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We are open Labour weekend

Author: Alex Grace, Communications and Relationships Manager

We are open all Labour weekend 10am - 11pm Fri 19,  Sat 20, Sun 21 and Mon 22 October. 

Check out our top three picks for Labour weekend relaxation, here at The Dowse and around Lower Hutt.

Can Tame Anything & Petone Wharf

One of the most substantial works in Can Tame Anything is Tauira by Mata Aho Collective. This extraordinary work fills our gallery with light and wonder. It’s creation required a couple of tonnes of marine rope, eight hands, four brains and some very lucky helpers. Make sure to come down and enjoy this special work.

Once you’ve been inspired by the materials Mata Aho Collective used, enjoy a walk along Petone Esplanade and onto the reopened Petone Wharf. The walk is a great time to ponder the use and re-use of materials in our world.

MATA AHO COLLECTIVE, TAUIRA, 2018. INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE.

MATA AHO COLLECTIVE, TAUIRA, 2018. INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE.

Embodied Knowledge & Te Whiti Riser

Our natural environment has inspired and been used to create some of the most important contemporary art of our time – and that includes the works on display in Embodied Knowledge. Maureen Lander’s exquisite weaving is one example of this connection.

This weekend we recommend a walk up Te Whiti Riser in the morning to enjoy a clear view of our gorgeous community. Make sure you pack a strong thermos of tea to enjoy at the summit.  Once you've desceneded our beautiful hills, pop over to The Dowse to see Maureen’s work in the flesh.

Both sights are sure to restore and inspire.

MAUREEN LANDER. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE.

MAUREEN LANDER. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE.

Torchlight tours & Highlight: Carnival of Lights

There are still a few spots left on our popular Torchlight Tours so nab your spot quick. They are the perfect accompaniment to the illuminated delights organised for Highlight: Carnival of Lights.

No matter what your plans are this holiday weekend, we wish you all the best and hope to see you soon.

Ngā mihi nui,
The Dowse whānau

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