New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands

New Zealand related events in the Netherlands

New Zealand based series to be released in the Netherlands

Top of the Lake, a mini-series set and filmed in New Zealand, will premiere in the Netherlands at the EYE Amsterdam on 14 September 2012.  Top of the Lake has been nominate for eight Emmy awards. 

Tickets to the premiere can be purchased from EYE Amsterdam for €25 at

DVD and Blu-Ray copies of the series will be available for purchase through retail channels from 17 September.

New Zealand Artist Lisa Reihana to take part in Suspended Histories exhibition

The Suspended Histories exhibition at the Van Loon Museum in Amsterdam is based around the Van Loon family’s involvement in Dutch colonisation in Indonesia, focusing on artists from the Asia-Pacific region.  For the exhibition Lisa Reihana has selected her 2012 video installation ‘In Pursuit of Venus’, which depicts 18th-century European explorers’ contacts with the South Pacific. 

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of Suspended Histories on October 4, Lisa Reihana will do a performance on a waka which is in the permanent care of the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden. The trained crew from the Njord Rowing Club will paddle the waka together with Lisa on Amsterdam’s canals.  At around 4pm Lisa will board the waka in front of Museum Van Loon.  More information on the exhibition is available on the website of the museum:

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