27 days ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
Watch now

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11 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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5 days ago

Flower/plant identification required please - part 4

Fiona from Henderson

The fourth post is a very lush looking tree absolutely filled to the brim with pretty pink blooms.
The tree is slightly taller than 2 metres.
I did wonder if it was an azalea gone absolutely feral or maybe it was a vereya.
Your wealth of knowledge is desperately needed with all these identifications please.
I thank you all in advance.

2 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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