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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Kumeu Art in the Garden 2011

Images: Top row - views from last years gardens. Bottom row Richard Leonard, Steve Hoskin and Pam Olver, view of  one of last years gardens, Ross Melles ,Valerie Le Blanc

Kumeu Art in the Garden 2011

On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of October, four of Kumeu’s stunning, award winning gardens will be showcasing art from the best of the region’s artists and sculptors. Almost eighty artists will be showcasing art for sale over 1000 works of art in four fabulous garden galleries.

This charity event celebrates the blending of art and culture, in four outstanding garden galleries, some of which are being opened to the public for the very first time.

The ticket cost is $20 (or $15 early bird to October 2) for the full, two day event. Gate sales are not guaranteed due to limited ticket numbers (due to parking and road control) we strongly urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Kumeu Art in the Garden raises funds for charity. The beneficiaries will be Rotary Kumeu, with proceeds split between a range of local community charity groups. Organisers are hoping to raise over $15,000 through ticket sales.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for not only local artists but artists from other parts of New Zealand to showcase their art direct to the public. Last year we had artists demonstrating their techniques onsite including painting, drawing, mosaicing, jewellery making, which adds a whole new dimension to this event”
Sophia Elise- NZ Art Guild.

“We are excited to welcome public to a high quality event that raises money for local groups and regional causes through Rotary”.
Graham McIntyre – LJ Hooker Kumeu.

Every year Kumeu has a Best Garden competition which is supported by LJ Hooker Kumeu, Westpac and the Weekend Gardener magazine. Some of the region’s very best gardens are entered into the competition, and it is from these that the magnificent gardens in this year’s Kumeu Art in the Garden Festival have been selected.

This year the gardens include:
Brookvale - Taupaki
Special Place - Kumeu
Totara Waters - Whenuapai
Ashcombe - Riverhead

About the artists
Kumeu Art in the Garden have partnered with the New Zealand Art Guild for this event. The artworks are all originals and include paintings, mosaics, photography, sculpture, jewellery and much more. You can meet the artists, see them create their artworks and purchase direct from them. This event attracts artists from all over New Zealand not just the local area. There are artists who have been involved every year since this event started as well as artists who are exhibiting for the first time this year. Artists who would like to participate in this festival please contact the NZ Art Guild

NZ Art Guild
The NZ Art Guild is a nationwide, award winning organization that provides promotion, support, resources and opportunities to New Zealand visual artists of all career stages and mediums. Artists receive essential information and support, online promotion, opportunities to exhibit both collectively and individually, develop professionally, create networks and receive discounts on art related services and products.

The NZ Art Guild has been instrumental in launching many part-time artists into full-time careers, many have been propelled onto the international market and others have gone on to gain highly recognized art awards.

In addition the NZ Art Guild provides opportunities for the whole community to see numerous different artworks at various events that include charity auctions and exhibitions, member exhibitions and community events. The NZ Art Guild also provides art hire services to venues, events and businesses and project and event management services to various organisations and individuals.

Booking tickets
Entry to the festival costs $20 per person/ticket. The ticket allows entry to all four gardens for both days and is non-transferable. Tickets are available to under 15 years of age at $10 per ticket. Under 5’s are free of cost and must be accompanied by an adult.
No animals will be permitted onto the properties with any ticket holder.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at or via the Kumeu Visitor Information Centre located, main road, Kumeu or phone 09 412 9886.

Hosts include members of Rotary, Kumeu Fire Brigade, Kumeu Community Patrol. There will be a variety of services and facilities at each garden. Maps showing the location of each site, and the services available at each, will be issued with your tickets.

Music in every garden
A number of young local musicians have been selected to perform at each garden around lunch time. The schools supporting the event including Kaipara College and Massey High School. In addition the local big band is performing to provide a spectacle and some good cheer in support of the event.

Food and beverage
In every garden community charity groups will be busy serving up a storm. From beverages to hot scones and treats, including morning and afternoon teas and lunch. Take some money and shout yourself a hot cuppa and treat as it all goes to local groups that all have worthwhile local projects that they need funds for.

Stopping for lunch or dinner?
Hallertau - Riverhead Ph 412 5555
Soljans - Kumeu Ph 412 5858
The Tasting Shed - Kumeu Ph 412 6454

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