the Gallery Collection, Wellington-based antiques dealer, connoisseur and collector, Peter Wedde, has selected some of Dunedin's finest ceramic masterpieces. The exhibition is primarily drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's collection and features key works from other important Dunedin collections. An Otago Arts Festival event. 6 October 2002 - March 2003

Truth's Mirror Truth's Mirror features buried treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's storeroom and old favourites from its permanent collection. The exhibition is drawn from the Gallery's collections and is curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of Department of Art History, University of Auckland. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. Ongoing Exhibition

Harvey Benge - Big Wall Project Harvey Benge is well known for his photographic books in which every page is filled to the edge with brightly coloured and often chaotic images of life in cities around the world. Benge's project for the Dunedin Public Art Gallery extends his archive of images across more than ten metres of the big wall. 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 videos from a selection of the best of New Zealand film-making or search the catalogue. Tapes may be viewed at four separate video stations. Ongoing Service

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

Mothra Student Film Festival - Night of the Stars The Otago University Students' Association is proud to present the award night for the Mothra Student Film Festival. The student film making competition in New Zealand, was spearheaded by Steven Hall Jones, the first and former Social Activities Manager. This competition spread like gorse throughout New Zealand and now is firmly entrenched at most Universities. The 'Mothra' was a C-grade Japanese movie about a giant moth that destroyed Tokyo, and some movie director's career! Now of course, 'the best Mothra' epitomizes the creativity and humour of Otago Students. The Mothra Competition is now in its 13th consecutive year. 1 - 4 October 2002 Otago University Students' Association, 640 Cumberland Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Robert McCann, phone (03) 479 5334

Otago Museum

Special FX II - The Secrets Behind the Screen This great family show has been extended by popular demand to cover the school holidays. Special FX II shows how the 'unreal' can look so real by exploring the science and technology used in movies and television. Blue screen technology is used so that audiences can take part in some exciting video sequences - go down with the Titanic, avoid aliens in a chase through space, scale a castle wall, leap molten lava in a canyon of doom and more. All of these heroic feats can be captured on video tape for audiences to take home. Runs Until 6 October 2002

2002 Otago Museum/Natural History New Zealand Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition This showcase of talent is the result of the 2002 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. Nearly 500 amazing photos are now on display in the Otago Museum's Nature Galleries. The number of entries was more than double that of last year's competition and the standard produced by the local photographers is truly superb. Runs Until 27October 2002

Discoveries! (School Holiday Programme) The popular Discoveries! holiday programme at the Otago Museum continues running through the school holidays in October. Packed with fun and exciting activities, kids always enjoy their time at the Museum and get to make something to take home with them. Three of the programmes in October include:

Music Madness Audiences create their own African instrument in the morning and then in the afternoon watch the experts... the fabulous 'African Marimba Ensemble' perform. 1 October 2002, 11.00am - 3.00pm

What's the Fuss about Fossils? What is a fossil? Who studies them? Audiences are welcomed to come and learn about the wonderful fossils in the new Southern Land, Southern People gallery and make their own fossil to take home. 2 - 3 October 2002, 10.00am - 12noon

Night Light How is a tin can transformed into a work of art? Audiences can make a tin can luninaria, and are welcomed along to make their own personalised night light luminaria decorated in a style of their own choosing. 2 -3 October 2002, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

ANZAC: The New Zealand Story ANZAC: The New Zealand Story, opened in September by Prime Minister Helen Clarke, explains the historic military links between Australia and New Zealand and emphasises the kiwi component of ANZAC. The exhibition highlights key events and people who shaped the ANZAC tradition and its impact on our nationhood. It explains New Zealand's contribution, and demonstrates the common bond between these two neighbouring countries. Runs Until March 2003

Southern Land, Southern People Audiences are invited to get ready to celebrate our southern soul with the opening of Southern Land, Southern People - the Otago Museum's new landmark gallery. Experience the natural and human heritage of Southern New Zealand in the largest New Zealand museum development this year. Ongoing Exhibition

Communicator Presentations The Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating presentations everyday at 2.00pm on objects or themes of particular interest in the Museum. These are 15 minute presentations that take place in a variety of the Museum's galleries as advertised in the Museum on the day and they are absolutely free. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily 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. Each presentation runs for about 20 minutes and will be repeated for a month before the next presentation begins. Weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm

