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Gallery on Guyton 62 Guyton St. Wed – Sat, 11am – 4pm Ph: 027 310 2055 [email protected] www.facebook/galleryonguyton Leftbank Art Supplies 19 Taupō Quay Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat 10am to 1pm Ph 06 345 0949 [email protected]

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AUDITIONS Fri 14 to Mon 17 Mar Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North

Rayner Brothers Gallery 52 Guyton Street, Whanganui. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 10am – 1pm. www.raynerbrothers.com Sand Hill Studio Gallery 170 Heads Rd. Wed – Fri 12pm – 4pm, Sat 12 – 2pm or Ph: 06 347 8442 www.sandhillgallery.co.nz Sarjeant Gallery Queens Park. Mon – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30 pm. www.sarjeant.org.nz Space Gallery & Studios 64 Taupō Quay Tue–Sat, 12–4pm Ph 027 371 8595 www.spacesutdiogallery.co.nz Whanganui Regional Museum Watt Street, Wanganui. Hours: 10am – 4.30pm daily. NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz WHMilbank Gallery Open most days. 1B Bell St. Ph: 027 628 6877 [email protected] Jimi & Lisa Walsh Glass & Art Studio / Gallery 49 Main Road, Waverley Township. Open most days 10am – 5pm. Ph: 027 684 3641

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Talk by Angela Newell - Creative Projects Manager from Venture Southland March 11 at 1pm, Venue TBC. Angela Newell from Venture Southland will speak to Whanganui about her role with Venture Southland as a Creative Projects Manager. Angela has initiated projects such as ‘Shakespeare in the Park’, the ILT Kidzone Festival and The Southland Festival of the Arts and will be in Whanganui to tour her play Too far from Heaven on March 11th. Angela is also a trustee on boards including the ILT Board. She will be able to offer our community invaluable advice on sustaining the arts in a small community. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please email me if you would like to come with ‘Southland’ in the subject line. To contact me: U http://twitter.com/DeborahKapohe G www.facebook.com/deborah.kapohe m [email protected]

Future Major Events Wanganui Cricket Festival January 2015 Wanganui Opera Week January 2015 Vintage Weekend January 2015 Rivercity Caboodle January 2015 M2C (Mountains to Sea) Multisport Event 4 – 6 April Jet Sprint Championships Round 5 – 5 April Pu ˉanga Whanganui Matariki Festival June 2014 McDonalds Mud Muster 18 October 2014 www.sportwanganui.co.nz Hoop Nation Labour Weekend – Oct CEMETERY CIRCUIT December

JET SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS Round 1 – Dec For a full list of future annual events go to www.awaeventguide.co.nz See I-Site Wanganui for details on all events.

Rental Space Gallery on Guyton Wonderful gallery exhibition space available for 2014 exhibitions. Phone Rena 027 310 2055, Email: [email protected] Facebook: Gallery on Guyton Whanganui Space Gallery Mini Market Open Studios Not part of Open Studios and want to be? We are hosting a market on Sat 22 March, for fine makers and crafters to be apart of this fabulous event. Info contact [email protected] co.nz (spaces are limited).

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Edith Gallery Whanganui UCOL, entrance from Taupō Quay. Tue–Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 11am–1pm (closed Sun – Mon) www.ucol.ac.nz

Quay Gallery Upstairs in the new I-site, Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupō Quay. Weekdays 8.30am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm

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David Traub Glass The Glass Factory NZ 21 Kings Ave, Wanganui. Open daily by appointment. Art work, gifts and classes. Ph: 021 113 7970. www.glass-newzealand.co.nz

I am calling for Whanganui musicians and bands to submit three tracks by emailing their MP3s to [email protected] A soundtrack will be compiled for playback over the Council phone system to provide exposure for local musicians.

