15 January 2013
Music at Lunchtime – Rolf Gjelsten, cello.
Thursday 17 January, City Gallery Wellington, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
If you’re in Wellington this Thursday 17th, take a long lunch and enjoy an informal concert by New Zealand String Quartet cellist Rolf Gjelsten. It’s at the City Gallery Wellington, which has its magical Kermadec exhibition on at the moment – get along and enjoy it enlivened by sound!
Contained within New Zealand territorial waters, the Kermadec region is one of the few remaining near-pristine ocean sites on the planet. Its sub-tropical islands sit at the northernmost point of our nation’s territory and have a history of Polynesian and European contact that has, until now, rarely featured in our art history or registered in our national psyche.
In May 2011 nine artists, the ‘seariders’, were invited to voyage upon the HMNZS Otago from Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, northward through the Kermadec region, toward the Kingdom of Tonga. Each of these seariders has turned that adventure into art; and that art is this exhibition,
For more info see http://www.citygallery.org.nz/