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Galleries, Museums & Venues

Quay Gallery Upstairs in the new I-site Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupō Quay Weekdays 8.30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm

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

Rayner Brothers Gallery 52 Guyton Street, Whanganui. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm. www.raynerbrothers.com

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

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

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

Mainstreet Art & Framing 15 Victoria Ave Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4460. www.artandframing.co.nz

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

Awa Info VIEW AWA ONLINE: www.awaeventguide.co.nz ADVERTISING AND LISTING: Deadline 20th of the month for publication on 1st of the month. $10 per event listing and advertising rates start at $55 plus GST for a quarter page. Enquiries to Helen Craig: [email protected] or ph: 06 345 7029.

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

AWA is produced by Helen Craig www.artunltd.co.nz. Layout & design by Joseph Salmon www.josephsalmon.co.nz BIG THANKS to H&A Design & Print, AWA/FM and our advertisers. DISCLAIMER: While AWA will do its best to publish material correctly AWA will take no responsibility for any inaccuracies in details supplied by individuals, organisations or advertisers. AWA reserves the right to edit listings to the space available or not to list material if space is unavailable.

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Space Gallery & Studios 64 Taupō Quay Tue–Sat 12–4pm or by appointment. Ph 027 3718 595 [email protected] www.spacestudiogallery.co.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]

McNamara Gallery Photography 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui 11am – 3pm Tue – Sat www.mcnamara.co.nz

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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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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

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

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

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

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Ph: 06 348 9095 [email protected]

Walking Tours of Wanganui

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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/

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N EW E XH IBITION S 4BEING Opening 28 Aug, 5pm To 6 Sept, 9am–4pm excluding weekends. UCOL Atrium, 16 Rutland St. Exhibition of BFA Year Two and Graduate Diploma Sculpture. James Graves, Mike Nixon, Sarah Riley-C, Kirsty Stanbrook

I_CLICK 30 Aug – 29 Sept, 9am–5pm Chronicle Glass Second exhibition of various photographic work by Willem Lombard that ranges from unusual and intriguing to the Pretty.... 021 065 3625

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 1–13 Sept. Tue–Fri 12–4pm, Sat 10am–2pm Space Studio & Gallery Silver gelatin dry plate photography & video installation by Su Hendeles.

WHANGANUI NATONAL ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS To 6 Sept, 10am–4pm daily Community Arts Centre This exhibition is open to all artists living and working in NZ and features a wide range of exciting artwork.

EDITH GALLERY The Edith Gallery is a UCOL gallery exhibition space, showcasing student changing exhibitions each week. All welcome.

A DEEP PLANE Opening Fri 6 Sept, 5.30pm with Lisa Crowley. 6–27 Sept* check website info page for occasional closed days due to travel commitments. McNamara Gallery Photography Ltd. A new body of photographic work by Lisa Crowley, that considers analogue materiality and its relationship to contemporary ways of looking. www.mcnamara.co.nz

BLUE Opening Fri 6 Sept, 6pm 4–28 Sept, 10am–4.30pm daily 62 Guyton St (beside Paige’s Book Gallery) Artists in glass & different media respond to the concept of blue. Unique mixed media art including kiln-formed glass, photography and painting. Works for sale. Info 027 310 2055

SNAPSHOT: New Zealand Glass 2013 Sat 7 Sept – 13 Nov, Quay Gallery As part of the Wanganui Festival of Glass 2013, the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua and the Wanganui Glass Group are staging a small selected exhibition that showcases the work of a number of artists working in glass from around the country.

PEOPLE I REGULARLY ASSOCIATE WITH Opening Sat 14, 5.30pm to 20 Sept, Tue–Fri 12–4pm Space Studio & Gallery An exhibition by Mike Marsh Pop Art = Fun!…so come!

WANGANUI POTTERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION Sat 14–28 Sept. Community Arts Centre. Wanganui Potters Society presents our annual exhibition with guest artist Ivan Vostinar. Don’t miss seeing the latest artistic creations of our society members and the extraordinary

combination of both art and sculpture that is Ivan.

REPRISE: TAKES ON THEN @ To 28 Sept. Rayner Brothers Gallery New paintings by Peter Ireland, Mark Rayner and Paul Rayner.

HOME BEAUTIFUL

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

E V E N TS WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB



Sat 14 Sept – 20 Oct, Sarjeant Gallery 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 colour-filled celebration of creativity and artistic expression.

Sun 1 Sept, 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. Allwelcome. Contact: Michael 027 436 2454.

ARTWORK: PETER CAMPBELL

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To 27 Oct, Sarjeant Gallery 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

Fri 6 Sept, 7pm till late Savage Club Hall, 65 Drews Ave. Whanganui Musicians Club Special guests BB and James, expats banjo and guitar maestro’s Catherine Bowness and James Paul, plus blackboard muso menu. BYO drinks & nibbles. $10 / $5 members. www.wanganuimusiciansclub.co.nz

THE FINE ART OF GIVING To Mar 2014, Sarjeant Gallery This long-term exhibition features 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.

ONGOING EX HI B I T I O N S



BLOOD & KOKA KOLA  BOOK LAUNCH Sat 7 Sept, 5.30pm. Space Studio & Gallery Please join us to celebrate One Eyed Press & Space Gallery are pleased to announce the launching of Blood and Koka Kola, a collection of 24 short stories by Whanganui writer Christodoulos Moisa.

GUITAR AT THE OPERA 

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Sat 7 Sept, 7.30pm. Opera House. Classical guitar recital with Federico Quercia.

OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS

WANGANUI FESTIVAL OF GLASS

To 13 Oct 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.

Sat 7–15 Sept, 10am–4pm daily Info Centre @ 45 Taupo Quay Arcade (opposite Stellar) An incredible festival with so many events you need the Event Guide. Exhibitions, events and workshops. Full details in the Event Guide and online www.wanganuiglass.co.nz Enquiries: Helen 06 345 7029.

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

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.

KNITTING & CO



Sat 7 Sept, 1.30pm Paige’s Book Gallery, 60 Guyton St. Creative projects and discussion. Enquiries phone 06 348 9095.

VOCAL AND  INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT Sun 8 Sept, 2pm, St Paul's Hall Cooks St. Music Society event. Gold coin donation. Members free. Afternoon tea provided.

ACOUSTIC CLUB



Fri 13 Sept, 7pm Jolt Café 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy great coffee and great music.

FLY MY PRETTIES HOMELAND TOUR



Sat 14 Sept, 8pm. Opera House Songs reminiscent of the acoustic styles of their early releases; this mammoth tour introduces the collective’s iconic high production show and cast of burgeoning kiwi talent to heartland New Zealand for the first time. $45, bookings Opera House

WHANGANUI LITERARY FESTIVAL



Sat 14–22 Sept 2013 Fri 20 Sept, 5.30pm, Grand opening. Sarjeant Gallery, all welcome. A boutique festival for all readers, writers and booklovers. Fringe and Children's events over 14–15 Sept,

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while main events are held from 20–22 Sept. Visiting writers this year are: Witi Ihimaera, Joe Bennett, Gregory O’Brien, Judith White, Grant Smithies, Christine Leunens, John Adams, Xanthe White, Geoff Thomas. More information from www.writersfest.co.nz

Book Online: dashtickets.co.nz numbers Limited. www.wanganuimusiciansclub.co.nz

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Sat 14 Sept 10am – 5pm – Preliminary Round. St Paul’s Church Hall, Cooks St. entrance Wanganui’s high achieving young musicians compete with short instrumental recitals. Vocalists compete for the Nita Oldham Trophy. Door sales only Adults $10, Students $5

STAN WALKER BEE & THE EDGE



Mon 16 Sept, Opera House $55. Tickets Opera House

IRMT WANGANUI  SONJA WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECITALS Fri Sept 20 6pm - Finals. Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, Grey St. Door Sales only – Adults $15 Students $5. This is a Foundation Music School event.

AFTER HOURS MUSIC  AT THE MUSEUM Fri 20 Sept, 7pm. Atrium, Whanganui Regional Museum. This month is new talent night. We have three fantastic local high school bands from Nga Tawa, Collegiate and Cullinane. $5 admission. www.wrm.org.nz

OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS AND HOME BEAUTIFUL



Sat 21 Sept, 11am, Sarjeant Gallery Assistant Curator, Sarah McClintock and Gallery Educator, Sietske Jansma will give a talk in the recently opened collection-based exhibition Other Voices Other Rooms and the children’s art exhibition Home Beautiful that was created in response to it.

SOUNDS OF SPRING VIOLIN RECITAL



Sun 22 Sept, 3pm. Sarjeant Gallery Fumiko Koshikawa (violin) accompanied by Sam Baker. Fumiko recently won the Regional Chamber Music Contest. Sam Baker, Tutor at Collegiate and graduate of Oxford University. Gallery Mem’s $5, non $7.50. Tickets Sarjeant. Musicians for the Sarjeant fundraiser.

TALK BY HERITAGE CONSERVATOR, DETLEF KLEIN



Wed 25 Sept, 7.30pm, Sarjeant Gallery Two pieces of Italian late 18th Century furniture known as the Medici Secretaire and bureau bookcase were returned to the Gallery after extensive conservation work by Heritage Conservator, Detlef Klein. Detlef gives an illustrated talk about the conservation project.

PUBLIC RAKU FIRING  Sat 28 Sept, 9am–1pm. Art Centre rear, 19 Taupō Quay. Wanganui Potters Society invites you to try your hand at this exciting practice.

TRINITY ROOTS



Sat 28 Sept, 7pm till late Savage Club Hall, 65 Drews Ave. Trinity Roots plays at this Wanganui Musicians Club promoted event.

 Film  Heritage  Literary

BAND OF HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES



Wed 2 Oct, 7.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School. See advert for details.

FILM SOCIETY



Mon 2 Sept Double Feature: Black Island, White Island In Spanish, Catalan and French with Subtitles | Explores the collaboration between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and Catalan architect Germà Rodriguez Arias. Together they designed four unique houses in Chile and France where Neruda lived and wrote until 1973. A Mão e a Luva - The Story of a Book Trafficker Roberto Orazi | Brazil/Italy | 2010 Exempt | 65mins | In Portuguese with Subtitles | A Mão e a Luva is the book that inspired poet and musician Ricardo Gomez Ferraz to start a silent revolution, turning his house into a library for the children of his favela, and keeping them away from drugs, prostitution and crime. Mon 9 Sept Tony Takitani In Japanese with English Subtitles An elegantly stylised adaptation of celebrated Japanese novelist Murakami Haruki’s strange story about a solitary illustrator who tastes fulfilment with a woman who can never have too many clothes. “As elegant and precise as an impeccably cut diamond.” – LA Times Mon 16 Sept Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film In English and French with Subtitles Pip Chodorov’s film delves into the history of avant-garde cinema in Europe and the USA from early post-war pioneers through to the founding of New York’s Anthology Film Archives, surveying a generation of artists who pushed the boundaries of the medium. Mon 23 Sept The Awful Truth Packed full of gags, double entendres, and witty remarks, this zappy and sophisticated screwball comedy stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn as a squabbling couple who divorce then jealously attempt to undermine each other’s attempts at new romance.

OT H ER ST UFF 

28 Sept, 10am start. Boyds Auto Barn, 3 Pickwick Road, Wanganui. Viewing Friday 27 8am–5pm & Sat 7–9.30am Range of vehicles, equipment and even antiques. Details on www.boydsautobarnauction.com

HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

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 Community / Cultural  Talks 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.

ARTIST-RUN EXHIBITION GALLERY

7pm, Embassy Theatre. Admittance to members only. 2013 Half-year memberships now available for $45 or try a 3-Film Sampler for $30. More info: whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz

BOYDS AUTO BARN AUCTION



62 Guyton Street Hanging walls = 8.9m + 8.1m x 5m (door in middle). Window frontage on Guyton Street. Per week = $200 Per Fortnight = $300. COMMISSION FREE. Contact Rena 027 310 2055

STUDIOS FOR RENT Space Studio & Gallery are expanding and we have 8 studios soon to be available for rent. Studios are filling up fast so inquire today. [email protected]

OUT OF T OW N TAYLOR-JENSEN FINE ARTS 33 George St, Palmerston North All About New Zealand: New Work by Gaye Downing and Don Hill To 10th September Experience a taste of nostalgic farming life & exquisite landscapes along with old style still life and a bevy of native birds. Clay and Fire: The Ceramics of Estelle and Bruce Martin & Rowan Dicks: Fine Furniture 13 Sept – 8 Oct Reception for artists – Fri 20 Sept 5–7pm Ceramics fired in a Japanese style anagama kiln to produce the most stunning effects and skillfully designed and hand crafted furniture by a master joiner from UCOL.

Wanted: Event coordination and publishing assistant for contract work If you are wonder-person with a range of skills in writing, great people skills, accuracy, good with numbers and can handle technology then please send me your CV. Your own up-todate computer and printer are essential, Apple Mac preferable. You should also be prepared to walk the streets to deliver fliers and posters. More details on www.artunltd.co.nz Send to: ArtUnLtd, Helen Craig, 238 Wicksteed Street, Wanganui 4500 by 15 September. Phone enquiries 06 345 7029.



Join a walking tour of our fabulous heritage buildings and sites. See advert

September Cover Image Alice Cooper | Mike Marsh An image from the exhibition at Space Gallery.