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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events Feb-Mar 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY Issue date: 26 January 2004 Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events February 2004 to March 2004

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.

FEBRUARY 2004

Dunedin Centre

Billy Connolly - Too Old to Die Young Tour Billy Connolly is to conduct an unprecedented 14-centre concert tour of New Zealand. The tour is in conjunction with the filming of "The Billy Connolly world tour of New Zealand", the fourth of his extremely popular international television series. 2 February 2004, 8.00pm Dunedin Town Hall

Southern Sinfonia - "Timeless Land" - A Waitangi Day Special The world premiere performance of a very special new multi art form work, showcasing the very best of Otago's art and artists: Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner, Owen Marshall, Anthony Ritchie and NHNZ (Natural History New Zealand). The work consists of new orchestral music composed by Anthony Ritchie performed by the Southern Sinfonia with soprano soloist Deborah Wai Kapohe, along with the screening of Grahame Sydney's paintings and specially compiled film by NHNZ. Brian Turner and Owen Marshall will read from their writings and all will be under the baton of Southland-born conductor Ken Young. The programme opens with a welcome by Ngai Tahu. Deborah Wai Kapohe and Richard Nunns perform the premiere of an autobiographical work Kapohe has written specially for this performance, which is based on her life as an urban Maori. Also featured in the first half will be 'Symphony No. 2' by Douglas Lilburn whom many regard as the father of New Zealand orchestral music and his second symphony as a masterpiece. This will be preceded by a short work entitled 'Other Echoes", which was composed for the millennium with the passing of time depicted by a bell tolling 100 times. The celebrations are a veritable feast of New Zealand arts and a unique event not to be missed. 6 February 2004, 8.00pm Dunedin Town Hall Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Wrightson - Musical Muster The NZSO's Chamber Orchestra Tour sponsored by Wrightson goes country this year. The NZSO performs music to delight and surprise by one of the great revolutionaries of classical music, Joseph Haydn, perfectly complemented by a Mozart piano concerto with leading Australian conductor and keyboard interpreter - Geoffrey Lancaster. The programme includes Mozart's Piano Concerto in A, K414 and three works by Haydn: 'Symphony No. 26 "Lamentatione', Piano Concerto in D', and Symphony No. 48 'Maria Theresa'. The day will include small groups of musicians visiting schools and holding master classes while in Dunedin. Glenroy Auditorium 16 February 2004, 8.00pm Contact for enquiries: Hannah Evans, phone (04) 801 3833

Dunedin Centre, Moray Place, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Arc Café - As Seen On TV Finally back in the South Island, Arc Café presents the "As Seen On TV" tour starring the ironic stand-up genius of Comedy Guild Award-winners Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court. 5 - 6 February 2004, 8:30pm Arc Café, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Emmanuelle Gomez, phone (03) 474 1135

Waitangi Day Concert Dunedin celebrates Waitangi Day with a full programme of Maori and Tauiwi performing artists featuring a broad range of local talent and skills. Live performances includes hip-hop, reggae, poetry, break-dance, R&B, soul and funk, and traditional and contemporary Maori and Pacific sounds. The day's celebrations include markets of food and wares for this family oriented day.

6 February 2004, 10.00am The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Marcia Cassidy, phone (03) 474 5601

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre Open Day The Otago Theatre Trust is conducting tours of the beautiful Regent Theatre, as part of Dunedin's festival celebrations in February. The public are invited to visit all the areas and features that are never normally seen; from the latest computerised lighting boards to projection room and learn how theatre technicians stow the giant cinema screening during live performances. This is also a special opportunity to experience preparations for the 24th anniversary of the Regent's 24 Hour Book Sale in May. 7 February 2004, 10.00am

