Wairarapa News : September 7th 2011
9 WAIRARAPA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 ART & ENTERTAINMENT 4015878AA Muldoon's Corner Road layout change - this week Tra c will be shifted onto a new road through another tight bend on SH2 Rimutaka Hill Road this week. Road users are advised that the short section of road - approximately 1km down from the summit on the Upper Hutt side of the hill - has a slightly steeper gradient (12%) than the existing road. The switch will happen after the morning peak travel time and both lanes will be open. Please follow the signs and take care while everyone gets used to the new layout. Thank you for your patience. More information about the project is at www.nzta.govt.nz/muldoons-corner These guys are fun! They play Gypsy, Eastern European, Latin, Tango, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Rocksteady, Bluegrass and Celtic Music. They'll keep you toe-tapping all night SAT 10 SEPT, 7.30PM Tickets $25 from Masterton I-Site, Carterton Information Centre, Greytown Library and Martinborough I-Site Enquiries to 06 379-6510 or 027 226 4327 Wine by the glass St Marks Church, Carterton 4011583AA Top artworks in exhibit Boxed art: An entry in the Breadcraft Wairarapa Schools Art exhibition from Masterton's Lakeview School. By ANNE TAYLOR ' The exhibition gives children and young people the opportunity for self-expression away from their computers and laptops. ' Peter Rewi Breadcraft chief executive To say Aratoi collections manager Bronwyn Reid is familiar with the Bread- craft Wairarapa Schools Art exhibition is an understatement: she has been hanging the popu- lar annual show for more than a decade, since she started work at Aratoi's forerunner, the Wairarapa Arts Centre in the late 1990s. Previously we have had up to 600 works, but that made the gallery too crowded and didn't do justice to the work,'' says Bronwyn. This year we have 450 works. All the work is selected, so children and young people whose work is on display can feel very proud of what they have achieved.'' The primary school works were selected this year by Helene Carroll and Joss Pasley, who both have a long association with art in schools. The secondary school art is chosen by art teachers. Making it all possible is Breadcraft (Wai), which has sponsored the exhibition for the 10 years it has been staged at Aratoi, and during the 1990s at the Wairarapa Arts Centre. Breadcraft chief executive Peter Rewi says he has a soft spot for the exhibition. Some people can be a bit daunted about going into an art gallery, but the Schools exhi- bition really draws a lot of dif- ferent groups of people into Aratoi. The whole family comes in to see the young people's work: parents, grandparents and friends. The exhibition gives children and young people the oppor- tunity for self-expression away from their computers and laptops. It never ceases to amaze me the range of works and topics covered in the artwork -- this from not only urban schools but the small country schools throughout Wairarapa.'' Breadcraft was a natural sponsor, being a family- orientated company that also aims to support health, edu- cation and recreation in the region, Mr Rewi says. The exhibition evolved from a national event called the Dominion Schools Exhibition, which toured the country. When this sponsorship ceased in the 1980s, the idea was taken up in Wairarapa and it became the Wairarapa Schools Art exhi- bition, a regional exhibition staged at the Wairarapa Arts Centre. Breadcraft became the sponsor in the 1990s. Breadcraft Wairarapa Schools Art, September 10 to October 9. Also showing at Aratoi: Rise up to Release: A Critique of the Retreat, until September 18; Mechanical Mind: a selection from the Aratoi collection store, until September 18; The Tin Drum -- 24 silkscreen prints by Anthony Davies, until September 16.
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