Views
5 months ago

Selwyn Times: May 30, 2018

12 Wednesday

12 Wednesday May 30 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News SELWYN TIMES Getting people moving aim of class ROLLESTON Community Centre’s Move it to Music class is getting residents in the district off the couch. The class, run by an experienced tutor, uses music, fun equipment and a sense of humour to get attendees moving. It’s aimed at those with arthritis or the less active who want to ‘use it not lose it.’ Kathleen Johnston, a visitor to the district who attends the sessions, has had two hip replacements and a back operation and says the class is a great opportunity to exercise without too much strain on her joints. “This class encouraged me to get off the couch and get my body moving following my operations,” she said. Instructor Jan McKay has been running similar classes for nearly 20 years and says she enjoys seeing the benefits that they have for attendees, both physically and socially. “The class allows them to get their bodies moving in a safe environment,” she said. The Move it to Music class is held on Wednesdays from 1.15–2.15pm at the Rolleston Community Centre, and costs $3 per session. No bookings required. •For more information phone the centre on 347 2882 or ask at the counter. Chance for a visit to Gansu A SELWYN resident or someone who works locally, has the chance to visit Gansu in north-west China as applications to travel to the district’s sister city are now open. Each year the district council’s Selwyn sister city committee sends a local representative to Gansu for a month-long exchange. This year the exchange, which has the opportunity to join delegates from about 20 different countries, will go from September 1 to 30 in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu. This fellowship is funded by the Gansu Provincial People’s Government of China. Past fellows have come from backgrounds in agriculture, exporting and local government. Last year’s fellow, Phillip Millar, said the experience was a great opportunity to learn more about the region of Gansu and to see some amazing sights. “A highlight for me was definitely exploring the City of Lanzhou which runs along the beautiful Yellow River and visiting the rainbow coloured mountains in Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. I also loved visiting the OPPORTUNITY: Phillip Millar, last year’s fellow, visited the Yellow River Mother Sculpture in Lanzhou. The river flows through the city. ​ Crescent Lake and sand dunes in Dunhuang. I had never seen anything like these amazing landforms before, and my appreciation for the beautiful landscapes of China was increased markedly,” he said. Gansu Province is on the Silk Rd and close to the Gobi Desert. It is the Chinese Province in which New Zealander Rewi Alley established schools. Mr Alley was born in Springfield and this connection is a key part of the sister city relationship between Selwyn and Shandan. The Gansu Fellowship is open to anyone aged between 22 and 50 who lives or works in the district – and is ready to embrace an exciting challenge and opportunity for personal growth. •For more information or to apply email Bernadette Ryan on bernadette.ryan@ selwyn.govt.nz, or phone 347 2800. The Selwyn Gallery marks their 20th Anniversary The Selwyn Gallery, Darfield is marking the 20th anniversary of its opening on Friday, 1 June 2018 with its exhibition, “The Revisit”. Philip Baldwin, Malvern Community Arts Council Chairperson commented: “We are thrilled that six artists who showed their works in 1998 at the first Selwyn Gallery exhibition— Simon Edwards, Mike Glover, Svetlana Orinko, Marcia Scott, Pattison Parkin, and Hamish Wright—have agreed to exhibit an all-new lineup of art work for the Gallery’s June exhibition”. Simon Edwards’ paintings possess an atmosphere of gentle melancholy. He says, “The landscape has been the source of my work…I use this as a departure point…setting up a dialogue between myself, the medium and the landscape”. Although his works seem to represent actual places, they are more often than not “imaginative” scenes built from fragments of memory or a part of a landscape, even a photograph. Mike Glover works predominantly in pastel, exploring the lands, skies, and waters of the South Island. “Looking down on a river winding through the hills or a spectacular sunset…there is a sense of awe of peace and of harmony with nature,” is how he describes his work. Mike is active in the community art scene, having helped to establish Down by the Liffey Gallery in Lincoln. Svetlana Orinko was able to begin her painting career in earnest after immigrating to New Zealand in 1992. She paints in oil and watercolour, and is attracted to subject matter with strong abstract patterns. Svetlana describes her style as contemporary realism, and has enjoyed much success as an artist. She has a growing reputation as one of the country’s top watercolour artists and teacher. Patterson Parkin’s distinct style show different viewpoints at the same time, within the same space, suggesting their threedimensional form and creating the illusion of depth. Working in bright colours and patterns heighten the diverse subject matter he depicts, including landscapes, nudes, musicians, and abstracts. He has also transitioned into wall assemblage, consisting of canvas covered shapes, both textured and painted. Marcia Scott’s medium of choice is usually acrylic, although she has moved from paper to canvas in recent years. Marcia also dabbles in watercolours and oils, and she loves the challenge of developing ideas with new media, including laser-cut timber panels as canvases, a range of “dust collector” decorative blocks, and the supreme hat award in the 2013 New Zealand Hat and Hair Art Awards. Hamish Wright’s travels in the Ukraine in 1998–99 and in Kiev during 2003—2004 continue to influence his artistic style. His work explores iconography and propaganda of the Soviet Union, particularly commemorative badges, posters, and other Space Age memorabilia, creating works that are visually appealing and full of fun. Using bold colour, well defined forms, and a high level of surface finish suggest Pop Art and nostalgia. “We hope all of our supporters will visit the Selwyn Gallery during the month of June to see how the styles of these artists have evolved over the past 20 years”, Mr Baldwin concluded. Selwyn Gallery is open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm. Please come along and enjoy the variety of works on display. A catalogue is available for each exhibition. Check us out on http://www.selwyngallery. co.nz/ For further information please contact Katrina Ellis, MCAC Arts Administrator, on the contacts below. Selwyn Gallery - 17 South Terrace P 03 318 8702 (Gallery) P 027 425 7356 (Arts Administrator) E mcac.arts@gmail.com W www.selwyngallery.co.nz F www.facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz 1998. Jim Bolger resigns. Jenny Shipley leads minority-National government and opens Selwyn Gallery featuring Simon Edwards, Mike Glover, Svetlana Orinko, Patterson Parkin, Marcia Scott and Hamish Wright in the Grand Opening exhibition. Michael King wins Robert Burns Fellowship. Bic Runga wins album of the year. Dame Malvina Major wins Benny Award. NZ films Memory and Desire and Saving Grace released. NZ wins 34 Commonwealth Games medals. Christian Cullen wins NZ Trotting Cup. Crusaders win Super 12. Hikoi of Hope. Prime TV launched. 2018. The Revisit. Simon Edwards, Mike Glover, Svetlana Orinko, Patterson Parkin, Marcia Scott, and Hamish Wright. Friday, June 1 – 28 June 2018. The Malvern Community Arts Council is pleased to present The Revisit celebrating Selwyn Gallery’s 20th Anniversary 1–28 June 2018 Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Terrace, Darfield Open daily 10am–4pm www.selwyngallery.co.nz 03 3188 702 SelwynGallery advertorial

