Waiheke Marketplace : March 30th 2011
26 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 30, 2011 EVENTS GRAHAM HOOPER AND THE ROCKS PRESENT FemaleSingerSongwriterNight Saturday 9th April The Rocks, 11 Belgium Street, Ostend KATY SOLJAK with special guest michelle nadia (Akld) PLUS disaster jacket duo (Akld) patience scarles jay b james BUY A RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN A BASS GUITAR FOR JAY B JAMES TOUR FUND First 100 tickets @ $6 available for a limited time at Shop The Rock and The Rocks or $10 on the door. New York jazz singer: Shaynee Rainbolt is one of a long list of acts to perform at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival over Easter weekend. It's a three-day celebration of jazz Easter buzz: festival director and Nairobi Trio guitarist John Quigley, right, is planning to give jazz lovers a ''fantastic time''. By GEORGE GARDNER Preparations for the Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival are full steam ahead after a five- year musical lull at Easter. The island hasn't hosted a jazz festival since 2006 and event direc- tor John Quigley says this new three-day festival is Auckland's only big event on the musical calendar over Easter weekend. Mr Quigley, a founding member of popular jazz band Nairobi Trio and Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand music department head, is preparing to give jazz fans a fantastic time''. He says the new-look festival pro- gramme gives ticket holders more choice of performance times, with day and weekend passes, and a series of evening and one-off con- certs. We've completely re-jigged the programme to include one-off events like the Good Friday Groove at Rangihoua Estate and an exclusive event for Super Gold Card holders.'' Nearly 20 acts will perform at four venues -- The Dunes in Onetangi, Waiheke Island Resort in Palm Beach, Rangihoua Estate on O'Brien and a new venue in the front section of the old harbourmas- ter's building at Matiatia called The Bay. Performers will include Den- mark's Dixieland Gipsy Band, sultry singer Shaynee Rainbolt from New York and guitar ace Jonas Julio, who was recently spotted at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta by Mr Quigley and Nairobi Trio when they played alongside him. He was just astounding -- so young and uniquely gifted,'' Mr Quigley says. The programme also includes top names on the New Zealand jazz scene such as Nathan Haines, The Jews Brothers Band, Graham Wardrop, Caitlin Smith and the Grand Central Band, as well as Waiheke performers. Nairobi Trio is also on the music menu. The venues are fully licensed and will offer a special jazz menu'' dur- ing performances. Daytime Jaz- zabout buses will take people to the four venues over the three-day event. And for those who want to hear jazz in a more relaxed environ- ment, there are two late night sup- per clubs at the Resort. The Waiheke International Jazz Festival takes place from April 22 to April 24. Go to www.waiheke jazzfestival.co.nz for a full list of performers and to book tickets. Go to www.waihekemarketplace. co.nz to listen to jazz singer Shaynee Rainbolt. Three uses of photography Not one thing: The Negative, 2011, by Kazu Nakagawa: Glass and timber frame, window size will be on view at TOI Gallery in Oneroa. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Jackie O'Brien is mak- ing a return to curating this week presenting an exhibition titled Towards Photography at TOI Gallery. The former director of Sculpture on the Gulf and curator at Waiheke Community Art Gallery is in her fifth year of studying art history at the Auckland Univer- sity. She is writing a PhD thesis about the nature of contemporary art in outdoor urban spaces and has also had a life- long interest in photography as an art form. Ms O'Brien says: The thing I admire most about TOI gallery is foun- der Sally Smith's decision to fore- ground Waiheke-based artists only. Sally offered me an opportunity to explore a theme that has not been explored at the gallery before.'' The three artists in Towards Pho- tography at TOI are Kazu Nakagawa, Leon van den Eijkel and Fiona Pardin- gton. While Fiona Pardington would appear to be an obvious choice for an exhibition that foregrounds photogra- phy as a medium, what is not widely known is that both Kazu Nakagawa and Leon van den Eijkel incorporate the medium into their diverse art practices,'' Ms O'Brien says. Rather than straight documentary photography these artists have created artworks that involve photography. Kazu, for example, is the artist you least think of when photography is mentioned. But I think the key to understanding a lot of Kazu's work is he never looks at just one thing. He is always looking at the relation between things and the viewer.'' Ms O'Brien says Leon van den Eij- kel's work articulates the experience of being a Northern European marooned on a South Pacific Island''. Fiona Pardington is an established photographic artist whose recent work re-imaging taonga such as hei tiki, extinct birds and life casts made of Maori during the 1800s, has been a poignant contribution to construction of New Zealand's cultural identity in the present'', Ms O'Brien says. One of these is of special significance to Waiheke. It is a diptych, of an ina- nga pounamu hei tiki that was found at Whakanewha in 1924. Towards Photography is at TOI Gallery, Waiheke Island, from April 1. Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
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