Northern News : November 16th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 ARTS Keoghans Showcase Jewellers 66 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri Phone 09 407 7424 E-mail: email@example.com DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS % OFF 50 UP TO Right into Outdoor Power Equipment z n . o c . p o h s l h it s w w w STIHL SHOPTM Waipapa Shop 1, The Palms Klinac Lane, Waipapa Phone 09 407 6140 SUMMER'S HERE TIME FOR A TRIM DON'T LIKE MONDAY? LOVE SUPER SATURDAY! ONE-DAY DEALS COMING... ...Put it in your Diary so you dont miss Super Saturday, 26 November 2011 in store. TRUST AND ESTATE CLAIMS Jo Baguley Lawyer & Director He would turn in his grave - We understand the heartache of estate disputes Let Jo sort it The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz Fabulous artworks among the vines ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Art outdoors: Sculpture in the Vines was held at Brajkovich Vineyard in Kaikohe. It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. -- Shanna LaFleur Sculpture in the Vines Kaikohe The opening to this exhi- bition last Friday was an elegant affair replete with fabulous Ivana Wines and platters of delicious canape ´s. The Kaikohe Community Arts Council hosted this unique exhibition of sculp- ture beautifully presented in the actual Brajkovich vine- yard so viewers were given the opportunity to discover at their own pace artworks among the vines. Most of the pieces on show were by local artists and ranged from Jill Reilly s con- troversial Kaikohe Rocks -- Let s Mine It through a range of whimsical works; Megan Hindmarsh s Foxy Lady, Emily Glew s There s Room on my Broom for Two, Sasha Wilson s Pimped Book Shelf to a selection of some fine wooden sculptures and Ohaeawai Primary School s papier mache Elliot the Dino- saur. Star of the show for me was Richard Moor with his magnificent pounamu pieces. Congratulations to all involved with putting this show together. I hope last weekend s suc- cess will be an inspiration for you to make this an annual or biennial event. When visiting Kaikohe do not miss calling into a new gallery on the main street -- Passion 8 -- owned by Jill Reilly, where you will find a treasure trove of interesting art, craft and collectables. Ngai Tahu 32 at Turner Centre This performance by Atamira Dance Company was Maori contemporary dance at its very best -- a visually stun- ning stage presentation with dramatic lighting and haunt- ing music. The path of water from front to back of stage through which all the actors either glided, waded or crawled throughout the per- formance -- genius! Ngai Tahu 32 is a poetic dance per- formance following one man, Wiremu Potiki, and his journey through time. The choreography is grace- ful with all movement in slow motion capturing the dream- like mood of the ethereal jo u r n e y--aq u intessential work of art. Bravo! Carol Maher at Turner Centre Lunchtime concert last Friday saw our local diva per- form to a capacity crowd. Carol gave one of her best vocal performances confirming she still has it with a selection of songs including Bizet s Habanera, a memorable Spiritual Medley and captivating Broadway show tunes including a delightful duet All I Ask of You with one of her prote ´ge ´s Tommi Skipage who also sang a stunning Think of Me. Carol together with her inimitable charisma is a treasure and thank heavens we have her here! Cloak at Art Upstairs An innovative exhibition of works inspired by the word cloak . Invited artists together with Art Upstairs artists were challenged to present art pieces on this theme with the end result a collection of art representing just how varied and exciting interpretation can be with a glimpse into the artist s psyche. Hmmm. Exhibition ends December 2. BOI P&I Talent Show, Waimate North An improved talent contest this year with a higher stan- dard of talent. Organiser Roger Ludbrook was delighted with the turn- out and wishes to thank Gemtime Jewellers in Kerikeri for their contri- bution. First prize went to Taylah Barker, 2nd Lucy Shand and 3rd Alana Curtis -- congratu- lations and well done. 27-year career draws to a close In the picture: Okaihau College arts teacher of 27 years Barry Birchall. Getting set to hang up his school brushes but take up his home studio ones again is Okaihau College s arts teacher Barry Birchall, who plans to retire shortly after 27 years service to the school. Pictured here among portraits of himself, created by his students for display at the college s art exhibition last week, Mr Birchall said he was looking for- ward to getting back into his home studio to paint -- and finding time to indulge his other passion, fishing. CORRECTION Following our story about high school art exhibitions last week, a Kerikeri High School art teacher points out that his name russell (small r ) giles (small g ) is not capitalised and that he is one of three art teachers at the school and not head of the arts department. He attended Ilam School of Art (Canter- bury University).
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