Waiheke Marketplace : November 24th 2010
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org ww w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Art sparks Chain Reaction in exhibits Unveiling Michael Hill: Anah Dunsheath with her portrait of the New Zealand jeweller at the official opening of the inaugural exhibition of the permanent collection of the NZ Portrait Gallery in Wellington this month. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Artist Anah Dunsheath paints from a studio in her bach at Onetangi which she has owned for 27 years. This month has been pro- lific for her art practice with three exhibitions in as many weeks. Her four-metre high stain- less steel sculpture Chain Reaction featured in the NZ sculpture Onshore exhibition at Fort Takapuna reserve earlier this month. She currently has a solo painting exhibition named CONTXT at Sanderson Fine Art gallery in Parnell, and a portrait she has painted of jeweller Michael Hill was unveiled last week at the National Portrait Gallery in Wellington. Born and educated in Auckland, Anah also owns Rare Books in High St. Her interest began as a student and following this she worked in London at one of the major antiquarian booksellers. I started painting in 2000, when I received a flyer in my business post office box invit- ing entries in the Telecom competition for the paintings on the cover of the telephone book,'' Anah says. After this, art became a consuming passion''. In 2003 she went to Elam School of Fine Arts, the same year her painting won the Telecom phone book cover prize, and she had her first solo exhibition at Ferner Galleries. The artist has since had several solo and group shows with Ferner Galleries in Wel- lington and Auckland. Aside from painting, her art practice includes large sculptures in stainless steel. Her recent work Chain Reaction describes human behaviour and body language'', she says. The chains at the top of the sculpture move kinetically above the figures, which look up at them. It is intended that the viewer's interaction with the work will duplicate the form of the sculpture.'' In her new series of paintings at Sanderson gal- lery, Anah is again concerned with observations of human behaviour, and subsequent body language''. The narrative of the paintings play out in the everyday location of the pet- rol station forecourt. The artist shares her fasci- nation for these petrol stations, the architecture, the vast concrete spaces, the advertising signs eand the bright colour combinations. The whole package is a showcase for consumerism,'' Anah says. Emma Hughes is on the move Moving to the main street: Professional photographer Emma Hughes and husband Lance Driver launch their new photography gallery in Oneroa this week. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Established photographer Emma Hughes is taking her wedding and portrait work from her home to the main street. Emma is opening her exhi- bition space and consul- tation area in the old Toys on Tui shop on the corner of Oceanview Rd and Tui St. With nearly 20 years' experience in the field of pro- fessional photography, she says it's time to take it to the next level''. The Oneroa space will serve a number of purposes. A gallery space will display a regularly changing exhi- bition of Emma's wedding and portrait work. She will also be able to meet with clients to discuss bookings and view prints in a separate area. There will also be a series of fine art prints, photo blocks and postcards of Wai- heke available for purchase for the local and tourist mar- ket. People are invited to pop in and say hi'' and see if they recognise a few familiar faces in the portrait exhi- bition, says Emma's hus- band Lance Driver, who will be taking on a fulltime role at the gallery. People can also keep an eye out for the changing photographic display on the exterior of the building too, adding an arty element to the eastern end of Oneroa as its local gallery scene con- tinues to grow. Emma Hughes Photogra- phy will be open from 10.30am to 4pm on weekdays or by appointment by phoning 372-2444. During the weekends they will be out shooting weddings and portraits, and also utilising their profes- sional photography studio in Ostend. Standing against violence Family event: White Ribbon Day promotes a message of non-violence towards women. By JEROME GAVELLE Around 350 people turned out on Saturday to mark White Ribbon Day and support the message that domestic violence is not okay. The family-oriented event organised by Liv- ing Without Violence at the Woolshed aimed to raise awareness against domestic violence and celebrate good men in the community. It started with a car and bike rally with around 30 vehicles trav- elling from Artworks to the dirt track making good use of their horns. Percussion band Inner Groove opened the day. They were followed by V12 choir before singers Ian Simpson, Katy Soljak and Sax on the Beach stepped on stage. Music stopped for a while to allow Living without violence member Bill Kinghorn speak about domestic violence. He compared it to an ice- berg. At the top of this ice- berg there are the 14 women that die each year from the hands of the men they are closest to and below that peak there are 3500 convict- ions a year. And finally deeper down the iceberg there are all the physical abuses nobody hears about but that we know are happening in many New Zealand homes.'' A short film directed by filmmaker Shirin Brown was screened which showed residents answering the question: What does it take to be a good man?'' Things got rockier in the evening with the bands Levitating Cats and Mister Last Boat before seven-piece band Radio Rebelde had the crowd dancing to its Latin ska rhythm. Bruce Davis-Goff was MC, while DJ RG Bargy entertained the audience between band changes -- all well-catered by sound engineer Frankie Hill. I am so touched by the huge generosity of people of Waiheke to give their precious time and talents to the com- munity,'' project man- ager Emma Bowyer- Warner says. It makes me so proud tobeapartoftheWai- heke whanau -- it is truly a special place with an abundance of talented and creative people.''
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