Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The No. 8 Wire - Issue 7

A fresh edition of the No. 8 Wire…
News about opportunities, projects, events, and ideas for the creative people of Wellington...

Arts on the Air

Did you know Wellington Access Radio has a weekly one hour Arts programme focussing particularly on Wellington artists? If you have an exhibition. performance, movie, special project etc. you'd like Wellington to know about I'd love to do an interview with you. How about trying your hand at doing an interview for the programme? I'd love to "show you the ropes"! If you prefer not to be interviewed we'll include your publicity in the "What's on " Arts calendar at the end of the show.
Tune to 783 AM every Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 3.00pm for "Accessing the Arts", Wellington's very own Arts programme.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Veronica Allum.

Contact me, Veronica Allum, at Wellington Access Radio, 783 AM at or telephone me on 04 385 7210


Writers Forum

Standing Ovation presents, as part of the WORDFESTIVAL, a forum for writers, poets, wordsmiths, scriptwriters and illustrators at Thistle Hall, 10 am to 3.30pm on Wednesday 14 July

Come and hear how ----

writing gets published
you get to write for the stage
you get to write for cool mags like ‘Staple’
you get to write for radio
to write for school publications on shore and off shore
PLUS lots of industry information, tips, myths debunked
all this information from
the people in the industry
and from published writers

this is a FREE forum and light lunch, tea and coffee will be served

Phone Monique on 494 0266 to reserve your place

The Forum is made possible by the Ministry of Social Development

The WORDFESTIVAL 13 to 17 July Thistle Hall, Upper Cuba St.
workshops, performances, exhibition, poetry nights, political rants, wordmarket


Orquesta Salvaje at Latinos this Saturday

The band has expanded back to 12 with new vocalist Carlos who played in bands around Acapulco, Mexico. The band are sounding pretty hot and again have some new salsa to surprise you with. It's also 'bien viaje' to a few friends as they head off to Cuba for a month. So come on down to Wellington's only Latin nightclub and check out the luscious latin sounds of Orquesta Salvaje, onstage, live at Latinos!

About Orquesta Salvaje:
A band of Wellington based musicians, Orquesta Salvaje formed in 2001 and play authentic salsa and son in the style of classic salsa bands of the seventies. from the funky Nu Yorican sounds of Ray Barreto, Eddie Palmieri and Mongo Santamaria, the non stop salsa beats of Columbia and the likes of Isidro Infante and Fruko and the classic Cuban sounds of Celia Cruz, they play it. Made up of Jazz School graduates, current Massey Conservatory students and other latin music aficionados the 12 member band matches the classic salsa orquestra line up with congas, bongo, timbale, 4 vocalists/percussionists, a 4 piece brass section, piano and bass. A CD to be out soon ...we hope.....

Orquesta Salvaje at Latinos, corner of Vivian and Tory St, Saturday 3rd July. Latin DJs from 9pm, Orquesta from 10pm till late. Price only $10.
Support local Wellington music/Imparte Salsa! from the Salsadrome and Orquesta Salvaje

New Kiwi film School Seeks Hollywood talent

Some of Hollywood's brightest young people, hand-picked by director Peter Jackson, are expected to be among the first student intake at Massey University's new School of Film. The university has just received $750,000 from Wellington City Council to help with start-up costs. The school, due to open next year, aims to become one of the top film schools in the Southern Hemisphere. Massey deputy vice-chancellor Ken Heskin said it would be an "elite" institution catering for students who wanted to make their mark internationally.

"Among them will be students from Hollywood who would otherwise go to film schools there. We see it as really important that we attract talented students from other countries as well as local ones."

He had spent hours talking with people in the film industry to develop a programme that focused on remedying current weaknesses, such as scriptwriting and entrepreneurial and management skills. Classes would complement those delivered by other national and local providers.

Though both Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh had promised to help with its development – "and make it the best film school in the world" – and Jackson had made a personal promise to help in the selection process, the council was also seen as a strategic partner, Mr Heskin said.

"It fits well with the city's creative vision. And we only need to get one or two more Peter Jacksons to get the money back in spades," Mr Heskin said.

However, city councillor John Morrison said funding the project would not be in the best interests of ratepayers.

"Sure it's sexy and romantic, but what about a school for bricklayers or plumbers?

