Pocket Rockets Exhibition - 2nd-7th August - Dunedin

Here is the details of the exhibition I have been feverishly working on. This will be one amazing exhibition, if you are in Dunedin in the beginning of August I would love for you to stop by :)

Top (L-R) Mike Greenwood, Barbara Bullock, Peter Viesnik, Cath Sheard
Bottom (L-R) Isla Osborne, Lorraine Beattie, Tanya Dann, Lei Wen

The New Zealand Art Guild presents

"Pocket Rockets"
An exhibition of small artworks from over 40 New Zealand artists

August 2nd - 7th 2010

ROCDA Gallery
73 Princes Street

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 11am-3pm

Opening Night:
Mon 2nd August 5.30 - 8.00pm
All welcome, FREE entry

Participating Artists:
Amahlia Wolf, Amanda Cass, Amy Walker, Barbara Bullock, Bobby Shen, Cath Sheard, Chris Cruickshank, Collette Fergus, Dianne Schnarr, Holly Budge, Irene Joseph, Isla Osborne, Jac Connelly, Jane Sussmilch, Jill Shackleton, Lei Wen, Lisa-Jane Harvey, LisaSarah, Lorraine Beattie, Marimba Powley, Melodie Joseph, Michele Courage, Mike Greenwood, Pam Tapp, Peter Augustin, Peter Viesnik, Ron Esplin, Ryan van Heerden, Sandra Adams, Sofia Spirtova, Soo Lee, Sophia Elise, Stan Blanch, Sudhir Duppati Kumar, Sue McPhee, Susan Bragg, Suzanne Carter, Tama Darwanto, Tanya Dann, Tash Shackleton, Trina Batchelor, Virginia O'Dea

"Emerge" - Charity Art Auction and Exhibition

The NZ Art Guild and Mental Health Foundation of NZ (MHF) are proud to join together again to raise funds and awareness for MHF. MHF rely on donations to help provide resources and support to New Zealander’s affected by mental health issues.

Please join us on July 2nd 6:30pm at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland where the NZ Art Guild will unveil their amazing 2010 Collaborative Project "Bloom" and aucton 13 fantastic artworks.

"Bloom" is a unique artwork which comprises of 64 individual artworks by 62 artists from all over NZ. The theme of this artwork is New Beginnings and Growth. This artwork will be auctioned on Trademe with 100% of the proceeds donated to MHF.

Top NZ artists - Beate Minderjahn, Tony Brown, Nancy Frazer, Angela Laby, Caroline Viesnik, Sharlene Schmidt, Sophia Elise, Natasha Wheeler, Ana Ter Huurne, Tineswari Maruthamuthu, Claire Fairweather, and Lorraine Beattie have also generously donated artworks to be auctioned on the night. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to MHF.

There will also be the NZ Art Guild annual members exhibition on display at the Bruce Mason Centre for the month of July - "Emerge" - 40 artists from around NZ have joined together to create a diverse and innovative exhibition

Join us on opening night
July 2nd 6:30pm at the Bruce Mason Centre,Takapuna, Auckland
Free Entry - All Welcome
Nibbles and drinks provided

Amahlia Wolf, Amy Mackiewicz, Angela Laby,Beate Minderjahn, Cath Sheard, Chris Cruickshank, Claire Fairweather, Donna Massey, Donnamaree Hampton, Freeman Hau, Jacki Key, Jane Bold, Janet Marshall, Jo Mallinger, Joanne Redshaw, Lauryne Hart, Lei Wen, Linda Paul, LisaSarah, Livia Dias, Lorraine Beattie, Marimba Powley, Melissa Muirhead, Michele Courage, Michelle Thorby, Natasha Wheeler, Nicola Zimmerman, Pam Tapp, Rachael Inch, Rifraf, Rochelle van der Werff, Sarah Marks, Sharlene Schmidt, Sophia Elise, Steve O'Neill, Tanya Dann, Theresa Cashmore, Tineswari Maruthamuthu, Victoria Anderson

Exhibitions and Tie Bags Galore!!!

I have a couple of exhibitions featuring my tie bags next month first is the NZ Art Guild Annual Members Exhibition "Emerge" which opens at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland 2nd - 29th of July. This exhibition will also feature the unveilling of the 2010 collaborative project "Bloom". The other is "Humble Beginnings" - a textile exhibition at Fusion Gallery and Studio, 41 Dacia Street, Lumsden.

Kids Bag - Oriental

Kids Bag - Red and Blue

Evening Bag - Blue and Red

Evening Bag - Blue and Gold

NZ Art Guild Challenge #27 Alice in Wonderland

Every fortnight the New Zealand Art Guild has an art challenge - the latest challenge was "Alice in Wonderland"

This is my entry:

" Mad HAT-er"
Mens ties, cardboard, material, cotton, padding
Mostly hand stitched (lining is machine sewn)
If you want to participate in the NZ Art Guild Challenges they are open to everyone via our facebook fan page - you will need to have a facebook account to view this page, but its free to join :)