Kapiti Observer : October 31st 2011
Aroma Restaurant Traditional European cuisine prepared by Swiss chef James Burkhalter Open: Tuesday-Saturday (6pm until late) We are fully licenced/BYO (Wine Only) (Corkage will apply) Tel: 04 293 8960 Reservations Essential www.aromarestaurant.co.nz 3650912BD GIG GUIDE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 SILENT ART AUCTION AND EXHIBITION, featuring work by Alan Wehipeihana and and Kapiti artists, 7pm till 9pm, Kapiti Gallery, Matai Rd, Raumati, exhibition runs to December 4. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION, in conjunction with Te Wananga o Raukawa exhibition, He Hokinga Mahara, 11am, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, free. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 COUNTRY MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA, featuring Eddie Low, 1pm and 7pm, Levin Memorial Hall $15, 368 3959. THE CURBSIDE CABARET, 3pm, Raumati South Community Orchard, Jeep Rd, if raining Memorial Hall, Tennis Court Rd, folding koha, children free. RAUMATI SOUTH COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA, 7pm, Raumati South Community Orchard, Jeep Rd. CD LAUNCH, Fences Fall, 7.30pm, St Peter's Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, $5. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ART AUCTION FOR ROTARY YOUTH PROJECTS, viewing 1pm, auction 2pm, Horowhenua District Council, Oxford St, Levin, 368 9006. KOKOMO, 3pm, The Winemaker's Daughter, State Highway 1, Te Horo, $20, 364 3665. OTAKI LIVE MUSIC CLUB, 7pm, Senior Citizen's Hall, Rangatira St, Otaki, $2, 364 8991. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 OPERATUNITY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, 11am, Southwards Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, $28. 15 KAPITI OBSERVER, OCTOBER 31, 2011 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT Artist experiments with colour, control, chance Work in progress: Gill Allsop works on a painting, similar to those at her Lembas Cafe exhibition. By TASHA BLACK A Raumati South artist with a love of colour and texture has a new solo exhibition at Lem- bas Cafe. Gill Allsop's exhibition Chance and Control is a series of artworks investigating the contours, shapes and textures of the land. The chance is the fact a lot of my paintings are done by pouring paint, and the control is the fact that I've used a lot of lines and edges. A lot of my paintings are based on the landscape, not just as you see it, but as I sort of feel it, if you like, and that sounds very corny but I don't know how else to describe it.'' Allsop said her work is often a response and reflec- tion of what she has observed. There are times when a specific theme or idea has been explored but mostly the artwork has developed from a vague idea, through an emot- ive process of mark making to the finished image.'' The most dominant aspects of her approach to art are colour and texture, and in manipulating these I let my compositions evolve and capitalise on unexpected happenings''. I have a fascination with the fluidity, interaction and effect between paint, water and various mediums and resists. Throughout the pro- cess there is a constant assessment and evaluation of these techniques and results.'' It is Allsop's first solo exhi- bition for about six years. All my life I have created some form of artwork, but for the past eight years I have concentrated on painting, collage and printmaking, experimenting with many of the possibilities that such media have to offer.'' Allsop, who studied a dip- loma in design and colour in Britain, worked in textile firms and said her love of colour, texture and design evolved from working with threads and fabrics. In New Zealand she com- pleted an honours diploma in art and creativity from the Learning Connexion. Allsop is an experimental artist, but can also paint realism. I love experimenting and I love texture and colour and that's what this exhibition was about really.'' Allsop's work has been selected for exhibitions in Manawatu, Central Hawke's Bay and Wellington regions. She was invited to show work at the Riversdale Art Exhibition in Southland last year and was selected into the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards in Blenheim this year. Your chance to shine A kitset stage will be set up for any- one to perform on at Raumati South's community orchard celebration this Saturday. Run by MOA Music, the Inter- national Curbside Cabaret Stage thrives on the belief that everyone has something to offer, said spokes- man Paul Bognuda. Every community has talent and if you provide an environment it will come out.'' The event is a fundraiser for the Raumati South orchard and will be held in the orchard off Jeep Rd on Saturday at 3pm. Children are free, adults folding koha. If it rains the event will be held in the Raumati South Memorial Hall on Tennis Court Rd.
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