Hayley Westenra - "Pure" >From busking in the streets of Christchurch to recording her first New Zealand quadruple platinum album only two years ago to International Stardom with her debut international album Pure, Hayley has climbed the ladder quickly. Pure has been a stunning success for Hayley already reaching four times platinum in New Zealand and breaking the record in the country for the number of weeks a NZ album has been #1 in the Top 50 Chart. The album has rocketed into the UK top 10 and has sold over quarter of a million copies there. Hayley has a gold album in Australia and has completed an extensive promotion in Japan and Asia and will tour USA in early 2004. A musical ensemble will accompany Hayley Westenra along with two specially selected Guest Artists. 16 February 2004, 8.00pm

Pam Ayers - Words, Wit & The Wonderbra - 25th Anniversary Tour Pam Ayers has been a professional writer, entertainer, comedienne, broadcaster and entertainer for over 25 years. In 1975 Pam first appeared on the television show Opportunity Knocks and since then her humorous poems have contributed immeasurably to the wider appeal today of all forms of poetry. The UK Arts Council's report on poetry, Rhyme and Reason (October 2000) identified Pam as being the fifth best-selling poet during the years 1998 & 1999, following Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Sylvia Plath. One of Pam's best-known poems, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth, was also voted into the Top Ten in a BBC poll to find The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems, and Pam was one of the few poets in the Top Ten who is still alive! Pam Ayres has toured New Zealand regularly since 1980. Recent newspaper reviewer states of he concert: "I have never laughed so delightedly. Her live stand-ups are a treat not to be missed. Sheer blissful comedy." 28 February 2004, 8.00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Large Art Cleveland Living Arts Centre features large scale works by Aaron Parkin, Anita de Soto, Claire Beynon, Danny Holland, Ernie Maluschnig, Gay Webb, James Robinson, Janet de Wagt, Jillian Porteous, Jo Robertson, Judith Lane Ewing, Kylie Duncan, Lindsay Crooks, Magnus Sinclair, Manu Berry, Mary Horn, Nigel Wilson, Pamela Brown, Pauline Bellamy, Peter Cleverly, Peter Gregory, Sam Foley, and Shaun Burdon. Runs Until 9 February 2004

Anne Smith and Julie Reece The Cleveland Living Arts Centre presents oil paintings by emerging artists Anne Smith and Julie Reece whose works depict floral and foliage studies and, seascapes. 9 - 19 February 2004

The Valentines Day Show An open invitation show gives Artists the chance to respond to the theme of Valentines Day. 11 - 20 February 2004

Fortune TheARTre Award This exhibition presents works that celebrate and reflect 30 years of theatre in Otago. The winning work will be used to promote the Fortune Theatre's 30th Anniversary year. 23 February - 5 March 2004

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, 1st floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Fortune Theatre - 30 anniversary season 1974-2004 proudly providing 30 years of excellent professional theatre for the Otago community. Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier "The baby was discovered in a waste paper basket with the umbilical cord knotted around its neck. The mother was found unconscious by the door to her room, suffering excessive loss of blood and brought to trail. Her case was assigned to me, Doctor Martha Livingstone, as court psychiatrist, to determine whether she was legally sane." So begins this remarkable play, Agnes of God, a psychological thriller of the highest order, which won the Tony Award for Best New Play on Broadway in 1982. At the centre, a young novice caught between two worlds. Is she a Saint or Sinner? It's up to one woman - the psychiatrist - to find out, and another woman - the Mother Superior - to engage her in a battle of will and faith she is not prepared for. Agnes of God is a murder mystery that touches the very soul. 13 February to 6 March 2004 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Blue Oyster Gallery

Graduate Show 2004 The Graduate Show 2004 is an exhibit that features a selection of work from the graduating class of 2003 from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art. Curated by the Blue Oyster Arts Trust, this is always an exciting start to the year offering audiences the first chance see the Gallery's newly renovated space. Runs Until 14 February 2004

High Street Project Swap Show High Street Project Swap Show features work from Christchurch artists curated by HSP Arts Trust and comes direct from its great success in Wellington's Enjoy Gallery. The show is the culmination of a cooperative series of exhibitions between three NZ contemporary project spaces. 17 February - 6 March 2004

