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Te Papa's March Exhibitions & Events Update

Te Papa's March Exhibitions & Events Update

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for March! 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.

March highlights at Te Papa

This month is your last chance to see the fascinating The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition, which has broken all attendance records. See actual props, costumes, jewellery, armour and weapons used in the films, and find out how the incredible Oscar-winning special effects were created. The Harley-Davidson: 100 years exhibition motors on through March. Enjoy both these excellent exhibitions for one special joint price. Mid-month, two visually exciting new exhibitions open. Wild Design - A fresh look at nature celebrates design in the natural world and reveals its influences and reflections in human art and design. Meanwhile, Striking Poses - New Zealand portrait photography offers a historical view of New Zealand portrait photography from 1860 to the 1970's, through the lens of a studio camera. There's also plenty of talking going on at Te Papa. From a lecture by Dr Paul Moon about Hone Heke, to one by artist Ann Robinson on her work and career, make the most of a wide variety of revealing and thought-provoking talks by experts in their fields. For children, Te Papa offers some talk - and plenty of action. Craft activities in the Discovery Centres liven up the weekends, while this month's Discovery Sunday is all about toki (adzes). Plus - for the whole family there are free performances by both local and international acts.

Exhibitions: Harley-Davidson: 100 years Ride on into Te Papa to see the bikes and hear the stories that created the Harley-Davidson legend! Until 2 June 2003. The Ericsson Zone, Level 3. Adults $7. Children (4-14 years) $4. Family concessions available.

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. You've seen the movies, now experience The Exhibition! Until 30 March. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Adults $12. Children (4-14 years) $6.50. Family concessions available.

This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government. 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.

Wild Design - A fresh look at nature Enjoy a rich selection of photographs, objects, and artworks that bring you up close to design in the natural world. 12 March - October 2003. The Boulevard West, Level 5. Free entry.

Striking Poses - New Zealand portrait photography More than a hundred years of studio portraits from Te Papa's collection strikingly reveal how people pose for the camera. 12 March - October 2003. The Boulevard East, Level 5. Free entry.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's glass An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Until September 2003. The Terrace, Level 6. Free entry.

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

Experiencing Turbulence: Art and the weather / Ngä toi ö te rangi An exhibition from Te Papa's collection about artists responding to the weather. Until mid-August 2003. The Ilott Centre, Level 4. Free entry.

Conflict and Reconciliation: Hone Heke Pokai Within five years of signing the Treaty of Waitangi, Hone Heke was leading his warriors against the might of the colonial government. Explore what motivated this champion of his people's rights in the early years of the Treaty partnership. Until 31 July 2003. Signs of a Nation/Ngä Tohu Kotahitanga, Level 4. Free entry. Events: Saturday 1 12 noon-12.30pm: 'Finding the True Hone Heke: Myths and Challenges in New Zealand History'. A floortalk by Dr Paul Moon, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Mäori Development at Auckland University of Technology, and author of Conflict and Resolution: Hone Heke Pokai. Signs of a Nation, Level 4. Free entry. 12.30pm-1pm: Hone Heke floortalk on the cultural significance of the taonga (treasures) on display, by David Rankin, Kaihautü, Masters student at Auckland University of Technology, and senior descendant of Hone Heke. Signs of a Nation, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 2 12 noon & 2pm: Pacific Rim exhibition floortalks by Angela Lassig, Curator History. The Terrace, Level 6. Free entry.

Thursday 6 6.30pm-7.30pm: 'Casting Off'. Ann Robinson describes her art and how her career developed. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 8 1pm-1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia, kapa haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 9 1pm-2pm: Vocal Accord, barbershop quartet. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Wednesday 12 Wild Design - A fresh look at nature opens! Striking Poses - New Zealand portrait photography opens!

Thursday 13 7.30pm-10.30pm: 'Spirit of India 2003'. From the WOMAD Festival, the Nataraj Cultural Centre Melbourne presents Amjad Ali Khan, India's most celebrated Sarod maestro. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 15 12 noon & 2pm: Wild Design interactive floortalks by Dr Hamish Campbell. Watch as a video microscope enlarges objects onto a screen, revealing the miniature world and nature's intricate patterns. The Boulevard West, Level 5. Free entry.

Sunday 16 12 noon & 2pm: Striking Poses exhibition floortalks by prominent Wellington photographer, Simon Woolf. The Boulevard East, Level 5. Free entry. (Please gather at the Information Desk, Level 2, five minutes before the floortalk.) 1pm-1.45pm: Kehewin Native Performance. Experience Canada's most celebrated native youth theatre company. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Sunday: The Treasured Toki (Adze). Hey kids....let Matiu Baker, Curator Mäori, adze out some facts for you about these amazing tools. Then create and lash your own toki (adze). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4, Free entry.

Saturday 22 1pm-2pm: Ei Tiare, Cook Islands cultural group. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 23 1pm-2pm: Heebie Jeebies, jazz quartet. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 29 1pm-2pm: Titan Hutt City Brass Band. Wellington Foyer. Free entry.

Sunday 30 12 noon & 2pm: Striking Poses exhibition floortalks by William Main, author and former Director of the NZ Centre for Photography. The Boulevard East, Level 5. Free entry. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Phone 04 381 7000 Fax 04 381 7070 mailto:mail@tepapa.govt.nz http://www.tepapa.govt.nz


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