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Writers on Film: Virago Press
Writers on Film: Virago Press

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Book now

This 2016 social history made by the BBC charts the story of groundbreaking feminist publishing house Virago Press which in 1973, in the days when publishing was a gentleman’s club, launched to publish new and neglected work by women writers who wanted to change the world.

Writers on Film: Virago Press

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Book now

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Doc Edge Presents: Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise (2016)
Doc Edge Presents: Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise (2016)

2pm

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The first documentary about Maya Angelou, the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist, who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices.

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Bill Oddie: Into The Wilds
Bill Oddie: Into The Wilds

1.15pm

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Whales, orangutans, elephants and a Pallas' Reed Bunting (that's a bird) have taken Bill Oddie round the world in recent years. In this session, the actor, writer, composer, TV presenter and activist shares stories of his escapades to exotic and not-so-exotic places and the creatures that lured him there. 

Bill Oddie: Into The Wilds

1.15pm

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Athol McCredie: NZ Photography
Athol McCredie: NZ Photography

10.15am

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From the sublime to the surreal, the familiar to the forgotten, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa curator Athol McCredie has curated 200 years of NZ photography into one volume, New Zealand Photography Collected (shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards) providing both a history of the medium and a powerful portrait of our shifting identity. 

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Barbara Brookes: Herstory
Barbara Brookes: Herstory

11.45am

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From the women who arrived on the first waka through waves of feminism to the song-bird Lorde, University of Otago historian Barbara Brookes applies a female lens to our past in her new book, A History of New Zealand Women

Barbara Brookes: Herstory

11.45am

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Roger Horrocks on Len Lye
Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

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Renowned New Zealand artist Len Lye’s word for good art was 'Zizz'. Few would argue that the term should be unreservedly applied to Lye’s own painting, sculpture, photography and filmmaking, all of which are scrutinised in Roger Horrock’s new book Zizz: The Life and Art of Len Lye. 

Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

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Scott Hamilton: Great South Road
Scott Hamilton: Great South Road

11.45am

$12.50 – $25 Buy tickets

 'The Great South Road is a route through time as well as space,' says Scott Hamilton. Built in 1862 to connect Auckland to the Waikato and beyond, it has been a thoroughfare for invaders, refugees, hawkers, speculators, farmers, miners, bootleggers, prisoners on the lam, protesters, preachers, and teenage racers.

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Jenny Haworth: Recording The War
Jenny Haworth: Recording The War

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Buy tickets

In a follow-up to The Art of War: New Zealand War Artists in the Field 1939-1945, author and publisher Jenny Haworth has launched Behind The Twisted Wire. In it she draws together the stories and paintings of professional and amateur artists who recorded their often grim experiences during World War I.

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Penelope Jackson: Art Crimes
Penelope Jackson: Art Crimes

10.15am

$25 Buy tickets

Homegrown art crime is the subject of Penelope Jackson’s book Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story. Documenting over 100 years of bad behaviour – from a nicked nude to an international court battle that saw works taken during WWII repatriated to Italy, and Goldie homages in between – Jackson exposes the underbelly of the arty kind.

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She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan
She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. Edition three is a conversation between theatre maker Julia Croft and editor and writer Rosabel Tan.

She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans
Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join Senior Curator Ron Brownson for talk on the work of The Body Laid Bare artists David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans.

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