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Te Papa's June Exhibitions and Events Update 2005

Te Papa's June Exhibitions and Events Update 2005

June highlights @ Te Papa
Come along and find out why Holbein to Hockney: Drawings from the Royal Collection is so popular! These extraordinary works by some of the world's greatest artists - including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Dürer - will astonish you. On weekends or Thursdays, join a knowledgeable Host for a guided tour of the exhibition. A lecture by well-known Auckland curator Mary Kisler, 'A fearful joy: the paradox of pregnancy in Holbein's Portrait of Cicely Heron', will also offer fascinating insights.


This winter, celebrate Matariki, the Mäori New Year, at Te Papa. A variety of lively events will mark this special time. Leading Mäori performers Moana & the Tribe and Whirimako Black will perform in two world-class toi ihoTM concerts. Popular actress and singer Mere Boynton will launch her latest CD, and Carol Henry will perform works from her debut album. Canti Mäori will offer an exciting mix of traditional Mäori incantations and instruments with Italian opera. At Queen's Birthday weekend, Te Papa celebrates the centuries-old art of poi with a gathering of renowned weavers from around the country. Talk to and watch these experts as they demonstrate their beautiful art form.


Matariki is a time to reflect on the year that was and the year that will be. A series of lunchtime discussions will feature topics such as Mäori language, medicine, horticulture, and tourism. Enjoy a stimulating, informal meeting of minds.


Also take the chance to visit Wild Water. This exciting makeover of a section of Te Papa's permanent Awesome Forces exhibition explores the power of water - including tsunamis - in shaping our landscape.


EVENTS

Queen's Birthday Weekend
Saturday 4
10am-4pm: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki to ao. For Matariki 2005, enjoy the art of poi. Poi has been developed and performed by Mäori for centuries. Watch and talk to renowned weavers from throughout the country as they demonstrate this beautiful art form. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm: Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Make a Matariki fridge magnet. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

11.30-12 noon: Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana (Morehu Youth Movement).

Celebrate the opening of Matariki (Mäori New Year) with passionate and rousing kapa haka (performance) by this 40-strong group from our resident Whanganui iwi (tribal groups). Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

2pm-2.45pm: A fearful joy: the paradox of pregnancy in Holbein's Portrait of Cicely Heron. For Renaissance women, pregnancy was a mixed blessing - it showed fertility, but the risks were high. Portraits were in part a reminder of a mother who might be lost in childbirth. Hear Mary Kisler, Mackelvie Curator of International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, discuss the prevalence of 'pregnancy' portraiture in Europe. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Throughout the day: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki te ao floortalks
Find out more about the marvellous art of poi. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Queen's Birthday Weekend
Sunday 5
10am-4pm: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki to ao
For Matariki 2005, enjoy the art of poi. Poi has been developed and performed by Mäori for centuries. Watch and talk to renowned weavers from throughout the country as they demonstrate this beautiful art form. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

10am-5pm: Experiencing Excellence in Mäori Arts - toi ihoTM Expo. See authentic, quality Mäori arts and crafts promoted by this unique trademark symbol. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm; Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Create a Matariki starscope. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2..

Throughout the day: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki te ao floortalks
Find out more about the marvellous art of poi. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Queen's Birthday Weekend
Monday 6
10am-4pm: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki to ao. For Matariki 2005, enjoy the art of poi. Poi has been developed and performed by Mäori for centuries. Watch and talk to renowned weavers from throughout the country as they demonstrate this beautiful art form. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm: Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Make a birthday crown. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Cost $2.

Throughout the day: A Celebration of Poi: E ara ra - ki te ao, ki te ao floortalks
Find out more about the marvellous art of poi. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Tuesday 7
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Matariki at Te Papa. Why do we celebrate Matariki at Te Papa? Come along to a Te Papa panel discussion about the significance of Matariki to the Museum. You'll find out more about Matariki, both regionally and nationally, and why we celebrate this special time. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

3pm-5.30pm: Discover Matariki - The Mäori New Year Tour. What is Matariki? Find out on this fascinating tour that includes Matariki taonga (treasures) and stories at Te Papa and a planetarium presentation at the Carter Observatory. Transport provided. Bookings essential. Contact Victoria Leachman, Manager Te Papa Tours, ph (04) 381 7111 or email reservations@tepapa.govt.nz . Meet at Coats, Bags | Koti, Peke on Level 1. Cost $20.


Wednesday 8
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Mäori Language (Te Reo). Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mäori (the Mäori Language Commission) has launched a new reo promotion, Körero Mäori. Come along and learn about exciting developments in store for Mäori and all New Zealanders. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Thursday 9
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - The growth of Mäori music. Mäori music is a growing force worldwide, but what is Mäori music? Hear our panel of musicians discuss the music industry and what the future holds - including James Moss, Hinemoana Baker, and Ngahiwi Apanui. Chaired by Erana Hemmingsen. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

6.15pm & 8.15 pm (both sessions in te reo Mäori): Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

7pm-8pm: toi ihoTM Concert: Moana & the Tribe. Don't miss this internationally renowned band, with its unique blend of traditional Mäori musical elements and contemporary western grooves. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Friday 10
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Mäori Language (Te Reo) - part 2. Find out more about exciting developments in store for Mäori and all New Zealanders. A new initiative means people can gain greater knowledge of reo Mäori and make informed choices about language issues. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Saturday 11
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm
Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Decorate a Matariki star mask. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

12.30pm-1.30pm: Waikohu - Mere Boynton's CD launch. Some of the hottest names in contemporary New Zealand performance feature on this collaborative CD by acclaimed actress and singer Mere Boynton. To produce the CD, Mere collaborated in a variety of styles with artists including Gareth Farr, Richard Nunns, and the percussionists of Strike. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

2pm-3pm: Canti Mäori. Enjoy this innovative and exciting mix of traditional Mäori instruments, voices, and incantations (waiata, karanga, and karakia) with opera singing by Timua Brennan. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

3pm-5.30pm: Discover Matariki - The Mäori New Year Tour. What is Matariki? Find out on this fascinating tour that includes Matariki taonga (treasures) and stories at Te Papa and a planetarium presentation at the Carter Observatory. Transport provided. Bookings essential. Contact Victoria Leachman, Manager Te Papa Tours, ph (04) 381 7111 or email reservations@tepapa.govt.nz . Meet at Coats, Bags | Koti, Peke on Level 1. Cost $20.


Sunday 12
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm
Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Grow an afro bro. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

1pm-1.50pm: Carol Henry's debut release. Enjoy the magic of Carol Henry's music from her debut album - fusion folk in a range of sweet melodies and soaring ballads with funky rhythms. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Monday 13
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Mäori Medicine. Learn how Whanganui Mäori use native plants for their medicinal qualities and the traditions that surround their use and cultivation. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Tuesday 14
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Mäori Horticulture. Join Nick Roskruge (Atiawa and Ngäti Tama) of Massey University and Dr Ocean Mercier (Ngäti Porou) of Victoria University along with Turama Hawira from Whanganui iwi (tribal groups) as they talk about traditional Mäori horticulture and cultivation. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

3pm-5.30pm: Discover Matariki - The Mäori New Year Tour. What is Matariki? Find out on this fascinating tour that includes Matariki taonga (treasures) and stories at Te Papa and a planetarium presentation at the Carter Observatory. Transport provided. Bookings essential. Contact Victoria Leachman, Manager Te Papa Tours, ph (04) 381 7111 or email reservations@tepapa.govt.nz . Meet at Coats, Bags | Koti, Peke on Level 1. Cost $20.


Wednesday 15
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - The Growth of Kohanga Reo. Join members of the Whanganui iwi (tribal groups) as they discuss the growth of the kohanga reo (language nest) movement in their region. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Thursday 16
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Whanganui River. Enjoy this discussion of an awesome river. In conjunction with Te Awa Tupua: The Whanganui Iwi Exhibition. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


6.15pm & 8.15 pm
Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

7pm-8pm: toi ihoTM Concert: Whirimako Black. Grab this chance to hear a nationally acclaimed performer with a unique and powerful voice for Mäori music and culture. Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Friday 17
12.15pm-1pm: Ngä Reo o Matariki - Whanganui Tourism. Whanganui has become an exciting area for tourism, with adventure sports, excellent angling, and much more. Join in the discussion and find out about the adventures to be had in Wanganui. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Saturday 18
Matariki Whänau Day
Te Huka ä Tai Discovery Centre, Level 4, unless noted. All events free entry, unless noted.

10am-11am: Fantastic neon face-painting. Have your face professionally painted by Body FX using neon paint. Then see how it glows in the star cave!
10am-11am: Make a Matariki Badge. Cost $2.

11am-12 noon. Make twirling poi. Make your own poi then enter the poi competition to win a prize. Cost $2.

11.30am-12.15pm. Matariki Starlab session (in reo Mäori). Search the constellations for Matariki in Te Papa's mini-planetarium. Level 4 classroom, by PlaNet Pasifika.

12 noon-1pm: Fantastic neon face-painting. Have your face professionally painted by Body FX using neon paint. Then see how it glows in the star cave!
12 noon-1pm: Poi demonstrations and competition. Show off your poi skills and be in to win a prize!
1pm-2pm: Discovery Hour: Taonga Püoro (Mäori musical instruments). Hey kids! Come along and learn about taonga püoro with Te Papa's Mäori Collection Manager Dion Peita in a wonderful show-and-tell session.

2pm-2.30pm: Storytelling under the stars. Listen to Moira Wairama tell wonderful stories in a star cave.

2pm-3pm: Funky moko styles. Come and have a funky glitter moko professionally painted by Robin Peachy.

3pm-3.30pm: Dark star stories anyone? Hear some magnificent stories from Moira Wairama.

3.3pm-4pm: Matariki games. Join in the fun and games.

Plus, all day events - help make a Matariki mural and enter the star cave competition to win a prize!
10.30am, 11.30am (in te reo Maori) , 1.30pm, & 2.30pm
Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Matariki Day: Make a twirling poi. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

3pm-5.30pm: Discover Matariki - The Mäori New Year Tour. What is Matariki? Find out on this fascinating tour that includes Matariki taonga (treasures) and stories at Te Papa and a planetarium presentation at the Carter Observatory. Transport provided. Bookings essential. Contact Victoria Leachman, Manager Te Papa Tours, ph (04) 381 7111 or email reservations@tepapa.govt.nz . Meet at Coats, Bags | Koti, Peke on Level 1. Cost $20.


Sunday 19
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, & 2.30pm
Matariki Starlab sessions
Visit the mini-planetarium Starlab, enjoy locating the different stars, and learn about the significance of Matariki to Maori. Sessions last 45 minutes and numbers are limited to the first 20 people. Cost: gold coin donation. See the host in PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4, to reserve your place.

11am-12 noon: Create a Matariki mobile. Te Huka a Tai, Level 4. Cost $2.

12 noon-1pm: Southgate. Southgate Entertainment and former Herbs member Carl Perkins present songs from the CD Our Story - a compilation from the rangatahi (youth) of Whanganui. Featuring new songs from the House of Shem reggae band, Johnny K & Jahlyse (hip hop/r'n'b), and the Steady Beat Rockers (hip hop). The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

1pm-2pm: toi ihoTM Concert: Ruia - closing Matariki. Hear this leading figure from the Mäori music world in a passionate finale to Matariki. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Saturday 25
11am-12 noon: Create a navigational waka (canoe). PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Cost $2.

1pm-1.30pm: Popoto Whakamiharo. Experience the plight of the critically endangered popoto or Maui's dolphin with this powerful mix of live music, waiata (song), taonga puoro (traditional Mäori musical instruments), theatre, and dance. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.


Sunday 26
11am-12 noon: Make a shell necklace. NatureSpace, Level 2. Cost $2.

1.15pm-2.15pm. Holbein to Hockney with music. Hear a live performance of classical masterpieces as you savour these superb works by some of the world's greatest artists. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition admission charges apply.

2pm-4pm: Discovery Hour - Bring a Rock Day. Hey kids! Bring in your rocks and fossils and find out what they are with Te Papa's geologist Dr Hamish Campbell. NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry.


All times/performances are correct at time of going to print, although changes may occur. We suggest you check our website (www.tepapa.govt.nz) for confirmation on any events you wish to attend.


SHORT-TERM EXHIBITIONS

Holbein to Hockney: Drawings from the Royal Collection
An exhibition of seventy-six works representing a selection of the most significant drawings from the Royal Collection including works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Durer.

23 April-24 July 2005. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Adult $12.00; child (4-14 years) $4.50.


Visit the Holbein to Hockney exhibition and enter the competition to win a trip for two to Windsor Castle!

Mäori Showbands
The people, the sounds, the look, the sensational performing style - experience an extraordinary musical era in Mäori Showbands, Te Papa's first online exhibition. Visit www.maorishowbands.co.nz to explore the people and stories behind this phenomenon. Discover the enduring appeal of some of New Zealand's most magnetic entertainers.


Qui Tutto Bene: The Italians in New Zealand
Te Papa and the Italian community combine to present a fresh and fascinating look at what it means to be Italian in New Zealand. Qui Tutto Bene is an exploration of the colourful history and wonderfully diverse influence of this small vibrant community.
Until March 2007. Level 4. Free entry.


Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation: 1940-today
Showcasing over 100 of the nation's most significant artworks and taonga from Te Papa's collections. The first part of a major project, this exhibition includes works by Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, and Rita Angus. Level 5. Free entry.


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Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation: Works on paper 1940-60
This intriguing selection of works on paper by New Zealand artists illustrates a time of emerging nationalism and experiment in New Zealand art. Another development in the Toi Te Papa project. The Ilott Room, Level 4. Until August 2005. Free entry.


Shawls: the elegant drape
Showcasing the rich textures and exquisite patterns of a selection of shawls from Te Papa's extensive collection. Until September 2005. The Eyelights Gallery, Level 4. 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.


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.


Ngä Toko Rima | Contemporary clayworks
Out of the creation stories of fire, water, and earth, five leading Mäori artists create powerful new works in clay. Until September 2005. The Terrace, Level 6. Free entry.


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