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Chasing Mercury Art Workshops 2019 4-Mar-20198-Mar-2019

Chasing Mercury Art Workshops 2019

Chasing Mercury is a selection of fun art workshops taking place in Whitianga from 4th to 8th March 2019, in between Mercury Bay Art Escape open studio tour weekends 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th of March. 

The Mercury Bay Art Escape is a popular self-drive open studio tour of 40 local artists centred around the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay, on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula. 

Mercury Bay Art 'Escapees' can choose to arrive earlier, or stay longer, in the Coromandel and join a Chasing Mercury art workshop to express their own creativity. 

Christmas Chalk Art Competition Thames 8-Dec-20188-Dec-2018 8:00am-3:00pm

Christmas Chalk Art Competition Thames

Pollen St, Thames
An art competition open to aspiring artists, students and artists – individuals or groups up to 3. All registered artists
or groups will be allocated a space of pavement on Pollen Street to create their celebratory work.

Registration forms:
Email: manager@thamesbusiness.co.nz Facebook: Network Thames
Also available at the Thames Society of Arts, Carson’s Book Shop
Event Categories : One prize will be awarded in each of the following categories
 Overall Best Chalk Art on Main Street
 People’s Choice Award

Event Schedule
8:00am – 8:30am Check in: Beside the ANZ Bank – corner of Pollen St and Mary St
8:30am – 12.30pm Artists and art groups create their masterpieces
All welcome to come and view them at work
12.30pm – 2pm View the art work and cast your People’s Choice vote
2pm Santa’s Parade
3pm Prize Giving

Artists: Should bring their own
Approved Sidewalk Chalk Design Grid/Pattern Kneepads Sunscreen Water
Rules:
 Only non-oil based washable chalk maybe used in your design. No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil pastels.
Artists may sign their work using chalk
 All artwork must be family friendly. No graphic violence, gore or nudity No political messages words or
symbols. Thames Business Association reserves the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art
or writing as the deem necessary
 Digital photos will be taken and Thames Business Association reserves the right to use images for marketing
and publicity purposes
 Spaces will be assigned on first come first served basis. Approximate size of space will be 4*4. The art does
not need to be square but it must fit inside the allocated space.
 Official judging based on a 1-5 scale First impression Creativity Originality Skill Use or colour Decision of the
judges is final
 The Thames Business Association and the Thames Coromandel District Council reserve the right to remove
work that is no longer visually attractive or degraded in any way. Organisers are not responsible for damage
or defacing of artwork.
Weather:
All attempts will be made to hold the chalk art competition. In the event of inclement weather notice of cancellation
will be posted on Facebook: Network Thames
For further information: Rachael Cheeseman Phone 022 466 1031
Coro Summer Fest 12-Jan-201912-Jan-2019

Coro Summer Fest

Coromandel

Coro Summer Fest 2019 - Pre Release Tickets available now at only $60

  The lushest boutique festival is just around the corner! (well, O.K it's still winter but I can definitely smell summer in the air) Lock in the date: January 12, 2019.

  We've got an amazing lineup coming together for this one, including a couple of acts that are all-time personal favourites of ours, we are so excited to be bringing them to Coromandel for the first time. The full lineup will be announced in October, so for now you'll just have to trust us :)  We love putting this event on, and we are so grateful to you for supporting it and giving us the confidence to book fantastic acts that we personally love. 

  In order to continue to deliver a fantastically special event, while reducing the number of attendees, we are increasing the ticket price slightly this year. General release tickets will be $75 (teens $50, under 12's free) We will be putting energy into creating better event infrastructure, to make for a more enjoyable festival experience and to take the pressure off our local neighbourhood.

  As a way of acknowledging your support, and saying thank you for being part of the Coro Summer Fest, we are offering a limited run of pre release tickets at $60. There are only 100 tickets available at this price, and they are only available until September 1st, when general release tickets are made publicly available.

To secure your pre release ticket, just head to our online shop here:

https://www.corosummerfest.co.nz/shop/
The password is:
 VIP

Ticket does not include on-site camping, this is a seperate ticket - also more limited than in previous years. There is a great camp ground down the road - the Top 10 Holiday Park - if you wish to stay off site instead. We don't include camping in the ticket because being a community festival at heart, many attendees live locally.
You'll be able to book on-site camping from September 1st.

