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High Five Events for Wednesday 27th February!

$10 Pizza Wednesday with free live music at MOON1

$10 pizza?

We’ll be open and serving $10 pizzas at the bar from 4pm plain and simple.

This week as always there’s beer and from 7pm, live music!

MOON 1 – 167 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand 6021 – Today from 16:00-21:00

Helen Calder | Folded

Please join us at the opening of Helen Calder’s new exhibition next Wednesday. Helen is coming up from Christchurch for the opening so you will have a chance to meet her and chat to her about her distinctive practice.
She will also give a talk about her work at 6pm.

There’s a sense of playful misbehaving in Calder’s new exhibition – a polite disruption of expectations. Nothing is quite what it seems. On the one hand the paintings seems to speak to historic male, hard-edged geometric abstraction but there’s also a sense of soft feminine craft, of fabric draping, of textural colour with surprising juxtapositions and reveals between outer and inner, front and back.

The paint is built up with multiple colour layers of various opacities and is folded to reveals those layers. The softness of the paint, its pliability and weight, is evident in the drape and fall of each folded form.

And then there are the steel wire supports which hold the skins – here presenting themselves as lines, none entirely straight and some surprisingly a little wayward, but all an integral part of the work interacting with the rectangular geometry of the paintings.

This is an exciting new exhibition from an artist gaining strong recognition for her exploration of the boundaries of painting and her distinctive use of space, colour, light, line and form.

This is Calder’s fourth exhibition in the gallery and we are delighted to present this new work, particularly while she has two large works in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, currently showing in their Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa exhibition. Calder has exhibited regularly since completing a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 2003. Her work is held in a wide range of private and public collections.

The exhibition continues until 23 March, 2019.

Bartley + Company Art – 56A Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011 – Today from 17:30-19:30

St Andrews on the Terrace – Mediterramìa

Mediterramìa – Luca Ciarla solOrkestra. In collaboration with the Italian Embassy of Wellington. Free Entrance.

Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step by step, with a loop pedal he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra! The program features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions. “…a magical acoustic seduction where everybody can find familiar influences…from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)

St Andrews on The Terrace – Today from 18:00-20:00

Carillon recitals February 2019

We invite you to Pukeahu to hear National Carillonist, Timothy Hurd QSM, playing the Carillon bells– all 74 of them (but probably not at the same time!) at our regular free recitals. Spice up your weekday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon with the sounds of the Carillon. Feel free to bring a picnic along.

As the Carillon is best heard from outside, we will keep calm and ‘carillon’ rain or shine!

On occasion we have visiting military bands and guest performers – so do check this page regularly for updates.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park – Today from 12:30-13:00

Man of Influence: the industrious life of Sir Harold Beauchamp

Sir Harold Beauchamp is perhaps best known today as the father of New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield. But there was much more to the man.

This exhibition explores the life of a prominent Wellingtonian, enterprising businessman, energetic world traveller, and proud family man. Sir Harold was the first owner of Mansfield’s birthplace at Tinakori Road, an early Director of the Bank of New Zealand, and counted New Zealand’s Premier, Richard Seddon, among his friends.

Get a glimpse of turn of the century Wellington through the life of the industrious Sir Harold.

Exhibition runs 13 December 2018 – 17 March 2019.

Developed by Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and BNZ Heritage.

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden – 25 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand 6011 – Today from 10:00-16:00