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Arts Diary February 8 - 15

Visual ArtsLeon Van Den Eijkel, 'The Family'Early Works on PaperTivoli, Oneroa, Waiheke IslandFebruary 13 - March 28Opening 3.00pm Saturday February 13thThe opening will be followed by a 6pm screening in Tivoli's new microCinema spaceof Fellini's Amarcord

John Daly-Peoples
Mon, 08 Feb 2010

Visual Arts

Leon Van Den Eijkel, 'The Family'
Early Works on Paper
Tivoli, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
February 13 - March 28

Opening 3.00pm Saturday February 13th
The opening will be followed by a 6pm screening in Tivoli's new microCinema space
of Fellini's Amarcord (1973).

“The Family” consists of early works on paper (ink and gouache) from the nineteen - sixties, which the artist says 'uncork the ghost in the bottle' and enter the world of his family life from the time. Leon produced these works after his graduation (1963) from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Leon van den Eijkel exhibits locally and internationally, with works in many public and private collections, including the The Farm, North Auckland and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Marti Friedlander, The Moko Suite
New Zealand photographer Marti Friedlander is gifting her series of photographs taken for the Moko project with historian Michael King to Te Papa.
Before the photographs enter their collection, an exhibition of the work, which saw Friedlander and King visit every surviving kuia who wore moko in 1970, they will go on display at FHE Gallery
“It is the most moving exhibition, and I was completely overwhelmed with emotion when I saw a preview of these original images altogether in the Gallery,” said Marti Friedlander
“I have no doubt that when our descendants want to know what kind of country New Zealand was in the twentieth century, what we did that distinguished us from other peoples, what we looked like, what our character was then one of the major sources for that kind of information and understanding will be the photographs of Marti Friedlander,” said King of Friedlander’s work.
FHE Gallery, Auckland
Until March 20th

Richard Lewer, You Can't Win Them All
A series of works depicting losers on the sports field.
The commentator Patrick Pound says about the paintings, “These paintings were all shiny examples of losing at sports”.
Each of them looked familiar. I thought I recognised some of the scenes from the press. “The titles of the paintings didn’t identify the people or the scenes they recalled. These are images unhinged. They are like uncaptioned photographs ― untitled Vices. One image can stand in for another. They are signs of the type.
They are a set of losers all feeling the same thing”.
Orex gallery, Auckland
Until March 6


APO Summer matinee
February 13th, 2.00
Government House, Auckland

Brett Kelly, Conductor
Helen Medlyn, Mezzo-Soprano
Emma Sloman, Soprano

Hosted by Their Excellencies, the Governor General of New Zealand, the Honorable Sir Anand Satyanand and Lady Susan Satyanand, the APO Summer Matinee returns to the lawns of Government House, Mt Eden.

APO Summer Matinee is a chance to hear wonderful music as the APO performs music from Rossini, Respighi and baroque favourites, through to the Latin-infused melodies of Villa-Lobos and Gershwin.


Nelson Opera, A Night Beside the Sea with the Stars
Saturday 13 February 7.30 - 10pm
Gates open at 5.30pm - Tahunanui Domain, Nelson

Nelson Opera in the Park goes to the seaside for 2010 and will be staged on the grassed area at Tahunanui.
Singers booked include internationally acclaimed tenor Simon O’Neill and the rising star of sopranos Anna Leese.
Also on stage will be Whirimako Black and soul singer Hollie Smith with The Vector Wellington Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich along with Nelson's Musical Director Pete Rainey.

Free admission - Only ticket holders will be allowed to enter the Tahunanui Domain.





John Daly-Peoples
Mon, 08 Feb 2010
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Arts Diary February 8 - 15