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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events Aug - Sep 2005

27 May 2005 Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events August 2005 to September 2005

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.

AUGUST 2005

Blue Oyster

Ryan Moore not untitled, without title Here is a new return/ reworking of Conceptual ideas. Moore is working with small interventions, functional objects that have been rendered useless by context and that are intentionally overwhelmed by the gallery setting...think Billy Apple meets Duchamp. 2 - 20 August 2005 Blue Oyster Lower Gallery

Bosnian Young Artists The work of five young artists working in digital media from Bosnia & Hertzegovina. Not what you were expecting. This is the post war generation of artists. None of the works engage with the politics or physical realities of the conflict during the nineties, so you if you are looking for that you wont find it in this show. Instead here is evidence of a widespread artistic concentration on occupying and claiming an identity that doesn't look over its shoulder. Concentrated, intelligent and engaged contemporary video/digital work made in difficult circumstances, this work is a challenge by example to NZ artists of the same generation. 2 - 20 August 2005 Blue Oyster Upper Gallery and Dark Side

Sunshine Policy Blue Oyster brings some light into the basement and defies the winter grey with this curated group show. It sparkles and glimmers and glows and pretends that nothing bad can touch us. 23 August - 10 September 2005 Blue Oyster Gallery

Dunedin Public Libraries Network

Discovery Tours Take a free tour of the City Library every Tuesday and every last Saturday of the month. Tuesdays, 10.30am and 1.00pm. Last Saturday of August, 2.00pm. Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin Stack Trek Tours Go where few borrowers have gone before. Visit the City Library's basement area and find those long lost "oldies but goodies" every last Saturday of the month.

Globe Theatre - Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey It's tough to be a teenager, especially one who is very different from the rest of his yobbish family. Harvey's play is an unsentimental but gentle exploration of a theme now familiar to thousands of Coro St viewers; it's about growing up, coming out, learning to accept oneself and discover love - a story that is very topical in this year of the passing of the Civil Union and Relationships Acts. Jeffrey Vaughan, who is directing this production, has wanted to do so for a number of years but had to wait until this year before Harvey's London-based agents would give the Globe the rights to stage the play (for the first time) in Dunedin. 4 - 13 August 2005 (excluding 8 August)

Milford Galleries

Neil Frazer - Recent Works In Frazer's large-scale oil paintings, paint is laid in thick impasto so that it protrudes from the canvas. He applies the paint in a variety of ways, including rags, brushes and his own hands. Although the surfaces of Frazer's paintings owe something to the American abstract expressionist movement of the 1950s, he has developed his own deeply personal approach to the medium. Neil Frazer was born in Canberra Australia in 1961 and moved to New Zealand in 1965.

He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch in 1985. He attended the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, USA in 1986. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia in 2000. He has received many premier awards and fellowships in New Zealand and Australia, including the 1992 Frances Hodgkin's Fellowship at the University of Otago. His work is included in most major public, corporate and private collections in New Zealand including the National Bank, Fletcher Challenge and the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Runs until 4 August 2005

Rebecca Harris Not ceramics and yet not paintings, Rebecca Harris' work straddles the two with ease. By working the surface of clay, her pictures have a three-dimensional quality, giving her, as she says "the best of both worlds" with the two mediums. The focus of her work is the first meetings between European settlers and Maori:

"Many transported all the trappings of British civilisation into a strange land and the resulting incongruities at first must have bewildered and amused Tangata Whenua. It is this brief moment in New Zealand history, the beginning of widespread contact between Maori and Pakeha that, has acted as a springboard of this particular investigation." Rebecca Harris graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic with a degree in Craft Design in 1994. She exhibits her work throughout New Zealand and was placed in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2003 & 2004, MMC Awards 2002 and the Waiheke Island Ceramic Awards 2004. 6 - 25 August 2005

Geoffrey Notman Geoffrey Notman's paintings have a powerful sense of place and a vernacular that is accurate, incisive as well as evocative. His scenes of coastal life, where the presence of people, despite their absence, are implicit are littered with caravans, boats, tents and surfboards. There is a sense of nostalgia for summer holidays spent by the beach. Geoffrey Notman was born in Auckland in 1961. He gained a Diploma of Visual Communication, Wellington School of Arts 1983 and then spent a number of years as a freelance illustrator and designer, which also gave him the opportunity to travel through Australia and Asia. In 1990 Notman was employed by the Wellington School of Art and Design as a part time lecturer. Since 2002 he has lived in Petone where he paints full time. 27 August - 15 September 2005

Katie Gold Fresh, fascinating and vibrant, Katie Gold's handcrafted forms are inspired by New Zealand with historical and geographical references. Her vessels and bowls are layered, wrapped and textured. 27 August - 15 September 2005

Dunedin Centre - Southern Sinfonia: Celebrity Concert - Nikolai Demidenko Nikolai Demidenko has established a formidable reputation as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, and the Sinfonia is delighted to present this Celebrity Artist in his premiere performance with the orchestra. His performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 is certain to be the highlight of a programme that also includes Cesar Franck's appealing Symphony.

The concert opens with Echelles de Glace. Composed by Wellington composer Christopher Blake in memory of an orchestral player who died in a climbing accident, it consists of an orchestral elegy in which the orchestra depicts the rising mountain peaks, while a solo violin represents the spirit of the solo climber. Returning to conduct the Sinfonia for the fourth year in a row is German conductor Werner Andreas Albert whose important contribution to music was acknowledged earlier this year by the German government which organised a multi-city tour of performances and a series of special radio programmes. Saturday 6 August 2005, 8.00pm
Cleveland Living Arts Centre

New Zealand International Science Festival - Unseen Worlds - New Dimensions Scientists routinely observe and create amazing images during the course of their every day research work, but these often remain unseen and hidden away in laboratories. Now is your chance to enjoy the extraordinary splendour that scientists encounter in their research. The Unseen Worlds exhibition reveals some of the extraordinary shapes and colours of nature from the scale of galaxies down to individual cells in the human body that are so small they can only be seen through electron microscopes.

Portrayed in 40 large format photographs are images ranging from migrating cells within the human body to deep-sea marine species and delicate micro-fossils. A project of Benson & Associates and The National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust Runs until 6 August 2005

Voice of Silence An exhibition of artwork by 17 students with autism from Kaikorai Valley high School. Verbal communication is such a struggle but art provides a means of self-expression. 9 - 13 August 2005

Dry Point Impressions Pauline Bellamy presents her latest dry point etchings depicting aspects of Southern Life. These delightful narrative and figurative works show the bustling activity of events like the Oyster Festival, Orchestral performance, triathlons and rugby games. 9 - 20 August 2005

Frank Gordon Originally from Glasgow in Scotland Frank Gordon uses oils to paint stories that are rich in colour and drama. Often his paintings start with a seemingly trivial event, such as hanging out washing and end up as something a little more surreal. Quirky, eccentric and often gravity-defying people inhabit his canvasses. Frank aims to make people smile or just to take a few minutes out from normality. Perhaps even to believe they can fly too! Influences include Michael Smither. 16 - 27 August 2005

Rebecca Bennet - Boats to Bays - recent paintings Inspired by the boats and bays of the Otago Peninsula, using mart making and figurative elements these works explore the land and the sea. 16 - 27 August 2005

modulus communication - the chronicles of 369 185 430 Matt Gillies presents a multi media installation creating a non-linear narrative of the atomised subterranean space cowboy. The exhibition includes drawing text, painting, 3D objects and digital media. 23 August - 3 September 2005

Hepatitis C Awareness Week This overlooked epidemic affects many people from all backgrounds in our community. Artists and the community are invited to reflect and respond with artwork. 28 August - 3 September 2005

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin. Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Regent Theatre

Cabaret Following the outstanding success of "Encore" in 2004 Dunedin Operatic is producing "Cabaret" as its show for 2005. With direction and choreography by Douglas Kamo and musical direction by Philippa Hosken, "Cabaret" promises to live up to the very professional standards that audiences are now used to from Dunedin Operatic. The cast comprises 18 talented performers including Gladys Hope, Geoff Smith and John Gardner. The story tells of a female girlie club entertainer in 1930's Berlin romancing two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. This musical has a sizzling score with songs such as "Wil Kommen", "Money" (makes the world go round), "Two Ladies" and "Cabaret." Runs until 6 August 2005, 7.30pm; No performance 1 August 2005 Mayfair Theatre, 100 King Edward Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Lynda Wright-Sear, phone (03) 454 4721

Telecom 29th Dunedin International Film Festival Founded in 1977, this Festival presents a highlights package of fifty features - plus shorts - in the small and beautiful South Island university city of Dunedin. A superbly preserved venue, Dunedin's Regent Theatre combines the spacious elegance of a '20s movie palace with state-of-the-art projection and sound. The world's southernmost Film Festival is not only a very popular local event; it is also one of the best places in the world to see and hear your film! Festival Booklets are available early July. Runs until 7 August 2005

One Night Of Queen After winning the television programme Stars in Their Eyes in 2000, where he received the most votes ever recorded, Gary Mullen's life has changed. Together with his band "The Works" he has performed his tribute show One Night of Queen to the world, including sell out audiences in the UK and Germany. It is now regarded as the ultimate Queen tribute and will rock you New Zealand. 12 August 2005, 7.00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon Contact for enquiries: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597 Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Exhibitions

James Morrison: The Great Tasmanian Wars Dunedin is the only New Zealand venue for this extraordinary cycle of fifty-five paintings by Australian artist James Morrison. Across a surface more than sixteen metres in length, Morrison infuses the old genre of history painting with intricate detailing, tropical colour, truly marvellous inhabitants, and a profusion of encounters in which fact and imagination merge. Courtesy of TarraWarra Museum of Art and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney Runs until 6 August 2005

1955: A Living Legacy The Dunedin Public Art Gallery's collection has been built up over more than a hundred years largely by gifts of art works or purchases using donated funds. 1955 was a particularly good year for additions to the collection. This cabinet of curiosities-style exhibition features paintings, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art acquired by the Gallery fifty years ago. Runs until 28 August 2005

Art to Express New Zealand Curated by Anne Harlow, this exhibition explores perceptions of the New Zealand landscape through a selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and installations from the permanent collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Runs until 28 August 2005

For the Love of Christ The Christian faith and Christian themes are expressed in many ways in this exhibition drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Runs until 28 August 2005

Sites for the Eyes: European Landscapes from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection Sites for the Eyes is an exhibition curated by Peter Stupples, formerly Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Otago. The exhibition features works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection that trace the history of the European landscape tradition. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Runs until 28 August 2005

Ralph Hotere Figurative Works: Carnival, Song Cycle and the Woman Series A selection of drawings and paintings from one of New Zealand's foremost artists, Ralph Hotere. The works have been selected from three series of works. Hotere produced the 'Carnival' series while living in Vence in the South of France in the early 1960s. The 'Woman' series is a collection of sensual, beautiful images, which Hotere has consistently produced throughout his career. The Song Cycle drawings were originally made as promotional material for a sound and movement performance staged in 1975. The exhibition is curated by Kriselle Baker. Runs until 11 September 2005

Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection To enter into Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection is to enter into a sense of adventure. This exciting show of predominantly Australian and New Zealand contemporary art provides the opportunity for new ways of thinking about inventive displays and approaches to collecting art. There are some 240 works in the show, in a wide range of media - painting, drawing, photography, video, domestic-scale sculpture and objects. A National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition Runs until 18 September 2005

Robin White: Island Life This vibrant large-scale exhibition by Robin White brings together works created over a lifetime in New Zealand and Kiribati. In 1999 Robin White returned to her home country of New Zealand after living on Kiribati, the former Gilbert Islands, for more than ten years. During her time away her imagery transformed from New Zealand Buzzy Bees and green landscapes to the colours and symbols of island life in the Pacific. Exhibition toured by the Hocken Collections, University of Otago Supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Runs until 24 September 2005

Frances, France and the French Frances, France and the French explores one thread in Frances Hodgkins' life in Europe. Through a selection of works made in France between 1901 and 1930, it identifies her favoured subjects - fishing villages, markets, landscapes and people - and suggests evolutions in her relationship with the country and its inhabitants. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Runs until 30 October 2005

Richard Killeen: Nature, Culture The foyer becomes a fishbowl in May, when Richard Killeen fills the Big Wall with a colossal, red, white and black fish. The latest in Killeen's recent run of hypnotically detailed computer-designed images, his fish wears a camouflage of vibrant punctuation marks. Runs until 6 November 2005

Sara Hughes: Love Me Tender Sara Hughes brings colour and life to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's Otago Daily Times Gallery with her distinctive variations on the Paisley patterns that Scottish settlers brought to Dunedin. Cut from pre-painted sheets of sticky vinyl, Hughes' Paisley shapes stretch and flex as if manipulated on a computer screen - nineteenth century forms refreshed by twenty-first century technology. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Ongoing Exhibition

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Visitor Programmes

William Mathew Hodgkins Memorial Lecture - A lecture entitled "Museums and War: Art Looting in Iraq in Historical Perspective" presented by Dr Erika Wolf, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Otago. 3 August 2005, 6.00pm

World, Ethnic and Jazz Music by Mundi - Mundi are a Christchurch based group made up of Misha Marks (six-string), Simon Lusby (guitar and bass), Sum Suraweera (traditional Sri Lankan percussion and jazz drums) and Tamara Smith (flute). Direct from the Christchurch Arts Festival with special guest Piyasara Shilpadhipathi (Sri Lankan drum, master). 6 August 2005, 8.00pm

Just Lounging Around?: The Odalisque in Art from Ingres to Hotere - A talk by David Maskill, Lecturer in Art History at theVictoria University of Wellington. 7 August 2005, 3.00pm

Phaidon Art Video - The World of the Painter Paulo Veronese: Between Art and Inquisition (1993, 60 minutes G) - The paintings of Veronese (c.1528-1588) embody the golden age of mid sixteenth-century Venetian art. Courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment Ltd 13 August 2005, 3.00pm

Bringing All the Things that Run - Artist Maryrose Crook discusses her work in her exhibition. 14 August 2005, 3.00pm

