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Te Papa's July Exhibitions And Events Update

Te Papa's July Exhibitions And Events Update

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for July 2004

July highlights @Te Papa

Kia Ora! Welcome to Te Papa, New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum. A visit to Te Papa is the perfect thing for a winter's day. If everyone's getting cabin fever at home, come along to Te Papa for a dose of Antarctic fever instead! The dramatic Antarctic Heroes exhibition continues along with free documentary screenings about the icy continent, lectures by people who have worked in or been inspired by the Antarctic, and the chance to meet real Siberian Huskies. There's also heaps of freezing fun to be had for kids these school holidays. The Discovery Centre Inspiration Station becomes 'Inspiration Base' - the headquarters for lots of polar activities related to the Antarctic Heroes exhibition. Listen to icy snow stories with Dick Weir and take part in a variety of creative Antarctic activities including making a model sled, constructing a Race to the Pole game, and creating a penguin sock puppet. And kids - be sure to enter The Dominion Post's competition to win a trip to the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch for you and your family! It's Wellington Film Festival time! Got your programme? Te Papa's Soundings Theatre is the venue for a raft of great films from mid month. There are plenty of other exciting things going at Te Papa this month, too. Come and watch one of Indonesia's most renowned traditional puppeteers, or celebrate the Whitireia Writing Programme's tenth birthday with its graduates. To find out more about these events, and all the others at Te Papa this month, read on ......

EVENTS:

Saturday 3

1.30pm-2.30pm: Judy Darragh Floortalk Hear artist Judy Darragh speak about her work. Meet by the floortalk poster at the entrance to The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Sunday 4

1pm-2pm: Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Husky dogs! See real working dogs harnessed to a wooden sled. Dog handlers Michael Plant and Peter McLaughlan will be on hand with Trinity, Tonka, Skylah, Khazahn and Tuscon to talk about their dogs, demonstrate equipment and answer questions about the dogs and their lives in the snow. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 5

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: 'Emperors Of Antarctica' documentary screening. (All ages.) A TVNZ camera crew battle against the Antarctic winter to gain spectacular footage and tell the enthralling story of this southernmost and smallest colony of Emperor penguins. Footage courtesy of Natural History New Zealand Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make an Antarctic animal mask. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. Plus, come to 'Inspiration Base' and enter the Dominion Post competition to win a family trip to the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. Until 18 July. Inspiration Station, Level 4.

Tuesday 6

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Antarctic Heroes stories. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make a sled. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 6pm-7pm: Deep Sea exploration lecture by Dr Sylvia Earle. Dr. Sylvia Earle is a top American oceanographer who has lead deep-sea exploration and made the world's deepest solo dive strapped to the front of a small submersible. She has followed the great sperm whales from Hawaii to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Bermuda and Alaska. Presented by Department of Conservation in association with the US Embassy. Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Free entry.

Wednesday 7

11.30am-12 noon & 1pm-1.30pm: Storytelling with Dick Weir. Hear tales of winter, ice and snow. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 12 noon-1pm: Icebird - Adelie Penguins in Antarctica' documentary screening. (All ages.) Watch the Adelies overcome jealous neighbours, savage predators, chilling blizzards, and a heat wave of four degrees above freezing. Footage courtesy of Natural History New Zealand Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: 'Antarctica-Under The Ice' documentary screening. (All ages.) Below the wind-swept coastal ice of the Antarctic are bizarre sea creatures, rarely seen by the human eye. Footage courtesy of Natural History New Zealand Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 8

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Antarctic Heroes stories. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make a snowflake card. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 6pm-7.15pm: Te Papa Winter Lecture Series: Antarctic Adventures - Surveying Stories. Hear Antarctic anecdotes from surveyors and scientists Wendy Shaw, Dr Merrin Pearse, Dr Don Grant, and Graeme Blick. They will talk about working in the Antarctic environment, on an active volcano, locating the geographic South Pole, the perils of brushing your teeth with a frozen toothbrush, and more! Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 9

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm & 2.30pm-3pm: Whanganui Iwi Taumarunui High School Kapa Haka Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 1pm-2.15pm: The NZ Youth Jazz Orchestra and the NZ High Schools Jazz Orchestra. .Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make a snowy picture. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 8.15pm-10pm: "Say Cheese"- Mark Lottering Live. Marc Lottering, one of South Africa's leading comedians has been eliciting roars of laughter with his latest show "Say Cheese". The show earned Lottering the prestigious South African Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award for Best Performance in Comedy in 2004. Lottering visits New Zealand as South Africans around the world mark the 10th anniversary of democracy in South Africa. "Say Cheese" is not suitable for children. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Book at Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 10

1pm-1.30pm & 2.30pm-3pm: Whanganui Iwi Taumarunui High School Kapa Haka Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 11

12.30pm-1pm & 2.30pm-3pm: Whanganui Iwi kapa haka - Ngakau O Te Awa (Cullinane College). The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-2.30pm: Discovery talk: Deep-sea adventure. Hey Kids! Hear adventurer Dr Cornel de Ronde talk about his travels in a submarine to the ocean's darkest depths! NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry. 3pm-4pm: Aainaa Muslim Series: Food. In conjunction with the Aainaa Exhibition the Indian Muslim community share favourite recipes and cooking tips. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 12

