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Aucklanders encouraged to enjoy Summer Fling

10 January 2005

Aucklanders encouraged to enjoy Summer Fling

Aucklanders are invited to don painting shirts and join the Summer Fling festivities with a day of sun, fun and painting at the Auckland Domain on Sunday 16 January.

Summer Fling is more than a one-day outdoor painting excursion – it also offers participants the chance to be part of the subsequent exhibition of artworks at the Artstation Gallery from 1 – 18 February.

Organisers Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Kah Bee Chow and Leah Mulgrew encourage people of all ages and abilities to join them in capturing the scenic outdoors through art.

“The Summer Fling excursion and exhibition is meant to be an enjoyable, relaxed and supportive experience,” says co-organiser Leah Mulgrew. “I’m a bit nervous. I’ve never painted from a natural environment but I’m going to give it a go and see what happens. Anything goes.”

Kah Bee Chow adds, “The focus is on fun, having a go and trying something new. For many people it may be their first experience of painting outdoors or being part of an exhibition. The Artstation exhibition will be a chance for participants to meet, view artworks and to celebrate the summer season.”

A limited amount of art materials will be available on the day. Organisers also suggest participants bring their own art materials, pack a picnic and make a day of it.

Summer Fling is kindly sponsored by Studio Art Supplies.

Summer Fling information: Organisers: Kah Bee Chow, Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, Leah Mulgrew Event: From 11am, Sunday 16 January Meeting Point: The duck pond, Auckland Domain Rain Date: Sunday 23 January Register: Ph: 374 5969; E-mail: asummerfling@yahoo.com.nz Exhibition: 1 to 18 February 2005, Artstation Gallery Opening: Tuesday 1 February, 5pm to 7pm, Artstation Gallery

Artstation, Auckland City’s community visual arts facility, is located at the old police barracks at 1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton. It is easy to get to by public transport with the Link’s ‘Artstation’ bus stop right outside.


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