The Fundamental Practice - Tina Barton, Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Victoria University of Wellington discusses the work of et al, including their installation The Fundamental Practice created for the 2005 Venice Biennale. 27 August 2005, 3.00pm

Hotere (2001, 82 minutes, DVD format) - A free screening of Mereta Mita's documentary about Port Chalmers-based artist Ralph Hotere. Screening courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission 28 August 2005, 3.00pm

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, PO Box 5045, Dunedin Contact for Exhibition enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243 Contact for Visitor Programme enquiries: Robyn Notman, phone (03) 474 3258

Otago Museum

City Birds The Otago Museum is proud to present this stunning exhibition of Dunedin's birds. The exhibition features photographs by Otago Daily Times Illustrations Editor Stephen Jaquiery, who recently won the 2005 Qantas Media Awards Senior Photographer of the Year Award. Mounted birds of the city and its environs from the Otago Museum's collections complement the photographs, including a falcon in flight, a royal spoonbill and the spectacular northern royal albatross. Runs until 11 September 2005 Special Exhibitions Gallery

Cook's Odyssey - Marian Maguire This intriguing exhibition of Marian Maguire's lithographs and etchings celebrates the heroic tradition of British exploration and indigenous culture in the Pacific. Marian combines imagery from Captain James Cook's voyages with figurative and formal elements of Greek vase painting (circa 500 BC). Marian has been working with the imagery of Greek vases for six years. Don't miss this chance to get a unique view of New Zealand's history! Runs until 18 September 2005 People of the World Gallery

2005 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Following the success of this competition for the last five consecutive years the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand, Jonathan's Camera & Video and Nikon have come together once again to bring this exciting photographic opportunity to the community of Otago. This impressive exhibition showcases the winners of the 2005 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. The categories are Plant, Animal and Human Impact on the Natural Environment. This years' entrants have once again highlighted the outstanding calibre of amateur photographers in Otago. Don't miss your chance to see their wonderful photographs! 6 August - 2 October 2005 Nature Gallery

Guided Tours Take a 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tour and learn some inside knowledge about various aspects that the Museum has on offer and/or take a guided tour of 'Southern Land, Southern People' and gain a greater understanding, of the Southern region. 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tours are available at 11.30am and 'Southern Land, Southern People' guided tours are available at 3.30pm (and other times by prior arrangement). Ongoing Service - 11.30am and 3.30pm daily

Lunchtime Music A range of musicians will liven up the atrium with live performances each week. This is now a regular fixture but is subject to change according to function demands. Museum Foyer, Fridays & Saturdays between 12 noon & 1.30pm

Discovery World Science Shows These excellent shows are now run by the Museum's Science Communicators. Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

Gallery Talks Each day, the Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating 15-minute gallery talks on objects or themes of particular interest from the Museum's galleries. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm daily

Search Centre Otago Museum's Search Centre research facility provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to them. It will also be the first stop for the identification of items members of the public bring into the Museum, a service that annually attracts a huge number of objects or specimens. Well resourced, with swift new computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of new books, the Search Centre offers a variety of options for seeking further information. Set in a comfortable and relaxing environment the Search Centre is the perfect place in which to think, read, study, or research. Ongoing Service

Search Centre Weekend Presentations The Museum's Search Centre Communicators have developed a series of Search Centre Weekend Presentations designed to help familiarise people with the excellent resources provided by this facility. Ongoing Service, Weekends at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Ongoing Exhibitions The Museum's timbered Victorian gallery, the Animal Attic, houses an extensive collection of natural history specimens from around the world, re-displayed as they would have been in the late 1800s. A 'museum within a museum', this gallery is unique in New Zealand. Explore the Tangata Whenua Gallery with its impressive displays of Maori Cultural artefacts, including a stunning collection of Southern Maori material. The Pacific Culture Galleries display outstanding collections from Polynesia and Melanesia. People of the World has world archaeological treasures including ancient Greek pottery; a mummy and other fascinating artefacts from Ancient Egypt; a striking collection of swords; exquisite decorative arts from Asia and Europe and a superb array of costume and textiles. Walk the length of the giant Fin Whale in the Maritime Gallery, and then take in the intricate detail of a wealth of nautical artefacts. Come face to face with the extinct giant moa in the Extinction and Survival area and see one of the few complete moa eggs in the world.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Annabelle Boelema, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845, www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

Otago Settlers Museum - Exhibitions

Vikings in our Midst - Nordic Connections in Southern New Zealand Connections have been forged between the people of the Nordic region and the people of southern New Zealand for more than 150 years. The story told in this exhibition begins with tales of Nordic sailors and gold seekers and with the arrival of an immigrant ship named Palmerston. Then in the 1920s and 1930s it was visits by a fleet of Norwegian whaling ships hunting in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean that added to our connectedness. The post-World War Two era brought further Nordic migrants and today the connections continue to be fostered, thanks in part to a thriving community of Scandinavian students. There are indeed Vikings in our Midst. Runs until 13 November 2005

Across the Ocean Waves What was it like crossing the oceans to come here in a sailing ship? The core of this new display is an accurate recreation of the steerage quarters of an immigrant ship bound for Otago in the days of sail. Visitors are welcome to climb into a bunk or sit at the central table and imagine what life would have been like cooped up for 100 or more days at sea. Short video presentations bring the era to life. Death and disaster, fun and romance, the misery of seasickness and the excitement of arrival are all showcased. A baby dies, fighting breaks out among the single girls, and there is dancing and a stolen kisses. This is an interactive exhibit, which will seize the imagination and transport you back to the epic voyages made by Otago's nineteenth century ancestors. Participants can climb aboard and see for themselves what the great migration was all about. Ongoing Exhibition

On the Move: Road Transport in Otago One hundred years ago Thomas Sullivan invented the tea bag, Charles Menches invented the ice cream cone and vehicles were becoming increasingly familiar sights on Dunedin streets. To find out more about local motoring and transportation milestones check out On the Move: Road Transport in Otago - an exhibition of vehicles, photographs and memorabilia recalling not only the dawn of motoring in Otago but also the heydays of horse-drawn coaches and drays, tramcars and cycles. Be sure not to miss a ride on the penny-farthing. Ongoing Exhibition

The Smith Gallery The Otago Early Settlers Museum opened in 1908 with just one room for displays. Now known as the Smith Gallery, it was a memorial to Otago's Scottish pioneers. Stern Presbyterian faces glowered down from rows of photographic portraits amidst artefacts of daily life from Otago's early days. Today, the Smith Gallery emphasises the importance of the Early Settlers in the story of Otago. The portraits on the walls have been rearranged in order of arrival; and a variety of furniture and other artefacts, all drawn from the pre- gold rush era, add character to this historic gallery. Ongoing Exhibition Otago Settlers Museum - Visitor Programmes

Hardy of High Street A guided architectural walking tour observing one man's contribution to Dunedin's early skyline. 4 August 2005, 2.00pm Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

Relive Across the Ocean Waves Let professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and musician Anna Bowen bring to life the experiences of our first settlers as they voyaged their way around the world to Dunedin. Based upon the actual diaries! 10 August 2005, 5.30pm

Women of Dunedin Enjoy a guided walking tour that allows visitors to enter into the lives of some of the women of Dunedin's past; the wealthy and poor, respectable and disreputable. 13 August 2005, 2.00pm Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

World Music: Local Dunedin Musicians play Music from Around the World A lively mixture of music, dance and song from Eastern Europe, Spain, Ireland and Scotland. Supported by the New Edinburgh Folk Club 25 August 2005, 8.00pm

Walk The Inner City An experienced guide will takes visitors on a 90-minute stroll while experiencing the character, history and beauty of Dunedin, New Zealand's first great city. Enjoy this wonderful insight into Dunedin's architectural and social past. Ongoing Service, 11.00am weekdays Visitor Information Centre, The Octagon, Dunedin

Introductory Tours of the Museum Experience a guided tour of the Otago Settlers Museum. Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. Ongoing Service, 11.00am weekdays (except public holidays)

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Contact for Exhibition enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3242 Contact for Visitor Programme enquiries: Robyn Notman, phone (03) 474 3258

SEPTEMBER 2005

Regent Theatre

The Irish Rovers Internationally celebrated group The Irish Rovers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a spectacular party tour of New Zealand. The band that bought us hits including with "Wasn't That A Party and the seasonal favourite "Grandma Got Run-Over By A Reindeer", will mark the milestone with concerts in 18 towns. With legions of fans worldwide and album sales in their millions, these international ambassadors of Irish music have charmed and entertained people across the globe, and continue to delight audiences with their exciting stage shows, all of which were sold out on their last tour of NZ. 2 September 2005, 7.30pm

Footnote Dance - Home Is Where The Heart Is Footnote Dance develops, presents and tours the most extensive programme of New Zealand-made Dance in the country. A collection of fresh New Zealand dance works Home is Where the Heart Is celebrates the passion of a life in New Zealand dance as the much-loved contemporary company Footnote marks 20 years of creation and advocacy of New Zealand dance. The show comprises a body of new works by leading New Zealand choreographers who have a long association with the company, including founder and current director Deidre Tarrant. 9 & 10 September 2005, 8.00pm

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597 Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Fortune Theatre - Hamlet Haunted. Hunted. Hated. Without question, the most famous play in English history. Prince Hamlet faces the ultimate dilemma: moral integrity versus violently avenging his father's murder. Hamlet returns to the court of Elsinore to find his despotic Uncle Claudius on the throne and his father's ghost pleading for revenge. Cruelly neglecting the emotionally fragile Ophelia and obsessed with his mother Gertrude's hasty remarriage, Hamlet's angst-ridden, blood-splattered emotional journey is still the most exciting and gripping human tragedy ever told. Hamlet is written by William Shakespeare and directed by David O'Donnell. 2 - 24 September 2005 Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695 Contact for Bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 8323

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

modulus communication - the chronicles of 369 185 430 Matt Gillies presents a multi media installation creating a non-linear narrative of the atomised subterranean space cowboy. The exhibition includes drawing text, painting, 3D objects and digital media. Runs until 3 September 2005 Hepatitis C Awareness Week This overlooked epidemic affects many people from all backgrounds in our community. Artists and the community are invited to reflect and respond with art work. Runs until 3 September 2005

Embroiderers Guild This annual exhibition showcases the best in traditional and contemporary embroidery and includes the annual embroidery challenge and a guest artist. 5 - 11 September 2005

Japanese Artists and Influences Three Japanese artists exhibit their contemporary work in response to the New Zealand environment, along side 3 New Zealanders exhibiting in response to Japanese influence. Artists include Hiro Tanabe, Motoko Kikawa, Manu Berry & Lynn Taylor. In association with the Otaru Sister City Celebrations 6 - 16 September 2005

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin. Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm Contact for enquiries: Kari Morseth, phone (03) 477 7291

Dunedin Public Libraries Network

Discovery Tours Take a free tour of the City Library every Tuesday and every last Saturday of the month. Ongoing Service - Tuesdays, 10.30am & 1.00pm; Last Saturday of the month, 2.00pm. Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin

Stack Trek Tours Go where few borrowers have gone before. Visit the City Library's basement area and find those long lost "oldies but goodies" every last Saturday of the month. Ongoing Service - Last Saturday of September, 1.00 pm Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Liz Knowles, phone (03) 474 3317, email lknowles@dcc.govt.nz

Blue Oyster

Sunshine Policy Blue Oyster brings some light into the basement and defies the winter grey with this curated group show. It sparkles and glimmers and glows and pretends that nothing bad can touch us. Runs until 10 September 2005 Blue Oyster Gallery

Ina Johann - Trans Ina Johann continues to explore a series of sculptural acrylic light forms, the contents of which layer and complicate, question and allude to urban living. She uses light as an infusing medium that permeates first her layered imagery and then the darkened space of the gallery, providing an intimacy that is also slightly intimidating. Johann thinks about information and the shifts in play between decoding and encoding. In this project Johann intends to integrate her video explorations and her light box work in a cohesive way that she hasn't previously attempted, so the project signals a significant step in the development of her work. She intends using moving image together with static, unified by the medium of light, so that the information transitions in the gallery space are in illuminated pathways where the viewer can wander and wonder. 13 September - 1 October 2005 Blue Oyster Upper Gallery and Dark Side

Ana Terry - Terminal Eden Dunedin artist Ana Terry has begun to establish a sculptural vocabulary that manipulates found objects to both enlarge and alter their associative presence.

In this project she will be working with obsolescent technology that she has intercepted on its way to the dump, exploring and critiquing an increasingly insatiable and insanely unsustainable production and consumption of technology. Terry intends to rework the cast-off items manipulating their surfaces and interiors so that the objects are 'reactivated to generate a sense of pathos' with a beauty and superseded ugliness that may unplug perceptions.

Terry's Terminal Eden is a place where our desires are recognised, the lure of technology is acknowledged but the hardware may also have the power to interrupt our composure. Terry intends to 'intimately tease out' our individual response and responsibility within a much broader global process of western capitalism. She also proposes to work with video and audio in the project to develop the possibilities in the sculptural work. 13 September - 1 October 2005 Blue Oyster Lower Gallery

Otago Museum

City Birds The Otago Museum is proud to present this stunning exhibition of Dunedin's birds. The exhibition features photographs by Otago Daily Times Illustrations Editor Stephen Jaquiery, who recently won the 2005 Qantas Media Awards Senior Photographer of the Year Award. Mounted birds of the city and its environs from the Otago Museum's collections complement the photographs, including a falcon in flight, a royal spoonbill and the spectacular northern royal albatross. Runs until 11 September 2005 Special Exhibitions Gallery

Cook's Odyssey - Marian Maguire This intriguing exhibition of Marian Maguire's lithographs and etchings celebrates the heroic tradition of British exploration and indigenous culture in the Pacific. Marian combines imagery from Captain James Cook's voyages with figurative and formal elements of Greek vase painting (circa 500 BC). Marian has been working with the imagery of Greek vases for six years. Don't miss this chance to get a unique view of New Zealand's history! Runs until 18 September 2005 People of the World Gallery

