1                                       12 September 2017




Arts and Culture Subcommittee


Report of a meeting held in the Council Chambers,

2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on

 Tuesday 12 September 2017 commencing at 6.00pm



 PRESENT:                       Cr M Lulich (Chair)                            Cr T Lewis                     

                                           Mayor WR Wallace (from 6.16pm)    Ms P Hindmarsh                     Ms A Mansell    Mr J Mueller-Welschof                              Ms D Mulligan  Mr N Woods


APOLOGIES:                  Apologies were received from Deputy Mayor Bassett and Ms Fagan.  An apology for lateness was received from Mayor Wallace.


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr M Reid, General Manager, Community Services

Ms C Johnston, Director Museums (part meeting)

                                          Ms P Sanderson, Community Arts and Culture Advisor

Mrs A Doornebosch, Committee Advisor




1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved:    (Cr Lulich/ Mr Mueller-Welschof)                        Minute No. ART 17401

"That the apologies received from Deputy Mayor Bassett and Ms Fagan be accepted and leave of absence granted and the apology for lateness from Mayor Wallace be accepted."


There was no public comment.



Minutes (17/1241)


Resolved:      (Cr Lulich/ Ms Mulligan)                                      Minute No. ART 17402


“That the minutes of the Arts and Culture Subcommittee held on 4 July 2017 be confirmed as a true and correct record.”


          There were no conflict of interest declarations.


Community Arts Advisor update (17/1238)

Memorandum dated 14 August 2017 by the Community Arts and Culture Adviser


The Community Arts and Culture Advisor elaborated on the memorandum.

In response to a question from a member, the Community Arts and Culture Advisor advised the amendments to the Community Arts and Culture Implementation Plan 2017/18 did not relate to the funding.  The amendments related to the original document.


Resolved:    (Cr Lulich/ Ms Hindmarsh)                                    Minute No. ART 17403

“That the Subcommittee:


(i)    notes and receives the memorandum; and


(ii)   notes and approves the amendments to the Community Arts and Culture Implementation Plan 2017/2020.”

 6.      Information Item

Public Art update (17/1296)

Memorandum dated 24 August 2017 by the Director, Museums

The General Manager, Community Services elaborated on the memorandum.  He highlighted the work completed by officers to address the maintenance concerns for public art pieces.  He advised the Russell Clark sculpture was now shielded from the weather by scaffold and protective wrap, until a decision on its future was made.

In response to questions from members, the General Manager Community Services said he would be happy to discuss possible support for Hikoikoi Reserve from the Lions Club in Petone .  He confirmed that the conservation assessment undertaken by officers had been taken into account when considering priorities for repair or restoration.

          Mayor Wallace joined the meeting at 6.16pm.


Mayor Wallace advised he had presented an artwork ‘Toss Wollaston The Red Shed’ created by Erica Van Zon to the Dowse Art Museum.  He said this was a valued piece presented to the Dowse for its collection from Friends of the Dowse and was the 40th such artwork donated to the City.

Cr Lulich highlighted Mr Wood’s recent representation in North America on a cultural exchange with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon.

Mr Woods advised that two representatives from Toi Maori were sent on this visit each year, which strengthened their cultural relationships, language and art.  He noted future visits from America were likely and would create further opportunities to build on these relationships.

Resolved:         (Cr Lulich/ Ms Mansell)                          Minute No. ART 17404


“That the Subcommittee:


(i)       notes the memorandum;


(ii)     requests that an ongoing Council budget allocation for Public Art (maintenance and acquisition) be considered as part of the next round of Annual Plan deliberations; and


(iii)   requests that the Community Plan Committee, in early 2018, considers this budget allocation for 2018/19.”


7.       QUESTIONS   

          There were no questions.


There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 6.25pm.






Cr M Lulich






CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 11th day of April 2018