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September @ Te Papa - Exhibitions And Events

September @ Te Papa - Exhibitions And Events Programme


SEPTEMBER @ TE PAPA - EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS PROGRAMME

The month at a glance:

Spring is here and many exciting events and exhibitions are coming to Te Papa this September. Kiri's Dresses - A glimpse into a Diva's wardrobe takes you on a captivating journey through the memories of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealand's famous soprano, via her amazing dresses and costumes. You can also see free screenings of Dame Kiri starring in a film of Mozart's famous opera, Don Giovanni. On September 28 you can enjoy the four-part South Bank Show documentary on Dame Kiri's life. And if you like live opera, join some emerging and established opera names for the annual NBR New Zealand Opera at Te Papa. The stunning Japonism in Fashion exhibition has only been shown in Paris, New York and Tokyo before Te Papa. Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see dresses by the world's greatest fashion designers. But be quick - Japonism in Fashion closes on October 5.

Fashion buffs must see Japanese Fashion Now, a free catwalk show presented by Marilyn Sainty that previews the Autumn/Winter 2003/2004 collections of contemporary Japanese designers Commes des Garçons and Junya Watanabe.Make sure you take the whole family to the recently opened exhibition Wings Nature's flying machines / Hua rere a te taiao. Learn the secrets of flight in the natural world. Wings is crammed with things to see and do, and full of interesting facts. For example, bartailed godwits travel non-stop from Alaska and Eastern Siberia to New Zealand - making the 11,000-kilometre journey in only 100 hours! In mid-September, the school holidays begin, and Te Papa's Discovery Centres are always a hit. Read on to find out more about these events and many others!

Events:

Thursday 4

6pm: Japonism in Fashion Exhibition Floortalks. Join Te Papa History Curator, Angela Lassig for a 45-60 minute in-depth look at the exhibition and learn more about your favourite gowns! The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition entry charges will apply.

Saturday 6

Kiri's Dresses exhibition opens!

11am-12 noon: Weave a cool kete (basket). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon-1pm: Opera on the Marae. Wellington Tenor James Rodgers performs a selection of arias, accompanied by Emily Mair. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration. Te Papa Plaza, Level 1. Free entry. (If wet Wellington Foyer, Level 2).

Sunday 7

11am-12 noon: Make an Indian-style bangle. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am & 2pm: Japonism in Fashion Exhibition Floortalks. Join Te Papa History Curator, Angela Lassig for a 45-60 minute in-depth look at the exhibition and learn more about your favourite gowns! The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition entry charges will apply. 1pm-2pm: Orpheus Youth Chorus. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 11

7pm-7.45pm: Japanese Fashion Now. Marilyn Sainty - fashion designer and owner of Scotties boutique - presents a catwalk show that previews the Autumn/Winter 2003/2004 collection of contemporary Japanese designers Commes des Garçons and Junya Watanabe. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 13

11am-12 noon: Make a pet tropical fish. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-2pm: Don Giovanni. Directed by Joseph Losey. A screening of the film version of Mozart's famous opera, starring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Thanks to the New Zealand Opera Society (Inc). Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Latin Day. Experience a South American styled celebration of poetry, song, and dance. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 14

11am-12 noon: Make a loopy leaping weta. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 12.30pm-2.30pm: The NBR New Zealand Opera Day. This annual event is a fabulous showcase of the extraordinary operatic talent we have in New Zealand. Join Bruce Greenfield, Head of Music at the NBR New Zealand Opera company, as well as the PricewaterhouseCoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists, and a very special guest, the brilliant singer Helen Medlyn, for a look into the world of opera. The day finishes with a Grand Finale concert. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 3pm-6pm: Don Giovanni. Directed by Joseph Losey. A screening of the film version of Mozart's famous opera, starring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Thanks to the New Zealand Opera Society (Inc). Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 18

6pm-7pm: 'From Angels to Pigeongrams - Science meets Fiction.' Award-winning author Elizabeth Knox and Te Papa's distinguished bird scientist Sandy Bartle discuss their fascination with the idea and the actuality of winged messengers. Elizabeth Knox will be available for a book signing in Te Papa Store afterwards. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 20