"I am sure if we told ratepayers we were putting money into a bricklaying school they would wonder what on earth we were on about."
The university is to receive $150,000 a year for the next five years. It is expected the school will take 20 students in certificate, diploma and post-graduate studies, with the first enrolments next year.


Artist Colonies, Retreats, and Residential Communities for Creative People


Artpolotik II

The Word Collective cordially invites you to ARTPOLITIK II an open forum arts debate to be held as part of the 2004 Word Festival. Thursday 15 July 2004 7pm. Join us on this evening of open communication about the health of the artist in New Zealand/Aotearoa. It is a panel based discussion with a roaming mic, hosted by Gemma Gracewood.

An Invitation to Artpolitik II
Word Festival 2004
Thursday 15 July 7pm
Thistle Hall, Cuba Street
2 hours approx
An open Forum art debate


An health check of the Artist.
A response to CNZ’s report A Portrait of the Artist
After 5 years of substantial arts funding and support we ask where is the artist at now? What is the future of the artist in Aotearoa? Have we become too complacent with the rise of extravagant funding or are we still struggling? Is the funding even extravagant? Is there even a ‘we’? Are some of us struggling and some of us sweet?

Who is the artist?
Visual artist, performance artist, craft artist, dance artist, graffiti artist, sound artist, circus artist, musicians, furniture makers, graphic designers. Who knows? Maybe it’s you?

Platforms for the debate:

- employment
- funding and sponsorship
- infrastructure (venues/council support)
- audience response (tyranny of distance/population size)
- marketing vs reality (innovation and “creative capital”)

Invited guests from political organisations and arts and cultural institutions will share their thoughts and ideals on this topic. These institutions include: political parties, theatres, galleries, Playmarket, CNZ, WCC, training institutes, PACE and Arts Access Aotearoa, artists and patrons.

Members of the public and the arts community are invited to forward questions and instigate debate. It will be tactfully and skillfully facilitated by Gemma Gracewood. Followed by live music and informal sharing. Please RSVP by Friday 9 July to this email or telephone Craig on 389 8177


Here Comes Fringe

Fringe NZ have announced the dates for their annual open access 2005 Festival in Wellington. The Festival will run from Friday 11 February through Saturday 5 March (make sure you keep your diaries free for the big opening party on the Friday night!). Anyone interested in participating in the 2005 Festival can register their interest now by emailing Registration will be available on the FringeNZ web site soon.


Artsplash 2004: Wellington’s Young People’s Arts Festival

August 2-13
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Convention Centre, Shed 11, Westpac St. James Theatre, Te Papa, Capital E

Each year thousands of student performers and young artists, from all over the Wellington Region, descend on the Michael Fowler Centre for two weeks of high-intensity creative experiences. They come together to perform professionally produced concerts and stage events for a total audience of 25,000 admiring parents, neighbours, and community members. It’s one of Wellington’s great celebrations of talent, youth, and the artistic process!

Artsplash is Wellington’s Young People’s Arts Festival, an annual creative explosion under the Michael Fowler Centre roof—that has become one of Australasia’s largest showcases for young musicians, dancers, dramatic and visual artists. The 2004 programme has grown beyond the Michael Fowler Centre to include a visual art exhibition at Shed 11 in Queen’s Wharf, and a week of drama programming at Te Papa, Capital E, Wellington Convention Centre, and the Westpac St James Theatre. Art, expression, creativity, and unlimited talent: they are the essence of Wellington’s Artsplash Festival!

The comprehensive programme is about celebrating the talented primary and intermediate level students in the lower North Island. But it’s also about recognising their teachers and the extremely dedicated co-ordinators who help light the creative spark in our youth, and then encourage that fire to keep burning. Together, they create, rehearse, plan, and collaborate to put Artsplash on the stage and in our city. The result is New Zealand’s largest annual festival for the young and talented, and a jewel in the crown of Wellington’s cultural calendar.

The 17th annual celebration takes place from August 2 to 13, and most of the performances are open to all audiences. You don’t have to be a parent, friend, or neighbour to join us for this unique opportunity. Mark your calendar, and set aside some time to experience how today’s students express themselves and their culture through the arts. Be in the audience at the Michael Fowler Centre, Shed 11, or St James Theatre and see how young people make a splash with music, choir, kapa haka, dance, theatre, and the visual arts!


