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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions Freelistings

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions Freelistings information JANUARY 2004

Event/ Exhibition Dates Description Location /Time

The Puppet Show 26 December – 8 February A fun, family based show exploring the art and magic of puppetry, from the traditional satire of Punch and Judy, to the wit and whimsy of shadow puppetry. Live performances every day. (details below) Special Exhibition Hall 1.

Frank Carpay at Crown Lynn and Beyond Until 18 January An exhibition exploring the work of Crown Lynn ceramic artist, Frank Carpay. Inspired by Picasso, Matisse and Braque, Carpay fused Continental modernism with Pacific pattern to produce unique designs on a variety of media. From drawings and ceramics, to textiles and photography and quirky hand-printed garments. Decorative Arts Gallery. Standard Museum donation entry.

Pompallier Te Hokinga Mai – The Journey Home Until 18 January Photography following the journey home to New Zealand of the remains of Bishop Pompallier. Accompanied by Pompallier’s traveling altar, throne and desk, his ring, cross, bible and cope. Decorative Arts Gallery. Standard Museum donation entry.


Living Treasures Day – Treasures of Tibet Sunday 18 January As part of the Festival of Tibet, Auckland Museum will be holding a special themed event day featuring visiting Tibetan artist Karma Phuntsok and musician Tenzin Choegyal. All day. Standard Museum donation entry.

Music in the Museum - Ionosphere Sunday 11 January A fusion of jazz, tribal drums and didgeridoo. 3pm. Ocean’s Gallery. Standard Museum donation entry.

The Puppet Show – Performance Schedule 26 December – 8 February 2004


The Blue Shoe Show by Rose Beauchamp 27 and 28 December at 3pm

BJ the Ventriloquist 28 December at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15pm 5,8,11,13,15, 17, 20, 22 January at 11am, 1pm, 3pm 24 January at 11.45am, 1.45pm, 3.45pm

The Adventures of the Three Little Pigs 29, 30, 31 December at 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm 2, 3 January at 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Oly Puppets Suitcase Extravaganza 4 January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm 6 January at 2pm and 3.15pm 18 January at 11.45pm, 1.45pm and 3.45pm 25 January 11am, 1pm and 3pm 1 February at 11.45am, 1pm and 3pm

The Sausage King with Jonathon Acorn 5 January at 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm 9, 12, 16, 19 January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm 23 January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm 26 January at 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm

Puppetual E.motions with Jonathon Acorn 6 January at 11.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm 13 January at 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm 20 January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Marionette Puppetry for Kids with John Rew 7, 10, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26 January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Punch and Judy with Zero 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 21, 23, 25 January at 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm 31 January at 10.30am, 11.45am and 1.15pm

Puppet Power with Anne Forbes 31 January and 1 February at 11am and 2pm


Make your own puppet at one of our Discovery Centre workshops. All 10-minute activities cost $2 or $1 for Dinomite members, and are on from 10am – 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3.00pm in the Children’s Discovery Centres

Animal Finger Puppets 26 December and 2, 9, 16 and 23 January

Snake Puppets 28, 31 December and 4, 11, 14, 18, 21 and 25 January

Dancing Dragons and Butterfly Finger Puppets 29 December and 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 and 26 January with an extra session of Dancing Dragons on 1 February

Incy Wincy Spider Puppets 27, 30 December and 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 January


Learn the art of puppetry and craft your own theatre with our Puppet Show performers. All workshops cost $25 per child or $20 for Dinomite members.

Oly Smart’s Object Theatre 8 and 15 January 2pm – 4pm 19 January 10 – 12noon

Marionettes with John Rew 9, 12 and 16 January 10am – 11.30am and 1pm – 2.30pm

Shadow Puppets with Katie Parker 17, 18, 22, 24, 26 and 31 January 10am – 11.30am and 1pm – 2.30pm


Ancient Japanese and Maori Puppetry with Rose Beauchamp 27 December 1pm

Maori Puppetry with Bernard Makoare 28 December 1pm

Anne Forbes Floor Talk 31 January 3pm

Greer Twiss Floor Talk 8 February 3pm


Puppet Show Finale and Forum 7 and 8 February Meet all the contributing puppeteers, see them perform and hear a panel discussion on puppets as interpretive tools within a museum environment.

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