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For the love games and … wiggling

  • Michelle Wylie and Chris Parnell wiggle their way to victory at December’s Premium Experience.
  • Module and the boys of the Interrupt Collective prepare for battle at Module Live: The Music of Shatter. Image by Big Mark Photography
  • Valentines Date night with a difference.. and a Welsh/Samoan Comedian. Image by Big Mark Photography
  • The local Asari occupy Te Papa’s Wellington Foyer at Game Masters opening day events, with event producer Te Arikirangi Mamaku

By Te Arikirangi Mamaku, Game Masters event producer As the countdown to 2013 quickly approached, our Summer exhibition season of Game Masters opened with a mini-invasion of aliens, super-soldiers, fantasy elves, Norse gods, and stormtroopers. Unsuspecting visitors encountered face-epainting fairies and a magician who immortalised giant heads on teeny tiny bodies. It was too much… Read more »

Do you use Facebook? We need your help!

A group of university students are performing a study involving Te Papa’s social media use and they need your help. They have put this survey together, which will be open until Wednesday 13 February: EDIT: The survey is now closed. A big thank you to all of you who took the time to complete it…. Read more »

Game Masters – The Forum announced

Masaya Matsuura, of NanaOn-Sha (Japan)

Game Masters – The Forum taking place on March 4–5th at Te Papa in Wellington, brings together game developers, artists, educators, researchers, and filmmakers. The goal of the forum is to share knowledge and expand awareness of game development opportunities – both in New Zealand and abroad. ‘Attendees will shatter the stereotypes of games and discover… Read more »

Building Wellington’s biggest ever gingerbread house

Gingerbread house from a Te Papa kitset

This stunning house was baked by Te Papa’s Executive Chef, Bernd Lippmann. It’s the biggest ever made in Wellington! Check out the time-lapse video to see how it was done. The tradition started in Germany, where witches have long used gingerbread as a building material. In 1812, the brothers Grimm broke this news when they… Read more »

Weta Workshop’s Cave Trolls captivate Te Papa

Weta Cave Trolls in Wellington Foyer. Te Papa.

Standing 3.6m tall, these impressive fibreglass troll sculptures were created by the original filmartists at Weta Workshop. William (on the left), Tom (ready to stomp) and Bert, first met their adoring audience at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2012. They then journeyed to Wellington to greet guests on the red carpet at the World Premiere of The… Read more »

From the Our Space engine room……

Scrolling through the thousands of images you have sent us over the past few years there are certain favourites that continue to delight not just the moderators but the majority of visitors too. You will probably know them already – we see the perennials constantly returning to the ‘most viewed’ images on the Wall. Possibly… Read more »

Module performs for Game Masters

Module performing Shatter Live, San Francisco Bath House, September 2012, image by Mario Wynands. Copyright: Mario Wynands

In association with Te Papa’s season of Game Masters exhibition, opening at Te Papa on 15 December, renowned electronic musician/producer Module, aka Jeramiah Ross, will perform his critically acclaimed soundtrack from the award-winning video game Shatter. He will perform two concerts at Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 January 2013, 7pm–8.30pm…. Read more »

Te Papa to display a selection of European art from New Zealand’s collections

Angels and Aristocrats: Early European art in New Zealand public collections, an exhibition of European paintings spanning five centuries from about 1340 to 1830, opens at Te Papa on 20 October 2012. The exhibition is developed as a touring exhibition from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki which comprises a selection of works from Mary Kisler’s… Read more »

Matau: traditional hooks

Traditional bone hooks were used to catch large quantities of fish. As some of the hooks were more efficient than steel hooks, the designs have recently been adopted by present-day fishers. ME004877. Copyright Te Papa.

The exhibition Matau: Traditional hooks, innovative designs, closes at the end of November. Next Monday, Te Papa’s Chris Paulin, curator for the exhibition, will be giving an illustrated talk on the intriguing story of matau, and how Māori quickly integrated European tools and technologies with the traditional matau form that had served them so well…. Read more »