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Turn yesterday’s trash into tomorrow’s treasure

18 November 2004

Turn yesterday’s trash into tomorrow’s treasure

History and art enthusiasts will soon be able to uncover Auckland’s past by taking a year-long course in urban archeology at Artstation.

Urban Archeology a Ceramic Investigation starts in January 2005 and explores Auckland’s colonial rubbish sites. Objects uncovered from the ‘digs’ will then be used as inspiration for students to create ceramic work. The course will conclude with an exhibition of the works at the end of next year.

The course tutor and acclaimed sculptor, Bronwynne Cornish, says the course will provide a hands-on opportunity for people to discover Auckland’s ceramic history.

“We are really pleased to be offering this type of course for the first time in Auckland. It has been designed so that students will also learn from a range of speakers during the course including archeologists, ceramic experts and other artists,” she says.

Interviews for the course, by way of an informal conversation, will be conducted between 13 - 17 December. Contact Artstation to find out more on ph (09) 376 3221.

Course information Mondays 9am-noon 4 x 9-week terms starting 7 February 2005

Other year-long courses at Artstation: A Painter’s Progress with Matthew Browne Thursday mornings 9am-noon

A Painter’s Studio with Matthew Browne and Kathryn Stevens Tuesdays 9am-3pm

A Glass Studio with Jo Nuttall, Liz Sharek and Nicole Lucas Friday mornings 9am-noon

Artstation, Auckland City’s community visual arts facility, is located at the old police barracks at 1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton. It is easy to get to by public transport with the Link’s ‘Artstation’ bus stop right outside.

For more information please contact Artstation on: Phone: (09) 376 3221 Email: artstation@aucklandcity.govt.nz Web address: www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/artstation Artstation Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5pm Sat 10am-4pm

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