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Calf and Quill, Scribe and Limner: Medieval Manuscripts from the Reed Collections Step back in time to a medieval world when books were rare, precious, beautifully written and crafted by hand. On exhibition are tenth-to-sixteenth-century illuminated and decorated vellum manuscripts from the Dunedin Public Library Reed Collections. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. 14 February to 9 May 2004

The Pre-Raphaelite Dream: Paintings and Drawings from the Tate Collection The exhibition consists of 70 works, including oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints and major masterpieces such as John Millais' Mariana, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpine and William Holman Hunt's The Awakening Conscience. This is the first exhibition Tate has offered to a New Zealand gallery and Dunedin is The Pre-Raphaelite Dream's only venue in the country. Sponsored by the National Business Review and supported by the Dunedin City Council and The Community Trust of Otago. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Runs Until 15 February 2004

Pre-Raphaelite Dunedin This exhibition of works of art, letters, books and manuscripts features material drawn from three Dunedin collections, the Alfred and Isabel Reed collections of the Dunedin Public Library, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Special Collections, University of Otago Library. Runs Until 15 February 2004

Every Day Miracles: The Art of Stanley Spencer Stanley Spencer was one of the most original British painters of his generation. Finding inspiration in his quiet village on the river Thames, Spencer drew on his familiar world to arrive at an art of epic grandeur. His paintings of love and lovers retain their power to shock even today. His vision of a vernacular Christianity also remains startling and profoundly moving. Every Day Miracles exhibition includes landscapes, cityscapes, flower paintings and portraits from New Zealand and Australian public and private collections and also key works from English public collections. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery exhibition partnership project. 28 February to 16 May 2004

Lionel Bawden: The Spring Tune The Dunedin Public Art Gallery's second visiting artist for 2003 is Sydney sculptor Lionel Bawden, whose signature material is the humble coloured pencil. The resulting shapes rise up like miniature landscapes and branch like coral. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artists Project, supported by Creative New Zealand. Runs Until to 29 February 2004

Truth's Mirror Witty and thought-provoking juxtapositions of treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's permanent collection. Curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of Department of Art History, University of Auckland. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. Ongoing Exhibition

Sara Hughes: Love Me Tender Sara Hughes, the 2003 Frances Hodgkins fellow at University of Otago, brings some colour and life to the gallery's Otago Daily Times Gallery with her distinctive variations on the Paisley patterns that Scottish settlers brought to Dunedin. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. Ongoing Exhibition

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Otago Settlers Museum

Fabulous Frocks! 19th Century Gowns from the Otago Settlers Museum Collection This fascinating display of 19th century wedding dresses, ball gowns and stylish street wear has been extended by popular demand. An Otago Settlers Museum exhibition. Runs Until 15 February 2004

Fellowship of Fire: Celebrating 125 Years of the United Fire Brigades' Association In the late 1970s members of the Dunedin Fire Brigade suggested the formation of a national organisation of fire fighters. The result was the establishment of the United Fire Brigades' Association of New Zealand. This exhibition of fire appliances, equipment, uniforms, trophies and photographs demonstrates the development of those colonial fire fighting forces into a modern fire service with a particular emphasis on one of the brigades at the forefront of that development - the Dunedin Fire Brigade. 21 February - 14 March 2004

Tootin' and Whistlin'- A Living Family History As part of a Master of Fine Arts project Robert Cloughley has dug back to his roots and uncovered a family history rich in musical and artistic pursuits. Focusing mainly on his father's mother's family, Rob has traced a family tradition of performing; composing and crafting musical instruments back to when members of his family first arrived in New Zealand in the 1860s. 28 February - 28 March 2004

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Globe Theatre - Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Brian Beresford Christmas parties can be the stuff of nightmares, especially in moments of sober recollection. Ayckbourn's three couples (together with their unseen other guests and dog) celebrate the occasion over three successive years during which time their changing social situations are mirrored by their party behaviour. While you might not want to have any of them as guests in your house, you will fall about laughing as you watch them on stage, comfortable in the knowledge that you could not possibly know anyone like them - or could you? 19 - 28 February 2004, (excluding 23 Feb) Globe Theatre, 104 London Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries; Rosemary Beresford, phone (03) 4797273 (day); (03) 478 0248 (evening) Contact for bookings: Globe Theatre Box Office, phone (03) 4773274

Arc Café - The Managers Reigning NZ monarchs of ska, Arc Café presents the fast, fun, up lifting and the songs have a quirky humour alongside a political consciousness, which is the very essence of The Managers 21 February 2004, 9.00pm Arc Café, 135 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Emmanuelle Gomez, phone (03) 474 1135

Otago Museum

Temple of Doom - Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru With a collection of around 200 very significant items from the Moche civilization, which occupied the north coast of Peru for almost 800 years from 50AD, Temple of Doom explores the mysteries of human sacrifice, power struggles, unimaginable treasures and supernatural deities in ancient Peru. Most of the items have been excavated from looted tombs in northern Peru, many of which are several thousand years old. Temple of Doom is toured by the Larco Museum with the support of the Peruvian National Institute of Culture. The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Community Trust of Otago and is indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Special Exhibitions Gallery, 28 February - 23 May2004

Guided Tours Take a 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tour and learn some inside knowledge about various aspects that the Museum has on offer and/or take a guided tour of 'Southern Land, Southern People' and gain a greater understanding, of the Southern region. 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tours are available at 11.30am and 'Southern Land, Southern People' guided tours are available at 3.30pm (and other times by prior arrangement). Ongoing Service - 11.30am and 3.30pm daily

Lunchtime Music A range of musicians will liven up the atrium with live performances each week. This is now a regular fixture but is subject to change according to function demands. Museum Foyer, Fridays and Saturdays between 12noon and 1.30pm

Discovery World Science Shows These excellent shows are now run by the Museum's Science Communicators. Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Communicator Presentations Each day, the Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating 15-minute presentations on objects or themes of particular interest from the Museum's galleries. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm Daily

Search Centre Otago Museum's Search Centre research facility provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to them. It will also be the first stop for the identification of items members of the public bring into the Museum, a service that annually attracts a huge number of objects or specimens. Well resourced, with swift new computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of new books, the Search Centre offers a variety of options for seeking further information. Set in a comfortable and relaxing environment the Search Centre is the perfect place in which to think, read, study, or research. Ongoing Service

Search Centre Weekend Presentations The Museum's Search Centre Communicators have developed a series of Search Centre Weekend Presentations designed to help familiarise people with the excellent resources provided by this facility. Each presentation runs for about 20 minutes and will be repeated for a month before the next presentation begins. Weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm

Ongoing Exhibitions The Museum's timbered Victorian gallery, the Animal Attic, houses an extensive collection of natural history specimens from around the world, re-displayed as they would have been in the late 1800s. A 'museum within a museum', this gallery is unique in New Zealand. Explore the Tangata Whenua Gallery with its impressive displays of Maori Cultural artefacts, including a stunning collection of Southern Maori material. The Pacific Culture Galleries display outstanding collections from Polynesia and Melanesia. People of the World has world archaeological treasures including ancient Greek pottery; a mummy and other fascinating artefacts from Ancient Egypt; a striking collection of swords; exquisite decorative arts from Asia and Europe and a superb array of costume and textiles. Walk the length of the giant Fin Whale in the Maritime Gallery, and then take in the intricate detail of a wealth of nautical artefacts. Come face to face with the extinct giant moa in the Extinction and Survival area and see one of the few complete moa eggs in the world.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Ryan Helliwell, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

