Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Janna van Hasselt review - Art New Zealand

Janna recently exhibited The Muesli Bowl Project in Christchurch...and received a great review in the current Art New Zealand (page 28).

then came the Bowl Me Over works - we only have three left!
left to right: Lindertseweg, Sango, Made in Italy ($80 each)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

John Pusateri's work Specimen #7 features in homestyle magazine

homestyle: Dec/Jan 2011, page 38 & 39

To read the full article on Greg Fromont and Claire Hammon from Meadowlark, find your copy of homestyle magazine in all good bookstores nationwide!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

For everyone not in Auckland...here are a few photos of Bowl Me Over

Once the queues had subsided, we had a chance to snap a couple of photos:
The lovely bar staff, Stephanie and Danielle - everyone enjoyed a glass of Invivo Sauvignon. Alexander Bartleet's work Slice in the window display.

This crowd shot was taken after closing hours!

A little more relaxed the next day...

From left to right: Sophie Corban, Sophie Watson, Louise McRae, Kirsty Ruffell, Holly Shepheard, Kim Lowe, Anna Kouwenhoven, Annie Sandano

Left: Honeypots by Paul Rayner. Large work: Blush by Louise McRae.
Greeting Cards: $6 each or 4 for $20

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meadowbank Market Day

A fun day was had by all at the Meadowbank school market day - Mark Rayner's possum teapot was a hit with both children and parents alike!

On the wall - work by Annie Sandano and Janna van Hasselt

Friday, November 19, 2010

Only 6 days until Bowl Me Over...here are a few more images while you wait

Sarah Willliams, palette series, oil and acrylic on 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Kylie Rusk, North Head 3, 4 & 7, acrylic on 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Marisia Dudek, Phase 5, 8 & 3, oil and acrylic on 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sculpture onshore 2010 - truly amazing!

We braved the wind and rain to visit the 2010 sculpture onshore and it was totally worth it - I'm already looking forward to the 2012 exhibition.

The children's favourite, by Chistian Nicolson

One of my favourite works, by Seung Yul Oh

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More Bowl Me Over images - Opening 6pm sharp, Thursday 25th November

Sophie Watson, Lamia & Kitsune, oil and acrylic on 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Louise McRae, Gleek, Whatsit, Ha, acrylic, wood, acrylic wool, 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Kristin Perrett, Panther tattoo, Lady with flowers tattoo, Saucy Mermaid tattoo, felt, embroidery, stuffing, 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Holly Shepheard, Untitled x 3, ink, acrylic, resin, 80mm pine bowl, $80 each

Team McMillan BMW Art Award 2010 - finalists announced

Congratulations to the 2010 Team McMillan BMW finalists; Kirsty Ruffell, Veronika Maser, Louise McRae and Sarah Williams. The exhibition will take place at the Team McMillan BMW showrooms at 7 Great South Rd, Newmarket (24 - 28 November). A portion of any sale goes to South Auckland Health who are raising funds for a new ultrasound for the Mother and Baby Assessment Unit at Middlemore Hospital.

Two of the finalist works:
Kirsty Ruffell, The invasion of time, enamel on board, 900mm diameter, $1350

Veronika Maser, Homelife, acrylic wool, card, fabric, approx 1250mm diameter x 100mm, $3200

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kakapo Numbers - 8 hour installation

This piece comprises an edition of 200 hand-printed photo-lithographs of the Kakapo bird and acts as a visual record of the Kakapo population. There is an X drawn through the prints that do not represent a living bird. The remaining images, which are not cancelled, represent the living population. When the piece was created, the population was around 83 and it now stands at 123.
4 hours - nearly time for a dinner break! John Pusateri in foreground.

6 hours - Cameron takes a moment to admire the installation

8 hours - finished!

Kakapo Numbers is a work in constant progress; as the X’s are erased up to the current population, they leaving an echo or reminder of previous population levels. This erasing also deteriorates the image slightly, and suggests the struggle involved in securing the Kakapo’s existence.

