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Auckland Art Gallery - Events for Feb/Mar 2003

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for February 2003


Main Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Daily
Phone 307 7700

Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
A rare exhibition of archaeological treasures from the most formative period of the two major emperors in China, Qin Shihuang and Han Jingdi.
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins comprises nine life-size terracotta sculptures of an underground army from the two emperors’ tombs and other treasures from the Warring States Period and the early Han, to recreate the richness and splendour of this period of ancient Chinese culture.
Until 9 March 2003
Admission Charge

From dusk till dawn
An exhibition which takes a look at the fascinating tradition of nocturnal scenes in art from the 16th century through to the present day.
Until 2 March 2003
Free Entry

Colin McCahon’s Titirangi
An exhibition which centres around the recently gifted painting Titirangi to the Auckland Art Gallery Collection and gathers together many unseen paintings from a relatively unknown period in Colin McCahon’s oeuvre.
Until 1 February 2003
Free Entry

Saints and Seraphs
This exhibition features beautiful works from the Gallery’s collection.
8 February – 25 May 2003
Free Entry

Sea Knowing Island Looking
A visual conversation between contemporary and historical art traditions from the Chartwell and Gallery collections, including the work of John Pule, Ani O’Neil, Bill Hammond and others.
Permanent Exhibition
Until 6 April 2002

Pacific Harbours
This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme.
Permanent Exhibition
Until 10 August 2003
Free Entry

A Tale to Tell
In the wake of Love & Death: Art in the age of Queen Victoria, the Gallery is highlighting its own Victorian collection in A tale to tell. Nineteenth century painters loved to depict a moment in a narrative drawn from history, literature or the society of their own time. Many Victorian paintings were constructed so that the spectator could complete the narrative in their own way.
Until 12 October 2003
Free Entry


New Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Open: 10am-5pm daily
Phone 307 7700

Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa
Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai offers a concise introduction to this internationally renowned Samoan/New Zealand artist’s paintings, sculpture and prints produced over the past twenty years. Fatu Feu’u blends the traditional and the contemporary, the indigenous and the diasporic to explore symbolic and visual narratives.
Until 30 March 2003
Admission Charge

Birds: Arrivals and Departures
Looks at the way that Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have imaged birds through painting, sculpture and video art.
Until 16 February 2003
Admission Charge

Mata Mata
A strikingly innovative installation by highly regarded Pacific Island artist Michel Tuffery. Tuffery will transform the Gallery lightwell into a virtual aquarium inhabited by a shoal of giant sculptural tuna ‘swimming’ through the space. Reflecting the artist’s interest in international initiatives to combat poaching in the world’s oceans, some of the fish will be fitted with mini surveillance cameras. Viewers’ responses to the work will be recorded and broadcast on monitors in the Window Workspace on Wellesley Street.
Until 16 February 2003
Admission Charge


Window Work

Michel Tuffery (See above details)
Until 16 February 2003

Glen Haywood
(Details yet to come)
22 February – 25 May 2003


February Events

Saturday 1 February 2.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Jiecheng: the art of knotting
Join us in the exhibition Two Emperors as Wang Ping demonstrates the amazing art of Chinese knotting.

Sunday 2 February 3.00 – 4.30pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONCERT
Enjoy the exhibition with traditional Chinese music and song. Sessions between 3.00 – 4.30pm

Thursday 6 February 1.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Dr Manyung Ip
Legalism: Behavioral Science and State Power of the Qin.
Legalism was China's first state philosophy. The State of Qin used it
successfully to unify all China. Based on the premise that all humans were
born evil or imperfect, the philosophy advocated strict laws and punishments to keep everyone in his proper place. It was Legalism that gave China its
famously efficient bureaucracy ...and much more.

Saturday 8 February 3.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN RESPONSE - Tai Chi Chuan
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan – mediation in movement originated by the Taoist monks around 2,500 years ago

Sunday 9 February 2.00 – 3.30pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN RESPONSE – Chinese Painting
Join Chan Wan Yiu in the exhibition, Two Emperors, for an demonstration on the art of Chinese painting.

Thursday 13 February 1.00pm
IN CONVERSATION
Kate Gallagher and Fatu Feu’u.
Kate Gallagher completed her Master Dissertation on Fatu Feu’u. Join her as she discusses, with Fatu, his work in his exhibition ‘O le Tautai Samoa.

Friday 14 February 6.00pm - Midnight
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
LANTERN FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT OPENING
Make a night of it - Take advantage of our late night opening of Two Emperors and the Lantern Festival.

Saturday 15 February 11.00am
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN RESPONSE - Tai Chi Chuan
Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan– mediation in movement originated by the Taoist monks around 2,500 years ago

Saturday 15 February 2.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Cha-yi: the art of tea
Join Wang Ping in the exhibition Two Emperors as she guides us through the ancient Chinese art of preparing and serving tea.

Saturday 15 February 6.00pm – Midnight
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
LANTERN FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT OPENING
Make a night of it - take advantage of our late night opening of Two Emperors and the Lantern festival

Sunday 16 February 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONCERT
Enjoy the exhibition with traditional Chinese music and song. Sessions between 3.00 – 4.30pm

Sunday 16 February 6.00pm – Midnight
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
LANTERN FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT OPENING
Make a night of it - take advantage of our late night opening of Two Emperors and the Lantern festival

Thursday 20 February 1.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Dr Manyung Ip - Confucianism: Pragmatic Humanism of the Han.
Confucianism is a human centred, family centred, highly pragmatic school of thought. Its values of loyalty and propriety seem so mundane that people have questioned whether it should be classified as "philosophy". The Han Emperors made the Confucian classics the required syllabus of the civil service examination, a practice that continued right up to 1905.
The pragmatic humanism of the Han not only influenced China, but the ancient states in Korea, Japan and Vietnam as well. In recent years, the economic miracle of the so called "Four Little Dragons" has been attributed to Confucianism. How much truth is there?

