For full information about the NZ Art Guild, its services and to become a member go to NZ Art Guild
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Spectacular live entertainment at the New Zealand Health Industry Awards and Benefit Gala Dinner provided by an impressive line up of local and international artists including
“Mig Ayesa from Rock Star INXS & “Queen - We Will Rock You”,”
Fiona Pears, virtuoso violinist and composer returning to NZ from London and Caleb Bartolo, dancer extraordinaire from “So You Think You Can Dance” Australia, Sika and Catlin, international musicians, and many other artists who will entertain and delight you..
* New Zealand Health Industry Awards
To honour and acknowledge outstanding New Zealanders
* Celebration Gala Banquet Dinner
A complete night out including a banquet dinner
* Charity Auction for UNICEF
To fundraise for the women and children with HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea. With Presentation by NZ Ambassador Alison Mau
* Spectacular Entertainment
Mig Ayesa “Rock Star INXS”, Fiona Pears “Virtuoso Violinist”, Caleb Bartolo “So You Think You Can Dance, Australia”, Catlin & Sika “International Musicians”, plus so much more…
This year the prestigious New Zealand Health Industry Awards & Benefit Gala Dinner hosted by Petra Bagust will be a grand celebration to honour the outstanding New Zealanders for their many years of dedication in the field of Natural Healthcare and is being held in conjunction with a charity gala to fundraise for UNICEF, for the work they are doing in Papua New Guinea for the women and children living with HIV and AIDS.
Alison Mau, a New Zealand UNICEF Ambassador, will provide a presentation of the work they are involved with in Papua New Guinea, often referred to as the “Africa of the South Pacific”
During the evening there is to be a charity auction where top New Zealand artists and companies have donated beautiful art work and items to be auctioned. There will also be the opportunity to pledge to UNICEF during the evening.
Bruce Mason Centre
Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, North Shore City
Saturday 11th October 2008
Doors Open 6:00pm
Tickets available through Ticketmaster Outlets
Ticketmaster.co.nz Keyword: Health Industry 0800 111 999
Every ticket purchased will give you the chance to win a $50,000 car if you guess the correct number plate
For more information: www.healthawards.co.nz (09) 414 5517 / 0800 128 812
Tessa Birks - "Ralph’s Retreat"
These Photographs were the winners of the "SPORT" theme (25/8/08)
Tanya Dann - "Good Intensions"
Jane Bold - "Proud Moment"
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:
Helen Sherrock - "Snail Olympics - 60mm Crawl"
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Reach Out will be used on their promotional posters and fliers which will be distributed nationwide.
All participating Reach Out artists will be acknowledged on the Mental Health Foundation website with a link to the NZ Art Guild website.
We're sure you will agree that this is a fantastic opportunity for the NZ Art Guild and its Artists to further help promote Mental Health awareness which was the inspiration for this project.
To read more about this years campaign visit: http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page.php?p=213
To order Posters, Postcards or Magnetic Poetry visit: http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page.php?219
All sectors are invited to register - visual, literary, performing, technical support, creative industries etc
Registration is FREE! You don’t have to be North Shore City based.
1) Go to www.shorespace.org.nz
2) Click "Join Shorespace" on the top of the Menu
3) Add Brief Details and submit
4) You will receive an email asking you to confirm registration
You will then be able to log on and
1) Add your profile to the Arts Profiles section
2) Add events to the event calendar
3) and much more
The official public launch of this website is September
Friday, 22 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Helen Sherrock - "Checking up on the Tooth Fairy"
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:
Helen Sherrock - "Checking up on the Tooth Fairy"
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The exhibition is a chance for Lewis Barristers and Solicitors to provide the community with accessible art, to support local artists and to thank their clients for their support.
This year’s theme “Faces of the Waikato ” was widely interpreted by the artists and was diverse in styles. It also saw different mediums integrated into the show including metal pieces and photography. The result was 80 stunning artworks exhibited over the weekend.
An exciting feature of the opening night format is the voting for “2008 Emerging Artist”. Four artists, who are new to the arts scene and have never exhibited before, are invited to participate in the exhibition. The overall winner then has the opportunity for a solo show at the Empire Gallery in Cambridge and automatic inclusion in future Lewis Exhibitions.
The four emerging artists selected this year were Cameron Suisted, Julie Sills, Hayley Simmonds and Jane Thomson who all received a one year’s subscription to the NZ Art Guild. Pauline Tapping and Helen Frost, who were the previous winners of the emerging artists’ award in 2006 and 2007, also received a one year’s subscription to the NZ Art Guild. The overall winner this year was Cameron Suisted who is a first year architecture student.
