What's On At The Dowse
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<http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/lucie-rie
>, 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. http://dowse.org.nz/events/john-parker-on-lucie-rie
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<http://janetcolson.com/about/
>, author of the acclaimed novel, The Shark Party<http://janetcolson.com/books/
>, as she reflects on the exhibition Cut + Paste<http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/cut-paste
> and the art of collage in relation to writing her novel. Proudly supported by Paper Plus<http://www.paperplus.co.nz/
> Lower Hutt. http://dowse.org.nz/events/author-talk-janet-colson
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
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 http://www.matarikiwellington.org/venue/the-dowse/
for a full list of events at The Dowse.
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
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
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. http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/cut-paste
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. http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/alphabet-street
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