Kapi-Mana News : March 5th 2013
22 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MARCH 5, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Art & Culture TO 17 MARCH PORIRUA FOUR ARTISTS -- Works by local Porirua artists: Maggie Hazlewood, Fluer Ruth, Derek Paterson and Alan Hodgetts. TO 7 APRIL WARWICK MCLEOD: WATER PAPERY -- Recent paintings on paper in water- colour, gouache and tempera by painter, sculptor, installation artist and printmak- er Warwick McLeod. TO 21 APRIL THE BLACK ISLANDS -- Spirit and War in Melanesia. Photographs by Ben Bohane. To the north of New Zealand and Australia lie the black islands -- the archipelago of Melanesian nations stretching from Fiji to Timor. Over the last few decades as warring factions took hold of this area of the Pacifc, it has come to be known as the 'arc of instability'. Since 1994 photo-journalist Ben Bohane has journeyed through these islands to fnd and document the spirit worlds that local people inhabit so as to better understand their circumstances and ours. His pho- tographs reveal the turbulent, layered relationships between traditional kastom beliefs and Christianity embroiled into the social and political movements of the area. It is a journey through what remains the most under-reported region in the world. Bohane's practice as a photographer is immersive and involves living with a wide range of kastom, tribal and rebel groups, and at times risking his life. TO 16 JUNE NIKI HASTINGS-McFALL: In Flyte -- This exhibition showcases the full scope of Niki Hastings-McFall's art practice from her seminal lei and light box series to her more recent diorama and lamp series. Cross-cultural translation has been a cen- tral concern throughout Hastings-McFall's artistic career. Her work is essentially urban and biographical and is shaped by her research into, and encounters with, her dual Samoan and pakeha heritage. 9 MARCH - 23 JUNE SAME DIFFERENCE -- Photographs by Warwick Smith. The exhibition features a series of double portraits of a child aged between 6 and 12 together with that child's great-grandparent of the same gender. Despite a gap of four generations the photographs show a remarkable resemblance. The exhibition at Pataka features 13 large mural photos depicting people from all over the city and from different ethnic backgrounds including European, Maori, Pacifc Islanders and other cultures. The exhibition is a celebration of local families, of longevity and of ethnic diversity. 9 MARCH - 23 JUNE BASKETS OF MELANESIA -- This exhibition showcases the craft of basket mak- ing throughout the Melanesian Islands. It explores the different materials used, the shapes and forms of the woven baskets and their traditional uses. Special Events and Festivals 8 MARCH SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE -- Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Cannons Creek Park. 6pm. 17 MARCH MARKET @ PATAKA -- In the Spine from 11am to 3pm. Featuring a unique collection of locally made designer homewares, clothing, craft creations and gourmet food products. 23 MARCH KAPI MANA KIDS MARKET -- Kids aged 5 - 12 accompanied by a parent can bring your own table/rug under the canopies and earn some money. Stalls cost $5. Registrations close 19 March at Kapi Mana News 237 8118. 1 APRIL HAIER PULSE VS QUEENSLAND FIREBIRDS -- Welcome to the 2013 ANZ Championship Trans-Tasman Netball Competition. Centre Pass 7.40pm. Tickets available from the TicketDirect website and from Te Rauparaha Arena. EVERY SATURDAY PORIRUA SATURDAY MARKET -- Busy, colourful market. Fresh fruit and vegetables, fowers, ethnic food, coffee, baking, eggs and poultry, crafts. Hot food from midnight and fresh produce and other stalls from 5am to 12noon. March 2013 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. Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! LEVIN 327 Oxford Street Ph 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Washers Mink Blankets Duvets Bedding Sports Gear Domestic Laundry Dry clothes in only 20 minutes Save time & electricity and Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata 14 x Dryers from $4 for 20 mins 9 x Washers - from $4 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 Jazz icon: Rodger Fox's 40-year contribution to jazz is to be recognised at a special tribute show next week. Photo: FAIRFAX Fox's 40-year jazz odyssey to be honoured at stadium gig Titahi Bay jazz legend Rodger Fox's four decades of jazz leadership is being honoured by the Wellington Jazz Club in a tribute concert on March 17. Fox comes from a musical family -- father Louis Fox was head of music at Mana College and formed what became the Porirua City Brass Band, while his mother Betty taught piano and performed with her husband. Big band jazz music and Rodger Fox's name are synonymous in New Zealand. As a trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer Rodger has promoted big band music since he set up his own ensemble in 1973. Fox won New Zealand Jazz Recording of the Year in 1981, 2000, 2004 and 2009 and was a finalist in 1984, 2001 and 2008. He was the first jazz musician to be awarded a Doctor of Music from Massey University. This evening is a special occasion for the Wellington Jazz Club to honour Rodger Fox for his outstand- ing contribution to jazz in New Zea- land,'' says Wellington Jazz Club member Graham Kelly. The gig is billed as Kings of Swing -- from Then to Now with Rodger Fox and Friends'', featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Buddy Rich. The very best musicians and vocal- ists who have played with Rodger over the past 40 years will be perfor- ming with the big band including Brian Smith on sax, Mike Booth, trumpet, Midge Marsden, and vocal- ists Ray Woolf, David Feehan and Erna Ferry. The concert is being held at the Wellington Regional Westpac Stadium, Level 4, from 5pm till 7.30pm, in a restaurant-cabaret style. Tickets are $27/$10 and can be booked online at www.eventfinder.co.nz or by contacting Graham Kelly on 234 8825.
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