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

Take a Tour The Otago Museum offers guided tours of its Museum galleries with Communicators, everyday at 3.30pm. Learn the secrets and highlights of Otago Museum's magnificent collections. Tours are an hour long and cost $10 per person. Ongoing service

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 Search Centre research facility, provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to 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, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Gareth Lyness, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

2002 Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Dunedin Fringe is the largest fringe arts festival in the South Island. This year's second Dunedin Fringe Festival presents over one hundred events by local, national and international artists in 30 venues throughout the City. The Festival makes visible the breadth of talent in New Zealand and Dunedin arts community. Out on the Street Dunedin Fringe performers will entertain, intrigue and surprise the unsuspecting, everyday people, going about their business in the inner-city. Performers include Christchurch based juggler, fire eater and balance artist, Damian Gordon; Hamilton's Free Lunch street theatre agency brings two carloads of performers, including the Mud Man, a human statue covered head to toe in delicious mud; and Auckland mime artist, a Wellington pavement artist, and Queenstown's amazing fire and dance performers, Fire & Ice. Sponsored by the Otago Daily Times. Runs Until 5 October 2002, 12.00noon-2.00pm

Ice Audio Street Party The Dunedin Fringe celebrates the success of the Festival with a Street Party in the historic Exchange Plaza. The line up includes a market, art auction, street theatre, live music, and a fire dance performance to live drumming. 5 October 2002, 3.00pm-10.00pm

Anita Speijer Amsterdam artist Anita Speijer will create a site-specific work developed for a public location in Dunedin for the 2002 Dunedin Fringe. Speijer is an installation artist and one of only a few contemporary artists engaging with the characteristics of tattooing and the tattoo image in the fine arts context. Anita has been brought to Dunedin through the Otago Polytechnic School of Art. Artists at Work residency programme. Until 5 October 2002, 12.00noon-2.00pm

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is a ground-breaking, work of the Pacific never imagined. Wellington writer and actor, Tusiata Avia, delivers her confrontational lyrical brand of performance taking audiences from the south sea to the red sea; from the strangest to the most familiar places. Wild Dogs looks through Pacific eyes at being a woman, between two cultures, racism, abuse, love, sex and wild dogs. This performance inspires laughter, crying and prejudices shaken. 1 October 2002, 6.00pm Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Banging Cymbal, Clanging Gong Jo Randerson, a Robert Burns Fellow 2001, returns to Dunedin with her highly acclaimed show, Banging Cymbal. The solo performance follows the life of an aggressive barbarian who plays Bach and reads the classics, a true rebel who flosses with the intestines of those linear thinkers who stand in her way. 4 - 6 October 2002, 7.00pm Carnegie Centre, Moray Place, Dunedin

Peeling Back The Paint Nelson potter, Shirley Baring, and French multi-media artist Michelle Saint de Ville, discuss art, culture and the never-ending quest for reality in this most entertaining arts forum. Winner of the Best Comedy at the Wellington Fringe Festival topics range from, what is art? What is 'good art'? What is reality? What is 'good reality'? 5 - 6 October 2002, 4.30pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin

If, When If, When is an improvised theatre performance by Bird Superior, a Melbourne based duo using Butoh dance technique. Daniel Mounsey and Lindesay Dresdon create and explore a dream-like world, where time and events are fragmented and distorted. They communicate through gesture, shape, movement and sound. Their messages are often ambiguous, and they respond to each other in unpredictable ways. 4 October 2002, 9.00pm Community Gallery, Princes Street, Dunedin

Twice Around the Park Murray Schisgal's engaging, upbeat character comedy, 'Twice Around the Park', features Invercargill actor Fiona Forrest as the tough lady-cop and Rod Turmer as the lonely down-at-heel actor cited for disturbing the peace. The two live in their special lunatic universe in which nothing is merrier than misery. 2 October 2002, 8.00pm Carnegie Centre, Moray Place, Dunedin

Dream/Wach Sein A meditation on our experience of time created through an international collaboration between German company, Si! Theatre and Christchurch performance group, the Clinic. The piece weaves dance-like movement, and static trapeze with a tragic, beautiful soundscape of classical piano and digital effects. The roaming audience has multiple focuses, piecing together the narrative from the rich visual and audio environment. 4 - 5 October 2002, 8.00pm, 6 October 2002, 1.00pm Carnegie Centre, Moray Place, Dunedin

