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Something wonderful at The Dowse

by Sue Tyler July 9, 2014

Emma from Emma Makes kindly visited and revisited  – Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery  exhibition at The Dowse  for us. Each time I return to Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery I find something new I want to own. It began at the opening with Emily Valentine’s Kingfisher Brooch (2013). “Is that a bird?” said the friend I was […]

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TAWA5 Best Suburban Destination

by Alan November 20, 2010

The suburbs. Love them or loathe them, they surround every city. And loathing the suburbs out of some sort of twisted inner-city-centric impulse is pretty short-sighted – especially when you could be enjoying the following:

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Craft2.0 – this Saturday, 11am-3pm, TheNewDowse

by Mike Riversdale March 18, 2008

This regular craft market is run by our very own Sue.

It’s a chance to meet up with quite a few of the Wellingtonista staffers who will be on both sides of the stalls (I think).

It’s a perfect time to treat yourself with something special and totally you darlink!

Details, details, details:

Want to know who’s got craft stuff for sale, read on …

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theNewDowse goes ape sh*t

by Mike Riversdale April 10, 2007

The spiders are coming!Taken straight from the Weta Holics website:

As if you needed another reason to live in New Zealand! The wonderful Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt has just re-launched and is now calling itself TheNewDowse . . . AND they’re hosting a King Kong exhibition from June to November this year!

They’re calling it Becoming King Kong. I feel excited just thinking about it!

It’s opening on 23 June and runs until 11 November 2007. A wee bird tells me that it’s packed with insights into the ground-breaking film-making technologies used to make the movie, as well as the creative processes used in the conception of the character of Kong. That’s right – the grumpy ape that keeps on turning up in the film he he…

The exhibition will take you behind the scenes to experience the Weta way of working, the expansive collection of the sculptured creatures, the beauty of the sketches, the innovative techniques and the secrets of how these were achieved: it took thousands of drawings, hundreds of design maquettes and Weta Digital’s visual effects team years of work to create the character of Kong.

To celebrate the exhibition, we’ll be revealing previously never seen before online images from the making of the film in the new Weta Gallery

Coming soon
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The New Cool

by noizyboy June 10, 2005

The New Cool – an exhibition that celebrates the achievements of some of New Zealand’s small but successful creative companies – started this week at the Dowse Art Gallery out in the Hutt, and, having seen a wee sneak preview last weekend, as the final preparations were being put together, we can highly recommend getting […]

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