Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


One-off screening of 1920’s New Zealand architecture footage

One-off screening of 1920’s New Zealand architecture footage from the New Zealand Film Archive

Historic Places Hawke’s Bay and MTG Hawke’s Bay present a special one-off screening of Fabric & Rhythm: 1920s New Zealand Architecture on Film on Thursday 22 May at the MTG Century Theatre.

This selection of archival films, all held by the New Zealand Film Archive, takes the viewer on a lively journey through 1920s New Zealand. These will be presented in stunning digital format.

The programme showcases the construction of civic buildings and monuments, domestic architecture and the architecture of industry. From footage of the temple at Ra¯tana, to evidence of the devastation of the Murchison earthquake, to streetscenes - from Lambton Quay to Napier’s lively waterfront.

“The 1920s was a period conventionally typecast as conservative and in which architects were frustrated with the public's seeming lack of appreciation of the importance of architecture,” says Curator Christine McCarthy, VUW Architecture School.

“Timber shortages, the rise of town-planning and the pervasiveness of the automobile all impacted on the new shape of the built environment.”

The film includes scenes of Napier’s lively waterfront precinct prior to the 1931 earthquake.

Curated by Christine McCarthy, VUW Architecture School, from the collection of The New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua.
MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier
Thursday 22 May 2014 at 6pm

Join us for a drink and nibbles from 5.30pm

Suggested donation MTG Friends and Historic Places Hawke's Bay Members $5 general public $10
No pre-booking, pay on the night


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

On Shoestrings And Phones: Rossellini And Contemporary Film

Howard Davis: Roberto Rossellini's Neo-Realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine, an equally revolutionary Independent movie made exactly seventy years later. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news