Northern News : September 28th 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 NEWS OPEN DAILY Monday to Friday, 10am -- 4pm BIG/VSL392/BOI1 30 Oakridge Drive (off Cannon Drive), Kerikeri Craig White, Manager 09 407 8549 | 0800 221 800 www.visionseniorliving.co.nz MEMBER The latest and greatest in retirement living. Vision Bay of Islands is pleased to announce the release of another new stage of retirement villas. And with design enhancements like an added sunroom in two of the villas, you may want to act quickly to express your interest. There are two 2-bedroom villas with the sunroom available for $349,000, and one deluxe 2-bedroom villa priced at $375,000. Feel free to pop in and check out the plans from Monday to Friday, and while you're here you can chat with your new neighbors and hear their thoughts on the village. We understand that selling your existing home can be a challenge. So we'll provide up to $5,000 worth of services to market and sell it, plus we'll give you up to 12 months to complete the sale. *Fixed fees for life are only available for the next 3 sales. THREE NEW VILLAS SELLING NOW FIXED FEES FOR LIFE * Eloquent drawings: United Kingdom artist Duncan Bullen. Take your time to absorb this hypnotic exhibition ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann Do you know that our soul is composed of har- mony. -- DaVinci Chromatic Fields at Art at Wharepuke Chromatic Fields'' is a collaboration between United Kingdom artist Duncan Bullen and pian- ist Jamie Crofts, that centres around a limited edition book. It emerged from a series of conversations in which they shared their inter- ests in composition, notation, drawing, music and silence. The project brings together musical compositions for piano and colour pencil drawings. Most of Jamie's Chromatic Field compositions consist of 176 single notes -- 88 notes of a piano played once through, then repeated. The main dif- ference between each piece is the order of the notes. Chromatic music makes consistent use of most or all of the 12 pitches used in western music. Jamie uses the word Field'' to describe a consistent abstract tex- ture in his music. In Duncan's drawings colour relations are set in motion by single points (notes) of colour pencil arranged in pat- terned formations. The patterns are all formed from a square grid, which has been pulled and stretched. These drawings all utilise a nine-colour palette which consists of three secondary colours; orange, green and violet and six intermediary colours; yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange. Colours are arranged, repeated and distributed evenly across the surface, giving no preference for one colour or mark more than another. This is a posi- tively stunning exhi- bition which requires time to absorb and should not be viewed in a hurry. Duncan's drawings'' are mesmer- isingly hypnotic and gracefully eloquent, in perfect harmony with Jamie's music, interpre- ting silence as an active, transforming and pre- eminent condition for composition and percep- tion. Take time out to see Chromatic Fields. Peter Geekie Collec- tion at Paihia Library I have always had a fascination with what artists have in their per- sonal art collection. Here is an opportunity to experience just that. This exhibition features part of Paihia artist Peter Geekie's extensive and eclectic collection. As in the past when I have been in the presence of another artist's collec- tion the obvious questions sprung to mind -- what does he see in that work, why on earth would he have it, did he actually pay for that? Of course it is all about personal taste -- thank heavens. In this show it is refreshing to see a delightful mixed bag of art across a wide range of mostly local artists past and present including some of Peter's own work. I personally find it strange that some artists have mostly their own work on show at home and wonder why? Artists in Peter's collec- tion include: Paul Ander- son, Joan Coleman, Ivan McNeill, Marg Morrow, Yvonne Rust, Chris Wilkie, Jo Hardy, Alex Milsom, Mary McKay, Cherry Lawrie, Laurent Julien, Bruce Williams and Steph Sheehan. A powerful exhi- bition at Kaan Zamaan In Sane Pain by Wiremu Wilson- Diamond at Kaan Zamaan Kerikeri is by far one of the most powerful exhibitions I have seen in a while and definitely should not be missed. This gallery is now open daily. My review will appear in next week's column. New work at Art Upstairs Paint meets Clay is an exciting new exhibition by this group of inspired artists who have been joined by Rod and Mar- guerite Davies of Fern Pottery with their elegant, affordable pieces. Art in the vines has fun for all The Kaikohe Com- munity Arts Council is organising a sculpture exhibition titled Sculpture in the Vines at Brajkovich vine- yard Ivana Wines, Guy Rd on November 11-13. The aim is to have fun and to encourage people of any age to have a go at creating a sculpture. Brajkovich Wines are showcasing their wines with the launch of a new summertime bubbles. They are also opening their vineyard to the public for the first time. The invitation-only official opening of the event is on the even- ing of November 11. It features a powhiri and blessing, wine and cheese, and entertain- ment from local choir Bella a Cappella. On November 12 the event opens to the public via gold coin entry, with food and wine sales and enter- tainment from noon from Hokianga jazz band Shinglebob. November 13 is a great day out for all the family with music jam sessions and a kids' corner. If you are interested in taking part, exhibit- ing or showcasing your works, email the Kaikohe Community Arts Council on artinkaikohe@yahoo. co.nz or phone Jill on (09) 405-7816 and leave a message. Entry forms must be received no later than October 10.
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