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Galleries & Museums Awa Art Hub Glass-Enamel Gallery & Sculpture Courtyard Heina Petzold & Eva Busch 1 Gloucester Street, near Dublin Street Bridge Thurs, Fri and Sun 11am to 4pm or by appointment Phone 0226282103 www.evabusch.co.nz Ceroc Dancing Wednesdays from 6.30pm Fridays from 6.00pm Peat Street Studio, 82-92 Peat St Facebook and www.ceroc.co.nz Liz Frith 02102054038/[email protected] gmail.com Craig Winton Jewellery Open by appointment. Come and see my latest creations or commission a hand-made piece of jewellery. Also offering jewellery workshops. Ph: 021 145 1440 www.craigwinton.com Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery 17 Taupo Quay Wed - Fri 10.00 - 3.00; Saturday 9.00 - 1.00 and Sunday 10.00 - 1.00; closed Monday except Public Holidays 10 - 3.00. www.fineartswhanganui.com Contact: 06 3482080 / 027 535 8669 GALLERY 85 85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui Wed-Sat, 11-3 www.85glasgow.com INKT Shop/Gallery Pens, Ink and NZ artwork 17 Victoria Avenue Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm Sat 9am-2pm Ph 06 262 8080 www.inkt.co.nz

Ivan Vostinar Gallery and Studio 7 Rangiora St, Castlecliff Thursday 10-4 Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-4 Sunday 10-4 Other times by appointment Ph: 06 927 6828 / 021 256 9236 www.vostinar.com Juxtaposition Gallery & Gift Boutique 25a Drews Avenue Tues – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am – 1.30pm Contact Tanya: 027 765 37 38 / 06 213 4918 Leftbank Art Supplies 19 Taupō Quay Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am to 1pm Ph 06 345 0949 [email protected] CLOSING DOWN SALE Louise Herdman Mosaics 50 Guyton Street Open Wed - Fri 12-4pm, Sat 10-4pm And by appointment Mosaic workshops available Enjoy mosaics and other creative art workshops here! 027 375 4715 / www.mosaicpictures.co.nz MiNZ Shop/Gallery Summer Hours Mon-Fri 11am - 5.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am to 2pm. 1 Victoria Avenue Contacts: [email protected] co.nz [email protected] New Zealand Glassworks 10am to 4:30pm, Every day 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui, 4500 New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) is the new national centre for glass art located in Whanganui.

Pauline’s Gallery and Studio Environmental works in pen and paint 4 Barrack Street Open By Appointment Phone: 02102238837 https://www.paulineallomes.com Rayner Brothers Gallery 85 Glasgow Street, Whanganui Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 3pm www.raynerbrothers.com Red Door Gallery 88 Putiki Drive Thu – Sum 11.00am - 4.00pm Group of Artists working in differing media Contact Peter 0211009070 Renata’s Art & Framing 17 Taupō Quay. Mon 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Tue – Fri 10am – 5.00pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm Ph: 06 348 4463 www.artandframing.co.nz

Space Gallery & Studios 64 Taupō Quay Tues – Thurs 9am-1pm Friday 12-4pm Sat 9am-1pm Ph 027 371 8595 www.spacestudiogallery.co.nz CLOSING FRI 21 DEC RE-OPENING AT: 66 Taupo Quay 16 February! The Croft Gallery/Studio Pottery, sewing, knitting & crochet Paintings, prints, photos and cards. Happy to “sell on behalf of”. A little gallery in a garden setting. To make an appointment to view or for more information contact: Joanna Ginn on 06 344 5255 / 021 028 29126 Wanganui Arts Society Cook’s Gallery Trafalgar Place, Wanganui Open Monday & Tuesday 10.00am to noon and some Saturdays

River City Artists Thursdays, 9.30am to 4pm Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St Artists of all levels, beginners to established artists Lovely rooms with heat pumps; tea/ coffee provided Free parking. Bring your own lunch. Contacts: V Donkervoort 343 6316 / 0274 599 448 or W Kelly 344 5495 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupo Quay Mon - Sun, 10.30am - 4.30pm Also upstairs in the i-site, Wanganui Visitor’s Centre, 31 Taupo Quay Weekdays 8.30am - 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am-3pm www.sarjeant.org.nz

Whanganui Regional Museum 62 Ridgway Street Mon-Sat 10am – 4.30pm NOW FREE TO ALL VISITORS www.wrm.org.nz CLOSING FRI 23 NOV RE-OPENING AT: Watt Street Sat 19 Jan! Yellow House Café Cnr Pitt & Dublin Streets Open 7 days, 8am to 4pm Enjoy art with your coffee!