Punta A healthy dose of compositions for strings and piano by Dunedin's most versatile musician, Alan Starrett. Alan plays for the Southern Sinfonia and several rock bands. He is accompanied by Alina Novac, Erica Stichbury, David Murray and Kelly Nichol. Also performing on the night are Daniel Mounsey and Lindesay Dresdon from Melbourne Butoh dance group Bird Superior. Punta features abstract mime whimsically entwined with grand piano and an ambient soundscape. 5 October 2002, 5.00pm & 6 October 2002, 6.00pm

4 Compositions for Classical Guitar Four works for classical guitar by Jay Clarkson will be performed by Nathan Tane at Marama Hall. Clarkson's distinctive songwriting, with a passion for high calibre guitar composition and performance is a must. Pieces were written during a period of intense listening to the piano sonatas of Hayden, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt and Prokovief and the resulting compositions were an instinctive and automatic outcome. 5 October 2002, 7.30pm Marama Hall, University of Otago Campus, Dunedin

Mweya Afro-Marimba Band Mweya brings traditional and contemporary music from the Shona culture of Zimbabwe. An eight-piece band, Mweya's acoustic sound is big and highly appealing to a broad spectrum of people. This is Mweya's first visit to Dunedin. Based in Golden Bay, Nelson, the band has been performing for five years with a high profile in the Nelson Arts Festival and also the Wellington Fringe Festival. 2 October 2002, 8.00pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin

Electric: A Poetry Cabaret Electric, eclectic, planet rhymster, David Eggleton, does the beat-bop-rap thing with a showcase of comic, lyric, political and historical poems to provide a world-view from a good old ENZED perspective. Held at Satellite Gallery this cabaret is being work shopped for presentation at the Edinburgh Festival and throughout Britain and Europe in 2003. 1 - 3 October 2002, 8.00pm Satellite Gallery, Stuart St., Dunedin

Fire and Ice Fire and Ice is a spectacular display of fire, power and dance set in the inspired surroundings of Dunedin's Chingford Park. The Ice Queen in her winter domain meets the Fire Lord who has stepped out of his season and dared to enter her icy realm with dire consequence. See some of the best fire performers set the night on fire as they meet their icy equals in a whirl of dance and drama. 2 - 4 October 2002, 8.30pm Chingford Park, North East Valley, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Paul Smith, 025 966 018, or 03 465 7713 (hm) Or, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Phone: 03 477 3350

Blue Oyster Gallery

Scott Eady - Signs Auckland sculptor Scott Eady is the current Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago and in this exhibition reveals some of the ideas Eady has been addressing over the duration of his stay in Dunedin. 1 - 12 October 2002

Theme Parks - featuring Fiona Jack, Bekah Carran, Sean Kerr, Philip James Frost, and Hannah Beehre Theme Parks is a group show curated by the Blue Oyster Arts Trust that brings to light notions of superficiality, nostalgia, the entertainment value of art and the artistic restrictions inherent in curatorial practice simply through designating a theme. 15 - 26 October 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Melanie Hogg, phone (03) 474 9583 or (025) 908 187

NOVEMBER 2002

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Gavin Hipkins: The Homely Walters Prize finalist Gavin Hipkins is one of New Zealand's foremost young photographers with a fast-growing international reputation. In his latest exhibition Gavin delves into his roots in 1970's New Zealand to explore themes of nationhood, historic folklore and colonial links to the British Empire. Runs Until 3 November

Marti Friedlander Photographs This survey exhibition by Marti Friedlander provides a rare opportunity to experience a selection of large-scale black and white photographs created between 1957 and 1984, the most active period in her career. This exhibition provides an extraordinary glimpse into the way New Zealand was. An Auckland Art Gallery Touring Exhibition, supported by Creative New Zealand. Runs Until 3 November 2002

Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance explores the political and spiritual significance of Parihaka. Included in the exhibition are works commissioned from 15 contemporary New Zealand painters and 10 leading poets. In association with Parihaka Pa, Ngai Tahu and City Gallery, Wellington. 16 November 2002 - 16 February 2002

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

Marama Hall - 2002 Sunshine Chamber music Recital The Senior Department performance students are proud to present the Simon Gibson Memorial concert. 10 November 2002, 3.00pm Marama Hall, University of Otago Campus, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Dorothy Duthie, phone (03) 479 8885

