He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river, 2011, Parekowhai, Michael (1968– ), Auckland. Purchased 2011, with the assistance of the Friends of Te Papa. Te Papa

Art Beats 

Saturday 30 March 2013,  7pm–11pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5 & Level 4 Espresso
Free entry

Hear the velvet tones of singer Bella Kalolo, accompanied by pianist Ben Wilcock on Michael Parekowhai’s majestic grand piano He kōrero. Have a conversation with comedian James Nokise as he offers his roving response to the new exhibitions. And see performance artist Samin Son deliver his new work Ritual of a South Korean Soldier. Throughout the night, DJ Antsman will be spinning his magic.

You can also sit back and relax in Level 4 Espresso, where a selection of food and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.

Free entry but space is limited.

Bella Kalolo                                 Samin Son         James Nokise

Image by Debbie Rawson        Image by Mark Hanson