Galleries & Museums Awa Art Hub Glass-Enamel Gallery & Sculpture Courtyard Heina Petzold & Eva Busch 1 Gloucester Street, near Dublin Street Bridge Thurs, Fri and Sun 11am to 4pm or by appointment Phone 0226282103 www.evabusch.co.nz Ceroc Dancing Wednesdays from 6.30pm Fridays from 6.00pm Peat Street Studio, 82-92 Peat St Facebook and www.ceroc.co.nz Liz Frith 02102054038/lizfrith01@ gmail.com Craig Winton Jewellery Open by appointment. Come and see my latest creations or commission a hand-made piece of jewellery. Also offering jewellery workshops. Ph: 021 145 1440 www.craigwinton.com Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery 17 Taupo Quay Wed - Fri 10.00 - 3.00; Saturday 9.00 - 1.00 and Sunday 10.00 - 1.00; closed Monday except Public Holidays 10 - 3.00. www.fineartswhanganui.com Contact: 06 3482080 / 027 535 8669 GALLERY 85 85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui Wed-Sat, 11-3 www.85glasgow.com INKT Shop/Gallery Pens, Ink and NZ artwork 17 Victoria Avenue Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm Sat 9am-2pm Ph 06 262 8080 www.inkt.co.nz
Ivan Vostinar Gallery and Studio 7 Rangiora St, Castlecliff Thursday 10-4 Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-4 Sunday 10-4 Other times by appointment Ph: 06 927 6828 / 021 256 9236 www.vostinar.com Juxtaposition Gallery & Gift Boutique 25a Drews Avenue Tues – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am – 1.30pm Contact Tanya: 027 765 37 38 / 06 213 4918 MiNZ Shop/Gallery Summer Hours Mon-Fri 11am - 5.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am to 2pm. 1 Victoria Avenue Contacts: green.gables206@xtra. co.nz [email protected]
New Zealand Glassworks 10am to 4:30pm, Every day 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui, 4500 New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) is the new national centre for glass art located in Whanganui. Off The Wall Gallery 180 Victoria Avenue hrs Wed - Sat 11 - 3 (or by appointment) 021 988 487 Pauline’s Gallery and Studio Environmental works in pen and paint 4 Barrack Street Open By Appointment Phone: 02102238837 https://www.paulineallomes.com Rayner Brothers Gallery 85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 3pm www.raynerbrothers.com
Red Door Gallery 88 Putiki Drive Thu – Sun 11.00am - 4.00pm Group of Artists working in differing media Contact Peter 0211009070 Renata’s Art & Framing 17 Taupō Quay. Mon 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Tue – Fri 10am – 5.00pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4463 www.artandframing.co.nz River City Artists Thursdays, 9.30am to 4pm Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St Artists of all levels, beginners to established artists Lovely rooms with heat pumps; tea/ coffee provided Free parking. Bring your own lunch. Contacts: V Donkervoort 343 6316 / 0274 599 448 or R Reading 343 5636 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupo Quay Mon - Sun, 10.30am - 4.30pm Also upstairs in the i-site, Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupo Quay Weekdays 8.30am - 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am-3pm www.sarjeant.org.nz Space Gallery & Studios 66 Taupō Quay Ph 027 371 8595 www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz RE-OPENING: 16 February! Wanganui Arts Society Cook’s Gallery Trafalgar Place, Wanganui Heritage Weekend Open Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Open 10 am to 3pm Saturdays & 10am to Noon Mondays & Tuesdays from beginning of February. Facebook: Wanganui Arts Society
Whanganui Regional Museum Watt Street Mon-Sat 10am – 4.30pm OPENING MARCH 2019 www.wrm.org.nz
Out of Town Galleries YELLOW CHURCH GALLERY SH1 Mangaweka Resident Artist Richard Aslett OPEN Weekends and most other days 10am - 5pm 06 382 5774 / 027 52 666 12 www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery
For a full list of future annual events go to: www.awaeventguide.co.nz. See I-Site Wanganui for details on all events. NZ Masters Games 1 - 10 February 2019 www.nzmg.com Glass Symposium 15-17 Feb 2019 La Fiesta Feb/Mar 2019 www.facebook.com/LaFiestaNZ
