Page 4


Wednesday June 14, 2017

Artist tells fairytales on canvasses By Julia Czerwonatis

TRELLIS • Trellis made to size • BBQ tables (assembled) • Planter boxes • Decorative fence panels • Compost bins • Gates • Bird boxes

36 Main Road, Tawa • Ph: 04 232-5999

TAWA MEDICAL CENTRE Call 232 7193 to book for your Flu vaccination now! Over 65, pregnant women and patients with certain conditions are FREE!

New Patients Welcome We offer you quality medical care for you and your family/ whanau in a full range of healthcare services.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate has invited Wellington artist Rebecca Holden into their art studios for a five-week residency. Throughout different workshops, classes and art sessions Rebecca works together with the Marsden girls to create three paintings picking up topics of various fairytales. “The idea of the residency is that students can see a working artist and respond to my work. They can learn from me just as I learn from them when I watch them using techniques in class that I have never tried,” Rebecca said. The artist likes to focus on visual storytelling. “I don’t make any sketches; I just do it as I go. The work becomes a journey that encompasses the entire process including little mistakes,” Rebecca explained. She said she would get her inspiration from reading.

Rebecca in her temporary art studio at Samuel Marsden Collegiate in Karori. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

“I want to capture a part of a story that struck me as appealing or revolting. For the residency, I also gathered ideas by just walking around Karori and taking photos.” Rebecca said a characteristic of her work was different layering. “Some parts are thickly

By Julia Czerwonatis

Samuel Marsden Collegiate’s Anabel Jamieson was in the spotlight last week when staging

with the New Zealand Opera’s production of the classic French opera Carmen. “The story is about a pretty lady called Carmen.

Phone 04 232 7193 • Hours 8am - 6pm 17 Rewa Tce, Tawa (Closed Weekends and Public Holidays) Anabel (centre) on stage with the New Zealand Opera. Next to theatre the Year 9 student loves water polo, netball, and writing. PHOTO: Supplied

She works in a cigarette factory, and all the soldiers have fallen for her,” Anabel explained. “I was one of the naughty children in the opera that cause a lot of mischiefs,” Anabel explained. “We grow up to become soldiers, too, but we’re still too young.” Anabel went to an audition in April and was chosen out of 60 children. “I felt really ecstatic when they told me I was going to be part of the cast,” Anabel said. “It was hard work, especially because the songs we sing are all in French,” she explained. Being on stage is like a second home for the 13-year-old. She performed in the Bacchus Theatre Trust’s production of Queen of Tarts in February and



Our services include:

Steve Maggs e: p: (04) 587 1660

.99 37 Captain Morgan 1L




(Spiced or Dark)

Jim Beam 1L, Famous Grouse 1L, Canadian Club 1L

Nicola Adams e: p: 027 222 2871

.99 28 Heineken 15pk $

.99 13 Woodstock $

7% 6pk

David Lewis e: p: (04) 587 1660

Three art pieces called The singing bone, The donkey cabbage, and Little brother, little sister, will be resulting from Rebecca’s residency.  Samuel Marsden will invite guests to an exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery at Shed 11, on Friday, June 23, 6-8pm.

From Wellywood to Broadway

Consultation Fees are No charge for Under 13 years, 13-17 years are $38.50 and 18 years and over are $48.00

Visit us online at

painted, and some have more sketching. I often use a figurative element too.” Rebecca said working in a different environment meant shifting your habits and responding to your surroundings. “It’s always good to push yourself and try something new.”

CAMBRIDGE TERRACE OPEN 7 DAYS Ph: 385 1743 - 63 Cambridge Terrace Mon–Tue: 12pm–10pm - Wed–Thu: 11am–10pm Fri–Sat: 11am–9pm - Sunday: 12pm–9pm

 Patching  Darning  Replacing Zips  Shortening  Lengthening  Take In  Let Out  Re-Modelling  Relining  New Elbow Patches  Darting  New Pockets  Tapering  Buttons And Button Holes. Suits, trousers, skirts, shirts, jackets, evening wear, corporate wear, overalls, lightweight leather or suede, manchester, curtains and cushion covers. We re-hem any unravelled blind hems free of charge. Come in and discuss with one of our qualified staff members for a no obligation quote. Phone 04 499 9336 BNZ Shopping Centre, Foodcourt Level - Shop 2

will also be taking part in the Rongotai College production of Oliver as Bet later this year. Anabel gained a first and second placing in the North Shore Performing Arts Junior Vocal Competition and performed in the ABTC Modern Dance competition recently, gaining one second place and two third places. Anabel said being in the cast of Carmen was her greatest success so far. “I have learned so much. Being on stage with older actors was quite scary at first but everyone was really cool,” she stated. “I want to keep on track with dancing, acting and singing – I don’t like stopping. I’d love to be on Broadway one day.”

Independent Herald 14-06-17  

Independent Herald 14-06-17

Independent Herald 14-06-17  

Independent Herald 14-06-17