Install and preparation for the opening of Sum of the Parts

Tomorrow is the day! After a busy fortnight of installation and preparation and months of planning Sum of the Parts is ready for you to come and experience.

The Depot will be open from 10am.

Peace Paintings, Prints and Poets at the Maungauika North head Barracks will open at 12.30 with a mihi by Emily Karaka, an introduction by curator and VAANA (Visual Artists Against Nuclear Arms) coordinator Margaret Lawlor-Barlett, readings by Riemke Ensing, John Pule, Denys Trussell and Richard von Sturmer.

The official opening of Sum of the Parts at The Depot will open at 2pm with an introduction by The Cultural Mapping Project Coordinator Erin Forsyth (that’s me ;D), a reading/performance by Maree Scarlett, the first public performance by The Devonport Harmony Choir, free coffee from Supreme (hooray!) and a sausage sizzle provided by our good neighbours at the Devonport Community House.

Peace is Not merely the Absence of War (or the Peace Map as it is affectionately known) will open at the Museum of the Vernacular, Kerr St, mt Takarunga/Mt Victoria at 4pm with an introduction by curator Ruby Watson and a Water Sound Mandala (interactive performance) led by Janet Dudney.

There is SO MUCH to see and do and the activities will continue throughout the exhibition so if you haven’t been to Devonport for a while you should be brave and make your way over. It will be worth it 🙂