TAKE : 001

A programme of one take videos at Enjoy
Presented by Louise Tulett
Saturday July 3
12 – 5 Full programme of videos will screen all day
Featuring: Nick Archer, Chris Ashforth, Fiona Bartlett, Kaleb Bennett, Caroline Bindon , Gary Bridle, Barry Bryant, Andy Chappell, Deon Cotgrove, Douglas Crane, Ed Davis, Michelle de Silva, Daniel du Bern, Arama Eruera, James Findlater, Regan Gentry, Sandy Gibbs, Darcy Gladwin, Terrence Handscomb, Mark Harvey, Colin Hodson, Amy Howden-Chapman, Alison Jones, Rose Kirkup, Campbell Kneale, Ruth Korver, Maddie Leach, Min lee, Janet Lilo, Emil McAvoy, Lissa Mitchell, Amanda Newall, Kim Paton, Stuart Shepherd, Bevan Smith, Aloius Woodhouse

6 p.m. Performance & Closing Party
Kahu and Lachii
A film by Ed Davis with live soundtrack by Kahu
“I want to make a show of screenings about the decision to press record and the decision to stop.” – curator, Louise Tulett

This is the third and final instalment of the TAKE: 001 screening programme, a programme of one take videos presented in association with the LENGTH series. Coinciding with the last weekend of LENGTH, the entire selection of video’s will screen in the gallery from 12 – 5. Present in the space will be another series long project, Katja Fabig & James Keene’s installation Floored. The meeting of these two projects for the last day of LENGTH is a triumphant finale to a series dedicated to the investigation of time in relation to art practice and its presentation.
To see the schedule go to
With a hard copy programme available from the gallery.

At 6 p.m. Kahu, Tristan Dingemans of HDU, will perform a live sound track to the Film Lachii by Ed Davis. The presentation of this collaborative work between filmmaker and musician is a grand culmination to the TAKE:001 project. Kahu, known for his immersive performance will play for the length of Davis’ video, shot with an equal consideration for continuous experience.

Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Level 1, 174 Cuba Street
Ph 04 384 0174

Coming in the Next Edition of the No. 8 Wire:

Allan Prangnell, Senior Policy Advisor at Wellington City Council, offers an update on the new Arts Centre

The much promised invitation to participate in the Art-o-mat Project

Details on Artefacts: Wellington Artist Profile Project

Summary of projects recently awarded funding through the Council's Creative Communities, and details on how you can apply for the September grant round

Tips on using the free Google News Alert

Drive by Art update: about to hit the street!


Comments, questions, corrections, requests, news, favourite recipes…
Please send to

Eric Vaughn Holowacz
Community Arts Co-ordinator
Wellington City Council / Wellington Arts Centre
P. O. Box 2199
Wellington, New Zealand
04-385-1929 / 027-416-2190

Friday, June 25, 2004

The No. 8 Wire - Issue 6

Filed on 22 June 2004
An Electronic Alert for Wellington's Creative People


This edition of the No. 8 Wire is a hodge-podge of arts opportunities and prospects. There are now over 300 creative people on this email list, and I'm happy to add more (or remove anyone who does not wish to get such notices). If you have an item or news for the Gondwanaland Ministry of Culture, just email it to and I'll be happy to include it in the next edition of this cyber-circular.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Council's Economy & Arts Committee last week, in support of the new arts centre plan. The solidarity was noted by your elected officials, and a copy of the 40-page report that was duly endorsed is available from the WCC Democratic Services office.

For those of you interested in the Art-o-mat project, I'll have a meeting/workshop to announce in the next No. 8 Wire. Also in development is a project to print an on-going series of Wellington artist profiles as post-cards. We're using the format developed for the Visual Tourist booklet, and we'll soon begin inviting painters, dancers, film-makers, musicians, poets, and anyone else wearing a creative badge on the streets of Wellington. Thanks go to Arlo, Iva, Mark, Melissa, and Mel at WACT, for helping develop and drive this project.

And be sure to check out the New Zealand Affordable Art Show website to learn more about Wellington's next big creative event.