Whanganui Music wanted


Chronicle Glass Gallery & Studio 2 Rutland St. Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm www.chronicleglass.co.nz

McNamara Gallery Photography 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui. 11am – 3pm Tue – Sat www.mcnamara.co.nz


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Art & Framing 19 Taupō Quay. Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4460. www.artandframing.co.nz

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Louise Herdman Mosaic Studio 50 Guyton Street, Wanganui. Open Mondays 1 – 4pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm 027 375 4715 www.mosaicpictures.co.nz

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Book an audition time: Contact: Kay Nagy 021890806 [email protected] See also ‘Auditions’ page on: www.abbeymusicaltheatre.co.nz


send a messenger pigeon, help out the Captain and stoke some coal.

Not JUST sitting on a boat enjoying beautiful scenery!

sailings weekends and on request (depending on numbers) Contact: www.riverboats.co.nz or 06 347 1863 or [email protected]

Taranaki Art Auction 21 March 2014, 7pm viewing 8pm auction 259 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth http://www.canteen.org.nz/member-events/ taranaki/canteen-taranaki-art-auction

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N EW E XHIBITIONS NUDE STAR Sat 1 Mar, Opens 5.30pm To 7 March Space Studio & Gallery New Paintings by Patrick Cush. Spoon to Windfall Tue 4 Mar, Opens 5pm | To 15 Mar Edith Gallery The HUB Faculty annual staff exhibition. Paul Johns Fri 7 Mar, Opens 5.30pm To 28 Mar McNamara Gallery Photography Ltd. “Christchurch likes to call itself ‘most English city.’ ” LITTORAL DRIFT Sat 8 Mar, Opens 5.30pm To 14 Mar Space Studio & Gallery Group show by Felicity Priest, Deb Frederikse, Jenn Dickie, Sue James, Jill Stegmann, and Fiona McGowan. Revisit the Whanganui / South Taranaki Coast. Paintings, video, ceramics, glass, drawings. Alison Ross Loughnan 15 Mar, 1pm Mangaweka Yellow Church Gallery, SH1, Mangaweka Exhibition of new works by Alison Ross Loughnan. Oils, Watercolours, and ink drawings, of the Rangitikei and other rural scenes. Free Entry. www.freewebs.com/ mangawekagallery WINDOW FACES Sat 15 Mar, Opens 5.30pm Space Studio & Gallery Recent paintings by Ben Dingle. Wanganui Top Art Portfolios Mon 17 Mar To Fri 21 Mar, Open 10am–3pm M–F Edith Gallery, Whanganui UCOL An exhibition of Wanganui schools Art portfolios submitted for NCEA L 3 in 2013. Separate AND Together 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30 March Gallery on Guyton A variety of local artists and their creations exhibiting as part of the Artist Open Studios. Starting Point Fri 21 Mar, Opening 5.30–7pm 22–30 Mar . Daily 10am–4pm Community Arts centre Taupō Quay An exhibition of artwork from each studio participating in Artists Open Studios Whanganui. A SENSE OF PLACE Sat 22 Mar, Opens 5.30pm To 28 Mar Space Studio & Gallery A photographic essay that captures the community spirit of the Whanganui Saturday Riverside Market by photographer, artist and author Christodoulos Moisa. Wi Taepa at the Museum Sat 22 to Sat 29 March This internationally acclaimed Whanganui artist will share his expertise. Watch or book a class – where your work will become a part of his evolving exhibition, based on a theme of Building Communities Together. Keith Grinter Sat 29 Mar to 11 April Space Studio & Gallery New works by artist Keith Grinter.

O NG OIN G E XHIBITIONS DUET To 15 Mar Art and Framing, 17 Taupo Quay An exhibition of painting and photography by Anne Johnston.

