Archive | October, 2011

Storms In Paradise – A photo review for you…

31 Oct

Anneke showcased her latest collection of stunning oils ‘Storms In Paradise’ at Queenstown’s Toi o Tahuna Gallery in Queenstown on Friday night, 28th of October.  A crowd of Queenstown’s hipters showed up to mix and mingle and enjoy delicious Pegasus Bay wine and the visually tantalizing range.  Having not seen the work previous to the exhibition i was absolutely blown away when I saw it displayed in all it’s gallery glory.  She has used a unique and distinctive technique that is truly her own. With the use of gold and silver gilting make the works ‘pop out’ against the carefully detailed and textile paint work. Anneke’s work will be on display from the 28th of October until the 22nd of November 2011 – Go see it!


Storms In Paradise, An Exhibition by Anneke Stewart

24 Oct

Exhibition by Anneke Stewart

Toi o Tahuna Gallery Queenstown, 28th of October – 22nd of November 2011
Opening Friday October the 28th at 5.30pm
Complementary refreshments. Wine supplied by Pegasus Bay

Anneke Stewart is an artist of the most innovative kind. Fresh faced to the contemporary art world, and talented in multiple artistic mediums the future is bright for this young creative. As a 2011 Bold Horizon Finalist, Stewartʼs latest collection of oils ‘Storms in Paradise’ is one not to be missed.   It’s a collection developed during time spent at the precious and historical Paradise Guest House in Glenorchy, and grew to include overlays of influence from time subsequently spent in Wanaka, the Marlborough Sounds and rural Canterbury.  Described by the artist as ʻtherapeutic evolutionsʼ her debut exhibition reflects the nature of healing within the context of a southern paradise.

Stewart has a decidedly unique style of painting. The geometrically patterned works belie and reference the intuitive journey each painting becomes. That journey can be beautiful and traumatic, effortless or tediously frustrating. Stewart sees the evolution of her work, as symbiosis with her own life’s flight and that of the early pioneers with the need to paint as one of her the most prevalent instincts. The works are highly inspired by the colourful and fascinating past of Central Otago, reflected in the predominant use of gold and some silver leaf on the paintings and gilted frames.

Storms in Paradise not only refers to the literal storms or poignant weather experienced in these iconic New Zealand landscapes, but also refer to personal experiences processed over this period. Stewart has applied a kind of alchemy to her art in a beautiful, emotive, and deeply personal way.

MARK WALTON aka Fretless (AUS) new EP & drops gold at ReGrooved tonight

15 Oct

 Having released their last album nearly four years ago to great acclaim from
music media, hip-hoppers and music heads worldwide, Fretless emerge
once again with an album of depth and class featuring some of the best
vocalists and beat creators from Australian shores, including Will Styles,
MC Shureshock, Funkin Irie, Kween G from Killa Queens, Hau from
Koolism, Jimi Polar, Jimi A, the Versionaries, Def Wish Cast and brothers in
beats from the U.S.A., Q-Dup Foundation.

Since the release of their self titled album late in ’07, Fretless have toured,
played festivals and produced an array of remixes for crews all over the
planet. Mainman Mark Walton has also taken time out to indulge in his other
favourite passion, deep sea diving from the North to South Pacific Oceans.

Over the last two years, Fretless have been recording ideas for their new
album entitled ‘For Your Thighs Only’ with the last 12 months bringing on
the final focus and planning to complete the release. In addition, and prior
to the album release, there will also be a 12” vinyl release featuring two
tracks “Let Go The Past” and “S.O.S.” with a remix of each produced by
Will Styles and Omegaman respectively.

Dust off the turntables and beatboxes and prepare for some heavy groove
action from one of Australia’s finest and internationally renowned hip-hop
artists – Fretless are back with new beats to make you quiver.

For further information contact;

Fretless on Soundcloud



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GIGS THIS WEEKEND…14th & 15th of OCT

12 Oct

Art Of Flight VIP Premier 8th of October

9 Oct

ART OF FLIGHT flew into Event Cinema’s in Queens Street, Auckland last night with a VIP premier hosted by Red Bull NZ and Quiksilver. In a rugby crazed nation, it didn’t stop a pumped up crowd NZ ski/board and creative industry who’s who to get together in celebration of this ground breaking flim. The hype around the film met all expectation in it’s big screen glory. The man himself, Travis Rice was also there in the flesh!  As one of the worlds most well paid extreme sportsmen, and at the top of his game in big mountain snowboarding, he’s one of the most down to earth and coolest dudes you’d ever meet.

Big Thanks to Red Bull and Quiksilver for an epic night!

ART OF FLIGHT will be screening at Event Cinemas for one week only – I strongly suggest you go and see it on the big screen and be blown away by it’s mastery. It’s a truly epic flim!



Auckland Gigs This Weekend..

7 Oct

So it’s my first weekend in Auckland City in ages and i’m totally amped to be here!

Tonight Friday 7th of October I’ll be spinning some chilled funk and disco tunes down at Britomart Country Club from 5PM..  It’s  a beautiful day, so no excuse not to make it out to celebrate the end of the working week for a few frosty brews to warm you up for the weekend.    See URL link for more info on BCC

On Saturday 8th of October i’ll be providing the tunes downstairs at SnapDragon, located smack bang in the viaduct harbor, a 2 level sexy establishment with all the trimmings! See URL for more info on SnapDragon

See you on the circuit!

RIA xx

Cup Fever..

6 Oct

Check out this AWESOME CAR..We came across in a back street last night.

You have to appreciate some serious cup fever….


3 Oct
It's gonna be BIG!

ReGrooved come back for a Stomper to take you out in style from Rugby World Cup Finals

The worldwide multi genre funk based club night is returning to Auckland on October 15th for one massive event The REGROOVED Block Party which is also the closing party for the 2011 Basement Festival. The event will see one of Australia’s best Party Dj & Producer SLYNK, Veteran of the Australian Dance Music scene Mark Walton Aka Fretless, Kiwi hip Hop icons KOLAB who will be performing live with their 7 piece live band, and also King Kapisi.

Support over 4 zones including the Fully licensed outdoor area,

Karn Hall
Adam O
Funk Ferret
Dj Alias
Eavesdrop (Funk Set)
Mikey Rockwell
Cool Hand Luke
Buck Rogers (aka Bugsy)
Mitch Lowe
Zane Tee
Beat Mafia
Lowe1 & MC Dreadeye
Logan Baker



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Treble Cone Crazy Closing Day – Photo Review

3 Oct