Who was this young visionary who brought together the best of art and design in Wellington?
Hear Karl Maughan talk about his new paintings in an exhibition titled ‘Wellington’, and find out why he has no immediate plans to abandon his gardens…
Why does the Westland Petrel breed slowly and live long? What secrets are uncovered when you analyse ancient DNA from the museum’s collections? How and why did a crab seal from Antarctica end up in Island Bay? These answers and more will be fascinating.
23/08/2015 – 23/09/2015
Forget-me-nots, how many New Zealand species and how do they relate to each other? The fascination of New Zealand spiders and the challenges of natural history photography. topics you hadn’t thought about but promise to be interesting.
You will hear the inside stories on what surprises were found in a kahu kiwi, what it takes to publish an online flora of New Zealand and why would land crustaceans copy hermit crabs?
Not sure how to store or look after your textile treasures and heirlooms? Bring your item to Te Papa and discuss it with a textile conservator.
After visiting her artist’s studio Lynne Sandri will welcome us into her own home which she describes as a portal into her creative mind. Themes of time, home and idealism have engaged Lynne for the last twenty years and these are richly expressed in her paintings and light boxes.
Feature image (above): Detail from Time collected DNA, 2013 by Lynne Sandri.
At Bruce Luxford’s studio we will see that his landscapes are about more than the lakes, coastal and rural scenes that first catch the eye. He is also commenting on the impact on these landscapes of nearby urban centres with their affluence and imposing man-made structures.
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