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Past event

Opening Day Events: This Is New Zealand

3 March 2018

Events on the opening day of This Is New Zealand

11am      Artists Talk
Gavin Hipkins and Emil McAvoy

2pm       Curators Talk
Megan Tamati-Quennell (Te Papa) and Robert Leonard on Michael Parekowhai

3.30pm  Book Launch
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and guests discuss Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor.  Launched by Her Excellency, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand. The launch will begin at 3.30pm in the Auditorium. Please arrive prior to be seated.
In partnership with Massey University Press.

4.30–6pm  Cash Bar

6pm       Film Screening
Co-director Costa Botes talks about Forgotten Silver 

Special guest performances on Michael Parekowhai’s carved piano He Kōrero Pūrākau mō te Awanui o te Motu: Story of a New Zealand River 

12pm Concert pianist Michael Houstoun
2.45pm Jazz pianist James Illingworth
4.30pm Pianist Fiona McCabe
7pm Multi-instrumentalist Lucien Johnson

Gallery open until 8pm