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Te Papa's October Exhibitions & Events Update

Te Papa's October Exhibitions & Events Update


October highlights

This month, enjoy three amazing exhibitions before they close. We're saying farewell to both Japonism in Fashion and Pacific Rim on October 5, and Tühoe: children of the mist closes at the start of November. During October, there's also the popular Wings, and Kiri's Dresses exhibitions to see. And, towards the end of the month, an exciting new exhibition opens - Ngä Toko Rima | Contemporary clayworks. Be sure to put aside time to view this beautiful and important showing of Mäori ceramics. October is also a month for festivity. Diwali, India's Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. As part of the celebrations in Wellington, Te Papa will host free shows and documentary screenings. October 26 is Children's Day, and Te Papa is putting on an awesome programme of events for kids in NatureSpace. Come along and enjoy competitions, craft activities, dress-ups, and photo opportunities. You'll also have a chance to meet some VIBs (very important bats) from Wellington Zoo! Exciting live performance is always a feature of the Te Papa calendar, and this month, among the many events on offer is a free showing of Awhina, as part of Taki Rua Productions' Te Reo Mäori Tour, as well as a season of Te Mana, by renowned contemporary dancer/choreographer Merenia Gray.

Exhibitions:

Ngä Toko Rima | Contemporary clayworks

Out of the creation stories of fire, water, and earth, five leading Mäori artists create powerful new works in clay. 22 October 2003-March 2005. Level 6. Free entry.

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. Until September 2004. Level 4. Free entry.

Japonism in Fashion: London Paris Tokyo

Your last opportunity to see sensational garments by the world's greatest fashion designers - featuring Worth, Christian Dior, Gucci, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Coco Chanel, and Issey Miyake - this show has them all and more! Closes 5 October 2003. Level 4. Admission charges apply.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's glass

An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Closes 5 October 2003. Level 6. 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 1 November 2003. Level 4. Free entry.

Wings: Nature's flying machines | 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. Level 3. 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. Level 5. 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. Level 5. 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. Level 5. 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. Featured from now until March 2004 are the wedding rituals of the Sikh community.Until 2004. Level 4. Free entry.

Events:

Friday 3

11am-11.30am & 1pm-1.30pm: Feathered Fables. Join master storyteller Dick Weir on flights of feathered fantasy. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 4

1pm-2pm: Mt Roskill Children's Choir. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Hour. Hey Kids! Check out the cool things people used in Samoa 100 years ago, with Te Papa's Sean Mallon. Then colour your own Samoan fale. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 5

Japonism in Fashion & Pacific Rim exhibitions close. 1pm-2pm: Bridget Ellis. Soulful lyrics and inventive melodies from one of Dunedin's most talented singer/songwriters. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 9

6pm-8pm: World Architecture Week Illustrated Talk - Reading our Territory. Chris Kelly from Architecture Workshop discusses the building and topographic intent behind a variety of workshop projects, and looks at the minimum for a design to suffice in. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 6.30pm-7.30pm: Äwhina. Part of Taki Rua Productions' Te Reo Mäori Tour, Äwhina, by Hone Hurihanganui, is about love, respect, and spirituality. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 11

1pm-2pm: Northholm Grammar School Band and Choir. All the way from Sydney. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 12

12 noon & 2pm: Wild Design exhibition floortalks. Join Dr. Hamish Campbell for a closer look at the world through a video microscope. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16

8pm-9.15pm: Te Mana. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. For more info and to book, phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Friday 17

12 noon-1.15pm & 8pm-9.15pm: Te Mana. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. For more info and to book, phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 18

1pm-2pm: Vocal Accord. Roaming Te Papa. Free entry. 12 noon-1pm: HMNZS Olphert 75th Anniversary Naval Parade. The Royal New Zealand Volunteer Naval Reserve commemorates the 75th anniversary of the HMNZS Olphert with a naval review presided over by Mayor Kerry Prendergast. Te Papa Plaza, Level 1. Free entry. 1pm-2.15pm & 8pm-9.15pm: Te Mana. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. For more info and to book, phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Sunday 19

12 noon: Rangoli Art by Abhay Gadkari. One of India's top Rangoli artists demonstrates how he creates elaborate designs and images using coloured powders. Part of the Asia 2000 Diwali Festival of Lights. Courtesy of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 12 noon-1pm: Panchnaad. From India's holy city of Varanasi, this music ensemble has performed in jazz and folk festivals around the world. Part of the Asia 2000 Diwali Festival of Lights. Courtesy of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-4pm: Polynesian Poetry and Song. Featuring Albert Wendt from Samoa, Teresia Teaiwa from Kiribati, Te Kupu and J.C. Sturm from Aotearoa, Vaine Wichman, Jean Mason, and Alistair Te Ariki Campbell from the Cook Islands. Part of the Wellington International Poetry Festival. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 6.30pm-7.45pm: Te Mana. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply. For more info and to book, phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Monday 20

