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Te Papa's August Exhibitions And Events Update

Te Papa's August Exhibitions And Events Update


August highlights @Te Papa

This month The NBR New Zealand Opera are coming to Te Papa for a day of free opera fun with lots of audience participation! Fiery Opera Divas at Te Papa includes a live singing lesson, opera favourites sung by the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, and if you're game, the opportunity to learn a song from Carmen. So come and join in!

August is your last chance to see two exciting art exhibitions, exploring two very different artists. Judy Darragh: So... You Made It? showcases the work of one of this country's most innovative contemporary artists, while John Kinder's New Zealand takes a close look at a renowned nineteenth-century photographer and watercolourist.

Mid month, art buffs will also be keen to join our panel of leading art curators, artists, and commentators for a lively discussion about the politics (or lack of it) in New Zealand art.

Weekends at Te Papa are always filled with fun activities for kids. Introduce the children to Conservation Week at Discovery Hour Conservation Celebration, where they'll learn to care for their own ti kouka (cabbage tree).

Antarctic Heroes: The race to the South Pole continues to be a popular exhibition, and this month there are some fascinating associated lectures.

EVENTS:

Sunday 1

11.30am-12.30pm: Children's stories in te reo Mäori with Hera Taute. Hear stories told in te reo Mäori as we celebrate Mäori Language Week. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Wednesday 4

12 noon-1pm: Gwent Youth Brass Band. Enjoy this magnificent brass band from Wales. For the last three years they have won the Open Section of the National Festival of Music for Youth in London. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 5

1pm-2pm: Chakra: an exploration through dance. Enjoy an inspiring exploration of life by the Mudra Dance Company featuring the battles and romances of Hindu gods and goddesses. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. To book for Thursday 5 August contact DANZ on (04) 801 9885. 6pm-7.15pm: Te Papa Winter Lecture Series: Antarctic Adventures - Penguin Adventures. Learn about marvellous penguins, the Emperor and Adelie, in this lecture with video footage by Dr Murray Potter, who has travelled extensively around Ross Island, Capes Bird, Royds, and Crozier, and on sea ice. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 6

8pm-10pm (with interval) Chakra: an exploration through dance. Enjoy an inspiring exploration of life by the Mudra Dance Company featuring the battles and romances of Hindu gods and goddesses. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. To book contact Ticketek on (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 7

1pm-1.40pm: Songs of the Morning. A lively entertainment of songs and stories composed aboard the S.Y. Morning, Captain Scott's relief ship, in the Antarctic in 1902. Performers include Peter Vere-Jones as narrator and baritone Roger Wilson, grandson of the composer, 3rd Officer Lieutenant Gerald Doorly. The lyrics of one of the songs were written by Sir Ernest Shackleton. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 8pm-10pm (with interval) Chakra: an exploration through dance. Enjoy an inspiring exploration of life by the Mudra Dance Company featuring the battles and romances of Hindu gods and goddesses. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. To book contact Ticketek on (04) 384 3840.

Sunday 8

1pm-1.40pm: Songs of the Morning. A lively entertainment of songs and stories composed aboard the S.Y. Morning, Captain Scott's relief ship, in the Antarctic in 1902. Performers include Peter Vere-Jones as narrator and baritone Roger Wilson, grandson of the composer, 3rd Officer Lieutenant Gerald Doorly. The lyrics of one of the songs were written by Sir Ernest Shackleton. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 4pm-6pm (with interval): Chakra: an exploration through dance. Enjoy an inspiring exploration of life by the Mudra Dance Company featuring the battles and romances of Hindu gods and goddesses. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. To book contact Ticketek on (04) 384 3840.

Thursday 12

6pm-7.15pm: Te Papa Winter Lecture Series: Antarctic Adventures - Mapping Antarctica - the Old versus the New. Two Antarctic surveyors swap stories. One used dog sleds and camped on the ice; the other had helicopters, satellites, and a warm base to call home. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 14

4pm - 5:30pm: Where is the politics in New Zealand Art? With Rob Garrett (chair), Gywn Porter, Sophie Jerram, and Heather Galbraith. Presented by Te Papa in association with City Galllery Wellington and Adam Art Gallery. A lively discussion on whether politics exists in contemporary New Zealand art. In our recent history, the political content in New Zealand art has centred on cultural politics. Is this what makes our art critically interesting and identifiable? Is there a genuine absence of political content in New Zealand art? If so, why? Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. Bookings essential. For further information or to register, please contact Robyn Walker ph 04 801 3096 or email robyn.walker@wcc.govt.nz

