Todd Niall: This is the Trekka 

When:
Thu 26 Jun 2014,  6pm–7pm
Where:
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Talk 

This is the Trekka 2003-05, Stevenson, Michael (1964– ), New Zealand. Purchased 2005. Te Papa
This is the Trekka 2003-05, Stevenson, Michael (1964– ), New Zealand. Purchased 2005. Te Papa

Discover the fascinating history of the Trekka utility vehicle, which took centre stage in artist Michael Stevenson’s entry to the 2003 Venice Biennale.

Journalist Todd Niall, an authority on the Trekka, talks about the only vehicle ever designed and mass-produced in New Zealand. He also discusses working with Michael Stevenson on Stevenson’s entry to the 2003 Venice Biennale, This is the Trekka. This work ison display at Te Papa until 20 July.

Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Farrar introduces the talk. A question-and-answer session afterwards provides an opportunity for people to share their Trekka stories.

This is the Trekka in arts.tepapa.govt.nz

The Trekka website

About Todd Niall

Todd Niall is an award-winning radio journalist, author of The Trekka Dynasty, and producer of Radio New Zealand documentaries on the Trekka and on Michael Stevenson’s Biennale work.