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Rita, Rita, Rita….

You can’t go anywhere in the NZ art world right now without running into her and today I found out (rather late in the piece) about the Rita Angus Symposium this weekend at Te Papa. I am now scheming to try and get there but the logistics are tricky and does being a housewife count as “unwaged”? This is something I would really like to get to!

Self-Portrait at Clifton (circa 1945)

In weekend news, I travelled to Palmerston North (otherwise known as ‘the vortex’) on Sunday. Unfortunately I missed the opening of David Cauchi’s Cauchikunst at Thermostat which was on Saturday and runs until 25th September, but I did manage to meet up with the delightful Helen (of swapsie goodness). All in all I am not quite so daunted at the prospect of possibily moving there now. I also have it on good authority that Mao in George Street make excellent Shanghai style dumplings.

I have also been assured on several fronts that learning to skateboard and/or surf before I am 40 may not be ridiculously out of the question. However with the Large Hadron Collider firing up this week – I may not need to worry. As jaymam over at Poneke’s blog observed

“Today in 1985 “The Quiet Earth” starring Bruno Lawrence was shown at the Toronto Film Festival.

A man wakes up to find himself alone in the world, and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone.”

Paranoid? – not me!

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