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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Although I'm not known for my interest in community activities

(but if you wanna talk over your back fence about New Zealand herpetology or obscure Bob Dylan bootlegs I'll come running) I do live close to Mt. Eden, and these talks look interesting, soo...thank you John Daly-Peoples

Wed 27 Feb: Eve Armstrong & Jeff Thomson: IN THE SCULPTURAL ZONE
Eve Armstrong is known for her sculptural installations using recycled waste materials and for her socially interactive street projects. Jeff Thomson is known for his sculptural investigation of a much loved material in New Zealand- corrugated iron.
Wed 5 Mar: Mark Olsen and Pam Blok: IN THE PAINTING ZONE
Pam Blok has been a dedicated painter at many Artists in Eden Day events and has won several awards for her work including the National Telecom Award and the North Shore Art Award.
Mark Olsen was the 2007 Auckland White Pages® Art Award Winner and the designer of the latest BMW Creation CA07 Art Car, raced in the 2007 Le Mans.
Wed 12 Mar: Edith Amituanai and Allan McDonald: IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY ZONE
Photographer Allan McDonald’s work examines aspects of our social landscape that are either unstable or on the point of change.
Edith Amituanai is the 2007 Inaugural Marti Friedlander Photographic Award Recipient, presented in partnership with the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

An Eden Arts event leading up to Artists in Eden Day, Saturday 15 March, Essex Road Reserve, Mt Eden.
Venue: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Cnr Silver Road and Gillies Ave, Epsom.
Cost: Door sales only, no bookings required, $10/$8 student conc
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Contact: Eden Arts, Sue Gardiner, ph 624 5140. Rose Browning, ph 624 0472
P O Box 67135, Mt Eden, Auckland
Phone 021 457 673 Rose Browning

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