What's on this month in Wellington

Take a dive into some of these exciting events happening this month in Wellington.

Astronomy On Tap

Space Place at Carter Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn , Wellington

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Are you tired of doing the same thing all the time? Why not head into Space Place to spend some time gazing up into the skies above. A live presentation takes you out to space and back home - just in time for a drink as you look around the interactive space displays. The Cable Car runs until 10 pm so you can enjoy drinks and unique experience before heading into town. In the second hour, you will journey further into the universe through galaxies and nebula and deep sky objects. So, spend the night getting to know your night skies or at least put stars in your eyes. Ticket price includes nibbles and one drink upon arrival. There is also a cash bar for after the show.

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Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League Season 2019/20

Sky Stadium, Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington

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Wellington Phoenix is New Zealand’s only professional football team and provides a much-loved dose of high-quality football entertainment in the capital. Be in the crowd at a Phoenix game and immerse yourself in Kiwi football culture. This season features 11 home games at Sky Stadium from October through to April.

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Summer of International Cricket in Wellington

Various locations

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International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience and this season will be one of the biggest in recent memory! Watch the BLACKCAPS take on England for the first time since the ICC Cricket World Cup earlier this year, with action-packed T20s and tantalising Test matches.

When the BLACKCAPS return from their Test Series in Australia, they will face India for a Tour not to be missed!

The festive season of cricket doesn't stop there as the WHITE FERNS welcome South Africa to our shores for three ODIs and five T20s.

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News From the Sun

101 Wakefield St, Waterfront, Wellington

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The window, the horizon, and the still life are some of photography’s biggest clichés. Darkroom and Instagram famous, beloved by professionals and amateurs alike, they demand to be photographed. They have become ciphers for photography itself. News from the Sun features three photographers, who each explore one of these motifs. In each case, the favoured motif is abstracted, serialised, and transformed through formal processes and manipulations that push it far beyond the cliché.

Australian artist Justine Varga’s Areole series combines cameraless and lens-based photography. Wellington photographer Shaun Waugh rethinks the still life through new digital imaging technologies. Wellington artist Harry Culy’s The Gap is an ongoing series of seascapes, started in 2014.

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Light Fall: Studio Glass from the Dowse Collection

The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt

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New Zealand studio glass has had a relatively short history that made inroads in the 1970s and 80s and has cemented its own unique place in the decades since. From Tony Kuepfer’s sinuous blown glass vessels to Ann Robinson’s landscape inspired cast glass forms; this exhibition highlights some of the pioneers in the medium across a variety of techniques and approaches.

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Strands

The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt

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Making journeys to meet whānau, walk up a mountain, swim in a river, or return to an indigenous practice, each of the four artists in Strands has recently revisited the whenua they are from.

Highlighting the role of whanaungatanga, Strands brings together the work of Arapeta Ashton (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Porou, Muriwhenua), Ayesha Green (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), Chevron Hassett (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Ana Iti (Te Rarawa), each presenting a unique perspective of mātauranga Māori, with these artists generously sharing aspects of their lives and relationships.

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Olivia Webb: Anthems of Belonging

The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt

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In Anthems of Belonging, artist and musician Olivia Webb has worked with five families, from Kiribati, Zambia, Samoa, the Philippines and the Netherlands, to write, perform and film new anthems that reflect their feelings about place and belonging.

From the climate crisis in the Pacific and issues of racism and sexism, to finding strength in diversity, and the importance of family and bonds of community, the new anthems reflect the lives of each of the five families involved.

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Encounter 1

City Gallery Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street

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This is the first in a series of exhibitions exploring the theme of encounter. Auckland artist Michael Parekōwhai meets Congolese-Belgian musician and filmmaker Baloji. Both address the unreadability of the other.

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Unravelled

City Gallery Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street

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In 1968, American sculptor Robert Morris coined the term ‘anti-form’ to distinguish a new kind of sculpture that had emerged in reaction to the rigour and rectitude of minimalism. Twine set in cement, draped-carpet assemblages, stretched and distressed grids, a mound of metal shavings - explore artistic possibilities of decomposition and disorganisation.

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Věra Chytilová ra Chytilová: Daisies

City Gallery Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street

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Daisies (1966) is an experimental feminist feature film by Czech new-wave director Věra Chytilová. It follows the anarchic exploits of two doll-like young women, both called Marie, as they play pranks on older men and speculate on their existence.

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