Only one month to go until we open our doors to the public!
This year, we are open for 3 days (Friday to Sunday) over Queen’s Birthday Weekend – please note we are no longer open on the Monday.
Did you know that the art gets replenished as it sells? Once a piece is purchased, it is taken away by its new owner, and a new piece of art is hung in its place. This allows the show to rotate, and for the artists to display their entire collection.
Thank you to all those who have already bought tickets to the show, we can’t wait to see you there!
Artwork (L) by Fiona Sutherland
ARTIST PROFILE: Ben Dellabarca
At just 18 years old, Ben is one of our youngest artists in the show, with outstanding talent in painting landscapes. Whilst at Rongotai College, Ben was the arts captain and focused his studies on all things art-related.
“My first love in the arts is painting. I’ve always enjoyed painting ever since I was little but have really focused on it in the last three years. I especially love to paint New Zealand landscapes and recently have been trying to capture water in my paintings (this time a nod to my Italian heritage). I’ve been focusing on water as I love the challenge of capturing so much movement. Most days I happily take myself down stairs to my small studio and paint. Some of my works have also been painted en plein air – I really love this way of working because it captures the mood and feeling of the landscape”
Make sure you come to the show to meet Ben and to see all of his beautiful work!
It’s a pleasure to be working with LUNA ESTATE.
Set in the stunning township of Martinborough you will find Luna Estate. The best place to enjoy wine is on the land where it is grown and crafted, so come and visit and celebrate the simple pleasure of delicious wine paired with wonderful food. Open Tuesday to Sunday, families and dogs welcome, bookings essential.
For those of you lucky enough to have tickets to the Gala Evening, Luna will be there with a glass of something delicious to help celebrate!
We can’t wait to bring you the dynamic sculptural works by NZ sculptors
A carefully curated selection of small sculptures will be revealed at the NZ Art Show as finalists of the Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture – all will be for sale.
These awards recognise excellence in New Zealand sculpture and seek to foster a market for small scale sculpture, so collectors can enjoy them at home. These inaugural awards are valued at $20,000 with a premier prize of $15,000 rewarding creative talent and craftsmanship, with five highly commended prizes of $1,000 each. The recipients will be announced at the VIP preview.