MARCH 2004

Milford Galleries Dunedin - Overview - Abstraction and Still Life The third part of Overview is entitled Abstraction and Still Life. Artists include Reuben Paterson, Philip Trusttum, Mervyn Williams, Heather Straka, Jeff Thomson, Judy Millar, Emily Wolfe, Neil Fraser, John Parker, Elizabeth McClure and others. This exhilarating exhibition is a combination of abstract painting, glass and sculpture with that of still life. It demonstrates that while issues of abstraction concerning form, texture and pictorial function are fundamentally different than the traditional concerns of still life painting. If still life is removed from the conventional two-dimensional device of illusion and presented entirely three-dimensionally then a commonality of interests is as revealing as it is illuminating. Runs Until 2 March 2004 Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Diana Hennessy, phone (03) 477 7727

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Fortune Theatre Award This exhibition presents works that celebrate and reflect 30 years of theatre in Otago. Runs Until 5 March 2004, Monday-Friday

Dunedin Fashion Cleveland Living Arts Centre in association with Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Weekend 2004 presents an exhibition of designers favourite frocks and drawings from their past collections. 8 - 19 March 2004 Under the Skirts of Mt Erebus Dunedin Fashion Designer Fieke Newman created six 'frocks' and a series of photographs when on location as an Artist in Antarctica in 2003. Under the Skirts of Mt Erebus exhibition will be accompanied by a slide talk by the artist. In association with Antarctica New Zealand. 8 - 19 March 2004

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, 1st floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Fortune Theatre - 30 anniversary season 1974-2004 proudly providing 30 years of excellent professional theatre for the Otago community.

Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier "The baby was discovered in a waste paper basket with the umbilical cord knotted around its neck. The mother was found unconscious by the door to her room, suffering excessive loss of blood and brought to trail. Her case was assigned to me, Doctor Martha Livingstone, as court psychiatrist, to determine whether she was legally sane." So begins this remarkable play, Agnes of God, a psychological thriller of the highest order, which won the Tony Award for Best New Play on Broadway in 1982. At the centre, a young novice caught between two worlds. Is she a Saint or Sinner? It's up to one woman - the psychiatrist - to find out, and another woman - the Mother Superior - to engage her in a battle of will and faith she is not prepared for. Agnes of God is a murder mystery that touches the very soul. Runs Until 6 March 2004

Love Off the Shelf, book by Roger Hall, lyrics by A.K. Grant and music by Philip Norman As a part of our thirtieth anniversary celebrations the Fortune Theatre is proud to present a revival of one of Roger Hall's most popular shows - and a musical to boot. First premiered at The Fortune Theatre in 1986 and subsequently staged in Australia and the UK, Love off the Shelf parodies every cliché of the romantic novel genre. John and his assistant, Mary, are working on a project with great literary merit, but one that's hardly a money-spinner. They both dream of what it could be like to be famous and successful writers. To keep the wolf from the door, and possibly to exorcise some romantic demons of their own, both John and Mary, unbeknown to each other, request instructions from True Love Publishers on how to write and sell romantic fiction. The result is a hilarious musical journey where fact and fiction collide. 12 March - 10 April 2004

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: (media) Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695 or Box Office (03) 477 8323

Blue Oyster Gallery

High Street Project Swap Show High Street Project Swap Show comes direct from its great success in Wellington's Enjoy Gallery of Christchurch artists. Runs Until 6 March 2004

Ian Balch - Del suo fratello Ian Blach is the Glasgow-based Artists at Work resident of 2003 and returns to Dunedin with his installation, Del suo fratello. Balch's double video projection was created in response to, and is viewed in tandem with, J.S. Bach's Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo. This piece of music tells the story of a brother's trip away from his family, and Blach responds to the story in a study of materials and media. 9 - 27 March 2004

Joanna Langford Responding to the particularities of the Blue Oyster Gallery space, Langford continues along a line of enquiry that explores the alternation between a kinaesthetic and a visual experience, which every viewer of this art will encounter. Using low quality materials such as cardboard, cello tape and scrap wood, as well as light and various viewing apparatus, this artist creates her devices in a slapstick fashion that often belies their poetic and enchanting nature. 9 - 27 March 2004

