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Galleries & Museums Art & Framing 17 Taupō Quay. Mon 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Tue – Fri 10am – 5.00pm, Sat 9.30am – 2pm Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4463 www.artandframing.co.nz Chronicle Glass Gallery & Studio 2 Rutland St. Tue 9am–1pm, Wed–Sat 10am–4pm. Closed Sun/Mon. Glass blowing starts again on 10 Sept. Furnaces closed till then. www.chronicleglass.co.nz David Traub Glass | The Glass Factory NZ 21 Kings Ave, Wanganui Open daily by appointment Art work, gifts and classes Ph: 021 113 7970 www.glass-newzealand.co.nz

Yellow Church Gallery SH1, Mangaweka. Resident Artist Richard Aslett. Weekends & most other days 10am–5pm 06 382 5774 / 027 52 666 12 www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery   Quay Gallery Upstairs in the new I-site, Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupō Quay. Weekdays 8.30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm Rayner Brothers Gallery 52 Guyton Street, Whanganui. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm. www.raynerbrothers.com Sargeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupō Quay Mon – Sun, 10.30am–4.30pm www.sarjeant.org.nz

Space Gallery & Studios 64 Taupō Quay Tues – Thurs 10am – 2pm Friday 12 – 4pm. Ph 027 371 8595 NEW WEBSITE: www.spacesutdiogallery.co.nz

Gallery on Guyton 62 Guyton St. Wed – Sat, 11am – 4pm Ph: 027 310 2055 [email protected] www.facebook/galleryonguyton

Sue Cooke Gallery & Studio Open 1–5pm Mon–Fri or by appointment 68A Guyton St. www.suecooke.co.nz

Leftbank Art Supplies 19 Taupō Quay Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat 10am to 1pm Ph 06 345 0949 [email protected] McNamara Gallery Photography 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui. 11am – 3pm Tue – Sat www.mcnamara.co.nz

MUDDY RIVER COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Specifically for Under 18’s Sat 27 Sept, 10.00am Girls College, Jones St Auditions - 10am. All contestants are under 18 years of age.  3 Age categories and 5 sections. Contact: [email protected] to enrol ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS 2015 Artist Registrations close 15 September. Email open studios.whanganui@ gmail.com for details.

Sand Hill Studio Gallery 170 Heads Rd. Variety of mixed-media artwork from various local artists Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 12 – 2pm or Ph: 06 347 8442 www.sandhillgallery.co.nz

Edith Gallery Whanganui UCOL, entrance from Taupō Quay. Tue–Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 11am–1pm (closed Sun – Mon) www.ucol.ac.nz


Whanganui Regional Museum & art gallery featuring local artists. Watt Street, Wanganui. Hours: 10am – 4.30pm daily. NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz

“ARTISTS NEWSLETTER” Are you an artist, musician or performer?  Keep up to date with current opportunities and happenings in Whanganui! Subscribe to the free e-newsletter run by artist Helen Craig and stay connected. Join this supportive network - helping to make Whanganui a vibrant centre for the arts. If you have news and content you would like included in the newsletters, I’d love to hear from you.Email: [email protected] Phone: 06-3457029, 021-1030737



Hispanic Film Festival 2014

FESTIVAL OF CULTURES 18 October 2014 www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz MCDONALD’S MUD MUSTER 18 October 2014 www.sportwanganui.co.nz

Thursdays & Saturdays Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum See ‘listings’ for August film details

HOOP NATION Labour Weekend – Oct MAINSTREET HALLOWEEN 31 October 2014 www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz DIWALI CULTURAL NIGHT November 2014 UCOL END OF YEAR EXHIBITIONS November 2014 www.ucolac.nz





WHMilbank Gallery Open most days. 1B Bell St. Ph: 027 628 6877 [email protected]

Until 13 September

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Debbie’s Place* Wanganui Creative Communities Scheme

Funding is available for local community based arts activities from Artwork by the Wanganui Creative Communities Scheme (CCS). The scheme Lorraine Webb aims to increase participation in the arts at a local level and increase the range and diversity of arts available to communities.

Kenneth Grahame’s

Wind In The Willows 27 Sept – 5 Oct Classic family entertainment! Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House

Spring Art Courses

Artwork by Kathryn Wightman

The second round of applications for the Wanganui Creative Communities Scheme 2014 closes at 12.00 noon on Friday, 28 November 2014. Forms are available from the Wanganui District Council website.


