Date: 15 February 2013 - 09 June 2013
Light out of darkness. Paintings to the poetry of the Rig Veda is a series of paintings by the Manawatū artist Paul Harvey, that draws on the Rig Veda - a visionary poetic text of ancient India, to address the relevance of the Vedic spiritual tradition to contemporary consciousness. The expressionistic form of these paintings carries a symbolist content in the Vedic gods, who stand for both cosmic forces and qualities in human consciousness.
Harvey began the works under the influence of his own meditation practice, which he claims enabled him to relate to, and verify, the contents of the Rig Veda. As a painter Harvey sees himself as within an ancient and worldwide tradition of 'spiritual art' that is concerned with the deepest levels of human experience. "I paint to free myself from ignorance, to make a light in the darkness"
On Thursday 21 February Paul Harvey will be at Te Manawa for an Artist Talk. It will be an informal and relaxed conversation where the public can listen to Indian music and hear about Indian spirituality as a subject for painting. Tony Martin, meditation teacher and friend of the artist, will be part of the session.
On Sunday 24 March and Saturday 13 April there will be film screenings on an animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana. For more details click here.
Date: 01 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
Peter Trevelyan is fascinated by logic based constructions; the theories, maps and drawings by which we seek to model, understand and explain our world.
Looping on the screen at Zimmerman is a digital compilation of selected proofs: small graphite constructions, devised by Trevelyan in response to early theories of geometry and perspective. Of primary influence is Gerard Desargues (b. 1593), a French mathematician who invented “projective” geometry. Trevelyan reinterprets Desargues’ theories of geometry and perspective in the form of free-standing, three-dimensional sculptures; structures composed from 0.5mm rods of graphite, that tangibly express and expand Desargues’ early ideas.
A selection of larger Trevelyan sculptures feature in the main gallery space. Intricate and meticulously constructed, the sculptures are formed from graphite and paper. Trevelyan extends these two humble materials, graphite and paper, beyond their original purpose; these base tools for drawing themselves become the material from which the sculptures are formed. The intriguing objects produced range from precise geometrical constructions to more organic, bubbly forms. Several are encased in bell-shaped glasses; precious specimens for collecting and keeping.
On the walls are displayed four of Trevelyan’s photograms. Photograms are negative shadow images produced without the use of a camera. In a darkroom, objects are arranged on top of photographic paper and then exposed to light. Those areas of the paper that receive no light show as white, while areas that receive limited light appear grey. By applying this process to graphite sculptures of varying heights and forms, Trevelyan’s graphite works are elegantly transformed into beautiful, unique photographic images.
Trevelyan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 2000. In 2008, he completed his Master of Fine Arts at Massey University's School of Fine Arts (Wellington). He has worked as a high school art teacher, and is currently completing a PhD.
In 2012 Trevelyan was included in Wellington City Gallery’s Prospect exhibition (a survey of contemporary art practice), and was artist in residence at Te Manawa Art Gallery (Palmerston North). In the same year, he also exhibited major works at Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures (Porirua) and the National Library (Wellington).
We welcome you to call by Zimmerman this month, to view Peter Trevelyan’s sculptures and other works.
Date: 17 May 2013 - 14 August 2013
Discover the hidden world & inhabitants of our southern ocean
Open 10am - 4pm Daily, from Fri 17 May - Sun 14 Aug
In 2012, Gareth Morgan led a group of 50 New Zealanders on a journey to the Southern Ocean. Their goal was to bring back images and stories of this unknown territory to inspire and educate New Zealanders about the vast area to our south.
Stunning, surprising images.
The exhibition is mirrored, at children's eye level with images of Shackleton Bear, who went on the voyage too. Children of all ages will love this voyage of discovery, as Shackleton encounters the wildlife and wonders of this special part of the world.
Images by Bob Zuur & John McCrystal.
Bob Zuur is a photographer, marine biologist, and manager of WWF’s (World Wildlife Fund) Antarctic Programme.