For a full list of future annual events go to: www.awaeventguide.co.nz. See I-Site Wanganui for details on all events. Mainstreet Christmas Parade 8 December 2018, 2pm www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Cemetery Circuit 26 December every year (note road closures) Wanganui Opera Week 7 - 20 January 2019 25th Anniversary! www.wanganuioperaweek.co.nz Vintage Weekend 19 - 21 January 2019 NZ Masters Games 1 - 10 February 2019 www.nzmg.com Glass Symposium 15-17 Feb 2019 Artists Open Studios 23 - 24 & 30 - 31 March 2019 Openstudios.co.nz

www.awaeventguide.co.nz Advertising and listings: Deadline circa 20th of the month for publication on the 1st of the month. (NB 14 Dec for Jan 2019) $10 per event listing and adverting rates start at $60 plus gst for a quarter page. WE PRINT, TWEET AND FACEBOOK YOUR EVENTS Contact for all info: Karen Craig, [email protected] 021 1323 939 Thanks to: Designer Jemma Bates Printer H&A Design & Print Proofreader Margi Keys Thanks to Whanganui District Council for its support for the Awa Events Guide.

Out of Town Galleries YELLOW CHURCH GALLERY SH1 Mangaweka Resident Artist Richard Aslett OPEN Weekends and most other days 10am - 5pm 06 382 5774 / 027 52 666 12 www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery

Off The Wall Gallery 180 Victoria Avenue hrs Wed - Sat 11 - 3 (or by appointment) 021 988 487

COVER IMAGE Cover image: Happy Holidays and Celebrations from the AWA Event Guide Team!

Wanganui Repertory Theatre Presents


In Association with

Written by Roger Hall


Directed by Chris McKenzie Summer holidays at the bach!

Collective Summer Show And Christmas Exhibition! Paintings - large and small; Etchings, Woodcuts, Sculpture, Jewellery, Needlework Art and surprising little Boxes, HandMade Albums and ‘Anything Books’.

Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery, 17 Taupo Quay, Whanganui. Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri, 10.00 - 3.00 Saturday, 9.00 - 1.00 Sunday, 10.00 - 1.00 Closed Monday except Public Holidays 10.00 - 3.00

Evening Shows 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st December Matinee Shows 15th, 16th, 2018 22nd & 23rd December 6:30pm Start. 2018 2:00pm Start. Tickets $25 with concession. Available at Royal Wanganui Opera House, St Hill Street. Door Sales Available, Cash Only.

Sat 19th Jan 2019



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For details on opening hours and locations, please see our Gallery listings. NATURES FORMS

Fri 30 Nov to Sun 9 Dec Pauline’s Gallery & Studio A joint exhibition by Pauline Allomes and Simone Jacquat, two artists whose work complements and reflects the beauty of nature. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) THE CROFT GALLERY/STUDIO Pottery, sewing, knitting & crochet. Paintings, prints, photos and cards. Open now for Christmas presents! A little gallery in a pretty garden setting. Contact: Joanna Ginn on 06 344 5255 / 021 028 29126 SPACED OUT

