CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND Te Oro o ngā Whetū: The Echo of the Stars
17 June 2017 at 2pm
Wellington Museum, Pātaka Art + Museum and Chamber Music New Zealand are joining forces this Matariki, to present family concerts that weave the hauntingly beautiful music of taonga puoro and traditional chamber music instruments in a unique homage to Matariki. Cultures will meld in a beautiful sound fusion as we join internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet, ngātaonga puoro artist Alistair Fraser, Te Reo Māori performer and composer Ariana Tikao, and students from Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, Porirua, for this uplifting performance. Shut your eyes and open your ears as the music of Aotearoa’s cultures intertwine. This will be a sensory feast that re-affirms our place in the universe.
Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky
06 – 10 June 2017
‘Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky’ is a modern statement of climate change, colonisation and Christianity across the Pacific rim. It is an untangling of the greatest collision to have affected Te Moana-nui-a-kiva – western imperialism. Told through movement, dance and text, ‘Fire In the Water, Fire In The Sky’ is performed in gallery and museum spaces. A cautionary tale of greed and destruction, big business and family, ‘Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky’ is a search for hope.
National Services Te Paerangi – Speed Dating with a Conservator and care and Preservation of family/whānau photographs workshop
Fri 16 & Sat 17 June 1-3pm
Would you like some preservation advice on a treasured family item you have at home? A letter or diary, a photograph or album, a sound-recording or book? Bring your treasured item in and the Turnbull Library conservators will be available to offer you advice on the care, handling and storage of your item. Using the speed-dating format participants will have 5 minutes with a specialist conservator.
Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena floor talk
Saturday 6th May 2017 at 1.30pm
Come and listen to artists Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena speak to their exhibition Everything between you and me. How has their collaborative work developed since their first whanau exhibition Taonga Whānau with their father in 2005? The artists will give insight into this installation of moving image and ceramic work, commenting on what it means to develop work
PANEL DISCUSSION – Misunderstandings and fertile misreadings – New Zealand art history and its uneasy relationship with Cubism
9 April 2017 at 2pm
How is Cubism in New Zealand understood today and what role did New Zealand artists’ play in shaping modernism in Aotearoa? Join our panel members Julia Waite, curator of Freedom and Structure from Auckland Art Gallery, Chelsea Nichols, curator of Art, Te Papa Tongarewa, Dr Peter Simpson and Dr Damien Skinner in a discussion with Pātaka’s contemporary art curator Mark Hutchins-Pond.