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Galleries & Museums Chronicle Glass Gallery & Studio 2 Rutland St. Open 7 days Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Sat – Sun 10am – 4pm www.chronicleglass.co.nz Cook’s Gallery: Home of Wanganui Arts Society Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Trafalgar Place, off Ridgway St Phone 06 345 7757 www.wanganuiartsociety.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 Fleur Wickes Artist Studio Upstairs, Victoria House, 1b Rutland St (opp. Chronicle Glass) OPEN DOOR / Fri & Sat 10–2pm Or by appointment Ph: 021 337 661 www.fleurwickes.co.nz https://www.facebook.com/ FleurWickesArtist Flying Dog Studio Gallery 21 Drews Ave, upstairs. Thurs - Sat 10am - 2pm (hours may vary). Or by appointment PH 027 2557228 www.emmacunningham.org Gallery on Guyton 62 Guyton St. Wed – Sat, 11am – 4pm Ph: 027 310 2055 [email protected] www.facebook/galleryonguyton

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 Just Us Studio First Saturday of the Month, 10am to 3pm Or by appointment 14 Tower Crescent Facebook ..JemsPhotoArt or www.kellsone.wix.com/kellsartone 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 Magpie - Rachael Garland An exciting new working studio gallery by nationally recognised artist Rachael Garland. 65 Glasgow Street Opening Hours: Saturday 12–4pm (other times by arrangement) 06 348 4579 / 027 6867694 [email protected] www.rachaelgarland.com MATAHIWI GALLERY & COFFEE Come, relax and enjoy the country hospitality! Whanganui River Road Open Thurs–Sun, 9am-–pm Ph: 06 342 8116 – Marlene Yellow Church Gallery SH1, Mangaweka. Resident Artist Richard Aslett. Weekends & most other days 10am–5pm 06 382 5774 / 027 526 6612 www.freewebs.com/ mangawekagallery


P. S. Lill Artist Gallery Victoria Court, 94 Victoria Avenue Monday – Friday 10.30am – 2.30pm Gallery and Print Studio The artist is at the gallery Thursdays & Fridays Ph 027 739 7234 www.facebook.com/PSLillArtistGallery 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 Rayner Brothers Gallery 52 Guyton Street, Whanganui. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm. www.raynerbrothers.com Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupō Quay Mon – Sun, 10.30am–4.30pm Also upstairs in the new I-site, Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupō Quay. Weekdays 8.30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm www.sarjeant.org.nz

Sue Cooke Gallery & Studio 68A Guyton St. Open 1–5pm Mon–Fri or by appointment www.suecooke.co.nz TREE: Object/Space/Desire 37 Moutoa Quay Open Sat & Sun, 10am to 2pm or by appointment Ph: 027 873 373 www.treeobjectspace.com

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Best of the Best Poll 2015 We want to know your favourite people & places in Whanganui’s CBD Complete the Poll by visiting www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz (poll closes Monday 22 June)

Whanganui Arts – At The Centre 19 Taupō Quay, Whanganui. Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat 10am– 1pm. Phone Lidy for bookings: 027 215 1404 EFTPOS and credit card facilities www.whanganuiarts.com Whanganui Regional Museum Watt Street, Wanganui. Hours: 10am – 4.30pm daily. NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz WHMilbank Gallery 1b Bell Street Open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am–5pm. A call first would ensure we are open, or to make an alternative time to view. Ph: 027 628 6877 [email protected]

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

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Top: Puzzle of a Downfall Child. Mon 8 June. Right: The 10th Victim. Mon 15 June. Bottom Right: Billy Liar. Mon 22 June. Below: The Servant. Mon 29 June.

Top: Bruce Phillips: All Life is One. To Fri 5 June Bottom Left: Sonny Barlow: Floral Dis-order. 6 June – 18 June Bottom Right: Vanessa Edwards: Te Poroa - The Long Night. 27 June – 10 July

JUNE 2015 www.awaeventguide.co.nz For more info on these events see listings over the page


