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April School Holiday Programme - Snap Happy!

April School Holiday Programme - Snap Happy! + Get Wired!

Fun photography and wire sculpture workshops these April School Holidays

14-17 April 2003 City Gallery Wellington Civic Square

Supported by Photo Plus


Come along to City Gallery Wellington for fun photography workshops these school holidays!

The workshops start off with a look at the exhibition of great Wellington photographer Peter Black. After seeing how a pro does it, you'll find out some easy tips for how to take great photos. Then you'll get to shoot your very own photo assignment on the streets of Wellington!

Younger kids (7-10 and 11-14 years) get to use a fun and easy 'throwaway' camera supplied by Photo Plus.

Older kids (15-18 years) need to bring along their own camera - we'll supply the film - and you'll get to shoot in black and white - just like Peter Black.

And you get to take your cool photos home to show your family and friends - so you could even make your very own exhibition at home!

There are three great SNAP HAPPY! photography workshops all aimed at different ages. Choose the right one for you and book in before you miss out! Limited spaces available, bookings essential. (Complete timetable and costs below.)


New Zealand artist Jacqueline Fraser makes wonderful wire sculptures. Get inspired by her amazing work, then make your own!

You'll take part in a fun drawing class and then make your very own sculpture, with wire and fabrics.

There are two wonderful GET WIRED! workshops. Choose the right one for you and book in before you miss out! (Complete timetable and costs below.)


Monday 14 April, 1.00pm-4.30pm SNAP HAPPY! photography workshop for ages 11-14, $15 per person

Tuesday 15 April, 1.00pm-5.00pm SNAP HAPPY! photography workshop for ages 15-18, $15 per person

Wednesday 16 April, 9.00am-12.00noon GET WIRED! wire sculpture workshop for ages 7-10, $10 per person

Wednesday 16 April, 1.00pm-4.00pm GET WIRED! wire sculpture workshop for ages 11-14, $10 per person

Thursday 17 April, 9.00am-12.30pm SNAP HAPPY! photography workshop for ages 7-10, $15 per person

Bookings and enquiries please call:

Tracey Monastra, Public Programmes Co-ordinator T: 04 801 4241



15 March - 27 April 2003

One of New Zealand's most internationally successful artists, Julian Dashper brings 'Blue Circles' to the City Gallery. The works in Blue Circles include Blue CV, the artist's CV hung across a wall, to 20 clear vinyl EP records, recorded especially for the exhibition, 2 table top cases containing further archival record covers, a Warriors mini drum kit, and a DVD which presents four one hour interviews with the artist 'explaining' his work. Crisp, minimal, and clean in look, the exhibition however contains an underlying sense of play and critique.


23 March - 29 June 2003

Peter Black - Real Fiction, curated by Gregory O'Brien of City Gallery Wellington, comprises nearly 200 images from Peter Black's career, many of which have never been shown publicly before. The images in this exhibition track the artist's career from his first 'street photograph', taken in Brisbane in 1973, to his present 'Streetworks', images taken 'from the hip' while walking along the pavement, mainly in Auckland and Wellington.

The exhibition includes photographs of brass bands, sportspeople, fashion shows, wild-life, Springbok tour protests and religious gatherings alongside scenes of life in Wellington.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 168 page publication, a special issue of the literary journal Sport, which includes 171 photographs by Peter Black as well as essays and poems by 25 leading art writers and poets (including Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Gavin Hipkins, Jenny Bornholdt, Dinah Hawken, Jim Barr and Mary Barr, James Brown).


23 March - 29 June 2003

Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy Jacqueline Fraser: A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <>

City Gallery Wellington is the first New Zealand gallery to re-present the New Zealand exhibition shown at the prestigious Venice Biennale 2001. The exhibition showcases details of the site-specific installation work of two of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists.

Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy has been exhibited in New Zealand since the Venice Biennale 2001, however this is the first time that details of Jacqueline Fraser's installation A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <> will have been seen here. Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy is an outcome of Peter Robinson's residency in 2001 at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery as a participant in the Taranaki Artist in Residence Programme, a partnership between the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki.

This residency was generously supported by Creative New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa.

The work from this exhibition formed the basis of Peter Robinson's installation in the exhibition Bipolar. Bipolar represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and was an initiative of Creative New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa.

Jacqueline Fraser: A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <> courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.


15 March - 29 June 2003

A Small Town at the Turn of the Century is the first solo show of Australian artist Simryn Gill's work in New Zealand. This exhibition of large cibachrome photographs continues the artist's interest in exploring the contested relationship between nature and culture. In these works she revisits her old home town of Port Dickson in Malaysia, and renders familiar scenarios strange through her humorous interventions.


Free Public Exhibition Tours Every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 1pm

These dynamic and accessible 30-40 minute tours are a great introduction to the exhibitions currently on at the City Gallery. No bookings required. Meet in the gallery foyer.

Free Visitor Groups & Community Education Tours - Book Now!

Bring your social or community group, your family and friends (6+ people) to City Gallery Wellington and enjoy a free 30-40 minute tour around the exhibitions.

Bookings are essential, contact Tracey Monastra T: 04 801 4241 or email


Open Daily 10am - 5pm For information on exhibitions or events phone (04) 801 3952 or visit

Events principal sponsor Montana Wines Ltd. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding support from the Wellington City Council.

Julian Dashper - Blue Circles (15 March - 27 April 2003) Peter Black - Real Fiction (23 March - 29 June 2003) Simryn Gill - A Small Town at the Turn of the Century (15 March - 29 June 2003) New Zealand Venice Biennale Project 2001 (23 March - 29 June 2003) Precious - Seven Wellington Jewellers (7 March - 6 April 2003)

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