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Galleries, Museums & Venues

Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery, SH1 Resident Artist Richard Aslett Open weekends, & most other days. www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery

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

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

Chronicle Glass Gallery & Studio 2 Rutland St Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm www.chronicleglass.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

Community Art Centre Behind Left Bank Art Supplies 19 Taupo Quay

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

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Ph: 06 348 9095 [email protected]

Synergy Glass & Clay Design Gallery Raewyn Roberts 66 Liverpool St, Wanganui Open Fridays 12–6pm and weekends 10am–4pm or by arrangement | 021 266 8803

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

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Wanganui Community Education Service


Garden Art Festival 2013 Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 11 Mannington Rd, Otamatea, Wanganui 10am to 4pm both days —

Large range of Garden Artworks in many medias for sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY Cash, Cheque or eftpos. Free entry & plenty of parking. “Don’t miss this opportunity as it only happens once a year!”


Community Arts Centre Jun/17/13 11:32 A Wa n g a n u i , N e w Z e a l a n d

Mark Brimblecombe & Tania Warbrick 1-13 October 2013


Term 4 starts Art, Crafts, Photography, mid-October Ukulele, Guitar, and lots more Classes run weekdays, evenings, weekends. Classes vary from one session to many.


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

[email protected] Brochure mailed on request




MAJESTIC SQ (if wet Memorial Hall)


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

Jimi & Lisa Walsh | Glass & Art Studio/Gallery 49 Main Road, Waverley Township Open most days 10am – 5pm Ph: 027 684 3641.

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Space Monster – Music Cnr Rutland & Drews Ave, Upstairs Old Chronicle Building. All shows $5–$10, doors open 9pm


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]

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Space Gallery & Studios Closed from the 21 Sep-reopening Sat 16 Nov Stay in touch via: www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz or www.facebook.com/#!/SpaceStudioGallery

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

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

WED 2 OCTOBER, CONCERT AT 7. 3 0 PM PRINCE EDWARD AUDITORIUM, WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL This is a not to be missed concert – possibly a one-time only visit to NZ by the world’s best military (40 piece) band and their only NZ regional concert..


Platinum tickets include a three-course dinner at Collegiate’s historic Big School with the band prior to the concert. Tickets Royal Wanganui Opera House PLATINUM PASS $100 - A Reserve Pre-Drinks & canapés followed by a 3-course Dinner at 5pm

GOLD PASS $50 - B Reserve Premium seating and complimentary drink at Interval

SILVER PASS $35 - C Reserve Gallery seats – General Admission only.

Tickets are Strictly Limited. Funds raised in support of the Chapel Centennial Organ Restoration Project. More details: www.collegiate.school.nz/news/5/

Mainstreet Halloween

Thursday 31 October 3pm - 7pm Wanganui CBD Dress up, trick or treat, join in the spooky fun www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz

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Glass Group are staging a small selected exhibition that showcases the work of a number of artists working in glass from around the country.


Sarjeant Gallery

1–13 October 2013 Community Arts Centre An exhibition of photography by Mark Brimblecombe and Tania Warbrick.

DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS To 4 Oct Edith Gallery Illustration showcase of student work by UCOL Bachelor of Visual Arts students displaying a range of work aimed at conceptual illustration industry to more commercial applications.

INSIDE Opening reception with Laurence Aberhart 5.30pm Fri 4 Oct to 30 Oct. McNamara Gallery Photography Small Worlds of Wonder and Enchantment

JERUSALEM Opens 5.30pm Fri 4 Oct to 9 Nov Rayner Brothers Gallery Featuring all new works by Paul Rayner.

WORKS ON PAPER Tues 8 to 19 Oct Edith Gallery Rowan Gardiner’s works on paper.

WHMILBANK GALLERY To 16 Oct PHILIP TRUSTTUM Recent Drawings plus GLASS Highlights from stock Mon 14 Oct – 26 Jan TRUSTTUM in the 21st CENTURY. Works from selected series painted since 2000.

BRING A PLATE Opening 5.30pm Fri 18 Oct to 31 Oct. Open Tues – Sat 11am to 4pm. Gallery on Guyton, 62 Guyton Street. Exhibition celebrating Gallery on Guyton being a new member of the Guyton Street community. Plates have been through varied creative processes. Bring an old unwanted plate or two with you to add to the installation Ceramics. All artworks for sale.

THE ORDINARY MAKES EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY Sat 19–28 Oct, 11 4pm daily Community Arts Gallery Wanganui Camera Club annual exhibition showcasing local photographers work depicting the them…join us…enjoy.

THE OUTDOOR ROOM Sat 26, 27, 28 Oct, 10–4pm daily Creative Edge, 17 Bell St, Wanganui Exiciting new range OUTDOOR ART – ACCESSORIES – ECCLECTIC Gems. Ph 021 988 487

GRASS ROOTS! Sat 2 and Sun 3 Nov, 10am–4pm Sue Cooke - Artists’ Gallery, 68a Guyton St, Whanganui. An exhibition of handmade postcards by children in response to The Paradise Project and environmental concerns.


HOME BEAUTIFUL To 20 Oct Work made by school children inspired by Other Voices Other Rooms, an exhibition focussed on the theme of home. Group & individual works in all media make this a bright colourfilled celebration of creativity and artistic expression.

ARTWORK: PETER CAMPBELL To 27 Oct Artwork: Peter Campbell looks afresh at a body of watercolour paintings that have already had a public life as covers of the London Review of Books. The exhibition was developed by City Gallery Wellington in partnership with the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

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.

THE FINE ART OF GIVING To Mar 2014 Two wonderful pieces of late 18th Century Italian Furniture known as the Medici Secretaire and Bureau Bookcase and Lord Leverhulme’s gift of William Richmond’s A Greek Water Carrier in Egypt.

Whanganui Regional Musuem TE PU O TE ORO – SOUNDS OF NATURE To Oct To celebrate Puanga, a we showcase taonga puoro, traditional Māori 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.

MINKISI To April 2014 Art & Belief in West and Central Africa. Dramatic and provocative statues and masks owned by Whanganui collector Desmond Bovey.


banjo and guitar maestro’s Catherine Bowness and James Paul, plus blackboard muso menu. BYO drinks & nibbles. $10/$5 mem. www.wanganuimusiciansclub.co.nz


Wed 2 Oct, 7.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School. A once-only visit by arguably the best band in the military services anywhere in the world. Rates vary, but include student rate of $15. Bookings Opera House.



To 13 Nov, Quay Gallery As part of the Wanganui Festival of Glass 2013, the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua and the Wanganui

Fri 4 Oct, 7pm till late Savage Club Hall, 65 Drews Ave. Whanganui Musicians Club Special guests BB and James, expats

Sat 5 Oct, 10am Majestic Square A celebration of our vibrant community. International food, cultural performances, demonstrations. www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz


Sat 5 Oct, 3pm Sarjeant Gallery In conjunction with Whanganui Festival of Cultures. Julie Fam, traditional Vietnamese musician & IPC Japanese Drum Team, Kodama. Gallery Members $5, non-members $7.50 Tickets from the Sarjeant Gallery. Sarjeant, fundraising redevelopment project.


Sun 6 Oct, 6pm RSA, 170 St Hill St. Jazz played by youth of the district. $10 adults, $5 secondary school, free to primary. Sales at the door. All welcome. Contact: Michael 027 4362 454.


Fri 11 Oct, 7pm Jolt Café 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy great coffee and great music.


Sat 12 Oct, 11am Sarjeant Gallery New Zealander Peter Campbell worked for the London Review of Books from its inception, as designer, illustrator and art reviewer. The exhibition Artwork: Peter Campbell features a selection of his paintings from this time. Curator Abby Cunnane from City Gallery Wellington, gives a talk in the exhibition.


12 Oct, 12 noon polling ends. If you haven’t already voted, get your papers into the WDC office by 12 noon. It’s too late to post them!


Sun 13 Oct, 3pm Sarjeant Gallery Win Livesay (voice) Abby Livesay (piano), Ingrid Culliford on flute. Music by NZ composers Dorothy Buchanan & Anthony Ritchie. Gallery Members $5, non-members $7.50 Tickets from the Sarjeant Gallery.




Wed 16 Oct, 7.30pm Sarjeant Gallery Paul Diamond is currently writing a book on the story of Charles Mackay, a mayor of Wanganui, convicted of attempted murder in 1920. The story of Mackay is a focus of Ann Shelton’s current exhibition The City of Gold and Lead. Paul will give an illustrated talk discussing his research on Mackay.


Thur 17 Oct, 7pm Jane Winstone Retirement Village, 49 Oakland Avenue, St John’s Hill Christoph von Weitzel – baritone, Ulrich Pakusch – piano. Adults

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$25, Gallery Members & Village residents $15, students & children $5. Tickets Sarjeant Gallery & door sales. Musicians for the Sarjeant, fundraising redevelopment project. Sponsored by River City Press & the Goethe Institut

The Abyss + The Ballet Dancer. Presented with original live score. Drama | 80mins | M. Members free, public by koha


Fri 18 Oct, 7pm Whanganui Regional Museum This month its Rocktober at the Museum with local band “Heavy Water” featuring Murray Loveridge and John Steedman. Every 3rd Friday of the month. All Welcome. www.wrm.org.nz

BOMBSHELLS Fri 18 Oct, 7.30pm Repertory Theatre A Court Theatre production, one-woman play by Joanna MurraySmith. Bookings Opera House

CN MACLEAN  SOLO INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITIONS Sat 23–24 Oct, 7pm Prince Edward Auditorium. This fantastic competition is a delight to watch. All Welcome. Junior event on the 23rd and Senior event on the 24th. $5 entry


Thur 31 Oct, 3–7pm Wanganui CBD Dress up, trick or treat, join in the spooky fun. www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz


2–3 Nov 11 Mannington Road 10am to 4pm both days Large range of Garden Artworks in many medias for sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY. Cash, Cheque or Eftpos. Free entry. “Don’t miss this opportunity as it only happens once a year!”