Social Media Please email me if you would like me to publish information about your event on social media. Tip of the month: Free websites where you can list your events are: ‘WhanganuiNZ’, ‘Eventfinder’ and ‘The Big Idea’

Artwork by Andrea du Chatenier

Artwork by Marty Vreede

Whanganui UCOL are very excited to offer 4 Spring Art courses in September 2014, the first of a series.

To contact me: U http://twitter.com/DeborahKapohe G www.facebook.com/deborah.kapohe m [email protected]


Abstract and Representational Painting: Words and Pictures with Lorraine Webb

Laser Woodcut Printmaking with Marty Vreede

Hand-Building in Clay  with Andrea du Chatenier  

The Kilnformed Image  with Kathryn Wightman

Friday 12th September – Monday 15th September

Friday 5th September – Monday 8th September

Learn for Today and Tomorrow E ako mō tēnei rā me āpōpō

September 8–14 2014

Classes from 1–2 hours long. Come and join us and ‘Give it a Go!’

Drawing Basics Bachata Learn about Bonsai Salsa Spanish

An Introduction to Pottery Flax Flowers Chair Seated Massage Meditation basics An Introduction to Chess

19 Taupo Quay Open 11am – 3pm Ph: 06 345 4717

www.wanganuices.org.nz [email protected] Brochure mailed on request

Fun & Basics with Charcoal Introduction to Watercolour Intro to Hot Glass

Friday 5th September – Monday 8th September

Friday 12th September – Monday 15th September

All courses are $35 plus materials and run between 1am–3pm daily. Enquiries to UCOL Info Centre, Rutland Street, www.ucol.ac.nz/pages/springartcourses.aspx or ring UCOL: 0800 46 8265

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NEW EXHIBITIONS TEXTURES OF PAIN Mon 1 Sept – Tue 30 Sept, 8am – 4pm Yellow House Cafe, crnr of Dublin and Pitt St Photographer Ian Wall’s recovery from a cycling accident through his images reflecting how he feels about the pain that is ever present in his healing. IN HOUSE Thurs 4 – Sun 6 Sept, 1pm – 3pm Edith Gallery This is a fast and furious show by three curatorial teams of art students. The emphasis is on teasing out conceptual material from the stuff of life and presenting it in an engaging written format. LAURENCE ABERHART: HEAVY METAL Fri 5 Sept – Fri 24 Oct McNamara Gallery Photography The platinum print process causes the platinum to lie within the paper surface, causing the image to be absolutely matte and have the texture of whatever paper is used. Prints are valued for their great range of subtle tonal variation and their permanence. BEN DAVIS: PITH Sat 6 Sept, Opens 5.30pm – Fri 19 Sept Space Studio & Gallery An exhibition of new photographic work by Ben Davis DRAWING: GOOD, BAD, DEADLY OR DOODLE Thurs 11 Sept, 5pm Opening To Sat 4 Oct | Edith Gallery Artists from Whanganui and Palmerston North join UCOL creative programmes’ staff. IN CONVERSATION... Fri 12 Sept, 5.30pm Gallery on Guyton, 62 Guyton Street Inspired by taonga in the museum collection, local artists create their art works setting up a conversation that relates the past to the present. SAMANTHA MATTHEWS: DON’T QUITE BELONG Sat 20 Sept; Opens 5.30pm – Fri 3 October Space Studio & Gallery A collection of photographs by Samantha Matthews. HANDLE WITH CARE To Sun 16 Nov Quay Gallery Packing up the Sarjeant Gallery’s Collection. MY ART STORY Last week in September 10am – 4pm daily Community Arts Gallery THE CAT SHOW Labour Weekend 10am – 4pm daily Louise Herdman Mosaic Studio 50 Guyton St A mosaic exhibition of cats created by many enthusiasts from across the region. Make sure you visit and vote for BEST cat in show! Gold coin entry.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS Kirsty Porter: The Importance of you To 5 Sept | Space Studio & Gallery New painting by Kirsty Porter. FETISH To Sat 20 Sept Rayner Brothers Gallery A fetish-themed group show featuring ceramics, paintings and mixed media works.


