Gallery role up for grabs

19:26, Jan 22 2013

The Village Gallery is looking for someone to co-ordinate the gallery, either as a volunteer, part of their team, or in a resident artist position.

There is a great opportunity for a local artist to utilise this fabulous gallery space as a working gallery.

If you are an artist looking for a space to work in and would like to put your artwork in the spotlight in the local community this could be your chance to shine.

In return for use of the gallery space it is expected you would share your passion for art by supporting the co-ordination of the gallery, which includes managing events and promotion of the gallery and day-to-day running of the gallery itself.

If you are interested contact Maree on 06 764 5221 or email

Stone Carving Workshop


Anna Korver is holding a carving workshop this weekend at Te Kupenga Stone Carving Club in New Plymouth.

To be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the Centennial Dr rooms, it is perfect for all experience levels. Students will learn stone carving using Oamaru stone and Taranaki andersite with handtools and power tools.

Participants will learn safety and technical use of hand carving tools and power tools, basic 3-D designing, types of materials, different carving techniques, texturing, polishing, sealing and colouring, drilling, plinths/bases and installation and will also receive information about joining Te Kupenga - the New Plymouth hard stone carving club.

Classes are restricted to eight people at a fee of $200 which includes use of tools and materials. Contact Anna by emailing or phone 021 167 4930 or 06 752 4131.

KIDZSHOW competition

The exhibition of Percy Thomson's annual KIDZSHOW competition will open on April 1.

This year the theme is "Power of the Word" and involves the McDonald's Real Estate Youth Challenge and a display of artwork from invited schools and groups. The challenge is for entrants aged from 12 to 24 years who live or go to school in the Stratford district. They are provided with canvases and paints and asked to produce an artwork which is judged and exhibited. This year's inspiration will be a poem, prose or an excerpt from a novel. Contact Sue Morton 06 765 0917 for more information.

A mini exhibition of artworks from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's collections that use words and text in varied and interesting ways will also be a feature of the exhibition. Forty canvases are ready for collection. Call in at the gallery to fill in an entry form and collect your materials.

Still life art awards

Hawera has its inaugural Lysaght Watt Trust Art Awards in 2013.

The theme or category is 'Still Life'. The main class for the competition will be for two dimensional works in any media.

There will be a separate class for three dimensional works and a separate class for artists under 18 on April 30, 2013. All classes will be eligible for the major award and a "popular choice" award will be voted for by the public.

Works that have been previously exhibited in Taranaki or Wanganui will not be accepted. All works must be for sale. There is a maximum of two entries per person.

Entries are to be delivered to the Lysaght Watt Gallery from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, between 10am and 4pm. There is an entry fee of $25 for each entry although members of the South Taranaki Art Gallery and Exhibitions can enter for free.

To enter an official form must be completed and received by the gallery by Friday April 12, 2013. Entry forms are available from Lysaght Watt Gallery or from the secretary R Springett, 7A Allen Rd, RD 12, Hawera 4672 or email or phone 06 272 2806.

Taranaki Daily News