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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Artists Collaborate to Raise Funds for KidsCan

Coordinated by the NZ Art Guild the collaborative project titled ‘Light of My Life’ will be unveiled on Tuesday July 26th. This one of a kind artwork is compiled from 56 individual artworks created by NZ artists who were provided with a small, wooden panel with a prepainted background colour. The theme of each of these artworks is “Our Future” and interpretation was left entirely up to the artists.

When all of these individual artworks are combined they create an overall image and a stunning one of a kind artwork measuring 1.3m x 1.15m. The overall image of the collaborative artwork is kept secret, even from those participating in it, until the unveiling night.

"We are really excited to be working with KidsCan on such an amazing project," says Sophia Elise, Executive Director of the NZ Art Guild. “We are truly appreciative of the support and generosity we have received from Guild members over the past 6 years with these fundraisers. KidsCan rely heavily on donations to do their amazing work and our members are thrilled to get behind such a worthwhile charity.”

Not only will “Light of My Life” be exhibited at this event, there will also be over 100 fantastic artworks exhibited including paintings, photography, jewellery, glass art and much more. ‘Our Future’ opens on 26 July at 5pm at the Mairangi Arts Centre, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, entry is free and everyone is welcome. Unveiling take place at 6pm.

“Light of My Life” will be exhibited from July 26th until August 6th. It will be auctioned on Trademe from July 27th with 100% of the proceeds donated to the KidsCan Charitable Trust. 100 limited edition prints of this artwork will also be available for purchase with a % of the proceeds being donated to KidsCan. To bid on this artwork login to Trademe and keyword search NZ Art Guild.

To see previous collaborative artworks go to
For further information about this event contact
Sophia Elise,
Executive Director,
NZ Art Guild
or phone 027 630 1810

For further information about KidsCan and to support their work in the community go to

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