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EXHIBITIONS 14 August – 21 November 2004

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS BROCHURE ___________________________________________________________

EXHIBITIONS 14 August – 21 November 2004


GIFTS TO THE NATION Books in Maori (working title)



Challenging Influences: a photographer's coming of age in the 1960s A Gallery talk about the Wellington photography scene of the 1960s in which Ans Westra first made her mark, by John B. Turner, senior lecturer in photography, University of Auckland. Sunday 15 August, National Library Gallery, 1.30pm

Guided tour of Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs by exhibition organiser Luit Bieringa. Thursday 19 August, National Library Gallery, 12.10pm

DUTCH TREAT A series of seminars related to the work of Ans Westra, hosted by the Stout Research Centre and the National Library Gallery.

In Camera Luit Bieringa, exhibition organiser of Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs talks about the autobiographical context to the photographer’s work. Wednesday 1 September, 12 Waiteata Road, 4.10-5.30pm

Te Ao Hou Cultural intersections between Dutch and Mäori in Aotearoa – a panel discussion with Hank Schouten, author of Tasman’s Legacy: the New Zealand-Dutch connection, art historian Damian Skinner, and Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Ngâ Puhi), director art and visual culture, Te Papa. Chaired by Lydia Wevers, director, Stout Research Centre. Wednesday 8 September, 12 Waiteata Road, 4.10pm-5.30pm

Camera Lucida Representing other cultures in word and image – a panel discussion with Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich, senior lecturer, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University, Luit Bieringa, curator of Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs, and Neil Pardington (Kai Tahu, Kâti Mamoe, Käti Waewae), artist, filmmaker and designer. Wednesday 15 September, 12 Waiteata Road, 4.10-5.30pm

Documentary/Post Documentary Christina Barton, senior lecturer in art history at Victoria University, and Lawrence McDonald, lecturer in visual art at Weltec and editor of Handboek, discuss a range of issues relating to Ans Westra’s work as a documentary photographer in light of recent developments in photographic practice. Wednesday 22 September, 12 Waiteata Road, 4.10-5.30pm

Future Flash Documentary photography looking forward – a panel discussion with distinguished photographers Ans Westra, Bruce Connew, and John Miller. Wednesday 29 September, 12 Waiteata Road, 4.10-5.30pm

Guided tour of Handboek: Ans Westra photographs with art historian Damian Skinner. Thursday 7 October, National Library Gallery, 12.10pm

HANDBOEK – A GUIDE TO ANS WESTRA ON FILM Presented in partnership by the Film Archive and the National Library Gallery.

Visible Evidence New Zealand documentary photographers discuss their work, featuring Ans Westra, along with Marti Friedlander, Bruce Connew, Kapil Arn, John Miller, Fiona Clark, Gil Hanly and Tom Hutchins. Directed by Leon Narbey (NZ, 1996, 50 mins). Visible Evidence screens by kind permission of T.H.E. Film Ltd. Thursday 14 October, New Zealand Community Trust mediatheatre, Film Archive mediaplex, corner Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, 12.10pm

Two television documentaries on Ans Westra Kaleidoscope: Ans Westra (NZ 1988, 40 mins) followed by For Arts Sake: Ans Westra (NZ, 1996, 12 mins). Kaleidoscope screens courtesy of Television New Zealand Archive. For Arts Sake screens by kind permission of Pinnacle Producing. Thursday 28 October, New Zealand Community Trust mediatheatre, Film Archive mediaplex, corner Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, 12.10pm

Admission is free to all events. Please consult the Dominion Post on Wednesdays and Fridays to confirm details of the related events programme.

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mätauranga o Aotearoa Molesworth Street, Wellington

Gallery hours: 9-5 Monday to Friday, 9-4.30 Saturday, 1-4.30 Sunday

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by renovations to the Library’s main foyer during the course of the exhibition.


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