Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Maxwell Fernie – Centenary tribute at St.Mary of the Angels

By , 25/04/2010
Maxwell Fernie (1910-1999) was a true "Renaissance Man", one of those multi-talented people whose activities encompassed a vast range of skills, interests and sensibilities. Born in Wellington exactly one hundred years ago this year, the young Max showed sufficient promise as a young musician and teacher to secure the position as organist and choirmaster at St.Joseph's Catholic Church, next to the Basin Reserve. Immediately following the Second World War... read more

HellHereNow – Anzacs at Gallipoli, Pataka Museum, Porirua

By , 25/04/2010
At Pataka Museum in Porirua, an exhibition featuring a series of paintings of Gallipoli by Wellington artist Bob Kerr was presented, bearing the title "HellHereNow".  The ten paintings together made up a sizeable panorama of Anzac Cove in Gallipoli - a place that uncannily resembled Makara, not far from Wellington, one similarly rugged and desolate. Interestingly, the ambience and atmosphere of each panel was reflected by the elements in... read more

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