Asia 2000 Diwali Festival of Lights - Film Screenings Episodes from Surabi, one of India's most popular television documentary series. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 10am-11am: Surabi - Episode 136. Featuring Diwali, an oil lamps collector, mirror place, and a woman flautist. Surabi - Episode 194. Featuring flavours and fragrance, rock paintings, dance gestures, and masks. 11.30am-12.30pm: Surabi - Episode 95. A special animal episode featuring a bullock cart race, a tortoise man, Periyar sanctuary, and Vishnupur terracotta temples. Surabi - Episode 52. Featuring the Darrs of Ladakh, artiste Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, traditional hand made ice-cream, and the history of Mysore paintings. 1pm-2pm: Surabi - Episode 136. Featuring Diwali, an oil lamps collector, mirror place, and a woman flautist. Surabi - Episode 194. Featuring flavours and fragrance, rock paintings, dance gestures, and masks.

Tuesday 21

Asia 2000 Diwali Festival of Lights - Film Screenings Episodes from Surabi, one of India's most popular television documentary series. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 10am-11am: Surabi - Episode 95. A special animal episode featuring a bullock cart race, a tortoise man, Periyar sanctuary, and Vishnupur terracotta temples. Surabi - Episode 52. Featuring the Darrs of Ladakh, artiste Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, traditional hand made ice-cream, and the history of Mysore paintings. 11.30am-12.30pm: Surabi - Episode 136. Featuring Diwali, an oil lamps collector, mirror place, and a woman flautist. Surabi - Episode 194. Featuring flavours and fragrance, rock paintings, dance gestures, and masks. 1pm-2pm: Surabi - Episode 95. A special animal episode featuring a bullock cart race, a tortoise man, Periyar sanctuary, and Vishnupur terracotta temples. Surabi - Episode 52. Featuring the Darrs of Ladakh, artiste Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, traditional hand made ice-cream, and the history of Mysore paintings.

Wednesday 22

Ngä Toko Rima | Contemporary clayworks exhibition opens!

Thursday 23

6pm-7pm: Nga Toko Rima / Contemporary clayworks lecture. Renowned clay artist Manos Nathan speaks about his work. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 7pm-8pm: 'Staging the Future'. Inspiration for the future development of the excellent theatre in the 21st century. Australian Director Wesley Enoch (The Seven Stages of Grieving), and acclaimed fellow playwright, Hannie Rayson, are joined by guest artists from the symposium, 'Staging the Future', to discuss the future development of Australasian theatre. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 25

12 noon-12.45pm: Zappo The Magician. Hey kids! Join Zappo for magical fun. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: Avaiki Turamanui Cook Island Dance Troupe. Exciting traditional dance and song. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Snow White. Performed by young dancers from Anita's Dance Academy. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 26

Children's Day 2003 Celebration NatureSpace, Level 2. The Vision of Children's Day is to see children celebrated, nurtured and treasured by all. This year the focus is on the key messages of listening and talking plus the chance to learn more about our native bat, the Pekapeka.

10am-11am Make a Children's Day badge. Cost $2.

11am-12 noon Come and meet our special guest from Wellington Zoo - a live fruit bat and have your face painted. Free entry.

12 noon-1pm Hey Kids! Hear bat tales with our storyteller and then make a bat finger puppet! $2.

1pm-2pm Get your bat gear on and pose for the camera! Dress-ups and photo opportunity - photos cost $2.50.

Create your own batmask. $2

Enter the Children's Day colouring competition. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Kids! Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall? Velcro suited Human fly experience! Free entry.

2pm-3pm Meet our furry friend from Wellington Zoo - a live fruit bat and have your face painted. Free entry.

Get your bat gear on and pose for the camera! Dress-ups and photo opportunity - photos cost $2.50.

3pm-4pm Kids! Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall? Velcro suited Human Fly experience! Free entry.

Create your own batmask. $2

Enter the Children's Day colouring competition. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

4pm-5pm Games and Prizes!!! Free entry.

All Day Colouring Competition! Go in the draw to win a Treasure Store prize voucher. Prizes for children who come dressed up as a Super Hero.

Monday 27 - Labour Day

12 noon-2pm: Brent Harpur Cartoonist. Watch and be amazed as Brent Harpur, cartoonist and caricaturist, demonstrates his art. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Captain Fearless Fickletummy. Hey kids! Join the Captain's crew and sail with him on his adventures. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

- Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Phone 04 381 7000 Fax 04 381 7070 mail@tepapa.govt.nz http://www.tepapa.govt.nz


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