Copeland’s artwork earns special award
ARTIST Dale Copeland received three Special Recognition Merit Awards for her artwork in the eighth Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition hosted by Upstream People Gallery.
This international exhibition received approximately 600 entries from around the world by 156 artists which were selected by the juror Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, in the United States.
Of this specially recognised work Professor Bradshaw says: ‘‘Dale Copeland of Okato, New Zealand has some handsome assemblages as seen in
with its 12 circular inlets treated in various ways using a lot of mixed media together with a braille tag at the bottom. Quite startling is her piece
which is a kind of offhand homage to M.C. Escher’s drawing – the turkey claw and the human hand imagery are wonderfully presented!
using a tape measure and various other materials is quite curious indeed. And again another very nice piece is with the stuffed bird, musical score sheet and the bouquet-like arrangement.’’
The exhibition will be featured until August 31, then can be viewed in the archives section online through to July 31, 2010 at www.upstreampeoplegallery.com
ESCAPE, Explore, Discover is the theme for this year’s Library Week (August 10 to 16) at Puke Ariki. To celebrate, Puke Ariki members can pick up a lucky dip bundle of books from Puke Ariki and the district libraries in Waitara, Inglewood, Bell Block, Oakura and Urenui.
‘‘We’ve picked a range of books from throughout the library for each lucky dip bundle,’’ says Puke Ariki manager service delivery, Dale Cousens. ‘‘Libraries enable you to escape into another world so with a lucky dip you never know what you’ll discover. And for every lucky bundle you get out from Puke Ariki you will also go in the draw to win a new book.’’
At 10.30am this Wednesday, Puke Ariki and district libraries will also be participating in New Zealand’s Biggest Storytime. Libraries across the country will be taking part in a simultaneous reading.
Children, parents, teachers and friends are invited along to their nearest library to enjoy by Melanie Drewery. It is a story about a girl who feels small and clumsy and shy next to her big, jumbly family who are all loud and tall and good at things. When her mum tells Itiiti that she has her own gift, Itiiti sets out to find it. To her surprise, her gift finds her. On Tuesday at 8pm the play
opens at New Plymouth’s Repertory Theatre. Written by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick it tells how two couples (one young, one older) unknowingly rent the same bach and end up spending their holidays together. All learn some life lessons from each other. The season continues until August 22. Tickets are $18 and are available though Ticketek.
TOMORROW and then on Wednesday, August 19 The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival takes place. Thirteen movies will screen concurrently at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Oakura Hall over the two nights.
FROM Thursday until August 26 The New Zealand International Film Festival runs at SkyCity Cinema New Plymouth.
ON Friday at the New Plymouth Council Chambers The Pukekura Breakfast Rotary Club Youth Artist Night takes place. There will be nibbles at 6pm and the concert will follow from 6.30pm until 8pm. Tickets are available at Radio Taranaki, Creative Curtains and at the door.
AT 7pm on Friday The Sacred Heart Girls’ College Tenners are holding a fundraising convert at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Plymouth. Entry is a paper donation. The singing group has been invited, out of more than 200 New Zealand choirs, to be involved in the Big Sing Finale to be held in Dunedin. Proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of the Dunedin trip.
is the movie at Waiau Estate in Onaero on Friday at 7.30pm. Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed – driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine warms to the experience and his encounters with the villagers.
ON Friday evening Steve Wharehoka’s exhibition N? M?TOU TE AWA: HUATOKI: Our River, Our Story opens at Kina Gallery in New Plymouth.
A local Maori artist Steve’s work tells the stories and histories of the Huatoki River, which has an important place in the history of the New Plymouth region. The stories are of some of the less peaceful times on this river: violation of fishing rights, the law of utu (revenge), the subsequent fights between the people of Puke Ariki and Waimanu – and cannibalism.
Steve is a student at Witt currently studying architecture. The influences of this are evident as his paintings are undeniably designled. Wharehoka embraces traditional Maori iconography which he presents within concise, measured line-drawings. N? M?TOU TE AWA: HUATOKI: Our River, Our Story is open to the public until September 9.
