GALLERY

21 - 26 APRIL 2015

DISRUPTING THE NARRATIVE: ART NOT WAR COLLECTIVE

EXHIBITION OPENING:
21 April, 6.00pm
OPENING HOURS:
10.00am - 6.00pm

Disrupting the Narrative is a week-long event incorporating an exhibition of contemporary art, historical material and public talks that seeks to reframe existing narratives about New Zealand's participation in the First World War and link it to contemporary issues. We hope you will join us for the week.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to gallery sit for Disrupting the Narrative please contact: disruptingthenarrative@gmail.com or phone 384-3088.

Anzac Day Public Programme
25 April 2015
Upstairs at Thistle Hall, Cuba Street

12 noon Keynote:
Stevan Eldred-Grigg, The Great Wrong War

1.00pm-2.00pm:
The continuing impact of World War 1 on contemporary issues with Peace Action Wellington

2:15pm-3:15pm:
Resistance to World War 1 at home and abroad with the Labour History Project

3:45pm-5.00pm:
Māori Resistance to War

6.00pm:
Artists talk about war and peace, including performances and kai with the Kava Club

The Art Not War Collective

Contact:
disruptingthenarrative@gmail.com
Facebook event
http://thistlehall.org.nz/projects/ww100.html


27 APRIL - 3 MAY 2015

MAKING PEACE: VARIOUS ARTISTS

EXHIBITION OPENING:
27 April, 6.00pm
OPENING HOURS:
10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday

Artists, musicians, speakers and performers will engage with members of public to create a dialogue around the idea of Making Peace. There will be a song writing workshop, a dance performance, an exhibition and forums for discussion.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to gallery sit for Making Peace please contact:
office@thistlehall.org.nz or phone 384-3088.

EVENTS PROGRAMME

Mon 27th April
11.00am: Stripped Bare - Jennifer de Leon - dance (upstairs hall @ Thistle Hall)

6pm: Making Peace opening (Thistle Hall Gallery)

Tue 28th April
7.00 pm: Stripped Bare - Jennifer de Leon - dance (St Andrews on the Terrace Hall)

Friday 1st May
7.00pm: Stripped Bare - Jennifer de Leon - dance (upstairs hall @ Thistle Hall)

Saturday 2nd May
12 noon: Stripped bare Stripped Bare - Jennifer de Leon - dance (upstairs hall @ Thistle Hall)

1.30pm: Peace Museum: An idea whose time has come? Graham-Michaol Wills panel discussion

3.00pm: Remembering WW1 in the context of ongoing militarism Edwina Hughes presentation

4.00pm: Songwriting workshop Walter Wiperi, Don Franks, Bek Coogan

Contact:
Facebook event
http://thistlehall.org.nz/projects/ww100.html


5 - 10 May 2015

EXPLORING TIMOR LESTE | FRIENDS OF TIMOR

OPENING: 6pm Tuesday, 5 May
OPENING HOURS: 10am – 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Presentations 11.00am and 2.00pm.
Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May.

This exhibition features craft and photographs from Timor-Leste, one of the world’s newest and smallest nations. Drop in to find out more about one of our neighbours, which sits at the crossroads of the Pacific and Asia.

On display will be weaving (known as tais), basket ware, photographs and stories about the connection between New Zealand and Timor-Leste.

Some items will be for sale, and funds raised will be sent to people and projects in Timor-Leste. Please bring cash or cheques as we don’t have eftpos or credit card facilities.

On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be presentations about Timor-Leste at 11.00am and 2.00pm.

Timor-Leste is just over an hour by air from Darwin and Bali. But if you visit, you will feel you have travelled much further. Outside of the capital, Dili, you can stillsee people living a traditional, rural life. Although most people have a mobile phone, easy access to clean water,electricity and toilets is not as common.

Most New Zealanders have heard about conflict in Timor-Leste – the struggle for independence and some internal skirmishes. But today Timor-Leste is peaceful and its people are working hard to build their nation and to improve their standard of living. Come and find out about Timor-Leste today.

Many New Zealanders have lived and worked in Timor-Leste, particularly over the past sixteen years. Many more supported the Timorese independence movement from afar for many years before that.

This exhibition is organised by the Friends of Timor, a network of New Zealanders who want to continue their relationship with Timor-Leste, and Timorese who are living, working and studying in New Zealand.

For further information contact
Rose Christian: 027 618 4663
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