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday May 30 2018 13 COME ON IN FOR A CHAT ◊ A MEAL A DRINK ◊ A DANCE HELPING OUT: About 30 people planted more than 400 native trees in the Liffey Domain recently. Big tree planting effort at the Liffey Domain Lincoln Envirotown trustee Sue Jarvis writes about tree planting at the Liffey Domain THANK YOU everyone for the great response to the request for helpers at the Liffey Domain planting co-ordinated by the Lincoln Envirotown Trust on May 12. About 30 people were involved, including helpers from the Lincoln community, Lincoln University and Lincoln High School. Amazingly, we managed to plant more than 400 native trees in under two hours – helped by the fact that Gordon Boyle, a local farmer and member of Lincoln Envirotown, dug the holes for us with his post-hole driver. There were bell birds and fantails taking an interest in our efforts to improve their habitat. Thanks to Ralph Scott for his great organisation as well as the Lincoln Community Committee for providing the funding, Andrew Spanton from the district council for all his support, Mike Bowie for positioning the trees and to Sue Bowie for the pikelets. COME & ENJOY OUR RITUALS MONDAY All you can eat ribs from 5pm. HOUSIE from 7.30pm. TUESDAY Kids eat ½ price all day. CLUB NIGHT: 4-7pm. WEDNESDAY $15 PARMA NIGHT & OPEN MIC NIGHT Last Wednesday of the month – entertain or be entertained. THURSDAY THIRSTY THURSDAY Drink Specials 4-7pm. $15 STEAK NIGHT - $13 .50 for Club Members. FRIDAY See what comes up on the SPECIALS WHEEL 8-9pm. SATURDAY Fantastic LIVE MUSIC. Get your dance on. SUNDAY Enjoy our $13 ROAST - famous in Lincoln. Work & Income NZ Superannuation is coming to Selwyn Ken Stevens, a case manager from the Ministry of Social Development, will be visiting Selwyn to answer questions on payments, entitlement, and any other matters regarding superannuation. Visits are by PRIOR appointment – to book an appointment please phone (03) 961 9170. Ken will be visiting these locations: Tuesday 12 June, 10am–2pm, Lincoln Event Centre Tuesday 19 June, 10am–2pm, Darfield Library and Service Centre Tuesday 26 June, 10am–2pm, Leeston Library and Service Centre TRY OUR: EXPRESS LUNCH MENU At the heart of Lincoln PROUDLY SUPPORTING: • Lincoln Rugby • Lincoln Cricket • Lincoln High School Sport • Lincoln Young Farmers • Lincoln University EVENTS REGULARY POSTED ON OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408 famousgrousehotel.co.nz