Alongside this exhibition a selection of Steve Wharehoka’s work has been made available as art prints. The work in this exhibition can also be viewed on Kina’s website www.kina.co.nz
ON Saturday Dame Malvina Major will perform as a special guest along with Joanna Heslop at the KCL Youth Performance Showcase which starts at 7.30pm at the Theatre Royal of the TSB Showplace. The programme will also feature a selection of upcoming Taranaki youth artists from a range of performance disciplines. Tickets are through Ticketek.
The Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford is hosting Fabric of Time, a ANZEG (Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guilds) invitational exhibition. It opens on Saturday at 1.30pm and runs until September 6.
Approximately 60 guilds from throughout the country have selected and invited artists from their individual guilds to participate, many new to exhibiting and embroidery. ANZEG wishes to encourage and showcase their work. They work in many media and styles with a shared foundation of stitch techniques and fibre.
ON Sunday at 11.30am at the Govett-Brewster Gallery, photomedia artist and educator Natalie Robertson and musician, activist and historian Te Miringa Hohaia will talk about John Miller’s protest photography currently on show. Entry to this talk and the gallery are free.
ON Sunday at 2pm Keri Naus will hold a Photogram workshop at the Puke Ariki darkroom, (meet in the Taranaki Research Centre). You will learn how to make a filmless photographic print made without a camera. Take something special to incorporate into your photographs (such as jewellery, a piece of lace, a leaf or your favourite toy). Places are strictly limited, contact Puke Ariki on 06-759 6060.
TARANAKI Jazz Club meets in the Club at Strandon, from 4pm until 7pm on Sunday. This month’s featured group is local band Quintessence with Stu Maunder (reeds) Warren Orr (trumpet), Chris Gimblett (keyboard/ vocals), Keith Cramer (drums), Mark Stevens (bass).General admission is $12; jazz/RSA club members $7 and students $2. Bar and restaurant facilities are available.
THE following were successful in the New Plymouth Operatic Society’s recent KH Spear Scholarship competition. In the under-18 section first place went to Kelsey McEwan; second, Caitlin McKee and third, Aimee Gray. In the over-18 section first was Martin Quicke who won a $100 Studio 13 voucher. The Open Duet was won by Acushla Sutton and Martin Quicke; second were Sam Mitchell and William Lower. The Adjudicators Award for Characterisation (an Encouragement Award not for placegetters) went to Simon Coles and the Adjudicators Award for Voicing (an Encouragement Award not for placegetters) went to Aashan Khatri.
A NEW exhibition has opened at the Gables Gallery in Brooklands Park, New Plymouth. It is a variety of acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed media by members of the Taranaki Society Arts. The works are for sale. It runs until Sunday, September 20.
THE August Window Artist exhibiting at Bookstop in New Plymouth is Maureen Donaghey. Maureen, a retired art teacher, paints a variety of work in acrylics and uses earthy colour tones. An ancestor, Louis Bosworth Hurt, whose love of the Highlands and Highland Cattle, have always inspired her.
THE Net, a collection of Danny Taputoro’s works from the early 90s to the present day is the latest art exhibition to open at the Waitara Arts Space. There are oil paintings of New Plymouth scenery/Maori myths and ceramics. This exhibition runs until September 13. It is the first time Danny has exhibited at Waitara.
THE name Frank Messenger might not be recognised at first glance, but the buildings he designed certainly are. These include the Devonport Flats, the Cenotaph and the St Aubyn Chambers, to name just a few. The Messenger Connection is an exhibition of 19 architectural plans associated with Messenger currently on display in the Lane and Wall Galleries, Puke Ariki. Entry is free.
On display until September 27, the plans are part of the Apex Architectural Plan Collection. In 2008, 34 plans associated with Frank Messenger were deposited at Puke Ariki by Apex Consultants Limited after the company was bought by Duffill Watts Consulting Group (now CPG New Zealand Limited).
Most of the plans were drawn by partners in firms associated with Frank Messenger including the firms of Messenger, Griffiths & Taylor and Messenger, Taylor & Wolfe. Included in the exhibition are the plans for the Nurses Home at Barrett Street Hospital, the Bonithon Avenue mineral baths and Dr Walker’s home on Brougham St (now the Nice Hotel).
Messenger worked as an architect from 1893 to 1945 and designed or helped design a staggering 315 buildings and monuments in and around New Plymouth.
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