Art Lover Tour: Hutt Valley 

Wed 18 Sep 2013,  9.45am–3.30pm
Meet at Te Papa, Level 1
Free but bookings essential 
Special; Friends 

Photography, fantasy sculptures, jewellery, fashion – this Hutt Valley tour of The Dowse Art Museum and Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre covers it all. Curator Doris de Pont will join you to tour one of the exhibitions on offer – Home Sewn.

NZ vs East Glamorgan, Wales 1972/3. Photography by Peter Bush.

The event is free for everyone, through support from the Friends of Te Papa, but bookings are essential.

Free tours supported by the Wellington Regional Amenities Fund and the Friends of Te Papa.
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At 9.45am, the bus departs from Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington, for The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt.

Exhibitions at The DowseArt Museum

Home Sewn: Original New Zealand Fashion
This is a retrospective of the home sewing revolution in New Zealand. At a time when off-the-peg fashion was scarce and expensive, home sewing provided generations of women with a stylish contemporary wardrobe.

Kobi Bosshard
Kobi Bosshard is widely regarded as ‘the grandfather’ of New Zealand contemporary jewellery. See a selection of his work from the 1960s to the present.

New Olds – Design between Tradition and Innovation
Sixty objects demonstrate the redesign of old objects, the traditional processing of new materials, and the transformation of design classics.

At 1.30pm, the bus departs from The Dowse for Expressions in Upper Hutt.

The Dowse Art Museum

Exhibitions at Expressions

Hard on the Heels: Peter Bush – Capturing the All Blacks
Peter Bush, New Zealand’s leading rugby photographer, describes capturing an All Black game.

The Gloaming Trilogy
Johnny Fraser-Allen – conceptual designer, sculptor, and model maker at Weta Workshop – has created an immersive exhibition and series of fantasy books illustrated entirely with sculptures.

At 3pm, the bus departs for Te Papa, arriving at 3.30pm.

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

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