Milford Galleries - Glass Invitational NZ - A Biannual Survey of Contemporary New Zealand Glass Art The Glass Invitational NZ is the premier glass exhibition in New Zealand. Showcasing sixteen of New Zealand's leading glass artists, this exhibition demonstrates the international significance of our contribution to contemporary glass art, and establishes a strong visual representation of glass as a powerful medium. The exhibit will focus on sculptural scale and artistic achievement, and include such prominent artists as Gary Nash, Ann Robinson and Emma Camden. The Glass Invitational NZ will continue on to Pataka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Culture, and Rotorua Museum of Art & History in the new year. 8 November 2002 - 16 January 2003 Milford Galleries, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Diana Hennessy, phone (03) 477 8275

Dunedin Town Hall

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present an introduction to the phenomenal Thomas Ades, Beethoven in the hands of a true master pianist, and Sibelius's most popular symphony. The programme features conductor James Judd and pianist Stephen Kovacevich performing: Ades 'Living Toys'; Beethoven 'Piano Concert No 1'; and Sibelius 'Symphony No 2'. Preceded by a pre-concert talk. 5 November 2002, 8.00pm

Pink and Special Guests PINK has an amazing track record in New Zealand with three gold singles and two platinum albums. There's no choreographed numbers, no pre-recorded vocal tracks, no excess of production. It's a simple set up that packs a wallop with a hot rock PINK who can really sing! 26 November 2002, 7.30pm

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

Lloyd Godman - At the speed of light Over the past few years, the process of photosynthesis and the importance of light to the processes of both photography and photosynthesis have become central to Lloyd Godman's work, as has the notion of the epiphyte and the parasite. At the speed of light this will involve placing photosensitive paper on the walls of the gallery and suspending epiphytic Tillandsia plants on thin, wire frames so that motion sensor lights will project shadow images of the plants onto the walls. Gradually over the exhibition tangible images will materialise in reference to these projected shapes. Part of the image formed will also include nuances of light and shadow cast from visitors who moved through the space. The work will also include a closing performance and an associated web site. 12 - 23 November 2002

Susan Ballard and Sarah Pink - A Sort of Wing A Sort of Wing is a new collaboration by Susan Ballard and Sarah Pink. The installation will explore the mutation of collaboration, and the way in which the practice of each artist inhabits the not-quite-invisible. In an attempt to find the sort of wing that links their practices, they will push the processes of collaboration further than they have previously. Living in different cities, Ballard and Pink will create texts and images that will explore aspects of enforced distance. The works will be generated through repeated making and re-making, writing and re-writing, but time and space will temper the immediacy of their collaboration. A Sort of Wing will encourage movements across space, situating the viewer as a foreign body. Viewing the installation will be a process of sensory imagination as well as experience. 26 November - 7 December 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Melanie Hogg, phone (03) 474 9583 or (025) 908 187

Otago Art Society

Natural Beauty Held in conjunction with the Rhododendron Festival the Otago Art Society brings you Natural Beauty. This exhibition is for art works of a floral or botanical nature. Runs Until 3 November 2002 Lula Currie Gallery

Recycled Art This is an opportunity for people to buy, sell or maybe exchange some of those older works of art or paintings by 'different' artists that they may no longer want on the wall or in the storeroom. 3 November 2002 Shona McFarlane Gallery

Mainland Art Exhibition The Mainland Art Exhibition is a well-established, prestigious competition attracting entries of a high calibre artists throughout New Zealand, who submit a variety of interesting works and mediums. 9 - 30 November 2002 Shona McFarlane and Lula Currie Galleries

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

Arc Café

Tocker and Yates - 'Touring' Songstresses Mahinarangi Tocker and Charlotte Yates return with a sparkling new set of songs and a new live album (Touring). They are two of NZ's leading singer-songwriters with eight albums between them. Since 1998 they have joined forces creating a fast paced, unplugged show of gorgeous voices, guitars, piano and percussion. 'A cross between Shawn Colvin and the Indigo Girls, they in fact don't sound like anything but their own unique selves.' 20 November 2002, 8.00pm

Pitch Black In the van guard of the fast growing New Zealand Dub scene, Pitch Black come straight from the biggest venues in Europe to drop big phat dub beats at Arc. 23 November 2002

Arc Café/Arc Venue, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Gareth McMillan, phone (03) 474 1135 Events accurate at time of publishing - please check the Arc website at www.coffee.co.nz for updated information.

