Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel


June 2013


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Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman CBD Hotel Location

A Prime Hotel in a Prime Location -
Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman is perfectly positioned in the heart of Wellington - between Wellington's prime Business, Government and Entertainment districts.

Minutes walk to all major attractions such as The Terrace, Courtenay Place, the Michael Fowler Centre, the TSB Arena, Lambton Quay, Te Papa Museum, Wellington's Waterfront and Civic Centre. A few minutes drive to the Ferry terminal and 15 minutes drive from the International and Domestic Airport.

Wellington Events and What's On

Warhol: Immortal

1 Jun 2013 (Sat) - 25 Aug 2013 (Sun)

Level 4, Te Papa, Wellington

Andy Warhol (1928–87) was a founder of pop art and one of the 20th century’s most defining artists.
He changed the way we look at ourselves and each other. He blurred the boundaries between the artificial and the real, the commercial and the cultural, the noteworthy and the trite. Warhol: Immortal celebrates his enduring influence.

More than anything else, Warhol was obsessed with people. His preoccupation is perhaps even more pertinent today, in an era of intense social networking, reality TV, and YouTube. His past words take on a prophetic status: ‘In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes.’

The exhibition features Warhol’s portraits of friends, celebrities, socialites, politicians, and rock stars across multiple media – paintings, MTV videos, experimental films, screen prints, drawings, and magazine covers. Among them are the flamboyant, repetitive portraits that made him most famous. As he once said: ‘Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?’

Startling self-portraits from a 40-year period show the persona of Andy Warhol developing over time, until close to his death in 1987. He immortalised himself as much others – on canvas if not elsewhere. He once mused about being ‘reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger’ and another time quipped: ‘I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.’

Te Papa has worked with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to present this exhibition to New Zealand audiences.

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What's on at Te Papa

NZ's innovative national museum.
Check out the current exhibitions and events for both adults and kids. Te Papa is open 365 days a year.

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TSB Bank Arena

Queens Wharf, Wellington

A truly multi-purpose venue located on the capital’s fabulous waterfront
The TSB Bank Arena is the city’s most versatile indoor space – perfect for hosting public tradeshows, indoor sporting events, large concerts and impressive gala dinners.

The TSB Bank Arena is within an easy stroll of major hotel accommodation, culinary delights, quirky cafes, boutique shopping as well as Wellington’s arts, culture and entertainment precinct.

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Westpac Stadium

Where the best atmosphere and enjoyment in the city come together as one.
One of Wellington premier event destinations, close to many local attractions and easily accessible via public transport Westpac Stadium is the perfect place for all events from sporting to food and wine.

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