Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Hawke’s Bay Designer aligns with 2004 Wine Awards


Monday 28th June

Top Hawke’s Bay Designer aligns with 2004 Hawke’s Bay A & P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards

David Trubridge, one of New Zealand’s leading artists, has been commissioned to design the Champion of Champions Trophy for the 2004 Hawke’s Bay A & P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards, which will be announced on Tuesday 19th October 2004 at Waikoko Gardens.

The winning winery will get to keep the artwork, with a new trophy commissioned each year.

Hawke’s Bay A & P Mercedes–Benz Wine Awards chairman of Judges Steve Smith says they are thrilled David has agreed to create a unique trophy for the winner of the supreme award.

“It adds a new level of interest and is a fantastic opportunity to align Hawke’s Bay art with Hawke’s Bay wine. He is ones of New Zealand’s best known furniture designers, regularly exhibiting overseas in Europe, North America and Japan; and we are privileged to have him involved in the 2004 Awards as they continue to grow.”

David Trubridge is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading designers and recently exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair 2004. His “Body-Raft” design is currently being manufactured by Cappellini. “Sling” was selected for the International Design Yearbook 2003 and won the Best Product award 2002 from the Designers Institute of NZ. He was selected to go on the NZ Artists Antarctica programme in the austral summer of 2003/04 which has lead to a whole new body of work with an environmentally conscious theme.

Mr Smith says the Awards, now in their fourth year, are a showcase for the winemaking region. “It is encouraging to see them growing steadily, it all helps to strengthen the national profile of Hawke’s Bay’s wines.”

All wines entering the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards must consist of at least 85% grapes grown from within the region. The 2003 Awards saw a record number of wine entries from wineries throughout New Zealand, with Selaks Founders Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2002 taking away the Champion of Champions Trophy.

Mercedes Benz Team European continues its association as the principal sponsor for the 2004 Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards. Sainsbury Logan & Williams, Coffey Davidson, Wineworks, Farmlands, Furnware, Fluidex, Kelt Capital Limited, Tremains Real Estate, Haulage Transport Ltd, Bluewater Hotel and Hawke’s Bay Today are all supporting Category Sponsors.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis Review: From Free Press to Fancy Dress - Spielberg's The Post

Stephen Spielberg's The Post is an opportune newsroom drama in which a corrupt Republican president wages war against the "liberal media," as its plucky proprietor risks economic and legal ruin to bring the Pentagon Papers to public light. Its true protagonist is publisher Katharine Graham, a stringently diplomatic businesswoman, reluctantly compelled to take an overtly political stance in the interests of democracy and freedom of the press. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Black Dog of Empire - Joe Wright's Darkest Hour'

On the eve of England's contorted efforts to negotiate its ignominious retreat from Europe and the chaotic spectacle of the Tory party ratifying its undignified departure from a union originally designed to prevent another World War, there has been a renewed appetite for movies about 1940. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Anger Begets Anger - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

For fans of what Ricky Gervais termed "number movies" (Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Ocean's 11, Se7en), Martin McDonagh's latest offering will be a welcome addition to the roster. The Irish playwright turned screenwriter and director has produced another quirky and darkly comic tragedy that evolves around the futility of anger and grief, retribution and revenge. More>>

Howard Davis: Sexting in George Dawe's Genevieve - Part I

Te Papa's permanent collection includes an enormous oil painting by the English artist George Dawe called Genevieve (from by a poem by S.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love') that was prominently featured in the 2013 exhibition Angels & Aristocrats. Compare the massive immensity of the bard's gorgeously gilded harp with the stubby metallic handle of the Dark Knight's falchion, both suggestively positioned at crotch-level. Dawe's enormous canvas invokes a whole history of blushing that pivots around a direct connection to sexual arousal. More>>


Ethnomusicology: Malian ‘Desert Blues’ Revolutionaries To Storm WOMAD

Malian band Tinariwen (playing WOMAD NZ in March 2018) are a true musical revolutionaries in every sense. Active since 1982, these nomadic Tuareg or ‘Kel Tamashek’ (speakers of Tamashek) electric guitar legends revolutionised a traditional style to give birth to a new genre often called ‘desert blues’. They also have a history rooted deeply in revolution and fighting for the rights of their nomadic Tamashek speaking culture and people. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland