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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events

Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events

June 2006 to July 2006

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

NZSO Subscription Series 2006 - Julian Lloyd Webber

This concert featuring three musical masterpieces begins with ‘Heavy Traffic’ - a piece written by one co-founder of Stroma for the other that is the latest in a series of short commissions featuring an NZSO “star”. A definite English artist theme for this concert pairs Conductor James Judd with cellist Julian Lloyd Webber performing Elgar’s cello concerto, made famous by Jacqueline du Pre. The final piece, Zemlinsky’s “Die Seejngfrau - The Mermaid”, is a deeply emotional work based on the Hans Christian Andersen story which was re-discovered after 80 years and was motivated by the composer’s own experience of rejected love.

1 June 2006, 8.00pm; Pre Concert talk at 7.15pm

Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Contact for enquiries: Hannah Evans, phone (04) 801 3833, 021 745 290, email: hannahe@nzso.co.nz

Otago Museum

2006 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition

The Otago Museum is excited to host the 2006 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition for the seventh consecutive year! The breathtaking results of the competition will be on display in the Nature Galleries, including the category winners and an outstanding overall winner. The photograph categories are Plant, Animal and Human Impact on the Natural Environment and entries have been submitted from amateur photographers all who are Otago residents. The calibre of our photographic skill within our community is phenomenal, making this a rigorous contest! Be sure to check it out.

The competition is made possible by NHNZ, Jonathan's Camera and Video and the Otago Museum

1 - 30 June 2006

Nature Galleries

Layers of Inspiration - Creative Quilts

Layers of Inspiration - Creative Quilts on display in the Museums Special Exhibition Gallery exposes the exceptional talent of fibre artisans. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Otago Museum and the Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago prompted by a quilt making competition to celebrate the Guilds 21st birthday. The quilts are inspired by themes, metaphors and narrative derived from collections within the Museum commemorating the natural heritage of the Otago region, while raising the profile of quilting as both a hobby and lifestyle throughout history. In addition to the exhibition the supporting range of community programmes will offer opportunities for experienced quilters and the newly interested alike. Come along to pick up some useful tips on quilt-making techniques.

Until 18 June 2006

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Scarfies: Otago Student Culture

No other city in New Zealand has a student culture as strong, vibrant and distinctive as that found in Dunedin, the home of the Scarfie. This exhibition blends humour, politics, freezing flats and scholarship, illuminating the icons of this unique student lifestyle. In Scarfies past and present students can commemorate the long traditions that have been passed from one generation to another since the foundation of the University in 1869. The exhibition is also an opportunity for greater Otago to celebrate the richness and creativity that the student body brings to our special city.

Until 2 July 2006

People of the World 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). $10 per person and FREE to Otago residents bringing non-Otago visitors.

Every Day

Lunchtime Music

A range of musicians liven up the Atrium with live performances each week.

Museum Atrium, Fridays & Saturdays between 12 noon & 1.30pm

Discovery World - Science with a Difference!

Experience heaps of hands-on science at its best in Otago Museum's interactive science centre, Discovery World. There's so much cool stuff that you won't know where to start! You can engage yourself with the IBM TryScience Kiosk, challenge your friends to a game of air hockey or table soccer, inflate a hot air balloon, warp yourself with the trick mirror, stomp out a tune on the giant foot piano or test your skills with our tricky puzzles. And if you have a fondness for animals you can visit the fishy enclosure of the Discovery World Aquarium on your way to our frogs, geckos and red-eared terrapins. Plus, if you're brave enough you can take a peek at our tarantulas!

Every Day

Discovery World Science Shows

These excellent shows run by our Science Communicators are sure to entertain you!

Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

Gallery Talks

From Prehistoric Penguins to Pounamu, from Ferns to the Falkland Fox, there is sure to be something to interest everyone. Every day at 2pm there is a free short presentation by our Otago Museum Communicators based on artefacts and displays in the Museum.

Every Day

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 computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of 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.

Every Day

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.

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. Discover Otago’s natural heritage in the Nature Galleries and 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

Open 7 Days, 10.00am - 5.00pm (closed Christmas day)

Contact for enquiries: Sarah Urbanak, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845, website: www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

Otago University Students’ Association - The Speights Battle of the Bands

Dunedin is known for its Dunedin sounds and at Otago University it is the place where a lot of the bands get an opportunity to get their music heard by students with discerning taste. A good time to come and hear all these bands, (established, developing and random) is at the Battle of the Bands. Although it is called a battle, there is no fighting and all the band folk are very nice to each other, but they do play hard once on stage and are judged on their performance over a series of nights. (Mmm judged on performance, lucky it’s not the bedroom). The finalists then have a big play off on the last night and winners are chosen, and receive tons of prizes and radio coverage and those who didn’t get a placing are still loved by everyone. There are four heats and one final and each band has 15 minutes to impress the judges who will be scoring the bands in 5 categories (stage presence, crowd appreciation, musical/technical ability, originality, the X factor).
Runs until 3 June 2006

Refuel, Downstairs from the Union Hall, University of Otago, Union Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Rob McCann, phone (03) 479 5334, email: social.activities@ousa.org.nz, website: www.socialacts.ousa.org.nz

Contact for bookings: Otago University Students’ Association, phone (03) 479 5334

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis cuts up images of popular culture and re-contextualises them in a way that is equal parts celebration, mockery and subversion. Elevating the cute to unnatural levels, juxtaposing with gentle malice and arranging the result into weird and wonderful mandalas, Peter has been wielding a scalpel with warped intent for fifteen years. He is influenced and inspired by collage artists such as Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch and Winston Smith, and "Low Brow" painters like Mark Ryden, Robert Williams and Todd Schorr. Peter presents a selection of recent works on canvas and paper.

Runs until 3 June 2006

Ben Millar

The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Otago, in conjunction with Double Dialogues, Australia are hosting an international conference on Space in Dunedin from 24 May - 4 June 2006. In association with the conference, we are presenting an exhibition of paintings by Australian Painter Ben Millar. Colourful abstract paintings about 'space' & 'place', Ben seeks to represent his thoughts and feelings in relation to the Australian landscape.

Runs until 3 June 2006

Members Show

Artist members of the Friends of the Cleveland Living Arts Centre exhibit their work and include both established and emerging artists. “One is always staggered to find so many painters in the world painting at such a high level.” ODT, Members show review 2005.

Runs until 17 June 2006

Surf - The Art & Science of Surfing

Multi-faceted exhibition of many parts encompassing art, design, science, photos, words, books, audio visual, historical and contemporary perspectives and activities which have all been inspired by and relate to surfing. Run in conjunction with the 2006 International Science Festival.

22 June - 16 July 2006

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin.

Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Jane Davidson, phone (03) 477 7291, email: reception@artcentre.org.nz

Otago Settlers Museum - Exhibitions

Our Southern Poles: Otago’s Polish Heritage 1872-2006

Poland is an ancient central European nation with a history scarred by conflict. Poles have migrated in large numbers to all corners of the world, including New Zealand. This display traces the story of Otago’s Polish settlers from those who came as assisted immigrants in the 1870s, through Second World War era orphans and displaced persons, and finally the political refugees and skilled migrants of more recent years. All three strands coalesced in 1998 to form the Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland Trust, stimulating a remarkable resurgence in Polish cultural life in the region.

3 June - 19 November 2006

Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure

Picture yourself on board a sailing ship or steamer, dozing in your cabin. Fog has closed in. All is quiet. Suddenly a sharp jolt sends you flying from your bunk. Up on deck the scramble to launch the lifeboats is beginning. The sea steadily floods through a gash in the vessel’s side. Davy Jones’ locker is beckoning. This will surely be the worst day of your life. It may even be your last. Shipwreck dramas capture our imaginations, conjuring images of great calamity, surviving against the odds, selfless bravery and tragic loss. In this exhibition you can discover which New Zealand shipwreck claimed the greatest human toll, which disaster was a deliberate criminal act, how Victory Beach on the Otago Peninsula got its name, how a submersible named Platypus came to sink in Otago Harbour and much more. Marvel at the fortitude of castaways stranded for months on the inhospitable Auckland Islands. Reel in horror as drifting survivors from another famous shipping tragedy resort to cannibalism to stay alive. Weep as the raging sea snuffs out life in its prime. Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure portrays stories, images and relics of around 50 New Zealand shipwrecks, most with a connection to the history of Otago.

10 June - 24 September 2006

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

Appliance Emporium: Housekeeping Made Easy

Whenever you start to grumble about doing the chores, spare a thought for how housekeeping was conducted in the old days. There were no washing machines to load, set and forget. No one-touch microwave cooking. Ironing likewise was a dreaded chore that involved hours of intensive effort. This exhibition takes a look at some of the housekeeping devices used by Victorian housekeepers and the introduction in the mid-twentieth century of some of those labour-saving devices we now take for granted.

An Otago Settlers Museum exhibition

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

Walk Dunedin - Guided Inner City Walking Tours

An experienced guide will takes visitors on a two-hour tour stroll where visitors can experience 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 Monday to Saturday

Departs Visitor Information Centre, The Octagon, Dunedin

Mid-Winter Carnival Lantern-Making Workshops

Make your very own lantern to carry in the Procession of Light (Saturday 24 June in the Octagon).

3 & 4 June 2006, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Theatres of Dunedin - From Dens of Iniquity to Picture Palaces

Join members of the Southern Heritage Trust on a guided tour of Dunedin’s inner city theatres. Experience the stars, stories and scandals from the unruly gold rush to the golden era of cinema.

6 June 2006, 2.00pm

Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

HF Hardy - Dunedin’s Home-grown Architect

From woodcutter to gold-rush builder to architect! Discuss Hardy’s life and view his contribution to Dunedin’s early skyline.

17 June 2006, 2.00pm

Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

Sunny Side Up

The Sunny Side Up are a group of 30 enthusiastic and enjoyable singers. Come and listen to the present a programme of acapella gospel and world music from many countries.

18 June 2006, 1.30pm

Floor Talk: Peter Read, curator of Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure gives an insight into the Museum’s latest exhibition.

25 June 2006, 2.00pm

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Contact for Exhibition enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

Contact for Visitor Programme enquiries: John Ingram, phone (03) 474 2728

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Exhibitions

The Amazing Face: Four Centuries of Portraits from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Through portraits as varied as Sir Joshua Reynolds' painting of the well-born but illegitimate Maria, Countess Waldegrave, CF Goldie's All 'e same t'e Pakeha, Raymond Ching's Rebecca and the Music Student and a selection of contemporary photographs, The Amazing Face traces some of the major trends and changes in portraiture over more than four hundred years and examines a few curiosities along the way.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 4 June 2006

Jeffrey Harris: The Melbourne Drawings

The first New Zealand showing of a major new acquisition. Made by an artist famed for his pencil drawings, this 32-part series is a visual story of love and separation, a whirlwind of graphic invention. The series, made in 1986, opens with drawings that recall Harris’s fine-lined 1970s works. The closing images, stark and gestural, anticipate the bold strokes of his abstract drawings from the 1990s.

Runs until 4 June 2006

Fiona Clark: Go Girl

Go Girl is a major project for Taranaki based artist Fiona Clark, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished photographic artists. Comparing and contrasting New Zealand of the 1970s with the New Zealand of today, the exhibition tells a story of gender and identity over a 30-year period. It documents the coming out of the homosexual, lesbian and transgender community within mainstream culture. The story also provides rare insights into the birth of performance art in New Zealand, and the emergence of photography as a serious art form in New Zealand.

Runs until 6 August 2006

Rohan Wealleans: Tatunka

Rohan Wealleans is already well known to Dunedin gallery-goers for his exhibitions The Fluoro Rider and In the Shadow of the Beast at local galleries in 2005. Occupying the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's largest gallery space, Tatunka is the major outcome of this painter's year as Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago. Including two enormous freestanding 'dream catchers' and a vast, free-hanging, sci-fi cocoon, the exhibition showcases Wealleans gift for evoking multiple and seemingly contradictory responses - these works are at once colossal and intricate, gruesome and beautiful.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition.

Runs until 6 August 2006

Judy Darragh - Frozen Flood

Auckland-based but nationally renowned, Judy Darragh is coming to Dunedin to take on all 161 square metres of the Big Wall. Darragh has colonised New Zealand’s largest exhibition wall with hundreds of squiggles of fluoro-coloured expander foam. Called Frozen Flood, her work injects this grand space with toxic colour, perishable materials, and a massive dose of innuendo.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 13 August 2006

Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) used recurring motifs in much of her work, particularly her still lifes. Favourite jugs, bowls, plants and pieces of fabric appear again and again, in some instances with only slight changes in composition, and yet such is Hodgkins' skill that each work has a form and charm of its own. This exhibition illustrates the artist's recurring use of motifs and techniques with a variety of examples from collections around the country, some of which are relatively unknown.

An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki touring exhibition

With the support of Lottery Grants Board, Creative New Zealand, and Singapore Airlines

3 June - 8 October 2006

The Op Shop

Bringing heat and light to the foyer spaces in mid-winter, the artists in Op Shop reclaim and redeem the kinds of objects found in Dunedin’s opportunity shops. From old 45rpm records transformed into a wall of pulsing abstract paintings, to a cheap ceramic ornament remade as a high-gloss monument, these artworks connect the op shop to other forms of ‘op’ - opulence, Pop, and Optical art. The show encompasses two wall-works by Judy Darragh and Sara Hughes and includes works by Michael Morley, Reuben Paterson, and Rachel Easting.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

10 June - 17 September 2006

Jude Rae - Victoria Chambers

Each year, the Visiting Artists Programme brings one New Zealand and one international artist to Dunedin to create a new body of work. The latest visitor is Jude Rae, an artist based in Canberra and renowned for her still-life and portrait paintings. Closing focus on familiar and ordinary objects, Rae creates extraordinary meditations on perception, stillness, and painting’s powers of illusion.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

24 June - 3 September 2006

Michael Smither - The Wonder Years

Michael Smither is one of New Zealand’s most renowned and respected artists. His painting is often deeply personal and autobiographical, delving into the domestic landscapes and outside environments of his daily life. Michael Smither: The Wonder Years - the first major exhibition of his work since 1984 - focuses on the incredibly productive period between 1962 - 1979 when the artist was living in his home town of New Plymouth.

An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki touring exhibition

24 June - 10 September 2006

Tall Tales & History Lessons

The past is a foreign country, and many New Zealand artists have taken trips there in the last decade. Drawn largely from the collections of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, this exhibition showcases artists who have updated and energised the old genre of ‘History painting’. Instead of enshrining the noble deeds of leaders and royalty, these artists dwell on little-known ancestors, ominous souvenirs and all manner of odd cultural collision. The show includes Jason Greig, Bill Hammond, Saskia Leek, Kathryn Madill, Seraphine Pick and Michael Shepherd.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 24 September 2006

Partners in Paint: Frances Hodgkins and Dorothy Kate Richmond at Home and Abroad

It is in words and paint that the relationship between Frances Hodgkins and Dorothy Kate Richmond is so vividly caught. They travelled and lived together much of the time they were abroad between 1901 and 1903, and repeated this in New Zealand from 1904 to 1906. Together they captured the quaint, romantic scenes of medieval market places, the cathedrals, the bridges, the sights, the sounds, the people, and in New Zealand, particularly, the Maori. This exhibition celebrates this colourful time in their creative careers when they forged the pattern of their future lives as artists and women.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 29 October 2006

War and Peace: From the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

This thematic exhibition, curated by Peter Stupples, contrasts images that reflect peace, harmony and the good life with those related to war, violence, and death. It includes works by Ralph Hotere, Grahame Sydney, Barry Cleavin, Peter Roche and Andrew Drummond, as well as a rich collection of William Reed's chronicle of war in the Pacific in the 1940s.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 8 April 2007

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Visitor Programmes

Film Screening: Kurz & Gut II- Short & Sweet II - The Goethe Institut presents 27 new short films from Germany presented in four themed sessions (English sub-titles).

3 June: You and Me (110 minutes); 10 June: Close to Home and Far Away (138 minutes);

17 June: Young and Old (97 minutes); 24 June: Should I Stay or Should I Go (75 minutes).

Film programme courtesy of the Goethe Institut.

Every Saturday in June 2006, 3.00pm

Public Lecture: Dr Erin Griffey, Lecturer, Art History Department, University of Auckland, presents Henrietta Maria and the Visual Arts - an overview of the portraits of Henrietta Maria (1609-1669) Queen Consort of Charles I and of her role as a patron of the visual arts. The lecture will include a discussion of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s portrait of Henrietta Maria by Cornelius Johnson.

4 June 2006, 3.00pm

Workshop: Luminous Lanterns - Make a lantern to carry in Dunedin’s Mid-Winter Carnival The Procession of Light (24 June 2006, 6pm in the Octagon).

10 & 11 June 2006, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Floor Talk: Canberra-based Dunedin Public Art Gallery Artist in Residence, Jude Rae talks about her work.

10 June 2006, 3.00pm

Lecture: Dr Catherine Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Film Studies, University of Otago, presents a lecture titled Expanding Cinema: On Sally Potter’s Films. Special screenings of Potter’s film Yes, will be held at the Metro Cinema during the weekend to complement this lecture. Potter’s short film Play will also be screening in the Gallery’s Front Window.

11 June 2006, 3.00pm

Contact for Yes enquiries: Metro Cinema, phone (03) 474 3350, website: www.metrocinema.co.nz

Floor Talk: Artist Rohan Wealleans talks about the works in his exhibition Tatunka and other recent projects.

18 June 2006, 3.00pm

Lecture: Professor Bruce Barber, Director of the MFA Programme at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, presents Paragraphs on Littoral Art, and a discussion about various international examples of new genre and public art, including his own. For more information about Dr Barber’s interests and practice see www.newgenreandpublicart.com.

22 June 2006, 6.00pm

Floor Talk: Artist Michael Smither talks about his paintings in The Wonder Years with Ron Brownson, exhibition curator.

25 June 2006, 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

Chamber Music New Zealand - John Chen

Without any doubt, John Chen is New Zealand's finest young concert pianist. In 2004, as an 18 year old, John became the youngest winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. He was also the first competitor from Australia or New Zealand to win the competition since it began in 1977. John made his CMNZ touring debut in 2005 for the Associate Societies network and also performed at the official 40th birthday celebrations of the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. The programme for Dunedin opens with Beethoven’s Sonata in B flat opus 22, followed by Clair Cowan’s Shadow Hands, Chopin’s Andante Spinato and Grande & Polonaise Brilliante Opus 22, Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse, and concludes with Schumann’s Carnaval. "...playing of dextrous virtuosity, poetry and a wondrous clarity... the polish, maturity and sheer musicianship displayed in a varied programme was still astonishing." - The Dominion Post

Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand

6 June 2006, 8.00pm

Marama Hall, University of Otago Campus, Behind the Clock Tower, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Jannah Dennison, phone (03) 477 2339, email jannah.dennison@gmail.com

Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Milford Galleries Dunedin

Peter James Smith: Truth + Beauty

Peter James Smith’s latest exhibition Truth + Beauty continues to explore notions of the sublime, romanticised landscape while utilising the beauty of mathematics as a visual sign language. “The works in this exhibition dance around the mathematical and the dynamical-a choreography with beauty at its still point” states Smith. Smith overlays New Zealand’s past and present with a contemporary cinematic presentation that references a romantic era of exploration and painting. In doing so he re-invigorates points in history, while questioning how the future will judge the present. Smith’s paintings incorporate histories of the land, of literature, art, philosophy, science and mathematics. His achievement lies in his ability to unite multiple histories, with the here and now into concise and evocative compositions. His paintings make us pause and take heed, producing an emotional response to our landscape and our histories. “The first, most striking thing about Peter James Smith - the man and the work-is the dual devotion to art and science. The works are attentive to the actual visual character of particular things and there is an enthusiasm for the abstract, rigorous discipline of mathematics.” - John Armstrong on Peter James Smith, Melbourne, 2005. An artist talk on the exhibition will be held 19 May at 6.15pm, open to the public.

Runs until 8 June 2006

Kate Wells: The Hunt (touring exhibition 2005-2006)

This is the last venue in Kate Wells touring exhibition The Hunt. The Hunt is a series of large mural ‘designs for tapestries’, in the form of découpage assemblages on board. Accompanying the painted and varnished panels are a collection of small, intimate works executed in woven tapestry. These framed ‘relic’ pieces depict details of the large designs. While the works comprising The Hunt reference allegorical medieval hunting tapestries, the stories, images and themes are inspired by our place in the South Pacific at the beginning of the 21st Century. Focusing on a collection of New Zealand’s offshore islands from the Three Kings Islands, Tiritiri Matangi and Goat Island, to the Quarantine Islands dotted inside city harbours, to Ulva and Stewart Island in the south, The Hunt explores issues of extinction, isolation, illusion, ambivalence and perception. At times quirky, others quietly provocative, the works defy easy categorisation and they straddle the boundaries between fine art, design and applied art. An artist talk on the exhibition will be held 9 June at 6.15pm, open to the public.

10 - 29 June 2006

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lydia Baxendell, phone (03) 477 7727, email info@milfordhouse.co.nz

Fortune Theatre

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

This long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is directed by Douglas Kamo and celebrates the road to coupledom and all the trials and tribulations of the modern suburban dating game. A slick revue of witty, sweet and catchy songs dealing with everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws but were just too afraid to admit. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is presented through special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Limited on behalf of R&H Theatricals of New York City. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, Musical Director Stuart Walker and music by Jimmy Roberts.

Runs until 10 June 2006

Waiting for Gateaux

It starts with the smell… and the promise of the taste, melting slowly with the sensation and texture that can only be Cadbury Heaven! We like chocolate. A lot! Waiting for Gateaux is a play written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood. Motivators is the worst health and fitness club in the world. There's a chance it will appear on a reality television show - but it's really difficult for the members to give up the cakes and chocolate.

23 June - 15 July 2006

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695

Contact for bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 8323 or online www.fortunetheatre.co.nz

Regent Theatre

10cc

10cc is a high-calibre band, combining innovative and diverse musical stylings, sharp vocals, rich harmonies and great instrumental skills, capped with witty, topical lyrics and ironic, tongue-in-cheek humour. The original group is also notable as one of the first UK pop-rock acts to operate as a fully self-contained unit - they wrote all their own songs, played and sang all the music, and used no outside session musicians at all on their first four LPs. Don’t miss your chance to see 10cc and original band member, Graham Gouldman, perform all their classic hits in this exclusive 10-city tour.

16 June 2006, 7.30pm

Dunedin Town Hall, 1 Moray Place, Dunedin

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast stage spectacular features the stunning Academy Award winning musical score which made the animated film such a hit, plus another seven songs created for the Broadway show by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. The sublime music carries the story - a classic tale of love, sacrifice, jealousy, revenge and redemption - exploring an age-old theme: the true meaning of beauty. The show has the Broadway WOW factor for adult audiences, with spectacular production numbers and superb set and costumes, some of which have been designed by Weta Workshop here in New Zealand. And for young audiences, there is all the colour, magic and drama of a classic “good vs evil” fairytale. It’s a show that really does have something for everyone.

22 June - 1 July 2006

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries and bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Southern Sinfonia - Feng Ning

Young Chinese violinist Feng Ning visits Dunedin to showcase the flair that saw him win victory in last year's Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Performing Bruch's melodic and appealing Scottish Fantasy, he will leave audiences in no doubt as to why he is touted as one of the most promising new talents in the classical music world today. The evening's programme also celebrates the Orchestra's 40-year history, featuring a special performance of Warwick Braithwaite's Hinemoa under the direction of his son, Sinfonia Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite, and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No. 5.

17 June 2006, 8.00pm

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Katie Ellwood, phone (03) 477 5623

Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Blue Oyster Gallery

John Borley - Return

At the beginning, John Borley will closely observe and document his actions, discussions, thoughts and exchanges for one week. He will then attempt to perform this recorded reality in the week that follows. These activities will be re-performed for the subsequent three weeks. Return will take place in the locality of Dunedin. Responding to this new environment, Borley will set up a series of circumstances and conditions that necessitate participation. Through endeavouring to repeat these communicative situations he will question the role of audience, in both its potential function and purpose, by examining the values that are created through this relationship. Blue Oyster Art Project Space will accommodate Return as a focus site and contact point for the duration of Borley’s interactions. John Borley is a British artist currently based in Wellington. He is the inaugural Blue Oyster Artist in Residence.

Runs until 17 June 2006

Lower Gallery

Cathy Helps - Faking It

Faking It is an installation of paintings of teenagers who inhabit a world where fantasy and reality converge. Characters that are heavily influenced by and who spend an increasingly large proportion of their time immersed in a reality constructed from video images, play station games and movies. Faced with the demands of society and the expectations of oncoming adulthood, these kids invent tactics of evasion and diversion, adopting poses and taking up positions confusing the real and not real. To live, for these kids, is in part to rehearse, to put on masks and play out multiple identities, in order prepare for a life ahead that appears full of uncertainties. Their multiple identities express practices of representation

and question authenticity. Painterly representation is also in question as the characters that inhabit these paintings adopt ruses and disguises in order to make sense of their lives. These kids play out roles acting as stand-ins for another. They refuse representation and appear to have all the control. As a viewer we know something is not quite right, are we looking at a real scene or person, or is it a fake? Can we believe what is painted? Seeing is not always believing. Painting lies.

Runs until 17 June 2006

Dark Side Gallery

Anna Muirhead - The Vinyl Frontier

The Vinyl Frontier is a constructed landscape that explores a shifting vista of representation through a fusion of painting and sculpture. The landforms are constructed from industrial waste and domestic linoleum. The material choice a deliberate attempt to subvert the regular and familiar, bringing associations with kitchen floors, schools, offices and institutions, while the linoleum’s implicit association is one of replication and simulation. These images are based on botanical watercolours that are used to document, categorise and illustrate native flora from the early twentieth century in New Zealand - A union of scientific understanding and the aesthetic of delicate flower painting. The linoleum is inlaid with a technique that appears similar to marketry, the patterns and colours of mass produced materials worked in an inlaid craft process, evoke a sense of repetition and intense labour. Muirhead’s environments play the spaces between form and anti-form, pictorial representation and the immersive, macro- micro, inside -outside, push-me pull-you.

Runs until 17 June 2006

Upper Gallery

Play

Play is an exhibition by artists Jamie Richardson, Morgan Oliver, Jacquelyn Greenbank and Simon Lawrence implying immediacy. The focus falls on interaction in accordance to a set of rules and views ‘play’ as a method in all its subversity. The exhibition is curated by Ali Bramwell and Charlotte Dick.

20 June - 8 July 2006

Blue Oyster Gallery, Basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197, blueoyster@blueoyster.org.nz

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2006

Held in Dunedin’s Octagon, the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival features a spectacular procession of hand-held and giant lanterns. Made by members of the public and local artists, the lanterns come in a variety of inspiring shapes and colours, forming a huge ring of light as they wind around the city centre. Fireworks, music, and dancing are regular features as the audience defy the longest night. Public participation is a feature of the Carnival with three weekends of public lantern making workshops held prior to the event on 3-4 June, 10-11 June, and 17-18 June. All ages are encouraged to make a lantern for the Carnival. Everyone who makes a lantern becomes part of the Procession of Light. The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is a unique outdoor event held in the centre of Dunedin city to celebrate the longest night and the changing of the season. Now in its eighth year this annual event has become an iconic Dunedin event attracting over 6000 people and nationwide attention.

24 June 2006, 6.00pm

Public Lantern Workshops: 3 - 4 June, 10 - 11 June, & 17 - 18 June 2006

The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for interviews: Artistic Director, Katrina Thomson, phone 027 660 8041

Contact for enquiries: Production Manager, Lee Griffiths, phone 027 476 7128

Larnach Castle - Annual Winter Ball

Larnach Castle presents the famous annual Winter Ball! Once a year, Larnach Castle comes to life as it was over 100 years ago for a magic evening. The Winter Ball was originally introduced as an idea of the Waitati Militia and now in its 23rd year, it is a tradition that has been continued by the Barker Family. Previous guests have commented that it is like a night of Victorian fantasy allowing them to steal away from the 21st Century modernity to a time when ladies and gentlemen behaved like ladies and gentlemen. The music style is old time country dancing but don’t worry if you are not familiar with the dances… they are walked through first before everyone throws themselves energetically into a whorl of activity, with a few waltz’s sprinkled through for those more intimate dances. Most of the fun is looking at the beautiful Victorian creations that both women and men are attired gorgeously in - bows, feathers, satin and silks abound. The evening’s entertainment also includes Dunedin’s favourite - a traditional Scottish Haggis Ceremony with a chance to taste the Haggis on the continuous supper buffet. Come and soak up the unique atmosphere, dress in Victorian Period evening attire, and dance the night away!

24 June 2006

Larnach Castle, 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula

Contact for bookings & enquiries: Sophie Barker, phone (03) 476 1616 or email: sophie@larnachcastle.co.nz

DCC Events - Matariki

Matariki or Tai Tokerau, is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or "The Seven Sisters"; and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year. It is about celebrating the unique place in which we live and giving respect to the land we live on. Maori New Year is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon, which occurs on 27 June 2006. Matariki Eve celebrations in Dunedin will take place on Monday 26 June in the Octagon between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. Celebrity musician, radio personality and constellations lecturer Ngahiwi Apanui will emcee the evening. Food and entertainment will be aplenty and the evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show.

26 June 2006, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Reitu Cassidy, phone 021 058 0590, website: www.CityofDunedin.com

Dunedin Botanic Garden - HortTalk - Get the Latest Dirt

Staff from the Dunedin Public Library showcase gardening books available from the library.

30 June 2006, 12 noon

Dunedin Botanic Garden Centre, Upper Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Clare Fraser, phone (03) 474 9649 or email: cfraser@dcc.govt.nz

Hocken Collections

Fanny and Me

Works by Waitati artist Liz Abbott and historic paintings by Fanny Brunton

An exhibition of paintings and research by local artist Liz Abbott responding to the localities found in the miniature sketchbook in the Hocken Pictorial Collections made by nineteenth century watercolourist Fanny Brunton.

Runs until 15 July 2006

Ralph Miller: designs from the Hocken Pictorial Collections

Graphic designer and illustrator Ralph Miller worked with flair and originality in Dunedin of the 1950s. Many of his works on paper are still in family collections and these are combined into a focus exhibition by curator Frances Speer.

Runs until 15 July 2006

Hocken Collections, University of Otago, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Weekdays 9.30am - 5.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am - 12.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Dr Anna Petersen, phone (03) 479 8870 or anna.petersen@library.otago.ac.nz

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 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.

Last Saturday of the month, 1.00pm

Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Liz Knowles, phone (03) 474 3317, email lknowles@dcc.govt.nz


JULY 2006

New Zealand International Science Festival - Science Futures: New Horizons

The 2006 New Zealand International Science Festival is coming to Dunedin in July! This unique New Zealand event will bring over 200 events to Dunedin, focusing on cutting edge topics in science & technology, upcoming young Kiwi scientists, and future issues that will affect us all. Tickets, programmes and advanced bookings are available from Wednesday 24 May. Phone 0800 SCIFEST or check www.scifest.org.nz for ticket & pricing information and to get a free copy of the 2006 International Science Festival Guide. Highlights of this year’s festival include:

Jill Tarter - SETI and The Search for Little Green Men

Named one of the “100 most powerful and influential people in the world” in the Science & Thinkers category (TIME Magazine), Dr Jill Tarter is making her first trip to New Zealand. She’ll talk about her life’s work: The SETI Institute and her search for life in space. It’s also your chance to see the film based on this fascinating woman, Contact starring Jodi Foster.

1 July 2006, 4.30pm

St David St Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin

Public Lecture: 1 July 2006, 7.30pm, St David St Lecture Theatre, University of Otago

Just for Kids: 3 July 2006, 11.00am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Richard Wiseman - How To Get Lucky

What is luck? Are people just born lucky, or can they learn how to be lucky? Professor Richard Wiseman has the answers, and he wants you to help with the research! First, you can participate in the SBS Born Lucky Mass Experiment, and then come along to his public lecture to hear the answers! Professor Wiseman is a psychologist researching human behaviour, and is well known for mass-experiments into luck, optimism, sixth sense and even speed-dating. Participate in the SBS Born Lucky Experiment online through www.scifest.org.nz or available at the Dunedin branch of SBS.

Public Lecture: 8 July 2006, 7.30pm, Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Just for Kids: 7 July 2006, 11.00am, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Pre-Coital: The Science of Dating

Three Dunedin performances only of the show described as “the pick of the Australian Science Festival”! Pre-Coital: The Science of Dating reveals the truth behind pheromones, physical attractiveness, emotions, condoms and the odds of finding your perfect match in a cabaret-style show featuring plenty of audience participation.

1 July 6.00pm; 2 July 2006, 8.00pm; 3 July 2006, 6.00pm

Fortune Theatre Studio, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Transpower Future Energy Debate

What will we use to power New Zealand in the next 100 years, and what is being done now to make it happen? Join Veronika Meduna of National Radio, as well as energy experts from the government, business and academia, to discuss and debate the energy future of New Zealand.

8 July 2006, 3.30pm

St David St Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin

Will Steffen: Climate Change - Where on Earth are we Going?

Join international global change expert Will Steffen, in Dunedin for one day only, for a talk and discussion on climate change. Bring your questions and concerns.

6 July 2006, 6.00pm

Carlton Room, Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel, Dunedin

Planet Science Kids’ Workshops

Hands-on sessions just for kids (aged 6-11 years) to make a kaleidoscope, weather station, or nano-rover rider, and learn how your project fits in with the rest of the science festival! All workshops are held at the Otago Daily Times Science Festival Headquarters.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 July 2006, 11.00am & 1, 2, 8, 9 July 2006, 1.30pm

ODT Science Festival Headquarters, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Science: Do It, Live It, Love It!

A unique expo presented by the University of Otago Science and Health Science Departments. Two days of displays, shows, activities and fun for everyone to explore.

7 & 8 July 2006, 9.30am-5.00pm

St David St Lecture Theatre Complex, University of Otago, Dunedin

2006 New Zealand International Science Festival: 1- 9 July 2006

Contact for media enquiries: Julie Howard, phone ᄉ 21 472 752, email: julie@parka.co.nz

Contact for general event & festival enquiries: Karen Hartshorn, phone ᄌ 3 474 9256, email: director@scifest.org.nz, website: www.scifest.org.nz

Milford Galleries Dunedin

Lorraine Rastorfer: Airborne

Wellington painter Lorraine Rastorfer, winner of the 2005 CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art award and 2001 Art Waikato National Art Award, has been described as being characterized by a “remarkable finesse” and a “virtuoso” handling of paint. She creates surfaces that refer to silky oriental textiles by using woven lines that overlay, swirl, and shimmer across her canvases. Her latest work continues to explore unusual light effects, the layering of subtle detail and colour, while also integrating a range of landscape elements.

1 - 20 July 2006

Garry Nash: Selected Objects In Sequence

Gary Nash has been at the forefront of New Zealand glass for the last twenty-five years. Known for his superb technical ability and innovation, Nash continues to inspire and challenge his audience. Nash states “Colour is the cornerstone of the studio glass movement. I combine colour and form… to invoke an emotional response… Working in the relative isolation of New Zealand unencumbered by rigid parochial European traditions of glass style and technique has allowed me the freedom to develop a unique style reflecting the New Zealand environment.”

1 - 20 July 2006

OBJECT

An object is a tangible and visible thing and a person or thing can at once be a focus for feelings and thoughts while at the same time being objectified and contrasted. This exhibition then explores ways of saying and presenting across a range of media, acknowledging the Late Latin root objectus of something thrown before the mind. The exhibition includes work by a wide selection of established and emerging artists such as Galia Amsel, Robert Bourdon, Joanna Braithwaite, Simon Clark, John Edgar, Wendy Fairclough, Darryn George, Rebecca Harris, Malcolm Harrison, Scott McFarlane, Tim Main, Alexis Neal, Reuben Paterson, Ross Ritchie, James Robinson, Jon Tootill and Gary Waldrom in a variety of media such as glass, sculpture, painting and tapestry.

22 July - 10 August 2006

Milford Galleries Dunedin, 18 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lydia Baxendell, phone (03) 477 7727, email info@milfordhouse.co.nz

Otago Museum

Scarfies: Otago Student Culture

No other city in New Zealand has a student culture as strong, vibrant and distinctive as that found in Dunedin, the home of the Scarfie. This exhibition blends humour, politics, freezing flats and scholarship, illuminating the icons of this unique student lifestyle. In Scarfies past and present students can commemorate the long traditions that have been passed from one generation to another since the foundation of the University in 1869. The exhibition is also an opportunity for greater Otago to celebrate the richness and creativity that the student body brings to our special city.

Until 2 July 2006

People of the World 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).

Every Day

Lunchtime Music

A range of musicians liven up the Atrium with live performances each week.

Museum Atrium, Fridays & Saturdays between 12 noon & 1.30pm

Discovery World - Science with a Difference!

Experience heaps of hands-on science at its best in Otago Museum's interactive science centre, Discovery World. There's so much cool stuff that you won't know where to start! You can engage yourself with the IBM TryScience Kiosk, challenge your friends to a game of air hockey or table soccer, inflate a hot air balloon, warp yourself with the trick mirror, stomp out a tune on the giant foot piano or test your skills with our tricky puzzles. And if you have a fondness for animals you can visit the fishy enclosure of the Discovery World Aquarium on your way to our frogs, geckos and red-eared terrapins. Plus, if you're brave enough you can take a peek at our tarantulas!

Every Day

Discovery World Science Shows

These excellent shows run by our Science Communicators are sure to entertain you!

Discovery World, Saturdays & Sundays at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

Gallery Talks

From Prehistoric Penguins to Pounamu, from Ferns to the Falkland Fox, there is sure to be something to interest everyone. Every day at 2pm there is a free short presentation by our Otago Museum Communicators based on artefacts and displays in the Museum.

Every Day

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 computers, microscopes, modern journals and a great variety of 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.

Every Day

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.

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. Discover Otago’s natural heritage in the Nature Galleries and 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

Open 7 Days, 10.00am - 5.00pm (closed Christmas day)

Contact for enquiries: Sarah Urbanak, phone (03) 474 7474 ext 845, www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

NZSO Subscription Series 2006 - NZSO Series 1 Concert 3: Till Felner

The new work by celebrated New Zealand composer Gillian Whitehead in her 65th year, Karohirohi or The Shimmering of Light, was written, appropriately, for the harp. It will be premiered by our own Carolyn Mills. Mozart’s piano concerto, K595, is his last and most radiant, written at the height of his powers. This contrasts with Rachmaninov’s first - but expansive and eloquent - symphony. The concert will be conducted by Alexander Lazarev with Till Felner on the Piano.

5 July 2006, 6.30pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

NZSO Subscription Series 2006 - NZSO Series 2 Concert 4: Jonathan Lemalu

From a new work by Gareth Farr and the richness of the wonderful world of Mahler Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn sung by New Zealand star bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, come the blue skies and heavenly warmth of Brahms’ Second Symphony, written in the idyllic ambience of a Carinthian summer. Conducted by Matthias Bamert with Devid Bremner on Trombone.

27 July 2006, 8.00pm

Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Contact for enquiries: Hannah Evans, phone (04) 801 3833, 021 745 290, email: hannahe@nzso.co.nz

Blue Oyster Gallery

Play

Play is an exhibition by artists Jamie Richardson, Morgan Oliver, Jacquelyn Greenbank and Simon Lawrence implying immediacy. The focus falls on interaction in accordance to a set of rules and views ‘play’ as a method in all its subversity. The exhibition is curated by Ali Bramwell and Charlotte Dick.

Runs until 8 July 2006

Pauline Rhodes - Gathering Intensitites

Energies gathered from elsewhere are caught and intensified within a confined space. The accumulated sculptural elements are part of a continuing working process. They are unfixed, easily expanded or contracted, reused and adapted. Constantly changing they are active, sensuous forms and materials. Photographic evidence is shown of energies gathered from intimate responses to places in the natural environment. In this installation there is an attempt to dispense with the long-term contaminants of art theory, and to return to basic materials and things, to a freshness, even a rawness and innocence of craft and methods. There is a reliance on states of mind rather than ideas, as previously worked through. Mixed mediums play with each other, constantly in a state of flux, coming into and going out of the process, adapting, combining and recombining with new ones being introduced, others dispensed with, and all responding in some way to each other and to a new situation - a Thing Theatre of Action.

11 - 29 July 2006

Upper & Dark Side Gallery

Ros Cameron

Cameron’s practice involves site re-figuring. She is interested in the particulars of a site - histories, peculiarities, materials, and sensory responses. Her specific proposal for Blue Oyster is to respond to the floor of the Lower Gallery. The surface has a variety of finishes, incorporating a number of materials and demonstrating differing levels of skill in the application of these. This floor area offers a taste of the former activities of the site, and offers a textural library with which to work. She says, “I want to use these textures to create embossed surfaces to adhere to the white walls of the gallery, in a way, turning the room on its side.”

11 - 29 July 2006

Lower Gallery

Blue Oyster Gallery, Basement, Moray Chambers, 30 Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Ali Bramwell, phone (03) 479 0197, blueoyster@blueoyster.org.nz

DCC Events - Cadbury Chocolate Carnival

With each year’s Cadbury Chocolate Carnival even more mouth watering than the last, there is only one way to celebrate winter in Dunedin - with chocolate! With an impressive array of events, thousands of Dunedinites and visitors will invade the city to sample such delights as the World’s Steepest Jaffa Race, a theatre production aptly named Waiting for Gateaux, and creative art classes involving decorating, sculpting and painting… all with chocolate as the key ingredient of course! Even the media can’t resist these sweet treats, with TV and print coverage of the Carnival and the Dunedin region spreading as far as the United States. The Cadbury Chocolate Carnival started in 2000 and has consistently grown, with highlights capturing worldwide attention. The focus is on family enjoyment, community spirit and innovative events - not on indulgence. The 2006 Cadbury Chocolate Carnival is set to feature iconic entertainment such as the World’s Steepest Jaffa Race down Baldwin Street, Chocolate Tasting tours, and a decadent evening of Chocolate, Jazz & Shiraz. This year’s tantalising new offerings include a festive Octagon Street Party for the Carnival opening and a world first - a Chocolate Wedding where two chocoholics will unite to marry at Cadbury World. The Chocolate Ball returns after last year’s debut success, and this time has a ‘Moulin Rouge’ theme to celebrate Bastille Day, 14 July. It will surely make for an indulgent night of glitz, glamour and chocolate - a stunning finale to the weeklong Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.

9 - 14 July 2006

Held at The Octagon and various venues throughout Dunedin

DCC Events, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Marilyn Anderson, phone (03) 474 3456, email: events@dcc.govt.nz, website: www.chocolatecarnival.co.nz or www.CityofDunedin.com

Otago University Students’ Association - Re-Orientation 2006

At this time of year, students should be returning from their mid year break and won’t remember what it’s like to have fun. This is because they have most likely spent their holiday at home in Gore with their parents. Re-Orientation is designed to remind all the students once again that although going to lectures and passing all your exams is very important, you also need to be a well round person. It doesn’t have the crazy bigness of Orientation but it is still up there with events not to be missed. Besides, by mid-year students have lost half their friends because of coupling, flatting with them or they have just plain gone missing and the police should probably be notified! Previous year’s entertainment has featured acts such as Phoenix Foundation, Shihad, Shapeshifter, Die! Die! Die!, Kora, and Baitercell & Schumacher.

10 - 15 July 2006

Choc Your Face

Come along and see what interesting things students get up to with chocolate as part of the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival. Be warned, with such feats as wrestling in a paddling pool filled with sickly chocolate sauce and a chocolate scoff-off contest, this is sure to be exhilarating yet messy!

12 July 2006, 1.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Rob McCann, phone (03) 479 5334, email: social.activities@ousa.org.nz, website: www.socialacts.ousa.org.nz

Contact for bookings: Otago University Students’ Association, phone (03) 479 5334

Hocken Collections

Fanny and Me

Works by Waitati artist Liz Abbott and historic paintings by Fanny Brunton

An exhibition of paintings and research by local artist Liz Abbott responding to the localities found in the miniature sketchbook in the Hocken Pictorial Collections made by nineteenth century watercolourist Fanny Brunton.

Runs until 15 July 2006

Ralph Miller: designs from the Hocken Pictorial Collections

Graphic designer and illustrator Ralph Miller worked with flair and originality in Dunedin of the 1950s. Many of his works on paper are still in family collections and these are combined into a focus exhibition by curator Frances Speer.

Runs until 15 July 2006

Douglas Macdiarmid: Gift to the Hocken

An exhibition to celebrate Douglas Macdiarmid's generous gift of paintings to the Hocken Pictorial Collections. Macdiarmid (b.1922) was a founding member of the Thursday Club and exhibited with the Group before moving to France in 1952. The exhibition includes a sampling of his later paintings to c.2000 alongside that of his earlier work already held at the Hocken.
22 July - 23 September 2006

Hocken Collections, University of Otago, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Weekdays 9.30am - 5.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am - 12.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Dr Anna Petersen, phone (03) 479 8870 or anna.petersen@library.otago.ac.nz

Fortune Theatre

Waiting for Gateaux

It starts with the smell… and the promise of the taste, melting slowly with the sensation and texture that can only be Cadbury Heaven! We like chocolate. A lot! Waiting for Gateaux is a play written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood. Motivators is the worst health and fitness club in the world. There's a chance it will appear on a reality television show - but it's really difficult for the members to give up the cakes and chocolate.

