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Auckland Museum Freelistings Information March '05

Freelistings Information
March 2005
Infoline – 09 306 7067


Confronting Nature’s Nasties
10 December – 13 March
This summer, come and experience a unique exhibition and explore all of the things in the natural world that can bite, slash, sting and hurt us!

Get up close and personal with teeth, prickles, fangs, stings and venom and discover how much ouch! different species can inflict. See live displays of painful plants and animals, take part in our fun trail and holiday workshops, dare our mystery touchboxes and confront the huge creepy spider in his lair.

Admission charges apply:

Adults $10, children $5, concessions $7.50, families $22.50.
(Discounted entry for members)

Special Exhibition Hall.

Toi Maori – The Eternal Thread
25 February – 15 April
A major international touring exhibition to celebrate the changing art of Maori weaving, tracing how this art form has developed, reasserted and reinvented itself, from the finest traditional Maori cloaks to the outstanding contemporary work of today.
Standard Museum donation entry.

Maori Gallery.

Robin Morrison – Grand Landscapes

28 January – 13 March
Robin Morrison was New Zealand’s best loved and best known photographer. The new SKYCITY Grand Hotel has chosen a selection of 1000 Robin Morrison’s mainly unpublished prints from the Museum’s collection for hanging in their rooms – each room will feature three unique prints. Before being hung in the hotel, Auckland Museum will present a selection of chosen prints to the public in this exhibition, Robin Morrison – Grand Landscapes.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Pictorial Gallery.

Nancy Crow: Constructions – Colour & Spatial Relationships

26 November – 20 March
A selection of contemporary quilts from the Construction series from leading international textile artist, Nancy Crow. Timed to coincide with the National Quilt Symposium 2005.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.

Historical Quilts: Pieces of the Past
26 November – 20 March
An exhibition that tells the story of the evolution of the quilt in New Zealand. Many of the quilts have never been on public display before.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery West.

Freda Brierley: A Weaver’s Tale
26 November – 20 March
An exhibition of work from New Zealand textile artist, Freda Brierley, aiming to question the relationship between drawing, painting and textiles.
Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery Central.

Celebrate Pasifika
Throughout March
Auckland Museum is part of the celebrate Pasifika Festival. Programme includes music workshops, Pollywood film screening, Pacific weaving demo, visual poetry performance and more.
Standard Museum donation entry.

Throughout the Museum.

Tevaevae Demonstration
Saturday 5 March, 11am
Cook Island quilting expert, Mary Ama will talk about her roots in Pacific quilting and demonstrate tevaevae quilting techniques.
Standard Museum donation entry.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.

Honouring Words
Friday 4 – Sunday 6 March
Honouring Words brings together acclaimed indigenous writers from Canada, Aotearoa and Australia. Meet the writers, share in excerpts from their writings and join in discussions.
Standard Museum donation entry.

Domain Sculpture Project
Sunday 6 March, 11.30am
Meet the artists behind eight of the new permanent sculptures in Auckland Domain.
Standard Museum donation entry.


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