Last chance to get early-bird tickets online 🐥
We hope you are all as excited as we are about the show! As the colder weather sets in, it’s great to have an indoor event to look forward to in NZ’s cultural capital.
There will be something for everyone at this year’s show; the diversity and range of mediums is what makes our show so special. Bring someone along that hasn’t been before and introduce them to the joy of collecting original NZ art, and in most cases, you’ll also have the chance to meet the artist.
The very last day for online ticket sales will be this Wednesday 19th May, so don’t miss out on the $6 price! From Thursday you will need to wait and buy your ticket at the show door.
Are you an ASB customer?
All ASB customers receive $6 door sales by showing their ASB card. Easy! Thank you ASB for your continued support.
Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture – a sneak peek at some of the finalists…
60 New Zealand sculptors have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture.
84 sculptures will be exhibited as part of the NZ Art Show 2021, where they will be vying for a top prize of $15,000 and five highly commended prizes of $1,000. The five winners will be announced on June 3rd at the show’s VIP preview. All exhibited sculptures will be for sale. To see the list of finalists, read the media release here.
WILD IDEAS is wild about art
Wild Ideas have been organising the NZ Art Show since 2004. We are a boutique event management company specialising in art exhibitions. We hope you enjoy the NZ Art Show as much as we do, and we are proud to support the NZ Art Show as a sponsor. You’ll find us on Facebook here.
Carla, Midge, Julie, Claire and Anne.
ARTIST PROFILE: Gavin Chai
Gavin was born in Malaysia and from a young age, found himself obsessed in a range of things from chess, classical music, cars, and much later, painting. Thanks to someone who was really good in painting when he entered high school, he became interested and curious about art. He went to study briefly under a local artist in painting still life and domestic sceneries, and was introduced to western art history from books at his local library.
As a realist artist, Gavin is interested in revitalizing the historical drawing and painting techniques to represent contemporary experiences, drawing allusions to biblical themes with subtle allegories, and to certain historical works of art that had influenced his practice. The subject matter that he works with is unfixed, and tends to shift accordingly to his experiences. Often captivated by what he sees in his immediate surroundings, his subjects can vary from interiors of a house, a hotel room, a table of things to an exterior setting with someone in a neighbourhood, all within the humble context of home.
Make sure you stop to check out his wall at the show!