Waiheke Marketplace : Nov 3
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster ca the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. are, Some memories never fade. 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New committee aims to fix gallery finances Operating loss: Waiheke Community Art Gallery relies on grants and donations, the sale of art and members' subscriptions to survive. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES The future of the Wai- heke Community Art Gallery could be in jeop- ardy after announcing a $31,000 operating loss. Discussions at the gal- lery annual general meeting revealed the financial results sent by the gallery to its members showed a profit of $27,000. But this was because of the inclusion of the headland sculp- ture exhibition sponsor- ship funds for use in the 2011 exhibition in a consolidated financial report. Gulf Accountants director and gallery treasurer Bill Singh says this has been the past practice. The headland exhi- bition and the gallery operate separately but they are part of the same organisation. The separ- ate financial results for the gallery between 2005 and 2010 don t make good reading. In previous years the income from the bian- nual headland sculpture exhibition has covered the operating loss. Sales turnover for the gallery totalled $469,876 in the past year. And despite a gross income of $243,014 after artists commissions were paid, wages and contractors bills of $166,245 and overheads of $97,094 resulted in the loss. The gallery com- munity lease is $500 a year. Mr Singh says: If you have a loss making ven- ture you re not going to be here for long. If the gallery continues as it is at present without the support of headland it may have to close. Waiheke Community Art Gallery Inc relies on grants and donations, the sale of art works, and members subscriptions to survive. But Mr Singh says a more business-like approach is needed. He suggested the incoming gallery committee focuses on making the gallery more financially sustainable . Gallery chairwoman Susan McCarthy says it is unfortunate the gal- lery has become depen- dent on headland, which contributes 50 percent of exhibition sale com- missions to the gallery. A letter from one of headland-Sculpture on the Gulf founders Jackie O Brien was referred to at the meeting by Ms McCarthy, which says the event was not founded to support the gallery financially. The letter says it was instead inspired by the desire to offer an award and display opportunity for sculptors that would complement the com- munity art gallery s exhi- bition programme . Within the organising team it was felt that being motivated by a fundraising ethic would shift the focus from sup- porting artists and con- temporary sculptural practice to selecting on the basis of potential to solicit sales, the letter states. Governance issues were also underlined at the meeting with a motion carried which denied long-term gallery supporter Kay Peterson continuing the second year of her term on the gallery committee. A new committee was elected with Stephen Burn, Darragh O Rior- dan, Jane Parlane, Robin Fraser, Susan Flegg, Sally Ewer and Janet Cuthbert elected. Ms McCarthy says: In this economy it s going to be a challenge but it s my ambition that we break even next year. Gallery director Linda Chalmers says after the Benettons spent up large at the gallery when visiting the island on their superyacht at Labour weekend she is hoping for more superyachts in the bay this summer . SPCA wants you The SPCA Auckland street appeal, Angels for Animals, will take place on November 12, 13 and 14 and organisers are looking for collectors. Anyone wishing to vol- unteer should visit the Angel for Auckland s website at www.spca. org.nz\angels or call 256-2520. Vineyard picks up gold medal Gold medal vineyard: The Hay Paddock above the Onetangi Valley. The results for the southern hemisphere entries in the Inter- national Wine and Spirit Competition in London have been announced, with The Hay Paddock taking a gold medal for its syrah 2007. The Waiheke wine was one of just seven New Zealand wines to bring home a gold medal and, given the status and size of some of the opposition, its level of success was somewhat of a sur- prise to winegrower and Hay Paddock owner Chris Canning. Even after 34 years as a winegrower, I can t be certain that a particular wine will appeal sufficiently to international judges that they will give it an award, let alone their highest award, he says. Having said that, our motivation for planting a small vine- yard on Waiheke Island was the belief that this is the one place in New Zealand that can produce a great red wine and syrah is the most likely grape variety to help achieve it. Mr Canning says he has taken a few decisions which affect the style of his wines that have now brought some very favourable acknowledgement from the international panel and that is extremely pleasing .
November 10th 2010