National Bank Dunedin Rhododendron Festival 2002 Each year Dunedin celebrates the exotic beauty of one of New Zealand's loveliest sights - the rhododendrons of Dunedin. Here a fortuitous partnership of soil and climate combine to provide the City with one of the finest rhododendron growing areas in the world. The Festival is a time when residents open their hearts and their gardens in a celebration of the exuberant rhododendron. It is a time to enjoy the brilliant blooms and festive fragrances within a vibrant array of displays, live performances, workshops. Events and exhibitions include approximately 30 gardens; a fantastic floral art exhibition where Dunedin's Florists share their 'spring fantasies'; the Larnach Castle Garden Party; the Boogie and Buy Bazaar; and Great Dunedin Scarecrow Competition and much more. Festival Guest, author and photographer Rob Lucas, will present a lecture at 8.00pm on Friday, 1 November at the Otago Museum, Hutton Theatre, titled 'Confessions of a failed gardener - or why I still enjoy gardens'. Lucas has over 25 years experience as a lecturer in Horticulture at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Runs Until 3 November 2002. Contact for enquiries: Festival Co-ordinator, phone (021) 164 7997 Or for a copy of the official programme, phone (0800) 359 2386

Otago Settlers Museum

Always busy with a needle? - Founding members of the Southern Embroiderers' Guild Embroidery is one of our most ancient decorative arts. It requires patience, skill and devotion in large measure and years of development to reach genuine mastery. Southern women have been embroidering since the earliest days of European settlement. It is only in the last fifty years, however, that embroiderers have banded together into Guilds to promote technical and design excellence. Always busy with a needle examines the passion for embroidery of some of the founding members of the Southern Embroiderers Guilds. It is based on oral history interviews and features examples of their work. Runs Until 17 November 2002

Monster to Miniature Twenty-one years ago the computer responsible for popularising the term 'PC' as an abbreviation for 'personal computer' was born. 'Big iron' and 'donkey wallopers' were gone. A new generation of smaller, faster and smarter computers was here. This computer revolution is explored in Monster to Miniature: The Personal Computer comes of Age, where many examples from the dinosaur age of computing through to the present day help illustrate the impact the personal computer has had on the lives of us all. Runs Until 17 November 2002

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Fortune Theatre - Noises Off This will be a twentieth anniversary production of one of the most popular comedies of all time at the Fortune (and everywhere else it has been staged throughout the world). Noises Off is now running again simultaneously in the West End and on Broadway, delighting new audiences and those who want to exercise their laughing gear one more time. Who could forget the hilarious on-stage and backstage goings on as a bedroom farce gets more and more out of control. 22 November - 21 December 2002 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Regent Theatre

CD Launch - Jud Arthur The concert launch of the CD 'Legends' by Jud Arthur with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. This show includes video footage and special effects. Supporting artists include Gladys Hope, Ainslie Bannister, Brandon Pou and Peter Chin. All songs are musical theatre. 2 November 2002, 7.00pm

Sleeping Beauty The Regent Theatre is pleased to present Sleeping Beauty, a rare artistic treat and awe inspiring evening of ballet from the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. This internationally acclaimed company of 50 dancers and production personnel will fly to New Zealand from Moscow for their nation-wide performances. 13 November 2002, 8.00pm

Royal NZ Ballet - 'Carmen' Carmen....Dangerous to know. She is unscrupulous, hot-blooded and utterly irresistible. Didy Veldman choreographs a tale of fatal attraction set in modern day Rio de Janeiro, where gangsters and cult rock stars populate the seedy underbelly of the city. Carmen, the man-eater immortalised in Bizet's operatic masterpiece, uses her seductive powers to devastating effect. She disarms with a sideward glance and manipulates every situation to her favour - until one of these men, Jose, falls desperately in love with her. Caught between duty and desire, Jose's uncontrollable passion for the dismissive Carmen can only lead to disaster. 22 - 23 November, 7.30pm

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

ReFuel Café - Pacifier Live at the University of Otago Make peace, not war. Like the best rock ever made, Pacifier is the perfect release valve, made of the finest riffs and the sturdiest hooks by world class craftsmen. And it's built to last. Pacifier's Tom: "I always imagine great albums as something you put on in the car, turn up too loud for the stereo, drive really fast and feel great afterwards. That's where we're coming from. Hopefully this is one of those point-in-your-life markers that people will come back to in 10 years' time. I want people to treat it as a soundtrack to their lives. That's what it is to us." 15 November 2002, 8.00pm ReFuel Café and Bar, 21 Frederick Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone (03) 479 3875 or email scott.muir@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

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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 September 2002

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events December 2002 to January 2003 ___________________________________________________________________________ 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.

