Stories - Exhibitions
Ngā Kōrero

 

With strange aeons

10 JanExhibitions

  Doors are usually the gateways to a journey. Open them, go through them, ta-dah. Everyone’s heard this story. James Robinson looked at doors and decided to make the tale about them...

Read more
 

The Painter in the Painting

3 NovEvents / Exhibitions

On 5 September, artist Euan Macleod (above, at left) and his friend, curator Gregory O'Brien, gave a talk in Gallery One, discussing the works of the Painter exhibition. This is the text of that...

Read more
 

Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 2

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been divided into two separate posts. Part 1 can be found here. The...

Read more
 

Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 1

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

THE TOPP TWINS, PROVINCIAL NEW ZEALAND AND THE POLITICS OF HUMOUR This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been...

Read more
 

A horse for my kingdom

7 MarExhibitions

This year and next year, as the centenaries of battles and actions of the First World War arrive, New Zealand will remember the men who fought and fell in them. An exhibition now open at Te Manawa...

Read more
 

Old master, remastered

23 FebExhibitions

On 11 March, Te Manawa welcomes a modern ode to one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt Remastered is an exhibition of 57 digitally reproduced works,...

Read more
 

The thief who came in from the cold

23 FebEvents / Exhibitions

With just a few days left in Dinosaur Encounter, our blog series finally arrives at Oviraptor, perhaps the most hard-done-by of our dinos. It has a face only a mother could love, getting a raw...

Read more
 

The need for speed

15 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It would have left a Tyrannosaurus in the dust, and even pipped Usain Bolt at the post. One of the dinosaur world’s great speedsters, the More FM Ornithomimus got its pace from its long legs and...

Read more
 

Dreams of sushi

1 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Connoisseurs of Japanese food, or those who have dined on the East Coast, will know the delights of raw fish. Baryonyx, the second-largest of the beasts in Dinosaur Encounter, knew what we and...

Read more
 

If you want peace, prepare for war

25 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

So you’re a peaceful herbivore who loves to nosh on the juicy low-lying vegetation of what, in 65 million years, will become the Midwest of North America. The bad news is that you happen to...

Read more
 

It’s good to be the king

18 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It’s the late Cretaceous. North America is divided in two and Europe is just a bunch of islands. There’s a massive asteroid on a collision course with the planet, but what does...

Read more
 

The light of reflected glory

25 NovExhibitions

The main exhibition space of Te Manawa’s Gallery building has been transformed into a twilight of bright colour, its purposely dark interior lit only by the glowing neon of ATA: a third...

Read more