Many thanks for all your input, participation, and contributions,


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SH_IFT is a project orientated arts trust that aims to support emerging and experimental artists through organising temporary exhibitions in sites and spaces around Wellington. The SH_IFT trust is calling for proposals for the August exhibition titled The Ouse Project, which will take place in a disused graphic design studio/office space in the central city. Artists are encouraged to make site-specific work that responds to the architecture and/or history of the space.

SH_IFT will be launching a website soon, which will have images of the space and more information on the SH_IFT project. We are interested in receiving proposals from a broad range of disciplines, such as performance, installation, photography, sound, video, etc.

Please find attached a 'call for proposals' document which outlines the project and contains proposal guidelines. Please let me know if you would like more information, or if you have any questions about the project.

Many thanks and best wishes,
Danae Mossman

p: 0211372268


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I have attached a PDF file for Music 40 20 Computers at City Gallery Wellington, Saturday 26th June.
This event is part of the exhibition Telecom Prospect 2004: New Art New Zealand, which offers a ‘snapshot’ of the freshest, most innovative artwork currently being produced in New Zealand. The exhibition spans 4 Wellington venues including City Gallery Wellington, The Adam Art Gallery, The New Zealand Film Archive and Massey University. Music 4 20 Computers is a way for members of the public to get involved with Telecom Prospect 2004, as artist Sean Kerr will conduct and collaborate with the public and their computers to create an electronic musical feast from a modern-day orchestra!


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Aotearoa is my home, opening night Tuesday 22nd June 6-10pm and daily thru to 2nd July 9.30 - 6pm

At Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St


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Doctor: And how did you reach the moon?
Harlequin: Well . . . it was like this . . .

Louis Ducharte
The Italian Comedy

Clifford Barbaro, our drummer in residence for June (in associated with the NZIMCT and IAP), leaves at the end of the week. This is sad news as Clifford as brought a huge amount to the music community and to audiences around Wellington. However, we’re please to announce two major event involving Clifford at Happy.

This Thursday at 3pm we’re hosting a drumming workshop by Clifford. If you’re interested in drumming, a drummer, or just someone who beats too much, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a modern master. The workshop is a paltry $5 entry.

And Friday Night we have SOLAR SYSTEM, Clifford’s final Wellington concert. See below for more details.
Also, you lucky creatures, we have programme details for BOMB THE SPACE 4. Send an email request to for a complete run-down.


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I am starting to set up a new studio in 181 Tasman St.

I will be splitting my space so the rent would be approx $50 plus GST.

The previous use of this space has been a computer orientated design studio with occasional “show nights”. So there is good potential for presenting your work there.

I am also having a sale of some of my studio materials, this includes wood for painting surfaces or assemblage, found objects for assemblage anywhere from bags of pawa (found abandoned on Makara beach) thru to tiles. This sale will be from Sat 26 June 9:30 - 2pm and Sun 27th June 10am 1pm. This will be located at 181 Tasman, Mt Cook; first floor; 3rd door on the right.

I can be contacted at work: 9202 693, the studio: 973 1210, or just email me

please let anyone else know if they need a studio space. thanks


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Secret Origin of Improv
Sunday 27 June 7pm, Illott Theatre: WIT presents one action hero-packed night of super improv comedy, directed by international legend Keith Johnstone. Watch! - as the inventor of Theatresports turns kiwi comics into genius! Gasp! - as he swoops down and makes stories out of thin air! Laugh! - 'til you cry!

Songs, scenes & sketches will be made up on the spot for one night only. Don't miss this chance to see Keith Johnstone appear on stage for the first time down under.

Book early, or take your chances on the door! Groups of six get a super discount.
When: 7pm, Sunday 27 June.
Where: Illott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall.
Bookings: Ticketek (4) 384 3840, or door sales on the night. Booking fee may apply.
How much: $18 (Full)/ $12 (Group of 6/Concession)/ $10 (Child).
How long: This is an 80 minute show.
Website: Visit to read more about The Wellington Improvisation Troupe, including upcoming shows and details of courses to learn improvisation.


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Hi from James at Photospace
The Andy Morley-Hall and John Williams shows are running at Photospace gallery (not Wgtn City Gallery!) until July 12. See and also agent Lisa Alway's Exposed website where you can see other examples of John's and Andy's work, as well as the other photographers in the Exposed group.

