Wearing heavy rubber boots, Fränz Röösli climbs atop his charcoal pile and starts poking holes into what he calls the “Grind”—the dome of the pile, which reaches four metres above ground.
White smoke rises from the holes, curling around the charcoal burner before it is carried off into the dark of night. In calm, stunning images, the documentary draws the viewer into the archaic world of charcoal burning.
The German Film Festival 2018 is a fine selection of internationally acclaimed films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria in German with English subtitles. Courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.
Screened in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland Wellington.
Duration: 93 mins
Join Grant Banbury as he discusses Christine Hellyar’s sculptural work Body parts: White china cupboard in We Do This on the first floor.
Please note new start time of 12noon.
Join a free guided tour with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides exploring the exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision on the ground floor.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetū. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.