Thurs 25: HUFF (electronica) 8.00pm Fri 26: Bullfrog Rata 8.30pm Sat 27: Damn Raucous Brass 8.30pm

GAME SET & MATCH To Fri 31 Oct More from Trusttum’s extensive Tennis series. CLUSTERS Selected works from stock  To 20th October RESALE WORKS & GENERAL STOCK RE-ARRANGED. To 31st Sept. SARJEANT ON THE QUAY ANS WESTRA Whanganui - Our People 1960 –2014 To 21 Sept Photographs from the region. 2014 BRYCE SMITH & ASSOCIATES WHANGANUI ARTS REVIEW Sun 14 Sept – Sun 30 Nov A selected exhibition showing the strength and diversity of art making in the Whanganui region. LIYEN CHONG Sat 27 Sept – Sun 23 Nov Dreams Circles Moons Fictions (and fragments found on the forest floor of disquietude). WHANGANUI REGIONAL MUSEUM ˉ  –  A CONVERSATION TAHA ˉ TE HUE WITH HINE PU To 2 Feb 2015 From the ancient and modern Māori worlds, hue and tahā (gourds) are represented alongside interactive programmes of art, history and gardening. Featuring works by members of Manawa Ora Whanganui, the Maori Artists’ Collective HOUSE OF BONES To Oct 2016 Uncover, discover what’s under the skin Skulls, skeletons and bones tell how bones work and why they are important. There are plenty of bone activities available for young visitors.

EVENTS THE RIVER TRADERS, WHANGANUI’S MARKET BY THE RIVER Saturdays 9am–1pm Market Place, near i-site.

WANGANUI AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER OPEN DAYS Every Sunday, 2-4.30pm Wanganui Airport

TRAM RIDES Every Sunday, 11–3pm Tram Shed near I-Site. $2

RIVERSIDE BAR  Taupō Quay, Whanganui. Specialty Live Music Venue September Events: Tue 2: Free Quiz Night 7.30pm Wed 3: Open Mic 7.30pm Thu 4: Logan Anderson 8.00pm Fri 5: Tom Batchelor & the River Jesters 8.30pm Sat 6: Truly Made 8.30pm Tue 9: Free Quiz Night 7.30pm Wed 10: Open Mic 7,30pm Fri 12: Pariah & Greenfloor 8.30pm Sat 13: Blues Festival 2pm – 2am Tue 16: Quiz Night 7.30pm Wed: 17: Open Mic 7.30pm Thu 18: Ash Graham 8.00pm Fri 19: Sin City 8.30pm Sat 20: Luminosity 8.30pm Sun 21: 3rd Sunday Jazz Blues Fusion 3.00pm Tue 23: Quiz Night 7.30pm Wed 24: Open Mic 7.30pm


SEPT 2014

WHANGANUI  MUSICIANS CLUB Fri 5 Sept, 7pm Savage Club Hall, Drews Ave. “Vote Musicians party” our theme, with guest band Sink the Bismark exciting swamp punk - Plus usual local heroes. $5/$10 non members. N.B. no BYO after 9pm. WHANGANUI HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW Sat 6 & Sun 7 Sept GUINEAS & FILLIES FEATURE RACEDAY Sat 6 Sept,12.12pm – 4.52pm Wanganui Jockey Club FREE entry & parking HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas & O’Learys Fillies Stakes, Brass Wanganui, Taranaki Kidz Kartz racing.

STAR CELEBRATION Sat 6 Sept, 1 – 4pm War Memorial Hall A FREE community celebration hosted by Be a Star, antibullying campaign and Nga Tai o Te Awa, Gamble Free Day. Activities include live music, family photos, sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, spot prizes. FAUST QUARTET Sun 7 Sept, 3pm Prince Edward Auditorium International award winning string quartet plays Beethoven, Janacek and Psathas. Adults $32, Seniors $28, Students $5. http://www.chambermusic.co.nz/ whats-on WANGANUI AMATEUR DANCESPORT CLUB Sun 7 Sept, 7.15 – 9.15pm St Andrews Hall, Bell Street Theme: “Ladies a long skirt; Men a bright tie”. Demonstration: Indian dancers. $3.00/$5.00/ First-timers Free/Supper provided. Contact: Annette 021 143 6887 WHANGANUI GREEN DRINKS Tue 9 Sept, 5.30pm Delicious Cafe & Wine Bar, 132 Victoria Ave. Global social networking event for sustainably-minded people, businesses & orgs. greendrinks.org/--/Whanganui