LOVE GONE WRONG To 15 Mar Rayner Brothers Gallery A wonderfully haunting exhibition featuring all new sculptural works by Rachael Garland. La Fiesta Exhibition To Sat 15 Mar Gallery on Guyton In collaboration with the La Fiesta Festival, celebrating local women artists. Art works for sale and activities to join.www.facebook/galleryonguyton WHMilbank Gallery To 12 Mar: Trusttum’s 1973 Self Portraits To 31 May: Compass + Points: Dennis K Turner – Portfolio of 1992 Pacific Motif. Tennis Anyone: Selected works from Trusttum’s extensive Tennis series. Degrees of Rememberance To 8 June | Quay Gallery An exhibition of work by graduates of the Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic, UCOL Whanganui Quay School of the Arts & School of Design: Katie Breckon, Dominic Burrell, Martin Poppelwell, Ben Pearce, Karin Strachan and Joseph Salmon. Sarjeant Gallery All Exhibitions close on 2 March and a new era will begin. Call into the Sarjeant, have a last look around and join us for a farewell cup of tea or coffee between 1 and 4.30pm on Sunday 2 March. The temporary location at 38 Taupo ¯ Quay will open in May. Visit www.sarjeant.org.nz for info. WITH BOLD NEEDLE AND THREAD Vintage needle craft from Rosemary Mcleod’s personal collection, plus a selection of Rosemary’s own work based on designs from a by-gone era made in a more contemporary context. JOAN GREHAN A small tribute exhibition of paintings by the late Whanganui artist Joan Grehan, 1920–2007. ADRIAN JACKMAN: MINIMAL WAVE Auckland based painter Adrian Jackman was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage from March to May 2012. Abstract paintings inspired by a local palette of colours drawn from the natural and built environment in Wanganui. THE FINE ART OF GIVING Two wonderful pieces of late 18th Century Italian Furniture known as the Medici Secretaire and Bureau Bookcase and Lord Leverhulme’s gift of William Richmond’s A Greek Water Carrier in Egypt. A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS A rich and eclectic exhibition of work from the collection selected by Sarjeant Gallery staff. Whanganui Regional Museum MINKISI To 11 May 2014 Art & Belief in West and Central Africa. Dramatic and provocative statues and masks owned by Whanganui collector Desmond Bovey. House of Bones To Oct 2016 “Discover, uncover what’s under the skin” A mad array of skulls, skeletons and bones from the Museum collection tells how bones work, what they are made of and why they are important. LIVING OCEANS Living Oceans is an exhibition of sea creatures that uses curriculum-based education and public programmes to promote ocean conservation and health.

E V E NTS  THE RIVER TRADERS, WHANGANUI'S MARKET BY THE RIVER Saturdays 9am–1pm | Market Place. Including the Whanganui Farmers Market with local food producers alongside the best of local enterprise. Art, craft, books, jewellery, come for breakfast, stay for lunch.  SPACE MONSTER Start 9pm. Space Monster, Corner Rutland & Drews. $10 1 March Superdirt + Kapt'n Dirt (France) 7 March Big Rick + Mermaidens + The Pussywhippers 14 March Cameltones + Tapeman + Parties 28 March Grayson Gilmore + huff  Historic Riverboat Wairua Upokongaro Lunchtime Cruises Tues – Fri, departing 11am returning 2:30pm To Book: 0800 924 782 or [email protected] or www.whanganuiriverboat.co.nz  Whanganui Riverboat Centre ‘Waimarie’ Sailings weekends or on request (depending on numbers). Not JUST sitting on a boat enjoying the beautiful scenery! Send a messenger pigeon, help out the Captain and stoke some coal. Contact: www.riverboats.co.nz or 06 347 1863 or [email protected] Wanganui  Greyhound Racing Wed’s 12–3:30pm; Fridays 4:30–9pm Hatrick Raceway, 216 Guyton Street Free Entry

 Wanganui Walking Tours Sat & Sun, 10am and 2pm, $5pp Happy to arrange other days/times through Whanganui i-site.  La Fiesta Festival To Wed 12 Mar The fifth year of celebrating women in our awesome Whanganui town. To find the programme online check out the Women’s Network Facebook page, Classic Hits, or Eventfinder websites. Cancer Society ‘Relay For Life’ Sat 1, 12pm to Sun 2 March 12pm Cooks Gardens