Iain Cheesman - If this is your desire Using objects of desire and the advertising that accompanies such desire, Cheesman looks at shopping and our culture of want in terms of the big picture. He imagines Captain James Cook, staggering through the mall with King George's shopping list in one hand "Cook! Bring me lands and precious gems from mines..." Here we get a chance to view Cheesman's bags, small paintings that refuse to make walls their home, as they interact with his feet/shoes, part molten and alive, part sedentary in their petrifaction. 30 March - 17 April 2004

Belinda Grace Curran - Alice With a strong background in industrial tool making, machining and structural welding, this artist brings her interest in the tools that make the tools to this project. Alice is a machine, in the form of a generic insect that draws parallels between the mechanics of human and insect societies: the daily grind. Alice is about the individual¹s lack of power to affect the mass human psyche, and asks if society is formed by the patterns of the individual, where does the onus for change lie? 30 March - 17 April 2004

Blue Oyster Gallery, 137 High Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197

Regent Theatre

Royal NZ Ballet - The Meridian Energy Season of Saltarello Classical ballet gets a shake-up with an innovative programme of contemporary dance. Mysterious and sensual, Christopher Hampson's 'Saltarello' reveals a sharp, 21st century originality in perfect, classical technique. 'Abhisheka, Sanskrit for initiation', proves to be just that: a new work by Otautau-born Adrian Burnett set to John Psathas' meditative and moving score. Show-stopping in the truest sense, the Celebrated Soubrette is Javier De Frutos' tribute to Las Vegas nightlife. With soul-searching and sequins in equal measure, the work is informed by the gritty true-life stories of people working in the entertainment capital of the world. 9 March 2004, 7.30pm

Cirque Dreams Some theatrical phenomena reach, simply, beyond any single definition. They are not traditional musicals with characters or plots, nor are they ballets or operas. Cirque Dreams is such a show. It is simply a phenomenon. Since its debut as a casino theatre attraction in 1995, the production has enthralled millions of people around the world. Now it brings its magic to the theatre stages of New Zealand. 12 - 13 March 2004, 8.00pm

Once Were Warriors Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff's landmark New Zealand novel that became a must see film for people the world over, is about to face its most intriguing retelling - as a musical-drama. 16 - 19 March 2004, 7-30pm, and 19 March 1-00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Big Country: Australian Landscape from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection The Australian landscape is an imaginative property that artists have mapped in many different ways. Drawing on works from the Gallery collection by Arthur Streeton, Sydney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley and others, this exhibition surveys a variety of those reinventions. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. Runs Until 9 March 2004

Teresa Andrews: Dis-grace- A Performative Installation/video/performance Teresa Andrew uses performance to generate a 'live' space that contains installation and video works, records that are active objects. The live performing body, the videoed body and the body of the viewers participate in a performative experience, which negotiates time, space and the repetitive everyday practices of gestured movement and watching. 13 March - 2 May 2004

Smythe Collection - Characters: High and Low The Dunedin Public Art Gallery presents an exhibition of watercolours from the Gallery's Smythe Collection. Curated by Tony Green, formerly Head of the Department of Art History, University of Auckland. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. 13 March - 9 May 2004

Kay Rosen: Big Talk The walls talk in this exhibition of twelve large wall paintings by internationally renowned word artist Kay Rosen. Painted directly on to the walls of the gallery, Rosen's works combine the impact and immediacy of billboards with a subtle and often subversive sense of humour. This is the first time the work of this Gary Indiana-based artist has been seen in New Zealand. 13 March - 16 May 2004

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding: The Seventeenth Century and House II The Otago Polytechnic School of Art's latest artists in residence are David Haines and Joyce Hinterding from Australia. At the Dunedin Public Art Gallery they show two spectacular recent video works, in which extraordinary events engulf ordinary scenes. In The Seventeenth Century vast clouds of smoke threaten to overwhelm a night-time cityscape. And in House II, a deluge pours endlessly from a Pennsylvanian Neo-Gothic house. 13 March - 17 June 2004

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin Contact for enquires: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

