Art Centre Helensville’s Matariki exhibition was opened in late June and will run for a month. There was an excellent community response to the call for entries, with work in a range of media brought in by young and old. Make sure you call by the centre to see this fabulous exhibition.
The next event is a workshop series, run by Lilach Cohen from 2 July until 6 August titled ‘Mixed media with natural resources.’ (See accompanying poster for details).
The Art Kaipara AGM was held after kai and korero at the Matariki opening. All sitting Board members were elected unopposed. Chairperson Leda Daniel thanked former Art Centre Manager Heather Steadman, who has recently moved on to other things, for her hard work at TAC during the past two years. As Art Kaipara’s longest running project and the most visible face of our Society, we value the community’s support of the art centre. In the absence of a Manager, for the time being the centre is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm, with front of desk duties shared between Siets Andringa and volunteers, including Board members, who are also carrying out other art centre-focused tasks such as organisation of workshops and exhibitions and publicity.
Art Kaipara’s other current projects are the Events Project, which is run by a Board subcommittee, and ARTS in the VILLE. Due to COVID delays the Events Project has had setbacks, but this year, Covid willing, it will become established. Events will consist of short demos or workshops, not necessarily held at TAC but at venues around our town and outdoors, and will include painting in the garden, sculptures in the park and a paint and wine evening.
Kura Geere-Watson has left the area and has handed the staging of ARTS in the VILLE to the Art Kaipara Board, who have contracted Joanne Ogilvie as this year’s Coordinator. Details are in the accompanying ARTS in the VILLE article.
We would appreciate feedback from the community on events you would be interested in attending and will be asking for this through our newsletters, our Facebook page and the local papers. We would also love to hear from you if you wish to become an Art Centre volunteer. Email email@example.com, txt 021-158-6859 or message us on Facebook.