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Galleries & Museums Article Level 1, Original Chronicle Building. Corner Rutland and Drews Avenue Hours: Sat 9-3/ Sun 10-2 Or open by appointment 0277522472 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 & Fridays Peat Street Studio, 82-92 Peat St Facebook and www.ceroc.co.nz Ph: Liz Frith 02102054038 / lizfrith01@ gmail.com

Creations Gallery 25A Drews Ave; Mon/Tue Thu-Sat 10am to 3pm Items for sale. Workshops available on request. Ph: 063453121. Facebook: rishworth tatty mixed media Craig Winton Jewellery Open by appointment. Items for sale Plus workshops. 021 145 1440 www.craigwinton.com EXPRESSIONS: ART GALLERY/ STUDIO WORKSHOP 56 Guyton Street Wed-Sat 11am-3pm Small collective; emerging artists welcome; Working studio. Contact Steve: 0214 26731 Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery 17 Taupo Quay Tues to Sun: 10.00am - 3.00pm except public holidays www.fineartswhanganui.com https://www.facebook.com/ fineartswhanganui/ Contact: 06 3482080 / 027 517 7340

Fredette School Of Arts Suite F, 96 Victoria Ave Come learn to paint and draw! All skill levels welcome! www.facebook.com/FredetteArts GALLERY 85 – THE RAYNER BROTHERS ARE BACK! 85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui Wed-Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm www.raynerbrothers.com Ivan Vostinar Gallery and Studio 7 Rangiora St, Castlecliff Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm Other times by appointment Ph: 06 927 6828 / 021 256 9236 www.vostinar.com Leftbank Art Supplies 19 Taupō Quay Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am to 1pm Ph 06 345 0949 [email protected]

LOUISE HERDMAN MOSAIC 50 Guyton Street Open Wed - Fri 12-4pm, Sat 10-4pm And by appointment Mosaic workshops available Now selling mosaic tiles and bases. 027 375 4715 / www.mosaicpictures.co.nz MiNZ Shop/Gallery Open 7 days Mon-Fri 10am - 4 pm Sat Sun 10am - 2 pm 1 Victoria Avenue – NEW ADDRESS! Contacts: [email protected] [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. OUTRAGEOUS Gallery, Gifts, Garden Art 112 Carlton Avenue (Opp. School) Open Thursday to Sunday 10 - 4 Watch a Potter at work See a range of local art & craft Phone 06 3477970 http://www.outrageousgallery.co.nz/ Quartz, Museum Of Studio Ceramics - Rick Rudd Foundation 8 Bates Street, Whanganui Tues-Sun 10.30am-4pm By appointment 06 348 5555 Free Admission www.quartzmuseum.org.nz 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 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 64 Taupō Quay Tues – Thurs 9am-1pm Friday 12-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm Ph 027 371 8595 www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz Wanganui Arts Society Cook’s Gallery Trafalgar Place, Wanganui Opening: Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue 10am to 3pm; Sun 1pm to 3pm Exhibiting local art for over 100 years. Whanganui Regional Museum 62 Ridgway Street Mon-Sat 10am – 4.30pm NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz

www.awaeventguide.co.nz WE PRINT, TWEET AND FACEBOOK YOUR EVENTS Contact for all info: Karen Craig, [email protected] 021 1323 939 Thanks to: Designer Jemma Bates Printer H&A Design & Print Thanks to Whanganui District Council for its support for the Awa Events Guide.

Out of Town Galleries FEILDING AND DISTRICT ART SOCIETY 104 Manchester Street, Feilding Open: Mon-Fri: 10am to 4pm Sat: 10am to 2pm; Sun: 1pm – 3pm www.fadas.co.nz / 06 323 2323 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 Fine Arts Whanganui

Fine Arts Whanganui is proud to announce the Young Artist Scholarship Open to all young artists aged between 15 and 22 who reside in the Whanganui, Ruapehu, and Rangitikei district boundaries.

The Fine Arts Whanganui Young Artists Scholarship Scholarship consisting of a cash award of $1000, and an exhibition contract with Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery in 2018.

