Gallery looks back in time
Classic films from early last century are among the attractions being lined up by Tivoli gallery owner Liz Eastmond.
The gallery, al fresco specialist bookstore and mini-cinema in Oneroa is celebrating its opening 10 years ago. Since then, it has held nearly 70 exhibitions, talks, films and book launches.
Eastmond named it Tivoli after a cinema called The Tivoli owned and run by her dad, Gregory Eastmond, and his partner, John Hamlin.
The celebration kicks off on October 14, at 5pm, with the first of three events, two concerning the controversial October 2007 police raids on Tuhoe iwi at Urewera.
The same year, Tivoli opened in Oneroa and Eastmond’s dad’s cinema closed.
One of the main events will see the gallery looking back to the original cinema’s 1930s launch in Tiverton, Devon, UK.
‘‘My father and his partner built the small, rural art decostyle building in the depression in an unbelievable sixty days, in time for Christmas,’’ Eastmond said.
Waiheke Tivoli will be screening The Tivoli Tiverton’s opening films, including Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927).
The other films are Jack’s the Lad (1932), a British slapstick comedy, with Cicely Courtneidge; ‘M’ (1932), a noir thriller directed Fritz Lang (1932); and Shanghai Express (1932) featuring Marlene Dietrich.
The films will be screened from November 4 over four successive Saturdays at 6pm.
Oneroa Tivoli’s 2007 opening film, There He Is, will be screened at the galleryfrom 5pm on October 14. Created by artist Parekowhai Whakamoe, the 27-minute animation presents a poetic history of Tuhoe. Waiheke High School Maori Studies director Pita Mahaki will also give a talk.
On October 21, Dr Georgina Murray will discuss her 2007 book, Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand. A comic book on Rogernomics called Rogercomic 1985 will also be discussed.
Director Kim Webby’s film, The Price of Peace, about the history and aftermath of the 2007 Tuhoe raids will screen on Saturday, October 28, at 6pm.
See email@example.com or tivolinz.com or call (09) 372 3361 for details.
The gallery is returning to summer opening hours from 10am till 5pm each day.