Welcome to the KM130 Festival, 22 July - 22 October 2018

Celebrating 130 years since the birth of Katherine Mansfield

Celebrating 130 years since the birth of Katherine Mansfield

Sun 22 Jul 2018 (10:00 AM) - Mon 22 Oct 2018 (4:00 PM)

KM130 is a city-wide programme of events, exhibitions and performances, celebrating Katherine Mansfield's 130th birthday. KM130 is proudly brought to you by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, Circa Theatre, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, and the Alexander Turnbull Library.

100 years of Prelude
EXHIBITION

100 years of Prelude

Mon 23 Jul 2018 (10:00 AM) - Thu 30 Aug 2018 (4:00 PM)

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon

We're celebrating 100 years since the publication of one of Mansfield's most significant short stories with a special mini-exhibition.

Death & Desire: Hair in the Turnbull Collections
EXHIBITION

Death & Desire: Hair in the Turnbull Collections

Mon 23 Jul 2018 (10:00 AM) - Fri 7 Sep 2018 (5:00 PM)

Turnbull Gallery, National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon

​This intriguing exhibition of real hair, photographs, artworks and manuscripts, mostly from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, includes two locks of Katherine Mansfield’s hair.

Impressions of Katherine Mansfield
EXHIBITION

Impressions of Katherine Mansfield

Thu 2 Aug 2018 (10:00 AM) - Mon 22 Oct 2018 (4:00 PM)

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, www.ngataonga.org.nz

Take a tour through items drawn from the Archive’s audiovisual collections that shine a light on the legacy of Katherine Mansfield.

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait
EXHIBITION

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait

Thu 2 Aug 2018 (10:30 AM) - Mon 22 Oct 2018 (4:30 PM)

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

The avant-garde creativity, innovation, lifestyle, physical appearance, and ambition of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is a continuing source of inspiration for artists. Beginning with Anne Estelle Rice’s now famous 1918 portrait, this exhibition tracks a century of artistic renderings and re-imagining of one of New Zealand's greatest writers.

Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl
THEATRE

Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl

Sat 18 Aug 2018 (7:30 PM) - Sat 15 Sep 2018 (7:30 PM)

Circa Two, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

A play by Lorae Parry, directed by Susan Wilson. Against a colourful background of the people and places that shaped Katherine Mansfield’s “many hundreds of selves”, this play shows two literary rivals developing a special relationship which defies stereotypes and gossip.

'Saturday Sittings' - free portraiture sessions
SPECIAL EVENT

'Saturday Sittings' - free portraiture sessions

Sat 25 Aug 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sat 29 Sep 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture on the last Saturday of each month. These free portraiture sessions are for everyone - from the complete beginner to accomplished artists, and are relaxed, informal and fun.

Bliss - The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

Bliss - The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield

Sat 25 Aug 20187:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Thu 4 Oct 20187:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A teledrama following Katherine Mansfield from boredom in Edwardian Wellington to liberation and love affairs in London.

Modern Girls in Bed
THEATRE

Modern Girls in Bed

Sat 1 Sep 2018 (8:00 PM) - Sat 22 Sep 2018 (8:00 PM)

Circa One, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

A play by Cherie Jacobson and Alex Lodge, directed by Rachel Lenart. What would you say to Katherine Mansfield if you found her in your bed? When life gets too hard for best friends Ally and Petra they decide to go to bed, John and Yoko style – except not for ‘Peace’ – forever. They never expect they will be joined by five trailblazing New Zealand women from across time...

Author's talk - A Strange Beautiful Excitement with Redmer Yska
PUBLIC TALK

Author's talk - A Strange Beautiful Excitement with Redmer Yska

Sat 22 Sep 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Join us at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery to listen to Redmer Yska talk about his book 'A Strange Beautiful Excitement', Wellington and the ever-fascinating Katherine Mansfield.

A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield

Thu 4 Oct 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Thu 4 Oct 20185:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

This intimate documentary examines the life of Katherine Mansfield. Made as part of the celebrations for Katherine Mansfield’s centenary.

Leave all Fair
FILM SCREENING

Leave all Fair

Thu 4 Oct 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

An emotional encounter in which the life and relationships of Katherine Mansfield are given a new perspective. Starring John Gielgud (John Middleton Murry) and Jane Birkin (Katherine Mansfield).

Kaleidoscope - Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

Kaleidoscope - Katherine Mansfield

Fri 5 Oct 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fri 5 Oct 20185:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

Cathy Downes performs excerpts from her play The Case of Katherine Mansfield.

Obsessed: A Katherine Mansfield Compilation
FILM SCREENING

Obsessed: A Katherine Mansfield Compilation

Sat 6 Oct 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington

A four-part compilation that includes adaptations of The Woman at the Store and The Doll's House, a cabaret-style interview with Cathy Downes as Katherine Mansfield along with an investigation into our obsession with the writer.

Mansfield and the Modern Woman - a social history told through the lens of fashion
PUBLIC TALK

Mansfield and the Modern Woman - a social history told through the lens of fashion

Sun 7 Oct 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Fashion historian Leimomi Oakes uses historical costumes inspired by Mansfield's writings & the New Zealand suffrage movement to explore the changing roles of women in the pivotal late 19th-early 20th century period.

Katherine Mansfield's Thorndon - a walking tour
SPECIAL EVENT

Katherine Mansfield's Thorndon - a walking tour

Sat 13 Oct 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon

Join us for a walking tour through Katherine Mansfield's Thorndon, exploring sites of signficance including the writer's birthplace, and finishing with a special look at some of the treasures in the Alexander Turnbull Library's Mansfield collection.

Katherine Mansfield's Birthday Party
SPECIAL EVENT

Katherine Mansfield's Birthday Party

Sun 14 Oct 201810:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon

It's Katherine Mansfield's birthday - and it's Katherine Mansfield House & Garden's birthday too! Join us to celebrate our favourite writer, and her first home, with a day of tours, talks, and of course, cake!