What's On at Northart in December

NORTHART’S MOST ANTICIPATED ANNUAL SHOW
POCKET EDITION. SMALL WORKS FOR LARGE WALLS
3 to 21 December
Opening event 5pm Sunday 2 December
 
Described by many visitors as their favourite show of the year, in 2019 ‘Pocket Edition’ sees 31 artists, from emerging to established, each display up to 10 postcard-sized original artworks on Hahnemühle paper provided by the gallery. Variously painted or drawn in oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, gouache, watercolour and ink, the style and subject matter is equally varied, from landscape, cityscape, still life and portrait to studies of nature, abstract works, and those that defy easy categorisation.
 
The unframed works are sold on a cash and carry basis or can be left with the gallery to arrange framing at a small fee. A stencilled photocopy replaces the sold pieces so that each series and the overall show remains intact over the period it is in the gallery. An individual illustrated brochure on each artist provides background and context. The full list of participating artists, several of them new to Northart, can be seen on our website.

OPENING NEXT WEEK
THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
10 to 21 December
Opening event 5pm Sunday 9 December
 
Northart’s annual Christmas show will focus on three-dimensional works. Ceramics, jewellery, wood, glass and other small mostly craft pieces, all at affordable prices, provide a perfect gift purchase opportunity for art-lovers. This is also a cash and carry show.

IN THE WINDOWS
LANDSCAPE ART
Through December and January
 
In the lead up to Christmas and throughout the summer holidays, you can continue to enjoy a selection of landscape paintings and photographs from Northart members in the gallery’s window spaces, lit day and night.

GALLERY TIME FOR KIDS
MINI POCKET EDITION. A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December
11am to 1pm
 
Ahead of the opening of Pocket Edition, children will get the chance to design and create their own mini pocket editions, using a variety of drawing and painting materials on special postcard-size watercolour paper. The perfect personalised Christmas gift to present to someone special with a handmade card. No bookings are required for these popular drop-in sessions, which are suitable for children aged five and over, or those younger if accompanied by a guardian. The first Gallery Time for Kids classes in 2019 will be on 2 and 3 February.

LOOKING TO 2019
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
4 to 22 February
Opening event 5pm Sunday 3 February
 
Northart will re-open after the summer break with an exciting programme of performances and music to launch two exhibitions celebrating Chinese New Year. ‘Accept Each Word Spoken with Love’ curated by Miao Xu will showcase the work of twelve young Asian artists and ‘Hometown’ by members of the New Zealand Institute of Fine Arts will include work by well-known Chinese artists Bangzhen Deng and Lu Bo.

SEASON’S GREETINGS
 
As we draw towards the end of Northart’s very special twentieth year, we’d like to thank you for your interest in and support of our gallery, and to wish you a very happy and safe holiday and festive season. Our first newsletter of 2019 will be sent out on 30 January.

Open daily 10am to 4pm during exhibitions, except for public holidays.

Northart and all its galleries will close for the summer break at 4pm on Friday 21 December and re-open at 4pm on Sunday 3 February.