Mick Pendergrast, 1932-2010

Maori weaving expert Mick (Michael John) Pendergrast died on June 27, 2010 after a long illness in his 78th year. Loved and respected uncle, best friend and mentor of Andrew and Clare ("Clarabell"). Devoted master and companion of Jack.

Pendergrast’s book Maori basketry for beginners, now known as Te Mahi Kete, was first published in 1975. He has since published numerous other books on Maori and Pacific fibre arts.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Manukau Memorial Gardens in South Auckland.

OBJECTive Art Awards 2010

OBJECTive Art Awards 2010
October 16 - November 12, 2010
New Mangere Arts Centre, Cnr Orly Ave and Bader Dve, Mangere Town Centre, Manukau.

The annual awards and exhibition encourage artists to work in their own chosen media and enter both practical and decorative works into this national event.

Exhibition: Open Narratives/ New Paintings: Various Artists, June 26 - July 25, 2010

Open Narratives/ New Paintings: Various Artists
June 26 - July 25, 2010
LeSA Gallery, Wellington

Opening Function, Friday Night, June 25th at 6:00pm.

Artists featured include Sheyne Tuffery, Rebecca Tune, Leanne Clayton, Serene Tay, Lorraine King, Karley Feaver, Geoff Tune, Carlos Wedde, Cam Munroe, Eunjung Jinn, Greg Hodgson, Ella Hoeflich, Nanette Lela'ulu, adn Chris van Doren.