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NEW EXHIBITIONS CAST AND PLASTERED Fri 5 June, 5.30pm Opening To Sat 27 June Rayner Brothers Gallery Featuring new cast works by Karin Strachan, Mark Rayner and Paul Rayner. www.raynerbrothers.com FLORAL DIS-ORDER Sat 6 June, 5.30pm Opening To Fri 18 June New works by Sonny Barlow. Photographs, objects & video www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz SOME AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHS Fri 12 Jun to Fri 28 Aug 11am – 3pm McNamara Gallery Photography A selection of earlier works with some up-dates. www.mcnamara.co.nz TE WAI O WHANGANUI Fri 19 June, 5.30pm Opening To Sat 18 July Gallery on Guyton From the mountain to the sea, including the surrounding areas of the Whanganui Awa. Local artists reflect on the significance of our mighty river. facebook.com/galleryonguyton OPTIV101-GROUP SHOW MEDIA FRENZY Sat 20 June, 5.30pm Opening To Fri 26 June Are self-portraits from the internal or from the media, snapshots of where we sit? Who creates an idea of oneself and what are the ideas of one self, made from an idea of society with lots of media and lots of ideas? www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz TE POROA - THE LONG NIGHT Sat 27 June, 5.30pm Opening To Fri 10 July Recent and current works by Vanessa Edwards focusing on the relationship between instinct and the creative process. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS ALL LIFE IS ONE To Fri 5 June New prints by local printmaker Bruce Phillips. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz RE-CREATIONS To Sat 13 June A group of local artists create Up-Cycled objet trouvé in the wabi-sabi aesthetic. Re-purposing and so extending the life of the chosen objects. facebook.com/galleryonguyton CHRIS CROSSLEY: CONCRETE To Tue 30 Jun; 8am – 4pm Yellow House Cafe Photographic work of this Melbourne artist as he shares his experience of Parkinsons’ with the viewer. Culture and coffee.... WHMILBANK GALLERY “A BAKERS DOZEN” Mon 1 Jun – Tue 30 Sept Trusttum Showroom A mixed selection of Trusttum canvases. UP FOR GRABS Sat 6 – Sun 28 June Front Gallery D Driver x 7; J Scott x 3; Mawhinney x 2; Grehan x 2; Smither; Tricker; McPhail and others. A silent auction of ‘selling on behalf Art’

GONE TO THE BEST OFFER To Sun 14 June Front Gallery A rich selection of pre-loved works on view as a silent Auction. SARJEANT ON THE QUAY

NO LIGHTS, NO LYCRA WHANGANUI Every saturday night from 8–9.15pm Above Renata’s Art & Framing Dance like no one is watching! $5. Bring H20. https://www.facebook.com/ nlnlwhanganui

SIGHT/SIGNIFICANCE/SOUND To Sun 14 June A small exhibition of past and present art by Whanganui artists referencing Pãkaitore.

TRAM RIDES! Sundays 2–4pm Tramshed, 27 Taupō Quay Take a trip into the past on the restored No. 12 Tram.

PETER PERYER: A CAREFUL EYE To Sun 21 June A survey exhibition of the work of well-known New Zealand photographer, Peter Peryer. Developed and toured by The Dowse Art Museum

 W. AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER Sundays 2–4:30pm W. Airport Aviation and WWI displays; viewing of aircraft from cab. Free Admission.

NEW: ALEXIS NEAL Pura Te Manihera McGregor “Whenua ki te Whenua” To Sun 23 Aug A new body of mixed media work made as a result of a Tylee Cottage residency. NEW: CAT AUBURN The Horses Stayed Behind Sat 27 June – 20 Sept An exhibition which includes Victorian style horse hair mourning rosettes. Supported by Creative New Zealand. WHANGANUI REGIONAL MUSEUM BILLY CONNELL’S WAR – WHANGANUI IN WORLD WAR 1 The bitter-sweet story of a young Whanganui man who enlisted in 1914 and served in the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. MOA GALLERY Over 2000 moa bones and skeletons are being incorporated into a gallery, providing a visible storage unit, a science study centre and an exhibition attraction. This is a work in progress. As moa bones are identified, catalogued, researched, photographed and studied, they will be installed in the gallery. SOVEREIGN WOODWARE To 2 August 2015 A look at locally designed and manufactured sovereign products made from native New Zealand timbers, collected by Ron Lambert. ¯ KAITORE - IT’S NOT BLACK PA AND WHITE To February 2016 A photographic essay by Leigh Mitchell-Anyon of the 1995 occupation of Pākaitore-Moutoa Gardens in Whanganui.

