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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mahurangi East Library: Poetry Day

From Mahurangi East Library: An afternoon of listening to poetry, plus (most important of all) afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome and those who so desire can leap or stand up and read some of their own.

Friday 27th of July 2.30-4.00pm, in the Betty Paxton Room next to Mahurangi East Library.

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice fundraiser at Art Matakana

Monday, June 18, 2012

Matakana Walkway Fundraiser

There is to be a fundraising event at A Fine Line Gallery on Saturday 23 June from 5:00-8:00pm, for the proposed Matakana-Omaha Walkway.

The road to Omaha © R. Smallfield 2008

From Local Matters:
 [The walkway] will veer off the Leigh Road just after the bridge at the eastern end of Matakana and connect to Tongue Farm Road. However, it will now head towards Jones Road through land owned by the Whitmore family, and through Council-owned land near the wastewater treatment plant, connecting with the new cycleway over the Causeway to Omaha. The estimated length will be about six kilometres. [Read more...

From A Fine Line Gallery:
A great opportunity to come and celebrate the winter solstice, purchase a piece of Matakana Art, and contribute to the Matakana Walkway.

Everyone is welcome for the evening but if you want to purchase a piece of art then you have to have a $40 ticket. Each ticket is numbered and during the evening each work of art in the gallery will be randomly numbered – the work with your ticket number is yours to take away at the end of the evening. Local artists have generously contributed or created work for the event and there are some outstanding pieces in the show. 

ickets are limited to the number of art works (we will have at least 100 works in the exhibition) and have been selling well.  If you want to purchase a ticket they are available at: Charlies Gelato (Friday-Sunday), Matakana Bike Hire, Matakana School, and Matakana Gull Motors – or phone Heather and Charlie on 09 4227980 or Mike De Haan on 09 4227854. A limited number of tickets will be available on the night.

Omaha dunes © R. Smallfield 2006
If you just want to come along for the event then that is great too – art raffles, entertainment, wine and nibbles provided as well as being part of a great community art event.

Artists .... If you have small works you would like to contribute or if you have finished creating a work for the show, if you could please drop off at Piece Gallery in the village or Charlies Gelato – or come down driveway past Charlies Gelato and drop any work off at our house.

All proceeds from the evening go towards the Matakana Walkway.

Hope to see you on the 23rd June 5.00-8.00pm,

Heather and Charlie, 

Charlies Gelato Garden

A Fine Line Gallery

17 Sharp Rd, Matakana,
RD2, Warkworth 0982
09 422 7942 / 021 1508820

Monday, June 4, 2012

Matakana PIctures 'Images' exhibition opens

photo: Karen Williamson
From Fatsprat Blog: Friday night at RD6 gallery Matakana. Exhibition opens to thunderous applause. Well, OK not exactly thunderous but definately a good crowd through the gallery, enough to stroke my ego anyway. [Read more...

Read exhibition information.