Kapi-Mana News : June 25th 2013
18 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 25, 2013 ARTS Art & Culture TO 7 JULY NIKI HASTINGS-MCFALL - FLUTTER -- Did you love the fantastic works in Niki's In Flyte exhibition? Well here's your chance to own a piece of her work as Pataka continues the Hastings-McFall season with a selling exhibition. Show- casing her more recent lamp works, together with some smaller works in her colourful refective sign series. 4TO21JULY TURNING PLUS 2013 -- Turning Plus features the best of the work of the Mem- bers of the Wellington Guild of Woodworkers. Particular highlights will be wood turning from some of the best craftsmen in New Zealand, a reproduction of a Tutankhamen's throne that took four years to complete and displays of exquisite carving. The work on display is inspirational and many pieces can be considered iconic examples of wood art. TO 15 SEPTEMBER REFUGEE -- Why are there nearly 35 million refugees in the world? What are they feeing from? Where are they living and what are their chances of reset- tlement? Refugee answers these questions with a series of facts and fgures about refugees around the world, including interviews with refugees who have resettled in Porirua. Alongside the exhibition, evocative black and white images of hundreds of Afghan refugees fll the gallery. Having no passports, identifcation documents or possessions, these people were processed as refugees entering Iran from war-torn Afghanistan. The photographs were taken as part of their registration process. TO 29 SEPTEMBER ROB MCLEOD - IMPOSTERS, ALIENS AND ANGELS -- Rob McLeod has created a phantasmagorical parade of colourful cardboard cartoon-like giants and angels. McLeod's mixed media installations - caricatures of stressed offce work- ers, cowboys, banshees and ogres will be leaping off the walls all over Pataka -- in the Spine and the front gallery, plus an exhibition of domestic paintings and constructions in the Blue Pacifc Gallery. Special Events and Festivals 6-7JULY FESTIVAL OF WOOD SKILLS -- Join us at Pataka for a weekend of wood. In conjunction with the Turning Plus 2013 exhibition, Pataka will host with a week- end of seminars, competitions, demonstrations of wood turning, sawing, carving and furniture making. There will also be opportunities to meet members of the Woodworkers' Guild as they work their magic. Contact Margaret Tolland on 237 3551 or email@example.com for more details. 7 JULY MUSIC AND POETRY AT THE METRO -- Featuring accomplished musician and composer Chris Powse. Chris is noted for his diverse guitar styles which cover folk, rock, blues and jazz. His 2009 album -- Trouble On the Waterfront about the 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute -- received a Tui for Best New Zealand Folk album. Open Mic 4pm to 5pm -- come and perform your own material, be it cov- ers or original music, poetry, dance, magic, or comedy. Metropolitan Restaurant and Bar, 7 Lydney Place. 4pm - 6pm. 3-13JULY THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK -- In the sleepy New England town of Eastwick, three (not-so-wicked) witches are divorcees feeling trapped in their everyday humdrum lives. One stormy night, high on Martinis and brownies, they make a crazy wish - for a man to make their own. But their wish has consequences they could never have dreamed. Adults $26.50. Porirua Little Theatre, 4 Lydney Place. Go to porirualittletheatre.co.nz for more information. 21 JULY 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. 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. July 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 Strong women a novel theme Heart of the matter: Author Olivia Giles, who grew up in Wainuiomata but lives in Porirua, is launching her first novel, Heart of the Tapu Stone. The complex but wondrous ties that bind whanau have inspired a trilogy of books written by Porirua author Olivia Giles. Heart of the Tapu Stone, the first book in Olivia Giles' Thread Through the Whariki series, was launched along with an audio edi- tion at Pataka museum on June 15. We call it hine atua [goddess] literature, as it is a story where the central protagonists are educated, successful and feisty women, like the women in my whanau,'' Mrs Giles says. The series sits between older teen and adult fiction and crosses the boundaries of drama, romance and adventure, touching on the super- natural as well. It's a story of whakapapa, redemption and most importantly love,'' Mrs Giles says. The book's central character, Laurel, has been brought up by her Pakeha father and will meet her Maori mother for the first time while staying with her in the country for the school holidays. The theme reflects some of the story of Mrs Giles' own daughter. My eldest was adopted out at birth, which I never wanted to do, but in those days there was no way a young girl could look after a child on her own without support from parents. Out of all my children she is probably the most like me, and I never stopped loving her. I didn't really see her until after she was nine, by accident in a shop, and I knew her right away.'' The two later shared a flat and worked together as chefs in Petone. Whanau is a major theme of the novel. Family helped support her during the writing, advised and encour- aged her and their production com- pany Dusky Productions have pub- lished it. They have been the inspiration behind her wider aim to produce literature that explores how New Zealand's indigenous culture influences the wider cultural experience, she says. I've got a Maori aesthetic in the way that I write. It's who I am physically and spiritually, because I live my life through the people who I came from and I come from this amazing wha- kapapa of writers and artists and spiritual people and singers and doctors, and I have everything they've got and it's up to me where I go with that.'' In 2006 Mrs Giles' children's pic- ture book Two Houses was publi- shed by Learning Media and in 2011 short story Stepping Outside the Boxing was included in Huia Short Stories 9, an annual collection of short stories by authors shortli- sted for the Pikihuia Awards for Maori writers. Heart of the Tapu Stone will be available through Pataka and heartofthetapustone.com.
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