at Stoddart Cottage
Free event - booking advised via Eventbrite
Listening to Landscapes (Sound Walk): Saturday 3 June, 2.30-3.30pm
Cross-media artist and Stoddart Cottage Gallery curator, Dr Jo Burzynska guides a walk in Waipapa Diamond Harbour to spots where the Impressionist painter, Margaret Stoddart created her works (above middle). However, this is a sound walk that encourages participants to approach these locations differently, by ear rather than eye. No booking required.
Meet at Diamond Harbour jetty shelter for a prompt departure following the arrival of the Lyttelton ferry at 2.30pm.The walk finishes at Stoddart Cottage.
Voices of Whakaraupō (Poetry/Spoken Word): Sunday 18 June, 4-5.30pm
Established and new voices from around Whakaraupō unite in this afternoon of poetry, spoken word, and art. These include poet, writer and Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador, Ben Brown (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Paoa - above left, image: Sophie Taylor-Brown), poet and playwright Pohlen Newbery (Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāti Manunui), dancer and poet, Jacqueline Coia and synesthetic combinations of spoken word and visual art by Scarlett-Rose Adamson. Places are limited so booking advised here.
Improvisations on Margaret (Live music/sound performances): Saturday 1 July, 5.30-7pm
What might a Margaret Stoddart painting sound like? Be prepared to have your eyes and ears opened as musicians improvise live music in response to specific paintings. In this unique event at the historic birthplace of the respected Impressionist painter, some of Whakaraupō’s most respected improvising musicians and exhibiting artists will use Stoddart’s paintings as their score. The performers include Anita Clark (Motte), Bruce Russell (Dead C - above right, image: Marine Aub), Luke Wood (The Opawa 45s), Peter Wright & Helen Greenfield (Teen Haters), Malcolm Riddoch, Nicolas Woolaston and Gemma Syme (Instant Fantasy). Whakarongo Whakaraupō exhibiting artist, Motoko Kikkawa will also be improvising with some of these musicians to her own paintings. Places are limited so booking advised here.