DECEMBER 2002

Otago Settlers Museum

Seamless - costumes from the Royal New Zealand Ballet Seamless exhibition includes 24 costumes from the Royal New Zealand Ballets' productions of Swan Lake, Hamlet, Alice and 1001 Nights illustrating classical, theatrical and modern ballet design. Also included are concept drawings, costume sketches, props and production photographs. The exhibition is toured by Te Manawa, Palmerston North 7 December 2002 - 24 March 2003

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 of 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 annex within sight of the Dunedin 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, which are available to view in comfortable surroundings.

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Regent Theatre - The Mayor's Carols Join the Mayor of Dunedin, Sukhi Turner, for a fun-filled hour of music and carol singing. Early attendance is advised as this is a popular event. 15 December 2002, 4.00pm Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Globe Theatre - Joyful and Triumphant - by Robert Lord Joyful and Triumphant was Robert Lord's last, and, in the opinion of many, his best play. In the 10 years or so since its publication it has been staged at theatres throughout the country, particularly in the pre-Christmas period. The reason for the public's affection for this play are not hard to identify. Quite apart from Lord's skilful use of language and sense of theatre, his characters reflect the changing nature of New Zealand itself. Its characters are family members and friends whom we see grow and develop through three eventful decades in their lives, as the country itself grows and develops from dependence into something approaching independent nationhood. The play is about ordinary lives, in other words about love, passion, humour and happiness of grief and despair of the recognition of people's need for each other and their personal development through each other. 12 - 21 December 2002 (excluding 16 December) 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

Marama Hall - Marama Strings Project Gala End-of-Year Recital Project violinists and special guests perform in Marama Strings Project Gala end-of-year recital. 14 December 2002, 12.00pm Marama Hall, University of Otago Campus, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Dorothy Duthie, phone (03) 479 8885

Hocken Library

Perfect Masterpieces: The Arts and Crafts of Dunedin's Wimperis and Joachim Families Painter Susanna Wimperis, (known for her early flower studies were admired by the critics as "perfect masterpieces of drawing and colouring"), and husband emigrated to Dunedin in 1876 bringing their daughter Mary Eleanor and son. Mary Eleanor later became an accomplished arts and crafts book binder. Susanna's artistic sisters Fanny and Jenny Wimperis followed the Joachims to Dunedin in 1880. Each of the three sisters had her individual inclination in art. Fanny worked as a teacher at Otago Girls' High School for fifteen years and preferred to paint portraits and flowers. While Susanna and Jenny found their principal delight in landscape and occasionally painting the same subject. This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of three sisters and Susanna's daughter Eleanor Joachim - four women who were all born in England, yet who made Dunedin their home, becoming significant figures in its cultural history. Runs Until 14 December 2002

Eana B. Jeans: Painter Of The Dunedin Bush Well-known for her watercolours of the bush, Eana Blyth Jeans (1890-1986) began her artistic studies under Fanny Wimperis at Otago Girls High School, before attending the Dunedin School of Art and becoming a teacher herself. In her thirties she learned photography and took up studying art again with Mabel Hill and A.H.O'Keeffe in their Barn Studio. In 1934 Jeans travelled for the first time to England and gained admission to the painting studio at the Slade School in London, with vacations spent in Venice, Paris and Florence. The result paintings were hung in the Paris Salon, Royal Institution of Watercolourists, Women Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists Salon and the Chelsea Art Society. Returning to New Zealand, she dedicated the next fifty years to painting and exhibiting intimate views of the bush around Ross Creek and the Leith Valley where she lived. She wrote of her inspiration in the 1960's: "Having had the privilege of living in the Leith Valley where ferns, trees, brooks and streams abound, one could not do other than come under their spell. Fortunate is New Zealand to have this unique and beautiful vegetation as a reserve of strength and life from which to absorb physical and spiritual powers." Runs Until 14 December 2002