Literary Festival Sept/Oct 2019 www.writersfest.co.nz Festival of Cultures October 2019 Performances, demonstrations, food stalls and fun. www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Mainstreet Christmas Parade December 2019 www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Carols in the Park Virginia Lake December 2019 Cemetery Circuit 26 December every year (note road closures) Whanganui Opera Week January 2020 Vintage Weekend January 2020 Shakespeare In the Park Feb 2020 Bason Botanic Gardens www.shakespeareinthepark whanganui.com / www.basonbotanic gardens.org.nz
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For details on opening hours and locations, please see our Gallery listings. MELISSA AVERY MELOMORPHOSIS Fri 1 Feb to Thu 28 Feb Inkt, 17 Victoria Ave The Whanganui-based artists’ work of illustrations created with a mix of stencil, fine art and spray painting. Each line, pattern and dot signifies growth through order in our self-destructive world. Facebook.com/ missymelavery (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) HEADSPACE – UCOL ART AND DESIGN STUDENTS Fri 1 Feb to Thu 28 Feb Inkt, 17 Victoria Ave An exhibition of glass heads from UCOL students studying towards the NZ Diploma of Art & Design (Glass). An exploration of the themes of hybrid, creature and myth maker. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) FINE ARTS COLLECTIVE SUMMER SHOW EXHIBITION Fri 1 Feb to Thu 28 Feb Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery, 17 Taupo Quay A showcase of work from the Vintage Weekend. Recollections of a bygone era. Works include paintings, etchings, woodcuts, sculpture and jewellery. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) SPACE GALLERY RE-LAUNCH IN COLLABORATION WITH LA FIESTA Sat 16 Feb, 6.30pm Opening Space Studio & Gallery, NEW PREMISES: 66 Taupo Quay TIA RANGINUI – FILM STILLS To Thu 28 Feb Gallery 1 A series of film stills from films I haven’t made and probably never will. X – 10 ARTISTS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LA FIESTA To Thu 28 Feb Gallery 2 Simon Ormerod (Cracked Ink)/ Perry Davies/ Paul Rayner/ Mark Rayner/ Graham Hall/Katherine Claypole/ Margaret Silverwood/ Samantha Matthews/ Laura Papple/ Katie Brown KATIE SHAND – SEASON SWAY
WORDSMITH Fri 22 Feb 5.30pm Opening To Sun 24 Mar. Rayner Brothers Gallery, 85 Glasgow Street. A word-themed group exhibition. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) HEARTSPEAK Fri 22 Feb 5.30pm Opening To Sun 24 Mar. Gallery 85, 85 Glasgow Street. A changing exhibition of crafted and re-purposed objects telling stories of the heart. Curated by Amanda Betts. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times)
CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS: ‘PAINTING WITH PAULINE FROM START TO FINISH’ To Sun 3 Feb, 10.00am to 3.00pm Edith Gallery, 24 Taupo Quay, Whanganui An exhibition showcasing the work of Pauline Allomes and the students who have attended her classes. http://communityeducation.nz CLAYTOPIA To Sat 16 Feb Rayner Brothers Gallery An exhibition of ceramic works (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) THE CONVERSATIONAL CONUNDRUM To Sat 16 Feb Gallery 85 Paintings by Amanda Hewlett (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) 125: CELEBRATING WOMEN FROM THE COLLECTION To Sun 17 Feb Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupo Quay. Works from the Sarjeant’s permanent collection, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the suffrage movement. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) NOT AS WE KNOW IT: NEW DIRECTIONS IN GLASS To Wed 20 Feb Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay Innovative works that crosspollinate glass with other mediums, creating hybrid pieces that challenge traditional perceptions of glass. To coincide with the CoLab glass conference, 15–17 February, 2019. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) WANGANUI ARTS SOCIETY HERITAGE EXHIBITION To Sat 23 Feb Cook’s Gallery, Trafalgar Place Continuation of our Heritage Exhibition with a wide range of Arts and Crafts. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times)
To Thu 28 Feb Pop-up Gallery Exploring women’s relationship with nature using embroidery in storytelling, as women have for hundreds of years.
CONOR CLARKE: THE END OF WORDSWORTH STREET To Sun 17 Mar Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay NZ-born, Berlin-based photographer presents her post-Tylee Cottage residency exhibition, featuring new photographic and video work for her time in Whanganui, Auckland and Berlin. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times)
FEBRUARY 2019 ART FIX: NOT AS WE ! KNOW IT Thu 14 Feb, 2.00pm Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay WANGANUI CITY GUIDED WALKING TOURS Curator and Public Programmes Manager, Greg Donson leads an Depart from i-Site investigative chat about the group Contact: 06 349 3258 exhibition ‘Not As We Know It: New Cost $10 per person Directions in Glass’. Participants are encouraged to participate. WHANGANUI MUSICIANS Free. CLUB Fri 1 Feb; Doors open at 7.00pm RIVER CITY ARTISTS ! Whanganui Savage Club, Drews Ave Thursdays, 9.30am to 4pm Open Mic followed by the Frank Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Burkett Band featuring fun-loving folk Wicksteed St music with elements of jazz and Artists of all levels, beginners to country. established artists. $10 members, $15 non-members Lovely rooms with heat pumps; tea/ SPEAKER FOR THE ! coffee provided. Free parking. Bring your own lunch. SARJEANT: MICHAEL Contact: V Donkervoort 343 6316 / ROBOTHAM 0274 599 448 Or W Kelly 344 5495 Sun 3 Feb, 4.30pm Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYSN Michael Robotham walks us through DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS the twists and turns of his international EMBRACE (FUNDRAISER) career, from journalism to celebrity Thur 14 Feb, 6.30pm ghost-writing, to his 13 psychological Confluence, 15 Watt Street Ticks: www. thriller novels. confluence.kiwi or $10 cash sales from Tickets $12: Gallery Friends and Stars 6.15pm. Ph: 06 281 3474 for more info $10 from the Gallery or Paige’s bookshop. SUMMER RACING DOUBLE% HEADER WANGANUI AMATEUR Fri 15 Feb, Racing 12.30pm-4.40pm DANCESPORT CLUB SOCIAL Thoroughbreds @ the Wanganui Sun 3 Feb, 7.00pm -9.30pm Racecourse St Andrews Hall, Bell Street Greyhounds @ Hatrick Raceway Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin. Social Racing from 4.30pm - 9.45pm dances. www.wjc.co.nz Visitors welcome: $10 each. Contact: Graeme 027 434 1823 THE COLAB CONFERENCE Fri 15 – Sun 17 Feb https://www. WANGANUI GREYHOUND % colabconference.com RACING Wednesdays from noon, Friday nights CURATOR TALK: NEW ! from 4.30pm DIRECTIONS IN GLASS Hatrick Raceway Sat 16 Feb, 11.00am Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant on Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay site. Curator and Public Programmes www.wanganuigreyhounds.co.nz Manager, Greg Donson will discuss this exhibition of innovative glass works CEROC DANCING that push the boundaries of the Wednesdays and Fridays medium, in conversation with featured Peat Street Studio artists, to coincide with the NZSAG 82-92 Peat Street and AUSGLASS CoLab Conference (Cnr Peat St and Pitt St) 15–17 February 2019. Free. Facebook / www.ceroc.co.nz (See Gallery Listings for times and prices) THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYSN DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS BEST LOVED (PREVIEW!) Thur 7 Feb, 6.30pm Confluence, 15 Watt Street Ticks: www. confluence.kiwi or $10 cash sales from 6.15pm. Ph: 06 281 3474 for more info
WARD OBSERVATORY Fridays 7.30pm or sunset (whichever is first!) Cooks Gardens, access from St Hill Street. Entry is by donation (suggested charge of $2) Phone: 027 245 8066 with queries or alternative viewing times. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT QUAKER LECTURE – TERRY WAITE Sat 9 Feb, 5.30pm to 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House Former hostage negotiator Terry Waite talks about the British prison system and how different approaches to rehabilitation can facilitate a successful transition back into society. Free entry. http://www.quakersettlement.co. nz/?event=penal-reform-2 CURATOR TALK: 125: ! CELEBRATING WOMEN FROM THE COLLECTION Sun 10 Feb, 2.00pm Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay To celebrate the closing week of this popular collection exhibition, curators Jennifer Taylor Moore, Greg Donson and Jessica Kidd will lead a walkthrough of the show, followed by refreshments. Free.
COLAB - THE BEACH FURNACE Sun 17 Feb 2.00pm to 5.00pm Castlecliff Beach – Near Life Saving Club Castlecliff Beach will be the backdrop for another iteration of a centuries-old tradition; use of a wood-fired furnace for glass-making. Throughout the afternoon there will be public demonstrations from local and international glass blowers. https:// colabconference.com/activities/ THE COLAB DIG IN Sun 17 Feb 2.00pm to 5.00pm Castlecliff Beach – Near Life Saving Club In collaboration with Progress Castlecliff, our ‘dig in’ will see 100 glass art treasures buried in the dark volcanic sands of this beautiful stretch of New Zealand’s west coast. Conference delegates, the public and school groups. One lucky digger will discover a real treasure! https:// colabconference.com/activities/ WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB Wed 20 Feb, 6pm to 8pm Lucky Bar & Kitchen, 53 Wilson Street UNWIND with Hayden Chisholm, Paul Dyne, Norman Meehan $20 General Admission, Concessions apply
