Northern News : October 24th 2012
3 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 24, 2012 NEWS Ribraft Concrete Floor for strength and security plus R2.2 Insulation Rating. This is the floor which is recommended for all rebuilds since the Christchurch earthquakes. START WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION Sustainable LED lights throughout your home use up to 80 percent less energy than regular bulbs, last up to 20 times longer, helping to reduce your electricity bill. ENERGY EFFICIENT VISIT WWW.GOLDENHOMES.CO.N ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE GOLD STANDA PAN1011777 NZ TO FIND OUT MORE ARD BUILDING SYSTEM Golden Homes natural air integrated ventilators are installed in all our bathrooms and toilets to help remove damp stale air. NATURAL VENTILATION A 'craftsman' at his art By HAMISH MacLEAN Touch: Kerikeri's David Knight is showing Touch at Village Arts Gallery in Kohukohu. Work: Bold colours help to separate David Knight's work from the rest. A CERAMICS artist from Kerikeri has shown that he s one to watch with his first solo exhibition in Kohukohu. David Knight s Touch at Village Arts Gallery runs until November 1. The sense of touch is probably the most important thing for me, Mr Knight says. His exhibition, called Touch, is all about that. But it s the colours in his work that are likely to catch eyes. For me glazing is my way of painting, he says. I can see things in it. I turn it around and little landscapes start appearing. Things just emerge from it. They emanate from it. He says he doesn t sit and think about patterns in his work. His glazing is spontaneous and bright. He s not afraid of colour. And his pieces stand out for their vibrancy. I just like the intrigue of the colour, for me, colour is a language. It s a way of commmunic- ating, rather than verbally and people can come and make their own conversa- tions with it. That s what s important. The conversation that viewers have with his art though is one that goes beyond the sense of sight though. To appreciate Mr Knight s work, one really has to pick it up. He enjoys watching people interact with his work. People not being afraid to pick it up, he says. If people see a nice bowl, I don t want them to just look at it. We get taught: Don t touch, don t touch! And there s this fear of it ll break, it s really fragile . But really it s only fragile if you start bashing it around. How often do we pick up things. It s the whole tactile nature of it. I want people to pick it up. I do. Don t be afraid of doing it either. You get something from it. I don t want people to be afraid to touch things. He says that as his work continues to grow he s becoming more confident as an artist. I want to go and make my mark with this, I think I can, there are these little devel- opments now, these little stepping stones that are starting to fall into place. But he says that his goal is to stay true to who he is. He s just a down-to-earth guy who makes ceramics and it doesn t have to be about the high-minded world of art. He says he likes the word craftsman. And he s focused not simply on creating art, but also the production side of ceramics where he can make functional objects for people s lives. Mr Knight says that focusing on life as a craftsman helps him with the serious work of making art. You have to have both, to survive as an artist you really need both: You need your functional things that you can just sell, and you need a range of it as well, the art stuff you can sell it for more, but until you get up there, it doesn t sell. With a pragmatic approach, Mr Knight says that he hopes to get to the point where he can truly focus on art. Practically, if I want to keep making that I have to keep making the production stuff to survive -- to buy my next bag of clay and my next bag of clay. You ve got to have both, you ve just got to have both. Touch has 23 bowls, a number of games and vari- ous art objects by Mr Knight. It s not a head thing for me, it s a soul thing. Touch runs at Village Arts Gallery in Kohukohu until November 1. ARTS CALENDAR EVENTS Hot Ginger Gallery -- Pink,A celebration and tribute to women for women. Fundraiser also for Breast Cancer Foundation. Works by Hot Ginger artists and fashion extravaganza by Heike Ngan. Sausage sizzle and yummy treats available. Preview and opening: October 27 at 11am. Open daily. 10am till 4pm, 389 Kerikeri Rd. Kerikeri High School Art Department presents, The Great Annual Art Exhibition, Opening October 26, 7.30pm, then Saturday and Sunday, 10am till 3pm, high school auditorium Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri. This year's exhibition features a people's choice Award. Artwork includes painting, sculpture, prints, photography, design. Years 7 to 13. Village Arts in Kohukohu presents, Touch a ceramic affair by Dave Knight of Kerikeri. Opens 1pm October 6 to November 1. Gallery at 1376 Kohukohu Rd, open 10am till 4pm daily. The Incredible Instability of Life, works on paper by Ina Claus at Kaan Zamaan. October 19 to December 11 Kaan Zamaan Gallery, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Keri Blue, art, ceramics, fudge and jewellery. Open daily La Fille Mal Gardee, (the wayward daughter) is a comic ballet for the whole family to enjoy. October 26 to 27. Matinees 11 am and evening shows 6.30pm. Tickets from Poppies Bookstore Kerikeri, or online at northerndance email@example.com. Contact Lisa Pieri at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Be Free auditions, Have you got talent? Contact Tony Harrison at email@example.com, phone 09 4077 860 or 021 583 986. Creative Northland, presents a free two-hour workshop: 10 Ways to Engage Arts Audiences Online -- delivered by leading arts consultant Vicki Allpress Hill of The Audience Connection -- on Wednesday, October 31 at the Turner Centre. In this engaging, informative and practical workshop you will learn how to connect with your audiences online, making more effective use of the existing tools available to you. It will give you confidence about your online marketing and an understanding of what to best focus on. suitable for arts managers, non-profit managers, community arts workers and entrepreneurs.Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kerikeri Little Theatre Company stages Alan Ayckbourn, Season's Greetings -- a classic look into the lives of a rather dysfunctional family. A great night out for you and your friends. November 8, 9, 10 at 7.30pm, Turner Centre. Book at 09 407 0260. Do or Di -- Wonderful singing, three-part harmony, jazzy arrangements, piano and accordion solos. All are applied to the hits of Doris Day and Dinah Shore with outrageous style and energy while the audience guesses which diva was the hit- maker. Wonderfully interactive, oozing with musicality and good humour, this show delivers more happiness per bar than any show you've seen in years. Book at the Turner Centre. World Vision's new Kids for Kids concert, Happy Days, Jam-packed with popular sing-along tunes, the show promises a huge fun night out for the entire family. Featuring the one and only Suzanne Prentice. November 20 at Turner Centre, 7.30pm. Beatlemania, at Turner Centre, November 21. The Bay of Islands Singers, will be joined by singers from other Northland choirs to perform Handel's Messiah on December 9 at 3pm, Turner Centre, Kerikeri. John Jackets will direct the performance.
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