Floortalk: Andy Morley Hall will be giving a floortalk on his exhibition and street photography in general on Saturday July 3rd, 1pm. It's free, just show up.

$1000 prize is on offer at the DayOut website, in a photo competition involving pictures of NZ's tourist attractions and other special places. Although the competition really kicks off in September, you can submit photos now if you want. Please go to for competition conditions, and the link to send the photos to.

James Gilberd
Photospace studio/gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand
(postal address: as above)
ph/fax: 64-4-382 9502
cell: 027 444 3899
Gallery hours: 10-4.30 Monday-Friday
11-3 Saturdays, closed public holidays


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A.D. Schierning: Starving Artists Fund
20th June – 3rd July 2004 Manners Mall, Wellington

If you have not encountered our heroine, FoxRox, previously within Schierning's work, then introductions may be necessary…

“FoxRox is a female superhero, an iconographic and imaginary figure borne out of frustration. She is my vent, and the only means I have to fight against the forces of evil at work within the art world and the world at large. Her arch rival, The Greed Goblin is the bad guy, a faceless and uncharismatic character. The Greed Goblin puts an end to existing conspiracy theories, because it was all him, he is to blame for absolutely everything that ever went wrong.”

A.D. Schierning invites us into the world of the comic book, pitting superhero against villain in a scenario complete with all the inherent dangers of the ‘Mall’ and the evils of the greater world. The scene is set with a miniature version of the surrounding busking site, and from this enclosure, a FoxRox figure enacts the anticipation of the artist waiting for donations to the Starving Artist Fund. You may even be lucky enough to be delighted by our busking heroine in the flesh during the weekend 26/27th June.

A.D. Schierning is currently based in Auckland and has shown in many of the New Zealand artist-run spaces and public galleries, as well as overseas. Her work ranges across pop media forms such as music videos, comic books and leather jackets.

More details and images online:

The Art box Project Trust appreciates funding from Creative NZ and the Wellington Creative Communities scheme


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FLOORED is a two-part installation project in the Length series. The first part of the project is in the hallway and foyer from 17 February to 19 June, the second part opens in the gallery at 6pm Tuesday 22 June and runs until 3 July.

FLOORED deals with the passage of time and the physical evidence that indicates both this passing of time and the passing of people. Underlying this record of time are ideas that are common to Katja Fabig's practice; the exploration of the boundaries between the tradition of painting and making contemporary imagery, and the boundaries between craft and fine art. Fabig is especially interested in expanding the physical experience of painting for the viewer, she does this with FLOORED by directly involving the gallery visitor in the making of the work.

For the first part of the installation Katja Fabig and James Keene have installed a new floor in the entrance hallway and foyer of Enjoy. The new 5mm thick floor is laid over the top of the existing one (this in itself evokes thoughts of the building up of time and history). For the finish of the floor Fabig draws on traditions of trompe l'oeil painting and craft by using a D.I.Y. kit-set from the hardware store to convincingly render the wood grain in acrylic paint.

The function of the hallway and foyer as a thoroughfare into the gallery, means the viewer must walk on the work and as a result is made a participant and contributor. The floor will remain in place for several months, over this time the painted grain will show signs of wear from the passage of visitors.

To complete the project the panels will be lifted, taken into the gallery and hung on the wall. This simple relocation returns the work to the status of painting. Visitors to the gallery will then have the chance to contemplate the pattern of wear created by those tramping in and out of the gallery. The shift in status from flooring in a passageway, to a painting on a gallery wall asks the participant/viewer to consider the effect of location on status and question notions of authorship, tradition and value in art making.

On Wednesday June 23 GOLDEN AXE, who have an exhibition at Enjoy later in the year, will be performing at HAPPY
To find out more about other upcoming events in Wellington visit the HAPPY website at

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Smokefree Arts Season of Intimate Space
The Smokefree Arts Season of Intimate Space, choreographed and performed by 2nd and 3rd year contemporary dance students from the New Zealand School of Dance, continues the tradition of presenting innovative, dynamic works by fresh new talent. It encompasses two separate works – one based on the expressive works of French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, and the other inspired by Colin McCahon. Set to a new score composed by Stephen Gallagher and Micka, along with daring lighting and stage design, the Smokefree Arts Season of Intimate Space promises to be a unique sensory experience, guaranteed to excite and astound.