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AND FRIENDS Thu 11 Sept, 11.am War Memorial Conference & Convention Centre

 ART FIX Thurs 11 Sept, 2pm Quay Gallery  A friendly chat to develop a simple toolkit to engage and make art meaningful to you. Socialise at Mud Ducks to follow. Bring pen, paper & coffee $. [email protected] If you have any queries you can contact me on 3452385 or 0274418126 ACOUSTIC CLUB Fri 12 Sept, 7pm Jolt Café 2nd Friday of every month Enjoy great coffee and great music.

 ARTISTS NATTER! Tue 16 Sept, 10am Yellow House Café Join Cr Helen Craig in our monthly get-together of artists to ensure Whanganui remains a dynamic place to live and create. We’ll talk about the latest opportunities and happenings in Whanganui for artists.

BEAUTY AND THE BRO’ IN CABARET Tue 16 Sept, 7pm Royal Wanganui Opera House WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW. Thurs 18 Sept, 7pm Fri 19 Sept, 7pm | Sat 20 Sept, 7pm Prince Edward Auditorium Tickets on the door

 SONJA WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FINALS Fri 19 Sept, 7pm Concert Chamber, War Memorial Hall, Watt St. Six finalists from Wanganui’s best young musicians compete, also with performances from vocal and intermediate winners. Entry $15 adults, $5 students. HERBS UNPLUGGED Thu 25 Sept, 8pm Royal Wanganui Opera House

IRISH ROVERS Fri 26 Sept, 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House

MUDDY RIVER  COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SPECIFICALLY FOR UNDER-18’S Sat 27 Sept, 7pm Evening Concert Girls College, Jones St. Featuring finalists from the daytime auditions and guest artists. Tickets $10 Adults, Children $5. Half price for holders of daytime audition tickets. (See “Opportunites”) EMIRATES MELBOURNE  CUP TOUR & 92.8 MORE FM RACING AWARDS DINNER Sun 28 Sept, 5.30pm Wanganui Racecourse Tickets $40 from WJC Ph: 345 3968 EMIRATES MELBOURNE  CUP TOUR Mon 29 Sept: 8am Putiki Marae Welcome 9.45am Jane Winstone Resthome & Hospice visits Noon to 3pm Community Family Fun Day at Greyhound Racing Club Hatrick St 3.15 to 3.45pm Jolt Coffee House 19 Victoria Ave 4pm PS Waimarie special sailing - Tickets $25 from i-SITE 5pm Riverside Bar, 49 Taupō Quay ORGAN RECITAL FEAT. RICHARD APPERLEY Sat 4 Oct, 2pm Christ Church, Wicksteed Street Richard is Assistant Director of Music, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. $15/$10, Children free.

FILM SOCIETY 2014 7pm Mondays at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. Members only unless stated otherwise. Half-year memberships now available at the venue or online. More info: whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz PRIVILEGE Mon 1 Sept UK 1967, PG, 103min Paul Jones; Jean Shrimpton star in this scathing satire of 60s Britain, the rock world and its co-option by the Establishment. WILD STRAWBERRIES Mon 8 Sept Sweden 1957, PG, 90min, Subtitles In Bergman’s classic, a journey becomes a voyage of self-discovery when an aging professor is faced with his past.

