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ARTY HOL­I­DAY: Take the kids in for free, drop-in in­ter­ac­tive art mak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery ed­u­ca­tion team over the school hol­i­days. The free two-hour ses­sions are from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, Septem­ber Wed­nes­day 28, Thurs­day 29 and Fri­day 30 and Oc­to­ber Wed­nes­day 5, Thurs­day 6 and Fri­day 7.

ART CAFE: Lo­cal artists Vikki Mar­don, pot­ter, and Derek Hughes, pho­tog­ra­pher, have work on show on the exhibition wall at the Art Cafe´ in Top Town un­til the end of Oc­to­ber. Cel­e­brat­ing “Spring: New Be­gin­nings” Mar­don’s bowls, pret­tily dec­o­rated with colour­ful petals, fea­ture mainly hy­drangea flow­ers, blos­som and but­ter­flies. Hughes works, printed on linen, fea­ture the moun­tain. The Art Cafe´ is open week­days 8am – 4pm (3.30pm on Fri­days) and Satur­days from 9.30am – 2pm. For in­quiries phone 281 1183 or visit

JOHN MATTHEWS: Chair­man of the Len Lye Foun­da­tion, John Matthews, will talk about his close re­la­tion­ship with the artist Len Lye and their col­lab­o­ra­tion on the ki­netic sculp­ture A Flip and Two Twis­ters (Tril­ogy). En­try to the Mon­ica Brewster Evening talk on Thurs­day Septem­ber 29 is $15, or $10 for Friends, or stu­dents with ID free. Book at the Govett-Brewster Shop or on­line at­et­tbrew­ KIDS’ ART CLUB: Book­ings are be­ing taken for Term 4’s Young Vi­sion­ar­ies, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s af­ter school art classes. The classes for 6-8 year olds are on Wed­nes­days from Oc­to­ber 12 and classes for 9-13 year olds are on Thurs­days from Oc­to­ber 13. The term fee is $55 per child. Young artists will ex­plore the won­ders of elec­tronic sound art, pro­duce daz­zling in­stal­la­tions with light and prisms and mas­ter the art of lev­i­tat­ing ob­jects. They’ll join tu­tor An­ton Berndt on a course of dis­cov­ery and fun mak­ing sculp­tures, mu­sic, videos and pic­tures. Spa­ces are lim­ited. Book at­et­tbrew­

KI­NETIC ART: Start­ing from the work of Len Lye, the Gov­et­tBrew­ster Art Gallery presents a new exhibition Set in Mo­tion, with art­work by four new gen­er­a­tion artists work­ing in the field of ki­netic sculp­ture and ex­per­i­men­tal pro­jec­tion. Colours, sounds and move­ment over­lap in the Len Lye Cen­tre exhibition open un­til Novem­ber 27.

DRAW­ING CLASSES: Com­mu­nity Basix draw­ing classes avail­able in the Stran­don Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre (next door to Gallery Frame Shop) ev­ery Satur­day 12.30 – 2.30pm, $10 all ma­te­ri­als sup­plied. Life draw­ing ses­sions also avail­able ev­ery Wed­nes­day 6 – 8pm, $15, bring your own sup­plies. Space is lim­ited for both classes so please con­tact Rob be­tween 10 – 4pm at 769 6000 to book your place.

QUIET ART: Visit and ex­plore the ex­hi­bi­tions at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery at the qui­etest time of the week. This time is suit­able for peo­ple within the autism spec­trum and vis­i­tors who want some space in the gal­leries. Ev­ery Mon­day, 3.30-6pm. FAM­ILY ART: Drop-in in­ter­ac­tive art-mak­ing ses­sions for the whole fam­ily at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Cen­tre. Call in on Sun­days be­tween 1-3pm for free fam­ily-friendly art mak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­spired by the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions. EXHIBITION: The North Taranaki Arts So­ci­ety’s exhibition Win­ter Sea­son is now show­ing at the Gables Gallery, next to the Chi­nese Pavil­ion at Brook­lands Park un­til Oc­to­ber 2. There are still places avail­able for Amanda Brett’s wa­ter­colour work­shop to be held in Novem­ber, and Max­ine Thomp­son’s pas­tel classes in Jan­uary. For any­one

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