The use of shell goes back thousands of years, and pearls have been highly valued for hundreds of years. There are many varieties of each and this lecture looks at old and modern uses of pearls and shells.
Rita Angus is credited as being one of the leading and most loved figures in 20th century New Zealand art. Courtesy of the Angus family, Page Blackie Gallery are exhibiting around thirty hitherto unseen works, all of which are for sale.
18/02/2016 – 21/02/2016
This summer tour with the Friends to the Waikato coincides with the start of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in February 2016. You’ll visit themed garden collections, key exhibitions at Waikato Museum, the sculpture garden at Waitakaruru Arboretum, the unique tree church …
Exhibiting together for the first time NEW WORK/ NEW WORK at Solander Gallery offers a great opportunity to meet artists Rodney Fumpston and Alexis Neal and hear them talk about their work at this exhibition preview.
What does the art of the Maya elite reveal about one of the ancient world’s greatest civilisations? Professor Norman Hammond who is an expert on this intriguing Central American culture discusses.
See it first, see it free! Be the first to see this new exhibition, exclusive to Te Papa this summer.
Bring along a friend and while you shop, enjoy live music, some enticing nibbles and a glass of sparkling wine or juice
While you are enjoying a glass of bubbly, Mark Stocker wearing his art historian’s hat, and Pat Brownsey wearing his philatelic equivalent, will take you on a sleigh-ride through twenty plus years of New Zealand Christmas stamps.
This public lecture explores the place of conversations between Maori and non-Maori in the second half of the 19th century, challenging the bicultural school of history …
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