Copeland’s art­work earns spe­cial award

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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.

THOSE want­ing to in­clude in­for­ma­tion in this col­umn can con­tact Jo Hills at tnlfea­tures@tnl.co.nz. Please make sure you in­clude where and when your event will be, as well as any other rel­e­vant de­tails. In­com­plete list­ings can­not be run. Dead­line is noon on the Fri­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion.

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