Article A small collective where items are Level 1, Original Chronicle Building. artistic in presentation, Corner Rutland and Drews Avenue functional in use, and often Hours: Sat 9-3/ Sun 10-2 3-dimensional in form. Emerging Or open by appointment 0277522472 local artists are welcome and may www.facebook.com/awaeventguide #awawhanganuievents also exhibit as ‘artist of the month.’ AWA ART HUB A uniquely original, working studio GLASS-ENAMEL GALLERY with a refreshing approach to art. & SCULPTURE COURTYARD Steve: 0214-26731 SCHOLA SACRA CHOIR Contact: MANGAWEKA FAKES AND Heina Petzold & Eva Busch MUSIC FORGERIES 2019 1 Gloucester Street, Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery Sun 24 Feb, 4.30pm November 2019 near Dublin 17Mangaweka Taupo Quay Sarjeant on theStreet Quay,Bridge 38 Taupo Quay ‘Yellow Church’ Gallery, Thurs,Smorgasbord Fri and Sun 11am to 4pm Sat Schola – from ethereal SH19.00 – 3.00 Tues – Fri or by appointment and 10.00your - 3.00 Closed Monday classical treasures to Jazz pizzazz and GetSun creating masterpieces, and Phone 0226282103 except showcasing out city’s creativity. A be in topublic win. holidays www.evabusch.co.nz www.fineartswhanganui.com ‘Musicians For the Sarjeant’ concert Entries taken from October. Contact: 06 3482080 / 027 517 7340 fundraiser for the redevelopment www.freewebs.com/ Ceroc Dancing project. Tickets $15, Gallery Friends & mangawekagallery/ Wednesdays from 6.30pmor Fredette School Of Arts Stars $12 from the Sarjeant Fridays from 6.00pm Suite F, 96 Victoria Ave 063490506 Peat Street Studio, 82-92 Peat St Come learn to paint and draw! All Come and learn to dance the SUNDAY GRAND JAM skill levels welcome! fun,24easy Costs from $8 – www.facebook.com/FredetteArts Sun Feb,way! 6.30pm NADIA BLENKIRON – LITTLE concessions available. For more The Grand Irish Pub, St Hill Street ART SHOW information: Facebook and www. GALLERY 85 – THE RAYNER Free. Relaxed sing-around session for To Sat 16 Feb ceroc.co.nz Ph: Lizsingers Frith 02102054038 BROTHERS acoustic musicians, and MangawekaARE BACK! / [email protected]
85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui listeners. All abilities & styles of music. ‘Yellow Church’ Gallery, SH1 Wed-Fri 12pm-4pm www.facebook.com SundayGrandJam Amazing Pastel Artworks by Nadia Creations Gallery Sat 10am – 1pm Blenkiron. 25A Drews Ave; Wed-Sun 10am-4pm www.raynerbrothers.com PAULS ROAD LIVE EVENT Powertex Sun 3 Mar; Textile 11:00amAnd Stoneart (See Gallery Listings for opening days Make sculptures and altered Ivan 7Powder; bands! Tickets from Gatshack, and Vostinar times) Gallery and Studio items for insidePhand 7 Rangiora St, Castlecliff 71art Ridgway Street, 345out. 4789 Chalk$20; Painting; treasures. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm – Cost: under Up-cycling 12 free. GRAHAM CHRISTENSEN Workshops available on request; Other times NZ by appointment CLASSIC FARMING Jan Penn certified instructor; Ph: 021 256 9236 Sun0617927 Feb,6828 2pm/ Opening Ph: 063453121. Facebook: rishworth www.vostinar.com Mangaweka tatty mixed media; ‘Yellow Church’ Gallery, SH! Leftbank Supplies 2019 PATTILLO WHANGANUI Paintings Art of rural landscapes, Craig Winton Jewellery 19 Taupō Quay ARTS REVIEW – SUBMISSION stockmen, drovers, Sheepdogs and Open by appointment. Come Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm,Christensen. Sat 10am to 1pm DAY shearers by Graham and26see latest creations Ph 345 0949 Tue Febmy 10.30am to 4.30pmor All06 welcome to the opening. commission hand-made piece of [email protected]
Sarjeant on thea Quay, 38 Taupo Quay jewellery.for Also offering jewellery Accepting consideration, works in (See Gallery Listings for opening days workshops. Ph 021 145 1440the last 12 LOUISE HERDMAN MOSAIC any medium created within and times) www.craigwinton.com 50 Guyton Street months by artists living in the Open Wed - Fri 12-4pm, Sat 10-4pm Whanganui region. For more Edith Gallery And by appointment information and to download the Open weekdays exhibition in situ. Mosaic workshops available submission form,ifgo to sarjeant.org.nz/ Edith Gallery, Whanganui UCOL, Taupo Now selling mosaic tiles and bases. arts-review Quay entrance. Glenys Main g.main@ 027 375 4715 / ucol.ac.nz for further particulars www.mosaicpictures.co.nz COMMUNITY EDUCATION WHANGANUI Term 1 Enrolments now open 24 Taupo Quay Art classes, carving, weaving, massage, photography, languages, cooking and Bookings: more...Challenge yourself and get Royal Wanganui Opera creative in 2019. Contact: 06 345 4717 House open from 31 July or www.facebook.com/WCE.2015
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