Eastern Courier : July 27th 2011
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Organiser David Knight expects the contest to attract entries from around the country. The annual competition usually attracts up to 400 entries. It isn t restricted to west Auck- landers and last year Wellingtonian Sally Houtman won the open category with her story Bread. She is legally blind and uses special adaptive equipment on her computer to magnify the text so she can read it. To enter the short story compe- tition send a stamped, self- addressed envelope to WDSSC, PO Box 83-065 Edmonton, 0652 Auck- land, or email email@example.com for an entry form. Entries must be 2000 words or less and have to be in by September 30.The competition includes an open category and a junior section div- ided into intermediate and secondary categories for students. The entry fee is $5 in the open sec- tion and $1 for juniors. Winners will be announced in November and there are cash prizes worth $1700. School hall gets a modern makeover Progress: Wakaaranga Primary School principal Brent Jenkin checks on the renovations of the school hall. Photo: STEPHANIE FAWCETT By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Renovations on Wakaaranga Pri- mary School s hall are in full swing. Work on the tired old building started a month ago and principal Brent Jenkin hopes the hall will be ready to use for the start of term four. The hall s exterior is damaged and it doesn t look like a modern teaching facility, he says. We want to improve the building -- not just its appearance but also its functionality. The building s interior will undergo a complete overhaul. Renovations include a new stage, entrance, lobby and kitchen. A par- quet floor will replace damaged par- ticle board flooring. The current stage will be demolished and a new one will be built into a wall near the middle of the building with the audience set up in a U-shape around it, Mr Jenkin says. It will bring people closer to what s happening on stage and we re getting movable staging as well which will allow us to create a stage anywhere in the hall. Mr Jenkin says the new kitchen will allow food to be served into both the hall and the new lobby. The school s long-term plan allows for a third room to be eventu- ally added to the end of the hall to serve as a performing arts centre. So we will hopefully end up with three teaching spaces that can be used at the same time, Mr Jenkin says. That way it s a multi-use build- ing and it s what a modern centre like this needs to be. The project is expected to cost $450,000. Wakaaranga has contri- buted $200,000 of that through fundraising and savings. The school s dental clinic and speech therapy centre is also being renovated with the dental clinic set to become a district health board hub dental clinic. It will cater for around 5000 students. Renowned photographer at Elam Esteemed American photographer Catherine Opie will mount a special exhibition in Auckland as part of her role as an Elam International Artist in Residence at The Univer- sity of Auckland. Catherine Opie is Professor of Photography at University of Cali- fornia, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is regarded as one of the world s most important living photographers, a reputation that was cemented by the 2008 mid-career survey of her work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The show, Catherine Opie: Amer- ican Photographer, demonstrated the vast scope of her work, includ- ing series of portraits and American urban landscapes that range in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. In 2009, Catherine Opie received the Women s Caucus for Art: Presi- dent s Award for Lifetime Achieve- ment. She has exhibited extensively around the world at such illustrious venues as the Museum of Contem- porary Art in Chicago, the Photographers Gallery in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Switzerland and Germany. We are extremely privileged to host an artist of Catherine Opie s calibre as our forthcoming Elam International Artist in Residence, Professor Jenny Dixon, Dean of the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) says. The opportunity to learn from and work alongside such a widely respected photographer will no doubt have a great impact on our Elam students. Next month Catherine Opie will produce a new show drawn from her work with Elam students. The exhi- bition will be open to the public August 10-13, from 11am-4pm. For more information visit www.regenprojects.com/artists/ catherine-opie. The Elam International Artist in Residence Programme is generously supported by Dame Jenny Gibbs.The University of Auckland's National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries comprises the School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme. Public lecture tonight Cameron Sinclair, founder and Chief Eternal Optimist of Architec- ture for Humanity, will deliver a public lecture tonight as part of his role as International Architect in Residence at The University of Auckland. Founded in 1999 by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, Architec- ture for Humanity is a charitable organisation that seeks architec- tural solutions for humanitarian crises and provides design services to communities in need. Based in San Francisco, Califor- nia, Cameron Sinclair trained as an architect at the University of West- minster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. During his studies Sinclair developed an interest in social, cul- tural and humanitarian design. His postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to New York s homeless through sustainable, tran- sitional housing. Over the past decade Architec- ture for Humanity has worked in 26 countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long-term sustainable reconstruction. Cameron Sinclair will deliver a public lecture about Architecture for Humanity at 6.30pm tonight in the Engineering Lecture Theatre 439 (Building 401, 20 Symonds St). The lecture is part of the School of Architecture and Planning's annual Fast Forward winter lecture series. For the complete programme visit www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/ fastforward.
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