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A tale of two sculp­tures. It was a joy to head out to Elaine Hurn­dell’s place last week and see the (al­most) fin­ished statue of Grace the an­gel of love. Elaine has put such pas­sion into the project and cre­ated some­thing so ex­tra­or­di­nary that it is sure to find a val­ued place in Master­ton’s com­mu­nity.

A life-sized an­gel in a re­flec­tion pool is not to ev­ery­one’s taste, but has there every been a pub­lic art­work that has met with uni­ver­sal ac­claim? Which brings me to the sec­ond sculp­ture. As­cen­sion.

Once again the prod­uct of a pas­sion­ate few, but I would ven­ture that they find their roots in a slightly dif­fer­ent sec­tor of so­ci­ety.

The shiny, float­ing Neil Dawson sculp­ture be­ing in­stalled in Master­ton’s north­ern round­about is go­ing to be some­thing spe­cial.

In­stead of be­ing grumpy about how much it cost, maybe its time to stand back and en­joy the view.

When these two sculp­tures are fi­nally in place, Master­ton will be a sig­nif­i­cantly more in­ter­est­ing place. - Piers Fuller An in­ter­na­tional lineup of mu­si­cians you will rarely get the chance to see again are play­ing at 4pm Sun­day at 57 Wood Street, Grey­town.


The na­tional sec­ondary schools’ brass band are play­ing at Carter­ton Events Cen­tre on Fri­day night.


Wairarapa Wood­work­ers Guild are run­ning an eight week begin­ners wood turn­ing course start­ing 7 Oct. $10 per ses­sion.


Ex­hi­bi­tion Fundraiser, over 80 artists have taken on the 10cm square can­vas chal­lenge. Opens Oc­to­ber 10, 5:30pm, Heart of Arts, Carter­ton


Join us as Al chats about his new book this Thurs­day 7:30pm at Carter­ton Events Cen­tre .

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