Head to our online shop and secure your ticket!:

Creative Coromandel : Free Funding Forum 16-Oct-201817-Oct-2018 10:30am-11:40am

Creative Coromandel : Free Funding Forum

Online
Online arts forum to learn how to approach an arts funding application and offer the absolute basics of how to go about it. A friendly, relaxed opportunity to talk with your local arts community and listen and learn from one another. For practicing artists at any level of establishment and for arts organisations.
Hausmusiknz: 'Lost and Found' - Rediscovered Baroque Masterworks 16-Dec-201816-Dec-2018 3:00pm

Hausmusiknz: 'Lost and Found' - Rediscovered Baroque Masterworks

Whitianga Town Hall, 24 Monk Street
Music by Platti, Lanzetti, Hasse, Bernier, Zipoli, Telemann & Steffani


Much music from the Baroque period is unknown to modern audiences. There are many excellent Baroque composers who wrote works that were wildly popular with audiences during their lifetimes but who are now unjustifiably almost ignored, being overshadowed in recent times by the likes of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi etc. Conversely, many of these ‘main line’ composers wrote minor but excellent compositions that have been overlooked as a result of most attention being focused on their main works. In this concert we present a selection of such lost but excellent works, most of which we have found in our own searches of European music libraries and obscure publishers’ listings.
 
The concert includes: Platti’s Triosonata in G Major for oboe, cello & continuo, Lanzetti’s Sonata in G Major for cello and continuo, Hasse’s Sonata in F major for oboe and continuo, selections from Bernier’s Coffee Cantata, Zipoli’sElevatione for oboe, cello & harpsichord, a Telemann Fantasia for viola da gamba and Steffani’s love cantata Hai Finito di Lusingarmi. We believe that all these performances may be New Zealand premieres.
 
Performers are Rita Paczian (mezzo & harpsichord), John Green (baroque oboe) and Polly Sussex (baroque cello and gamba).
 
More information on the programme is available online at www.hausmusiknz.com.www.hausmusiknz.com/programmes
 
For bookings email hausmusiknz@worldnet.co.nz or ph 021 0250 1480


$20 (Cash at the door, no EFTPOS)
INSIGHT SERIES: Learn, Share, Do 1-Dec-20181-Dec-2018 4pm

INSIGHT SERIES: Learn, Share, Do

Little Gallery, Whangamata
SAVE THE DATE(S)! We are beyond excited to share our full programme for our 2018 INSIGHT Series: Learn, Share, Do! These monthly art talks and demonstrations will be held at our Whangamata gallery, led by a variety of local artists, art historians and collectors - each with something different to offer! So come along, have a go and learn something new - we can't wait to see you there!

Saturday 1 December, 4pm – 6pm
Printmaking Through the Eyes of a Painter: with Paula McNeill

Join us for an up-close and personal demonstration in collograph printmaking with award-winning Coromandel artist Paula McNeill! Operating on the basis of collage, this technique enables the artist a tremendous scope for experimentation, giving rise to the creation of unique and rich, innovative works. Enjoy a glass of wine, learn something new and be in to win Paula’s finished creation!

INSIGHT Series: Learn, Share, Do! 3-Nov-20183-Nov-2018 4pm

INSIGHT Series: Learn, Share, Do!

The Little Gallery Whangamata, Shop 3, 427 Port Road, Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula
SAVE THE DATE(S)! We are beyond excited to share our full programme for our 2018 INSIGHT Series: Learn, Share, Do! These monthly art talks and demonstrations will be held at our Whangamata gallery, led by a variety of local artists, art historians and collectors - each with something different to offer! So come along, have a go and learn something new - we can't wait to see you there!

Saturday 3 November, 4pm – 6pm
Developing Depth with Kate Jones Madill

Join us to gain an insight into how an artist develops depth using layering and glazing. Be wowed by the transition from a two-dimensional canvas to the beginnings of a convincing, compelling piece of fine art by Kate. 
 

Saturday 1 December, 4pm – 6pm
Printmaking Through the Eyes of a Painter: with Paula McNeill

Join us for an up-close and personal demonstration in collograph printmaking with award-winning Coromandel artist Paula McNeill! Operating on the basis of collage, this technique enables the artist a tremendous scope for experimentation, giving rise to the creation of unique and rich, innovative works. Enjoy a glass of wine, learn something new and be in to win Paula’s finished creation!


