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Toi Art Opening Weekend

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tepapaevents

Celebrate the opening of Te Papa’s spectacular new art gallery – come to a day of events for everyone, from an artist talk and family-friendly art making to dancer-led tours of the galleries.

Where: Toi Art - Level 4 & Level 5

Our celebration runs all day, from 11am till 4pm – and there’s more on Saturday too.

- 11am–3pm, Art Foyer, Level 4: Drop-in Art Making: Pull up a seat and get stuck into your own art project. Free, family friendly.

- 1pm–5pm:'Walk with me': Toi Art Immersive Movement Tours with BodyCartography Project: Dancers lead you through the new art galleries on a unique tour that uses movement to explore art in new ways. This one-on-one walking tour will activate your senses and encourage deep connections with the surrounding art and architecture.

This work has been commissioned for Te Papa’s collection, as our first intangible dance acquisition. Developed and choreographed by Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography Project, delivered by Kosta Bogoievski, Josie Archer, and Footnote dance company's Anu Khapung, Georgia Beechey-Gradwell, Joshua Faleatua, Tyler Carney, and Adam Naughton.

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- 2pm–2:45pm, Level 4: Exhibition Tour with Artist Lisa Walker: Contemporary jewellery artist Lisa Walker and art curator Justine Olsen lead a tour through Lisa’s exhibition I want to go to my bedroom but I can’t be bothered. Meet at exhibition entrance. Free.

- 3:30pm– 4:00pm, Rangimarie Room, Level 3: Talk by Jewellery Expert Liesbeth den Besten: Dutch art historian Liesbeth den Besten gives a talk about Lisa Walker’s way of working, as seen in the light of other “artist-collectors”, The jewellery of Lisa Walker is inspired by the things around us. What inspires her? How does her collecting inform her work and why? Free.

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