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Te Papa's December 02 & January 03 Exhibitions


Te Papa's December 02 & January 03 Exhibitions & Events Update

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for December & January! This service provides up to the minute information on our new exhibitions, events, and other news, as well as a monthly summary of what is currently on. For GENERAL ENQUIRIES CONTACT (04) 381 7000 or for possible copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on mailto:bernieh@tepapa.govt.nz or 04 381 7021. If you would prefer not to receive this service from Te Papa, please send me an email message to the same eddress.

December & January highlights@Te Papa This summer, be among the first people in the world to see The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition. It has been developed by Te Papa in exclusive partnership with New Line Cinema. Te Papa is its only New Zealand venue, so catch it before it leaves our shores to tour the globe.Enter a flame-filled chamber to see the One Ring. Examine miniature models used in the movie trilogy, including Frodo's vision of ruined Hobbiton, the Tower of Orthanc, and Sauron's Castle. Get close up to actual props, costumes, and jewellery, and admire the incredible crafting that went into them. You can also watch revealing interviews with cast and crew, and learn about the trilogy's amazing special effects. (Children - try making yourselves bigger than your parents!) This exhibition runs at the same time as Te Papa turns on the festivities for Christmas and New Year. Live choral music will fill the air, free performers, including the renowned Soweto String Ensemble, will delight young and old alike, and holiday activities in the Discovery Centres will keep kids busy.

Exhibitions:

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition Immerse yourself in the fantastic world created by Peter Jackson for his epic film trilogy. Get behind the scenes and experience exciting interactives, see actual costumes, armour, and models from the movies, as well as interviews with cast, crew, and special effects experts. You've seen the movies, now experience The Exhibition! 19 December 2002 - 28 February 2003. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Adults $12. Children (4-14 years) $6.50. Family concessions available. Bags and cameras (still and video) are not allowed in this exhibition. Please leave these items at the Coats, bags | Koti, pëke facility on Level 1.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's Glass An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Pieces such as Pacific Bowl and the tree-like Nikau Vases beautifully reflect the gorgeous colours, light, and shapes of New Zealand's natural environment. Until September 2003. The Terrace, Level 6. Free entry.

Aainaa: reflections through Indian Weddings An exhibition created by Te Papa in partnership with New Zealand Indian communities. It explores the wedding ritual to show both traditional and modern experiences of marriage. Until 2004. The Community Gallery, Level 4. Free entry.

ST@RT_UP: new interactive media An exciting interactive exhibition - where you get involved! ST@RT_UP presents new media works that encourage audience participation. Clap your hands to make history, use your cellphone to launch a gliding frigate bird, or create your own invention! Until 19 January 2003. The Ericsson Zone, Level 3. Free entry. www.tepapa.govt.nz/start_up

Past Presents: looking into the art collection Past Presents highlights the depth and diversity of Te Papa's art collection through a twin focus on the history of those collections and the history of New Zealand's art over the past 150 years. Works range from sixteenth-century Italy to present-day New Zealand. Until late 2003. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Taiäwhio: continuity and change Taiäwhio: continuity and change investigates issues that impact on the work of selected Mäori artists. These issues are explored through eight themes containing groups of contemporary work, each of which is anchored by a taonga (treasure). Artists include Darcy Nicholas, Shona Rapira Davies, Fiona Pardington, and Lisa Reihana. Until 23 February 2003. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Tühoe: children of the mist Discover the early stories of the Tühoe iwi (tribe) and their whakapapa (genealogy); learn about Te Urewera, the sacred forest; find out about key figures and events in Tühoe's proud history; and gain an insight into Tühoe today. Until November 2003. Level 4. Free entry.

COMING SOON... Harley-Davidson: 100 Years. An exhibition celebrating the centenary of this iconic motorcycle. Includes quirky and unusual New Zealand Harley stories! 6 February - 2 June 2003. Admission charges apply.

Events:

DECEMBER Thursday 5 6.30pm-7.30pm: The Colours of India. A slideshow/ lecture by Valerie Carson, Conservator Textiles Te Papa. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. (Limited seats available).

Saturday 7 11am-12 noon: Create a Tongan nafa drum. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2.

