Posts written by Sabine Schulte

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

Coming up on 7 July 2012 is the opening of the first major group exhibition of contemporary Pacific art developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Home AKL is a dynamic exhibition presenting works by Pacific artists, most of whom live in Auckland. The exhibition reveals the increasingly significant role Pacific art plays inNew… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

  Coming up on 27 April 2012 is the opening of another wonderful exhibition at City Gallery Wellington. John Ioane: Poly wants a cracker features a powerful installation from the Te Papa collection. The title of John Ioane’s installation Poly wants a cracker plays with the language and standards imposed on Pacific cultures by colonizing… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

[Dame Whina Cooper], 1980s, New Zealand. Westra, Ans. Purchased 1993 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

In an exhibition that might raise as many questions as it provides answers, Brian Easton, curator of The Makers of Modern New Zealand 1930 – 1990 exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, welcomes the element of debate that could emerge from his choice of subjects. Dr Easton, economist, writer (author of The Nationbuilders) and… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

Sextant, 1916, New Zealand. von Zatorski, Walter. Gift of the Minister of Defence, 1918. Te Papa

Pataka Museum is about to open another exciting show on 13 November 2011. The exhibition, called Germany and Samoa – Old Ties and New Relationships, investigates the impact and legacy of the profoundly significant historical relationship between Germany and Samoa from 1900 – 1914. The exhibition will feature photos, artefacts, and information collected and curated by… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

Bush scene, 1919, Blomfield, Charles (1848–1926), Auckland. Purchased 1972. Te Papa

“In these rooms you will hear the stories of our people: our origins across the Pacific, our arrival in Aotearoa, and the life we created over many generations. You will meet the leaders, heroes and guardians who have shaped who we are today. And you will discover the taonga (treasures) that connects us to our… Read more »

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Mask, circa 1870, Maker unknown, Torres Strait. Gift of the Marquess of Normanby, 1875. Te Papa

The Torres Strait Islander Festival which happens once a year in Queensland, Australia, marks a rare opportunity to raise awareness of its important culture. The overall intent of the Festival is to celebrate the contemporary and historical culture of Torres Strait Islanders. The Queensland Museum exhibition Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait, seeks to raise… Read more »

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Hei tiki (pendant in human form), Wairarapa. Gift of the Russell Harris Broughton Estate, 2007. Te Papa

The Museum of Wellington City and Sea has an exhibition gallery devoted to the Wahine storm which occurred 10 April 1968 and holds the country’s major collection relating to the event. In remembrance of the storm which was not only a disaster for humans with the loss of fifty one lives when the interisland ferry Wahine… Read more »

Borrowing and Lending – Latest News

Goblin Market

If you happen to be in Australia then visit the exhibition Looking for fairies: The Victorian Tradition at Bendigo Art Gallery to see our famous painting Goblin market by Frank Craig along with Jean McKay’s watercolour In the land of toadstools on display until 28 November 2010. From Bendigo it is just a two-hour drive… Read more »