Artists Open Studios Whanganui - Peoples choice Award The recipient will be awarded the honour of having a piece of their work featured as the cover of Artist Open Studio’s Whanganui Guide 2018, plus a $200 award from Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery.

Entries close 6th Of November 2017 The winner will be announced at our Birthday Celebrations on the 17th of November 2017 Entry forms can be found on: http://www.fineartswhanganui.com or at: Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery, 17 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 5400. Fine Arts Whanganui - encouraging the artists of tomorrow.

Bookings: Royal Wanganui Opera House open from 31 July

30 SeptemBer - 8 OctOBer Another top-notch line-up of New Zealand authors

www.writersfest.co.nz Early bird rates until Monday 4 September



Wanganui Repertory Theatre Presents in association with

Middle Age Spread By Roger Hall

Directed by Kerry Girdwood As part of the Wanganui Literacy Festival. Evening shows on 29th and 30th of September, and the 5th,6th and 7th of October. Doors open at 7pm with show starting at 7.30pm. Matinee show on Sunday 1st of October, Doors open at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. Tickets on sale at Royal Wanganui Opera House. Door sales available, sorry no eftpos.




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CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS: For details on opening hours and locations, please see our Gallery listings. OPTIV101 CHAMPIONS Fri 1 Sep, 5.30pm Opening Sat 2 – Thu 7 Sep Whanganui Arts @ the Centre Defenders of Right, Conquerors of Wrong. An exhibition from Optiv101 studio artists leading the fight against injustice(s). ‘PREVIOUSLY...’ Wed 6 - Sat 16 Sep; 11am-4pm Gallery on Guyton, 62 Guyton St Exhibition links our previous art works, creations and experiences to our present and future creative ventures. Includes the launch of the wearable art works label ‘masina’. facebook.com/ galleryonguyton THE NUN AND THE POET: JERUSALEM Sat 9 Sep, 5.30pm opening To Fri 22 Sep Space Studio & Gallery Printmaking exhibition exploring philosophies at Jerusalem through research and residency at the old convent up the Whanganui River by MB Stoneman THE JAR ROOM Sat 9 Sep to 3 December Upstairs at the i-Site, 31 Taupo Quay A collaborative community art installation led by artist Lauren Lysaght and facilitated by the Sarjeant Gallery, inspired by a trip to the Jar Bar at Sustainable Whanganui. BLUE Fri 15 Sep, 5.30pm Opening Rayner Brothers Gallery, 85 Glasgow Street A dynamic group exhibition curated by Rachael Garland. www.raynerbrothers.com DADDY FLY Fri 15 Sep, 5.30pm Opening Gallery 85, 85 Glasgow Street A solo exhibition featuring new photographic works by Su Hendeles. www.raynerbrothers.com THRESHOLDS &TRANSFORMATIONS Fri 22 Sep, 5.30pm Gallery on Guyton, 62 Guyton St Celebrate Spring Equinox honoring the sacred Masculine and the Divine Feminine within us all. Tracey Young Vedic Artist , Christina McGillan, Lysha Brenna, Jaqui Lovelady, Aaron Potaka, Charles Ranganui DIVERSITY Sat 23 Sep, 10am-3pm To 19 October, Tues - Sun Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery Father and son, Sharad and Abishai Dohare are the guest artists at Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery with their exhibition. Photographer Sharad is inspired by the beauty of nature and son Abishai does black and white portrait drawings. 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER Sat 23 Sep, 5.30pm opening To Fri 29 Sep Space Studio & Gallery New works by Rachael Garland 80 MILLION YEARS OF SEPARATION Sat 30 Sep, 5.30pm opening To Fri 13 Oct Space Studio & Gallery Group exhibition: Katherine Claypole, Deb Frederikse, Sophie Klerk, Lindsay Marsh, Catherine Macdonald, Fiona McGowan, Felicity Priest & Jill Stegmann visit Bushy Park Sanctuary, Whanganui.