12 noon & 2pm: Aainaa: Reflections through Indian Weddings exhibition floortalks by Te Papa's Curator History, Stephanie Gibson. The Community Gallery, Level 4. Free entry. (Please gather at the Information Desk, Level 2, five minutes before each floortalk.) 1pm-2pm: Ei Tiare Cook Island Dance Performance. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 8 11am-12 noon: Make a paper lantern. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Harbour Capital Chorus. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 14 10am-6pm: From now until Christmas, put a gift under Te Papa's Pöhutukawa Gift Tree for a child in Barnardos care. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 11am-12 noon: Make a Pacific atoll. Cost $2. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. 12 noon-1pm: Bach Choir of Wellington. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Wellington City Chorus. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 15 11am-12 noon: Make cardboard Tii rakau (rhythm sticks). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon-1pm: Castle Hill RSL Youth Concert Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2.30pm-3.30pm: Wellington South Salvation Army Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Wednesday 18 12 noon-3pm: Make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation.

Thursday 19 The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition opens! 12 noon-3pm: Make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation.

Friday 20 12 noon-3pm: Make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation. 1pm-2pm: Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 21 11am-12 noon: Leaping weta-making madness. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

12 noon-1pm: Faultline Chorus. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Sunday 22 11am-12 noon: Make a growing Täne Mahuta tree. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon-1pm: Galaxies Choir. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry 2pm-3pm: Sings Harry Vocal Ensemble. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 23 12 noon-3pm: Make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation. 1pm - 2pm: Wellington Brass Band (formerly the Evening Post Brass Band). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 24 Christmas Eve 10am-6pm: Last chance to put a gift under Te Papa's Pöhutukawa Gift Tree for a child in Barnardos care. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 11am-12 noon: Create a creepy creature Christmas card. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 12 noon-3pm: Make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation. 1pm-2pm: Idolizin Jazz, singing quartet. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Wednesday 25 Merry Christmas! Meri Kirihimete!

Thursday 26 11am-12 noon: Kiwiana badge-making. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Friday 27 11am-12 noon: Create a rockpool creature. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Saturday 28 11am-12 noon: Make a Pacific paper flower. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: The Dixie Dudes, jazz band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 29 11am-12 noon: Invent your own New Zealand flag. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Los Gringos, latino sounds. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 30 11am-12 noon: Make a holiday activity book. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Tuesday 31 11am-12 noon: Make a funky fossil badge. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

JANUARY Wednesday 1 Happy New Year! 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 11am-12 noon: Make a New Year nature calendar diary. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

Thursday 2 11am-12 noon: Pasifika fan-making fun. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Lomaiviti Choir and Entertainment Group, Fijian song and dance. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 3 11am-12 noon: Make bead and safety-pin badges. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Saturday 4 11am-12 noon: Weave a tïpare (headband). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: The Dixie Dudes, jazz band. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Sunday 5 11am-12 noon: Make a mix'n'match animal flip book. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 11am-3pm: AboutFace Productions, comic performers. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Carousel, Celtic band. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Monday 6 11am-12 noon: Make a Koru mobile. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Saint John's Avalon Tongan Youth performance. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Tuesday 7 11am-12 noon: Make a sword. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Wednesday 8 11am-12 noon: Make a flower lei. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia kapa haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 9 11am-12 noon: Make a wakahuia (treasure box). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

Friday 10 11am-12 noon: Beautiful balancing butterfly-making. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 11am-2pm: Gaze into the face of a Gargoyle ... but is it really stone? By performer/designer Patrick Duffy (Cleverfool). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 11 11am-12 noon: Make a 'ring of power'. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

11am-11.30am & 1.30pm-2pm: Awesome Forces Quiz Day with Dr Hamish Campbell. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 12 11am-12 noon: Create a tïvaevae pencil case. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Heebie Jeebies, jazz quartet. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Tuesday 14 11am-12 noon: Make an extinct New Zealand bird badge. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

Thursday 16 11am-12 noon: Make a dream catcher. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Saturday 18 11am-12 noon: Make Päua shell stilts. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 19 ST@RT_UP: new interactive media closes! 11am-12 noon: Weave a Pacific coconut frond comb. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: 'Mweya', African Marimba ensemble. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Sunday: The Scented Body. Kids! Follow your nose to discover the perfumes of the past with History Curator Stephanie Gibson and Curator Taonga Mäori Awhina Tamarapa. Then make your own aroma box. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.