Runs until 15 July 2006

Stand Up Comedy

Be sure to go come along to the Fortune Theatre to experience the fabulous talents of Dunedin’s own funny people who will be performing alongside two yet to be named hysterically famous comedians. An array of talented comedians including Billy T Award winners, NZ Comedy Guild members, and NZ International Comedy Festival performers will cause you to laugh until your sides hurt!

23 July 2006, 8.30pm

Hitchcock Blonde - NZ Premiere

The suspense is killing her…

A media lecturer and his protégé travel to Greece to restore old and damaged film reels and find some deteriorated Hitchcock footage. It would appear they have discovered some early rushes but for what film and who is the mysterious blonde? An appallingly amusing theatrical film noir of genius, lust, death and voyeuristic obsession. Terry Johnson’s Hitchcock Blonde is a big, bold adventure of a play, which, with witty eloquence, portrays the great filmmaker as an impotent, misogynistic, broken-hearted voyeur for whom film was akin to sexual revenge. No wonder, in Johnson’s view, Hitchcock plunged his cool, blonde heroines into bloodbaths.

28 July - 19 August 2006

Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lisa Scott, phone (03) 477 1695

Contact for bookings: Box Office, phone (03) 477 8323 or online www.fortunetheatre.co.nz

Cleveland Living Arts Centre

Surf - The Art & Science of Surfing

Multi-faceted exhibition of many parts encompassing art, design, science, photos, words, books, audio visual, historical and contemporary perspectives and activities which have all been inspired by and relate to surfing. Run in conjunction with the 2006 International Science Festival.

Runs until 16 July 2006

Cleveland Living Arts Centre, First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin.

Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Contact for enquiries: Jane Davidson, phone (03) 477 7291, email: reception@ artcentre.org.nz

Southern Sinfonia - Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons needs very little introduction to classical music-lovers, and Sydney Manowitz, Southern Sinfonia Concert Master for more than ten years, should be equally familiar to Dunedin audiences. In this matinee performance directed by Kenneth Young, Manowitz steps out from his post behind the number-one music stand to take on the role of soloist in one of today's most beloved classical works. The Sinfonia begins its two-concert celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday with a performance of Symphony No.40, perhaps the composer's most widely recognised symphony. Also on the programme is Honegger's Pastorale d'été.

16 July 2006, 3.00pm

Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Katie Ellwood, phone (03) 477 5623

Contact for bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

Radio One 91fm - Onefest 2006

Radio One's Onefest is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2006 - that's 10 years of bringing the brightest and most talented New Zealand bands and DJs to perform exclusively for Dunedin audiences!! Expect Onefest 2006 to be absolutely MASSIVE with the cream of the crop of musical talent gracing our fair city. And for the first time ever, Radio One is hosting a Record Fair on the Saturday of Onefest (29th) from 11.00am until 4.00pm in the University Union - scoop up musical treasures galore while listening to bands and DJs. Stay tuned to 91fm or www.r1.co.nz for more details.

26 - 29 July 2006

Radio One, OUSA Building, 640 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Lesley Paris, phone (03) 479 5836 or email: lesley@r1.co.nz, website: www.r1.co.nz

Dunedin Botanic Garden - HortTalk - City Plants

Sue Michelson-Heath from the Otago Museum presents a talk that examines ecosystems from mountains to sea.

28 July 2006, 12 noon

Dunedin Botanic Garden Centre, Upper Lovelock Avenue, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Clare Fraser, phone (03) 474 9649 or email: cfraser@dcc.govt.nz

Telecom 2006 International New Zealand 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! In previous years, the International New Zealand Film Festival has previewed such award winning movies as Shaun of the Dead, Mad Hot Ballroom, Murderball and Crash. Festival books will be available early July and a schedule will be posted at www.enzedff.co.nz.

28 July - 13 August 2006

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries and bookings: Regent Theatre Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597, website: www.regenttheatre.co.nz

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Exhibitions

Fiona Clark: Go Girl

Go Girl is a major project for Taranaki based artist Fiona Clark, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished photographic artists. Comparing and contrasting New Zealand of the 1970s with the New Zealand of today, the exhibition tells a story of gender and identity over a 30-year period. It documents the coming out of the homosexual, lesbian and transgender community within mainstream culture. The story also provides rare insights into the birth of performance art in New Zealand, and the emergence of photography as a serious art form in New Zealand.

Runs until 6 August 2006

Rohan Wealleans: Tatunka

Rohan Wealleans is already well known to Dunedin gallery-goers for his exhibitions The Fluoro Rider and In the Shadow of the Beast at local galleries in 2005. Occupying the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's largest gallery space, Tatunka is the major outcome of this painter's year as Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago. Including two enormous freestanding 'dream catchers' and a vast, free-hanging, sci-fi cocoon, the exhibition showcases Wealleans gift for evoking multiple and seemingly contradictory responses - these works are at once colossal and intricate, gruesome and beautiful.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition.

Runs until 6 August 2006

Judy Darragh - Frozen Flood

Auckland-based but nationally renowned, Judy Darragh is coming to Dunedin to take on all 161 square metres of the Big Wall. Darragh has colonised New Zealand’s largest exhibition wall with hundreds of squiggles of fluoro-coloured expander foam. Called Frozen Flood, her work injects this grand space with toxic colour, perishable materials, and a massive dose of innuendo.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 13 August 2006

Jude Rae - Victoria Chambers

Each year, the Visiting Artists Programme brings one New Zealand and one international artist to Dunedin to create a new body of work. The latest visitor is Jude Rae, an artist based in Canberra and renowned for her still-life and portrait paintings. Closing focus on familiar and ordinary objects, Rae creates extraordinary meditations on perception, stillness, and painting’s powers of illusion.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 3 September 2006

Michael Smither - The Wonder Years

Michael Smither is one of New Zealand’s most renowned and respected artists. His painting is often deeply personal and autobiographical, delving into the domestic landscapes and outside environments of his daily life. Michael Smither: The Wonder Years - the first major exhibition of his work since 1984 - focuses on the incredibly productive period between 1962 - 1979 when the artist was living in his home town of New Plymouth.

An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki touring exhibition

Runs until 10 September 2006

The Op Shop

Bringing heat and light to the foyer spaces in mid-winter, the artists in Op Shop reclaim and redeem the kinds of objects found in Dunedin’s opportunity shops. From old 45rpm records transformed into a wall of pulsing abstract paintings, to a cheap ceramic ornament remade as a high-gloss monument, these artworks connect the op shop to other forms of ‘op’ - opulence, Pop, and Optical art. The show encompasses two wall-works by Judy Darragh and Sara Hughes and includes works by Michael Morley, Reuben Paterson, and Rachel Easting.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 17 September 2006

Tall Tales & History Lessons

The past is a foreign country, and many New Zealand artists have taken trips there in the last decade. Drawn largely from the collections of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, this exhibition showcases artists who have updated and energised the old genre of ‘History painting’. Instead of enshrining the noble deeds of leaders and royalty, these artists dwell on little-known ancestors, ominous souvenirs and all manner of odd cultural collision. The show includes Jason Greig, Bill Hammond, Saskia Leek, Kathryn Madill, Seraphine Pick and Michael Shepherd.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 24 September 2006

Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) used recurring motifs in much of her work, particularly her still lifes. Favourite jugs, bowls, plants and pieces of fabric appear again and again, in some instances with only slight changes in composition, and yet such is Hodgkins' skill that each work has a form and charm of its own. This exhibition illustrates the artist's recurring use of motifs and techniques with a variety of examples from collections around the country, some of which are relatively unknown.

An Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki touring exhibition

With the support of Lottery Grants Board, Creative new Zealand, and Singapore Airlines

Runs until 8 October 2006

Partners in Paint: Frances Hodgkins and Dorothy Kate Richmond at Home and Abroad

It is in words and paint that the relationship between Frances Hodgkins and Dorothy Kate Richmond is so vividly caught. They travelled and lived together much of the time they were abroad between 1901 and 1903, and repeated this in New Zealand from 1904 to 1906. Together they captured the quaint, romantic scenes of medieval market places, the cathedrals, the bridges, the sights, the sounds, the people, and in New Zealand, particularly, the Maori. This exhibition celebrates this colourful time in their creative careers when they forged the pattern of their future lives as artists and women.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 29 October 2006

War and Peace: From the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

This thematic exhibition, curated by Peter Stupples, contrasts images that reflect peace, harmony and the good life with those related to war, violence, and death. It includes works by Ralph Hotere, Grahame Sydney, Barry Cleavin, Peter Roche and Andrew Drummond, as well as a rich collection of William Reed's chronicle of war in the Pacific in the 1940s.

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition

Runs until 8 April 2007

Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Visitor Programmes

New Zealand International Science Festival - The Dunedin Public Art Gallery will be the Festival Headquarters from 2006. Check the website at www.otagofestival.co.nz for details of events happening at a variety of venues over the week.

1 - 9 July 2006, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Floor Talk: The Naked Truth - Scientific Methods in Art Conservation - Science can help reveal unexpected and amazing facts about the process, structure, materials, age and consequently the authenticity of artworks. Gallery Conservator Anne Harmssen takes you on a fascinating trip through the varnishes, paint layers and pigments of paintings.

Presented in conjunction with the NZ International Science Festival.

5 July 2006, 6.00pm

Concert: Sound musicians Lawrence English (Australia), Greg Davis (USA) and Jeph Jerman (USA) perform.

7 July 2006, 8.00pm

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival: - Let your creativity unfold at Fantastically with almost unlimited amounts of crinkle-free chocolate foil wrapping available to make whatever you want. If crosswords are your thing then come along to the Cadbury Chocol-art Crossword. Collect a sheet from Gallery reception and complete your crossword by answering questions about works of art in the Gallery’s foyer. All participants receive a Cadbury’s Chocolate reward.

10 - 14 July 2006, 10.30am - 4.30pm daily

Workshop: Register for In Stitches workshops presented by the Otago Embroiderers’ Guild before 23 June.

15 - 16 July 2006, 10.15am - 3.45pm

Contact for bookings and enquiries: Eleanor Brown, phone (03) 467 2545

Floor Talk: Artist Grahame Sydney discusses the work of friend and fellow artist Michael Smither in the exhibition The Wonder Years.

16 July 2006, 3.00pm

Film Screening: Held in the Art Gallery Auditorium will be selected DVDs detailing the experiences of some of the people in Go Girl. (All DVDs rated M - 16 years and over.)

22 & 29 July 2006, 3.00pm

Curator Talk: Alice Hutchison, Curator, Te Manawa Museums Trust, presents a lecture about experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, known for such films as Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954-56,58,78), The Story of O (1961), and Lucifer Rising (1966,71,80). A video of Anger’s work will also be screened.

30 July 2006, 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 Settlers Museum - Exhibitions

Our Southern Poles: Otago’s Polish Heritage 1872-2006

Poland is an ancient central European nation with a history scarred by conflict. Poles have migrated in large numbers to all corners of the world, including New Zealand. This display traces the story of Otago’s Polish settlers from those who came as assisted immigrants in the 1870s, through Second World War era orphans and displaced persons, and finally the political refugees and skilled migrants of more recent years. All three strands coalesced in 1998 to form the Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland Trust, stimulating a remarkable resurgence in Polish cultural life in the region.

Runs until 19 November 2006

Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure

Picture yourself on board a sailing ship or steamer, dozing in your cabin. Fog has closed in. All is quiet. Suddenly a sharp jolt sends you flying from your bunk. Up on deck the scramble to launch the lifeboats is beginning. The sea steadily floods through a gash in the vessel’s side. Davy Jones’ locker is beckoning. This will surely be the worst day of your life. It may even be your last. Shipwreck dramas capture our imaginations, conjuring images of great calamity, surviving against the odds, selfless bravery and tragic loss. In this exhibition you can discover which New Zealand shipwreck claimed the greatest human toll, which disaster was a deliberate criminal act, how Victory Beach on the Otago Peninsula got its name, how a submersible named Platypus came to sink in Otago Harbour and much more. Marvel at the fortitude of castaways stranded for months on the inhospitable Auckland Islands. Reel in horror as drifting survivors from another famous shipping tragedy resort to cannibalism to stay alive. Weep as the raging sea snuffs out life in its prime. Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure portrays stories, images and relics of around 50 New Zealand shipwrecks, most with a connection to the history of Otago.

Runs until 24 September 2006

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

Appliance Emporium: Housekeeping Made Easy

Whenever you start to grumble about doing the chores, spare a thought for how housekeeping was conducted in the old days. There were no washing machines to load, set and forget. No one-touch microwave cooking. Ironing likewise was a dreaded chore that involved hours of intensive effort. This exhibition takes a look at some of the housekeeping devices used by Victorian housekeepers and the introduction in the mid-twentieth century of some of those labour-saving devices we now take for granted.

An Otago Settlers Museum exhibition

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

Inner City Sculpture Trail

Join members of the Otago Sculpture Trust on a guided tour of inner city sculptural highlights - both historical and contemporary.

1 July 2006, 2.00pm

Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

Lights and Foghorns!

Run in conjunction with the International Science Festival, come and view the exhibition Shipwrecked: Maritime Mishaps and Misadventure and then design and construct a working lighthouse. Suitable for ages 8 -12yrs.

4 & 6 July 2006, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

Hunters and Collectors

Come on a hunt for stories hidden in the Museum’s collections! Storyteller Kaitrin McMullan will lead the expedition around the world and back in under an hour.

10, 12, 14 July 2006, 2.00pm

Shipwrecks I

This is the first in a series of talks about the difficulties of sea travel. Bruce Collins speaks about Otago Shipwrecks and the wreck of the Penguin (1909).

5 July 2006, 5.30pm

Guided Walking Tour - Walk the High Street

View some of Dunedin’s amazing residential architecture whilst discovering part of our intriguing social history. This walk requires a degree of fitness due to the steep terrain.

11 July 2006, 2.00pm

Contact for bookings: Otago Settlers Museum, phone (03) 474 2728

Akasa Musical Performance

This award-winning group of four from Melbourne presents a repertoire that is original and distinctive. Their vocal harmony and percussion creates passionate, rhythmic music a cappella style.

In association with the New Edinburgh Folk Club

11 July 2006, 8.00pm

Shipwrecks II

Ian Church presents his personal experiences in researching and writing about shipwrecks, resulting in three publications.

12 July 2006, 5.30pm

Shipwrecks III

Charles Clark presents a talk about Women and Children First? Not Really. The Fate of Women and Children at a Time of Shipwreck.

19 July 2006, 5.30pm

Shipwrecks IV

Ian Farquhar presents some of the mishaps and misadventures that occurred to the Union Company fleet.

26 July 2006, 5.30pm

Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Contact for Exhibition enquiries: Tim Pollock, phone (03) 474 3243

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 the month, 1.00pm

Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin

Contact for enquiries: Liz Knowles, phone (03) 474 3317, email lknowles@dcc.govt.nz

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