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Exhibitions Opening Thursday


6pm, Thursday, 7 August 2008

Exhibitions Opening

Peace of Green - John Green Exhibition and Opening

Everyone who met John Green knew they were meeting someone pretty special. His smile was contagious, his laughter rumbled and his maroon beard . . . well, it matched his maroon shoes.

John brought his incredibly fertile imagination and wizard-like practical skills together to produce a huge collection of fantasy creatures and characters. From dragons, witches, wizards and fairies, to cats, dogs, whales and mosquitoes - each with a distinct personality - each with a story to tell - all made with passion and love.

Potter, painter, musician, poet and cartoonist - John was a man with many friends and many collectors who have most generously lent us their treasured pieces to make this celebration exhibition happen. Over 100 of John's wonderful ceramic creatures will transform the gallery and bring a smile to your face.

Boundless Books - Steiner Press Books 1992 - 2008

We're all pretty quick to judge books by their covers, and most of us are happy to comment, frequently at length, on the contents of their pages, but when it comes to the structure of a book . . . we're often less certain. Elizabeth Steiner has made the specialist subject of bookmaking into a fine art. With precise attention to detail, playful inventiveness and a well-honed sense of colour and composition, Elizabeth has crafted a beautiful collection of books over the 17 years she has been practising the craft.

Boundless Books brings together a selection of these handsome publications - many of them collaborations with writers and printers, some personal travel diaries - all of them gems in their own unique way.

The exhibition at Lopdell House Gallery is supported by a special edition catalogue illustrating the many different structures and styles Elizabeth uses, combined with an essay by Helen Schamroth - cleverly bound together by one of Elizabeth's signature woven binding structures - a collector's piece in itself.

Please join us for a fantastic evening on:

Thursday 7 August 2008 at 6pm

Free entry

10am Friday 8 August 2008

Artist Talk

Elizabeth Steiner will be giving a white gloves, hands-on talk about her beautifully constructed books. A chance to see between the covers.

Please join us on:

Friday 7 August 2008 at 10am

Free entry

7.30pm Saturday 9 August 2008

The McCahon Debate

To celebrate Colin McCahon's birthday and the anniversary of the opening of the McCahon House in Titirangi, the McCahon Trust and Lopdell House Gallery are hosting a special evening of debate and discussion. A feisty group of critics, curators, writers and artists will come together to debate issues of Art in New Zealand

Please join us on:

Saturday 9 August 2008 at 7.30pm

In the Titirangi Theatre, Lopdell House

Entry $10 or $5 for Friends of Lopdell House Gallery.

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Opening hours The gallery is open daily from 10am - 4.30pm, except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Anzac Day morning and during exhibition installation. Admission is free thanks to the support of Waitakere City Council.

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