 Pop-Up Museum Sat 1, 8am to 1pm At ‘Relay For Life’, Cooks Gardens  Castlecliff Driftwood & Sand Sculpture Competition Sat 1 Mar, 2–4pm Duncan Pavillion, Rangiora Street, Castlecliff Children and artists and invited create fabulous sculptures from driftwood and sand. Full details on www.facebook.co/ progresscastlecliffofficial  Sarjeant Afternoon Tea Sun 2 Mar 1–4.30pm Sarjeant Gallery doors close and a new era begins. You are invited to call in, have a last look around the beautiful building and exhibitions and join staff for a farewell cup of tea or coffee. Whanganui  Musicians Club Fri 7 Mar, 7–11pm Savage Club Hall ‘Madhatters’ is our theme, come down for a night of great music and laughter. $10/$5 members. Annual Subs due, only $20 join up now. Pop-Up Museum Sat 8, 8am to 1pm At River Traders Market.

March 2014

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Vocal Zone  Performance Academy Sat 8 Mar, 10am–4pm Majestic Square Info Day for Vocal Tuition, Artist Development, Group singing, Glee Club (13–24). Open to all ages and any styles. www.facebook.com/vocalzonenz 06 343 3122 or 027 213 2782

Friday of the month in the Museum Atrium. All welcome. $5

 Frocks on Bikes Sat 8, 1.30pm Cost $5, Contact Judith: 348 8300 Pauls Road “Live”  Sun 9 Mar, 12–6pm Live music, many bands at 42 Pauls Road. Tickets at Gatshack or on the door. Sol3Mio Mon 10 Mar Royal Wanganui Opera House SOLD OUT

Calling All Artists!  Tue 11 Mar, 10am Mud Ducks (i-Site) A casual meeting of artists to meet and greet - please join Helen Craig and other artists the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 Whanganui Green Drinks Tues 11 Mar, 5.30pm Delicious Cafe & Wine Bar, 132 Victoria Ave Now in Whanganui. The global social networking event for sustainably-minded people, businesses & orgs. All welcome. www.greendrinks.org/--/Whanganui Too Far From Heaven Tue 11 Mar, 7.30pm Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School A provocative play examining the last night of condemned NZers, Minnie Dean, "baby farmer" & Victor Spencer, deserter. www.inverstheatre.com

 Footloose and Fancy! Wed 12 Mar, 7:30pm The finale of La Fiesta. Enjoy a night of stonkingly good music with award-winning Wellington musicians Amiria Grenell, Vanessa Stacey and DJ Ayesha. Tickets $25 (incl. cocktail and nibbles) from Mint Café and Bar. Door sales $30. Acoustic Club  Fri 14 Mar, 7pm Jolt Café 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy great coffee and great music.

Organ Concert  Sat 15 Mar, 2pm Paul Rosoman, International Concert Organist. Christ Church, Wicksteed St. $15/$10 Tickets available at door Whanganui History Series Tue 18 Mar, 7pm Davis Theatre The Whanganui History Series takes place every third Tuesday of the month. All welcome. Koha appreciated.

Theatre  / Entertainment

Beautiful Survivor  Tour with Juliagrace Fri 21 Mar, 7pm St Andrew’s Church, 42 Glasgow St. Artists Open Studios  Whanganui Sat 22 / Sun 23 & Sat 29 / Sun 30 Mar 10am–4pm daily Visit studios open around the District. Pick up an Arts Trail Guide or visit www.openstudios.co.nz

 Country Comes to Town Sat 22 Mar, 10.30am – 4pm Cooks Gardens A day out for the family, where kids are entertained and adults can be stress-free. $5/$3/Gold coin [email protected] Summer Industry Race Day Thu 27 Mar, 12.30–5.15pm Wanganui Jockey Club raceday. www.wjc.co.nz

Music at the Museum  Fri 21 Mar 7pm Attrium, Whanganui Regional Museum After Hours Music at the Museum features some of Whanganui’s best musical talent playing live every third

