Sounds Like Us

Sounds Like Us
Sat 2 Mar 2013 to Tue 9 Apr 2013
Celebrating 100 years of Radio in New Zealand
Event type: 
Taupo Museum
Bay of Plenty


Sounds Like Us is a touring exhibition which aims to reflect the importance of radio in New Zealand’s cultural and social history. The year 2011 marked 100 years since radio signals were first broadcast in New Zealand and to celebrate the event Radio New Zealand Sound Archives identified one hundred inspiring pieces of audio which show how public radio has been involved in New Zealand culture over this time. Audio stations allow the audience to hear major news events, musical features, sporting achievements, and great radio moments from the past. Incorporated in the exhibition are fifteen radios in the style of some iconic New Zealand cultural expressions -- known as Kiwiana. These fantastical creations, from desserts and wool sheds to bush walks and fast food, are superbly designed and constructed by the famous team at Weta Workshop and will produce a chuckle of recognition in just about everyone. The Sounds Like Us exhibition has been designed to give the Kiwi Culture a voice and reflects it in a fun and contemporary way that engages the audience.

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Christine Potter

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22 Feb 2013