Newsletter September 2017 – Save the Dates

Queens Birthday Weekend 2018

  Thursday 31st May – Gala Evening

  Friday 1st – Monday 4th – Show days

  Artist applications and ticket sales will open in November.

  Image above: Summer Storm, oil on canvas by Sonia Fraser


Looking for a special gift for Christmas? Give the gift of art.

Visit the NZ Art Show Online Gallery – it’s a great place to view and purchase original New Zealand art by hundreds of New Zealand artists

Connect with the artists and purchase directly from them

Image above: Wellington Railway Station II, photographic print on acrylic composite by Catherine Cattanach.

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This month we profile four online gallery artists. Sonia Fraser, Catherine Cattanach, Kirsty Black and Christine Maynard.


Sonia Fraser
Oil Paintings

Warkworth painter Sonia Fraser captures the essence of Aotearoa land and seascapes in striking blue and green palettes. Native trees feature prominently, acting, Sonia says, as ‘a metaphor for the human condition’. In some paintings, they appear like hovering sentinels and in other works, they bend against the elements,
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Catherine Cattanach

Wellington-based photographer Catherine is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and was named NZ Creative Photographer of the Year in 2016 and NZ Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2014. In 2016 she was a finalist in the International Head On Photo Festival.

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Kirsty Black
Acrylic Painting

Auckland painter Kirsty Black communicates her visual thought through colour, shape, repetition, and composition. These elements burst from the canvas as playful abstract art works. 
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Christine Maynard
Acrylic and mixed media

Christchurch-based artist Christine Maynard paints semi-abstract art that is earthy and textural. She paints in both soft muted tones and strong stark contrasting tones.

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Friends and sponsors share our passion for the arts and their support helps enable us to present an outstanding show for everyone to enjoy.

Partnering with the NZ Art Show is a great way to show your support for New Zealand art and culture. It’s also an effective way to thank your valuable clients: treat them to the best Art Party in town.

  • Align your brand with one of Wellington’s favourite events
  • Host your guests to the art party of the year at the ever-popular NZ Art Show Gala evening, Thursday 31 May
  • Enjoy the promotional benefits from the show’s robust marketing campaign
  • Be associated with a reputable company that has proven itself as a leading New Zealand arts organisation in NZ
  • Help us celebrate New Zealand identity and culture through fine art
  • Play a direct role in introducing original art to everyone
  • Share your appreciation of art


We are committed to giving you real value for your investment

If you would like to explore partnership opportunities with the 2018 show, please get in touch with us today

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For artists, the NZ Art Show online gallery is a great place to get your art seen by art lovers outside of the show.

We currently have a great special on: $60 for a year subscription (or $5 per month) – available until the end of this year, before the fee goes back up to $120 per year (or $10 per month). This is a great deal you should take advantage of now.

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Trustees: Graeme Reeves (Chair), Frances Russell, Neil Paviour-Smith, Anne Stephenson, Richard Nelson and Fraser Carson

Wild Ideas Management: Carla Russell (Executive Director), Midge Murray and Bryony Lane




The NZ Art Show wishes to thank the following for their support.