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Manukau Arts Weekly update

Manukau Arts Weekly update

20-26 November 2006


Fantasy of Flame

An exhibition of functional and sculptural pottery and ceramics works by artists from Manurewa Potters Club who have explored unique clay-building and surface application techniques.

Works are for sale and will make wonderful gifts for Christmas!

What: Fantasy of Flame

When: 1 – 17 December

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Entry: Free

For further information, please contact Nathan Homestead, phone 267 0180.


MSVA Student Exhibition

Don’t miss this exhibition by an exciting group of predominantly local Pasifika and Māori students studying to complete the Bachelor of Visual Arts programme through Manukau School of Visual Arts in Otara.

These young emerging artists explore ideas about cultural identity, art making and popular culture, through painting, print, photography and moving image (experimental film and documentary making)

For the contributing artists Danielle Meredith, Ofa Mafi, Mele Penitani, Rebakah Rangiwai, Jane-Anne Akamoeau, Christine Samuels and others, this exhibition marks their evolving art practice, and celebrates their hard work and achievements. As many of the artworks are for sale the exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to invest in and support young emerging local artists.

Their work is thoroughly engaging, of high quality and often based on in-depth academic research. The students are mostly Manukau-city based and are on the verge of exciting professional careers as visual artists.

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What: MSVA Student Exhibition

When: 15 November – 7 December

Where: Fresh Gallery Otara, Otara Town Centre

Entry: Free

For more information contact Ema Tavola, Pacific Arts Coordinator, phone 274 6400 or email

Yazma Smith – New Work

This new body of work from Manukau born and raised artist Yazma Smith explores her migration from urban Manukau to the rural Far North and the co-existence of being at home in two very different spaces.

Nga Puhi artist Smith has developed a successful practice through her investigations of Maori iconography, hegemonic structures and New Zealand historical references. Her work is often composed of, but not limited to, a strongly symbolic palette of red, black and white.

Many of the works are for sale.

What: Yazma Smith – New Work

When: 10 November – 4 December

Where: Mangere Arts Centre

Entry: Free

For more information contact Chantelle Whaiapu, Art Events Manager, phone 275 0482 or email

9th Manukau Vessel & Sculpture Exhibition

A collection of outstanding works by artists who have submitted works for this year’s Vessel & Sculpture Awards.

The Manukau Vessel and Sculpture Exhibition showcases outstanding vessel and sculpture works by artists from throughout New Zealand. Over 90 works in a variety of abstract and realistic styles were received for the 2006 awards.

This year’s guest selector and featured artist, Filipe Tohi, has made a discerning selection of pieces to be exhibited, which will feature winning and highly-commended works. The winning work this year is ‘The Wing and Wave’ (carried us here) by Wellington master sculptor Johnny Turner.

What: 9th Manukau Vessel & Sculpture Exhibition

When: 3 – 28 November

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Entry: Free

For further information, please contact Nathan Homestead, phone 267 0180.


Christmas Cracker!

Nathan Homestead presents a lively extravaganza involving Christmas-themed storytelling from our talented drama and dance students and an entertaining array of festive performances.

Nathan Homestead Performing Arts will be performing a couple of short plays, including ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ (Junior class 5 – 8 years) and a play featuring different fairy-tale characters (combined drama classes). There will be a drama improvisation (Intermediate class 9 – 13 years) and contemporary dance pieces with a Christmas theme.

There will also be special guests, salsa dance performances, heart-warming music and a chance for everyone to celebrate the cherished season with a spectacular Christmas sing-a-long.

Christmas Cracker! will be held in Nathan Homestead’s outdoor lawn, surrounded by the exquisite gardens. (In the event of wet weather the event will be cancelled.)

What: Christmas Cracker!

When: Monday 4 December, 7pm

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Course Fee: FREE

For further information, please contact Nathan Homestead, phone 267 0180.


Performing Arts Term 4 Workshops

Homestead Hip Hop (7 years and over) with Katie Muller

In this intensive hip hop class our experienced tutor will help you master complicated routines. You’ll advance your dancing skills and be glad you took up the challenge! Performance will take place at 11.30am. Parents and caregivers welcome.

What: Homestead Hip Hop (Course Code KM3)

When: Saturday 2 December, 9am - 12pm

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

Course Fee: $18

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