ReFuel

Salmonella Dub, Cornerstone Roots, Sunshine Sound System Salmonella Dub blends a hybrid of roots reggae, low rolling dub bass lines with drum and bass breaks in a distinctly Pacific style. Cornerstone Roots are a five-piece conscious original reggae roots band from Raglan, with an ambitious attitude and a DIY approach Cornerstone Roots has been plugging away at the flax roots level getting their own unique brand of original reggae music out to the 'glo-cal' community. 10 March 2004, 8.00pm

The Black Seeds and Guests With a top-selling debut album and several years of successful New Zealand touring, Wellington-based band The Black Seeds has received nationwide recognition as one of the country's most exciting acts. A 10-piece live band, The Black Seeds produce a unique blend of funk, reggae, soul and dub that has set dance floors alight throughout Aotearoa and regularly sell-out shows and tours. The Band spent the winter months in their studio and in early February 2004 will release their long awaited second album, titled 'On The Sun'' supported by a nationwide album release tour in March. 26 March 2004, 8.00pm

ReFuel, Underground, University of Otago, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Scott Muir, phone 021 440 160

Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Weekend 2004 The Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Weekend 2004, Dunedin's premier annual fashion event, is to be held from 12 to 13 March. This year organisers celebrate Dunedin fashion with a range of retail shows, promotional events, seminars and workshops leading up to the Vodafone id Dunedin Fashion Show on the evening of Saturday 13 March 2004. The Show features ten labels from Dunedin's high profile and internationally respected fashion industry, along with a group section of three emerging designers. The selected established labels are Aduki, Akimbo, Carlson, Charmaine Reveley, BurtenShaw, FIEKE, Mild Red, Nom* D, Philippa Beaton and Toni Darling. The Show enters its fifth year building on the successes of past id Dunedin events, and will once again be held at the historic Dunedin Railway Station. The Show's website, www.id-dunedinfashion.com , is the place for news, views and updates celebrating the best of Dunedin fashion. 12 - 13 March 2004 Contact for enquiries: Publicist, Julie Howard, phone (03) 482 2169 Mobile (021) 472 752 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Centre - Southern Sinfonia - Last Night of the Proms Join in the fun and singing - get your face painted and wave a flag. A night of musical mayhem and fun! The Proms with a uniquely Otago flavour: the concert will highlight the musical talent of Dunedin with special focus on the University of Otago's singers and composers. This is also a night for the audience to let its hair down and join in the singing of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. 13 March 2004, 7.30pm Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Philippa Harris, phone (03) 477 5623 Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Milford Galleries - Geoffrey Notman - Coastal Fringe The essence of New Zealand's coastal lifestyle is captured in works by Geoffrey Notman's up-coming exhibition, Coastal Fringe. These familiar images evoke memories of lazy summers at the Bach, fish and chips on the beach, cruising the coast in old cars, and family board games in Granddad's caravan. Notman's works are a celebration of New Zealand-ness - the things that make us unique from the rest of the world. Using steadfast emblems of NZ, he reminds us how we value our land and lifestyle as well as how much we have changed. The essence of these places is not only physical, but also of spirit and memory. 13 March - 1 April 2004 Milford Galleries, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Diana Hennessy, phone (03) 477 8275

Otago Settlers Museum

Teresa Andrews: Dis-grace - A performative Installation/video/performance Teresa Andrew uses performance to generate a 'live' space that contains installation and video works, records that are active objects. The live performing body, the videoed body and the body of the viewers participate in a performative experience, which negotiates time, space and the repetitive everyday practices of gestured movement and watching. 13 March - 2 May 2004

New Rugby: Photographs by Stephen Rowe and Brett Whincup Photographers Stephen Rowe and Brett Whincup have been using their cameras to capture the essence of New Zealand's number one sport since 1999. The resulting body of work embodied in this exhibition gives an interesting focus on the sport - the teams, the traditions, the spectacle and the upheavals - from grass roots to the professional level. 6 March - 7 June 2004

