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An All South Island Affair

21 June 2004 newsletter

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Art Attack! One Night, Ten Galleries, Seventeen Exhibitions Wednesday, 7 July 2004, 5 - 8 pm

In a unique late night opening early next month, ten leading Christchurch galleries will feature important New Zealand and international exhibitions. With a range of contemporary and historical painting, photography, sculpture, object art and site specific installation art.

Designed to provide a sense of community, this annual event offers a relaxed environment for art aficionados and novices to appreciate a wide variety of visual arts. It is also an opportunity for people who haven't visited local art galleries recently to share the gallery experience in the company of others.

A free bus will run on 15-minute cycles to four stops connecting the participating galleries, located in the two "art districts" in town, creating another chance to socialise en route.

Participating Galleries and Exhibitions:

1. Centre of Contemporary Art, 66 Gloucester Street

* Aotearoa Barbie: a group exhibition examining questions of identity.

* Doc Ross Being Alone: Photographs

* Gerda Leenards and Simon Edwards: Fjords, Mist and Waterfalls. Paintings.

* Untitled: a group exhibition responding to the show's title.

2. Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Worcester Blvd

* Owen Merton - Expatriate Painter

* Portraits and Personalities

* Suites

* A Standing Place - Dee Copland

* Works from the Collection

3. Form Gallery, 49 Worcester Boulevard

* 10 Year Anniversary Show. Artists include Emma Camden, Garry Nash, Len Castle, John Parker and others.

4. SOFA Gallery, Arts Centre of Christchurch, 2 Worcester Boulevard

* Sculptor: Morgan Jones

5. Salamander Gallery, South Quad, Arts Centre, Hereford Street

* Dressed to Kill: Andy Leleisi'uao & John Ioane

6. The Arthouse, 292 Montreal Street

* Llew Summers

7. High Street Project, L3, 182 Cashel Street

* Co-ordinates for the Supersensible. Curated by Charlotte Huddleston featuring work from Odie Rynell Cash, Chris Clements, Marnie Slater, Louise Tulett.

8. Jonathan Smart Gallery, 160 High Street

* Stereo: Chris Heaphy

9. Physics Room, L2, 209 Tuam Street

* Perseverance: Lee Campbell, Alexander Costello, Sonia Bruce. Curated by Lee Campbell

10. Campbell Grant, 191 Tuam Street

* Phil Price

Untitled (Mercury) by Chris Heaphy 2004, acrylic on linen Dimensions: 550 x 900mm

Dunedin Public Libraries: Hot Reads for Cold Nights Challenge Looking for a way to beat the long cold winter nights? Try Hot Reads for Cold Nights, the Winter Reading Challenge at Dunedin Public Libraries. All you have to do is be 16 years or older, and read 5 books (fiction and/or non-fiction) from 8 June to 24 July to be in to win! Pick up an entry pack today from any of our Dunedin Public Libraries and take the challenge.

Otago Settlers Museum: I was a Beatle (briefly) Held on Thursday 24 June at 5.40pm, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles performing in Dunedin, Neil Collins will be presenting a floor talk held at the Otago Settlers Museum.

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