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.

Katherine Mansfield and 'A Woman's Place' - a conversation with Gill Greer and Lorae Parry
PUBLIC TALK

Katherine Mansfield and 'A Woman's Place' - a conversation with Gill Greer and Lorae Parry

Sun 29 Jul 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Circa Two, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Join Gill Greer, author of two books about KM and researcher for an award-winning documentary, and playwright Lorae Parry, for a discussion about Katherine Mansfield and creativity.

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.

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait - curator's talk with Penelope Jackson
PUBLIC TALK

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait - curator's talk with Penelope Jackson

Thu 2 Aug 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Join us at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an insightful look into Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait as exhibition curator Penelope Jackson talks about her thoughts and processes in choosing the works for the exhibition.

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait - artist's talk with Greg O'Brien
PUBLIC TALK

Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait - artist's talk with Greg O'Brien

Fri 3 Aug 20186:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Wellington writer, artist, and curator Greg O’Brien spent much of 2002 living in Menton with his family. While there, he contemplated Mansfield as the location represents the end of her career and is where she wrote many of her short stories. Join us at the Gallery for drinks and nibbles while we listen to Greg O’Brien talk about his time in Menton, and the process of creation.

Ginette McDonald & Friends - reading Katherine Mansfield
SPECIAL EVENT

Ginette McDonald & Friends - reading Katherine Mansfield

Sat 4 Aug 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Join us for a glorious hour of short stories and poems by Katherine Mansfield read by the inimitable Ginette McDonald and friends.

‘Do stars ever blow about?’ Reading Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Prelude’ on its 100th Birthday
PUBLIC TALK

‘Do stars ever blow about?’ Reading Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Prelude’ on its 100th Birthday

Sun 5 Aug 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, New Zealand

Professor Jane Stafford explores ‘a sense of mystery, a radiance, an afterglow’ that surround KM's story, Prelude, 100 years on from its first publication by Hogarth Press.

Special preview - a rehearsal of Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl
SPECIAL EVENT

Special preview - a rehearsal of Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl

Wed 8 Aug 201812:00 PM - 12:30 PM

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

Enjoy a sneak preview of Circa’s upcoming play, Bloomsbury Women and the Wild Colonial Girl, as the cast perform scenes highlighting the unique relationship between two literary rivals - Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf.

Kaleidoscope - Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

Kaleidoscope - Katherine Mansfield

Wed 15 Aug 20185:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

Leave all Fair
FILM SCREENING

Leave all Fair

Wed 15 Aug 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sat 18 Aug 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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).

A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield

Fri 17 Aug 201812:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Fri 17 Aug 20185:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

Bliss - The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield
FILM SCREENING

Bliss - The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield

Fri 17 Aug 20187:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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.

Katherine Mansfield Compilation
FILM SCREENING

Katherine Mansfield Compilation

Sat 18 Aug 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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.

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.

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. When life gets too hard for Ally and Petra they decide to go to bed, John and Yoko style – except not for ‘Peace’ – forever. But Kate Sheppard won’t stop bossing them around, Katherine Mansfield keeps making demands, and Heni Pore is going into labour...

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 20181:00 PM - 2:00 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.

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!