What's On At The Dowse

Published: Mon 11 May 2015 02:27 PM
What's On At The Dowse
Upcoming Events…
Talk & Tour: John Parker on Lucie Rie
Sat 16 May 11:00 a.m.
In association with the exhibition Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection<>, The Dowse is proud to host John Parker, a highly respected ceramic artist, teacher, writer and speaker. John will share the story of his own connection with his mentor, Lucie Rie. Join us to hear a personal perspective on her life and work and her influence on one of New Zealand’s most well-known artists.
Author Talk: Janet Colson—The Shark Party vs. Cut + Paste
Sun 31 May 3:00 p.m.
Join us at The Dowse for a talk by Janet Colson<>, author of the acclaimed novel, The Shark Party<>, as she reflects on the exhibition Cut + Paste<> and the art of collage in relation to writing her novel. Proudly supported by Paper Plus<> Lower Hutt.
Late Lounge: Madera Fina
Thu 4 Jun 7:00 p.m.
Wellington based Cuban duo Madera Fina, featuring Roberto Rodriguez (guitar and vocals) and Rafael Ferrer (bongo and vocals), will transport you back to Cuba and back in time with their selection of authentic traditional Cuban music from the 1930s–1950s including La Nueva Trova, Son, Guaracha and Cha cha cha Cubano. Think "Buena Vista Social Club" and you are there.
Matariki Wellington Festival
The Dowse is once again participating in the Matariki Wellington Festival from 13 June – 12 July 201513 June – 12 July13 June – 12 July 2015.13 June – 12 July 2015. 13 June – 12 July 2015. 13 June – 12 July 2015. 13 June – 12 July 2015.. See for a full list of events at The Dowse.
Upcoming Exhibitions…
Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection
16 May – 26 Jul 2015
Lucie Rie: A New Zealand Connection is a not-to-be-missed exhibition for lovers of ceramics, modernism, design, and beautiful objects.
Séraphine Pick: White Noise
27 Jun 2015 – 17 Jan 2016
The Dowse is pleased to present White Noise, a major exhibition of new and recent work by New Zealand painter Séraphine Pick.
Current Exhibitions…
Mudlark: Bronwynne Cornish, Ceramics 1982–2013
11 Apr 2015 – 02 Aug 2015
Mudlark is a major survey exhibition by Bronwynne Cornish, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated ceramic artists. Cornish was born in Lower Hutt and has held close relationships with The Dowse Art Museum over the years including having two previous solo exhibitions here. The exhibition Mudlark features sixty-nine works spanning over three decades of making and includes one of our favourite collection items, Home is Where the Heart is.
Reweti Arapere: Rangimatua
11 Apr 2015 – 02 Aug 2015
Blending customary whakairo (carving) and contemporary art, Reweti Arapere will build a giant pou representing a tiki out of cardboard for one of our galleries. Inspired by Māori culture and street art, Rangimatua (Sky father), will be adorned with felt pens to depict the creation myth of the sons of Ranginui and Papatuanuku.
Cut + Paste: The Practice of Collage
21 Mar 2015 – 14 Jun 2015
From assemblages that stretch across the walls to fantasy worlds sprouting from the floor, Cut + Paste showcases artists who select and rearrange images and subjects to challenge the way we see the world.
Artists featured in Cut + Paste include Eve Armstrong , Margaret Aull, Richard Bryant, Rob Cherry, Daniel Crooks, Gordon Crook, Tjalling De Vries, Don Driver, Jaqueline Fraser, James R. Ford, Claire Harris, Jae Hoon Lee, Robert Hood, Gavin Hurley, Richard Killeen, Kerry Ann Lee, Peter Madden, Adrienne Millwood, Patrick Pound, J.K Russ , Richard Reddaway, Ava Seymour, Gordon Walters, Kate Woods, Ans Westra and Wayne Youle.
Alphabet Street
14 February 2015 – 17 May 2015
Featuring an artwork for each letter of the alphabet, Alphabet Street is a curious neighbourhood where families will use the letter as the clue to solve the puzzle.
The Bold and the Beautiful
21 February 2015 – 5 July 2015
The Bold and the Beautiful showcases larger-than-life necklaces, pendants and breastplates from The Dowse Art Museum’s collection.

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