Wed 5 Feb: A History of Animation
Mariya Kalachova, Lead Animator at Weta, takes us through how animators have attempted to share the magic of Alice’s story on the big screen throughout the ages.
There are at least 40 film and television adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, and many more based around the themes and ideas of Alice. Why is this bizarre and complicated tale so popular to adapt to film?
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Wed 12 Feb: Language and Ideas
Hear translator and academic Tom Roa discuss how he translated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into te reo Māori, and the challenges in the process. Ideas and concepts don’t always directly translate from culture to culture, let alone taking into account Lewis Carroll’s unique use of language and poetry. Hear how Tom approached these issues along with discussion around the importance of language in the formation of identities and ideas of representation in societies.
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Wed 19 Feb: Feminine Creativity
Hear some of the best creatives in New Zealand discuss contemporary feminine creative practices and using art and storytelling to represent untold perspectives and to challenge the status quo.
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Wed 26 Feb: Wonder in Adulthood
Some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the wellbeing and creative industries discuss how they are making space for some childhood wonder, and why this is important to workplace happiness and mental health.
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5–6pm: A chance to see Wonderland
6–6.15pm: Settle into the Te Marae, grab a drink and snack
7.15–8pm: Drinks and chats
Wonderland Wednesdays Combo
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General public $180
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