I VITELLONI Mon 15 Sept Italy 1953, PG, 109min, Subtitles Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film follows five layabouts who wile away listless days in a small seaside village. FALLEN CITY Mon 22 Sept China 2011, Doco, 90min, Subtitles The reconstruction of a quakelevelled Sichuan town offers insight into the changes afoot in 21stcentury China. 13TH LATIN AMERICA AND SPAIN FILM FESTIVAL Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. Thursdays & Saturdays. 21 August – 13 September. Free entry. The Wanganui screenings are supported by the Wanganui Hispanic Cultural Group, the Chilean Embassy and the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. More info: Antonio Salas 021 1282 654 or Sarjeant Gallery 349 0506 SCENT OF AN OAK (ROBLE DE OLOR) Thurs 4 Sept, 7pm Rigoberto López, CUBA 2003 Drama, 140 mins, Subtitles This film is inspired by the true story of a mixed couple who in the 1800’s in Cuba set up one of the most important café plantations on the island. SIMONAL Sat 6 Sept, 5pm BRAZIL 2009 Documentary, 100 mins, Subtitles This documentary tells the story of one of the greatest but least known musical icons of Brazil and raises the question, ‘Whatever happened to Wilson Simonal?’  TOPSY-TURVY (PATAS ARRIBAS) Sat 6 Sept, 7pm Alejandro Garcia Wiedemann, VENEZUELA 2011 Family/Comedy/Drama 90 mins, Subtitles Renato´s health is quickly deteriorating, so his daughters have decided to send him to a hospital against his will. But he has other plans. With the help of his six-yearold granddaughter Carlota, he plans to escape and sail from Venezuela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, as he once promised to his deceased wife. THE HIDDEN FACE (LA CARA OCULTA) Thurs 11 Sept, 7pm Andrés Baiz, COLOMBIA 2011 Thriller, 103 mins, Subtitles A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. THE TIGER AND THE DEER (EL TIGRE Y EL VENADO) Sat 13 Sept, 4pm Sergio Sibrian, EL SALVADOR 2013 Documentary, 46 min, Subtitles The story talks about ‘Don Chelino’, a 103 year old man from Tacuba, Sonsonate, El Salvador, who plays the indigenous flute, the main musical instrument in the traditional dance ‘el tigre y el venado’ (the tiger and the deer). The man teaches his grandson how to play the flute while teaching him about the indigenous massacre in El Salvador, which occurred in 1932. UNDERTOW (CONTRACORRIENTE) Sat 13 Sept, 5pm Javier Fuentes-León, PERU 2009 Drama, 100 mins, Subtitles In this unique surreal story set on

the Peruvian seaside, Miguel, a handsome young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela, are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He’s in love with Santiago, an artist, who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay. IT´S NOT YOU, IT´S ME (NO SOS VOS, SOY YO) Sat 13 Sept, 7pm Juan Taratuto, ARGENTINA 2004 Comedy, 102 mins, Subtitles Javier and Maria live together. Discontent with life in Argentina, they plan to migrate to Miami in search of a better life.

ART WORKSHOPS CHRONICLE GLASS STUDIO 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui Glassblowing Workshops Make Your Own Paperweight Fun for Groups and Team-Building (06) 347 1921 www.chronicleglass.co.nz LOUISE HERDMAN MOSAIC STUDIO Guyton Street, Wanganui Open Mondays 1 – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm Classes and Workshops 027 375 4715 www.mosaicpictures.co.nz SPRING SHORT COURSE Fri 5 – Mon 8 & Fri 12 – Mon 15 Sept, 10 – 3 UCOL Campus, 300 Wicksteed St. 4 workshops to choose from: The Kilnformed Image; Words & Pictures; Hand-building in Clay; Laser Woodcut Printmaking. see www.ucol.ac.nz CRAIG WINTON JEWELLERY Open daily by appointment 11 Iris Place, Bastia Hill Jewellery workshops available. www.craigwinton.com GLASS BEAD WORKSHOP Make your own unique, beautiful Glass Beads with Artist Barbara Bullock. 2hr sessions - $95 individual lessons or $75pp for 2–4 people. Bookings 06 34 45486 www.beadswithflare.co.nz

OUT OF TOWN TAKING PRIDE IN OUR CREATIVITY Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm, $5 Entry Marton Arts and Crafts, corner Signal and Grey Street, Marton Members works including needlework, quilting, pottery, painting, felting, weaving [email protected]  ADAM PORTRAITURE AWARDS EXHIBITION Fri 29 Aug – Sat 27 Sept Percy Thomson Gallery, Miranda Street, Stratford A selection of the finalists from the Adam Portraiture Award Touring Exhibition including 3 Taranaki artists and pastel portraits by John Sargeant. www.percythomsongallery.org.nz COVER IMAGE

Driftwood Sculpture by Jack Marsden-Mayer. Photo Mark Meredith.