1. Kate Sylvester AW12 The Secretary Collection


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    Kate Sylvester The Secretary Autumn Winter 2012 Collection Show & Optical Launch Tuesday 4th October Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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    • "We wanted to make a building that is embedded in New Zealand culture"


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      Australian architect Richard Francis-Jones explains the importance of using local materials to build Auckland Art Gallery, which was crowned World Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival in Singapore earlier this month. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in New Zealand, which was designed by Frances-Jones Morehen Thorp together with New Zealand studio Archimedia, is an extension and refurbishment of an existing gallery. "It's a turn-of-the-century building, it kind of embodies a colonial attitude to a European settlement," says Francis-Jones of the original gallery. "This new project gave us an opportunity to rethink that, to recast it in current values, to create a bi-cultural gallery that can have a much more holistic relationship to New Zealand society." The extension provides the gallery with a new entrance, atrium and gallery space, areas that are covered by large wooden canopies made from the indigenous kauri tree. Francis-Jones says that it was very important for the design team to create a building that related to its local surroundings. "One of the great challenges we face as architects in this age is that our materials and our systems are sourced from all over the world," he says. "But we were seeking to make a building that was really embedded in this place, in this culture." He continues: "To create these canopies we wanted to use a material that was very precious and meaningful to New Zealand, so we used natural kauri. It's got to be one of the most beautiful timbers you've ever seen in your life and it's a timber of great significance and meaning to Maori culture." "But, of course, it's a protected species, so we had to source it from fallen kauri or recycled kauri. We had to use it very sparingly." The large glass walls of the building are designed to allow clear views outside to the surrounding landscape. "The building, in a sense, creates a connection between the natural landscape and the city," says Francis-Jones. "Our effort was to strive to make a building that was transparent in a way, to create a building that was more open, inclusive and connected with the landscape. It is a more open interpretation of New Zealand's future."

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      • Lula Cucchiara shoots Goddess as danced by Paul Edward Wilson & Kayla Paige


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        Fabulous Auckland dancers Paul Edward Wilson and Kayla Paige have been working on this dance piece, set to Banks' tune 'Goddess' for a while now. Our beloved contributor Lula Cucchiara thought it would make a great film and approached the Auckland Art Gallery to use their spacey elevator and Michael Lett to also shoot in his gallery. With assistant Ash Mosen she dressed the dancers in NOM*d, adidas Originals, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Staple & Cloth and Dr Martens. Add make-up by Jaz Garner, the Banks tune and you have we think, a superb result...

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        • SchoolTV Part Three, 22nd June 2012


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          Pt England School produces schoolTV as a weekly show, sharing the highlights of the week at school with our whanau and friends around the world. Room 8 along with the rest of Team 3 travelled to the Auckland Art Gallery. They observed some beautiful artworks. Here's what the found out and now want to share with you.

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          • Composition for farmer, three dogs and 120 sheep - Auckland Art Gallery Installation Documentation


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            3min documentation of the install of "Composition for farmer, three dogs and 120 sheep for four channel video installation" Alex Monteith, 18min, 2006, stereo sound. This clip is a 3min compile of shots of the work running at the Auckland City Art Gallery Toi o Tamati, Aotearoa NZ.

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            • Local Time - Water Action 500m Law - Waitemata - July 28 2013 - 1200 - 1600 (+1200)


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              Year: 2013 Medium: 4hr action, 1 Yacht (VS Vega), 4 inflatables, 10 fluorescent flags, 7 historic flags Action with five vessels on the Wai-te-matā Harbour" facilitated by Local Time in relation to their participation in The 5th Auckland Triennial: If you were to live here.., Sunday July 28, 2013. Participating in the four hour action on the Wai-te-matā Harbour, Tāmaki Makaurau, were the yacht VS Vega and four inflatable boats, equipped with ten custom fluorescent yellow flags and seven other flags associated with the Vega's history as a protest vessel. The Local Time inflatable Mahi Kai was prepared for the action in the forecourt of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, where equipment and crew were assembled. All five vessels flew fluorescent flags bearing the number 500 displayed to their port side, referring to the 'Anadarko Amendment' enacted to restrict peaceful protest at sea in Aotearoa. Each vessel flew an additional fluorescent flag on the starboard side. The phrase "this is not a protest" quoted Elvis Teddy, the Tauranga fisherman after joining a protest which saw four boats block the path of a survey ship operated by Brazilian oil company Petrobras as it tried to enter the Raukumara Basin. The date 1972 referenced the year in which the Vega first sailed to Mururoa to witness, and effectively to begin to end French atmospheric nuclear testing there. On the water, the Vega led the flotilla, sailing the shipping channel from her berth at the Maritime Museum to the Devonport Ferry Terminal, then looping back towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge, to display both aspects of the flags in each direction to the Devonport shore, then on to the Rangitoto Channel, the site of historical demonstrations against nuclear vessels. Photography Alex Monteith, Natalie Robertson, Lousie Menzies, Jordan Stent Videography Alex Monteith & Richard Simkins Edit Alex Monteith Local Time Danny Butt, Jon Bywater, Alex Monteith, Natalie Robertson

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              • New Zealand Weddings Magazine Win Your Dream Wedding 2013


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                Here, Amanda Radich and Michael Wallis pledge their love in New Zealand Wedding Magazine's Win Your Dream Wedding competition. See how to win a Dream Wedding of your own here: bit.ly/OARiXO. Credits: Video by Creative Video. Photos by The Lauren and Delwyn Project. Ceremony and reception held at Auckland Art Gallery, managed by Auckland Conventions Venues and Events. Cuisine by Urban Gourmet. Wedding planned by Gayle Garmaz of Exquisite Weddings. Bride's gown by Anna Schimmel. Suits for the groom and groomsmen by Frank Casey Formal Suit Hire. Bridesmaid dresses by Victor. Bride's and bridesmaids' shoes by Trousseau. Hair and makeup by Bobbi Brown. Lashes for the bridal party by Lash Worx. Rings for the bride and groom by Carats. Celebrant Melanie Kerr. Invitations and stationery by Cocoa Berry. Floral arrangements and bouquets by The Blossom Room. Decorations and theming by Insphire. Wedding cake by Sweet Bites. Transport First Car Classics. Music Findaband. Photobooth from Amazing Travelling Photobooth.

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                • Auckland Art Gallery


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                  Production Company: Kontent Director: Simon Mark-Brown Camera: Bertrand Remaut, Geraldine Clermont, Simon Mark-Brown Editor: Bertrand Remaut Color Grad: Toybox Music: Neil Finn

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                  • Year 3's Trip to the Auckland Art Gallery


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                    • Nigel Gavin & Richard Adams live 2013


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                      Nigel Gavin & Richard Adams play live at the Auckland Art Gallery for Auckland Arts festival 2013

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