Preview:Friends of Te Whaea only 7.30pm, 21 June – with a talk from student choreographers
When: 8pm, 22 -26 June and 2pm, 26 June
Where: Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
Cost: $15 ($12 Friends of Te Whaea or Concession)
Book: 04 389 9056 (automated line)
A twenty minute piece of devised theatre directed by Gene Peters as part of his technical project for the MTA (in Directing). Shifting plays with relationships as transient changing moments. How do you pack it away?

When: 8.30pm, 25-26 June and 7pm, 27 June
Where: The Garage, Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
Cost: $5 ($3 Friends of Te Whaea or Concession)
Book: 04 389 9056 (automated line)
Great Expectations
Great Expectations contains some of the most wonderful characters ever created and runs the gamut of emotions from unrequited love to remorseless betrayal. Simon Phillips, Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company and Toi Whakaari alumni, has adapted Dickens' masterpiece into a stage production boasting more than 150 speaking parts, which will all be played by 18 second year actors, directed by Miranda Harcourt and Tom McCrory. A deft mix of comedy and tragedy, the play beautifully captures the terrors and joys of life.

Preview:Friends of Te Whaea only 7pm, 28 June – with a talk from the directors
When: 7.30pm, 29 June – 3 July
Where: Auahi Kore Drama Studio, Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
Cost: $15 ($10 Friends of Te Whaea or Concession)
Book: 04 389 9056 (automated line)
Informal Showing
Every year the New Zealand School of Dance presents a series of informal studio performances. This is a great opportunity for you to experience up close and personal works in progress by the School’s classical and contemporary dance students.

When: 6pm–7pm, Thursday 1 July
Where: Smokefree Dance Studio One, Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown
Cost: Gold coin donation
Book: no bookings necessary - just turn up on the night
Mad Pride
A community show directed by MTA student Kate Tarrant. The show is performed by and for the mental health community in the Hutt Valley and celebrates identity and madness.

When: 7pm, 2 July
Where: Lower Hutt Little Theatre
Cost: Gold coin donation (mental health consumers free)
Book: no bookings necessary - just turn up on the night
Friends of Te Whaea
You can become a Friend of Te Whaea for just $25 annually. Even if you choose not to take up this offer you will continue to receive the Te Whaea News Email. Once you subscribe to the Friends programme you get access to:

* Free preview performances, special Friends performances and unique insights and networking opportunities
* The first Te Whaea powhiri of the year, where you will meet guests and the Te Whaea family
* Nola Millar Library 20% membership discount (only $40 per year)
* Lots more
Through the Friends of Te Whaea, you will help talented young actors and dancers become the best they can be. To become a Friend hit ‘reply’ and we’ll send you all the information you need.


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Hello again
We had another great multinational meeting of artists last night with a friendly introduction exercise from Guada, and valuable insights into drawing from Thayer. It was great to welcome Sarvat, a maker of beautifully costumed dolls, originally from Iran, and Tetyana from the Ukraine who showed us two stunning examples of her 'Marushka' nested dolls. The meeting room at Capital E is proving to be a friendly space which is easy to find (between the Michael Fowler Centre and the City Gallery) in Civic Square.

A reminder to all that our next meeting is on June 30, 7.30pm at Capital E. Guada will be leading a fun visualisation exercise which will involve colour and creative expression on paper to discover a bit more about ourselves and each other. This exercise will also feed into themes for our group exhibition which will be staged early next year.

If you are keen to attend on June 30, bring your favourite colour materials (e.g. pastels, crayons, pens, paint); we will provide paper and guidance. I will also bring tea and coffee and it would be helpful if you could bring your own cup!

Looking forward to seeing you all,


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Local artists and residents are invited to a small gaterhing to launch our new mural, the Oriental Bay Seascape Mural, which was commissioned in partnership with the Department of Conservation. Main artist, Ellen Coup, designed the extensive backdrop mural, an undersea scene falnked by rocky and sandy shores, and four other local painted desigend the cut-out illustrations that now adorn the wall: Amy Brenan, Manuela Adreani, Ben Walden, and Mica Still. The launch party will begin at noon this Friday, with a small reception to follow at the Orietnal Bay Rotunda. Thanks to all our artists, our team of scientists, and DOC for making it happen.