Saturday 22 February 3.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Kung Fu & The Two Emperors
Join us for a demonstration and insight into Kung Fu – the ancient art of health and self-defence associated with the lore of the Shaolin Temple

Sunday 23 February 3.00pm
IN RESPONSE ‘O le Tautai Samoa
Join us for a performance by the students of the acclaimed St Paul’s College Samoan Group in the exhibition of Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa.

Thursday 27 February 1.00pm
Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa
IN CONTEXT –Caroline Vercoe and Pacific Art and Fatu Feu’u
Caroline Vercoe is a lecturer in Art History at Auckland University. She teaches courses in Pacific art and postcolonial theory. She will discuss Fatu Feu’u’s work within a wider visual context, focusing on the influence of art forms such as tatau and tapa. She will also make connections between his art practice and other contemporary artists’ work.


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for March 2003


Main Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Daily
Phone 307 7700


Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
A comprehensive survey show of the life and work of New Zealand’s most important 20th century artist. The exhibition follows the development of McCahons work from 1946 to early 1980s, focusing on the artists spiritual quest.
A Question of Faith is curated by Dr Marja Bloem and opened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in August 2002. It will tour to Melbourne and Sydney following its showing at Auckland Art Gallery.
29 March – 15 June 2003
Admission Charge

Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
A rare exhibition of archaeological treasures from the most formative period of the two major emperors in China, Qin Shihuang and Han Jingdi.
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins comprises nine life-size terracotta sculptures of an underground army from the two emperors’ tombs and other treasures from the Warring States Period and the early Han, to recreate the richness and splendour of this period of ancient Chinese culture.
Until 9 March 2003
Admission Charge

From dusk till dawn
An exhibition which takes a look at the fascinating tradition of nocturnal scenes in art from the 16th century through to the present day.
Until 2 March 2003
Free Entry

20th century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore…
An exhibition which looks at the remarkable breadth of ‘modernism’, comprising paintings and sculptures drawn from the Gallery’s collections and enriched by several works from a new loan collection.
8 March – 1 February 2004
Free Entry

Saints and Seraphs
Saints and seraphs have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history. This exhibition examines the depiction of the lives of the saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day. It explores the common narratives, the traditional iconography and the messages encoded within the images.

Until 25 May 2003
Free Entry

Sea Knowing Island Looking
A visual conversation between contemporary and historical art traditions from the Chartwell and Gallery collections, including the work of John Pule, Ani O’Neil, Bill Hammond and others.
Until 6 April 2003
Free Entry

Pacific Harbours
This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme.
Until 10 August 2003
Free Entry

A Tale to Tell
In the wake of Love & Death: Art in the age of Queen Victoria, the Gallery is highlighting its own Victorian collection in A tale to tell. Nineteenth century painters loved to depict a moment in a narrative drawn from history, literature or the society of their own time. Many Victorian paintings were constructed so that the spectator could complete the narrative in their own way.
Until 12 October 2003
Free Entry

New Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Open: 10am-5pm daily
Phone 307 7700
Adults $4 Concession $2


Greer Twiss
A selective survey covering over forty years of this artist’s practice. The ruling themes of theatricality and workshop culture go someway to showing why Twiss’ career as a sculptor in this country has been an outstanding one.
8 March – 2 June
Admission Charge

Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa
Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai offers a concise introduction to this internationally renowned Samoan/New Zealand artist’s paintings, sculpture and prints produced over the past twenty years. Fatu Feu’u blends the traditional and the contemporary, the indigenous and the diasporic to explore symbolic and visual narratives.
Until 30 March 2003
Admission Charge


Window Work

Glen Haywood Lounge - records/books
A clever sculptural piece which was inspired by the cardboard boxes stored underneath his flat. The installation recalls the familiar shape of cardboard boxes stacked and left in a corner to be unpacked or put away for future use. Through its appropriation of commonplace forms Lounge – records/books encourages us to reconsider the aesthetics of the everyday.
22 February – 25 May 2003


March Events

Sunday 2 1.00pm & 3.00pm
IN CONTEXT The Long Silk Fan Dance
A performance of the elegantly, beautiful and traditional long silk fan dance by Yu Fen Dancemaker Productions.

Saturday 8 March 3.00pm
IN CONTEXT Martial Arts
A demonstration and explanation of the yin and yang of the martial arts.

Saturday 8 March 8:30 pm
Michel Tuffery Performance
Timed to coincide with the Pasifika Festival, artist Michel Tuffery will celebrate the end of his installation Mata Mata in the New Gallery with a performance at dusk on the Main Gallery forecourt by the fountain. The focus of the performance will be the fish he created for this project, which will be floated in the fountain, then torched. Expect the unexpected!

Sunday 9 March 1.00pm & 3.00pm
IN CONTEXT The Long Silk Fan Dance
A performance of the elegantly, beautiful and traditional long silk fan dance by Yu Fen Dancemaker Productions.


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