MY CHILD LEAVES HOME To Sat 30 Sept, 8am to 4pm Yellow House Café, crnr of Pitt & Dublin Streets A collaborative exhibition of national and international artists response to Jane O’Shea’s poem. WANGANUI ARTS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION To Sat 30 Sep Cooks Gallery, Trafalgar Place. New works from existing members plus works from new members. Exhibiting local art for over 100 years. BOLIVIAN EXCHANGE: STUDENT EXHIBITION To 8 October Sarjeant On The Quay An exchange of print works by secondary school students from Whanganui and Cochabamba, Bolivia, based on the indigenous creatures of their respective countries. INTERIOR WORLDS To 19 November Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Wayne Barrar, Pip Culbert, Lynn Hurst, Julia Morison, Anne Noble & Peter Trevelyan. This exhibition brings together the work of six very different artists whose practice explores the idea of interior worlds: investigating the microscopic, overlooked, unseen and imagined. ERICA VAN ZON: OPAL MOON, LOCAL LIME To 19 November Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Erica van Zon was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage in 2016, during the 30th anniversary of the programme. For her post-Tylee exhibition van Zon was inspired by objects, locations and historical events relating to the residency’s inaugural year, 1986. INTERIOR WORLDS FROM THE COLLECTION To 26 November Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui A small selection of works from the Sarjeant Gallery’s collection that further investigate the theme of interior worlds.

ART CLASSES ! Mondays, 1pm to 3pm – Waterbased Media Wednesdays, 5pm to 7pm – All media Leftbank Art Supplies Ph: 345 0949 Cost $20.00 each RIVER CITY UKES  Tuesdays: 12 & 26 Sep; 7.00-9.00pm RSA Bunker Bar @ 170 St Hill Street Wanganui Bring your Ukulele to improve your skills & gain confidence. Enjoy the thrill of jamming with other Uke players! $5 entry - All Welcome WANGANUI GREYHOUND  RACING Wednesdays from noon Friday nights from 4.30pm Hatrick Raceway Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant on site. www.wanganuigreyhounds.co.nz CEROC DANCING Wednesdays and Fridays Peat Street Studio 82-92 Peat Street (Cnr Peat St and Pitt St) Facebook / www.ceroc.co.nz See Gallery listing for times and prices

SEPTEMBER 2017  www.facebook.com/awaeventguide  #awawhanganuievents WANGANUI CITY GUIDED  WALKING TOURS Depart from i-Site Contact: 349 3258 Cost $5 per person WHANGANUI MUSICIANS CLUB Fri 1 Sep: Club night – Travelling Lounge Room Fri 9 Sep: Larry Morris and Band Savage Club Hall, 65 Drews Ave Doors Open 7pm; $10/$5 Mem. www.facebook.com/WhanganuiMusicians-Club-135462849798937/

TE AWA STRING ENSEMBLE:  THE FOUR SEASONS Sun 3 Sep, 4.30pm Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Pamela Dowsett and Jessica Kidd on violin; Annie Hunt, cello, Felix Brookie, viola. Soloists: pupils, Enshean Lin and Angela Wu. Narrated by John Scott. Tix: $12, Gallery Friends & Stars $10; From Sarjeant or ph: 349 0506. This is part of a series of performances fundraising for the Gallery’s redevelopment project WHANGANUI JAZZ CLUB  Sun 3 Sept - River City Big Band 1 October - Laura Collins & Back Porch Blues Band First Sunday of every month RSA, 170 St Hill St. Doors open: 5:30pm (Bar/Restaurant) Music: 6:30pm-8:30pm $10 mem/$20 non WANGANUI AMATEUR DANCESPORT CLUB SOCIAL DANCE Sun 3 Sep, 7.00-9.30pm First Sunday of every month St Andrews Hall, Bell Street Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin, Social dances. Visitors welcome: $10.00 each. Contact: Graeme 027 434 1823 THE LAST NIGHT OF THE  PROMS Thur 7 Sept, 11am War Memorial Hall Concert Chamber, Watt Street, Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series in Whanganui. Tix: $34 inc lunch, discounts available for groups . To book call toll free: 0508 266 237 or www. operatunity.co.nz GUINEAS/FILLIES FEATURE % RACEDAY Sat 9 Sep, 12 noon – 4.30pm The Racecourse, 19A Purnell Street Featuring the HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas & The O’Learys Fillies Stakes + the Foxton Cup, The best racing card of the year at Whanganui! FREE entry & parking www.wjc.co.nz IMPROV NIGHT: N CLASH OF AGES Sat 9 Sep, 7pm (7.30pm start) Wanganui Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway Tickets $10 on door, sorry no eftpos. ART FIX WITH TOM TURNER! Thur 14 Sep, 2pm Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Join Tom Turner for a friendly chat about artworks featured in the new exhibition Interior Worlds. You are encouraged to bring a pen and pad. This will be followed by a cup of tea at Mud Ducks LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS N Fri 15 Sep Gala Opening Sat 16, Sun 17, Fri 22, Sat 23, Sun 24, Fri 29, Sat 30 Amdram Theatre, Guyton Street Directed by Colin Hedivan Musical Directors Lynn Whiteside and Errol Christiansen. Tickets $25/$20 from the Royal Whanganui Opera House; some door sales available. For more information see our website or facebook: Amdram Wanganui

