Western Leader : January 25th 2011
11 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 25, 2011 NEWS Waitakere College Make a good start to 2011 2011 -- start the year well at Waitakere College -- a caring, respectful learning environment where all students can achieve. START OF 2011 Tues 1 Feb 12.00-3.05pm All Yr 13 Wed 2 Feb 8.40am -3.05pm All Yr 12 Fri 4 Feb 8.40am -- 3.05pm AllYr9&AllYr13 Powhiri and Yr 9 orientation activities Mon 7 Feb onwards 8.40am -- 3.05pm All students Classes under way Uniform sales All students must start in correct uniform. Come in to try and buy your uniforms at the College. Tues 25 Jan, Wed 26 Jan Thurs 27 Jan 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.00pm Thurs 3 Feb 8.30am-12.30pm & 1.00-2.30pm New enrolments. We welcome inquiries. Please phone the College Office for an appointment. Phone: (09) 836 7890 Fax: (09) 836 7892 Box 21144 Henderson Mr Mark Shanahan, Principal Waitakere College Rathgar Road, Henderson 3388744AC February 2011 Stirring silver: Sin-Mae Chung is re-interpreting the spoon for her upcoming exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY Spoons can be art By NICOLA MURPHY Artist Sin-Mae Chung is turning everyday cutlery into art for the exhibition It Started With a Spoon. It will be her first solo exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre. I'm interested in re- interpreting the spoon,'' she says. I'm looking at other functions it has which are more abstract and impractical.'' It's not just about the end product but also how you've been working on it,'' she says. The 23-year-old has created a number of unusual pieces including a collection of clay hands holding spoons. The New Lynn resi- dent has also produced a picture of her reflection in a spoon, put together with coloured tattoo papers. It's very abstract.'' Unlike many artists, she's no perfectionist. I like things that are a little bit rough around the edges, not shined to perfection.'' Miss Chung says she'll probably be nervous before the show opens but she's enjoyed having the freedom to create the kind of art that she wants. It Started With a Spoon is at Corban Estate Arts Centre, 426 Great North Rd, Henderson, running from January 28 to February 27. Be a part of fun family day An annual family day out is coming up in March and organisers are seeking stallholders and entertainers. Organiser Linda Shaw of Massey Matters says the free day out on March 26 coincides with Neighbours Day and people are encouraged to bring their friends and neighbours along. There are activities for the little ones but also for adults. We will be running a Top Town- style event for teams of friends and neighbours to enter. A lot of community organisations are repres- ented so there is infor- mation on services avail- able to local people, but it's done in a fun way. It's a good way for people who have moved to the area to find out what is available.'' School groups, com- munity groups and in- dividuals are invited to perform on stage. We have a lot of tal- ent in our community -- there are some very good amateur entertainers out there,'' says Ms Shaw. The event, called Te Raa Mokopuna, will be held from 10am to 2pm at Moire Park, Granville Drive, Massey. Stallholders need to get their application forms in by February 11. Anyone interested in performing on stage can call Linda on 832-0431.
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