Harakeke | Flax Weaving Wananga Cambridge Community Marae

Friday the 1st of July – Sunday the 3rd of July 2011. Location: Cambridge Community Marae | Tutor: Toni Herangi To secure your place telephone Sophie Tipene 07 827 3795 Be in early Maximum 15 participants First in first served!

Supported by Creative New Zealand through Cambridge Community Arts Council

The programe: Friday Powhiri 4:30PM – 9:30PM. Saturday 8AM – 9PM (with meal breaks between Noon – 1PM and 5-6PM (you are responsible for your own food). Sunday 8AM – 9PM – with meal breaks between Noon – 1PM and 5-6PM (you are responsible for your own food). Supported by Creative New Zealand through Cambridge Community Arts Council.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Peter Lange

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Peter Lange on Cambridge Town Hall piazza

Peter Lange‘s Brick Boat and Holidays in Huntly on the Cambridge Town Hall piazza, today, Saturday the 23rd of October 2010. Looking up at the town hall from the little roundabout this evening, while on another mission, I could see the brick caravan and spotted the corrugated iron sail through the trees thinking I was seeing a Jeff Thompson I was unfamiliar with. On closer inspection no – so much for my art radar.

Whamiltron Bluegrass Muffin – live – Bicycle Wreck

Hopefully a superior version of this hoot of a colaboration will surface all in good time. For the present enjoy mine – the live mashup from three of Hamilton / Waikato’s finest. Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Big Muffin Serious Band and The Trons. Friday, the 18th of June 2010 Meteor Theatre, No1 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand. I’m really sorry you missed it.

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Cambridge New Zealand Gracelands community art project

Cambridge New Zealand Gracelands community art project I hope this goes well. A member (client) of the Gracelands Cambridge whanau is working on an project for the 2010 Telecom Art Awards – i.e. the one where the winner ends up on the cover of the telephone book. The aim to make a Cambridge focused artwork based on the submission of 300 individually submitted / commissioned reflections on fear. Submissions and information are being handled by Graig cambridgeATgracelands.org.nz. N.B. My contribution based on a screen grab made a few days ago.

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Jonty is curious

And again this morning. I like this. The chap on the plinth is advertising his cellphone number on the tallest of the signs inviting one and all to text him. Some of these messages he is transcribing to his prepared placards. Well planned and executed. He is holding a message which says Jonty is curious – which sums up my response rather nicely.

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Leamington Art Group

Cosy in the Leamington Domain Band Rotunda Leamington Art Group members Brenda and Margaret paint and host visitors to their studio, today, Saturday the 11th of July 2009. Established in March this year the group meets here on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Some of the work, of the twelve members, is availabe for sale and adorns the walls – more can be found on the walls of Your Cambridge News across the river in Empire Street Cambridge. For further information ring Joyce on 07 823 3168.

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At the Govett-Brewster

At the Govett-Brewster

During the early 1980s I visited the Govett-Brewster often. I have done so regularly, at least annually, since. Today’s visit is a little perplexing. I feel a tad out of the loop. Murray Hewitt’s works are interesting though Untitled (2007) and Spin works (2008) seem pedantic to me – Weeping Waters – I like along with – and I visit the strip mall at Waiwhakaiho (The Valley) to see it – 21 (2008). How I interpret this is beyond me – at present. Suffice to say after hearing many stories of Mitre 10 Mega store – there are apparently twenty-one about the rohe – my first visit to one – is well most captivating – it is huge. Kim Paton’s lichen-like instalation The Wal Mart Effect (2008) on ‘c deck’ is mmm. I just start thinking about the vibrancy of Taranaki and how much I am enjoying being here. Len Lye, of course, but so little. I am sure I can hear, in my memory, much more resounding bongs when Universe is activated. But I have enjoyed Wind Wand from a variety of view points – both by day and night. That just leaves Alistair Tong’s Meccano Rotary Cowshed – Taranaki.

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