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What's On at The Dowse

What's On at The Dowse 10 September 2014

Upcoming Events…
Craftcamp
Sat 13 Sep, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Bookings essential | $10 per child
T 04 570 6500 | E bookings@dowse.org.nzbookings@dowse.org.nz>

A jewellery making workshop for children and their grownups to be inspired by our jewellery exhibition, Wunderrūma<http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/wunderruma-schmuck-aus-neuseeland>. Join artist Gabby O’Connor to make your own necklace or bangle using everything from rope, cable ties, felt, fabric, beads, t-shirts and old toys. BYO adult and small plastic toys.

Talk & Tour: Elizabeth Thomson
Sat 27 Sep 1:00 p.m.
Free

Meet Wellington sculptor Elizabeth Thomson and hear her talk about creating her installation Elizabeth Thomson: Invitation to Openness—Substantive and Transitive States<http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/elizabet-thomson-an-invitation-to-openness-substan>, which features hundreds of white moths.

Exhibitions on now…
Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye
23 Aug – 23 Nov 2014

Peter Peryer had his first solo exhibition at a public gallery here at The Dowse in 1977. It was a visionary move by then director Jim Barr at a time when photography was rarely seen in public art institutions. Fast-forward to 2014 and Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye curated by The Dowse’s Sian van Dyk, is a selection of over 50 works from Peter’s celebrated career. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by both Jim Barr and Sian van Dyk.

Elizabeth Thomson: Invitation to Openness—Substantive and Transitive States
23 Aug – 23 Nov 2014

Wellington sculptor Elizabeth Thomson is creating a new installation for The Dowse which will surprise and delight visitors. An entire room will be quietly inhabited by hundreds of white moths which will hover in the space as though having arrived of their own accord. This is Elizabeth Thomson’s most ambitious installation to date as it will fill an entire gallery. Each moth is cast in bronze and flocked in white giving the moths an eerie realism.


A MODEST MODERNISM: ROY COWAN & JULIET PETER

Until 2 Nov 2014 FREE
A Modest Modernism: Roy Cowan & Juliet Peter celebrates the creative lives of Wellington artist couple Roy Cowan (Ngāpuhi, Te Atiawa1918-2006) and Juliet Peter (1915-2010). Painters, printmakers, potters and illustrators, both artists placed aesthetics at the heart of all their work, and approached life with the idea that all artistic activity is connected.

REVERIE: CONTEMPLATIVE PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION
28 June – 19 October 2014 FREE

Reverie brings together a selection of dreamy oil and watercolour paintings from The Dowse collection. Featuring works by Joanna Paul, Toss Woollaston, Flora Scales, Michael Harrison, Olivia Spencer Bower and Gretchen Albrecht.


DEAR NOSTALGIA
26 July – 9 November 2014 FREE

Presenting over 100 objects from the Petone Settlers Museum, Dear Nostalgia is an invitation to glimpse the past. From treasured toys and glamorous accessories to a cannon ball and handcuffs, this exhibition will catch your eye, capture your imagination and transport you to another time!


Exhibitions closing soon…
WUNDERRŪMA: NEW ZEALAND JEWELLERY
21 June - 28 September 2014 FREE

Wunderrūma is the largest exhibition of New Zealand jewellery to ever travel to Europe. Shown at Galerie Handwerk in Munich, Germany as Wunderrūma: Schmuck aus Neuseeland before returning to New Zealand for its showing at The Dowse, the exhibition brings together over 200 pieces by more than 75 New Zealand jewellers and artists as well as Māori taonga and Pacific and historical European jewellery from Te Papa.

MATATOKI: CONTEMPORARY MORI CARVING
21 June - 28 September 2014 FREE

Coming to us from Rotorua Museum, Matatoki brings together the work of some internationally-recognised contemporary Māori carvers.


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