Sunday, November 28, 2010

For everyone not in 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 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.