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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You're invited to join me on opening night ...

Image artworks:
Top row: Angela Laby, Marimba Powley, Jo Mallinger, Tanya Dann
Bottom row: Tash Shackleton, Sue Shore, Sophia Elise, Bruce Fergusson

"Our Future"
Opening night: Tuesday 26th July 2011 at 5.00pm – Free entry – All welcome
Venue: Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Rd, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Exhibition Open: 26th July to 7th August 2011. Mon to Sat 9.30am - 4.00pm
Featuring the NZ Art Guild 2011 Collaborative Art Project
"Light of my life"

Be there on opening night to witness the unveiling of  the NZ Art Guild 2011 Collaborative Project "Light of my life". This is a fantastic, single artwork created by individual paintings by 56 New Zealand artists. The overall image of this artwork is kept secret, even from those participating it, until the opening night. To read more about the previous collaborative artwork projects go to

To coincide with this event 40 artists from around NZ (including me of course!) will be having a month long exhibition of original, diverse artworks depicting "Our Future" - Artworks include paintings, jewellery, sculpture, photography, print making and much more!

"Light of my life" will be auctioned off via Trade Me with the proceeds being donated to KidsCan. KidsCan is an amazing nationwide charity that is dedicated to eliminating poverty by helping meet the physical and nutritional needs of disadvantaged NZ children, so they can reach their full potential in life. They have several different programmes including Food for Kids, Shoes for Kids, Raincoats for Kids, Warm Kids (providing beanies and thermal tops) and Cool Kids (providing sun hats). For more information and to see how you can help go to

Exhibiting Artists:
Ambury Hall, Angela Laby, Angela Dunn, Bruce Ferguson, Cath Sheard, Chris Cruickshank, Claire Fairweather, Cynthia McKenzie, Dennis Clark, Freeman Hau, Gerda Smit, Jane Bold, Jo Mallinger, John Boylan, John Towers, Leo Cappel, Linda Paul, Lorraine Beattie, Marimba Powley, Melissa Muirhead, Michael Cashmore, Michele Courage, Michelle Thorby, Nanette Randall, Pam Tapp, Paul Haysom, Peter Augustin, Rochelle May van der Werff, Roeleen Steenkamp-Struning, Sarah Marks, Sharlene Schmidt, Sherrill Bentley, Sofia Spirtova, Sophia Elise, Sue Shore, Tanya Dann, Tanya McCabe, Tash Shackleton, Victoria Anderson, Yana Meech.
"Light of my life" participants:
Alex Riley, Angela Laby, Anglea Dunn, Anni Morris, Briar Williamson, Caroline Viesnik, Cath Sheard, Chavah Kinloch, Cheryl Irwin, Chris Cruickshank, Christine Dempster, Christine Whetton, Claire Fairweather, Dennis Clark, Donna Massey, Ellen Eskildsen, Fiona Woods, Francesca Gallo, Gerda Smit, Graham Williamson, Jac Connelly, Jane Bold, Jane Santos, Jane Tan, Jean Grant, John Boylan, Julia Clements, Lei Wen, Linda Paul, Lisz Bodsworth, Livia Dias, Marimba Powley, Mary Prema, Melissa Muirhead, Melodie Joseph, Michelle Wallis, Nancy Frazer, Pam Buffery, Paula Richa, Paulette Shepherd, Peter Augustin, Racheal Inch, RifRaf, Rochelle May van der Werff, Ron Esplin, Sharlene Schmidt, Shaun Hedley, Shelly van Soest, Siu Chhour, Sofia Spirtova, Sophia Elise, Tanya Dann, Teresa Rodger, Veronica Young, Victoria Anderson, Yuqing Qiu


Nanda said...

Great works. I like this. Thank You for taking the time to share your view with us. Keep it up my friend :)

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The Artist In Me said...

Hi Sophia! It's been a while since I have followed, but glad to see that all is going well for you.

Loving the more recent pieces!!!

Sophia Elise said...

Thanks to you both for your lovely comments - really appreciated them :-)