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 12.30pm-1pm & 2.30pm-3pm: Whanganui Iwi - Ngakau O Te Awa [Cullinane College] Kapa Haka Group. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-2pm: 'Iceberg, The Crystal Ocean' documentary screening. (All ages.) Every year, a night that will last for six months envelops Antarctica, and the surface of the sea around it turns to ice, trapping everything in its path. Discover Antarctica's annual cycle of freeze and thaw in this stunning Emmy award-winning documentary. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make a snowman. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Tuesday 13

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Antarctic Heroes stories. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make a 'Race to the Pole' game. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Wednesday 14

11.30am-12 noon & 1pm-1.30pm: Storytelling with Dick Weir. Hear tales of winter, ice and snow. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 12 noon-1pm: 'Antarctica-Under The Ice' documentary screening. (All ages.) Below the wind-swept coastal ice of the Antarctic are bizarre sea creatures, rarely seen by the human eye. Footage courtesy of Natural History New Zealand Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: 'Emperors Of Antarctica' documentary screening. (All ages.) A TVNZ camera crew battle against the Antarctic winter to gain spectacular footage and tell the enthralling story of this southernmost and smallest colony of Emperor penguins. Footage courtesy of Natural History New Zealand Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 15

12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.30pm: Antarctic Heroes stories. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make an Antarctic animal mobile. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 6pm-7.15pm: Te Papa Winter Lecture Series: Antarctic Adventures -Antarctic art. Join 1998 Antarctic Arts Fellow Margaret Elliot as she shows how her paintings have been influenced by the stark Antarctic landscape. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 16

Telecom 33rd Wellington Film Festival starts! 11am-12 noon: Make a snowman. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 12 noon-12.30pm: Pack-a-pack interactive survival activity. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry. 1pm-1.50pm: Kelburn Normal School Choir 'Replika'. Signs of a Nation, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Make an Antarctic badge. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Saturday 17

11am-12 noon: Make an Antarctic sledge flag. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2. 1pm-2pm: 'Y We Dance'. A performance by children from the Wanganui YMCA. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry

Sunday 18

2pm-2.50pm: Whitireia Word Weavers. Graduates of the Whitireia Writing Programme present a stunning performance to celebrate 10 years of the Whitireia Writing Programme. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 24

1pm-2pm: Korean shaman ritual kut. The Mansudaet'ak Preservation Group from the Republic of Korea will present a theatrical kut. This religious preforming art tradition includes music, dance, trance, comical interludes and acrobatics, all designed to bring peace to unhappy spirits. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 25

12 noon-2pm: Wayang Kulit (shadow puppetry). Joko Susilo, an 8th-generation dhalang (traditional Indonesian puppeteer) presents a highly sophisticated show aimed at both an adult and children audience. Accompanied by the Victoria University Gamelan Padhang Moncar. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 31

1pm-2pm: Albatross Quartet.

A professional string quartet playing a selection ranging from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2pm-3pm: Discovery Hour: Lei. Hey Kids! Learn about Lei with Te Papa's Pacific Curator Kolokesa Mahina. Then make your own lolly lei! PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Free entry.

SHORT-TERM EXHIBITIONS:

Antarctic Heroes: The race to the South Pole

The South Pole was a magnet for a generation of Antarctic explorers in the early twentieth century. This exhibition tells the compelling stories of Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton, of the epic and tragic race to reach the Pole, and the ill-fated Endurance expedition. Discover what led these men to face the dangers of a savage environment, what drove their heroic feats, and what inspired their extraordinary endurance in the face of both triumph and disaster. Until 26 October 2004. Adult $6.50, child (4-14 years) $4.00. Up to two children gain free admission if accompanied by an adult. Antarctic Heroes is based on the exhibition South: the race to the Pole at the National Maritime Museum, London.

Judy Darragh: So... You Made It?

Developed by Te Papa in collaboration with Judy Darragh, this exhibition showcases over sixty works from the last eighteen years. It reviews the history of Darragh's practice, while the inclusion of a brand-new body of work foregrounds her status as an artist of today. Until 29 August 2004. Free entry.

John Kinder's New Zealand

A major art exhibition of watercolours and photographs by the renowned nineteenth-century artist John Kinder. Until 29 August 2004. Free entry.

Wild Design: A fresh look at nature

Enjoy a visual feast of photographs, objects, and artworks that bring you up close to design in the natural world. Until late 2005. Free entry.

Te Awa Tupua: The Whanganui Iwi Exhibition

In partnership with Te Papa, Whanganui iwi present stories and taonga from their unique Whanganui river culture, from Te Kähui Maunga (the mountain clan) to Tangaroa (the sea). The exhibition's central theme is contained in the whakatauakï (proverb), 'E rere kau mai te awa nui mai Te Kähui Maunga ki Tangaroa, ko au te awa ko te awa ko au.' (The great river flows from the mountain clan to Tangaroa, I am the river; the river is me). Until May 2006. 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 19 September 2004. Free entry.

This service provides up to the minute information on our new exhibitions, events, and other news, as well as a monthly summary of what is currently on.

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


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