Sunday 15

1pm-2pm: 'Passionate Pastime' lecture by Roger Blackley. Two speakers in the panel discussion that inaugurated the John Kinder exhibition at Te Papa vehemently rejected the term 'amateur' in relation to Kinder and his art. Roger Blackley, Senior Lecturer in Art History, Victoria University of Wellington, disagrees, arguing that an understanding of Kinder's amateur status allows crucial insights into Kinder's work and its legacy. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 17

6pm - 8pm: 'Music on the Periphery: Originality from the Far Lands in the Eighteenth Century'. The Centre for Eighteenth-Century Music, Massey University, in association with Concert FM, presents the inaugural 'Haydn Lecture'. Professor Bertil van Boer, Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University, United States, is a leading expert in the field of eighteenth-century music and is the world authority on the extraordinary German composer Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792), who wrote his greatest works while in the service of Gustav III of Sweden. This lecture will be followed by a short concert of keyboard works by Kraus played by Emma Sayers and Richard Mapp. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 19

6pm-7.15pm: Te Papa Winter Lecture Series: Antarctic Adventures - Ross Sea Discoveries. Hear about what the scientists found in the first-ever detailed survey of parts of the Ross Sea and Balleny Islands, including new fish species. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 21

1pm - 2pm: Aainaa: Indian Coverings. A lecture and demonstration which highlights the diversity of clothing across the different parts of the Indian subcontinent. Presented by Kumud Navathe and team in support of the exhibition Aainaa - Reflections through Indian Weddings. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. 2.30pm-3.30pm: Judy Darragh:...Curator's walk through. Join Natasha Conland, Curator Visual Art and Culture Te Papa, for a guided walk through the Judy Darragh exhibition. Meet by the floortalk poster at the entrance to The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Sunday 22

12noon-3.15pm: The NBR New Zealand Opera presents Fiery Opera Divas at Te Papa! 12noon-1pm: Live Singing Lesson. Join in a live singing lesson with the PricewaterhouseCoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 1.30pm-2.30pm: Wanna- Be Divas, Step Up! Learn a song from Carmen ready to join in with the chorus in the afternoon concert. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry. 2.45pm-3.15pm: Grand Finale! Hear a rousing finale of opera favourites from the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 26

7pm-8.30pm: South: Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (UK 1919) See the incredible silent film that records Shackleton's 1914-16 attempt to cross the Antarctic. Live piano accompaniment is provided by Margaret Ogilvie. South is presented in partnership with the New Zealand Film Archive. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry. Print courtesy ScreenSound Australia, The National Screen and Sound Archive. Screening by kind permission of the British Film Institute.

Saturday 28

1pm-2pm: Flip Grater Solo. Hear passionate acoustic originals from singer-songwriter Flip Grater, who has recently supported Australian folk legend Stephan Taberner and local star Anika Moa. The Marae, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 29

1pm - 1.45pm: Kiribati Wellington Community. See traditional dance performed by the Kiribati Wellington Community. A variety of hip, sitting, and walking dances will be performed, reflecting the traditional skills of their Kiribati ancestors. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. 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; 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. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. 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. Closes 29 August 2004. The Boulevard East, Level 5. Free entry.

John Kinder's New Zealand

A major art exhibition of watercolours and photographs by the renowned nineteenth-century artist John Kinder. Closes 29 August 2004. The Boulevard West, Level 5. Free entry.

John Kinder's New Zealand is an Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tämaki Touring Exhibition. The exhibition and its associated publication has received major support from The Fletcher Trust.

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. Level 3. 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. Level 4. 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. Eyelights Gallery, Level 4. Free entry.

Signs and Wonders | He Tohu He Ohorere

An exhibition exploring through multiple cultural viewpoints and spiritual traditions, the ways in which people express ideas of supernatural encounters. Key New Zealand artists represented include Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, and Rita Angus. Until 17 October 2004. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Aainaa: reflections through Indian weddings

Created by Te Papa in partnership with New Zealand Indian communities, this exhibition explores the wedding ritual to show both traditional and modern experiences of marriage. Featured until September are the wedding rituals of the Muslim community. Until September 2004. The Community Gallery, Level 4. Free entry.

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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