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    • A sketch of the artist
      • 13 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • James Luna, Artifact piece, 1985-1987 We’re back in Wellington and James has returned home to work on shaping what will be the One Day Sculpture project. As I mentioned, this post covers a bit about James’ practice by looking at a few works. James Luna has been creating visual art, interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances that are informed by his native culture for over three dec
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      • Geotagged Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa

    • Latrodectus Love Bites
      • 12 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • St Valentine's widow spider   In honour of Valentine’s Day this post will look at the wonderful world of courtship in the spider genus Latrodectus, more commonly known as the widow spiders. Readers of my previous post will recall this genus includes species such as the American black widow (Latrodectus mactans), the Australian redback (L. hasseltii) and the New Zealand katipo (L. katipo), all
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      • Geotagged Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa

    • Cuba Street Carnival…. I'm giddy already!
      • 12 Feb 2009
      • Texture
      • Woah, woah, woah… the Cuba Street Carnival is nearly here - it's on 21 Ferbuary and bloody hell I'm excited… hmm… that seems a tad understated… what I mean is that I'm practically  drowning in my own saliva over the fourteen hours of glorious entertainment I am going to assault on my body next weekend… yeeeeeusssssss!This year marks the tenth anniversary of the unique street parade
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    • Stimulus package
      • 12 Feb 2009
      • Eye of the Fish
      • Much as we’ve always enjoyed a good stimulus package up here at Eye of the Fish world headquarters (beaming at you tonight from way up on the Majestic Tower because, to be frank, we’re sick of all that cloud down there at ground level): we’re left a little unstimulated by the whip of our new master. He’s cracking, but I don’t hear no jumping.  Yes, today (well, actua
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    • Beagle boys
      • 11 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • Conrad Martens, Kororareka in the Bay of Islands, 1841 In honour of Charles Darwin’s birthday today, here’s a work by one of the artists from HMS Beagle. Conrad Martens painted this view of Kororareka, the site of modern Russell, in 1841. It’s based on sketches which he made during on a brief visit there in 1835. Martens had left the Beagle by this point, but the ship passed through New Zealand la
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    • Valentines day: roses are what?
      • 11 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      •   Margaret Stoddart, Roses, 1920s In Europe during the 1300s February 14th was thought to be the day when birds paired off to mate. This date was originally an ancient Greco-Roman pagan festival, and was later called St Valentines Day Feast by the Church. Since the 1300s, on February 14th each year, roses (and flowers in general),  have been widely accepted as gifts and Saint Valentines Day is now
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    • Let 2009 begin with a fresh gust of Wellington theatre ...
      • 11 Feb 2009
      • Downstage Theatre Blog
      • Turbine opens on Friday (there are still cheap $20 tickets left for the preview on Thursday), and we hope you enjoy the return of the SEEyD Theatre Company to Downstage.
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    • An audience with…
      • 10 Feb 2009
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Second in our series of interviews with our favourite zine producers, we have Bryce Galloway, author of the longest running zine we know of, with one of the longest names: Incredibly Hot Sex With Hideous People. The WCL Zine Collection holds 30 issues, so come check them out on the first floor of the Central Library.
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    • Get the latest CDs & DVDs faster
      • 10 Feb 2009
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Do you find that sometimes the most popular CDs and DVDs aren’t available at our libraries? Then ‘Select: Sound & Vision’ - our new collection - is designed to make it easier for you. Titles in this collection can’t be reserved, and have a reduced loan period of 3 days, meaning you find them on the shelf more often.
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    • PUT THE INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE ON HOLD - Cr Pepperell
      • 10 Feb 2009
      • Bryan Pepperell - Back To The Future
      • I have consistently warned that we face serious economic times over the last six years. Furthermore I’m of the belief that we are about to take a turn for the worse and that we must face affordability issues in a more urgent way.
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    • Monet is hanging at Te Papa
      • 10 Feb 2009
      • Texture
      • That’s right! Various works from the great Claude Monet… the founder of French Impressionist painting and the most prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy… are on show at the Visa Platinum Gallery in Te Papa from the 14 February to 17 May 2009.This exhibition, Monet and the Impressionists, has been organised by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts
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    • Fellow travellers
      • 10 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • Nicholas Chevalier, Cook Straits, New Zealand, c 1884 Reading about American artist James Luna’s travels around the country brings to mind of a couple of earlier artistic visitors to New Zealand.   Nicholas Chevalier, the Russian-born, Australian-domiciled Swiss painter made two visits to New Zealand in the 1860s. The first, in 1865, was sponsored by the Otago Provincial Council. Not to be outdone
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    • Skin deep differences don’t matter in Katipo
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • Skin Deep Differences Don’t Matter in Katipo Katipo female and eggsacs. Image ©Te Papa Having spent my last two postings dealing with butterflies and moths, it’s time to move on to the animals I love the most – spiders! The subject of this posting is the katipo spider (Latrodectus katipo), New Zealand’s only endemic spider known to be dangerous to humans. Katipo is a Maori word meaning ‘night stin
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    • Indoor Sports Centre
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Eye of the Fish
      • The Eye of the Fish has tried to keep away from the whole sorry saga of the Sports Centre, but recent developments deserve a forum for comment. The entire Sports Centre fad has escaped by the Fish, for whom the idea of 12 courts full of screaming netballers sounds more like a living hell than a place we’d ever want to go to. Apparently even 12 courts is a small number, claim the supporters,
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    • More about squid, now online!
