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Upper Hutt Leader : August 17th 2011
35 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 17, 2011 ARTS Family Restaurant & Bar 1 Turon Cres, Totara Park Ph 526 7002 Email: email@example.com 3485707AM VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.upperhuttrestaurantandbar.com (Also follow us on facebook) COME JOIN US... Your No. 1 Family Restaurant & Bar Tri Nation Games played LIVE here! Thursday Night Pool Competition from 7.30pm DONT FORGET Tuesdays 2-4-1 Pizzas when you dine in! 3775242AF 3959649 Winner of Wellington Best Specialist Restaurant MANO'S LICENSED RESTAURANT The Exquisite Indian Dining Experience "Serving for 20 years authentic Indian & Malaysian cuisine to pamper the discerning tastes of Upper Hutters" Fully Licensed & BYO Wine Only 39 Main Street, Upper Hutt Ph 939 9288 Fax 939 9336 LUNCH Tues-Fri 12-2 from DINNER Mon-Sun 5pm onwards Sun-Thurs Complimentary Soup for Diners 3668042 3959614AA Tote Bar & Totara Park Kindergarten resents FUNDRAISING TRIVIA NIGHT Wednesday 31st August @ 7.30pm TICKETS ON SALE NOW Only $10 from the Kindergarten or The Tote Bar A fun night of trivia & craziness to support our Kindergarten - With Raffles, Auction & Dinner Specials to keep you entertained all night long! The Tote Bar, 74 Ararino Street, Trentham, Ph 04 528 7288 Bridge wins Upper Hutt Bridge Club results, August 8: Monday N/S: P Enright, E Taylor; E/W H Milloy, W Tiller; Wednesday N/S: A Leclaire, B Pritchard; E/W M Coe, F Turner; Thursday teams result, four rounds: A and P Cushnie, S Pattison, B Pritchard; Friday N/SR Lynn, H Otte; E/W C Audrey, P Sharon. Rare opportunity to see Nicholas' work ' Most of my major works have been bought by overseas buyers, so this is an opportunity for people to see some of my latest work. ' Darcy Nicholas Leading contemporary Maori painter, sculptor, writer, curator and events manager Darcy Nicho- las doesn't sleep -- much. This is especially so as he prepares for the most comprehen- sive exhibition of his work in a long career of exhibiting. The exhibition opens at Expressions later this month. Most of my major works have been bought by overseas buyers, so this is an opportunity for people to see some of my latest work,'' he says. The general manager of com- munity services for the Porirua City Council, Nicholas paints by night and at weekends. A significant proportion of his paintings have been sold in recent years to museums such as the Scottish National Museum and the Volkerkunde Museum in Germany; and to private buyers like Mick Jagger, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the late leading British conservationist Teddy Goldsmith. My paintings are based on the physical and spiritual side of existence. I see people as the liv- ing ancestors of those who have gone before. People from a wide range of cultures across the world understand that,'' says Nicholas. Exhibiting since the mid-1960s, Nicholas is a mentor and advocate for contemporary Maori artists and art. His conceptual paintings address issues of history and land rights and a commitment to Maori as belonging to this land as well as part of a global community. Nicholas has worked with artists and communities in the United States, Africa, Japan and Aust- ralia. I want to make a statement on how universal and international Maori are, but I also emphasise the fact that we are all part of the human race.'' The works in Land of My Ancestors reflect Nicholas as a Maori and his deep understanding of Maori culture. He stretches the concepts of Maori art with his bold use of colour inspired by European colourist painters, and his use of common objects as three dimensional paintings' surfaces. For example, a series of bulldogs will feature in the exhi- bition at Expressions. Nicholas likes the physical appearance of the bulldog with its broad shoulders and large powerful head. Dogs were revered among the warrior class -- the Maori dogs were small but had great courage. Their skins were used for the cloaks of chiefs and were symbols of great mana. I wanted to capture their fighting spirit and you will see this also repeated in some of the paintings.'' A resident of Stokes Valley, Nicholas is pleased to be exhibiting at Expressions during the Rugby World Cup. He played senior rugby for Hutt Valley Marist for 10 years and coached the side for two years before assisting with his son's under-12 Stokes Valley rugby team. Land of My Ancestors, paintings (acrylic on canvas), sculptures and jewellery, will run from August 26 to October 16 at Expressions. You are wanted: Rodger Fox, pictured, and Erna Ferry, will perform at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club's annual ball on Saturday evening. Noodles entertain on Friday night.
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