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Arty News - September 2013

by Jen Colgate

I visited the "Originals" on Monday morning at the Community Centre. They paint, drink coffee and enjoy each others company between 9:30am and 12:00 noon every week. A happy bunch who are currently getting excited about being the first to exhibit in the Mangawhai Arts Centre at our up comming bi annual event "The Art Trail".


Ann Howard is going to master mind the display and included in her many talented group is Gailene Marsden who gained a first for watercolour in the Franklin Arts Award.


As the Mangawhai Arts Centre is still currently located in the church car park and awaiting relocation, the opening time for the display will be 26th October Saturday 10am till 5pm and Sunday 27th 12noon till 5pm.



The Originals have been meeting for some time now and Pauline, the longest standing member remembers joining in 1985 when they met at the now Medical center before the community centre was built. Ann joined in 2002 and named the group The Originals.


They also hold an exclusive annual exhibition in Jan 2nd and 3rd in the community centre.

Current membership is 13 with an open door and welcome to anyone who wants to visit.


10 Mangawhai Artists took out prizes at the recent Kaipara Art Awards and will also be displaying at the up comming Art Trail.


There are 13 diffferent venues and maps will be available on our website and around and about Mangawhai so look out for them and we hope to see you visit us on

Saturday or Sunday 26th and 27th October 10am - 5pm.