 MEDIEVAL FEAST Sat 16 Sep, 7pm (7.30pm seated) Wanganui Dart League Hall, 388 Heads Road Jigsaw Whanganui Fundraiser. See ad in this edition for more information SCHOLA SACRA CHOIR  Sun 17 Sep, 4.30pm Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui Tickets $15, Gallery Friends & Stars $12; purchase from Sarjeant or ph: 349 0506. This is part of a series of Performances fundraising for the Gallery’s redevelopment project SONJA WILSON MEMORIAL  SCHOLARSHIPS FINAL Wed 20 Sep, 7pm War Memorial Centre, Concert Chamber The Sonja Wilson Memorial Scholarship is the major music event run by IRMT Whanganui Branch. Six finalists of grade 8 and above are chosen to present 15minute recitals which will be judged by Dr John Powell from New Plymouth. Winners of the Intermediate class and the Nita Oldham singing trophy will also perform. Tickets at the door - adults 15.00, students 5.00. JUMPS RACEDAY Thur 21 Sep, 11.30am-5pm The Racecourse, 19A Purnell Street FREE entry & parking www.wjc.co.nz


CRAFTS ALIVE ! Sat 23 and Sun 24 Sep, 9.30am to 4.30pm Marton Memorial Hall Facebook: Project Marton or futcher@ clear.net.nz

WHANGANUI FILM N SOCIETY 2017 Mondays 7pm, March - November Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Whanganui’s #1 alternative for classic & contemporary art cinema. HALF YEAR memberships now available - $40/45 for 14 films Screenings open to members only unless stated otherwise; join at the venue from 6:30pm or online. Full programme and membership options at whanganuifilmsociety.org. nz. Contact whanganuifilmsociety@ gmail.com. ON MY WAY (ELLE S’EN VA) Mon 4 Sep Emmanuelle Bercot, France 2013, 116mins, M, In French w subtitles Catherine Deneuve stars as a former beauty queen who takes to the road in a moment of personal calamity and unexpectedly finds herself on a journey of self-discovery...“A ready-made crowd pleaser.” – Screen Daily ANOTHER TRIP TO THE MOON (MENUJU REMBULAN) Mon 11 Sep Ismail Basbeth, Indonesia 2015, 80mins, PG, In Indonesian w subtitles Based on Indonesian legends, this dreamy fantasy unfolds without any spoken dialogue. The daughter of a shaman escapes her mother’s clutches by hiding deep in the forest with her lover. “A strangely alluring form of sensual fairy-tale.” – Hollywood Reporter

