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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
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Ten days focus on contemporary art
By CARLY TAWHIAO
Visual concentration: Tim Melville Gallery exhibiting artist Wayne Moule is just one of many practitioners contributing to the inaugural Art Week Auckland.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
The visual arts community is about
to give Auckland a concentrated
dose of action with Art Week.
The inaugural event begins on
Friday bringing together 80 events
and exhibitions in more than 40
venues and galleries citywide over
The calendar provides free activi-
ties for all, including a cross-section
of exhibitions, talks and guided
New Zealand Contemporary Art
Trust organised the event and aims
to create audience appreciation
through discovery and discussion of
local artists' work, such as Wayne
Moule, this year's Rita Angus Resi-
The 35-year-old puts both his
Maori and Pakeha communities
into his contemporary artwork to
address issues of identity, race, and
the transformation of the koru into
His exhibition, currently on at the
Tim Melville Gallery, includes a
liquid acrylic ink on canvas self
image portraying this.
It's the idea of your conscience
and, Should I or shouldn't I?' on
your shoulder. It's always been a
catch-22 for me. The koru design
has kept me in the business, but
admittedly I didn't want to do it.
They are a great tool, graphic and
easily recognisable but essentially
they're just a stick with a ball on
top,'' the father of two says.
The artist is enjoying his tempor-
ary residency in his home town Wel-
It's given me space and freedom
and financial support. I've got
access to two studios with amazing
facilities and tools,'' he says.
It gives you the opportunity to
explore something you wouldn't
He says Art Week will also be an
excellent opportunity to explore the
visual arts and draw in new gallery
There will be a massive array of
art people have access to. Just the
sheer concentration of it is great. It
will be great to go to a place where
everything's open, everything's
Art Week runs from November 5
to 14. More highlights include:
A walk of architecture and art,
1pm to 3pm, November 5.
K' Rd art walk, noon to 2pm,
Art Sunday, noon to 5pm, Novem-
ber 7. Tours from John Leech Gal-
lery, noon and 2.30pm.
Auckland Art Gallery kids club,
11am to noon and 2pm to 3pm on
November 7 and 14.
Guerilla Art documentary
screening by Rebel Yell Gallery,
7pm, November 10.
Parnell Late Night, 5pm to
7.30pm, November 11.
Art speed dating in St Kevin's
Arcade, 6pm to 8pm, November 12.
Visit www.artweek.co.nz or a
participating art gallery for a full
eDay provides better way to dispose of e-waste
Thinking about throwing out
your old computer or printer?
You'd be doing the world a
favour if you dispose of it on
Now in its fifth year, eDay
is the only nationwide com-
munity e-waste recycling
event for households and
small businesses to dispose of
old computer equipment in
an environmentally sound
way -- and at no cost.
It'll be held in more than 40
centres -- including Manukau
-- on November 6.
Organisers are aiming to
divert as much as 1300
tonnes of electronic waste
from landfills, up from last
year's record amount of 976
More than 83,000 items
were collected last year,
including a total of 30 tonnes
from last year's Manukau city
centre drive-through site.
The new eDay New Zea-
land Trust, an independent
community trust set up to
promote the responsible
recycling of electronic waste,
has taken over running the
And it's encouraging com-
munities to collect their
neighbourhood e-waste in one
place before taking one trip to
the drop-off location to save
time and reduce vehicle
What can be disposed of?
All computer-related equip-
The trust also accepts
mobile phones although it's
encouraging people to donate
them to Starship hospital's
mobile phone recycling
Trust chairman Laurence
Zwimpfer says the Starship
scheme is a good example of
e-waste recycling that
benefits the community.
And TVs won't be included
on this year's recycling list.
We had hoped to be able to
include TV sets and home hi-
fi equipment this year as 25
percent of the 16,000 people
disposing of equipment at
last year's eDay indicated
they have an old TV waiting
But unfortunately we
can't include them,'' Mr
Zwimpfer says. The chan-
nels for recycling this equip-
ment are not sufficiently well
developed so we encourage
everyone to hold on to old TVs
for just a bit longer.''
eDay is on November 6,
9am to 3pm at its drive-
through site in the Manukau
City Council carpark, off Wiri
Station Rd, Manukau city
centre. Volunteers wishing to
help out on the day should
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