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Thu 5 Feb Gonville Café Library (staff member available to loan books & café open) 5.30pm  – 6.30pm Music 6.30pm – 7.30pm Theatre 7.30pm – 8.30pm Arts Events

12 – 18 April, Whanganui Five-day residential Workshops

Six outstanding & inspiring International tutors - dont miss this unique opportunity to strengthen your art practice in this growing field.

There will be an agenda for each meeting. In summary, the purpose of these meetings are to introduce ourselves to each other, learn about the roles of Wanganui District Council Councillor Helen Craig  and Wanganui District Council Arts Facilitator Debbie Kapohe and to answer brief questions relating to Wanganui’s Art Policy 2008. 

Enrolments now opening but filling fast [email protected] 027 426 6336 www.fibreartsnz.com

Thu 5 Mar VENUE TBC 5.30pm  – 7.30pm FULL ARTS MEETING

Applications for funds from the next Creative Communities Scheme cycle closes in May. Application forms for this will be available from the Wanganui District Council offices in March.

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Saturday February 21st, 4pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Grey St. Music and readings by NZ composer Douglas Lilburn who was born in Wanganui 100 years ago. Music for violin, piano & voice. Robert Steele

Adults $20, students $5

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NEW EXHIBITIONS LEIGH ANDERTON HALL: 1000 CUPS PROJECT Viewing till Fri 20 Feb Fri 20 Feb, 4pm Closing Ceremony A kickstarter for Leigh AndertonHall to get her studio, Aramoho Productions, up and running. Leigh will fill Space Gallery with 1000 ceramic cups made during January and February. www.100cupsproject.com. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz GRETA ANDERSON: DAY FOR NIGHT STILLS Fri 6 – Fri 27 Feb; 11am–3pm McNamara Gallery Photography The Members’ is a film never made about a fictional cult based on my own experiences as a child. www.mcnamara.co.nz GOTHIC Fri 20 Feb, 5.30pm Opening To Sat March 14 Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St New ceramics by Rick Rudd raynerbrothers.com DRESS UPS: CELEBRATING THE FROCK Sat 21 Feb – Sat 14 Mar; 11am–4pm, Wed–Sat Gallery on Guyton Celebrating women in the La FIesta Festivities. A group of local artists celebrating the “FROCK” in women’s lives. facebook.com/galleryonguyton HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER: A CENTENNIAL VIEW OF WOMEN IN THE WORLD WAR 1 ERA Sat 21 Feb, Opening 5.30pm To Fri 6 Mar Group show ftring: Jenn Dickie, Fiona McGowan, Felicity Priest, Jill Stegmann. Special guests: Katherine Claypole, Sophie Klerk, Lindsay Marsh, and Catherine Macdonald. www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS CROSSING BORDERS Mon 2 to Sat 28 Feb, 8–4pm daily Yellow House Cafe, cnr of Dublin & Pitt St Exhibition featuring the images of Pauline Neilson and adventurers Hannah Johnson and Nico walking the Te Araroa Trail. CLOSE TO THE HEART - “VITAL CENTRE & SOURCE” / “THE CORE”... To Sat 14 Feb Gallery on Guyton A group of local artists are delighted to share - ceramics, acrylics, oils, paper, glass and mixed media. facebook.com/galleryonguyton MANTELPIECES To Sat Feb 14 Rayner Brothers Gallery Mantelpieces features a selection of new and recent works by Paul and Mark Rayner. Ceramics, paintings, photography and mixed media pieces. www.raynerbrothers.com WHMILBANK GALLERY TRUSTTRUM’S CALLIGRAPHIC LETTERS To Sun 22 Feb Front Gallery A saturation of joyous colour to the Gallery’s walls - floor to ceiling. GAME - SET AND MATCH To Sat 28 Feb 2015 Trusttum Showroom (Back Gallery) A mixed selection of Trusttum’s

ongoing interest in, and creative response to tennis. SARJEANT ON THE QUAY THE ARCHIVISTS To Sun 22 Feb A group exhibition of artists who have an archival approach to their work. Also at 31 Taupo Quay. ANZAC To Sun 8 March Photographs by Laurence Aberhart. A Dunedin Public Art Gallery touring exhibition. WHANGANUI REGIONAL MUSEUM BILLY CONNELL’S WAR – WHANGANUI IN WORLD WAR 1 This exhibition tells the bitter-sweet story of a young Whanganui man who enlisted in 1914 and served in the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. ˉ  –  A CONVERSATION TAHA ˉ TE HUE WITH HINE PU To 2 Feb 2015 From the ancient and modern Māori worlds, hue and tahā (gourds) are represented alongside interactive programmes of art, history and gardening. Featuring works by members of Manawa Ora Whanganui, the Maori Artists’ Collective MOA GALLERY The Museum’s collection of over 2000 bones and articulated moa skeletons is the largest permanent display of moa bones in the world. Come in and see what is a landmark resource for the general public, researchers and scientists worldwide.

EVENTS PADDLESTEAMER WAIMARIE Weekend Sailings: Sat & Sun, 11am–1pm Available for Charter at anytime Contact 06 347 1863 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. RIVERSIDE BAR Taupō Quay, Whanganui Specialty Live Music Venue. Check website for listings. Riversidebar.co.nz

 THE RIVER TRADERS Whanganui’s Market ByThe River Saturdays 9am–1pm Market Place, near i-site. WANGANUI AMATEUR DANCESPORT CLUB Sun 1 Feb, 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 MEETING Thu 5 Feb, 5.30-8.30pm Gonville Cafe Library Music 5.30–6.30pm Theatre 6.30–7.30p Arts Events 7.30–8.30pm An opportunity to introduce ourselves to eachother, learn about the roles of WDC Clr Helen Craig and Arts Facilitator Debbie Kapohe and Wanganui’s Art Policy 2008.

FEB 2015 OPERA WORX  Fri 6 Feb, 7.30pm & Sat 7 Feb, 2.30pm War Memorial Concert Chamber Two one act operas: The Telephone by Menotti and The Human Voice by Poulenc. With Deborah Wai Kapohe. Tickets $35,$25 at I-Site & Eventfinda WHANGANUI  MUSICIANS CLUB Fri 6 Feb, 7pm “Pacific Heat” with special guests “Younglife” from Vanuatu, plus usual local stars. $5/$10 entry GUIGUISUISUI (CHINA)  + BLACK SCIENCE (AUCK) + TBA Sat 7 Feb; 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Rutland & Drews Tickets on the door: $10

 WHANGANUI GREEN DRINKS Tue 10 Feb, 5.30pm Delicious Cafe & Wine Bar, 132 Victoria Ave Now in Whanganui, the global social-networking event for sustainably-minded people, businesses & orgs. Second Tues each month, all welcome, no cost. greendrinks.org/--/Whanganui  CHARITY RACEDAY SUPPORTING HOSPICE Thur 12 Feb, Racing 3pm to 6.45pm Family evening entertainment. FREE entry & parking, live music wjc.co.nz MESA COSA (AUS)  SUPPORT TBA Fri 13 Feb; 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Rutland & Drews Tickets on the door: $10 DYSE (GERMANY) +  SPOOK THE HORSES (WGTN) + THE PUSSYWHIPPERS (WANG) Sat 14 Feb; 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Rutland & Drews Tickets on the door: $10

 LA FIESTA! Thur 19 Feb – Wed 11 March An events programme extravaganza celebrating women, community and awesomeness. Brought to you by the Women’s Network and friends. Email: [email protected] or check our Facebook page. WHANGANUI MUSICIANS CLUB Fri 20 Feb, 7pm “Hard Candy”. $10 entry

CLLRS HELEN CRAIG &  MARTIN VISSER Sat 21 Feb, 9am to 1pm River Traders Market Come say hello and discuss all things Whanganui! MICHAEL BELL  ORGANIST Sat 21 Feb, 1:30pm Christ Church Wicksteed Street Tickets available at door: $15 or $10 Friends of Organ Membe www.christchurchwanganui.org.nz 06 345 7723 CELEBRATING LILBURN:  A CENTENARY CONCERT Sat 21 Feb, 4pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Grey St. Music and readings by NZ composer Douglas Lilburn, who was born in Wanganui 100 years ago. Music for violin, piano & voice Adults $20, students $5 SPERMAIDS +  THE DIGG (AUS) + THE PUSSYWHIPPERS Fri 27 Feb; 9pm Space Monster, Cnr Rutland & Drews Tickets on the door: $10


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HOSPICE WANGANUI  SUMMER GARDEN FETE Sat 28 Feb, 10am–2pm 78 Virginia Road Fundraiser for Hospice Wanganui Food/Raffles/Spinning Jenny/Fun for kids, etc! Mobile eftpos For more info phone: 349 2697

LOUISE HERDMAN MOSAIC STUDIO Guyton Street, Wanganui Open Mondays 1 – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm Classes and Workshops. 027 375 4715. www.mosaicpictures.co.nz

HOMES FOR HOSPICE TOUR Fri 13 Mar, 10am–4pm Beautiful homes from Durie Hill to Mowhanau Beach on show. BOOK NOW FROM: Footloose, 90 Victoria Ave, 347 7995 or Gregor Vallely, Accountant, 35 Drews Ave, 345 8353

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

FILM SOCIETY 2015 2015 Season begins Monday March 2nd. Pick up a brochure or see whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz for the full 2015 Season details and membership options. Contact: [email protected]

OUT OF TOWN “HEIRLOOMS” – A WEEKEND OF HERITAGE EVENTS TICKETS: MARTON: ‘Petals & Presents’; Rangitikei Anglican Parish Office, Maunder St BULLS: ‘Intrigue’. Cash or cheque only please. Contact: 06 327 6339 or [email protected] Cocktails at Lethenty Fri 20 Feb, 5.50–7.30pm 25 Daniell Street, BULLS Admission $25.00 (non-refundable) Antiques Roadshow & Garden Fair Sat 21 Feb, 10am–4.00pm ‘Woodleigh’ 426 Tutaenui Road, MARTON Admission and High Tea $30.00 (nonrefundable). Period dress encouraged; No pets please. Church Service Sun 22 Feb St Stephen’s, Maunder Street

OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLA SACRA CHOIR & YOUTH CHORUS: NEW MEMBERS DRIVE! Tue 3 Feb; 5.15pm (Youth); 7.30pm (Adult) Sat 14 Feb; 10am, Overview Workshop No auditions. CDs to learn from. Various concert dates already including ‘The Armed Man” with the New Plymouth Choir and “The Messiah” in December. Enquiries: Pat - 344 7751 or [email protected] BACHELOR OF DESIGN & ARTS DEGREE – UCOL Starting March 2015 For more details see advert here in AWA or contact www.ucol.ac.nz

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

GLASS BEAD WORKSHOP Make your own unique, beautiful Glass Beads with Artist Barbara Bullock. 2hr sessions - $95 individual lessons or $75pp for 2–4 people. Bookings 06 34 45486 www.beadswithflare.co.nz DREAM/IMAGINE/CREATE Figurines, Statues, Sculptures, Altered Art. Made with Powertex Textile hardener and Stone Art Powder. Workshops available throughout the year on request. Jan Penn certified instructor. Phone 063453121. Facebook: rishworth tatty mixed media.

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 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 Street  (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

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 MATAHIWI GALLERY & COFFEE Come, relax and enjoy the country hospitality! Whanganui River Road Open Thurs - Sun, 9am-3pm Ph: 06 342 8116 – Marlene Yellow Church Gallery SH1, Mangaweka. Resident Artist Richard Aslett. Weekends & most other days 10am–5pm 06 382 5774 / 027 52 666 12 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 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 NEW WEBSITE: www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz Sue Cooke Gallery & Studio 68A Guyton St. Open 1–5pm Mon–Fri or by appointment www.suecooke.co.nz The Old Croft Art and Crafts Gallery 19 Toi Street, Tawhero Open Weekdays 10.30am to 4.30pm or Satuday by appointment. Ph: 06 344 5255 / 027 800 1215 (Joanna) TREE: Object/Space/Desire 37 Moutoa Quay Open Sat & Sun, 10am to 2pm or by appointment Ph: 027 873 373 www.treeobjectspace.com 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]

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

COVER IMAGE Image from Leigh Anderton-Hall’s 1000 Cups Project on show at Space Gallery & Studios, until 20 Feb.

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