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Selwyn Times: October 24, 2017

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8 Tuesday October 24 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk Selwyn’s wearable art ACE: Leeston resident Rose Carrick models a costume she designed. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE WEIRD and wonderful has been unleashed at a wearable art competition. Art Couture NZ brought its first fashion show to life in Tai Tapu attracting about 150 people through the door. The show judged by designer Loretta Sloan and artists Steve Henderson and Blanche Fryer featured about 29 designs from residents both in Selwyn and beyond. Organiser Kim Strange said the show has received a lot of postive feedback and is already looking at possible venues and dates for next year’s show. “We are just looking at venues because we will need to go bigger,” she said. Mrs Strange said people were stunned at the quality of the garments and people’s creativity. “It was just nice watching everyone’s faces. You just saw everyone getting a lot of pleasure from it . . . we have got very clever people,” she said. The competition hosted by Christchurch city councillor Anne Galloway had costumes UNLIMITED: Lincoln resident Amie Parker with her model Talia Belworthy in the futuristic dress code-themed dress she designed. ​ ranging from a phoenix-styled dress to futuristic-themed. Mrs Strange said several Lincoln High School students went to the show and will enter next year. The audience also had the chance to mix with the designers and models at supper time. “People were able to see the outfits up close and go and talk to the designers to see how they made them . . . they seemed to enjoy that,” Mrs Strange said. Unearthed Excavating our stock room we have brought some hidden gems to light. Historic through to recent works will be displayed in an exhibition unlike any we have held before. Any artwork can be taken on the purchase day for the ticket price, no need to wait until the end of the show. You can also take the silent auction option, make a respectful written offer to the artist. At the end of the show the highest bid will be considered, perhaps it will be yours, a chance to get an artwork ‘for a song’. Delve into the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints by emerging and established artists. Some of the participants are Robin Slow, Brent Forbes, Anna Dalzell, Chris Pole, Jane Downes, Hamish Southcott, Carol Stensrud, Chris Moore, Rae West, Jill Perrott, Barb Warren and many more. That esoteric artwork that has haunted you for years may be back to tempt you, others may seem like old friends, whatever, it will certainly be a diverse and intriguing show. Presales welcome. Opening 11am, 28 th October. Global Warning by Hamish Southcott Dandelight by Jane Downes See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 phil@pgmortho.co.nz www.pgmortho.co.nz WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby Mothlings by Rae West un earthed Hidden treasures from the gallery vaults Sunset by Brent Forbes Artworks for a ‘song’ n Work from emerging + established artists n Cash + Carry n Silent Auction 28 Oct > 22 Nov Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944 art@littlerivergallery.com Our gorgeous range of.. sandwiches, paninis, bagels, scones, slices, muffins, quiches, sausage rolls & pies, coffee and more! CATERING AVAILABLE! Gorgeous Food specialist bakery OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm 66-68 Springs Rd Ph: 344 6044 Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm www.gorgeousfood.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 24 2017 9 extravanganza a roaring success AT THE CIRCUS: Weedons resident Tracey Hollands (middle) won the Sow’s Ear catergory for her “Jesticulate”- themed dress modelled by Riley Harrison. They are with judge Blanche Fryer. INSIGHTFUL: Model Abbey Curd (middle) wears “A Window on Christchurch” dress designed by Upper Riccarton resident Linda Crooks (right). They are with judge Loretta Sloan. FIRE: A model wears a phoenix-inspired dress designed by Lincoln resident Lee Parker. PHOTOS: ANDY CURRIE FAST FACTS Winners of Art Couture NZ’s first wearable arts competition categories: •Students under 20 – Lincoln resident Amie Parker for “The Futuristic Dress Code.” •Garments using recycled materials – Auckland resident Leanne Day for “Madame Bride.” •Open category – Upper Riccarton resident Linda Crooks for “A Window on Christchurch.” •Hardware catergory – Lincoln resident Lee Parker for “Phoenix.” •Sow’s Ear using a mix of provided materials – Weedons resident Tracey Hollands for “Jesticulate.” •Supreme winner: Auckland resident Leanne Day for “Madame Bride.” CheCk out these “Grouse” MoNDaY all you can eat ribs $26 saturDaY tuesDaY kids eat for $5 all day & trivia suNDaY rituals thursDaY steak nights $15 or $13.50 for members eXPress luNCh Come in and check out our New Cafe at the side door red Bird espresso oPeN For BreakFast FroM 7aM Whether your stopping in for a quick cuppa or indulging in our fantastic breakfast menu, we will be open from 7am everyday. live band $13 roast all day monday - friday $15 lunch deals 2 Gerald street, lincoln | Ph: 03 325 2408 | www.famousgrousehotel.co.nz DO YOU HAVE A WILL THAT IS UP TO DATE? cONTAcT: ROLLESTON LAW Richard Gray - rcg@meareswilliams.co.nz Kate Warren - kcw@meareswilliams.co.nz A: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston T: (03) 374 2547 W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz