Northern News : November 17th 2010
8 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 WE WANT YOU Please help us to help the National Burn Centre. Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3. OPERATION THE MAD BUTCHER AND SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS TRUST COMMUNITY Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM. Chairman, The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust KAYAK EXPO Canoes & Kayaks for Fishing, Touring, Playing & Fitness. Paddle, Pedal, Sail, & Motorised. Kayaks for the whole family. All the Leading Brands available. Over 100 Kayaks For Sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday 19th, 20th, & 21st November. VENUE: Corner of Walton & Albert Streets, Whangarei. Be Inspired! Our friendly and experienced tutors will support you all the way! We offer: • Business Administration & Computing • Small Business Management • MYOB® Training (Mind Your Own Business) • PracTESOL® (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) The place to learn Te wãhi akonga Practical Education Institute is an NZQA registered Private Tertiary Establishment Learn new skills without leaving your home or workplace! Education that works for you! Freephone 0800 22 55 97 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Text your name to 5353 Visit www.pei.ac.nz Art competition looks JAFA-tinted One-eyed: Kerikeri High School student Danielle Terrizzi's painting One-Eyed won the Rona Swallow Art Award for Bay of Islands area students in year 12 and 13. ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann The people who make art their business are mostly imposters. -- Pablo Picasso BDO Painting and Drawing Awards at The Centre What has happened to art worldwide? Is it all just a farcical game? Artists who enter com- petitions -- is it about your ego, your art or the money? I have never been an advocate of art compe- titions because they are set up to inflate a few egos and shatter the rest. This exhibition has a diverse selection of art ranging from very good to mediocre to how on earth did that get chosen'. Believe me, there are a few of our elite' artists' work in the latter category. The show is by no means a fair represen- tation of Northland's art or artists, emerging or not and certainly not a showcase of our best. Where are all the Hokianga artists? I have serious doubts as to the judge John Gow's selection process and criteria. He seemed more impressed by the winner's credentials than the actual art work. Was his overall selec- tion viewed through JAFA-tinted glasses, I wonder . . . hmm. I strongly recommend a change in the judging system for next time and possibly more than one judge, one of which should be an artist. It is embarrassing for our serious artists and an insult to their integ- rity to be represented alongside work by Sunday painters. This is a prestigious show and should be taken very seriously by artists, judges and all involved. It is probably the most controversial exhibition ever seen in Kerikeri and has certainly created a stir among those in the competition and those viewing, and there ain't nothing wrong with that. A show definitely not to be missed. Other exhibitions worth visiting The art of dis- tinguished Maori artist Rua Paul at Haratu Kororareka Marae, The Strand, Russell. Rua has successfully brought Maori carving into the 21st century with a series of exquisite pieces. Within the Square: An exciting, travelling tap- estry exhibition at Ori- gin Arts and Crafts, Kerikeri Rd. Reconstruction: An exhibition of thought- provoking works by Kay McGowan who is not afraid of pushing bound- aries with her ideas and innovative techniques in mixed media -- always true to her ideals and philosophies. Yak Lollies: Wall art in resin -- tongue-in- cheek with a twist gifts for Christmas or that someone who has every- thing at Loft Design and Gallery, Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. In Memoriam Emily Ellis. You may have left us, but your beautiful art remains forever. ARTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER Until Dec 5: Reconstruction: Work by Kay McGowan at Kaan Zamaan, 372 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. Until Dec 9: Broken Hearted: New work by Theresa Reihana at Village Arts, Kohukohu. Opening preview on November 13 at 11am. Until Nov 21: Within the Square: A travelling tapestry exhibition at Origin Arts & Crafts, Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. Until November 21: BDO Northland Painting and Drawing Award exhibition at The Centre at Kerikeri. Exhibition open Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm and Sat- Sun 10am-4pm. Koha/ donation at the door. Until Nov 24: Mixed Messages: NorthTec Graduate Show at Old Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei. Until Nov 28: Mark Graver etchings, The Harbin Series, at Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. Nov 17: NorthTec Bachelor of Applied Arts students present Arts Showcase at BOI Campus, Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri from 5pm- 8pm. Nov 19: Electro-acoustic Irish-Kiwi duo Sanders Alley perform at the Swamp Palace, Oruru. Doors open at 7:30pm. Entry $15.
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