Upstairs Art Gallery March Updates - 13 March 2013
Diversity:Occasion - Opens tomorrow night! (Thursday 14th March) ...
Be among the first to view our latest exhibition of our members art.
We called for members to submit a work that depicted an occasion in a culture close to them, and they sure have delivered! The result is a delightful exhibition of work, full of discovery, from 30 artist's in a variety of mediums.
The exhibition opens officially tomorrow night (Thursday 14th March), from 6-7:30pm.
While you view, you'll be treated to the relaxing sounds of our favourite group 'Chillele'.
What a lovely way to end a long hot day!
In Our Window Shop ...
It's hard to keep up - and we're loving it!
Our shop has proven so popular we seem to be in a constant state of changeover. Thank you all for your support!
We love having the extra space to retail our member art, and it's great to be able to change our displays so often.
Remember - members get 10% discount on purchases in both the gallery and the shop.
(Wait till you see the large (1.2m x 1.2m) work we received for the shop today from Stephen Smith. No photo available yet - but to give you an idea, here's a shot of his selected work from the 2012 TCAC Emerging Artist Awards 'Sing Me A Rainbow')
Local Exhibitions ...
• Reach for the sky – Photographs by Tony Dunn. 20th Feb – 1st April. At West Coast Gallery, Seaview Road, Piha. Open 10-5 daily. Phone 812-8029. Visit their website by clicking here.
• Random Moments Of Joy. Happy ceramics. 9 March - 2 April 2013. A Fine Line Gallery. 17 Sharp Rd. Matakana. 09-422-7942. Brendon Adams, Julie Collis, Peter Collis, Ann Crane, Annie McIver, Helen Perrett, Jo-anne Raill, Carol Stewart, Susan St lawrence.
• MEMEX 2013 It’s that time of the year again when the Waitakere Central Community Arts Council members get to really show their stuff! The WCCAC Members Exhibition for 2013 will again be housed in the beautiful old St Michaels Church, Corban Estate Art Centre, and will run in conjunction with the Corban Estate Arts Centre Open Studio Weekend. The Exhibition will open on Wednesday 20th March at 6.30 PM and the Exhibition will run Thurs 21st March – Tues 26th March, 10am-4pm daily.
• 8 Create. Open Studio. Saturday 23 March 9-3pm. In the absence of the Waitakere Open Studio event annually held in March that has been shelved by the Ak Council, has made some of talented friends and I decide to host our own Open Studio Day.I have cleared out a lot of space inside the workshop and out in the garden for everyone to display their wares, so there will be a lot to see. So if you need any gifts or something special, small or large, come and check it out! Jenny McLeod, Penny Stotter, Crafty Lola, Su McPherson, Sofia Athineou, Sarah Brill, Justine Hawksworth, Aimee Gruar.At 2 Shona Place, Western Heights. For further info, click here.
• Nothing Rude About Nude. New works
by Heathermeg. Showcased at the Artbunker Studio. 108
Atkinson Road, Titirangi. Friday 5 April - Saturday 6 April
(10am - 6pm). Contact Heathermeg on
Calls To Artists ...
• The Original Art
Sale 2013: Registration fee will be $49 from 15
December onwards. The collections get better every year, and
collectors, buyers and enthusiasts at times know our artists
by name. This is a very good sign and it is for this reason
we continue to dedicate ourselves in helping develop and
providing a venue for artistic talent for the whole of
Auckland. The first batch of successful applicants will be
announced on or before December 15. This date has been
organized so you can immediately start on your artwork
without the long wait for application results. You may
choose to apply online or send your application via post.
Once again, 350 artists from the New Zealand art community
will be accepted at this massive three day event.
Registration dates are from 1 November 2012 to 15 March
2013. Results for postal applications will be announced on
or before 22 March 2013. For updates, follow us on Facebook or click here for details for details. We
are excited for TOAS 2013 and we look forward to your ideas
and creations this year!
• New creative
writing workshop programmes happening in March and
April 2013. Real Writing and New Kiwi Women Write Their
Stories. 22 March - Deborah Sheppard, 13 & 19 April - Tessa
Duder. Two new and exciting creative writing workshop
programmes, developed by Auckland Council and happening
across March and April in north Auckland communities. We
have a great selection of outstanding New Zealand
contemporary writers, including: Janet Charman; Tessa Duder;
Johanna Emeney; Brad Haami (15 March Kumeu workshop BOOKED
OUT); Siobhan Harvey; Anne Kennedy (12 April Helensville
workshop BOOKED OUT); Sarah Laing; Renee Liang; Deborah
Shepard; Robert Sullivan. Both workshop programmes are
filling up very quickly, so if you need further details,
email Matt Blomeley, Arts Advisor North, Community
Development, Arts and Culture by clicking here.
