Rosary, Lure Gallery.
It is endlessly fascinating what appeals to people.
The Otago Festival of the Arts is all about creative
appreciation and it is always an interesting cultural
One member of the visiting Vienna Boys Choir, 13-year-old
Felix, nearly lost his voice with excitement yesterday after
being given a poster of the All Blacks by Radio Dunedin host
Singer Whirimako Black was equally delighted to receive a
couple of muttonbirds after her concert at Otago Girls' High
School on Monday.
Many of the overseas performers are intrigued by New
Zealand's Maori culture and the festival holds its
traditional kapahaka welcome for our visiting guests today.
Brazilian dancers Bale Folclorico da Bahia and the casts of
Where We Once Belonged and the Comrade Z Radio
Hour will be officially welcomed with a kapahaka
performance in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery at midday.
They will then respond with performances of their own.
Pop across the road to St Paul's Cathedral afterwards to see
Trevor Coleman and Nick Cornish reinventing the classics in
St Paul's at 1pm.
The eight-minute show Play is by no means the only
free show to see this week. There are more than a dozen art
exhibitions on during the festival, featuring artists
including Yvonne Todd and Sir Frank Brangwyn (DPAG), Leila
Ataya, Stephen Martyn-Welch and Luke Hollis (The Artist's
Room), Paula Rego (Brett McDowell Gallery), Garry Currin and
Peter James Smith (Milford Galleries), Ewan McDougall and
Daniel Mills (Gallery De Novo), Pauline Bellamy and Emma
Chalmers (Bellamys Gallery) and Anneloes Douglas (Mint
Meanwhile, some of Dunedin's brightest jewellers and artists
have created a ring of rosaries at the Lure jewellery
The end of the festival's kaleidoscopic tunnel is in sight
and many shows have been and gone.
Tonight is your last chance to see the Comrade Z Radio
Hour and Nga Hau E Wha.
But, there is still plenty of fun to come. The Late Night
Festival Club in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery tonight
features the return of former Dunedin guitarist Jimmy Taylor
and former Beagle Boys bluesman Ray Pyne in Dirty Rotten