2005 Otago Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Following the success of this competition for the last five consecutive years the Otago Museum, Natural History New Zealand, Jonathan's Camera & Video and Nikon have come together once again to bring this exciting photographic opportunity to the community of Otago. This impressive exhibition showcases the winners of the 2005 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. The categories are Plant, Animal and Human Impact on the Natural Environment. This years' entrants have once again highlighted the outstanding calibre of amateur photographers in Otago. Don't miss your chance to see their wonderful photographs! Runs until 2 October 2005 Nature Gallery

Guided Tours Take a 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tour and learn some inside knowledge about various aspects that the Museum has on offer and/or take a guided tour of 'Southern Land, Southern People' and gain a greater understanding, of the Southern region. 'Highlights of the Museum' guided tours are available at 11.30am and 'Southern Land, Southern People' guided tours are available at 3.30pm (and other times by prior arrangement). Ongoing Service - 11.30am & 3.30pm daily

Lunchtime Music A range of musicians will liven up the atrium with live performances each week. This is now a regular fixture but is subject to change according to function demands. Museum Foyer, Fridays & Saturdays between 12 noon & 1.30pm

Discovery World Science Shows These excellent shows are now run by the Museum's Science Communicators. Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

Gallery Talks Each day, the Otago Museum Communicators present fascinating 15-minute gallery talks on objects or themes of particular interest from the Museum's galleries. Ongoing Service, 2.00pm daily

Search Centre Otago Museum's Search Centre research facility provides an inviting opportunity for visitors to engage in further research on objects or themes in the galleries of interest to them. It will also be the first stop for the identification of items members of the public bring into the Museum, a service that annually attracts a huge number of objects or specimens. Well resourced, with swift new computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of new books, the Search Centre offers a variety of options for seeking further information. Set in a comfortable and relaxing environment the Search Centre is the perfect place in which to think, read, study, or research. Ongoing Service

Search Centre Weekend Presentations The Museum's Search Centre Communicators have developed a series of Search Centre Weekend Presentations designed to help familiarise people with the excellent resources provided by this facility. Ongoing Service, Weekends at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Ongoing Exhibitions The Museum's timbered Victorian gallery, the Animal Attic, houses an extensive collection of natural history specimens from around the world, re-displayed as they would have been in the late 1800s. A 'museum within a museum', this gallery is unique in New Zealand. Explore the Tangata Whenua Gallery with its impressive displays of Maori Cultural artefacts, including a stunning collection of Southern Maori material.

The Pacific Culture Galleries display outstanding collections from Polynesia and Melanesia. People of the World has world archaeological treasures including ancient Greek pottery; a mummy and other fascinating artefacts from Ancient Egypt; a striking collection of swords; exquisite decorative arts from Asia and Europe and a superb array of costume and textiles. Walk the length of the giant Fin Whale in the Maritime Gallery, and then take in the intricate detail of a wealth of nautical artefacts. Come face to face with the extinct giant moa in the Extinction and Survival area and see one of the few complete moa eggs in the world.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Ralph Hotere Figurative Works: Carnival, Song Cycle and the Woman Series A selection of drawings and paintings from one of New Zealand's foremost artists, Ralph Hotere. The works have been selected from three series of works. Hotere produced the 'Carnival' series while living in Vence in the South of France in the early 1960s. The 'Woman' series is a collection of sensual, beautiful images, which Hotere has consistently produced throughout his career. The Song Cycle drawings were originally made as promotional material for a sound and movement performance staged in 1975. The exhibition is curated by Kriselle Baker. Runs until 11 September 2005

Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection To enter into Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection is to enter into a sense of adventure. This exciting show of predominantly Australian and New Zealand contemporary art provides the opportunity for new ways of thinking about inventive displays and approaches to collecting art. There are some 240 works in the show, in a wide range of media - painting, drawing, photography, video, domestic-scale sculpture and objects. A National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibition Runs until 18 September 2005

Robin White: Island Life This vibrant large-scale exhibition by Robin White brings together works created over a lifetime in New Zealand and Kiribati. In 1999 Robin White returned to her home country of New Zealand after living on Kiribati, the former Gilbert Islands, for more than ten years. During her time away her imagery transformed from New Zealand Buzzy Bees and green landscapes to the colours and symbols of island life in the Pacific. Exhibition toured by the Hocken Collections, University of Otago. Supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Runs until 24 September 2005

Frances, France and the French Frances, France and the French explores one thread in Frances Hodgkins' life in Europe. Through a selection of works made in France between 1901 and 1930, it identifies her favoured subjects - fishing villages, markets, landscapes and people - and suggests evolutions in her relationship with the country and its inhabitants. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Runs until 30 October 2005

