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  • Date: 8 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets

Introduced by Val Irwin, the film's male lead.

To Love a Maori
1972, Dir. Ramai and Rudall Hayward, 1hr 43min, PG
To Love a Maori tells the story of Tama and Riki, two young men who leave their rural marae for Auckland and the racial discrimination they face there. Intended as a dramatic documentary highlighting the problems and successes of Māori urban migration, the film portrays many of the social problems of the times. The film centres on the love story between Tama and Penny, a privileged Pākehā, and their struggle against intolerance.

Screenings take place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets.

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.

  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets
  • Cost: Free

Introduced by film historian Lawrence McDonald.

The Governor: Episode 6, To the Death
1977, Dir. Tony Isaac, 1hr 15min
The final episode of the epic TV docudrama on the life of George Grey, New Zealand’s early Governor, which featured laudanum, lechery and land confiscation. It cost a million dollars to make and, unusual for the time, featued Māori dialogue—often without subtitles. Auckland Star reviewer Barry Shaw trumpeted: ‘If Pākehā now have a better understanding of the Māori point of view ... it stems from The Governor.’

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets. 

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 22 May 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: $40 / $35 Concession, Friends and Litcrawlers

Chris Kraus is author of I Love Dick, Aliens and Anorexia, and the recently re-released Torpor. The New Yorker says this of her novels: 'Taken together, Kraus’s books summon “contradictory, multiple perspectives” … they approach a recurring consciousness from different angles, dip into the trajectory of a life at different moments.’ The moments, the emotion and the perspectives explored through and across her writing include allusion and reflection on a migrant life in Wellington, where she graduated from Victoria University and had an early career as a journalist at the Sunday Times and Evening Post before leaving for New York to become an artist.

Author and artist Chris Kraus returns to Wellington for a one-off, intimate conversation about her life and work. She talks with Claire Murdoch, Leader, Product and Audience at Radio New Zealand and previously Publisher at Te Papa Press.

Refreshments served.

Presented in partnership with Auckland Writers Festival and Pirate & Queen.

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  • Date: 18 July 2017
  • Time: Tuesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art. Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months. 

Bookings essential.

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  • Date: 14 June 2017
  • Time: Wednesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art. 

Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months.

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  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3.30pm
  • Cost: Free

Specific cultural politics sustained McCahon’s painted engagement with Māori subjects in the late 1960s and 1970s. Pākehā art historian Damian Skinner asks what these artworks say to (and about) Pākehā as Aotearoa moves into a post-Treaty-settlement moment, and the dynamics of the relationship between Māori and Pākehā are once again on the move.

In association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

McCahon’s relationship with writer John Caselberg was long lasting and important. Writer and curator Peter Simpson responds to On Going Out with the Tide, reflecting on Caselberg within the context of McCahon’s other sources such as Matire Kereama’s The Tail of the Fish and the poetry of James K Baxter.

  • Date: 24 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

Composer and writer Robin Maconie considers McCahon's work in relation to music and orality. 

In association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 16 May 2017
  • Time: Tuesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art.
Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months.

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  • Date: 3 July 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Some saw the Department of Conservation’s recent demolition of Māori architect John Scott’s Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre as the destruction of an important part of New Zealand’s architectural history. Scott’s son, designer/carver Jacob Scott, and writers and curators Gregory O’Brien and Peter Simpson discuss the controversial origins and history of the Visitor Centre and its relationship with McCahon’s 1975 Urewera Mural.

Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.

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