Lost & Found - Re-discovered Baroque Masterworks 16-Dec-201816-Dec-2018 3:00pm

Lost & Found - Re-discovered Baroque Masterworks

Whitianga Town Hall, 24 Monk St, Whitianga
 Music by Platti, Lanzetti, Hasse, Bernier, Zipoli, Telemann & Steffani

Much music from the Baroque period is unknown to modern audiences. There are many excellent Baroque composers who wrote works that were wildly popular with audiences during their lifetimes but who are now unjustifiably almost ignored, being overshadowed in recent times by the likes of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi etc. Conversely, many of these ‘main line’ composers wrote minor but excellent compositions that have been overlooked as a result of most attention being focused on their main works. In this concert we present a selection of such lost but excellent works, most of which we have found in our own searches of European music libraries and obscure publishers’ listings.
 
The concert includes: Platti’s Triosonata in G Major for oboe, cello & continuo, Lanzetti’s Sonata in G Major for cello and continuo, Hasse’s Sonata in F major for oboe and continuo, selections from Bernier’s Coffee Cantata, Zipoli’sElevatione for oboe, cello & harpsichord, a Telemann Fantasia for viola da gamba and Steffani’s love cantata Hai Finito di Lusingarmi. We believe that all these performances may be New Zealand premieres.
 
Performers are Rita Paczian (mezzo & harpsichord), John Green (baroque oboe) and Polly Sussex (baroque cello and gamba).
 
More information on the programme is available online at www.hausmusiknz.com.www.hausmusiknz.com/programmes
 
For bookings email hausmusiknz@worldnet.co.nz or ph 021 0250 1480

Whitianga Town Hall, 24 Monk Street
$20 (Cash at the door, no EFTPOS)
Mercury Bay Community Choir 17-Nov-201818-Nov-2018 7:30pm (17th) 3:00pm (18th)

Mercury Bay Community Choir

Whitianga Town Hall
Mercury Bay Community Choir and Mercury Bag Big Band will be performing a combined concert at Whitianga Town Hall on the 17th and 18th of November.  The evening performance is at 7:30pm on Saturday 17th November, with a cash bar available.  The matinee performance on Sunday 18th November is at 3pm and afternoon tea will be provided.  Tickets available from Paper Plus and Coghill Cafe.  $15 Adults and $5 Students.
Offbeat Theatre Presents Blind Eye 9-Oct-201814-Oct-2018 7pm

Offbeat Theatre Presents Blind Eye

Coghill Theatre, Coghill Street Whitianga

'Right and wrong isn't always black and white' 

This thought provoking drama is a must see. Will sell out so be quick!

Tickets at PaperPlus Whitianga. Adult $20. Youth $15

7pm at Coghill Theatre.

Cash bar refreshments available


Contact info: 0276105933

morcshar@xtra.co.nz

Printmakers Exhibition at Thames Society of Arts 30-Sep-20181-Oct-2018 2:30-4:00pm

Printmakers Exhibition at Thames Society of Arts

Thames Society Of Arts Gallery 604 Tararu Road, Thames

All are welcome to come and celebrate the opening of this wonderful Exhibition of hand made prints.

If you cant make it on Sunday 30th the Exhibition is on through October 10-4 daily at the historic gallery on the coast road just through Thames.

We are a group of ten artists from the Coromandel who enjoy working and sharing our ideas, knowledge and dreams.

Whitianga Music Club- December 14-Dec-201814-Dec-2018 7.00pm

Whitianga Music Club- December

Coghill Arts Centre, Coghill Street, Whitianga
The Whitianga Music Club has been formed to provide a friendly and supportive venue for local musicians to meet, play and jam together. We strongly believe that musicians get better by playing, and performing in front of an audience is an essential part of that process. 
We plan to meet once a month in the Coghill Arts Centre, in Coghill Street Whitianga. 
MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. 
The format is to have a 7pm start, with a short open mic session followed by a guest band or artist each month. They will play for half an hour, followed by more open mic sessions until we finish up. 

Thanks to our sponsors and funders