What's On @ Otago Museum | Week of 13 January 2020

dfd8445a-499c-4011-8d75-6769d8d6a6ae.jpgHappy Monday!

We have been thrilled with the response to our new special exhibition, Areez Katki: Bildungsroman which opened last Saturday with a free exhibition talk discussing the pieces, and a hands-on embroidery workshop, both of which were very well attended.

We would like to thank Katki and all those who attended the public events for the exhibition this past weekend.

In the exhibition, Katki explores third-wave diaspora and the survival of Zoroastrianism, alongside his own revelations and responses to this now-powerful minority in Mumbai, through his needlework-based craft practice.

Areez Katki: Bildungsroman is a free exhibition open daily in Otago Museum's H D Skinner Annex from 10am – 4pm, until 9 February. 

Learn more about the exhibition here

24c72673-d180-4cc5-b975-8a0390f39b2e.jpgLegal Sound Bites

A discussion of the laws surrounding relationship dissolution, presented by Webb Farry Lawyers. Whether these relationships are between husbands and wives, neighbours, or even business partners, the law can help you move past the pain and bring resolution.

5.30pm, Thursday 16 January
Barclay Theatre
Koha – donations go to Life Matters Charitable Trust
More information here



Get your fishy fins flapping, and dive deep into a world of imagination with the University Book Shop Storyteller. Afterwards, challenge yourself with tasks on the Museum Reserve and Museum's galleries.

10.30am–11.30am, 14 and 15 January
University Book Shop, 378 Great King St
Suitable for children aged 5–10 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
More information here

fb3841b9-b2e7-4518-b396-cd53803b26a6.jpgAmazing Universe 3D

Experience the wonders of our universe in our in-house produced 3D planetarium show! Amazing Universe takes travellers on a journey from Hooper’s Inlet on the Otago Peninsula to the edges of the Universe.

1.30pm and 3.30pm daily 
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
Child $7, Adults $12
Book tickets here

f732bcab-75f7-47e8-aef1-fc00e391f5f3.jpgŌtepoti Theatre Lab Presents:
Dive into Writing

Award-winning playwright and 2019 University of Otago Burns Fellow, Emily Duncan will lead a three-hour workshop on how to write a monologue. Taking inspiration from the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Emily will guide you through techniques for developing characters and monologues based on the people and events featured in the exhibition.⁠

9am – 12pm, Saturday 18 January⁠
Kakapo Room, Otago Museum Ground Floor⁠
$60 (includes morning tea and all day admission to James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition)⁠
Open to all writers of any level of experience aged 16 years and over⁠
Book tickets here