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL  (RAK TI KHON KAEN) RECITAL Mon 18 Sep Sun 24 Sep, 2.00pm Apichatpong Weerasethakul, St Paul’s Hall, Cooks Street Thailand 2015, 122mins, M, In Thai Wanganui Music Society presents items w subtitles by local followed by afternoon tea. $5 A hospital full of sleeping soldiers is entry at the door for non-members, all haunted by matters both historical welcome. and personal in this entrancing enigma from Palme d’Or winner SUNDAY GRAND JAM  Apichatpong Weerasethakul. “A film Sun 24 Sep, 6.30pm whose unforced lyricism could The Grand Irish Pub, St Hill Street scarcely be more graceful or Free. Relaxed sing-around session for inviting.” – Variety acoustic musicians, singers and listeners. All abilities & styles of music. Last TANGERINES (MANDARIINID) Sunday of every month.www.facebook. Mon 25 Sep com SundayGrandJam Zaza Urushadze, Estonia/Georgia 2013, 87mins, M, Russian & Estonian ARTIST TALK: CONOR ! w subtitles CLARKE A poignant and slyly witty drama set Tue 26 Sep, 7pm in the war-torn, former Soviet Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Republic of Georgia. Nominated for Whanganui Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Photographic artist Conor Clarke will be in 2015. “Magnificent… Remarkable the artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage piece of anti-war cinema.” – Wall for the next five months. She will give an Street Journal illustrated talk about her practice. MIDDLE AGE SPREAD BY N ROGER HALL Fri 29 & Sat 30 Sep, 7.30pm Sun 1 Oct, 2pm Thu 5, Fri 6, Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm Wanganui Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway In association with Playmarket Directed by Kerry Girdwood Part of the Wanganui Literacy Festival. Tickets: Royal Wanganui Opera House. Door sales available, sorry no eftpos. THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS  Sat 30 Sept, 2pm Christ Church, Wicksteed St Organ recital by Martin Setchell, international concert organist. Tix: $25/$20mem/Children & students free. Available on the door MODERN MAORI QUARTET  WITH ANNIE CRUMMER Sun 1 Oct, 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House Tickets: www.mmq.nz & RWOH box office

ART WORKSHOPS BARBARA BULLOCK Flame work Bead making lessons Private & Group Phone: 06 3445486 Email: [email protected] www.beadswithflare.co.nz FATHERS DAY MAKE-APAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP NZ Glassworks, 2 Rutland St Bookings: www.NZGlassworks.com CREATIONS Powertex Textile And Stoneart Powder; Make sculptures and altered art items for inside and out. Chalk Painting; Up-cycling treasures. Workshops available on request; Jan Penn certified instructor; Ph: 063453121. Facebook: rishworth tatty mixed media; VEDIC ART SUMMER SCHOOL Sat 6 -Sun 14 Jan 2018 Saturdays to 6pm; daily 9-5, finish Sunday 12.00 International Swedish Vedic Art Tutor Ania Witwitzka will offer a 7 day intensive Summer School experience. To unfold creativity and explore deep reservoirs of artistic ability. $750. http:// www.aniawitwitzka.com/about/?lang=en

OPPORTUNITIES MANGAWEKA FAKES & FORGERIES EXHIBITION 2017 Mon 30 Oct – Works in Sat 4 Nov – Exhibition Opens Get creating your exact replica, a copy with a twist, or a piece in the style of a famous artwork or artist! And be in to win some fantastic cash and other prizes. Details at www.freewebs.com/ mangawekagallery MANGAWEKA CHRISTMAS FAYRE Sat 4 Nov Contact now re sites Arts, crafts and other produce on offer at a pre-Christmas extravaganza of Market stalls in the Village Hall - sites from just $15. Contact Irene on 06 382 5886 or at [email protected] YOUNG ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP Sun 6 Nov ENTRIES CLOSE Open to all young artists aged between 15 and 22 who reside in the Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitikei district boundaries. See ad in this edition for more details. Entry forms: http://www. fineartswhanganui.com


Pat George Contemporary Mosaic Artist A Pat George Two-Day Workshop Pass includes: Sat 7 Oct 8.30am5:45pm plus “Colour In Your Life” Gala 6pm Saturday Evening with Guest Speaker, CEO “Put Some Colour In Your Life” TV Series Sun 8 Oct, 8.30am–9.10am Pat George’s Art Talk plus attendees will be able to attend the rest of Sunday morning’s art talks also Sunday 8 Oct, 1:45pm-6:45pm workshop continued Visit www.wvast.co.nz for more information.

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