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One-eyed: Kerikeri High School student Danielle Terrizzi's painting One-Eyed won the
Rona Swallow Art Award for Bay of Islands area students in year 12 and 13.
ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann
Until Dec 5: Reconstruction:
Work by Kay McGowan at Kaan
Zamaan, 372 Kerikeri Rd,
Until Dec 9: Broken Hearted:
New work by Theresa Reihana
at Village Arts, Kohukohu.
Until Nov 21: Within the
Square: A travelling tapestry
exhibition at Origin Arts &
Crafts, Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri.
Until November 21: BDO
Northland Painting and Drawing
Award exhibition at The Centre
at Kerikeri. Exhibition open
Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm and
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Koha/
donation at the door.
Until Nov 24: Mixed Messages:
NorthTec Graduate Show at Old
Library Arts Centre, 7 Rust Ave,
Until Nov 28: Mark Graver
etchings, The Harbin Series, at
Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri
Nov 17: NorthTec Bachelor of
Applied Arts students present
Arts Showcase at BOI Campus,
Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri from
Nov 19: Electro-acoustic Irish-
Kiwi duo Sanders Alley perform
at the Swamp Palace, Oruru.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Entry
The people who make art their
business are mostly imposters.
-- Pablo Picasso
BDO Painting and Drawing
Awards at The Centre
What has happened to art
Is it all just a farcical game?
Artists who enter competitions
-- is it about your ego, your art or
I have never been an advocate
of art competitions because they
are set up to inflate a few egos and
shatter the rest.
This exhibition has a diverse
selection of art ranging from very
good to mediocre to how on earth
did that get chosen'.
Believe me, there are a few of
our elite artists' work in the latter
The show is by no means a fair
representation of Northland's art
or artists, emerging or not and
certainly not a showcase of our
Where are all the Hokianga
I have serious doubts as to
judge John Gow's selection pro-
cess and criteria.
He seemed more impressed by
the winner's credentials than the
actual art work.
Was his overall selection viewed
through JAFA-tinted glasses, I
wonder . . . hmm.
I strongly recommend a change
in the judging system for next
time and possibly more than one
judge, one of whom should be an
It is embarrassing for our
serious artists and an insult to
their integrity to be represented
alongside work by Sunday
This is a prestigious show and
should be taken very seriously by
artists, judges and all involved.
It is probably the most contro-
versial exhibition ever seen in
Kerikeri and has certainly created
a stir among those in the compe-
tition and those viewing, and
there ain't nothing wrong with
A show definitely not to be
Other exhibitions worth
The art of distinguished Maori
artist Rua Paul at Haratu
Kororareka Marae, The Strand,
Within the Square: An exciting,
travelling tapestry exhibition at
Origin Arts and Crafts, Kerikeri
Rd.Reconstruction: An exhibition of
thought-provoking works by an
artist who always remains true to
her ideals Kay McGowan.
Yak Lollies: Wall art in resin --
tongue-in-cheek with a twist gifts
for Christmas or that someone
who has everything at Loft Design
and Gallery, Fairway Drive,
In Memoriam Emily Ellis. You
may have left us, but your beauti-
ful art remains forever.
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