Mid-year Members' Exhibition
Opening Sunday 7th July at 4pm
In line with members’ exhibitions of past few years, it will be unselected, with all works submitted by artists included in the show. Wall hung works must be on 305 x 305 mm (12 inches x 12 inches) supports, and plinth mounted works no larger than 305 x 305 x 305 mm. Each artist may submit up to four works. The entry fee for each work is $10 (GST incl).
Please note also that late works will not be accepted. If you are unable to bring your works to the gallery on the days specified, please bring them in, together with the completed entry form, earlier.
It is not necessary to notify the gallery in advance of works you intend to submit i.e. just bring them in.
The show always has an extraordinary variety collection of work and, as such, celebrates the broad range of ethnicities, abilities and interests to be found within a community of artists. For many it is a highlight of Northart’s exhibition programme – and it will certainly add some colour and excitement to these dreary winter months!
Other events in July
‘Turn to the Far North‘ an exhibition arranged by Miao Xu.
An exhibition of rubbings of drawings and inscriptions – essentially prints – made during the Han Dynasty, a golden age in Chinese history from 206 BC through to 220AD. The rubbings were made by Chinese/New Zealand artists Lu Bo and Bangzhen Deng about twenty years ago and provide a delightful glimpse into ancient Chinese tradition, aesthetics and architecture. The exhibition will be in the gallery for a few days only, from 6th – 10th July
And by popular request—another book and bric-a-brac sale.
If you have art books that you no longer have space for, as well as small items of art and craft or art materials that you would like to sell or donate to Northart to sell, please give us a call. We will accept donations as well as sell on behalf of (50% commission).
Through Our Eyes
The next weekend will showcase art work by youth with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in an event that has been organised by two senior students at Kristin College. It is a fascinating show with some very lovely drawing in particular and will be in the gallery from 13 – 24 July.
The last Sunday of the month we open three new shows including 'Cross the River', an exhibition to celebrate Qixi, Chinese Valentine’s Day. Qixi (also known as the Qiqiao festival) is an annual festival in China to celebrate the meeting between the cowherd, Niulang, and Zhinü, the weaver. Their love was not allowed and they were banished to the opposite sides of the Silver River (symbolising the Milky Way). Once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month - August 7 this year - a flock of magpies would form a bridge across the river to reunite the lovers for one day, so the legend goes. Using this as its theme, ‘Cross the River’, focusses on portraiture and figurative art and highlights obstacles to communication between people and cultures.
Anne Riethmaier, Jeantine Pulsford, Johanna Goodwin and Jacqueline McLeod are North Shore based artists who teach at local secondary schools. Their exhibition, ‘One Square Meal’, has no overarching theme or idea, rather is a show of four independent mid-career women artists.
Completing the roundup of shows for the month, ceramics by Birkdale potter Martin Ward will be displayed in the gallery windows.
For information about upcoming talks, films, classes and other events, please check out our public programmes!