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22 May - 12:57 pm NZ
In 2007 Radio New Zealand introduced a new and fresh print and television campaign focusing on iconic and traditional New Zealand images. With some Kiwiana twists these images were developed into ten classic and quirky model radios created by the very talented team at WETA Workshop. A further five radios were created from the winning designs from the 2010 and 2011 radio design competition.
From a campaign concept and radio competition we now have an assortment of fantastical radio creations we want everyone to enjoy. After adding information panels telling the story of radio in New Zealand and two audio stations with 100 audio clips from the Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection, we created Sounds Like Us; a fun and informative exhibition we hope will produce a chuckle or two as you recognise a slice of Kiwi life.
Radio New Zealand is our public radio broadcaster, with a primary purpose of reflecting New Zealand and supporting our cultures. The Sounds Like Us exhibition uses model radios to literally show this; demonstrating what it can mean to be a Kiwi.
The exhibition has been seen at Te Papa, Puke Ariki New Plymouth, Auckland Art Gallery, the Pataka Art Gallery and Museum in Porirua and the Taupo Museum.
The exhibition will next be on display at the Hastings City Art Gallery from 20 April - 21 July 2013 and then onto Aratoi, the Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton from 2 August to 8 September. From 19 October until early 2014 the exhibition will be on display at the Rotorua Museum and Gallery.
The model radios with no background, enabling a closer look at the extraordinary detail in each model.
Links to desktop wallpapers in various sizes.
2011 marked 100 years since radio signals were first broadcast in New Zealand and the event became the theme for the 2011 Sounds Like Us radio design competition.
To celebrate this significant milestone, Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero identified 100 inspiring pieces of audio showing how public radio has been involved in New Zealand culture. The items cover major news events, musical features, sporting achievements, personalities and much more. These sound clips are included in the Sounds Like Us exhibition for you to enjoy.
Step out in one of our new T-shirts - 100% cotton with a variety of Kiwiana radio graphics.
The model radios with no background, enabling a closer look.
The exhibition will be on display at the Hastings City Art Gallery from 20 April - 21 July 2013.
Reaching far and wide into schools and tertiary institutions the design competition attracted hundreds of students keen to display their Kiwi creative ingenuity and explore why they were passionate about New Zealand culture and what it meant to them to be a Kiwi. The five winning radios are included in the Sounds Like Us exhibition.
These were among the judge's top designs and only narrowly missed out on the prize. (pdfs)
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