Don't miss John Pusateri updating Kakapo Numbers on Saturday 13 November, 12-1pm.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

John Pusateri - 2010 stone lithographs

Left to right -
Skin and Bone series, 860 x 680mm $1200 each (framed), Scale Figure, 280 x 380mm $520, Good ol' cut skull, 940 x 685mm $1000

Left to right - Scale Figure, 280 x 380mm $520, Good ol' cut skull, 940 x 685mm $1000, Silent Flight, 420 x 210mm $400 each, Scale Figure I, 280 x 380mm $520

Only one month until the Bowl Me Over show!

Clockwise from left - Mark Rayner, Naomi Nakama, David Brown, Mark Foster, Alexander Bartleet.

Naomi Nakama - Boundless, oil, acrylic, graphite, glass, polymer gel, wooden bowls

Mark Foster - Pied Shag, Bellbird, Saddleback, oil, acrylic on wooden bowls

Janna van Hasselt - Java Island, Viking Line, Xenos, acrylic, resin on wooden bowls

David Brown - 3D Geometric Compositions, enamel, aluminum, wooden bowls

Belinda Griffiths - The Island of Man, acrylic on wooden bowls

Annie Sandano - Bug Soup, embossed print, engraving, chiyogami paper, enamel, wooden bowl

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Auckland Art Week 5-14 November

Lyre by John Appleton features on the catalogue cover! Pick one up from Seed and meet John Pusateri at noon, Saturday November 13th, Seed Gallery. There are 80 events and exhibitions taking place at galleries and venues in the surrounding Central, West and East neighbourhoods. For full information see artweek.co.nz.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Veronika Maser - Biggest work we've ever exhibited.

Homelife, crocheted acrylic wool & card, 1460mm diameter x 100mm $3650

Left to right -
Untitled 1 & 2, woven wire, 2400mm diameter $4850 each
Wrapped, crocheted acrylic wool & card, 1200 x 1200 x 100mm $3200

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Zealand Gallery by Denis Robinson features Janna van Hasselt & Annie Sandano

In his ongoing survey of the artistic output of the nation, Denis Robinson travelled from the length and breadth of the country researching which work was most popular both in a local context and nationally. This has resulted in an up-to-date portfolio of works by both new and established artists currently working in New Zealand.

This 132 page book features over sixty artists with examples of their works, interviews and extended captions written by the artists, offering insights into their inspiration, style and techniques. An essential reference to what’s happening in art now in New Zealand

*Available from Seed Gallery & all good bookstores*

Stafford Allpress & John Pusateri - both finalists in the 2010 Waiheke Art Awards

The 2010 winner will be announced by Sara Hughes on 23 October. The exhibition runs until 15 November (2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island)

Finalist work: Untitled Wall, Stafford Allpress, 157 x 138 x 15mm, wood, plastic, paper, enamel, $POA. View more work from Stafford's latest show here

The first 'Bowl Me Over' work arrives from Mark Rayner in Wanganui

Bowl Me Over, 30 artists, 300 artworks, $80 each

Golly Girl, Golly Guy, Albino Golly Guy, 80mm each, glazed ceramic, wooden bowls, stain, varnish.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two new works by Louise McRae

Whole, 1300x750mm, oil on wood / charred wood, $2500

Untitled, 2300x1250mm, oil on wood / charred wood, $POA

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Stafford Allpress features in NZ Life & Leisure

Issue 33 : September / October 2010, page 162

Monday, September 6, 2010

John Pusateri delivers three lithographs, made during his residency in Ireland

the skin and bone series are editions of 15 and are available @ $950 each.

Friday, September 3, 2010

John Appleton - visiting from London

Visiting NZ for a wedding and also taking time out from his job in the old Masters Dept at Christie's in London... John Appleton pops into Seed with a series of new works!
John's next solo show at Seed will run from the 13th April - 1st May 2011.