42 days ago

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21 hours ago

Who will Goff pick as his "cabinet" ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Phil Goff arrived back to work to an emptied office on Monday, to start work on his second term as mayor. He has to choose who will be his key lieutenants - the chairs of the main committees. Do you think he should also put councillors back on the board of Auckland Transport? See the story below:

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2 hours ago

OPp ARt at Somervell Church this weekend

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

In 2019 we are again part of Art Week, exploring themes of waste and guardianship. OPp ARt: from chaos to form is a digital exhibition featuring work by established and emerging artists. Photographic images of original art works featuring re-purposed apparel, upcycled accessories, jewellery and original paintings will be projected onto Somervell Presbyterian’s spire over three nights, from October 18 to 20. Each tells stories of abandonment, salvage and renewal.
Friday 18 October - Opening Night Event: "OPp ARt; from chaos to form."
7.00pm for refreshments

7.30 Karakia led by Kaumātua from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Guest Speaker Victoria Azaro – Topic “Fashion Sustainability”

RSVP: www.eventbrite.co.nz...

Saturday 19 October - Upcycling Market Night and Op Shop, 6pm - 8:30pm

Our Upcycling Market will have a range of stalls which all support caring for the planet, through using local sources, repurposed materials and/or sustainable supply chains. Our Op Shop will be open downstairs. Meet the artisans, grab a bite to eat, and perhaps start your Christmas shopping, before the exhibition shows at 8:30 pm. (Somervell Presbyterian Hall, 497 Remuera Road.)

Sunday 20th October - Church Service, 7pm - 8pm

A contemporary service of worship and fellowship followed by supper before our digital exhibition of photos, displayed on the spire. This is an opportunity for personal refection and response to the art and inspiration of the OPp ARt; from chaos to form. No need to RSVP.

Contact: art@somervell.org.nz

Curators: Janet Rowley and Dorothy Laing


Artists involved in OPp ARt: from chaos to form

Victoria Martinez Azaro- artist and keynote presenter

Creator and leader of “The Traveling Sewing Box Project”©. Graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Fine Arts; Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialisation in Clothing Design, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design; Certificate in Fashion Communication, London College of Fashion, England. Professor in the Department of Fashion Design in the undergraduate and Master's degree, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Throughout her career she has worked in fashion and textiles, working as a designer, clothing buyer, press manager and fashion producer in Argentina and New Zealand.

Judi Lapsley Miller (Wellington artist)

Salvaging waste offcuts from framing material she frames her TinyArt bird prints. The framed photographs then form the central focus of another still life image. This merging of photography and fine art composition invites a compelling discussion on trace, even before her work is traced onto a distant church spire in Auckland. Judi is passionate about the preservation of endangered NZ birds and donates a percentage of her sales to wildlife charities. Two works feature in the show:

1. Still life of framed TinyArt of artwork "Emerging (kākā kura)" 2. Still life of framed TinyArt of artwork "At what cost forever" (tūī)

Gary Silipa

Glen Innes artist Gary returns to Somervell to display his work Bling. Larger than life trinkets made from waste polystyrene and plastic, on a chain, read as a metaphor of values linking in with the thematic exhibition premise, valuing the planet.


Juwairiwah Alan Pip Anderson Bearwood Kate Cameron-Donald Christine Carter Mongoose Chen Tara Davies Mischa de la Cruz Jane Downes Carl Ingram Topaz Johnson Kat Klebenow Figen Koparan Anthea Madill Helen Markland Dreama McFadyen Alex Okhlopkov Andrew Palace Simon Payton Baronia Scott Brair Shaw-Smith Som Collab Uplands Kindergarten Louisa Welsh Women of Joppa Anne Yang

8 days ago

Wanted - old and broken soccer boots and sneakers

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

We are upcycling old shoes for Somervell APp ARt . Please drop your old unwanted sneakers and soccer boots into our kindergarten at Somervell Church this week.