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The Eye Divine unlocked: Indian classical jazz performance
The Eye Divine unlocked: Indian classical jazz performance

1pm

Enjoy a performance by Takadimi, a unique band who blend Indian and Jazz music.

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The Eye Divine unlocked: Pure Indian classical music
The Eye Divine unlocked: Pure Indian classical music

2pm

Don’t miss a performance by Basant Madhur and students from the Sargam School of Indian Music.

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The Eye Divine unlocked: An introduction to Indian classical music
The Eye Divine unlocked: An introduction to Indian classical music

3pm

Join Balamohan Shingade, curator ST PAUL St Gallery, and Basant Madhur of Sargam School of Indian Music for an introduction to Indian classical music.

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Aquin Mathews: Indian photography
Aquin Mathews: Indian photography

3pm

Free

Director of Indian Photography Festival Aquin Mathews introduces a discussion, including works by photographers from India. 

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The Story of Rama: Classical Indian Dance
The Story of Rama: Classical Indian Dance

1pm

Free

Join us for a classical dance performance accompanied by singing, tabla and violin.

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The Fundamentals of Indian Art and Ramayana in Indian Miniature Paintings
The Fundamentals of Indian Art and Ramayana in Indian Miniature Paintings

3pm

Free

On the final day of The Story of Rama, Dr Vijay Kumar Mathur and Mr Kamlesh Kumar Sharma from the National Museum, New Delhi present an illustrated talk on the fundamentals of Indian art and Ramayana in Indian miniature paintings.

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Indian classical music: Raag-Time
Indian classical music: Raag-Time

1pm

Free

Enjoy a free performance of Indian classical music by jazz fusion band, Raag-Time.

Indian classical music: Raag-Time

1pm

Free

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The Story of Rama: Classical Indian Dance
The Story of Rama: Classical Indian Dance

1pm

Free

Join us for a classical dance performance accompanied by singing, tabla and violin.

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Indian Diaspora Aotearoa Three Ways
Indian Diaspora Aotearoa Three Ways

1pm

Free

In three short films Kiwi-Indian writer/producer and academic, Shuchi Kothari, wrestles with what it means to be a diasporic Indian in New Zealand.  Her latest film Shit One Carries, is also her first foray into directing fiction.

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The Eye Divine unlocked: Indian classical music and tabla experience
The Eye Divine unlocked: Indian classical music and tabla experience

2pm

Don’t miss a performance by Basant Madhur and students from the Sargam School of Indian Music.

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Indian classical singing: Balamohan Shingade
Indian classical singing: Balamohan Shingade

11am

Free

Join Balamohan Shingade for a performance of Rama Bhajans (devotional songs) in reference to paintings in The Story of Rama. Balamohan will be joined by Vipul Dev on tabla.

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Kids' tour of The Eye Divine
Kids' tour of The Eye Divine

1.30pm and 3.15pm

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson on a unique children's tour of The Eye Divine: Indian Miniatures.

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The art of rangoli
The art of rangoli

1pm

Free

The art of rangoli

1pm

Free

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The Eye Divine unlocked: Sikh traditions of music and martial arts
The Eye Divine unlocked: Sikh traditions of music and martial arts

2pm

Enjoy an performance of Gurmat Sangeet by Daljeet Kaur and her students from the Rhythm School of Indian Music followed by a performance by the Akal Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts Academy.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Xingu (2011)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Xingu (2011)

5:30pm

Free

In the 1940s, three brothers decided to join the Roncador-Xingu Expedition. The film shows their struggle to create the 'Xingu National Park', the first large Indian reserve in Brazil and the efforts made to save entire indigenous tribes.

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The art of henna
The art of henna

1pm

Free

Hear an introduction to the ancient practise of using henna for body art followed by a free demonstration of how to apply a design.

The art of henna

1pm

Free

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Chingachgook, The Great Snake (1967)
Chingachgook, The Great Snake (1967)

12pm

Free

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DEFA (Deutsche Film-AG) Studio in East Germany, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand presents in its Winter Film Series at the Auckland Art Gallery a film programme highlighting different themes and genres that were important to the DEFA.

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Yvy Maraey (Land Without Evil) 2013
Yvy Maraey (Land Without Evil) 2013

7pm

Free

Screening of Yvy Maraey, about a filmmaker who retraces the steps of Swedish explorer Erland Nordeskiold with a Guarani Indian from the highlands of La Paz to the swamps in the forests of South Eastern Bolivia.

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The Story of Rama: Apron Strings (2008)
The Story of Rama: Apron Strings (2008)

1pm

Free

Join us for a screening of Apron Strings, with an introduction from scriptwriter Shuchi Kothari. The film is a parallel story of two families and two cutures set in surburban Otahuhu, South Auckland.

The Story of Rama: Apron Strings (2008)

1pm

Free

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After hours talk: Nalini Malani
After hours talk: Nalini Malani

6pm

Free entry

Join visiting contemporary Indian artist Nalini Malani for an illustrated talk on her past and current body of work.

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Young Creative Artists Forum
Young Creative Artists Forum

10am–4pm

Free – registrations required Book now

Calling Auckland’s young creative artists. Are you interested in expanding your practice by collaborating and sharing knowledge? 

Young Creative Artists Forum

10am–4pm

Free – registrations required Book now

Artworks

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You're My Best Friend
You're My Best Friend

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
2080 x 1070 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/15/1-2
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Matsya, the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu
Matsya, the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Unknown artist

Production date
1780
Medium
tempera
Size (h x w)
156 x 218 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/211
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Old Kashmir
Old Kashmir

Ernest Lumsden

Production date
1922
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
197 x 301 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/200
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Eagle Dance
Eagle Dance

Howard Cook

Production date
1942
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
253 x 201 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/3
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A ceremony inviting a nobleman to occupy a throne
A ceremony inviting a nobleman to occupy a throne

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1750
Medium
tempera
Size (h x w)
273 x 354 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/210
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Tyson
Tyson

Steve Carr

Production date
2002
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, silent
Size (h x w)
1min 59sec
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/47
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