Tivoli Turns Ten 2007 - 2017

Oct 14 - end Nov 2017

Marking Tivoli's tenth anniversary we have organised an ongoing exhibition/display and a series of events over seven weeks.

 

The project, takes a 'then and now' theme. It reprises our opening exhibition in 2007, our first book launch, and also honours our namesake, 'The' Tivoli, Liz Eastmond's father, Gregory Eastmond and partner's cinema, which opened in Tiverton, Devon, UK in 1932.  It was boarded up in preparation for sale in 2007, when Tivoli Waiheke started up.

 

The focus of our 2007 opening exhibition was an animation 'There He Is' by Parekohai Whakamoe (Tuhoe), a dreamlike, poetic history of Tuhoe. Screening this overlapped with a major event of 2007, the Police Raids on Tuhoe, a North Island iwi, in their lands the Urewera on October 15, 2007. The film immediately took on added significance. Our 2017 opening, provided a framework and personal account by Pita Mahaki (Tuhoe), Director of Maori Studies, Waiheke High School, on those events. Since 2007, there were imprisonments, police apologies and a Treaty of Waitangi settlement made to Tuhoe. In addition, on the week of Tivoli's 2017 opening, the 'Crown' 'pardoned' the great Tuhoe leader and prophet Rua Kenana 101 years after his wrongful incarceration.

 

A week after TTT's ('Tivoli Turns Ten') opening, Waiheke artist Lauren Nancarrow (Tuhoe) kindly loaned her portrait of Rua Kenana, now part of the exhibit. Lauren is a descendant of Rua Kenana.

 

The second event from 2007 we reprise is our first book launch: Dr. Georgina Murray's Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand (Ashcroft, 2007). Georgina, the author of several books and articles on the political economy and on gender issues lectured at Griffith University, Brisbane, and other Universities in New Zealand, Norway and China. Georgina's talk was on Oct 21.

 

Georgina was also a co-producer of a display in the TTT exhibit: the ROGERCOMIC. This was a comic book project put together by members of the Socialist Alliance in 1985 in response to Rogernomics, New Zealand's version of Thatcherism and Reagonomics. Finance Minister Roger Douglas was appointed on July 14,1984 and his theories dominated the New Zealand economy until today.

Or perhaps, until recently, as New Zealand's Labour Party became our new Government courtesy of the New Zealand First Party's decision 19th October. The leader, Winston Peters, referred, surprisingly to some, of the necessity for capitalism 'to regain its human face'.

The ROGERCOMIC may need a sequel...

 

Other works by New Zealand artists exhibited at the 2007 opening also feature in our 2017 TTT exhibition: et al (a new work 'News'), John Reynolds, Cloud Book Work, and James Ross, Red Book.

 

The exhibit includes references to the Tivoli of Antiquity and the Renaissance, and a photograph of Gregory Eastmond and his then business partner John Hamlin, from 1932.

 

Also

- A slideshow history of Tivoli, by Fenner Eastmond, presents a 'history' of Tivoli, with trailers of the 3 Tivoli films screened at the 1932 opening, plus Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis.

See Program below.

 

- A 7 min clip from a conversation between analyst Zaeem Baksh and Stephen Chan (Professor of International Relations, SOAS, London University) on the Tuhoe events before the November 2007 Court proceedings.

(made by Tivoli Media)

 

The film program, all Saturdays at 6pm:

 

Oct 28  The Price of Peace, dir. Kim Webby, 2015, on Tuhoe

Nov 4   Metropolis, dir. Fitz Lang, 1927, spectacular futurist dystopia

Nov 11 Jack's the Boy, 1932, Brit slapstick comedy

Nov 18 'M', dir. Fritz Lang, 1932, noir thriller

Nov 25 Shanghai Express, 1932, Marlene Dietrich

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