Tag Archives: Olveston

PoARTry@Olveston

 “My” artists all came on board this project with blind faith because when I first approached them, there were no poems. So then the onus was on me to provide them with a selection of poems to choose from. And … Continue reading

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Edwardian Cuisine Tour

Dunedin is buzzing this weekend with the Writers and Readers Festival in full flow. This morning while we were listening to Dear Charles, Dear Janet the bag pipes could be heard in the background. It wasn’t intrusive but just a … Continue reading

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Olveston is a busy place

The mouse trap above is intriguing and became the subject for my first poem.  I then had an idea for a children’s mouse story which kept nagging to be written. I tried to ignore its squeaking but it was insistent … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours Outing

This morning I arrived at Olveston in time to see the start of the Mainland Classic Autumn Colours Outing.  There was a great turnout of cars and people. They were motoring through to Arrowtown with a morning tea stop at … Continue reading

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Sculpture Exhibition

In association with the Otago Sculpture Trust, Olveston is hosting an exhibition of sculptures by prominent New Zealand artists. Inspired by the Theomin Family, the house and the collection, the artists included in the exhibition present works which respond to … Continue reading

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Flowers@Home 2

I called up to Olveston after work today to look at the sculptures and was pleased to catch up with Peter Mason as he was installing his work. I’ve arranged to meet him again tomorrow because there’s a great story … Continue reading

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Flowers@Home

Olveston has been buzzing today with visitors coming specifically for the Flowers@Home event and others arriving for the house tours. Dunedin florists each chose a room and then decorated it with one, two or three floral arrangements appropriate to the … Continue reading

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