EXHIBITION - WANGANUI ARTS SOCIETY Sat 1 Dec to Sun 23 Dec Cooks Gallery, Rutland Street Annual members’ exhibition with a variety of new works from members. Great ideas for Christmas gifts. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) FINE ARTS - COLLECTIVE SUMMER SHOW Sat 8 Dec to Thu 18 Jan 2019 Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery A Christmas exhibition from Collective members. Paintings, etchings, woodcuts, sculpture, jewellery, needlework art and lots more. All available to buy for a unique Christmas gift. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) CONOR CLARKE: THE END OF WORDSWORTH STREET Sat 8 Dec – Sun 17 Mar 2019 Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay NZ-born, Berlin-based photographer presents her post-Tylee cottage residency exhibition, featuring new photographic and video work for her time in Whanganui, Auckland and Berlin. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) THOMAS CRUZ – A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS

DECEMBER 2018 YOU SWING, I SWAY To Sat 22 Dec Gallery 85 New works by Rachael Garland (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) PICTURE PERFECT PASTELS NADIA BLENKIRON To Sun 23 Dec Mangaweka ‘Yellow Church’ Gallery, SH1. Nadia is a renowned graphic artist producing posters, clipart, and drawings. Award winner at the 2017 Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries. An exhibition of over 20 large-format colour pastel drawings of famous people, places, and iconic advertising imagery. (See our ad and gallery listing for more information) JANE AUSTEN To Mon 24 Dec Juxtaposition 25a Drews Ave (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) IN THE HAND To 21 Jan Sarjeant Gallery Object Space. I-Site 31 Taupo Quay A group show featuring ceramic, jewellery and mixed media works all linked by their intimate scale. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times) 125: CELEBRATING WOMEN FROM THE COLLECTION To Sun 17 Feb 2019 Sarjeant on the Quay 38 Taupo Quay. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times)

Sat 1 Dec 5.30pm to Fri 7 Dec Space Studio & Gallery, 64 Taupo Quay 30 artists combining for a dynamic end-of-year show. (See Gallery Listings for opening days and times)

WANGANUI GREYHOUND % RACING Wednesdays from noon, Friday nights from 4.30pm Hatrick Raceway Free entry, bar, TAB and restaurant on site. www.wanganuigreyhounds.co.nz CEROC DANCING Wednesdays and Fridays Peat Street Studio 82-92 Peat Street (Cnr Peat St and Pitt St) Facebook / www.ceroc.co.nz (See Gallery Listings for times and prices) RIVER CITY ARTISTS ! Thursdays, 9.30am to 4pm Christ Church Community Hall, 243 Wicksteed St Artists of all levels, beginners to established artists. Lovely rooms with heat pumps; tea/ coffee provided. Free parking. Bring your own lunch. Contact: V Donkervoort 343 6316 / 0274 599 448 Or W Kelly 344 5495 FILM SCREENING: EDITH ! COLLIER - A LIGHT AMONG SHADOWS Thu 6 Dec, 6.30pm Confluence, 15 Watt Street Whanganui Michael Heath’s film about Edith Collier from Whanganui. Part of Thoughtful Thursday documentaries as a fundraiser for the Sarjeant Redevelopment. Tickets $10, limited numbers. Tickets from Sarjeant on the Quay or phone 06 345 0506 WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB  Fri 7 Dec, 7.00pm Lucky Bar & Kitchen, Wilson Street Trio Brad Kang (guitar), Umar Zakaria (bass) and Mark Lockett (drums) General Admission $20; Member and student concessions apply.

