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Debbie’s Place* Creative Communities Scheme I will be calling for nominations in Community Link in late August to advertise for one person to replace a retiring member of the Creative Communities Scheme Assessment Committee. I am seeking two Community Representatives. One representative should be familiar with a broad range of local community and arts activities and the other should be familiar with a wide range of music. Creative New Zealand encourages diversity.

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Applications for AMP Scholarships are now open and we’re excited to be offering a Kelly and Associates scholarship to a kiwi with the passion and determination to make their dream a reality.

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He astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. Acclaimed medium Kelvin Cruickshank can no longer do private readings, but he tries to pass on messages to as many people as possible from their loved ones in the afterlife at his live Soul Food shows – spirit willing. This is a rare opportunity to see Kelvin working with spirit and maybe even hearfrom someone you have loved and lost. Come and experience his amazing gift for yourself.


Please support Musicians for the Sarjeant fundraising events, Family Unites on 4 Aug and Elena Morgan Recital on 25 Aug.


I am interested to find out how many owners of “urban debris” are willing to donate objects and/or are willing to participate in relocating and storing them. The view is to make these objects available to the local arts community for sustainable Public Art projects. Would you please indicate your interest by contacting me: [email protected] with ‘Urban Debris’ in the subject line.

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We’d love to know about the great things you’re doing this year. Tell us about your amazing idea or project, and you could receive a scholarship valued at $5000. Last year Wanganui artist Sue Cooke was one of our 4 grand finalists. To apply for our scholarship, simply click on Kelly and Associates scholarship listed under AMP Regional Scholarships when you apply. Applications close on 31st August 2013. Visit www.doyourthing.co.nz for information and to apply online

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New Exhibitions THE KOWHAI PARK SHOW Opening Fri 2 Aug, 5pm to 23 Aug, Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat 3rd & 10th 10am – 2pm UCOL Atrium, Taupo Quay Stories and images gathered from the community. Artworks by Keith Street School students. Displays by Lions Club and combined Rotary Clubs. Aproject by Vivien Lindsay.

OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS Sat 3 Aug to 13 Oct Sarjeant Gallery An installation and sculpture based exhibition presenting four rooms in a house. The viewer is transported to an ‘other’ space, filled with colourful, odd and surreal objects.

THIS UNCERTAIN PLACE CALLED HOME Opening Sat 10 Aug, 5.30pm – 23 Aug Tues – Fri 12 – 4pm (Closed Sat 17 Aug) Space Studio & Gallery Featuring work by artist Sarah Williams. New drawings exploring what we consider to be home.

ILLUSTRATION Wed 14 – 23 Aug Edith Gallery An exhibition by students of Wanganui School of Design from their Illustration class.

REPRISE: TAKES ON THEN Opening Fri 16 Aug, 5.30pm – 28 Sept. Rayner Brothers Gallery New paintings by Peter Ireland, Mark Rayner and Paul Rayner.

WHANGANUI NATONAL ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS Receiving days for entries: 19 – 21 Aug, 10am – 4pm. Opening and Awards Thu 22 Aug, 5 – 7pm Community Arts Centre This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in NZ. (see advert)

CONVERSATIONS IN THE PARK Opening Sat 24 Aug, 5.30pm – 30 Aug Tue – Fri 12 – 4pm Space Studio and Gallery A Group Show. A mixed media exhibition of works by local artists inspired by Kowhai Park.

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Opening Sat 31 Aug, 5.30pm – 13 Sept Tue – Fri 12 – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm Space Studio & Gallery Silver gelatin dry plate photography & video installation by Sue Hendeles.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS PAINTERS PAINTINGS To 3 Aug, 1pm Edith Gallery Selected work from QSA students and featuring work by the late Australian abstract expressionist artist Margery Edwards (1933 – 1989).

THE SEVEN LEG BOOTS To 9 Aug Tues – Fri 12 – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm. Space Studio & Gallery Coloured figurative and abstract relief

sculpture in mixed media emphasising technique, transformation, multiple narratives and chance by Kirk Nicholls.

IVAN VOSTINAR To 10 Aug Rayner Brothers Gallery New paintings and ceramic works by Ivan Vostinar.

LANDSCAPES FROM MARS To 12 Aug WHMilbank Gallery New work by David Traub and Lorraine Webb, plus ongoing exhibition of Philip Trusttum’s work.

AVAILABLE LIGHT IMAGINING MORE THAN WE SEE To 30 Aug McNamara Gallery Photography Ltd. Light, and its absence, is a source of inspiration and new technologies have expanded this field considerably. Featuring Laurence Aberhart to Len Wesney and 26 other supreme artists.

PORCELAIN POMPOMS TO TERRACOTTA TRICKS To 1 Sept | Quay Gallery Ceramics from the Sarjeant Gallery’s Collection.

Sarjeant Gallery WHANGANUI ARTS REVIEW To 1 Sept A mixed media award exhibition showing the strength & diversity of art-making in the Whanganui region.

THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD To 3 Nov Ann Shelton explores two events in Whanganui’s history, the 1920 case of the city’s Mayor Charles Mackay, and the story of the Wanganui Computer and its subsequent bombing in 1982.

Whanganui Regional Musuem MINKISI To 25 Aug Art & Belief in West and Central Africa. Dramatic and provocative statues and masks owned by Whanganui collector Desmond Bovey.

GLASS OF FASHION ACT II To Sept Award-winning costumes from the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand

TE Pu TE ORO – SOUNDS OF NATURE To Oct To celebrate Puanga, we showcase taonga puoro, traditional Maori musical instruments.

YOUR TREASURES – NEW ACQUISITIONS 2012 To Mar 2014 Your Treasures is a new exhibition that highlights some of the Whanganui Regional Museum’s new acquisitions received in 2012.

LIVING OCEANS To Mar 2014 Living Oceans is an exhibition of sea creatures that uses curriculum-based education programmes and public programmes to promote ocean conservation and health.


basis in this risqué pre-Code comedy starring Gary Cooper. Details whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz



Mon 5 Aug, 8pm Opera House The Whitney Houston Show. Bookings Opera House



Fri 2 Aug, 7pm till late Savage Club, 65 Drews Ave. Whanganui Musicians Club Feature band NightChoir out of Auckland and welcoming any musicians who haven’t yet had a jam at the club. BYO drinks & nibbles. $10/$5 mem. www.wanganuimusiciansclub.co.nz

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Thu 1 Aug, 7.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate The New Zealand Guitar Quartet performs music by Bach, de Falla, Rimsky-Korsakov and NZ’er Craig Utting. Tickets Opera House.


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Fri 9 Aug, 7pm Savage Club Hall, 65 Drews Ave. Bond Street Bridge presents Stories and Songs from the Heroic Age of Antarctica, in association with The Paradise Project by Sue Cooke and apresentation by Ms Cooke Tickets: www.iticket.co.nz $12 plus service fee, or [email protected] or call/txt 027 615 0634; $10 cash

Fri 2 Aug | Space Monster



9 Aug, 7pm | Jolt Café 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy great coffee and great music.

Sat 3 Aug, 1.30pm Paige’s Book Gallery, 60 Guyton Street Creative projects and discussion. Enquiries phone 06 348 9095.



Sat 3 Aug, 2pm Christ Church, Wicksteed St. Roy Tankersley, organ; Soo Young Park, soprano. A Friends of the Christ Church Organ Concert, with singing and this fine organ put through its paces. Adults $15, Friends $10, children free. Tickets available at the door.

NEW RESOURCE  RECOVERY CENTRE TOUR Sat 3 Aug, 2pm Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre tour hosted by Sustainable Whanganui Trust with free return bus in conjuctions with ‘The Paradise Project’. Bookings essential; max 30. Phone reservations at gallery.


Sat 3 Aug, 7.30pm Opera House Der Zigeunerbaron – A Musical Feast in Comic Opera, Wellington G&S Light Opera touring with full sets, chorus and 36 piece orchestra. Tickets Opera House

FAMILY UNITES  Sun 4 Aug, 3pm Sarjeant Gallery Ella van der Mespel, violinist; brother Louis, double bassist; and their cellist cousin Elena Morgan, play Bach, Saint-Saens, Massenet and Wieniawski. Ingrid Culliford, aunt and mother, accompanies on piano. Sarjeant fundraiser, $5 to $7.50, tickets Sarjeant. WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB  Sun 4 Aug, 6.30pm RSA, 170 St Hill St. Erna Ferry and her band “Little Jazz Bird with Congo Kate”. Her band includes NZ’s top jazzman Rodger Fox on trombone. $15 at the door. All welcome. Contact: Michael 027 436 2454

  Mon 5 Aug, 7pm, Embassy Cinema
 A love triangle of Americans in Paris — a playwright, a painter and their self-appointed muse — resolve to live together on a strictly platonic

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Aug, 7.30pm War Memorial Centre, Watt St. Wanganui’s iconic youth event. A night of fabulous youth fashion, music & entertainment. Tickets Visitor i-SITE, or www.undergroundyouth.co.nz Early Bird General (till 3 Aug) $20, Child $15, General $25.

Big Rick + The shocking and the stunning (Wgtn)

Sat 10 Aug Space Monster


Sun 11 Aug, 7pm Opera House He astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. Bookings Opera House


Thu 15 Aug, 7.30pm Opera House NZSO Season 2013. Bookings Opera House.


Sat 17 Aug, 7.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School Chamber Music Wanganui presents Pianist Tom McGrath with Amalia Hall, Nicholas Hancox and Sarah Rommel. Bookings Opera House.


Mon 19 Aug, 7pm Embassy Cinema
 Astronomy, archaeology and history! A visually breathtaking meditation on Chile’s far distant and more recent past by the remarkable documentarian Patricio Guzmán. Details whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz

HUF (P. Nth) + Dirty Drops (Wngi)

Sat 17 Aug, 3pm Sarjeant Gallery In association with International Poetry Day, a celebration of the work of Robin Hyde with readings by Glenn Colquhoun, Janis Freegard, Redmer Yska & Dr Mary Paul.

Get creative

Art,craft, books, jewellery, come for breakfast, stay for lunch.


Open to a kiwi with the passion and determination to make their dream a reality. Applications close on 31st August 2013. See our advert.

Space Monster | Fri 23 Aug

THE IMPORTANCE OF  BEING EARNEST BY OSCAR WILDE Fri 23 to Sat 31 Aug 7.30pm nightly (no performance Mon 26), matinee Sunday 25 @ 2pm. Wanganui Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St. $25 (concessions available). Bookings Opera House. Door sales available (sorry, no eftpos). www. wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz


Sun 25 Aug, 3pm Sarjeant Gallery Elena Morgan, cello; and Ingrid Culliford, piano, play Haydn’s cello concerto in C major, movement 1; Greig’s Sonata in A minor, movement 1 and Kenneth Leighton, Elegy and Martinu, variations on a Slovakian theme. Sarjeant fundraiser, $5 to $7.50, tickets Sarjeant.


Mon 26 Aug, 7pm Embassy Cinema
 London’s swinging ’60s get a gothic makeover in this tale of an awkward teenager’s crush on a mod co-worker, set in a seedy public bath. Starring Jane Asher, with music by Cat Stevens and Can. Details whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz

Tues 27 Aug | Space Monster (a circus of men CD release)

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 Theatre  / Entertainment  Community / Cultural

Nikita and the Spookey

Mon 12 Aug, 7pm, Embassy Cinema
 Starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau as a pair of feisty vaudeville dancers and Mexican revolutionaries, Louis Malle’s campy comedyadventure. Details whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz


 Music  Film


Chronicle Glass Gallery & Studio 2 Rutland St Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm www.chronicleglass.co.nz Community Art Centre Behind Left Bank Art Supplies 19 Taupo Quay 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 Edith Gallery Whanganui UCOL, entrance from Taupō Quay Tue–Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 11am–1pm (closed Sun – Mon) www.ucol.ac.nz Leftbank Art Supplies | Studio & Gallery Community Art Centre 19 Taupō Quay Tues–Fri 12–4pm, & some Sat’s 10am–2pm Ph 06 345 0949. [email protected] Louise Herdman | Mosaic Artist and Tutor Regular workshops and art for sale Cnr Rutland St & Drews Ave 10am–3pm Saturdays and by appointment ph 027 375 4715. www.mosaicpictures.co.nz Mainstreet Art & Framing 15 Victoria Ave Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4460. www.artandframing.co.nz McNamara Gallery Photography 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui 11am – 3pm Tue – Sat www.mcnamara.co.nz 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

Sarjeant Gallery Queens Park Mon – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30 pm. www.sarjeant.org.nz

31 Aug 2 – 4pm Victoria Court, 92 – 94 Victoria Ave. Simple flower ideas for tables. Create vintage looks and classic styles and gather new ideas. Served with tea & cake. $20, 021 883 568 [email protected],

OTHER STUFF Term 3 Children’s after school workshop

Black Sand Studio & Gallery | Jilly Hare 1653 State Highway 3, Old Maxwell School, RD 4, Wanganui Hrs: Closed Mon, Tues am. www. blacksandstudio.co.nz

Sand Hill Studio Gallery 170 Heads Rd. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 12 – 2pm or Ph: 06 347 8442. www.sandhillgallery.co.nz

Thu 29 Aug, 7.30pm Opera House NZ Arts on Tour Season 2013. Bookings Opera House


Galleries, Museums & Venues

‘Puppets and Theatre’ is the theme, 7 weeks of fun. Tues’s and Wed’s through to 18 Sept. 021 883 568 [email protected],

THE RIVER TRADERS,  WHANGANUI’S MARKET BY THE RIVER Saturdays 9am–1pm Market Place. Including the Whanganui Farmers Market with local food producers alongside the best of local enterprise.

Space Gallery & Studios 64 Taupō Quay Tue–Sat 12–4pm or by appointment. Ph 027 3718 595 [email protected] www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz Space Monster – Music Cnr Rutland & Drews Ave, Upstairs Old Chronicle Building. All shows $5–$10, doors open 9pm Synergy Glass & Clay Design Gallery Raewyn Roberts 66 Liverpool St, Wanganui Open Fridays 12–6pm and weekends 10am–4pm or by arrangement 021 2668803 Whanganui Regional Museum Watt Street, Wanganui Hours: 10am – 4.30pm daily. NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz WHMilbank Gallery Open most days 1B Bell St. Ph: 027 628 6877. [email protected] Jimi & Lisa Walsh | Glass & Art Studio/Gallery 49 Main Road, Waverley Township Open most days 10am – 5pm Ph: 027 684 3641.

August Cover Image Kerry Girdwood as Lady Bracknell in Wanganui Repertory Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest August 23rd – 31st (photo Mark Rayner).