• Sweeney Todd
by Austin Rosser. Directed by Lindsay Nash. 12-23
March 2013. 8pm. The legend of the demon barber dates back
to 14th century France, but under the hand of George Dibdin
Pitt the story became one of the best known Victorian
melodramas. It has all the traditional stereotypes: the
dastardly cut-throat villain; his female accomplice, who
makes pies of unusual content; the dashing hero, who rescues
the damsel in distress; and the finale when virtue is
rewarded and evil punished. Audience participation is warmly
encouraged and of course pies will be served in the
interval! At the Titirangi Theatre on Portage (Entry and
carpark via McWhirter Place off Portage,New Lynn). Matinees
March 16th 2pm, March 17th 4pm. Goldcard holders $5 on
Wednesdays only. Book now at Titirangi Pharmacy phone 817
7650 or click here to book via their website. www.titirangitheatre.co.nz
• EcoWest Festival takes place from 1st to 31st March. There are two ways artists and centres can be involved. They can either host their own exhibit or display which we'll advertise on the Festival programme, or by selling goods at EcoDay. All works need to have an environmental theme - or be made from recycled or sustainable materials. Stall at EcoDay cost $30 + gst and are approx two carparks in size (4.5x5mtrs) and are outdoors so a ezy-up is recommended. EcoDay will be held on the grounds surrounding the Sustainable Living Centre in New Lynn. Artists are more than welcome to share a stall with someone else if needed. For more details click here.
• Alan Gibbs’ Sculpture Farm, Kaipara Harbour. Location: 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, R.D. 4 Warkworth. An event not to be missed. Thursday March 21, 2013. 10.00am until 2.00pm. Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park is home to a series of major site specific artworks commissioned from some of the world's most significant artists including major works by Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Marijke de Goey, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, Russell Moses, Peter Nicholls, Eric Orr, Tony Oursler, George Rickey, Peter Roche, Richard Serra, Kenneth Snelson, Richard Thompson, Leon van den Eijkel and Zhan Wang. The money raised will be used teach health to 7000+ Primary and Intermediate students in Waitakere this year. Life Education is a non-profit organisation. Any queries click here to contact: Catherine MacKenzie-Simpson $50.00 Donation (tax deductible) per person to Life Education Trust Waitakere.
• Hobsonville Point Farmers Market presents Apple Festival. 23 & 24 March. Family fun, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Enjoy barrels of good old-fashion fun, like applie and spoon races, apple bobbing, cooking demonstrations, live music and an apple pie competition. For more festival details click here. Buckley Ave, Hobsonville Point, by the Greenhithe Bridge.
• Rosebank. In conjunction with
the Auckland Arts Festival 2013, you are warmly invited to
Rosebank, an exciting, multifaceted cultural project
engaging the fascinating history and environment of the
Rosebank Peninsula. The project links twenty-five artists,
designers and performers to local businesses and community
groups who will make a range of site specific artworks about
the Rosebank Peninsula, on Rosebank Peninsula, focusing on
the diversity of community, business, the unique ecology and
its horticultural history. Participating practitioners are:
Kerryn McMurdo, Darryl Torckler, Brit Bunkley, Nina Patel,
Lonnie Hutchinson, The Everyday Collective, Waikare
Komene/Martin Leung-wai, Craig Hilton, Nicholas Spratt,
Matthew Bradbury/Grace Warne, John Pusateri, F4
Collective/William Bardebes, Kathy Waghorn, Julieanna
Preston, Fiona Jack/Salome Tanuvasa, Janet Lilo, Haru
Sameshima, William Hsu, Rachael Allan, David Austin and
Pedro Ilgenfritz. The three Rosebank events are:
Rosebank Art walk. A weekend of
site-specific art events and installations along Rosebank
Rd, Avondale. Click here for event programme, route map
and transport info. WHERE: Rosebank Road – from
Rosebank School to West End Rowing Club - vans continuously
circuiting from Avondale Train Station both days. WHEN: Sat
23 Mar - Sun 24 Mar 10am to 5pm. Rosebank: cultural
capital as agency. A free public symposium
examining the relationship between art, enterprise and
community. WHERE: Te Noho Kothitanga Marae, Gate 3, Unitec,
Carrington Rd, Mt Albert. Click here To register with contact Irena
Arandelovic WHEN: Sat 16 Mar 9.30am to 5pm.
Rosebank: artifacts of place. An exhibition
of maps, texts, artifacts, photographs and moving images
from the artwalk. WHERE: Snowhite Gallery, Building 1, Gate
1, Unitec, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert. WHEN: Mon 18 Mar - Fri
29 Mar. Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm. Click here for more info. Sponsorship is
growing all the time and already the following organisations
are on board; Mulcahy Engineering, Reliance Transport,
Croxley, Avondale Community Gardeners, Unitec, TEPU,
Rosebank Business Association, University of Auckland,
Monstavision (NZ). Events Ltd, Rocon Print Ltd and the Whau
Other Arty News ...
• Click here to see what's on at Corban Estate
See you here!