Sat 8 Dec 5.30pm to Fri 21 Dec Space Studio & Gallery, 64 Taupo Quay My newest exhibition is an exploration of sculptural objects through painting. CONCERT - TATTLETALE  All are based on objects found in SAINTS different museums; some famous, Fri 7 Dec 7.00pm WANGANUI CITY GUIDED  NOT AS WE KNOW IT some intriguing. Final exhibition at 64 WALKING TOURS Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay TIME20191/11/2018 11:47:29 Sat 1 Dec to WedPROOF 20 Feb Taupoa.m. Quay premises. Nashville-based duo, the Tattletale Depart from i-Site Sarjeant On the LAST Quay, 38 Taupo Quay (See Gallery Listings for opening days Saints return home, performing a mix Contact: 06 349 3258 RUN: 11/10/18 WAG-SPAD1031152629 New Directions SIZE: in Glass - A group and times) of old and new songs, along with the Cost $10 per person exhibition of innovative works that band’s take on classic country, pop and cross-pollinate glass with other media. BEST BEFORE – REVIVING American songbook hits. Door Sales CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES% (See Gallery Listings for opening days THE USELESS $25, pre- sales $20 from Sarjeant on the Sat 1 Dec 12.00pm - 5.00pm and times) Sun 16 Dec to Sun 6 Jan 2019 Quay or phone 06 349 0506 Wanganui Racecourse Milbank Gallery Wanganui Jockey Club’s 170th DANIEL MILLS – MURALIST 1B Bell Street Whanganui WHANGANUI MUSICIANS Celebrations Sat 1 Dec to Mon 31 Dec Fascinating NEW art by Volker CLUB NIGHT www.wjc.co.nz Inkt, 17 Victoria Ave Hawighorst from Taranaki. Fri 7 Dec, 7.00pm Celebrate Christmas Selected works from painter and Open Tues-Sun; 11am to 5pm DECK THE WALLS ! Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave muralist Daniel Mills. Part ink and Bring your food and drink and our Sat 1 Dec 4.00pm wash, with some gouache, pencil local musicians will help you rock your Gallery on Guyton. 62 Guyton Street, sketches and limited-edition prints. way to Christmas. Open Mic 7pm, Whanganui Includes early ideas and designs of Featuring ‘Dust Till Dawn”, ‘Shaker’, Gallery on Guyton’s Christmas existing Castlecliff murals. ‘Blue Veins’ and others. exhibition, where you can buy unique, (See Gallery Listings for opening days affordable gifts. It is cash & carry with  and times) DENDROCHRONOLOGY WARD OBSERVATORY changes. All art works under $100. GLEN HAYWARD Fridays 7.30pm or sunset To Sun 2 Dec (whichever is first!) WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB  Sarjeant on the Quay, Cooks Gardens, access from Sun 2 Dec 6.30pm 38 Taupo Quay St Hill Street. St John’s Club, Glasgow Street (See Gallery Listings for opening days Entry is by donation (suggested charge Holiday Season Party Night and times) of $2). Phone: 027 245 8066 with For further information, call Ken on queries or alternative viewing times. 022 431 5434 STOCK GEMS To Wed 12 Dec NEW ZEALAND ! WANGANUI AMATEUR Milbank Gallery 1B Bell GLASSWORKS – MARKET DAY DANCESPORT CLUB SOCIAL Street Whanganui Sat 8 Dec 10.00am - 3.00pm Sun 2 Dec, 7.00pm -9.30pm 7th - 20TH January 2019 Selected works highlighted NZ Glassworks, 2 Rutland Street St Andrews Hall, Bell Street in the Front Gallery Glass Market – Buy NZ Glass Art, Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin. Social Open Tues-Sun; 11am to samples, unique gifts. dances. Visitors welcome: $10 each. 5pm Contact: Graeme 027 434 1823  MAINSTREET HEADS ROAD CHRISTMAS PARADE ART JOURNALING CLASSES  To Sat 22 Dec Sat 8 December 2018, 2pm COMMUNITY Rayner Brothers Gallery www.mainstreetwanganui.co.nz Tuesdays, 5.30-7.30pm Rayner Brothers annual LeftBank Art Supplies, 19 Taupo Quay end of year group Get creative by learning a variety of exhibition featuring an techniques, media and array of cranial-themed activities for art journals. works by 40 artists. email: [email protected] (See Gallery Listings for 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE opening days and times) NEW ZEALAND OPERA SCHOOL


Whanganui Opera Week



 www.facebook.com/awaeventguide  #awawhanganuievents WHANGANUI MUSICIANS  CLUB Sat 8 Dec, 7.00pm Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave At home with Leo,Clever and Constance. An adults -only evening of hilarious musical mash-ups. Popular songs to irreverent makeovers. Tickets: Eventfinda: $15 members, $20 non. Enquiries: Annie Keating 021 154 615; Clare Gibney 021 022 79729

