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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. 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 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, featuring paintings, drawings, prints and objects d’art by 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 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


Thursday, 30 April, Committee Room Two, Wanganui District Council 10 to 11am - Performing Artists 11am to Noon - Community Friday, 1 May, Committee Room Two, Wanganui District Council 10 to 11am - Performing Artists 11am to Noon - Community

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]

covers all costs inc lunch and refreshments.

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Wanganui Community Education Service Socialise, have fun and learn with Community Education Term 2 courses start Monday 4 May

Ring 345 4717 for further details or pop in and see the team at 19, Taupo Quay


TREE: Object/Space/Desire 37 Moutoa Quay Open Sat & Sun, 10am to 2pm or by appointment Ph: 027 873 373 www.treeobjectspace.com

$185.00 unwaged / student: $245 others

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

11–12th & 25–26th April 10am–4pm

Saturday 4 April 10am Majestic Square

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

Arts Policy Review Meetings


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

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

Debbie’s Place* Cr Helen Craig, who holds the Arts Portfolio, and I will be there to run the meetings.

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

$100 per week including power

Pakohe Papers is offering a comprehensive 2-day workshop. All harakeke paper made will be shared equally among participants. Bring an apron and gumboots and prepare to get wet! Enquiries: [email protected] 25 Tongariro Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui

Phone 027 263 6963 or email [email protected] to view


Drop- in -times for advice on Wanganui Creative Communities Scheme Applications for funds from the next Creative Communities Scheme cycle closes in May. Application forms for this are available from the Wanganui District Council offices. Please come see me at one of the times listed below if you are applying for funding. * * * * *

Wed, 29 Apr 12pm to 1pm, Ruapehu Room (the ‘fishbowl’ behind customer service on the ground floor of Council) Thur 30 Apr 3pm to 5pm, Committee Room One, Wanganui District Council Fri 1 May, 3pm to 5pm, Gonville Café Library Sat 2 May, 10am to 12pm, Davis Library Tue 5 May, 4pm to 6pm, Davis Library

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

Adults: $25 Children/Students: $15 Family (2 adults + 2 children): $60 Tickets available at the Royal Wanganui Opera House

Michael Houstoun Solo Piano Inspired by Bach Music by Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ross Harris Thursday 9th April, 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House Subscribers $25,  Students $5 www.royaloperahouse.co.nz


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To Fri 17 Apr New Paintings & Mixed Media Works by Feilding Based Painter David Taylor. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz BOTH SIDES OF THE MIRROR Mon 6 – Thu 30 Apr, 8am – 4 pm daily Yellow House Cafe Photographic works by Pauline Neilson. Enjoy art with your coffee! OLD MASTERS II, CURATED BY PETER IRELAND Fri 10 Apr, 5.30pm Opening Rayner Brothers Gallery www.raynerbrothers.com TOP ART FOLIOS – WANGANUI HIGH AND WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS Sat 18 Apr, 5.30pm Opening To Fri 24 Apr The work represents the best work of students from both top secondary schools in Whanganui. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz


New drawings, prints, paintings, ceramic sculpture and installation created by Gardiner from August 2014 – March 2015. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz WHMILBANK GALLERY THE RIVER GOBLIN To 26th April Front Gallery As part of the PAKAITORE 2015 programme of Exhibitions, 4 Whanganui Contemporary Māori Artists collaborate as a Super Wairua Production. ONGOING GENERAL STOCK AND WORKS FOR SALE ON BEHALF. Centre Gallery TRUSTTUM MASTERWORKS To end of May Trusttum Showroom Most Trusttums are great but these are exceptional.


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THE TRANSMOGRIFIER COLLECTION: NEW FURNITURE BY KATY WALLACE To 3 May A fantastic collection of upcycled and refurbished furniture by furniture designer, Katy Wallace.

WHANGANUI MUSICIANS  CLUB: CYCLONE PAM BENEFIT CONCERT Fri 3rd Apr, 7–11pm Savage Club Hall, Drews Ave. Cyclone Pam benefit concert, local open mic night, DC Harding Band. $10 / $5 members. NB: all Subs due, only $20 for year.

WANGANUI HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS ANNIE: THE MUSICAL April 29 to May 2 At the Royal Wanganui Opera House Adults: $25 / Children/Students: $15 Family (2 adults + 2 children) $60 Tickets available at the Royal Wanganui Opera House

RICHARD ORJIS: GARDEN CITIES OF TOMORROW To 24 May New work by 2014 Tylee Cottage artist-in-residence.

THE GREAT EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT! Sat 4 April, 10am Majestic Square www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz

RICK RUDD : BEYOND TRUE TO FORM To 7 June A survey exhibition from 1997 – 2014 of the work of Whanganui potter, Rick Rudd.

