Artist Talk by Neil Pardington – 1pm, Friday 21 June. Due to flight cancellations – Talk now rescheduled  to 1pm Friday 28 June.

Neil Pardington and one of the collection managers from Auckland Museum will give an in depth discussion to provide fascinating insight to the world of museum collections and their back of house storage spaces, with relation to this new body of work, The Order of Things.

The Order of Things – Neil Pardington
24 May – 7 July 2013

Two Rooms
16 Putiki St, Newton, Auckland

Gallery hours: Tue to Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
Phone 64 (9) 360 5900
info@tworooms.co.nz


Lili Kraus, 1947, Hofmann, Frank (1916–1989), New Zealand.
Gift of the artist, 1986. Te Papa.

Arts After Dark | Nga Toi o te Po

When: Thursday 16 May 2013, 5.30pm-7.15pm
Where: Nga Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Cost: Free Entry
Explore photographic works in Arts Te Papa with Wayne Barrar, Peter Ireland, and Athol McCredie. Then enjoy a performance, inspired by the pianist Lili Kraus, on Michael Parekowhai’s carved Steinway piano.

5.30pm-6.30pm
Athol McCredie: Photographic works in Arts Te Papa
Te Papa’s curator of photography, Athol McCredie, talks about Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and other international photographers featured in On Looking.

He also discusses a collection of remarkable 19th-century photographic portraits of Maori, and the album of Wellington landscapes captured by photographer James Bragge in the 1870s.

Wayne Barrar: Nauru Portfolio
Wayne Barrar has documented uncanny underground spaces, probed New Zealand’s history of landscape photography, and produced a series of photographs exploring the presence of a New Zealand icon – the ti kouka (cabbage tree) – in England’s south-west.

For Arts After Dark, he discusses Nauru Portfolio – a suite of works exploring the environmental impact of phosphate mining on the Pacific island of Nauru.

Peter Ireland: Frank Hofmann and the avant-garde
Whanganui-based painter and writer Peter Ireland discusses the work of the influential Czechoslovakia-born photographer Frank Hofmann.

He pays special attention to Hofmann’s portrait of concert pianist Lili Kraus, whose Steinway piano Michael Parekowhai transformed into his virtuoso Venice Biennale work He korero purakau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river (2011).

6.30pm-7.15pm
He korero in performance: A tribute to Lili Kraus
Elena (violin) and Craig Newsome (piano) present a programme of music inspired by Frank Hofmann’s photographic portrait of pianist Lili Kraus.

Info source:
Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa