QUARRY ARTS CENTRE Newsletter – Dec 09 Update on the ‘SUMMER DO 2010’ . Courses are filling up fast and there are now only spaces on the following workshops: We have a new painting tutor taking place of Terry Salleh; Nick Fedaeff (see image) - only 4 spaces in his class left. Clay hand building is going ahead with Fiona Tunnicliffe - 2 spaces left. Ukulele with Chuck Upu has only 1 space left. There are also places available on Creative Fibre, Cook Island Drumming and flax weaving. For more info go to www.quarryarts.org New Summer Do short course -2 day “Umu” workshop (Cook Island earth heated oven, similar to a Hangi) Thurs 14th and Fri 15th Jan. $50 for 2 days (includes meal on Fri night) MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK There will be a Quarry WORKING BEE on Fri 11th and Sat 12th Dec. Jobs which need doing include: Spring-clean kitchen and workshop spaces for the Summer Do. Plastering over earth walls Paint murals Build bridge beside TKPT Install more lighting into pottery room (we will be getting rid of old pottery so make sure you’ve collected all your pieces before then Please let Claire or Kristin know if you can lend a hand on either of these days. DO YOU HAVE…? A BBQ , in reasonably good condition? Lino for the kitchen? Wooden French doors for the Scallop Room? Email us at email@example.com if you think you might be able to help out. CAFÉ RARO NOW OPEN The Cook Island Creative Arts Group here in studios 3-5 are serving up Vitesse espresso coffee and wholesome food from ‘Nutritious and Delicious’ café. Open from Tue – Fri. 10am – 2pm. WORKSHOPS: We are looking at hosting a Fire skills workshop for the first time at the Quarry through Circus Kumarani. Students will learn how to do fire poi’s, staff and juggling. Upon completion of the course we will put on a few performances to show of our new skills. Staring first week of term one in 2010, one night a week for 8 weeks $160/per person –everything included (this price can be drastically reduced if we are able to get Adult Community Education funding. We can only do this if plenty of people enroll so get in quick). Check out their stuff: www.circuskumarani.co.nz – enroll at The Quarry Richard Robinson Painting - Mastering Colour in Oils 27 – 28 March (Weekend) $135 + materials ($10 discount if paid in full before 6th March) www.richardrobinson.co.nz - enroll at The Quarry Darjit Sculpture with Brent Sumner Fri 5th (evening slideshow and talk), Sat 6th – Sun 7th March, 9am-5pm. $220 + Materials ($20 - $60 depending on size) www.sculptureparty.com Beginners Clay with Akke Tiemersma Starting Tue 2nd Feb 9.30 – 12.30 Running for 10 weeks $80 for 30 hours. (A few of the end sessions will be spent Raku firing) Buy your own clay – we have plenty to choose from in the office. EXHIBITIONS : Studio Holders Exhibition – ‘Quarry Collaborative‟. 12 Dec – 7th Jan…Opening 5pm Friday 12 Dec Summer Do tutors Exhibition 11 – 16 Jan –opening on 11th 5.00pm Rachele Donaldson – Mixed Media 18 – 29 Jan Cathy Torvik – „Alfresco‟ 3 -16 Feb… Opening Friday 5th Feb 5pm Painted Italian Scenes of Cinque Terre and Tuscany For Sale: HF Floor plan loom for sale – Hand built by B Nitschke, Marton An 8 shaft countermarche floor loom with 1200 weaving width, built in the early 1980’s. Also available –an eight-shaft table loom Please contact Nancy Beauregard 09 437 5506 or firstname.lastname@example.org For Sale: 2 or 3 phase electric kiln. Inside measurements 660 high, 445 wide, 520 deep. Outside 1030 wide, 1030 high, door 320 thick. All elements and door latches work. Offers considered for kiln only. Shelves, spacers, pyrometer and control box will sell separately. Ph Karl 4364041. (Parua Bay / Mt Tiger area) For Sale: Electric Kiln brand ‘Eagle’ made in Drury. Control Panel with dial. Max temp 1300. 20 years old. Brick with lining. Inside measurements 12” wide, 9” high and deep. $400 ONO. Other kiln accessories to be sold separately. Ngaire Williams 09 435 0770 CALLING FOR TALENTED STONE AND WOOD CARVERS…To participate in the Whangarei Sculpture Symposium – Wood and Stone. February 10 – 19 2010 Contribute to a BIG Vision which sees Whangarei’s public spaces populated with art, raising awareness, pride and a sense of history for local residents and visitors alike. A panel of judges will select work for the district to buy. Other pieces will be auctioned on the final day when a festival of food and music will conclude the 2010 symposium. (A 25% commission will be collected to support future symposia) EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Spaces are limited ( maximum 15 artists ): For further details or an expression of interest form, please contact Kassi @apt.org.nz or to Kassi Malanti, Arts Promotion Trust, PO Box 959, Whangarei Want a job in the arts? The following positions are currently available at Arts Promotion Trust and the Old Library Jobs at Arts Promotion Trust Manager 30 hrs per week. Arts Admin Assistant 25 hours p/wk Jobs at Old Library Manager 20 hrs per week Co-ordinator 40 hours p/wk Closing date for applications 7th Dec 4pm. Contact Mary Britton at Arts Promotion Trust PO Box 959 Whangarei or 09 430 6432 or email@example.com We’re still looking for someone to give our grounds- man Mel a hand to keep the grounds looking stunning. Hours and days very flexible. Please contact us if you are keen to lend a hand. The N.C.T. Office will be closing down for Xmas from 23 Dec – 5 Jan. People can still book into the Summer Do through Quarry Coop Shop which are open over the holidays expect on Xmas Day, Boxing day and New Years day. Open Submission NZ Print Show/USA Exchange (For New Zealand Artists) The deadline for the Art at Wharepuke Wharepuke Open Print show will open submission print show has been guarantee that your work will be sent extended until December 15th as there to the USA for inclusion in a touring are now more galleries in the USA keen exhibition combining NZ prints with to showcase New Zealand works from members of the Zea Mays printmaking. Printmaking Studio. Liz Chalfin, the director of Zea Mays, is also This is an opportunity to have your work negotiating for other venues in featured in a representative exhibition Massachusetts to take the show during of New Zealand printmaking at the American summer. For entry galleries in New Zealand and in the requirements: http://www.art-at- USA. Selection for the Art at wharepuke.co.nz/artists_opportunities. html Don‟t forget to renew your membership so you can continue to receive discounts on art supplies and help support the Quarry N.C.T. 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