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Exciting Closing Weekend Events Extravaganza

Exciting Closing Weekend Events Extravaganza

Snake River detail,
Elizabeth Thomson, 2004
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Snake River detail, Elizabeth Thomson, 2004

Luncheon Under the
Ash Tree, Evelyn Page
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Luncheon Under the Ash Tree, Evelyn Page

Exciting Closing Weekend Events Extravaganza

Closing weekend for Elizabeth Thomson, Guy Ngan and The Ian and Elespie Prior Collection features four exciting events.

Don’t miss your last chance to see Elizabeth Thomson—my hi-fi my sci-fi, Guy Ngan Journey: Aluminium Panel, Tiki Hands & Anchor Stones and

Luncheon Under the Ash Tree: The Ian and Elespie Prior Collection. Free entry to all exhibitions and events.


Suzanne Tamaki with MC Antsman (Rhombus) and Te Kupu (Upper Hutt Posse)

Saturday 23 September, 2pm

City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square

Free event open to all

Pacific Sister & Maori fashion designer Suzanne Tamaki is well known for her work in body adornment, costumes and jewellery. City Gallery Wellington celebrates her exhibition Native Eye: 21st century wahine, moko, costume and image; the Maori Writers Festival and the opening of the 2006 World of Wearable Arts with a multimedia fashion show featuring beats by local music heroes MC Antsman (Rhombus) and Te Kupu (Upper Hutt Posse). Don’t miss this free fashion, art and audio feast! Check out: Suzanne Tamaki, Native Eye: 21st century wahine, moko, costume and image, 9 September – 8 October 2006 in the Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington. Free entry.


A rapumentary by Dean Hapeta

Saturday 23 September, 3pm

City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square

Entry by koha

Ngatahi Know The Links chronicles Dean Hapeta's first-hand exploration of socially conscious hip-hop and other art forms as a worldwide phenomenon embraced by indigenous and marginalised peoples. Hapeta (also known at Te Kupu/The Word) has just completed part three of the five-part music documentary project. He will introduce the world premiere of part three, and host a Q+A session afterwards.


Dr Ian Prior in conversation with Marcus Boroughs

Sunday 24 September, 11am

Luncheon Under the Ash Tree presents the private art collection of Wellingtonian Dr Ian Prior and his late wife Elespie. Showcasing such major names as Colin McCahon, Toss Woollaston, Ralph Hotere, John Drawbridge, Evelyn Page and Milan Mrkusich, the collection has arisen from the Priors’ support and passion for New Zealand art and through their personal friendships with many artists. In this very special event, Dr Prior shares his memories of building the collection with Elespie, recounting stories of their experiences with artists. Dr Prior is joined in conversation by Marcus Boroughs, Director of Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. 


Chaired by Tommy Honey, panellists include artist Elizabeth Thomson and architects Ron Sang and Christopher Kelly.

Sunday 24 September, 2pm

On the final weekend of the Elizabeth Thomson and Guy Ngan exhibitions, we pull together a panel of opinionated commentators, architects and artists for a lively discussion about the making and siting of public artworks. What are the commissioning processes for public and private art? How often do we get it right? What are the incentives for developers to embed public artworks in new buildings? How do artists get treated in all of this? Has architecture replaced sculpture? Where does art fit within urban design? What’s the best way to get the best work?


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