 ARTFUL CHRISTMAS BONANZA Sun 9 Dec 10.00am to 3.00pm Marton Arts and Crafts, Grey Street, Marton A fun family day, members along with local artists and artisans will be active across the centre. ARTIST TALK ! – CONOR CLARKE Sun 9 Dec 11.00am Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay Photographer Conor Clarke will discuss her exhibition ‘The End Of Wordsworth Street’ via video call from Berlin. Free. WANGANUI MALE CHOIR  –120TH JUBILEE CONCERT Sun 9 Dec 2.30pm Central Baptist Church, 285 Wicksteed Street “Celebrating Men” with guest artist Ben Power (piano) and Guitarsfire Trio. Adults $20, Students free. ART FIX : THE END OF ! WORDSWORTH STREET Thu 13 Dec 2.00pm Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taup Quay. Assistant Curator Jessica Kill will lead discussion of Conor Clarke’s post -Tylee residency exhibition. Free. THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY N – YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN Thu 13 Dec 6.30pm Confluence, 15 Watt Street Whanganui premiere screening of a NZ 2019 Oscar submission. Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei stunned the world with her canary yellow dress, as worn by Rihianna in 2015. Pietra Brettkelly’s well crafted film about this mystery designer. (see advert for payment details) DICK WHITTINGTON & HISN CAT Thu 13 – Sun 23 Dec Wanganui Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street A pantomime by Roger Hall Tickets: RWOH $25 with concession Door Sales Cash Only (See Advertisement for more details) VIBE – YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Sat 15 Dec 3.00pm - 11.00pm Cooks Garden WDC Youth Committee ‘Vibe’ Music Festival. Guest Speaker: Chloe Swarbrick, MP. Performances, stalls, activities, food trucks. Tickets from Whanganui I-SITE $15. SPACE STUDIO & GALLERY  CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET Sat 15 Dec, 5.30pm - 8.30pm Space Studio & Gallery, 64 Taupo Quay For an evening filled to the brim with incredible art and designer craft stalls. Split between indoor and outdoor market place. Support local artists with your Christmas buying.

WHANGANUI MUSICIANS CLUB Sat 15 Dec, 7.00pm Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave ANTIPODES –formed in Berlin, Luke Sweeting (piano) and Jake Baxendale, joined by Aidan Lowe (drums). Currently touring New Zealand. In association with the Whanganui Jazz Club.Tickets $15 members, $20 non. Enquiries: Annie Keating 021 154 615; Clare Gibney 021 022 79729 WANGANUI JAZZ CLUB  Sun 16 Dec, 6.00pm Lucky Bar & Kitchen, Wilson Street Geoff Culverwell VSOP Quintet – the Afro Cuban connection featuring Cuban percussionist Rafael Ferra. All General Admission $20, Member and student concessions apply. CEMETERY CIRCUIT Wed 26 Dec (note road closures) Cemeterycircuit.co.nz

SUNDAY GRAND JAM  Sun 30 Dec, 6.30pm The Grand Irish Pub, St Hill Street Free. Relaxed sing-around session for acoustic musicians, singers and listeners. All abilities & styles of music. www.facebook.com SundayGrandJam WHANGANUI OPERA WEEK MUSIC Mon 7- Sun 20 January 2019 25th anniversary! www.whanganuioperaweek.nz

SUMMER RACEDAY Thu 10 Jan, 2019 12.00pm to 5.00pm Wanganui Racecourse www.wjc.co.nz


RIVERCITY CABOODLE Sat 19 Jan, 2019 www.vintageweekend.co.nz

ART WORKSHOPS VEDIC ART SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 Sat 5 Jan - Sat 12 Jan, 9.45am - 4pm daily Whanganui Swedish Vedic Art Tutor Lovisa Limseth will be facilitating the foundation course, the continuation course and a family Vedic art course. Come and immerse yourself in a week of self-discovery and colour-filled bliss.Vedic art is for every one... it allows your soul to paint; a creative retreat. Book: https://www.vedicart.com/