Scott Eady - Frances Hodgkins Fellow 2002 and Michele Beevors, Lecturer in Sculpture - New Sculpture Australian Michele Beevors carves outsize Disney figures in polystyrene in her critique of Western materialism and the commercialisation of art worlds. She is joined by Scott Eady, the current Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago, who's lacquer matchbox sized trucks with frosted pink nailpolish is part of his ongoing celebration of masculinity in New Zealand culture. 20 December 2002 - 6 April 2003

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

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Andrew Drummond - DEVICES: rotating displacing assigning Andrew Drummond puts matter in motion in his spectacular exhibition. Installed on the first floor balconies of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's soaring foyer space, Drummond's exhibition will transform the Gallery into the site of a series of beautiful and mysterious experiments. Inspired by his experiences of West Coast coal mines, Drummond has fashioned large, intricate machines that rotate, displace and transform materials. Coal is ground to a fine powder, blown through glass tubes, gathered by magnets, and sparked by live electrical currents. Runs Until 1 December 2002

Southern Heat Southern Heat is an exhibition of paintings by South Island painters Wayne Seyb and Ewan McDougall. This powerful figurative show focuses on self expression, vibrant colour, impasto and raw energy. 7 December 2002 - 23 February 2003

Peter Siddell: Landscape Peter Siddell's exhibition Landscape features a series of paintings of some of New Zealand's most recognisable images from Northland to Fiordland. 7 December 2002 - 9 March 2003

Truth's Mirror Truth's Mirror features buried treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's storeroom and old favourites from its permanent collection. This exhibition is drawn from the Gallery's collections and curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of Department of Art History, University of Auckland. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. 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 videos from a selection of the best of New Zealand film-making or search the catalogue. Tapes may be viewed at four separate 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

Southern Land, Southern People Audiences are invited to celebrate the southern soul with the opening of Southern Land, Southern People - the Otago Museum's new landmark gallery. Experience the natural and human heritage of Southern New Zealand in the largest New Zealand museum development this year. Ongoing Exhibition

Communicator Presentations The Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating presentations everyday at 2.00pm on objects or themes of particular interest in the Museum. These are 15 minute presentations that take place in a variety of the Museum's galleries as advertised in the Museum on the day and they are absolutely free. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily

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. Each presentation runs for about 20 minutes and will be repeated for a month before the next presentation begins. Weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm

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

Take a Tour The Otago Museum offers guided one hour tours of its Museum galleries with Communicators, everyday at 3.30pm. Learn the secrets and highlights of Otago Museum's magnificent collections. Ongoing service

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 Search Centre research facility, provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to 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, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Gareth Lyness, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

Blue Oyster Gallery

Susan Ballard and Sarah Pink - A Sort of Wing A Sort of Wing is a new collaboration by Susan Ballard and Sarah Pink. The installation will explore the mutation of collaboration, and the way in which the practice of each artist inhabits the not-quite-invisible. In an attempt to find the sort of wing that links their practices, they will push the processes of collaboration further than they have previously. Living in different cities, Ballard and Pink will create texts and images that will explore aspects of enforced distance. The works will be generated through repeated making and re-making, writing and re-writing, but time and space will temper the immediacy of their collaboration. A Sort of Wing will encourage movements across space, situating the viewer as a foreign body. Viewing the installation will be a process of sensory imagination as well as experience. Runs Until 7 December 2002

Judy Darragh - Christmas Show Judy Darragh's previous works, 'Dreamweavers', consisted of fluorescent sheets of commercial day-glo showcard layered with stickers and paint and massed together as one work. The effect was dazzling like a large day-glo science formula or an op-art chemical crystal. Judy Darragh expands on this, the processes used and re-commission elements she had eliminated over the past four years - colour, image and three dimensions. This work for the Blue Oyster will have an intensity of labour and process, the obsessive, hand drawn and stitched; a cottage industry approach. The overall installation will be an overwhelming mass of image, colour, surreal and hallucinogenic, a revisiting of the excesses once present in her work. 10 - 21 December 2002

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Melanie Hogg, phone (03) 474 9583 or (025) 908 187

Fortune Theatre - Noises Off This will be a twentieth anniversary production of one of the most popular comedies of all time at the Fortune (and everywhere else it has been staged throughout the world). Noises Off is now running again simultaneously in the West End and on Broadway, delighting new audiences and those who want to exercise their laughing gear one more time. Who could forget the hilarious on-stage and backstage goings on as a bedroom farce gets more and more out of control. Runs Until 21 December 2002 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Clare Dorking phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Arc Café

