Special events bring Dame Suzie Moncrieff to Rotorua Museum
13 November 2012
Hot on the heels of the opening of Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™ Up Close at Rotorua Museum, WOW® founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff will be visiting Rotorua for one day only.
Two special events will enable guests to get ‘Up Close’ to Dame Suzie and hear about the story of WOW from inspiration to international acclaim.
On Saturday 17 November 2012 at 2pm, Dame Suzie will host a delicious high tea on the mezzanine level of Rotorua Museum. Guests will enjoy a range of delectable treats while Dame Suzie enthrals them with personal memories of her career.
Then at 6pm that evening Dame Suzie will lead an intimate group on an exclusive tour of the Off the Wall exhibition, finishing with a glass of bubbles on the mezzanine where guests can enjoy mingling with Dame Suzie. It’s the perfect start to a ladies night out.
Both these unique events allow you to get the inside story so don’t miss this opportunity to hear more about this creative and innovative New Zealander. Tickets can be purchased at the Rotorua Museum reception or phone Naiomi Murgatroyd on 07 351 8055.
Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™ Up Close will be on show at the Rotorua Museum from 10 November 2012 until 10 February 2013. Entry to the exhibition is included with Museum admission which is $20 for adults and $8 for children. Entry is free for local residents with ID.
Background to Dame Suzie Moncrieff
Dame Suzie staged the first WOW® show in Nelson in 1987 as a promotion for a rural art gallery.
She was the Artistic Director and Scriptwriter for the show for 22 years, and continues to be the driving force behind the WOW® phenomenon by still writing the show scripts and compiling the show music each year.
Over the years Dame Suzie has received a number of accolades for her achievements and contribution to the arts. In 1998 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and in 2011 she was made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours. She was also awarded 2011 Wellingtonian of the Year for her contribution to the arts, and was a finalist in the 2012 New Zealander of the Year Awards.