Kapi-Mana News : February 5th 2013
22 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Give us a call, email or drop in 7 Serlby Place (under the canopies) Porirua • 04-2377422 firstname.lastname@example.org 16 or 17yrs old? Not sure what to do in 2013? The Learning Shop can support you in your journey to employment, education or training. We can help you with • Creating your CV and cover letter • Interview skills • Job searching • Selecting the training course that suits you • Career Guidance The Learning Shop will provide guidance and support to help you make the right decisions for your situation. We will help you find the best option for education, training or work-based learning that will help you build your skills and find a career. 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Tawa meets on Thursdays and beginner classes are from February 7, 7.30pm till 9.30pm, and Linden on Mondays from 7pm till 8.30pm, beginning March 7. Call Maureen on 478 8055 for Tawa, meeting in Tawa Union Church, Redwood Ave and Philippa on 496 2102 for the Linden group, who meet in Tawa Baptist Church Hall, Main Rd, Tawa. No partner is required just wear casual clothes and soft shoes. Visit: www.rscdsnzb.org.nz. Audience joins in By ANDREA O'NEIL Art in action: Artists Adele Q, Kaia Hawkins and Kay Paget created and displayed art in public at Pataka in January. A highlight of the exhibition was Hawkins' post-it note wall the public created, on the theme ''If I could change one thing''. Porirua's hopes and dreams were on display last week at Pataka as the public laid its soul bare for an installation artwork. Kaia Hawkins, one of five artists working out of Bottle Creek gal- lery in January for an Artists' Studio project, asked the public to respond to the prompt: If I could change one thing''. Among the hun- dreds of post-it notes on the gal- lery wall were wishes for peace, clean rivers, and to bring back a loved dead son. My wife'', one wag wrote, while a child wrote: For every- one in the world to have enough money to buy food and a house.'' Paekakariki-based Hawkins was keen to create an artwork that reflected Porirua. I wanted to do something people could participate in, and I wanted something the com- munity could see each other with,'' she said. It's really hum- bling actually.'' Hawkins spent her time at the gallery weaving flax baskets and creating a mirror mosaic, but her main artwork on display was a collection of 465 tiny clay pots, each representing a day she spent with her family at a troubled Hawke's Bay com- mune, Kotare Village. The pots are displayed to form a wave: one side represents early days at the commune, and the pots pile into a turbulent wave as times got tough. Her move to Paekakariki brings a calmness once again. Other artists creating and dis- playing work at the Artists' Stu- dio were Adele Q, who special- ises in collage and aerial photography; potter Stevei Hou- kamau, watercolour portrait painter Anita McGowan and Kay Paget, whose mediums include watercolour, acrylic, pastel, and oils. Creating art in front of the curious public was an intimidat- ing thought at first, Paget said. The first time I was terrified but I learned if people stop by your desk, they like what you're doing.'' The five artists have learned from each other and the public over the weeks, she said. We were teaching each other, having a lot of fun. I learned so much about why people like art, why people buy art.'' Wasted youth: Rori Evans, left, and Mitchell Bernard of Long Cloud Youth Theatre. Spotlight on night life By JIM CHIPP What turns an articu- late and polite young person into a loud and drunken party animal at night? Who are these young people and what are they looking for in this behaviour? That is the question posed by direc- tor Leo Gene Peters and Long Cloud Youth Theatre in Perfectly Wasted. Courtenay Place is not out of the ordinary folk,'' Peters said. [It is] articulate and polite, curious and interesting young people. And then they go out and get hammered, try- ing to find meaning and have the best night possible.'' Peters has collaborated with the Whitireia Polytechnic-based Long Cloud Youth Theatre to develop a theatrical piece examining the ques- tion in a reflective and non- judgmental way. The large cast and Peters have exchanged their own tales of the night and created an ensemble piece inter-leaving stories and characters. It's like a lot of different stories going along,'' Peters said. We follow some of them over the course of the show -- relationships developing over a period of time. We meet people now and then again further down the line,'' he said. You see this group of boys getting obnoxiously drunk and playing drin- king games but then you see them caring for one another.'' The play will resonate with every- one, Peters said. These are young people's con- cerns about their lives, but they are all the same questions that my father is asking in his mid 70s, they are all the same questions that I am asking in my mid 30s. The night out is, in a way, a microcosm of life.'' Wellington actress Rori Evans said young people will relate to Per- fectly Wasted. They will get it. They will feel they are part of it.'' Evans hoped many young people will go to the play and get into theatre. Tawa actor Mitchell Bernard said the play will give people some insight into the behaviour they see regularly on Courtenay Place. You can sit there as an audience member and kind of engage in the moment without being threatened by it.'' Perfectly Wasted is running at Downstage Theatre, Courtenay Place until February 16. For more information or to book call 801 6946 or visit downstage.co.nz.
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