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Renew Style:  The Style Destination

Renew Style: The Style Destination

It's not every day you can pick up a pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choo's at a fraction of the pr...

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Living at Home:  At Home in Remuera

Living at Home: At Home in Remuera

On the move after nearly 10 years in the same location, Living at Home's Lindsay Chemaly is moving t...

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Cafe@VickyOne:  Sunny with a smile

Cafe@VickyOne: Sunny with a smile

Sunny by name, sunny by nature.  If there was ever a person destined to be in hospitality, it's...

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The Sitting Room:  Sitting Pretty

The Sitting Room: Sitting Pretty

Hanging out in The Sitting Room, chatting with owner Ming Stevens, feels a bit like being in someone...

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4&20 Bakery:  Our Daily Bread

4&20 Bakery: Our Daily Bread

You won’t find the poetic four and twenty blackbirds baked in their pies but over a great cup of org...

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Sgraffito:  In the picture

Sgraffito: In the picture

It's not everyone who can say they've been within sneezing distance of Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon....

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Life Pharmacy:  The Right Medicine

Life Pharmacy: The Right Medicine

Jonathan Macdonald and Hayley Tapp are – excuse the pun – making the most of Life. They recently bec...

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Sanders of Remuera:  The Family Jewellers

Sanders of Remuera: The Family Jeweller…

Mark Sanders didn't set out to become a jeweller, but a chance encounter saw him trade plans to work...

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Remuera Local:  A new brew

Remuera Local: A new brew

Sukh and Aji Basra are keen foodies but didn't have commercial hospitality experience before they bo...

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Mainly Toys:  A Toy Story

Mainly Toys: A Toy Story

As a child, Kylie Watts used to wander around an enchanted wonderland, feasting her eyes on all mann...

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Antheas: The Jewel Box

Antheas: The Jewel Box

Husband and wife team Monette and David Blackborow of Antheas answer in unison when asked what it's ...

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Maman: The Sister Act

Maman: The Sister Act

History has a funny habit of repeating itself.  Just ask the sister duo at the helm of Remuera ...

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David McCracken

Created: Thursday, 10 March 2016 09:33

6pm - midnight
360 Remuera Rd

Secure Facility

David McCracken honours and elevates a humble...sometimes utilitarian or banal form or object into a memorable object.  

He views the language of objects as immeasurably rich and deep.

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Secure Facility,David McCracken.  Photo courtesy of David McCracken.

Visit the artist's website:  http://davidmccracken.nz/

 

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The Experimental Bakery Makerspace

Created: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:16

6.30 - 10.30pm
360 Remuera Road

The Experimental Bakery - Guided by Arielle Walker and Grace McArthur

Come join us at The Experimental Bakery, turning upcycled textiles, paint and wood into beautiful bunting.

Watch your work grow as we weave it through the village night for all to see!

 The Experimental Bakery Makerspace

Makerspace upcycled materials.  Photo courtesy of Jillian de Beer.

 

 

NeSpoon (Poland)

Created: Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:35

1 Victoria Avenue
6pm - midnight

NeSpoon (Poland)

I was born in 2009.  I create works that are somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture and jewellery.  I like to make positive art and to deal with positive emotions. Sometimes, I also comment in my art social and political issues that I consider important.

Most of my work consists of prints of traditional laces, made in clay or painted on the walls.  They are handmade by the folk artists.

Why laces?  Because in lace there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture.  In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony; isn't that what we all seek for instinctively?

Why street art?  Because it gives freedom.

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Photo courtesy of NeSpoon

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NeSpoon, The Old City, Portugal 2014.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

www.behance.net/nespoon

 

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Marcin Rutkiewicz

Created: Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:31

Location TBC

Marcin Rutkiewicz (Poland)

Co-author (with E. Dymna) of the art books Polski Outdoor, Polski Street Art, Miedzy anarchia a galleria [Between anarachy and the gallery], and (with T. Sikorski) Graffiti w Polsce 1940 - 2010.

Founder of Miastomojeawnim, an association devoted to fighting the invasion of advertising in public space, and founder and president of Fundacja Sztuki Zewnetrznej which documents and promotes public art.  Author and curator of 40/40 Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.

Marcin Rutkiewicz

www.40bema.blogspot.com

 

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Sue Nunn

Created: Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:22

347 Remuera Road
6pm to midnight

Growing to waste

This project critically questions the status quo surrounding the wastage of good food.  Oversized soft sculptured fruits and vegetables are piled, squashed and compacted into a confined space to demonstrate the amount of avoidable food waste sent to landfill from an average New Zealand household.  Working in a textile medium, these objects are tactile, playful and interact with the audience.

 Sue Nunn photo by Jillian deBeer

Photography courtesy of Sue Nunn

Once having seen the oversized soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg and other works associated with the 1960s Pop Art movement - where the contradictions of the prosaic object expanded to monument scale and the firm objects become soft sculptures - I realised that this was an excellent way to make a point about food waste using humour to gently nudge the spectator into contemplating a serious issue.

The works are gently subversive, intended to instil confidence through laughter, and to use a person's emotional register to induce empathy for the subject matter.

 

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Dubtext

Created: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:02

7pm - 9pm
405 Remuera Rd and various locations

Analog Synthesis of Liquid Sounds and Spoken Word

Lawrence Brock and Robert Popovic.  Dubtext are a NZ duo who perform live with simple analogue synths and lots of effects.  Korg Volcas, Monotribes, Monotrons, Wand Warldorf Pulse, Pkus, Micro Q and Rocket.

electronica by DUBTEXT an improvised performance

Lawrence Brock and Robert Brock performing live.  Photo by Steve Burgess

The decision to avoid computers, iPads, sequencers, or even preset patterns means every performance is a live improvisation in front of an audience.  Sometimes there are mistakes (actually often - but not all of them are obvious) but these just add to the authenticity of the experience.  They are proof that you are experiencing the act of musical creation rather than someone pressing "play".

 

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