Promoting and supporting artists in the Rangiora area

Category: Events

RAS Annual General Meeting:

Our AGM is booked for the evening of 7 May, starting at 7:00pm. We have arranged to have a guest speaker, Yasmin Yussof, who is currently residing in the Waimakariri district but has spent time in a variety of other countries. Yasmin will speak about her life as a much travelled, professional artist. Supper will be provided by your committee.

Recent Show at Russley Retirement Village.

A number of us participated in this recent show organised by “Arts Canterbury”. Several members were represented on a group panel and some (who are members of Arts canterbury in their own right) displayed work on their own panels. A pleasing number of sales were made.

Christmas Luncheon and Break-Up

We are having this at Pukeko Junction on Tuesday 8 December at 12 noon. The cost will be $20 to financial members and $35 to those who are not paid up members. Your committee is subsidising the meal and providing one free drink for each person. There will also be a number of very good lucky prizes as usual.
The menu is suited to those of you who are gluten free as well as vegetarian, etc. There is a choice of four mains, three desserts and tea/coffee is included.
If you would like to attend we will need to have your payment no later than Tuesday 1 December. No refunds will be able to be given.

Spring Exhibition










The entry forms for this exhibition can be downloaded with the latest newsletter from the Newsletter link above.

Waimakariri Creative Arts (Prosser Quirke) – 18 to 20 May

Organisation for the Waimakariri Creative Arts exhibition at the Chervier Centre is moving along nicely and, like last year, if there is a picture you wish to reshow from last year’s September exhibition you are free to do so. We will accept three pictures, with the proviso that if we have too many we may select just two of them.

Entry Forms have gone out with the April newsletter or can be downloaded with the newsletter from the “Newsletters” page.

Painting Weekend at Moana

We propose to have our 2012 painting weekend at Moana (Lake Brunner) on the weekend of 27-29 April. We have arranged to rent a holiday home. This property has 4 bedrooms with double (or queen) beds and two rooms each with 4 bunk beds. It has 3 toilets and two showers. The cost per person for the two nights could be as low as $45 depending upon the number of people who opt to stay in the house. For those with caravans or motor homes the camping ground is just across the road from the house. Further accommodation is available in the village should it be required.
Moana has a lovely lakeside situation and there are great views from the house. There are great places to explore nearby and it may be possible for us to arrange a meal together on Saturday night at the Stationhouse café.
Some of us may be able to offer transport in exchange for a reasonable contribution towards fuel costs.
If you are planning to attend please contact Quilliam on 03 313 8465 or email Let him know whether you: are planning to stay in the house, need a lift, can offer a ride etc.

2012 Annual General Meeting

Our 2012 AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 7 February in the Gospel Hall this is always a fun evening and we are in the process of finalizing a very interesting speaker for next year. We usually induct new life members at our AGM, the criteria being 20 years of active membership but, unfortunately, we don’t have membership records. If you are aware of members we may have missed please contact Quilliam.

Christmas Party

This years Christmas party will be held on Tuesday 13 December in the Gospel Hall with activities starting at around 10.30am. Connie Shepherd has kindly agreed to run a fun art activity for us again this year. The plan is that we should dine around midday. We will be asking attendees to contribute to our shared meal and Mary Overtoom (Ph 3135740) will have a list of required dishes (ie. salads, desserts etc) to ensure that we don’t end up with 30 pavlovas. The list will be at our Tuesday sessions in the weeks leading up to the party but please call Mary if you are planning to come and have been unable to catch her on a Tuesday. We’d be delighted to catch up with any members who are able to come.

Spring Exhibition 2011

This month is the time to get organised for our Spring Exhibition. There are some changes this year so please do read the small print. For many years entry fees and general requirements have remained the same but there comes a time when we are forced to change some aspects because of outside costs.
COSTS: The first of these is the fact that the hire cost for the Bowling Club has doubled and we no longer have an Arts Council Grant. In order to overcome this we have added a $1.00 fee to each Tutorial/Workshop work you exhibit, as well as dispensing with a catalogue.
PREPARING YOUR EXHIBITS: It is important that all works should be well presented. Please ensure that you adhere to the requirements set out in each of the sections and on the 3-fold pamphlet. Work that is framed should be in fresh looking, undamaged frames. Paintings should be perfectly dry. Work that is still tacky or damp cannot be accepted. All paintings must be appropriately strung for hanging. If this is omitted then we have no means of showing your exhibit.
If everyone follows the requirements we will have no disappointed members and everyone will be happy!

Prosser Quirke Combined Arts Exhibition

Once again this show was a fine display of the talents of the creative groups in Rangiora.With better weather this year attendance was up and comments from those attending suggested that the standard may have been higher than usual. It was also great to see the work of the local secondary students on display.

Painting sales were pleasing with 10 works being sold and we must congratulate our guest artist , and society member, Diana Gillanders for her great display of work and for her excellent sales.


Spectacular, stained glass like, display by guest artist Diana Gillanders


Fernside Garden Tour

The Fernside School PTA has asked us to exhibit (and hopefully sell) our work in the Fernside hall on Sunday 7th November. This event, which includes: stalls, a café and a silent auction at the school in addition to our exhibition is very popular with a large attendance, (many people come out from Christchurch) should result in good foot traffic for our exhibition.
This is an opportunity for us to exhibit new work or paintings that we may have already shown in the district. Paintings may be framed or matted but must be well presented ie; clean, taped, tidy, dry etc. The committee may decide to refuse work which is poorly presented.

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