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Unitec Costume Showcase: KORORĀREKA - Hell Hole of the Pacific

20 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2019
20 Sep at 5-8pm and 23-27 Sep at 10am-4pm
This costume showcase takes you on a journey through Aotearoa’s history featuring real figures from our past and the costumes they would have worn in 1800's Kororareka, now known as Russell.
Event type: 
Craft, Exhibition, Public Art
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
Te Po Gallery, Building One, Unitec
Address: 
Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Region: 
Auckland

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Unitec Year 1 & 2 Costume Showcase 2019 
KORORĀREKA - THE HELL HOLE OF THE PACIFIC

Unitec’s School of Creative Industries presents their annual Costume Exhibition showcasing the talents of their Year 1 and 2 Costume Design & Management students. This showcase takes you on a journey through Aotearoa’s history featuring real figures from our past and the costumes they would have worn. In the early 1800’s Kororāreka, now known as Russell, was unearthed as one of New Zealand’s first settlements. Originally described as having prosperous land and a good harbour, Kororāreka was on the cutting edge of trade. Local Maori embraced the new changes and began trading their own noa (common) items, and even their tapu (sacred) items or taonga. Unitec costume students have put together an exhibition as a response to the melting pot of characters that resided together in Kororāreka. From settlers to traders to European visitors and Maori warriors. Making New Zealand history.

Opening Night Friday, 20 September @5pm-8pm
Exhibitions runs 23-27 September @10am-4pm

Venue: Te Po Gallery, Building One, Unitec School of Creative Industries
Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland

For Enquiries & Tour Bookings email:
Peter Rees pasa@unitec.ac.nz

For more info about Unitec’s costume course email:
Erin O’ Neill – Course Coordinator eoneill@unitec.ac.nz 

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Unitec

29 Aug 2019