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Let our experienced team of upholsterers bring
new life to your favourite pieces.
We will make the appropriate changes and repairs
where needed. Replacing old and broken springs
or foam along with re-polishing and revitalising
aged timber all to provide you with a professional
Guthrie Bowron has a range of stock fabrics in
store for you to take immediate advantage of or
you can chose from our huge range of available
sampling. If you would prefer to supply your own
fabric we will still do that recover for you.
If you require your suite or chairs to be collected
and delivered back to your home Guthrie Bowron
can provide this service along with lending you
some replacement chairs whilst your own is being
We know you will be
impressed with both our
service and selection
The pricing can be more
reasonable than you think so
come in and visit us at 2
Mill Road, Regent
we've got it covered
Guthrie Bowron Upholsterers can design and
make a lounge suite especially for you, to any
combination of armchairs, two seater or 3
seater and covered with a fabric selected
from our showroom.
Come into our store to view a suite designed,
built and upholstered by our tradesman.
Here at Guthrie Bowron we cater for more than
Boat, bike or car seats need replacing?
We can cater for both marine and
Either pop in with your vehicle or we can
come to you and provide a no obligation quote.
Wonderful work: Kelly McDowell made
a wearable art piece inspired by the
work of Glenbervie potters Jin Ling and
Greg Barron for her award-winning
Her outcome is visually
stunning and finely crafted.
Teacher Keith Cave
A student from a small Whangarei
school has been rewarded for her
hard work with a scholarship.
Kelly McDowell, a former student
at Tauraroa Area School, has won a
scholarship for NCEA technology
The $500 scholarships are
rewarded to only the top percentage
of students who go the extra mile in
Kelly, 18, says technology
involves researching and making a
product to suit a client s need.
Her project involved making a
ceramic-inspired wearable arts
piece to display in the gallery of Jin
Ling and Greg Barron from
It was made from clay tiles that
Kelly made herself which were
moulded to the form of her model.
She says the project took her all
of last year to complete and
involved experimenting with the
clay, making samples to show Jin
and Greg, plus a 30-page report on
every decision made.
She plans to put the $500 scholar-
ship toward study costs, as this year
she is studying visual art at Auck-
land University of Technology.
Having just moved in to a hostel
in Auckland, she says it is a very
different environment to Maunga-
In Maungakaramea you can t
even see your neighbours, here I m
surrounded by skyscrapers and
roadworks -- it s quite different and
I don t know anyone down here.
Kelly s long-term goal is to be a
full-time practising artist although
she does not know yet what medium
she will specialise in.
Tauraroa Area School principal
Grant Burns says the scholarship is
fantastic news, with the school s
new science and technology block
opening last year.
It s great to have a technology
scholarship win so soon after it
Technology teacher Keith Cave
says this is the first scholarship
awarded to Tauraroa Area School in
any subject area and is one of only
40 awarded in New Zealand among
all technology students.
He says Kelly s personal qualities
of independence, passion for her
subject and sheer hard work made a
significant difference, as well as the
ability to work between subjects
and teachers in a small school.
Collaborationz is the Wood-
stock of art events.
The seventh biannual artist
summit is under way at
McGregors Bay, Whangarei
More than 70 artists and
craftspeople from all over the
world are gathering to trade
ideas, network and inspire
Leading artists in all
mediums are congregating at
Manaia Camp to share skills
and trade artistic secrets.
All disciplines including
carving, painting, and glass
blowing, sculpting and black-
smithing will demonstrate,
participate and cross-pollinate
with each other.
Tomorrow there is a public
open day where patrons can
watch artists and craftspeople
at work between 10am and
On Saturday every piece of
art will be auctioned at Forum
North with no reserve.
The event was launched here
after woodturner Graeme Prid-
dle brought the idea home from
a similar symposium in
The idea is to get artists who
are passionate about their
work to share knowledge.
Throughout the week every-
one works collaboratively, says
Shona Scott, glass blower and
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