Richard Killeen: Nature, Culture The foyer becomes a fishbowl in May, when Richard Killeen fills the Big Wall with a colossal, red, white and black fish. The latest in Killeen's recent run of hypnotically detailed computer-designed images, his fish wears a camouflage of vibrant punctuation marks. Runs until 6 November 2005

Sara Hughes: Love Me Tender Sara Hughes brings colour and life to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's Otago Daily Times Gallery with her distinctive variations on the Paisley patterns that Scottish settlers brought to Dunedin. Cut from pre-painted sheets of sticky vinyl, Hughes' Paisley shapes stretch and flex as if manipulated on a computer screen - nineteenth century forms refreshed by twenty-first century technology. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition Ongoing exhibition


Otago Settlers Museum

Vikings in our Midst - Nordic Connections in Southern New Zealand Connections have been forged between the people of the Nordic region and the people of southern New Zealand for more than 150 years. The story told in this exhibition begins with tales of Nordic sailors and gold seekers and with the arrival of an immigrant ship named Palmerston.

Then in the 1920s and 1930s it was visits by a fleet of Norwegian whaling ships hunting in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean that added to our connectedness. The post-World War Two era brought further Nordic migrants and today the connections continue to be fostered, thanks in part to a thriving community of Scandinavian students. There are indeed Vikings in our Midst. Runs until 13 November 2005

Across the Ocean Waves What was it like crossing the oceans to come here in a sailing ship? The core of this new display is an accurate recreation of the steerage quarters of an immigrant ship bound for Otago in the days of sail. Visitors are welcome to climb into a bunk or sit at the central table and imagine what life would have been like cooped up for 100 or more days at sea. Short video presentations bring the era to life.

Death and disaster, fun and romance, the misery of seasickness and the excitement of arrival are all showcased. A baby dies, fighting breaks out among the single girls, and there is dancing and a stolen kisses. This is an interactive exhibit, which will seize the imagination and transport you back to the epic voyages made by Otago's nineteenth century ancestors. Participants can climb aboard and see for themselves what the great migration was all about. Ongoing Exhibition

On the Move: Road Transport in Otago One hundred years ago Thomas Sullivan invented the tea bag, Charles Menches invented the ice cream cone and vehicles were becoming increasingly familiar sights on Dunedin streets. To find out more about local motoring and transportation milestones check out On the Move: Road Transport in Otago - an exhibition of vehicles, photographs and memorabilia recalling not only the dawn of motoring in Otago but also the heydays of horse-drawn coaches and drays, tramcars and cycles. Be sure not to miss a ride on the penny-farthing. Ongoing Exhibition

The Smith Gallery The Otago Early Settlers Museum opened in 1908 with just one room for displays. Now known as the Smith Gallery, it was a memorial to Otago's Scottish pioneers. Stern Presbyterian faces glowered down from rows of photographic portraits amidst artefacts of daily life from Otago's early days. Today, the Smith Gallery emphasises the importance of the Early Settlers in the story of Otago. The portraits on the walls have been rearranged in order of arrival; and a variety of furniture and other artefacts, all drawn from the pre- gold rush era, add character to this historic gallery. Ongoing Exhibition


Milford Galleries

Geoffrey Notman Geoffrey Notman's paintings have a powerful sense of place and a vernacular that is accurate, incisive as well as evocative. His scenes of coastal life, where the presence of people, despite their absence, are implicit are littered with caravans, boats, tents and surfboards. There is a sense of nostalgia for summer holidays spent by the beach. Geoffrey Notman was born in Auckland in 1961.

He gained a Diploma of Visual Communication, Wellington School of Arts 1983 and then spent a number of years as a freelance illustrator and designer, which also gave him the opportunity to travel through Australia and Asia. In 1990 Notman was employed by the Wellington School of Art and Design as a part time lecturer. Since 2002 he has lived in Petone where he paints full time. Runs until 15 September 2005

Katie Gold Fresh, fascinating and vibrant, Katie Gold's handcrafted forms are inspired by New Zealand with historical and geographical references. Her vessels and bowls are layered, wrapped and textured. Runs until 15 September 2005

Jon Tootill Tootill's iconographic New Zealand houses and landscapes speak of cultural dreams, nostalgia and iconic "kiwiness". His flattened use of colour and surface give the eye no room to move in his startling simple images. House with darkened windows, roads windings towards the distance, farms open to view, are not populated by people - the emphasis here is what people have made, not themselves. Yet the simplicity of these works is seductive, making the viewer want to keep looking and maybe imagine themselves in the scene - that it is their house, their farm, their road home.

Tootill was born in Hamilton in 1951 and between 1970 and1971 he attended the Auckland Institute of Technology's School of Graphic Art. He has regularly exhibited in New Zealand since 1978 and won the Ida Eise Painting Award in 1988. He lives in Auckland and has been painting full-time since 1998. 17 September - 5 October 2005

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