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • In the last week or so the squid has had to squish over a bit - to make room for a whole new range of Te Papa blog posts!  Art, moths and butterflies, fossil tuatara, plants (and squid of course) - you can read about them all here.  I think it’s this incredible diversity of the collections and the research into them that makes Te Papa such a great museum - and a pretty amazing place to work.
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    • Socially Conscious Punk Rockers Propagandhi play SFBH on Wednesday...
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Texture
      • There are lots of those activist punk rock type of groups around these days. To be honest, I find that most of them are a bit too earnest to take seriously. Their message usually seems to overshadow the actual music. But Canada's Propagandhi who formed in 1986, are one of the true blue originals who I reckon are the real deal and really worth seeing. Not only do they have
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    • Adam Page Solo DVD Preview
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Downstage Theatre Blog
      • yes that's right folks... if you want to see a sneak peak on what my show might be like (it's different every night so this'll be an indication anyway!!....)
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    • Adam Page Solo The Big Idea Q & A
      • 9 Feb 2009
      • Downstage Theatre Blog
      • below is a Q and A I filled out for the website www.thebigidea.co.nzi was feeling extra silly when filling it out. had alot of fun though!! here 'tis During what hours of the day do you feel most inspired?During the sleeping hours   How would a good friend describe your aesthetic or style? Aesthetically bare footed and stylishly unstylish   What aspect of your creative practice gives you th
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    • Dragons, fae, and Ragnarok
      • 8 Feb 2009
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Yes, it’s time for new science fiction & fantasy books. There are new titles by Elizabeth Bear, Todd McCaffrey and Justina Robson. Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels adapts the story of Snow White and Rose Red. Plus in our selection this month you’ll also find valkyries, cyborgs, heroes, ancient terrors of legend and Celtic warriors. Have a look!
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    • Te Waipounamu
      • 8 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • On our last day in New Plymouth we met with Govett-Brewster Art Gallery staff and SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand) artists. SCANZ involves  a residency, exhibition and symposium for artists working with new media and technology. James, Rhana Devenport, Megan, James Pinker and and SCANZ artists Natalie Robertson, Rachael Rakena, Lisa Reihana. James gave a brief talk about his work to Ga
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    • Limber and loving it
      • 8 Feb 2009
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      • From the folks who brought you Gravity and Other Myths comes a whole new outdoor circus show.  The crazy antics of “The Navigators” will be taking over Queens Wharf Square as part of Wellington's Summer City and Fringe Festivals, 2009. This brand new adventure was inspired by New Zealands sea-faring ancestors and identity as an island nation. Full of spectacular circus mag
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    • Waitangi
      • 7 Feb 2009
      • Eye of the Fish
      • Around 8 years ago, the city of Wellington was in a turmoil. The aged forces of Waterfront Watch, an elderly bunch of Wellingtonians with time on their hands, decided to take on the Wellington City Council over their proposals for the waterfront land. The public was stirred up into a paroxysm of hatred for Variation 17 - what were portrayed as proposals by the WCC to allow building all over the waterfront. Waterfront Watch were largely successful, forcing the hand of the Council to reduce the scope of their ambitions, and lobbying hard for the creation of what is now Waitangi Park. And well done too - the park is great. But now there’s another proposal on the waterfront.
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    • A visitor to Waitangi
      • 5 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • Alfred Sharpe, Where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, 1882 Mr Alfred Sharpe has just returned from a three weeks’ sketching tour in the Bay of Islands district, with a well-filled portfolio of sketches, and with a number of orders from the residents of that district. The sketches comprise views of Russell, Paihia, Waitangi, Ngaheiu, Pakaraka, Pouerua, Ohaeawai, Waimate, Kawakawa, and the Waiomio
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    • Dan Deacon and High Places live at Bodega!
      • 5 Feb 2009
      • Texture
      • Dan Deacon has a graduate degree in electro-acoustic and computer composition, which he uses to create spazzed out 8-bit electronic euphoria. He has an aversion to stages, making his performances something to behold.  He piles up synthesizers and effects pedals on a low sitting table, somewhere among the audience, and encourages participation.  He released a whole bunch of independent re
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    • Glass, Noise and Blood: Don't Miss Justice Yeldham on Thursday...
      • 4 Feb 2009
      • Texture
      • I saw loads of live music in 2007, but the best, most memorable show I went to was Australian sound artist Justice Yeldham. He's the most unique performer I have ever seen. He wears a toolbelt of oscillators and distortion pedals which are hooked up to a sheet of amplified glass.Yeldham creates music by using various vocal techniques onto the glass - screaming, blowing, biting and grinding his fac
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    • On the road with James Luna
      • 4 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • Since I posted introducing One Day Sculpture and visiting artist James Luna, who is developing a project to be presented at Te Papa, Megan, James and I have been to Auckland and back. James Luna, End of Acoustic, 2005, from a faux rock & roll multimedia installation - All Indian All the Time    In Auckland James gave a talk at the Auckland Art Gallery’s Art Lounge as part of their Easy L
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    • We have DNA
      • 4 Feb 2009
      • Te Papa's blog
      • DNA of Pseudopanax on agarose gel after electrophoresis The first step after collecting samples for genetic analyses is to extract the DNA. Lara and I do this for lancewood and five-finger plants (Pseudopanax) by: freezing a small piece of leaf tissue in liquid nitrogen (-196 degrees C !) and grinding it as finely as possible. adding a detergent to release the DNA from the cells of the leaf tissu
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