Northern News : February 9th 2011
11 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 ARTS Mid North Honda Mid North Honda State Highway 10 Waipapa Ph. 09 407 7736 OPEN SATURDAY MORNINGS Now$12,830+GST Was $13,330+GST "Call in and see me and I'll add $750 worth of kit for FREE. Includes bull bars, tow ball mud flaps dog mat and seat cover." MATT KING Your local Honda and Husqvarna Dealer 2010 TRX 420FPA Ex-demo Special! Paper and thread tie into locations ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Organic art: Sally Bristow's debut solo exhibition is at Kaan Zamaan Gallery in Kerikeri. Do not worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. -- Robert Henri Both Sides Now at Kaan Zamaan British-born Sally Bristow has her debut solo exhibition at Keri- keri's reputable Kaan Zamaan Gallery. This show highlights the artist's passion for her materials -- paper and thread -- and her location, the England's Norfolk marshes and coastal Hokianga. The works are elegant, intimate and ethereal. The textured thread marks and descriptive colour, aptly depict her chosen locations and suggest narration in a similar way that Aust- ralian bark paintings do. Sally's art is distinctly organic and by using paper and thread makes these works a perfect metaphor for the fra- gility of her locations. Her assemblage Rip Taid, constructed with driftwood, fabric and wire is something one could expect to joyously discover washed up on Mitimiti Beach. Her work demands to be viewed close-up where you will find intricate thread patterns resem- bling Polynesian tattoos. This show is an exquis- ite, artistic journey into the recesses of the artist's subconscious and should not be missed. Buz Bryant-Greene at Trusslers Buz was a finalist in last year's Kerikeri National Piano Compe- tition. Last Thursday he charmed and delighted his fans with a stunning recital at Gerry and Annie Trussler's home in a convivial and intimate atmosphere. Buz's well chosen programme was a demonstration in the musical balance of brain and heart. This young man plays with intense passion and impeccable dynamics and expression. His technically chal- lenging Bach, Schuman and Liszt pieces were performed with vigour and accuracy and were quite spectacular in parts. The highlight for me were the short Sibelius piano pieces played with a sense of confidence and complete accord and garnished with a touch of his infectious humour. Buz is well on the road to becoming a major force in NZ music. Bravo. MASS Ensemble at The Centre I gave this show a favorable review when it first came to Kerikeri in 2006 -- it was a resound- ing smash hit. Since then they have upgraded their perform- ance which has been seen in Mumbai, Sao Palo, Rome, Dubai and the closing ceremony of World Expo in Shanghai. Step inside the instru- ment, as MASS's signa- ture invention, the Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument, lit- erally transforms The Centre into a musical instrument -- check it out on www. massensemble. com. There are two per- formances at The Centre on February 19 and 20 -- see you there. ARTS CALENDAR FEBRUARY February, Affordable art classes, for adults and children in Kerikeri. Painting and drawing, abstract, creative writing, a new creative arts class. Phone Joy on 407-7284. February 3-27, Prints from the Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland tutored by Mark Graver at Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd. February 4-27, Waitangi Perceptions of Identity, place and history by Hokianga artists at Rawene Art Gallery. February 5-27, Both Sides Now, new work by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. February 5-Mar 3, Some are Obsessions, by Jill Reilly at Village Arts, Kohukohu. February 5-13, Paintings by Wendy Laurenson, in the yellow window building behind Waterfront Cafe, Mangonui. February 12, Art Auction, at Opononi Resort Hotel, viewing 1pm, auction 5pm. Proceeds to Rawene Hospital for equipment. February 12-March 5, Botanical Notebook, and installation by Beverley Cox at Village Arts, Kohukohu. Preview 2pm February 12. February 15, Eklekktika Trio, David Adlam clarinet, Tom Pierard cello, Ya-Ting Liou piano at Frontline, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $20 from The Scullery, Kerikeri, or at the door. February 17, Tomas Hurnik -- baroque cello, at The Church of John the Baptist, Waimate North at 7.30pm. Tickets at door or www. baroquemusic.co.nz. February 18-20, Darjit, weekend workshop at Origin Art and Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd, $200 plus your materials. Booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: 021-484-890. February 19-20, MASS Ensemble, The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $65 and $50. Until February 20, The Sea and all That it Brings, latest work by Origin members at Origin Art and Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd. February 25, Habbadam, award wining young folk trio from Denmark at Swamp Palace, Doubtless Bay at 7pm, $10 at door. Until February 25, Days at Sea, Dean Wright photography at Loft Design, 3 Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. MARCH March 1, Party Girls, starring Geraldine Brophy, Pinky Agnew and Lyndee-jane Rutherford at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $59. March 10, Comedy, with The Canadian Club Real NZ Tour at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $25 and $22. March 17, Power Tutus on Tour, with Pinocchio and Verdi Variations at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm $45, $35, $25. March 24, Michael Jackson Tribute, at The Centre Kerikeri at 8pm, $69, $64, $49. Art breathes life into office Art link: From left: Dorothy Tairua-Rudolph (Ngati Hine), Maxine Wynyard (Ngati Manu), Juliane Reti (Te Kapotai) and Jan Graham (Ngati Kuri/Ngati Kahu) with the illustrated panels inside the Kawakawa Community Link offices. A cold and uncaring business was how some people viewed the Work and Income office in Kawakawa. But a project to dis- pel that notion by bringing young people's artwork into the newly named Community Link centre has worked wonders. Kawakawa Com- munity Link assistant service centre manager Jan Graham organised the project. For many years, Work and Income car- ried a stigma of being a cold uncaring business which put statistics ahead of people. I wanted to change that impression, and bring the whanau feeling of our unique community into our office,'' Jan says. The transition into a Community Link gave the perfect opportunity to do so. The children, who attend the Nu Flo Youth Centre in Kawakawa, were asked to draw who they were and where they came from. This resulted in the creation of artwork panels depicting three iwi and hapu in the Kawakawa rohe -- Ngati Hine, Ngati Manu and Kapotai. Each panel is a col- lage illustrating manu (birds) and includes an explanation in the children's own words of how the manu relate to their iwi or hapu. The panels have proved to be popular with family and visitors and have brought about a genu- ine feeling of belonging for Work and Income in the Kawakawa Com- munity Link office'', Jan says.
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