Water Like Wine: A History of the Kaikorai Valley and Stream The Kaikorai stream defines Dunedin's western margins. Its catchment's is a border zone where town meets country and industry holds the middle ground. Water Like Wine is explores the places that flank the stream, from Halfway Bush and Wakari down the Valley to Burnside, Green Island and Fairfield. It features old established suburbs as well as more recent housing schemes like Brockville, Helensburgh and Kenmure. The exhibition also delves into the impact of human settlement on the Kaikorai Valley from the Maori explorers who first passed this way, through the historic concentration of industry, market gardening and mining, to contemporary efforts to rejuvenate the eco-system of the stream. Water Like Wine highlights one of Dunedin's more interesting edges, where history and nature come together. Runs Until 22 March 2004

Tootin' and Whistlin' A Living Family History As part of a Master of Fine Arts project Robert Cloughley has dug back to his roots and uncovered a family history rich in musical and artistic pursuits. Focusing mainly on his father's mother's family, Rob has traced a family tradition of performing; composing and crafting musical instruments back to when members of his family first arrived in New Zealand in the 1860s. Runs Until 28 March 2004

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Val-mai Shaw, phone (03) 474 2728

Taste Otago - Dunedin's Wine and Food Festival Taste Otago is the perfect opportunity to celebrate wine and food in a festival atmosphere. 2004 marks the 14th anniversary of the Festival, which reflects the popularity of an event of this type in Dunedin. Taste Otago caters for food and wine lovers and promises to be a unique event for all age groups. New management has taken over the organisation and management of this event; this exciting development will ensure Dunedin retains an annual wine and food festival of the highest quality. The Festival aims to be fresh, fun and vibrant, is for all ages, and focuses on people interested in the wine and food industry whether that be at an introductory or connoisseur level. 28 March 2004, 11.00am to 4.00pm Chingford Park, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Annemarie Mains, phone (03) 471 6477 or 021 999 329

Dunedin Centre - Michael Barrymore - "My Kind of Kiwi's" Tour A multi-talented, multi-award winner Michael Barrymore has spent 20 years at the top of the show business ladder entertaining millions around the world. After sell-out shows in NZ major cities earlier this year, Michael Barrymore has decided to embark on a tour that will take him to the Heartland and give fans who missed out last time a dose of his magic. 30 March 2004, 8.00pm Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin Contact for bookings: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Hocken Library - Digital Mosaics: Exhibition by Sara Hughes Frances Hodgkins Fellow 2003 Using a range of methods and materials to create large-scale painting and installations, Sara Hughes is spending her Frances Hodgkins Fellowship year in Dunedin researching textile history in the City. Her imagination has been captured by the story of the weavers from Paisley in Scotland who immigrated to Dunedin to form the settlement of Little Paisley in the south of the city. Sara has been working as an artist for ten years, and in previous exhibitions has reproduced fabric patterns on walls as a metaphor for how structure is applied in all aspects of human existence. Another interest is in the invisible digital transmission of images whereby complex codes of pattern reassemble images across the Internet pixel by pixel. Her practice is described as "painting" but not in the traditional paintbrush and easel sense. Through her use of new imagery and site specific locations she is suggesting that painting has entered a new era in the digital age, and it is the modern painter's task to address what painting is and how it can operate. Runs thru March Until 8 April 2004 Hocken Library, cnr Anzac Avenue & Parry Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Pennie Hunt, phone (03) 479 5648

Otago Museum - Temple of Doom - Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru With a collection of around 200 very significant items from the Moche civilization, which occupied the north coast of Peru for almost 800 years from 50AD, Temple of Doom explores the mysteries of human sacrifice, power struggles, unimaginable treasures and supernatural deities in ancient Peru. Most of the items have been excavated from looted tombs in northern Peru, many of which are several thousand years old. Temple of Doom is toured by the Larco Museum with the support of the Peruvian National Institute of Culture. The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Community Trust of Otago and is indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Special Exhibitions Gallery, Runs thru March Until 23 May Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Ryan Helliwell, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845

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