Central Leader : November 12th 2010
6 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 NEWS The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust proudly present their WE NEED YOUR HELP to help the National Burn Centre Please bring this event to the attention of your boss/CEO and ask them to book a table for YOUR COMPANY! All proceeds to the National Burn Centre An ideal way to entertain clients and staff while supporting a very worthy cause. With special guest speaker Friday 3 December From 7.30pm at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre 770-834 Great South Road, Manukau The Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister be interviewed on stage by Paul Holmes CNZM. Your MC - Kerre Woodham, entertainment by Ewen Gilmour and dance the night away with Black Salt. Tickets are $1850 + gst for a table of 10 and include a uperb three course dinner and complimentary drinks. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW by phoning Shandall on 09-531-5910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Turn your special qualities into a rewarding career in social work, mental health or counselling at Manukau Institute of Technology. Bachelor of Applied Social Work Certificate in Social Services National Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Diploma in Counselling (General or Young People specialisations available) Make helping others a rewarding career APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. Faculty of Education and Social Sciences 0800 62 62 52 | www.manukau.ac.nz 7566 000105 subs IN BRIEF Eco-fashion event A unique eco-fashion event, The Big Shwop, is set to hit Auckland this Sunday for an afternoon of fun and frocks. Held at the Langham Hotel's great room, the event will enable women to freshen up their wardrobes without making a dent on their bank accounts. Participants are asked to bring along up to 20 items of fashionable, barely worn, quality clothes to be exchanged for vouchers and then they will be able to use the vouchers later in the day to purchase other items. The Big Shwop runs from 10am to 2pm at the Langham, 83 Symonds St. Tickets are $20 which include eco-gifts and skincare products, purchase from www.thebigshwop.co.nz or at the door. Gr8 Day Out The Balmoral School grounds will become a field of fun and activity for the community as part of the Balmoral Gr8 Day Out. There will be something for everyone at the central Auckland school this Saturday from 2pm to 7pm, including stalls, live entertainment from the legendary Graham Brazier, covers band CVE and The Danny McCrum band. Plus talent from the school will be showcased in the Balmoral's Got Talent final. The event aims to raise money that will go towards the purchase of interactive whiteboards, library books and a sound system for the new auditorium. Artists carve out a name By CARLY TAWHIAO Maori carving: Creative designer Carin Wilson with his sculpture, named Pou Hihi. It is part of a major exhibition of Maori carving on show at Kura Gallery. The display, on until 2011, is one of the few opportunities to see a broad collection of contemporary Maori carving in one space. Photo: JASON OXENHAM New Zealand's esteemed and emerging carvers are con- tinuing to gouge out a name for themselves by mixing the old with the new. Carin Wilson, Clive Fugill, Ross Hemera, Hepi Maxwell and Matt Smiler are just some of the 22 experts dis- playing their carved works at Kura Gallery in an exhibition called Te Toi Whakairo Rua. The show runs until the new year and comes in response to the inaugural 2009 exhibition which saw a large number of carvings sold to local and overseas collectors. Contributing artist Mr Wil- son has been designing and making furniture and inter- iors for 30 years and says the inspiration for his artwork came directly from the wood. I'd characterise it as a spiritual relationship.'' He says with the age of internet comes a deeper understanding of the uni- verse and how it fits around Maori creation stories. It's what we now know to be the wisdom of our elders. Carving is traditionally about storytelling but we have the liberty to take traditional stories and add a new spin to them.'' To do this the Grey Lynn resident may collaborate with other artists or use a variety of materials including stain- less steel. Cutting shapes provides opportunities for expression that timber alone doesn't,'' he says. I like to combine the two elements. My kaupapa is about Maori art enlivening our architecture.'' Owner Jude Dods says Kura Gallery is passionate about raising the profile of carving in New Zealand in both traditional and contem- porary forms. There are amazing things happening in Aotearoa. Visitors rarely get to see so many carvers' artworks together. This exhibition is a way of exposing the extraord- inary talent.'' She says on a personal level Te Toi Whakairo Rua is about meeting people and learning about their artistic inspirations and how they express it through their work. It's also a great chance to spend time with our artists catching up, sharing stories and having lots of laughs.'' Gallery manager Vicky Thomas agrees. We couldn't do this with- out those relationships.'' Te Toi Whakairo Rua is now showing at the Kura Gallery in the PWC Tower, 188 Quay St in the city. Visit www.kuragallery. co.nz or call 302-1151 for more information.
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