Think artfully this Christmas

The much anticipated and eagerly awaited ‘Pocket Edition. Small Works for Large Walls’ is currently on exhibition at Northart. 

Just on 300 small (postcard sized) original art works, variously painted or drawn in oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, gouache, watercolour and ink – are on show. There is a huge variety of styles and subjects - from landscape to still life, portraits to abstract patterns, as once would expect from the 31 artists invited to participate. It is a cash and carry exhibition so once purchased works can be taken from the gallery – or if desired, left for the gallery to arrange framing and picked up later.  

To keep the format of the show intact, once works are purchased, they are replaced with a photocopy stencilled SOLD – so up until the very last day of the exhibition, visitors can still see the series of up to ten works each artist created for the show.  It is a fascinating and fun show and will be in the gallery until 21 December – so plenty of time to see it yet.  

‘The Christmas Show’ opens to the public on Monday 9 December. Included are inexpensive items of pottery and jewellery as well as  other small mostly craft pieces suitable for Christmas gifts. It too is a cash and carry show and will close 4pm Friday 21 December.  

Northart will remain closed for the summer break until early  February, when we present two exhibitions to celebrate Chinese New Year. “Accept Each Word Spoken with Love’ curated Miao Xu showcases the work of twelve young Asian artists, many recent graduates or current students at Auckland tertiary art schools. The other exhibition ‘Hometown’ is by members of the New Zealand Institute of Fine Arts, and will include work by well known Chinese artists Bangzhen Deng and Lu Bo as well as many others.

There will be an extensive programme of performance, dance and music prior to and during the opening function on Sunday 3 February, 5pm. 

Gallery Time for Kids is taking a break in January and will resume in early February.