EVENTS PADDLESTEAMER WAIMARIE Regular sailings departing 11am. Available for Charter at anytime Contact 063471863 or i-site. Check www.riverboats.co.nz for more info

 HISTORIC RIVERBOAT WAIRUA Tue / Wed / Thu, departing 11am Stops in Upokongaro for lunch – cafe or picnic. Departs Hatrick’s Wharf, Taupō Quay. For further info & bookings phone 0800 924 782.  THE RIVER TRADERS Saturdays 9am–1pm Market Place, near i-site. Whanganui’s Market By The River.


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 WANGANUI CITY GUIDED WALKING TOURS Saturdays and Sundays, 10am & 2pm Depart from i-Site Special tours at other times by request: Ph 349 3258 Cost $5 per person. BEST OF THE BEST POLL  2015 Mon 1 – Mon 22 June What are your favourite people & places in Whanganui’s CBD? Vote for your favourite! Complete the poll by 22 June on: www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz

 WHANGANUI WIKI WEDNESDAY Wed 3 June, 6:30 pm Davis Public Library Learn how to edit Wikipedia and improve Whanganui’s presence online. Newcomers welcome. Free coffee and hot chocolate! www.wikiwednesday.net NZCT SCHOOLS  CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST Fri 5 June, 1pm, 3.30pm & 6.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, Grey St. The annual Schools Chamber Music Contest celebrates its 50th Jubilee. 30 groups from Wanganui will play. Day pass $8, single session $5, students free. www.chambermusic.co.nz YOUTH YAHOO!  Fri 5 June, 7.00 – 11.00pm Whanganui Musicians Club Savage Club Hall, Drews Ave. A night for young musicians to strut! $10/$5 members. Check Facebook and website for details. WANGANUI  LYRIC SINGERS’ CONCERT Sat 6 June, 2pm Trinity Church Choral Concert with Guest Artists: Wanganui Ukelele Orchestra; Six Hands on Piano; David Maas (cornet). Adults $15. Children Free. Tickets at door. https://www.facebook.com WanganuiLyricSingers

 WAR MEMORIAL HALL RELIEF CONCERT Sat 6 June; 3pm-7pm Wanganui War Memorial Centre Live Music, Auction, MORE FM Lip Sync Battles. 100% of proceeds will be donated to help residents of Vanuatu and Nepal! $5pp/$20 Family (2 adults; 3 children) WANGANUI AMATEUR DANCESPORT CLUB Sun 7 June, 7.15pm St Andrews Hall, Bell Street First Sunday of the month, every month! $3.00 / $5.00 / Supper provided. Contact: Mollie 347 2705

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MARKETING MADE EASY  ON A SHOE-STRING BUDGET Tue 9 June 12pm–2pm, BNZ Bank upstairs 5.30pm–7.30pm, Mainstreet, 56 Ridgeway Street (5.00pm light food and networking) 5-week mindset & marketing seminars. Cost $79.00 – prebook $49/seminar* More info: 021 307 513 www.simplylife.co.nz

THE SUNDAY GRAND JAM  Sun 28 June , 6.30 p.m The Grand Irish Pub, St. Hill Street Free. Relaxed sing-around session for acoustic musicians, singers and listeners. All abilities & styles of music. Last Sunday of every month. www.facebook.com/ SundayGrandJam

 WHANGANUI GREEN DRINKS Tues 9 June, 5.30pm Delicious Cafe & Wine Bar, 132 Victoria Ave. Global social-networking event for sustainably-minded folk, businesses & orgs. Second Tues each month, with guest speakers. All welcome, free entry. greendrinks.org/--/whanganui

Mondays, 7pm, Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. All screenings members only unless otherwise stated. Full schedule and joining info at whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz Contact: [email protected]

CLAN’S RACEDAY Thur 11 June Great racing & entertainment wjc.co.nz Ph: 345 3968

MATARIKI CELEBRATION  Fri 12 June, 8.00pm Whanganui Musicians Club Savage Club Hall, Drews Ave. Charlotte Yates and Rob Thorne, a Taonga puoro and loops exponent. $20 / $15 members. Check Facebook and website for details. PCP EAGLES + SHITRIPPER  (AUCK) “PARTY TIME PUNK” Fri 12 June, 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Drews Ave & Rutland Tickets on the door.