3 Tenors and  a Soprano Thu 27 Mar, 7.30pm War Memorial Conference & Convention Centre Operatunity. www.operatunity.co.nz FUNNY MONEY Fri 28 Mar to 5 April Evenings at 7.30 (no performance Monday) Sunday matinee at 2pm Repertory Theatre, 4 Ridgway Street A classic British farce involving a briefcase full of cash and mistaken identities. Tickets $25 Opera House. www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz Powerboat Racing Sat 29 Mar to Sun 30 Mar 10am to 5pm Dublin Street Bridge and The Railway Bridge

Social Media  Crash Course Dr Mike Dickieson Wed 12 Mar, 7 to 8.30pm Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Find out what all the fuss is about and learn how – and how not – to use social media to communicate with your customers. Admission by bank note.

Pop-Up Museum Sat 15, 8am to 1pm At River Traders Market

 Music  Film

Whanganui Karaoke  Club Open Day Sun 30 Mar, 12pm Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tupoho, Cross Street, Castlecliff Community Welcome! Bring your family for a great day of singing. $2

 Community / Cultural  Talks  Sport

Marina AbramoviC´: The Artist is Present Sat 22 Mar Performance artist Marina Abramović prepares for a retrospective at MOMA and a chance to silence the question “But why is this art?” 2011, 104mins, M. Beautiful Losers Sun 23 Mar Profiles luminaries of the 90s US underground street art movement including Harmony Korine, Shepard Fairey & Margaret Kilgallen. 2008, 90mins, M. Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940–1970 Sat 29 Mar Conversations in studios with NYC avante-gardes - from Abstract Expressionists to Pop Artists. Features Pollock, Warhol & many more. 1973, 116min, G. Herb & Dorothy Sun 30 Mar A postal worker and a librarian amass a priceless collection of contemporary art, all kept in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. 2008, 89mins, G.

Film Society 2014 All screenings Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Members only unless otherwise stated.Memberships: Full $90 / Disc. $80 / High School $60 / 3-Film Sampler $30. Join at the venue or online: whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz Opening Night: Lou Reed's Berlin Mon 3 Mar, 7pm Lou Reed's first live performances of his long underrated 1973 album 'Berlin' as captured by filmmaker Julian Schnabel in 2006. US, 2007, PG, 82mins.


Bringing Up Baby Mon 10 Mar, 7pm Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant star in this inspired screwball comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard. Howard Hawks, US, 1938, G, 102mins.

TALL STORIES FILM FEST 2014 A ten film documentary series in 3 acts. Supported by Whanganui Film Society and Creative Communities. See whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz for more details.

Rabbit à la Berlin + Esterhazy Mon 17 Mar, 7pm Two floppy-eared fables about the trade-offs between liberty and security. Public welcome by koha (notes-only please). Germany/ Poland, 2009, 66mins.

ACT TWO: LA FIESTA FILMS Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Two films by women directors explore aspects of autobiography, story-telling, and women's roles as mothers, daughters, and wives. Koha admission (notes only please).

An American in Paris Mon 24 Mar, 7pm A classic starring Gene Kelly and featuring the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin. Winner 8 Oscars. Vicente Minnelli, USA, 1951, G, 113mins.

Stories We Tell Thu 6 Mar, 7pm Director Sarah Polley excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of story-tellers. Canada, 2012, 108mins. Declaration of War (La guerre est déclarée) Fri 7 Mar, 7pm A young Parisian couple is determined to defy a tragic twist of fate in this life-affirming true story. France, 2011, 100mins, Subtitles, M. ACT THREE: ARTS AFTER DARK Open from 6:30pm for beer & pizza. 8pm at the Old Firestation (cnr Guyton & Wilson sts) Four contemporary documentaries redefine the relationship between artists and spaces. Koha admission (notes only please).

Insignificance Mon 31 Mar, 7pm Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph McCarthy converge in a NYC hotel room... Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1985, R13, 110mins.

Cover Image NZ Flag by Richard Aslett, Mangaweka Yellow Church Gallery