Western Leader : January 31st 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 10 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 31, 2012 NEWS PROUDLY 100% NEW ZEALAND OWNED AND OPERATED Mill Road Range 750ml Kingfisher / NZ Pure 12 Pack 330ml Bottles Thornbury Range 750ml Excludes Pinot Noir Becks / Budweiser 12 Pack 330ml Bottles Gunn Estate Range 750ml Heineken 24 Pack 330ml Bottles Limit 3 1167-1177 NEW NORTH ROAD, MT ALBERT. PHONE: 820 0218 SELECTED BEER & WINE ONLY BEER & WINE BONUS BUYS Valid Monday 30th January -- Sunday 5th February 2012. Limits may apply for trade customers. LIQUOR SALES AT MT ALBERT ARE UNDERTAKEN BY THE PORTAGE LICENSING TRUST. OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE AT PAK'nSAVE MT ALBERT Please drink responsibly I.D. 25 required if under MT ALBERT 789 1798 1098 1989 3898 998 Bottle pk Bottle pk Bottle pk 4276206AB Antarctic travel inspires artist's work By NICOLA MURPHY Well-travelled: Nigel Brown with some of his work ready to be hung at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery for his exhibition. The same exhibition is at Lopdell House in Titirangi. Photo: NICOLE GOURLEY/SOUTHLAND TIMES Expressionist artist Nigel Brown has painted in many unusual places but the strangest was in Antarctica. It has been one of the many highlights in his 30 years of travelling which have inspir- ed his art. An exhibition of his work, Travel to Travel, is on display at Lopdell House and fea- tures 46 works from Mr Brown and his partner Sue McLaughlin s private collec- tion. The display began at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery and has moved north to Auckland. Mr Brown lives in River- ton, near Invercargill, and travelled to Titirangi for the opening and an artist s talk on his work last month. In Antarctica I wasn t able to drip paint anywhere so we had to put sheets everywhere and the paint froze, Mr Brown says. He travelled there in 1998 as the first participant in the Artist to Antarctica pro- gramme. He also went to Russia to be an ambassador for New Zealand Art. We were guarded every- where we went and we had to travel in a bullet-proof vehic- les. Mr Brown has travelled to many other places including Spain, Japan and the Pacific. He and Ms McLaughlin settled back in New Zealand in 2001. He s glad to see the Travel to Travel exhibition in west Auckland because he did much of his work in Titirangi during the 1970s. Mr Brown says his travel has impacted significantly on his art. Travel can be described as a kind of invasion of the mind by outside influences. I come home with my mind shifted in subtle ways. And from one journey to the next you are no longer the same. Curator Kate Wells says Mr Brown s works are access- ible to many people because of the themes in them. There are a lot of geo- graphical and political refe- rences. They are really stun- ning works. Travel to Travel runs until February 12 at Lopdell House, corner of Titirangi and South Titirangi roads. Entry is free. Expert to talk An internationally ac- claimed Harvard busi- ness professor will give a public lecture on ent- repeneurship in the natural food and beauty industries. Professor Geoffrey Jones will give the 90-minute lecture at AUT s business school tomorrow at 1pm. He will look into the origins of the natural food and beauty cate- gories and explore how they were created and grown. Titirangi resident AUT assiciate professor Simon Mowatt says the lecture is a great oppor- tunity for business students and profes- sionals to hear from an expert in his field. Mr Jones will also be collaborating with Mr Mowatt to research a new book looking into the origins and develop- ment of green business worldwide. People wanting to attend can RSVP to email@example.com. Young leaders sought Young people keen to develop their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Rotary Club of Waita- kere is looking for 19 to 26-year-olds to partici- pate in a week-long pro- gramme at Whenuapai airbase from April 8 to 14.The awards pro- gramme is designed to help young people develop their team work, communication skills and to fulfil their poten- tial as leaders. It features talks by community and business leaders, discussion groups and community activities. The Henderson Rotary Club is hosting this year s event and success- ful applicants will be sponsored by various Rotary clubs. Call John Riddell on 833-6972 or visit www.rotarywaitakere. org.nz for more infor- mation. Jandal day a hit Kiwis proved just how much they value the essential service surf lifeguards provide when they donated to Surf Life Saving s national appeal day raising $380,000. More than 1500 jandal-clad surf life- guards hit the streets with collection buckets on National Jandal Day and schools and busi- nesses raised money by holding events, compe- titions, coin trails, mufti- days and sausage sizzles. The money raised will go to surf life saving clubs to help train more lifeguards, boost patrols and buy equipment.
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