WANGANUI AMATEUR DANCESPORT CLUB Sun 5 Apr, 7.15pm St Andrews Hall, Bell Street First Sunday of the month, every month! $3.00 / $5.00 / Supper provided. Contact: Annette 021 143 6887

 ARTS POLICY REVIEW MEETING Thur 30 Apr 10am–11am - Visual Artists 11am–Noon - Community Wanganui District Council, Committee Room Two


PETER PERYER: A CAREFUL EYE To 21 June A survey exhibition of the work of well-known New Zealand photographer, Peter Peryer. Developed and toured by The Dowse Art Museum 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 2000 bones and articulated moa skeletons in the largest display of moa bones in the world. A landmark resource for the public, researchers and scientists worldwide.


MICHAEL HOUSTOUN  SOLO PIANO Thur 9 Apr, 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House “Inspired by Bach.” Music by Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ross Harris. Adults $35, Seniors $28, CMW subscribers $25, Students $5 http://www.royaloperahouse.co.nz GLORIA’S HANDBAG Fri 10 Apr, 7.30pm St Paul’s Hall, Wanganui Helen Moulder’s modern magical mystery with music from the Magic Flute. Tickets from Royal Wanganui Opera House, $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 student. www.royaloperahouse.co.nz


 C’RS AT THE MARKET Sat 11 Apr, 8.30am – 1pm River Traders Market Meet Whanganui District Councillors Helen Craig and Martin Visser at their monthly market stall. They’re interested in your ideas and issues.

 PADDLESTEAMER WAIMARIE Regular sailings. Available for Charter at anytime. Contact (06) 347 1863 or i-SITE. Check www.riverboats.co.nz for more info.

RIVER WRITERS RAMBLE  WITH JOAN ROSIER-JONES Sat 11 Apr, 11am – 2.30pm MV Wairua Bookings: i-Site. $40.00, limited numbers

 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.

 WHANGANUI GREEN DRINKS Tues 14th Apr, 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

 THE RIVER TRADERS Saturdays 9am–1pm Market Place, near i-site. Whanganui’s Market By The River. TRAM RIDES! Sundays 2–4pm Tramshed, 27 Taupō Quay Take a trip into the past on the restored No. 12 Tram.

WANGANUI CITY GUIDED  WALKING TOURS Saturdays and Sundays, 10am & 2pm Depart from i-Site Heritage tours from October to April (90 minutes). Special tours at other times by request: Ph 349 3258 Cost $5 per person

 WHANGANUI WIKI WEDNESDAY Wed 1 April, 6.30pm Wed 6 May, 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

ART IN THE PARK Sat 4 / Sun 5 / Mon 6 Apr (Easter Weekend) Virginia Lake Reserve Wanganui Floral Art Group. Presenting installations depicting storybook characters, nursery rhymes etc which will appeal to both adults and children.

WANGANUI GIRLS COLLEGE DANCING FESTIVAL Wed 15 – Fri 17 Apr Dancers aged 5-20. Competition. Admission Charge. THE BIG PAINT #2 Sun 26 Apr, 9am – 4.30pm Carpark between Renata’s ‘Art and Framing’ and Vege Barn, Taupō Quay, Wanganui. Be one of the 100 people to paint a picture commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. You do not need to be an artist.

WHANGANUI FILM SOCIETY 2015 SEASON 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] THE BIG CITY (MAHANAGAR)

Mon 20 Apr Satyajit Ray, India 1963, PG In Bengali with Subtitles. An absorbing and moving drama about the changing worlds of work and home in 1950s India.


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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]

Festival of Cultures October www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz

SELF-CONTAINED STUDIO SPACE FOR LEASE Whanganui Arts-at the Centre $100 per week including power. Phone 027 263 6963 or email [email protected] to view.

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 Guyton Street, Wanganui Open Mondays 1 – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm Classes and Workshops. 027 375 4715. www.mosaicpictures.co.nz HARAKEKE PAPERMAKING WORKSHOPS 11-12 April and 25 – 26 April 10am to 4pm each day 25 Tongariro Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui First in ... first served as the saying goes. Costings and Registration form available [email protected]


Magpie Mon 27 Apr Douglas Sirk, USA 1958, PG Rock Hudson stars as a reporter fascinated by the sordid lives of a trio of stunt aviators in Depression-era New Orleans.


TRAINERS RACEDAY  Thur 23 Apr, 11am – 4pm Horse Racing, Free entry & parking. Ph: 345 3968 wjc.co.nz PROGRESS CASTLECLIFF  DISPLAY Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr (ANZAC Weekend) Duncan Pavilion Photos taken by local children at our two Schools and Kura. Their theme is “I love Castlcliff because…”


BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Thur 2 Apr Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North TE MANAWA MUSEUM OF ART, SCIENCE & HISTORY School Holiday Programme HOW TO FEEL SEXY WITHOUT SURGERY Thu 16 Apr, 7pm Studio Rubix, Palmerston North

An exciting new working studio gallery, featuring paintings, drawings, prints and objects d’art by artist Rachael Garland. 65 Glasgow Street 06 348 4579/027 6867694 [email protected] www.rachaelgarland.com

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.ucol.ac.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 Cover image by Rachael Garland