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Squirc-tacular inspiration: Yayoi Kusama

Thanks to sponsors Sticky Business and Featherston’s Own Trust, we invite you to participate in making some squircular artwork inspired by Yayoi Kusama:
a Japanese avant-garde artist now in her 90’s, in her later career she has had a ‘dots obsession’. While she also creates dot paintings on canvas and board, one of her most well-loved installation works features a white room gradually becoming ‘obliterated’ by stickers given out to gallery visitors, who become participating artists in the process.
For some reason, we’ve been thinking a lot about squares and circles.. so come along and join in making some squarecircle sticker based artwork which will then be publicly exhibited in Feathy… Or you can just come along for some good music and good times..

(www.sticky.nz :They are an NZ owned family business who print stickers and labels to order: they didn’t hesitate to support us so please support them if you need anything sticky!)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama speaks during an interview at her studio, filled with wall-sized paintings throbbing with her repetitive dots, in Tokyo. Kusama's signature splash of dots has now arrived in the realm of fashion in a new collection from French luxury brand Louis Vuitton - bags, sunglasses, shoes and coats. The latest Kusama collection is showcased at its boutiques around the world, including New York, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore, sometimes with replica dolls of Kusama. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Squirc-tacular coming up..

First Friday of December… yes in the Square!
DJ Denver G spinning records for your aural delight:
Squircle inspired art, face painting & henna tattoos by Isis: thanks to sponsors Sticky Business & Featherston’s Own Trust..
Bring a picnic or indulge in C├ęst Cheese’s famous raclette, Ant North’s satays and sweet treats by sweet Kathy B..
Hangout zone, thanks to Graham & Sons Upholsters for the hammocks, and Feathy Community Centre for the cushions
.. plus there’ll always be a few FF suprises..
More plus: over the road at Loco, there’s the finale of the Bad Art Competition, with prizes and a silent auction- who will be crowned Feathy’s worst artist??
Whew. Dare we say, be there or be square…? Spot you Friday!

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November 2016 : picnic extravaganza

Feathy-Vegas!

Trust House & Supervalue, thanks for helping us turn it up to 11 in bringing the Vegas Chapel and superb hoop-competition-MC Vinyl Burns to First Friday!
Lucy Coops, we all had so much fun with yer hoops! I can’t possibly wait til Christmas to get mine from you
The Warehouse Masterton, the kids loved the bubbles, games, chalk the walk and lolly scrambles, thank you!
Featherston’s Own Trust helped out with that too, and the sausage sizzle, which turned into a free/ koha sizz; thanks to the generous spirit of Gina from Feathy School who instead of accepting the proceeds, asked us to give it back to the community so the kids ate free.
Huge shoutout to Jo and Mike, who dressed up, entertained the kids, and sizzled all night on the BBQ- and they skipped a night at work at their Welsh Dragon Bar to do this and give back to the community.

 

First First Friday for Featherston

Bring a picnic, bring the kids, bring your dancing shoes- it’s time for a community party. After much consideration of all factors, to preserve the Extra in Extravaganza, it has been decided to move this Friday’s event to Featherston School. We look forward to seeing you all there for a fun fabulous Featherston fiesta!!

Featuring music by Vivacious Superstar Celebrity DJ Vinyl Burns from his Vegas Wedding Chapel, interwoven with interactive banter, comedy and 100% good times.
Plus, there’ll be hula hooping, spot prizes, suprises and more.

Entertainment sponsored by Trusthouse & SuperValue, cheers guys you rock!! Thanks also to the Warehouse & Featherston’s Own Trust for sponsoring the kid’s activities.

Keep an eye on this page for updates and news.
In the event of Weather, the event will be held inside in the hall.pos