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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

NZ Art Guild in London ...

Select NZ artists have been invited to exhibt at the NZ Shore Plover Art Auction in London, United Kingdom. This includes several NZ Art Guild members - Sophia Elise, Sally Blyth, Tony Brown, Elspeth Alix Batt, and Nancy Frazer.

he New Zealand shore plover “Thinornis novaeseelandiae” is one of the rarest plover species in the world. It is a Nationally Critical ranked species (the highest possible threat status) and is a small, colourful shorebird that was once widespread in the coastal areas of New Zealand, but by the late 1800s had become confined to a small population on the Chatham Islands. The current world population, including birds in captivity, is estimated at less than 250.

This year’s appeal, exhibition and auction which will be held by the New Zealand Society in association with the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC). The Appeal this year will raise funds for the New Zealand Shore Plover, and will be use to continue the five year reintroduction programme on Mana Island and to upgrade the captive breeding aviaries at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre.

Suze in Mayfair, London has agreed to exhibit all the donated works of art in it’s gallery from Monday 1 September until Thursday 9 October. Then on Friday 10 October the pieces will be sold at an auction and gourmet food evening to be held in the Penthouse in New Zealand House.They are expecting there to be attendance from some very high profile New Zealanders in London, as well as great interest from the UK conservation and bird conservation interest groups.

In advance of the Auction they also plan to hold an “invitation only” preview evening at Suze with Derek Leask (New Zealand High Commissioner) as their host. They will be inviting London art dealers, New Zealand businesses with a UK presence and UK based NZ press to this event where we will also be offering some work for pre-sale. This is a unique event which will expose NZ art to a wide and interested audience.

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