11am-12 noon: Make a dancing taniwha. Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon & 2pm: Fly-By-Wire floortalks. Fly By Wire, in Paekakariki, is the fastest adventure ride in the world, as well as the first pilot-controlled aeronautical ride. Its kiwi creator, Neil Harrap, brings one of his planes to Te Papa, along with flight simulation video clips, and talks about this unique local invention. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 7.30pm-8.55pm: Dance Screen 2002 - Best of Screen Choreography. New Zealand Premiere of the film showing the finalists of the best choreography section in the international Dance Screen competition. Followed by a short discussion. Part of the Dance Your Socks Off Festival. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 21

11am-12 noon: Make a perfect paper plane. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon & 2pm: Fly-By-Wire floortalks. Fly-By-Wire, in Paekakariki, is the fastest adventure ride in the world, as well as the first pilot-controlled aeronautical ride. Its kiwi creator, Neil Harrap, brings one of his planes to Te Papa, along with flight simulation video clips, and talks about this unique local invention. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 22

1pm-2pm: Captain Fearless Fickletummy. Kids! Join the Captain's crew and sail with him on his adventures! The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Tuesday 23

11am-12 noon: Make a Pasifika fan. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Hour. Kids! Let your imagination take flight as Sandy Bartle, Te Papa's curator of birds, talks about bird migration. Then create your own origami flapping bird. In association with the Wings exhibition. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry.

Wednesday 24

11am-12 noon: Make a tricky tumble-bug. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2. 12 noon-1pm: The Church College of New Zealand's Polynesian Culture Group. Enjoy a blend of traditional and contemporary song and dance featuring the beautiful Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti and our own Aotearoa. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 25

11am-12 noon: Weave a putiputi ataahua (beautiful flower). Te Huka ä Tai, Level 4. Cost $2. 6.30pm-7.30pm: Japonism in Fashion Lecture Series. 'Global Fashion - Traditional Dress'. World-renowned English textile historian and best-selling author John Gillow gives one of his trademark 'show and tell' lectures on textiles from around the world. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 26

2pm-3pm: Putaruru High School Kapahaka. One of Tainui's top secondary school's kapahaka groups. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 27

11am-12 noon: Make a wonderful wings badge. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am & 2pm: Japonism in Fashion Exhibition Floortalks. With Valerie Carson, Te Papa's Conservator Textiles. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition entry charges apply. 1pm-2pm: Chameleon, jazz band trio. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 28

11am-12 noon: Make a feathered headdress. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2. 11am-12 noon & 1pm-2pm: Kiri Te Kanawa - The South Bank Show, 1991 Part 1 and 2. Come and enjoy Part 1s 1 and 2 (11am-12 noon) and Parts 3 and 4 (1pm-2pm) of this four-part documentary on Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's life. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 29

12 noon-2pm: Watch and be amazed as Brent Harpur, cartoonist and caricaturist, demonstrates his art. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 30

11am-12 noon: Make a scary spider. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

Short-term Exhibitions:

Kiri's Dresses: A glimpse into a Diva's wardrobe

Dresses from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's wardrobe and her memories of them give an intimate glimpse into the life of a world-famous lyric soprano. 6 September 2003-September 2004. Free entry.

Japonism in Fashion: London Paris Tokyo

See how Japanese design has influenced the glamorous world of Western fashion - from opulent Victorian gowns to the latest catwalk creations. Featuring stunning garments by some of the world's greatest designers including Charles-Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Junya Watanabe, and Issey Miyake.Until 5 October 2003. Adult $9 child $5.50. Students and senior citizens $6.50.

Wings: Nature's flying machine | Hua rere a te taiao

Wings is a rich investigation of flight in the natural world and people's ingenuity with wings. Explore the marvels of flying, highlighted by hands-on interactives and stunning audio-visuals. Until April 2004. Free entry.

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. Until 23 November 2003. Free entry.

Striking Poses: New Zealand portrait photography

Come face to face with more than a hundred years of studio portraits from Te Papa's photographic collection. Until 23 November 2003. Free entry.

Past Presents: looking into the art collection

See the depth and diversity of Te Papa's art collection including works by Rembrandt, McCahon, Angus, and Duchamp, as well as installations and photographs. Until 9 November 2003. Free entry.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's glass

An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Until 5 October 2003. 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. 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. Free entry.

From Woodblocks to Comics: the Japanese impression A small exhibition featuring Japanese ukiyo-e prints, prints and watercolours by European artists, and Manga (Japanese comics). Until January 2004. Free entry.


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