Last Saturday Birgitt Shannon, Kati Kati artist and video journalist attended the opening of a new Gallery in Kati Kati. Waterford Gallery is owned by talented local artist Julia Faulkner.
Here’s a video of a chat I had with Julia where she shows us some of her work and the work of four artists who are showing their work at Waterford Gallery during its first opening month. If you would like to exhibit at the Waterford Gallery you can contact Julia at 021 0279 4838. Contact details for Julia Faulkner, Gallery Director and the Waterford Gallery, Kati Kati are at the conclusion of this article.
More exciting news for Katikati is the opening of another gallery…the Carlton Gallery will be part of The Arts Junction building which was the old library and service centre in the middle of town.
The Carlton Gallery will open on 15th September 2018 at 10am with its inaugural exhibition being “Around Kati Kati” – this will be a fantastic exhibition with many local artists involved creating circular works with Kati Kati as the theme. Contact details for the Carlton Gallery are at the conclusion of this article.
AND DON’T MISS THIS:
Starting on the 17th September and finishing on the 29th September we also have an exhibition ‘Recent Works’ by Eldred Wisdom at HARRY MADDOX JEWELLERS, 18 Main Road, Kati Kati
DIRECTORY & CONTACT DETAILS:
Address: Cnr Waterford Road (SH2) & Hyde Street, Katikati
Hours: Tues – Sun 9am-5:00pm
Phone: 021 0279 4838
Address: 36 Main Road, Katikati
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Sat & Sun 10am-2pm
For information about exhibiting please contact
Kath McConnachie 07 218 0437
Jenny Childerhouse 027 426 9015
HARRY MADDOX GALLERY
Address: 18 Main Road, Katikati
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 9am-1pm
Phone: 07-549 2592
Birgitt Shannon: Text and images and video journalism by Birgitt Shannon. Kati Kati based artist Birgitt Shannon is a regular contributor to ARTbop. Birgitt is also the principal Event Organiser of the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Whakamarama – a collaborative community not for profit venture by ARTbop and the Black Sheep. Birgitt creates a monthly YouTube interview series with the Fair participants: Art by Birgitt YouTube. On her channel you’ll find images of her work, interviews with local creatives and projects Birgitt has been invited to be involved with. You can also see Birgitt’s work online and at the AAAFair on the last Sunday of every month.
Don’t miss Birgitt’s other recent Kati Kati focused article about the forthcoming exhibition by the respected New Zealand artist Eldred Wisdom http://artbop.co.nz/respected-new-zealand-artist-exhibit-kati-kati/
SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Join us every second Thursday of the month,
6.00pm to 8.30pm
Read your own poems or poems by your favourite poet. Enjoy the power of the spoken word!
Phone: 07 571 8722 021 145 5810
AND JUST TO TAX OUR BRAINS – FOR SEPTEMBER’S GATHERING/CONVERSATION – WE’LL BE HAVING OUR OWN GIVEN WORDS COMPETITION! Come along and share in the atmosphere of the Black Sheep Bar & Grill Whakamarama and the excitement of spoken words.
New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning and public usage.
Dates for the 2018 Māori Language Week are September 10-16 with the theme ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori.’
September 14 is Māori Language Day, a reminder of the day 1972 when the petition for te reo Māori was suspended in the parliament