The event was a fantastic success with several opening night sales and hundreds of people visiting it over the weekend. This is a testament to Lyn Murray who is the event coordinator. Lyn has extensive experience as a practicing artist, gallery owner, arts presenter for regional TV and a mentor/lecturer for the arts industry. She is a proud member of the NZ Art Guild and currently divides her time between the UK and NZ.
Other participating artists are
Helen Frost (Member of the NZ Art Guild)
Des Lattey (Member of the NZ Art Guild)
Margo Lee (Member of the NZ Art Guild)
Lyn Murray (Member of the NZ Art Guild)
Barry Ross Smith
Pauline Tapping (Member of the NZ Art Guild)
Cameron Suisted - "Karapiro Life-cycle"
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
These Photographs were the winners of the "GREEN" theme (11/8/08)
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME
Monday, 11 August 2008
Exhibition date sat 11th and sun 12th October 2008.
Entries close on Monday 28th sept.
Contact Les Turnbull 09 521750 or John Towers on 09 5201700 for the entry forms.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
The 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.
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.
For more information go to http://www.nzsociety.co.uk/
Word of Mouth Media
Here is a sneak peak at the pieces that our members have donated:
Artist: Tony Brown
Media: Acrylic and Pastel on board
Size: 300mm x 450mm
Artist: Sally Blyth
Title: The Journey begins here
Media: Mixed media - canvas and wood
Artist: Sophia Elise
Media: Acrylic and mixed media on canvas (all dots are hand painted)
Size: 450mm x 450mm
This is from my journey of life series. It is about the delicate balance of life which is effected by whatever path we take. We need to make sure that the path we take keeps the balance and doesn't destroy it.
Artist: Elspeth Alix Batt
Size: 225mm x 304mm
Artist: Nancy Frazer
Size: 101cm x 75cm
Media: Mixed Media
The title of the painting is " Forget-me-not". The name is based on a plant in the Chatham Island which is featured at the bottom of the painting. It also signifies that we should "forget not" the bird life that inhabits our country. In the painting there are the two shore plovers, two Tui's, two Kiwis and two NZ horses, draping down is the Kowhai tree.
Artist: Chavah Kinloch
Title: Clouded Hope
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 41cm x 51cm
Monday, 4 August 2008
For the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
This is an extrodinary result and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the artists that participated in this project (without you it wouldn't have happened!). Thank you to all the helpers behind the scenes - especially to Melissa Muirhead for coordinating this project and liasing with Mental Health, and to Allan Muirhead for all the woodwork and framing. And extra thankyou must also go out to all the artists who donated their payments to such a worthy cause.
Saturday, 2 August 2008
"COMMON GROUND" will be held at Gallery O in Christchurch from the 15th - 21st September.
Participating Artists Are: Amanda Hook, Anni Morris, Barb Warren, Chavah Kinloch, Cheryl Irwin, Elissa Ramsay, Janet Marshall, Jude Blake, Kirsty Black, Maria Hartley, Pam Buffery, Rachael Inch, Ron Esplin, Sharon Burger, Shelly Van Soest, Tanya Dann, Viv Hansen
Friday, 1 August 2008
This is a fantastic event that celebrates our wonderful land. It is open to all NZ Artists and held at the Mairangi Bay Arts Centre in Auckland.
NORTH SHORE CITY ART AWARDS 2008
Earth, Wind and Sky
A4 photographs of entries to be submitted for pre-selection by the 26 September 2008
Entry forms and full deatils now available online www.mairangiarts.co.nz
First Prize - North Shore City Council Premier Award $4000
Total value of prizes $6800
Reach Out will be used on their promotional posters and fliers which will be distributed nationwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for the NZ Art Guild and its Artists to further help promote Mental Health awareness which was the inspiration for this project.
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 6th - Sunday 12th October 2008
The theme for this year's campaign is:
“What’s your global handprint?”
‘Ko te tutukitanga, ka totoro, ka kawe ke, ka hakatau te manawanui’
The achievement is reaching out, bringing change, and established confidence.
Updates will also be added to our webpage http://www.nzartguild.co.nz/ and this blog (you can subscribe to this blog and receive new posts right in your inbox using the function on the right hand side of your screen)
If you haven't already you can still purchase one of the 'Reach Out' limited edition prints that are available. For details on how to get your hands on one go to http://www.nzartguild.co.nz/reachout.htm