Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Victoria University's Hunter gathers artistic inspiration

Victoria University of Wellington will begin a new event series in the historic Hunter Council Chamber next month bringing together the imaginative and creative talent of New Zealand’s creative capital.

The first Hunter Gathering on 6 April will have performances of Ravel by the Te Kōkī Trio, a reading by poet Chris Price, and an introduction to the art in the Hunter Council Chamber. There will also be an opportunity to talk with the performers.

Victoria University Pro Vice-Chancellor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Jennifer Windsor says she is delighted to join Te Kōki New Zealand School of Music in hosting the first event.

“It will be a kaleidoscope of music, creative writing, art, history and critical thought.”

The Te Kōkī Trio is an in-residence ensemble at the New Zealand School of Music, and features pianist Jian Liu, cellist Inbal Megiddo and violinist Martin Riseley.

Chris Price will read from her latest collection of poetry, Beside Herself.

Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton will give a talk on the art in the Hunter Council Chamber referencing the historic stained glass window and an artwork by Richard Killeen.

What: The Hunter Gathering
When: 6–7:15pm, Wednesday 6 April, followed by a mix-and-mingle until 8pm
Where: Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building
Cost: $25 including a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets can be purchased through Eventfinda.

For more information, visit or contact Chris Wilson on 04-463 9498, 021 0525 300 or

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