Rotorua Weekender : 2020-07-03

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5 Jul 3, 2020 Rotorua Weekender | Self portraits by artists on show More than 60 artists reflect on lockdown spent in isolation Shauni James M ore than 60 local artists are sharing their talent and introspect­ion from during lockdown in a new exhibition. The Self [isolation] Portraits exhibition begins at The Arts Village next Saturday. The Arts Village director Marybeth Acres says this exhibition includes artworks by more than 60 local artists which are reflective portraits over the time in selfisolat­ion and in this time of social distancing. The range includes 2D and 3D works that are both in traditiona­l portrait style and more abstract styles too. “Creating art is a way to express really complex thoughts and emotions in a visual way. “I think this exhibition brief has really enabled thoughtful­ness and introspect­ion in the artworks and the exhibition as a whole is a really localcentr­ed story of creatives reflecting on how they are doing.” Mary-beth says they are grateful for the support and having so many artists involved. “Rotorua is phenomenal­ly talented and we are really looking forward to having these amazing works up on our walls.” She encourages people to head along to the exhibition because it is a wonderful display of creativity and will take people on a journey as they Photo / Supplied be on display in The Arts Village galleries until August 22, with many works for sale. Mary-beth says the reopening of The Arts Village after lockdown has been good. “The next 12 months will be a time of intensity for us and like many others in our community we have had to ‘pivot’ our mahi a bit out of necessity. “Our income is down and funding available to non-profits in the months ahead has some new limitation­s too. “We have had to cut our opening hours and reduced staffed hours — but our team is awesome, focused, and feeling grateful for all of the support and involvemen­t we get from our community.” The reduced opening hours are: Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am to 3.30pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm (closed Mondays/sundays). “We are a non-profit and the support of our community is essential to our survival, here are a few easy ways to support us: Booking events in our rooms and studios Buying artwork in upcoming exhibition­s Donating towards our mahi Giving time through volunteeri­ng Drinking coffee at Arts Village Cafe (as we get a portion of every cup sold) By supporting local artists in general: buying tickets to gigs, letting artists know when you love their work, crediting artists when you share their work, and buying from our local creatives. ■ THE DETAILS What: Self [isolation] Portraits exhibition ● ■ ■ ■ ■ When: Opening event on July 11, running until August 22 ● Where: The Arts Village galleries ● ■ explore the works on show. The show has an opening event on Saturday, July 11 at 11am, and then will Waiotapu speed review FOR THE KIDS Cornerston­e Alpaca Farm Saturday 11th July Admission and tour $50pp ‘Feed the alpacas smell the fresh air’ Hamilton Zoo and The Base Shoppa PERMANENT SPEED LIMIT Wednesday 15th July $60pp including admission to zoo ‘See the animals before shopping like animals’ SH5 WAIOTAPU Rainbows End Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise a new permanent speed limit has now been set for State Highway 5 Waiotapu. From Monday 6 July, the permanent speed limit is The setting of the permanent speed limit follows public consultati­on. We thank everyone who provided feedback. Saturday 18th July $100pp inc Super Pass ‘Unleash them Post Covid Blues’ ADULTS 80km/h. FOR THE Chiefs Vs Highlander­s Benee, Harry Styles & Alanis Morissette Sunday 19th July FMG Stadium transport only $40pp return ‘Leave the car at home have a little sing song on the way back’ Chiefs Vs Blues 26th July Sunday only transport Eden Park return $60pp it leave day of Make a to us driving Spark Arena transport concert only $60pp return ‘‘Come and see your favourite acts” the FOR MORE INFORMATIO­N, visit Contact or neil@headfirstt­ or call our friendly staff on All tours subject to minimum numbers. Rainbows End is not associated with this promotion

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