Gallery looks back in time

Waiheke Marketplace - - Front Page - DIANA WOR­THY

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 or or call (09) 372 3361 for de­tails.

The gallery is re­turn­ing to sum­mer open­ing hours from 10am till 5pm each day.

Tivoli owner Liz East­mond holds the anniversary pro­gramme pro­duced by her son, Fen­ner. DIANA WOR­THY/STUFF

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