John McCrystal is a Wellington based writer. He photographed and wrote a book of Shackleton Bear’s escapades
The Our Far South Exhibition is an extension of the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, in association with Te Manawa Art Gallery and Our Far South.
Join us for a book reading & short film (age 7 & under). Mon 20 — Fri 25 June. 10am & 11am. free. Bookings advised, email@example.com / 06 3555 000
Date: 24 February 2013 - 26 May 2013
As well as being an historical archive of New Zealand's rural past, Steam Machines reveals the unexpected aesthetic of the Steam Traction Engine, which industrialized farming in New Zealand at the beginning of the 20th century. The use of horse power was forever overtaken by these mammoth beasts of metal, which revolutionised agricultural production. Run on nothing but fire and water, these cumbersome machines possess a poetry of motion and sound, their gears and pistons rhythmically pulsing like a heartbeat.
Steam Machines captures this aesthetic while also portraying the men who keep these historic machines alive. Included in the exhibition will be a short video piece, still images, scaled models and an authentic Steam Traction Engine on loan from the Steam Traction Society of Feilding.
The film and images in the exhibition are from Mel Edmon, a UCOL lecturer in Film Media.
Date: 17 March 2013 - 09 June 2013
Your body is a machine! How does it work? Why do we smell and feel? What is behind our senses? How do our muscles work? What happens when we work out? Lot's of questions and more will be revealed in this body focused exhibition.
Date: 11 March 2013 - 28 October 2013
Monrad Badminton Club plays every Monday night in St.Peters College, Palmerston North. Our Junior Club is from 5.30pm-7pm and our Senior Club is from 7pm-9.30pm. We have many members and are happy for new players to come down and have a hit! We have 4 courts and mainly play doubles and mixed matches, rotating every 10/12 minutes! We have full, associate and casual memberships available. Contact us for more details.
Date: 20 May 2013 - 21 May 2013
Kids for Kids is back in 2013 with its iconic mass choir performances. Kids for Kids presents a brand new show 'Everything is Ka Pai', fronted by Jackie Clarke and Nathan King and showcasing our own talented Kiwi kids as its stars!
'Everything is Ka Pai' is jam-packed with Kiwi favorites such as "Weather with You", "Six Months in Leaky Boat" and "Something in the Water" and many Kiwi loved songs. It's a guaranteed fun night out for the entire family!
As always, the show promotes the work of World Vision and continues to give kiwi kids a fantastic opportunity to shine as the stars of the show, while teaching them about the concept of global citizenship.
Date: 18 May 2013 - 04 August 2013
Ceramic artist, Kirsty Gardiner's latest exhibition focuses on birds and builds on her experiences working with collections.
The centre piece of the exhibition is Barcode, an installation featuring 77 ceramic ‘huia skins', created as a commentary on the extinction of our native birds. Other works are make-believe species of vanished birds, inspired by the sort of fantastic creatures found in cabinets of curiosities, in days gone by.
Kirsty Gardiner was the winner of the "Premier Award" in the 2010 Portage Ceramic Awards and the "Merit Award" winner of the 2011 Portage Ceramic Awards with her artwork.
Image courtesy: Kirsty Gardiner (2012), Detail from Conus Avarius, Neopatra
Date: 06 May 2013 - 08 July 2013
The Manawatu Community Choir is your choir. If you can walk in the door, you're in the choir!
The Manawatu Community Choir aims to provide all people, whatever their background or ability, with an opportunity to sing together and celebrate the warmth and vitality generated through music making.
Anyone can come and sing in the choir at any time; there are no auditions, no requirement to 'read' music and no complicated membership formalities.
We specialise in learning and performing vocal music from different traditions around the world. We have singers at many levels of experience and are a very friendly bunch. The choir is guided by talented vocal leaders Jennifer Moss & Jill Brider.
Come and sing with Palmy's most popular choir.
Date: 03 May 2013 - 28 May 2013
An exhibition by Mark Tisdall using wax (encaustic medium).