 COUNCILLORS AT THE MARKET Sat 13 June 8.30am–1pm River Traders Market Meet Whanganui District Councillors at their monthly market stall. They’re interested in your ideas and issues. ORGAN RECITAL  Sat 13 June, 2.00pm Christ Church, Wicksteed Street. Featuring Alison Stewart – Organist, Chaplain & Dirctor of Music, Huntley School. Bach, Buxetehude, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and others. Tickets avlbl on door: $15/$10; Students free. TURNOVSKY JUBILEE  ENSEMBLE Sun 14 June, 3pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, Grey St. Chamber Music Wanganui subscription concert, celebrating 50 years of NZ’s chamber music contest. Tickets from RWOH or door. $35, $28 (seniors) $5. chambermusic.co.nz/turnovsky PECHACUCHA NIGHT  WHANGANUI VOL. 2 Fri 19 June, 7.30pm Sarjeant On The Quay, 38 Taupō Quay Tickets $15 (Sarjeant Gallery Members $12 if pre-purchased) Last one sold out...get in quick! Facebook: PechaKucha Whanganui WANGANUI MUSIC  SOCIETY RECITAL Sat 27 June, 2pm St Paul’s Hall, Wanganui Special guests - the very musically talented Boessenkool family. MACHINA REX (DUNEDIN) “POST-PUNK/METAL/ HARDCORE” Sat 27 June, 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Drews Ave & Rutland. Tickets on the door.


PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD Mon 8 June USA 1970, R16 Faye Dunaway stars as a washed-up fashion model who loses her hold on reality in fashion photographer Jerry Schatzberg’s debut film. THE 10TH VICTIM (LA DECIMA VITTIMA) Mon 15 June Italy 1965, R16 Ursula Andress plays hunter to Marcello Mastroianni’s victim in this futuristic pop-art sci-fi extravaganza from the swinging 60s. BILLY LIAR Mon 22 June UK 1963, PG Kitchen sink drama about an undertaker assistant’s escapades in a Walter Mitty-esque fantasy world. Tom Courtenay & Julie Christie star. THE SERVANT Mon 29 June UK 1963, M Dirk Bogarde & James Fox lead in what the Guardian dubbed a “brilliant, subversive account of class relations and the changing times.”

OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITY TO SELL YOUR ART Save The Children shop have room to display artwork in exchange for commission. 176 Victoria Avenue. Contact Sue to discuss Ph 345 2211 [email protected] MCDONALD’S MUD MUSTER™ Sat 17 October 2015 New location: Shelter View Jetsprint Park Registrations and information: www.sportsgound.co.nz/mudmuster www.sportwhanganui.co.nz SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK – WHANGANUI! Needed: people on-stage, back-stage, fore stage, pre stage! Contact: [email protected] / 021 132 3939 / 347 2067

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 CRAIG WINTON JEWELLERY Open daily by appointment 11 Iris Place, Bastia Hill Jewellery workshops available. 021 145 1440 www.craigwinton.com

LOUISE HERDMAN MOSAIC STUDIO 6 Week Intro to Mosaics starting Monday 22 June! Guyton Street, Wanganui Open Mondays 1–4pm, Saturdays 10am–4pm Classes and Workshops. 027 375 4715. www.mosaicpictures.co.nz

Future Major Events For a full list of future annual events go to www.awaeventguide.co.nz. See I-Site Wanganui for details on all events. Festival of Cultures October www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz McDonald’s Mud Muster October www.sportwanganui.co.nz Hoop Nation Labour Weekend www.hoopnation.co.nz Mainstreet Halloween October www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Diwali Cultural Night November UCOL End of Year Exhibitions November www.ucolac.nz Billy Webb Challenge November www.billywebbchallenge.co.nz Handel’s Messiah 6th & 7th December 2015 Christmas Late Night Shopping www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Rivercity Christmas Market www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Cemetery Circuit 26 December Wanganui Cricket Festival January 2016 www.cricketwanganui.co.nz Wanganui Opera Week January 2016 www.wow.gen.nz Vintage Weekend January 2016 www.mainstreet.co.nz ARTISTS OPEN STUDICOS March 2016 www.openstudios.co.nz FibreArts NZ Sun17–Sat 23 April 2016 www.fibreartsnz.com/whanganui NZ Masters Games Whanganui 2017 www.nzmg.com

Cover image by Karin Strachan