Arthur Amon 'Safety Matches' Auckland based performance poet, Arthur Amon reads from his second book of published poems, Safety Matches. His works showcase a unique New Zealand voice, original in its description of our country's domestic minutiae and their relationship to ever present universal themes. Whether that be well known Grey Lynn resident Dave Dobbyn's nightly encounter with a family of snails or the beautifully romantic ode to Gwenitauri. Apart from being witty and expansive in his style Amon is quite simply very clever with words. Safety Matches is exceptional reading material, but it's Amon's crafted performance skills that make his slightly askew vision of New Zealand a refreshing delight to encounter. 2 December 2002

Del Girl - T & D Bigger Band Arc presents two-all girl three-piece bands for a night of performance. The later are a 'Three piece acoustic bunch of girlies' who named their first album after the Dunedin Street they lived in (Hillingdon). Guitars to the fore and three piece harmonies supporting well structured melodies and delivered in a style with a definite leaning to the more rootsy side of folk. 7 December 2002

Arc Café/Arc Venue, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Gareth McMillan, phone (03) 474 1135

JANUARY 2003

Milford Galleries - Glass Invitational NZ - A Biannual Survey of Contemporary New Zealand Glass Art The Glass Invitational NZ is the premier glass exhibition in New Zealand. Showcasing sixteen of New Zealand's leading glass artists, this exhibition demonstrates the international significance of our contribution to contemporary glass art, and establishes a strong visual representation of glass as a powerful medium. The exhibit will focus on sculptural scale and artistic achievement, and include such prominent artists as Gary Nash, Ann Robinson and Emma Camden. The Glass Invitational NZ will continue on to Pataka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Culture, and Rotorua Museum of Art & History in the new year. Runs Until 16 January 2003 Milford Galleries, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Diana Hennessy, phone (03) 477 8275

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Mark Braunias - Visiting Artist Project 2002 Auckland and Kawhai based artist Mark Braunias is the second of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's Visiting Artists for 2002. Combining the traditions of abstract art with those of the comic book, Braunias's paintings have been called 'comedies of shape and tempo'. This exhibition will feature works created by Braunias, some executed on the walls of the Gallery itself, during his six-week stay in Dunedin. Runs Until January 2003

Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance explores the political and spiritual significance of Parihaka. Included in the exhibition are works commissioned from 15 contemporary New Zealand painters and 10 leading poets. In association with Parihaka Pa, Ngai Tahu and City Gallery, Wellington. Runs Until 16 February 2003

Southern Heat Southern Heat is an exhibition of paintings by South Island painters Wayne Seyb and Ewan McDougall. This powerful figurative show focuses on self expression, vibrant colour, impasto and raw energy. Runs Until - 23 February 2003

Masterpieces of Ceramic Art - From Dunedin Collections Following on from the success of his Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition A Good Pour, Teapots and Tea Wares from the Gallery Collection, Wellington-based antiques dealer, connoisseur and collector, Peter Wedde, has selected some of Dunedin's finest ceramic masterpieces. The exhibition is primarily drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's collection and features key works from other important Dunedin collections. Runs Until March 2003

Peter Siddell: Landscape Peter Siddell's exhibition Landscape features a series of paintings of some of New Zealand's most recognisable images from Northland to Fiordland. Runs Until - 9 March 2003

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

Otago Settlers Museum - Seamless - costumes from the Royal New Zealand Ballet Seamless exhibition includes 24 costumes from the Royal New Zealand Ballets' productions of Swan Lake, Hamlet, Alice and 1001 Nights illustrating classical, theatrical and modern ballet design. Also included are concept drawings, costume sketches, props and production photographs. The exhibition is toured by Te Manawa, Palmerston North Runs Until 24 March 2003 Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Dunedin Centre - Paula Ryan 'Simply You' Seminar Over the past eighteen months fashion and the way we wear it has changed. Conducted by fashion guru Paula Ryan these seminars and workshops help to rethink style and retrain eyes. Fun, informative and inspirational, Ryan's 'Simply You' tour will be loaded with next years fashion news and how to make it work for you. These style guide seminars and workshops make a unique gift to yourself or someone special in your life. 1 April 2003, 6.00pm Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

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