Monday 20 January 1pm-2pm: Zamba Flam, Latin American music. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry. 2.30pm-3.30pm: Wellington South Salvation Army Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 21 11am-12 noon: Make a rainbow plasticine pet. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

Thursday 23 11am-12 noon: Design a shadow dragon puppet. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Saturday 25 11am-12 noon: Make a tattoo stamp. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: The Royal Scottish Dance Company celebrate the anniversary of Robbie Burns' birthday. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 26 11am-12 noon: Make a Tangaroa cellophane picture. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: Porirua Cook Island Culture Club. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 28 11am-12 noon: Make a mischievous mask. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Planning a visit? Getting there Te Papa is on Wellington's Waterfront and both the yellow City Circular Bus and taxis transport visitors to and from Te Papa's doorstep. Park it! Convenient covered parking is available from $2 per hour, up to a daily maximum of $7. The car park entrance is from Cable Street. Opening hours Te Papa is open every day of the year, 10am-6pm and Thursdays late until 9pm. Entry to Te Papa is free! Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and to the Time Warp. Happy to Help Te Papa Hosts are here to answer your questions and help you find your way around. You'll recognise them by their blue or terracotta shirts. The Information Desk on Level 2 is loaded up with useful information about events, exhibitions, and services.

Tours The Introducing Te Papa Tour gives you an overview of the museum in 45 minutes. It runs every day at 10.15am and 2pm. Book on the day from 9.30am on Level 1. Numbers limited! Adults $9, children $5.

The Behind the Scenes Tour takes you behind the scenes to the Mäori and either the Pacific or Botany collection areas. It runs every Tuesday (except 31 December) at 11.30am and Thursday (except 26 December & 2 January) at 1.30pm. Tours last at least 45 minutes. Book on the day at the Information Desk, Level 2. $10. Numbers are limited and those aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Maps & Guides (available from the Information Desk, Level 2) The Te Papa Explorer is a handy eight-page booklet complete with maps of each level and suggested themed tours. $2. The Audio Guide shows you around Te Papa with music and an informative commentary. Available in English, German, Japanese, and Mäori. $5. Te Papa - a Souvenir - an image rich guidebook to enhance your visit, then take home to remember

Eating Icon Restaurant, Level 2 Showcasing the finest foods and wines of New Zealand, and featuring stunning views of Wellington Harbour, ICON is a superb choice for a casual lunch or that special dinner. This summer, enjoy ICON's fabulous, innovative salads. ICON is open daily for lunch and dinner. For reservations, please phone (04) 801 5300. Espresso, Level 4 A comfortable nook in the heart of the museum, where you can relax and enjoy superb made-to-order coffees and teas, as well as light snacks. Look out for our Christmas goodies! foodtrain, Level 1 A great place to bring the family, offering freshly brewed coffee, cappuccino, and lattes, as well as a wide range of sandwiches, hot snacks, and children's favourites.

Shopping The Exhibition Store, Level 2 Make sure you visit The Exhibition Store for a unique range of Lord of Rings collectables and books Te Papa Store, Level 1 A superb selection of gifts with distinction from New Zealand's finest craftspeople, writers, and artists. We'll wrap, pack and post your Christmas presents for you!

Fun for Kids Discovery Centres are exciting, hands-on learning areas, full of games, computers, books, and more. Watch out for the special activities on the weekends and during the holidays, as well as Te Papa's fascinating Discovery Sundays.

StoryPlace is a magical place for those aged five and under to explore through play, make-believe, storytelling, and games. This summers programmes include Christmas Aotearoa (Until 25 December), At the Beach (26 December-14 January), and Hop to It (15 January-4 February). $2 per person per 45-minute session. To book, call (04) 381 7000, or ask at the Information Desk, Level 2.

The Time Warp: give it a whirl! Check out the exciting Blastback ride. It's great fun and will tell you all about the formation of New Zealand. There's also Future Rush, virtual bungy, and more! Level 2. Charges apply.

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