Kapi-Mana News : July 26th 2011
20 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 26, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Art & Culture TO 7 AUGUST ELEMENTS 2011 - Wellington Regional Potters - An exhibition of work by pot- ters and ceramic artists in the Wellington area and lower North Island. TO 14 AUGUST OFF THE WALL -- You've seen the fantastic murals in the Porirua Railway Sta- tion - now come and see more work by the artists who created those. Jo Cringle, Ruth Taylor, Hediaki Katsumata, Chris Ulutupu, Tupe Rogers, Ian Taylor, Sue Smales, Tracey Waters, Rudy Whitehead -Lopez, Xoe Hall and Ranga Tuhi are showing work together in this exhibition. 13 AUG TO 4 SEPT APART TOGETHER -- Works from Wellington artists David Brown, Audrey Slater and Suzanne Kerr. 14 AUG TO 16 NOV BUNMEI OKABE CLOWN PAINTINGS - Love and Peace -- Okabe was para- lyzed in 1965 from a rugby injury. After two years hospitalisation, a surprise visit by four members of the New Zealand Universities Rugby Football team helped in his recovery. He became a successful artist specialising in clowns, believing they bring people out of themselves. Now 61, Okabe will visit New Zealand to thank those rugby players personally and express his gratitude through this exhibition of 50 plus paintings at Pataka. 19 AUG TO 25 SEPT THE MIGRATING KITCHEN -- Following from the highly successful and popular last two Migrating Kitchens, This year's Migrating Kitchen feature's kitchens and food from Argentina, Japan, Iran, South Africa, Fiji, Wales. TO 28 AUGUST RICHARD PARKER CERAMICS -- This exhibition of Northland potter Ri- chard Parker's ceramics is the frst in a planned Masters of Craft series. Around 80 works are included in the exhibition. TO 14 SEPTEMBER BLAST - THE PAINTER AND HIS PROTEST -- Pat Hanly's anti-nuclear paint- ings and Gil Hanly's documentary photographs. Special Events and Festivals 5 AUGUST KOLOHE KAI AND REBEL SOULJAHZ -- These reggae sensations join forces for the frst time outside of Hawaii for four shows! Pre-sales $65.Tickets on sale 22 June from TicketDirect and at Te Rauparaha Arena. 6pm. 7 AUGUST CERAMIC WORKSHOP AT PATAKA -- Join ceramic artist Fiona Tunnicliffe, a self employed potter for 25 years and an accomplished teacher. Learn how to make an animal form with Fiona's skills and processes. 10am to 4pm. Pataka Education Space. $45 per person, all materials included. Limited to 12 partici- pants. Every Day Events ADRENALIN FOREST -- Navigate high above the ground using a series of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and fying foxes from platforms built in the tree canopy. Platforms range from 3 metres to 30 metres. Suitable for a range of ages and ft- ness levels. 10am to 2pm (last start). Open every day except Christmas. Okowai Road. Phone 0800 TO GO APE. PAINTBALL ADVENTRUE CHALLENGE -- New Zealand's largest indoor feld. Fun combat using the latest technology weapons and environmentally safe vegetable dyes. Open 24 hours, 7 days. 6 Mohuia Cres. Phone 0800 889909. PIRATES COVE ADVENTURE MINI GOLF -- Putt past cascading waterfalls, over shark-infested waters, through treasure caves and over a cannon-fring pirate ship. Open 7 days. 2 Wi Neera Drive. Phone 237 6809. STRIKE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE -- 10-pin bowling, arcade games and out- door go-karting. Open 7 days, 9am-midnight. 35 Kenepuru Drive. Ph 237 4428. August 2011 UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE, THE EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS LISTED ABOVE ARE HELD AT PATAKA MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURES, CNR PARUMOANA & NORRIE STREETS, PH 237 1511. LISTINGS ACCURATE ON DAY OF PUBLICATION. All courses are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. Duration: 40 weeks I Start: August 2011 I Fees: Fees apply Overview: This programme is an industry-based, practical programme designed to help you train for a career in the forestry industry. It will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge you'll need to begin working in a cable logging or ground based logging crew. Career opportunities: The course aims to provide a base knowledge of cable logging systems and their capabilities, to provide a solid foundation of essential skills needed to start a career in forest harvesting, and to grant practical application of the knowledge acquired. Students get an opportunity to work in forestry crews and get hands-on training with logging contractors and forestry companies at one of the many North Island locations. Students who apply themselves well and demonstrate a good work ethic can be recommended for employment at the end of the course. Phone/Text: Ranea McLean: 027 605 0051 EQUIP YOURSELF WITH NECESSARY SKILLS AND INDUSTRY TOOLS TO HELP GAIN FUTURE EMPLOYMENT IN FORESTRY 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz TTT005a First exhibition in artist's sights Good oil: Titahi Bay oil painter Dave Molnar is excited to be taking part in his first exhibition as one of hundreds of artists included in the 2011 The New Zealand Art Show later this month. By KAROLINE TUCKEY A Titahi Bay artist says an eye-check has re-ignited his passion for paint- ing, and led to his first exhibition. Painter Dave Molnar has been selected to display his work along- side 500 others as part of the New Zealand Art Show at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington this Friday and Saturday. He says while he grew up painting, part of an artistic family, he packed away his brushes many years ago. I've always wanted to get back into it but I needed glasses, and once I got new glasses I realised I could see again. I think that's why I stopped, because I couldn't see the end of the brush so the paint wasn't going on right, but I didn't really know why. One of the first things I did was pick up the brush again and it was like looking at a new world, so I got back into it, and haven't been able to stop.'' Molnar, who works in oils, describes his work as mostly portraits of Maori figures with moko, in the style of Charles Frederick Goldie, or landscapes how they would have looked about 100 years ago''. Hailing from Ngati Raukawa, in Manawatu, and Ngati Kahungunu, in Wairarapa, he says his whakapapa influences his work. The inspiration comes from within. Ancestry's something that fascinates me, and the land and water and bush.'' Initially he painted for himself and for friends and family, but he says his house is filling up with paintings, and the art show is an ideal first step towards selling his work. It's just being able to show my work and, you never know, I might sell some -- the long-term goal of course is to end up sitting on a river- bank painting pictures and actually being paid for it.'' Artist and photographer Adee Hickford, from Pukerua Bay, will also be exhibiting in the show. She will display 15 aerial abstract photo- graphs on a panel curated by NZ Art Show staff. Aerial photography is one of my favourite forms of artistic expression because I delight in capturing weird and wonderful shapes and patterns from the air, and presenting them in a way that encourages people to rethink what they see in front of them.'' This is the show's eighth year. Each year more than 1000 artists submit work in the hope of being chosen by the NZ Affordable Art Trust.
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