33 days ago

Art Week18-20 October at Somervell Church

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

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3 hours ago

The team from BreastScreen Auckland

Breast Screen Auckland

Kia ora It’s Miriam and the team from BreastScreen Auckland

BreastScreen Auckland is excited about supporting women in our community aged 45-69 have their FREE BreastScreen (breast x-ray) in their neighbourhood.

We know that being able to have your mammogram close to where you live, work and/or play means less travel and more time for you.

If you need more information, please feel free to drop in and chat to Tangi and team on the Mobile Screening unit between 8.30 – 4.30pm or visit us online at www.timetoscreen.nz.

Registering is easy, just select from one of the 5 options below which best suits you:

* Call 0800 270 200 (select 2)
* Text “Breast” to 226
* Email: info@breastscreen.co.nz
* Ask your GP Practice Team or
* www.timetoscreen.nz

Become a Neighbourly Champion by encouraging women in your life aged 45-69 to go for their FREE mammogram (Breast x-ray) every 2 years.

Come in and visit us outside the Langimalie Health Centre on 29 Hill Street, Onehunga from 25th November – 18th December or at 12 St Marks Road, Remuera.
Find out more

13 hours ago

Homeleigh Flower Truck

Shelley from Mission Bay

Have some peony’s on board, Alstromeria looks so fresh feels like you could eat it, Delphinium in white, delicious Red Gladiolis, Freesias both white anancona (the white is so fragrant and sure to sell out quickly), just one bucket of red tulips, and I have brought white Stock from a new grower and it looks amazing and two bunches For only $12, Also have some dark red Lilly’s.

Will be in Baddeley Ave, Outside Madills Farm (Melanesia end) on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9am until 1pm.

Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s are market mornings, and as such my hours on these days are 9:30 am until 1:30pm

Thanks for all of your support it is truly appreciated.

16 hours ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

Should horse racing be banned?
  • 39.3% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    39.3% Complete
  • 11.8% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    11.8% Complete
  • 5.9% I don’t have an opinion
    5.9% Complete
  • 43% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    43% Complete
679 votes