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

F I L M S OCIET Y 7pm, Davis Lecture Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum (unless otherwise stated). Admittance to members only (unless otherwise stated). 2013 Half-year memberships now available for $45 or try a 3-Film Sampler for $30. More info: whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS Mon 14 Oct Werner Herzog explores the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves of Southern France Doco | 2010 | 90mins | G

 Music  Film

Theatre / Entertainment

OP P ORT UNIT IES A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sun 6 Oct, 12 noon – 4pm Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway St. Casting actors of all ages for this stage play. Contact info@ wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz or 0274847507

MANGAWEKA FAKES & FORGERIES 2013 Entries Close 10th Nov, Exhibition Opens 16th Nov. Re-create your Favourite Masterpiece! Top prize of $500 with $100 runner up plus other great prizes. Entry forms and all details at; www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery

GALLERY ON GUYTON FOR ARTIST-RUN EXHIBITIONS Spaces still available Jan, Feb and April 2014 62 Guyton Street Gallery available for artist-run exhibitions, workshops & other events. Spaces filling fast M: 027 310 2055

OUT OF T OW N TAYLOR-JENSEN FINE ARTS 33 George St, Palmerston North

Wanganui Opera Week 8–18 January 2014 Young singers develop their abilities with tutors of international standing plus public events.

Wanganui Cricket Festival 3–25 January 2014 An age-group competition with each group playing their tournament for four days.

Vintage Weekend 18–20 January 2014 Vintage Weekend brings together three days of nostalgia and the fine things in life, street markets, outdoor cinema, music, a hair-raising trolley derby and a parade of classic and unusual boats. Vintage cars and vehicles are in Whanganui throughout the weekend and bring a taste of yesteryear to today!

Whanganui Summer Programme January and February Day trips, suburban and beach walks, evening talks and behind the scenes tours are just some of the events on offer in the annual Whanganui Summer Programme.

Artists Open Studios Whanganui March 22–23 & 29–30 2014 More than 100 talented artists open their studios for two special weekends each year. See what goes into creating an artwork, talk to the artists, experience their world and purchase their wares.

Pu ¯ anga Whanganui Matariki Festival June 2014 Join the Whanganui Region in celebration of the rising star Pūanga (Rigel) and the beginning of the Māori New Year. Our Pūanga festival is an open invitation for everyone to learn and experience aspects of Māori life from astral navigation to fashion, art, planting, marae open-days, Kapa Haka (traditional musical events) and much more.

August 2014 The Underground Youth Fashion Show has been a yearly event on the Wanganui calendar for the past six years. It has involved over 1,000 youth from Whanganui and nearby regions, giving them an opportunity for personal development, creativity and self expression.


September 6–14 2014 Wanganui boasts a vibrant and unique glass art community, unmatched by other New Zealand centres, and is becoming a hotspot on the international glass scene.

Underground Fashion

Festival of Glass

Greyhound Racing Wed 2 Oct, 12–3.30pm Hatrick Raceway Free Entry

See I-Site Wanganui for details on all events.

Wanganui Jockey Club Race Day Thu 3 & 31 Oct, 12 noon – 5pm Wanganui Racecourse

Hoop Nation Labour Weekend 26–28 Oct Springvale Park Three days of jam-packed men’s and women’s basketball action in New Zealand’s premier basketball tournament, featuring ex Tall Blacks and Breakers stars. Come check out the action as the best ballers ever assembled in Wanganui play!

THE PIANO IN A FACTORY Tue 22 Oct. A father goes to unusual lengths to win custody of his daughter Comedy | 2010 | 119mins | M. In Mandarin with Subtitles

26 December 2013 Get up close to the action at New Zealand’s legendary street circuit, a must on any motorcycle racing calendar.

Live Cinema: Asta Neilsen Silent Films Labour Day – Mon 28 Oct, 7pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate

Get creative

 Community / Cultural  Talks

Beth Charles: High Tide and Laura Hudson: Plans. Opening Fri 11 Oct; Reception for artist 5–7pm to 29 Oct. Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri to 6pm, Sat to 3pm. Startling and contemporary approaches to the production of 21st century graphica by two well respected print and mixed media artists. [email protected]

Future Major Events


Cemetery Circuit

Jet Sprint Championships Round 1 – 27 Dec 2013 Round 5 – 5 April 2014 Some of the world’s best jet sprint teams race at the Shelter View Track, located 12km north of Whanganui on State Highway 4, near Upokongaro.

October Cover Image Poster image from Asta Nielsen, Afgrunden art-film, Berlin. See Films