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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions AUGUST 2004

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions Freelistings information AUGUST 2004

We fought fashion and lost: WORLD 1989 -2005 27 August – 7 November An exhibition presenting a selection of fabulous and quirky, creative yet sometimes bizarre garments from the undisputed leaders of avant garde fashion in New Zealand – WORLD. Timed to coincide with the Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2004. Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery West and other locations throughout the Museum.
Fashion on Wheels: The New Zealand Gown of the Year 27 August – 7 November The Gown of the Year was a fairytale fashion extravaganza that wowed the country from 1958 to 1964. This exhibition features gowns from this premiere competition, including some of the top designers of the era, such as Kevin Berkahn, Rosemarie Muller, Babs Radon, Michael Mattar and Malcolm Harrison. Timed to coincide with the Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2004. Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.
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: – 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 classical influences. Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.
John Edgar: Calculus 7 May – 8 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.
Unseen Worlds – Lecture Series 4, 11, 18 August A three-part evening lecture series combining the scientific and academic expertise of The University of Auckland and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Wednesday 4 August, 7.30pm Seeing Mars from the Ground: the Search for Ancient Water and Life Kathy Campbell, PhD, Geology Department, The University of Auckland

Wednesday 11 August, 7.30pm New Zealand Deep Ocean Topography and Biodiversity Malcolm Clark, PhD, NIWA, Wellington

Wednesday 18 August, 7.30pm A New View of the Heart - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alistair Young, MSc, PhD, Department of Anatomy with Radiology, The University of Auckland Adults - $35 for the series or $15 per lecture. Concessions and members - $30/$12.

To register phone 09 373 7599 ext 87831.

Manaia Room.
Collecting NZ Ceramics Saturday 7 August An illustrated talk on collecting New Zealand ceramics with John Perry. Standard Museum donation entry.

Education Room, 1pm.
Time in Motion – People’s Voice Sunday 29 August The New Zealand Film Archive looks at protest rallies and people’s movements. Standard Museum donation entry.

Manaia Room, 3pm.


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