Community Notices

By Debbie Halkett | Posted: Thursday September 29, 2022

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The Dunedin Brick Show is a very popular event for children of all ages and after being cancelled last year it is on once again in the upcoming holidays. We would love to see children of all ages enjoying themselves creating with LEGO, admiring the fantastic LEGO displays and entering the competitions which are attached. The show is being held at the MoreFM Arena, Edgar Centre on October 8th and 9th.

If you could please add the poster to your newsletters and print a copy of the building competition and some colouring competitions we would appreciate it. The show is a charity event and proceeds from the show this year will be donated to Riding for the Disabled Dunedin.

Burns Memorial Art Exhibition

Until 24 October 2022 | Everywhere!
Every year school students from around the Waitaki share their artistic talents with us. The Forrester Gallery asks all the schools and early childhood education centres in the Waitaki District to contribute student art work to the Burns Memorial Exhibition.

Burns Imaginary Creatures Scavenger Hunt & Activity
Until 24 October 2022 | Everywhere!
Based on the surrealist parlour game The Exquisite Corpse you are invited to draw body parts as you explore the artwork by Waitaki tamariki. Use recycled materials at the creation station to make your own Imaginary Creature to take home or leave on display.

Holiday Programme
11-2pm | 11 - 13 October 2022
Three days of hands-on art activities including Imaginary Creatures and designing a tartan for the Waitaki Tartan competition.

Who was Herbert Struyk?
Until 24 October 2022 | Side Gallery
Work in our collection store has revealed a number of works by Hubert Struyk, this exhibition aims to find out more about the artist and share his work.

Image: Artwork from the students of Lower Waitaki Playcentre, part of the Burns Memorial Art Exhibition, Forrester Gallery 2022.

The Malcam Charitable Trust is holding a low-cost bicycle sale event during the school holidays, on the 11th of October to support the community to purchase low-cost, good quality and safe secondhand bicycles. These bicycles have been saved from landfill and have been given new life through our experienced bicycle mechanics who also tutor rakatahi to learn new skills in the process.

The [email protected] Programme also enables tamariki and rakatahi to swap their bicycles once they have outgrown them if they bring them back to Malcam. The more bicycles out of landfill, the more we build a better environmental future.

Please see the attached poster for more information about this event. We would be grateful if you could share this event so that our community can make the most of this amazing opportunity.

Please also see the Facebook event here.

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