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There are a few exciting exhibitions on in the greater Wellington region that are worthwhile checking out and seeing some of our collection items at other Museums.

At the Dowse Art Museum you can see Myths, Monsters & Magical Things from 9 March to 6 June 2013. Myths, Monsters & Magical Things is an exhibition for children and their families, which features contemporary works that have myths, monsters, fantastical animals and magical creatures at their core. You can see two of our Lisa Reihana works on display.

Marakihau 2001, 2001, New Zealand. Reihana, Lisa. Purchased 2002. Te Papa

Coming soon to the Dowse Art Museum is the exhibition His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey (4 May to 11 August 2013). This survey exhibition of Brickell’s work, featuring over 100 pots and several ceramic murals, includes seven of our ceramic collection items.

Bosomorph II, 1991, Coromandel Peninsula. Brickell, Barry. Commissioned 1991, in partnership with Expo NZ 1992 Ltd and the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand. © Te Papa.

Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua showcases Baskets of Melanesia from 9 March to 23 June 2013. It’s a stunning exhibition about basket making throughout the Melanesian Islands. This exhibition features 14 beautiful baskets from our collection, from PNG, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. One of my favorite baskets is the Moses basket from PNG.

Moses basket, Papua New Guinea. Gift of the Society of Mary, Marist Archives, 2004. Te Papa

End of this month City Gallery Wellington will open a ceramic exhibition Richard Stratton: an artist’s inventory. The exhibition focuses on works made between 1992 and 2012. It will include 6 works from the series: Bondage and Discipline on a Paris Plate. From the installation: Apres les Baleines from our collection.

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