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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions
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JULY 2004

Unseen Worlds – New Dimensions

2 July – 3 October

The art of science is unveiled in this exhibition of magnified images from our usually unseen world.

Unseen Worlds explores the shared ground between art and science by examining the world at a microscopic level. It is designed to give New Zealanders an opportunity to see some of the amazing images scientists create in the course of their everyday work.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Special Exhibition Hall 1.

Jane Ussher: Portraits of Our Time

5 July – 3 September

An exhibition of stunning portraits from Listener photographer, Jane Ussher, featuring some of our most famous local faces.

Included in the exhibition are stunning large-scale images of Sir Edmund Hillary, Janet Frame, Hone Tuwhare, Helen Clark, Dr Allen Curnow, David Lange, Sir Robert Muldoon, Sir Toss Woollaston, Ces Blazey, Russell Crowe, Paul Holmes, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn and Colin Meads.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Pictorial Gallery.

Peter Stichbury: Domestic potter – a survey of a pioneer New Zealand studio potter

28 May – 8 August

An exhibition to mark potter Peter Stichbury’s 80th birthday.

The exhibition features work from the major periods in his career from the early days of learning and teaching in Auckland, to his travel to Britain and Higeria to work under the two greats of the British studio pottery movement, Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew, and finally to his consolidation as a domestic potter in Auckland.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery West.

Titian Studio Ware – the Ceramic Art of Cameron Brown

28 May – 8 August

An exhibition presenting a collection of Titian’s slip-cast ceramics from the 1950s and ‘60s, and exploring the themes of pop ceramics, kiwiana kitsch and New Zealand’s neo-classical influences.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.

John Edgar: Calculus

7 May – 27 August

A series of exquisite abstract miniatures reflecting the artist’s two decades of work with greywacke stone.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Central.


Music in the Museum

Sunday 4 July

Harpist Yi Jin and trombonist Peter Maunder, both members of the NZSO, perform a selection of Welsh pieces, Mozart variations and original compositions.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Manaia Room, 3.30pm.

The Story Behind Titian Studio

Sunday 11 July

Cameron Brown II and curator, Mary Morrison,

discuss the work of Titian studio and the collection on display in the temporary exhibition, Titian Studio Ware – the Ceramic Art of Cameron Brown.

Standard Museum

donation entry.

Education Room, 1pm.

Atamira Dance Collective Performances

Saturday 17 July

As part of our Matariki celebrations, the Atamira Dance Collective perform powerful and unique
contemporary dance movements. Maori Gallery, 3pm and the Manaia Room, 4pm with a short film screening, ‘Whakaruruhau’ in the Manaia Room at 3.30pm.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Maori Gallery, 3pm and Manaia Room, 4pm.

Film screening in the Manaia Room, 3.30pm.

Mansu Taetak Kut: Korean Shaman Public Lecture

Tuesday 20 July

Professor Boudewijn Walraven, Korean Shaman song and ritual expert, on contact between the human world and the world of spirits and gods.

Members free, others gold coin donation.

Manaia Room, 6pm.

Music in the Museum – Evening Performance

Wednesday 21 July

An evening of late Eighteenth Century classical music for Piano and Cello... played on period instruments.
Bringing together the talents of the well-known local cellist Polly Sussex, with David Ward, a pianist of international repute and Professor of Music from the Royal College of Music.

Programme includes Mozart, Beethoven, Wolfl, and Liebman.

Entry - $5 (includes light refreshments and programme)

Manaia Room, 7.30pm.

Mansu Taetak Kut: Korean Shaman Performance

Thursday 22 July

A performance of Korean Shaman ritual from the Mansudaet’ak Preservation Group. Please bring a cushion.

Gold coin donation entry.

Museum Foyer, 7.30pm.

Peter Stichbury – Gallery Tour

Saturday 24 July

Justine Olsen, curator of Peter Stichbury – A Survey of a Pioneer New Zealand Studio Potter, takes visitors on a tour of the exhibition.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery West, 11am.

Time in Motion - Film on Film

Sunday 25 July

An historic film from the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive looking at film and cinema.

Manaia Room, 3pm.

Collector’s Favourites – an Open Discussion on Titian Ceramics

Sunday 31 July

Mary Morrison, curator of Titian Studio Ware – the Ceramic Art of Cameron Brown, leads a tour and discussion of the exhibition.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East, 11am.

July School Holidays: 3 July – 18 July

School’s out! And whether or not it’s raining outside, Auckland Museum is the place to be for fun activities these school holidays!

Come and see our special exhibition, Unseen Worlds: New Dimensions during the July school holidays and you can check out our specially created lab space and explore unseen worlds through our microscopes. You can also take part in our Fossil Discovery workshops and our larger than life trail around the Museum!

Take part in our special workshops surrounding the exhibition John Edgar: Calculus. Take a look at the stones in this unique exhibition, and the stones we have in our permanent collections. With help from the exhibition artist, John Edgar.

10-Minute Activities
Indulge your creativity with some cool art and crafts. Suitable for all ages. No bookings required, just pop into the Discovery Centres every day of the holidays. All activities cost $2 ($1 for Dinomites), and run from 10am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 3pm.

Mondays and Fridays
Morning: Pet Rocks (in correlation with the John Edgar – Calculus exhibition)
Afternoon: Rainbow Fish (in correlation with the Unseen Worlds exhibition)

Tuesdays and Saturdays
Morning: Spin and Spiral Art
Afternoon: Furry Animal Cards

Morning and afternoon: Badge-making (in correlation with the Unseen Worlds exhibition)

Thursdays and Sundays
Morning: Shell Bracelets
Afternoon: Jiggly Jellyfish (in correlation with the Unseen Worlds exhibition)


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