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The enjoyable way to collect art

Mazda Artworks At The Hilton: The enjoyable way to collect art

Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th August, the Hilton Auckland

Make owning a piece of art a reality and visit Mazda Artworks at the Hilton, back for the fourth year in a row.

This popular charity art exhibition and sale is the place to buy art. The affordable prices and sheer volume and variety on offer means there is something for everyone, from the first time art buyer to the seasoned collector.
Choose from over 700 exciting and original works of art priced from as little as $500 and ranging to $5,000 and above. There will also be a select number of works priced up to $100,000.

The range of art includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photography. You can even talk to artists at work or watch body painters and tattooists in action. If emerging talent is your thing, this could be your chance to discover the next big thing at the Mazda Emerging Artist Exhibition. 146 original pieces by Fine Art students from throughout New Zealand will be on display and available to purchase at very affordable prices.

Mazda Artworks is not just about art, it is about building a better future for young New Zealanders. The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise, does this through its charitable partners: Variety – the Children’s Charity, The Spirit of Adventure Trust, The Liggins Institute, The Malaghan Institute and the Dymocks Literary Foundation.

Chairman Matthew Adams said that the annual event is now firmly entrenched as a highlight of New Zealand’s art and social calendars and has fast become one of Auckland’s most successful fundraising events donating $ 437,000 in the three years it has been running.

“Mazda Artworks provides a platform for established artists to exhibit their latest work and through the inclusion of the Mazda Emerging Artist Award it is also a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their talent and in many cases secure the first sale of their work,” said Mr Adams.

“For the public the week long event is a chance to view and purchase great New Zealand art at one venue and know that by making a purchase they are contributing to the future of young New Zealanders through the tireless work of our charitable partners.”

The exhibition is open daily from 10am – 4pm, from Monday 22 August until Saturday 27 August. Admission is $10 and includes an extensive catalogue.


Book online at or phone (09) 361-1000

Mazda Artworks Emerging Artist Award
Presentation of Awards
146 Fine Art students from New Zealand's top art schools will display works and compete for prize money of $17,500. The function will be hosted by Peter Aitken, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand and Barry Coleman, publisher National Business Review. The judge is John Daly-Peoples, art critic and columnist.
Date: Monday 22 August 2005
Time: 3.30pm

Mazda Artworks Black Tie Dinner
This prestige event includes international guest speaker Professor Roger Short a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. An outstanding public speaker, whose insightful views on human sexuality never fail to amuse.
This event is in support of the Liggins Institute.
This evening will include entertainment as well as a Charity Auction.
Date: Thursday 25 August 2005
Time 6.00 pm
Price: $250

VIP Gala Opening
Sponsored by Dominion Finance Group
This evening is the formal opening of Mazda Artworks by Jenny Gibbs at 7pm, followed by the opportunity to be the first to view and the first to buy. There will also be entertainment by the Auckland Philharmonia.
Date: Monday 22 August 2005
Time: 6pm
Price: $45 (includes wine and canapés)

Art Sounds - The Art of Jazz
Sponsored by American Express
Enjoy the unique sounds of Mojave and be stimulated by the way they link music to selected works from the exhibition. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on arrival, make friends, enjoy art and some stimulating jazz from one of New Zealand's foremost jazz groups.
Date: Tuesday 23rd August 2005
Time: 6pm
Price: $45

Art Sounds - The APO Brass
Sponsored by Baldwins
The special sounds of NZ Chamber Brass (members of the Auckland Philharmonia) playing two selections of classical favourites to enhance your enjoyment of the magnificent art, fine wine and good company. Plus you'll enjoy complimentary refreshments on arrival.
Date: Saturday 27 August
Time: 6pm
Price: $45


The following activities will be presented in association with the Mazda Artworks exhibition:

Mazda Emerging Artist Exhibition
Daily - 10am to 4pm
146 Fine Art Students from New Zealand’s premier art schools will exhibit their best and most challenging works.

Konica Minolta Secondary School Art Award
Daily - 10am to 4pm
A selection of 50 of the best artworks from different schools. John Campbell will be the judge.

Art Speak
Daily - 11am and 2.30pm
Eminently qualified speakers will give one hour seminars on subjects ranging from buying and investing to enjoying affordable art. Speakers will include well-known artists who will discuss their subjects ranging from technique to style to colour and texture. Check the schedule on the website for details of speakers and reserve your seat for these stimulating presentations. Bookings are essential.
Phone: 09 361 1000

Silent Auction
Daily - 10am to 4pm
Twenty selected works, ranging in value from $1,000 to in excess of $50,000, will be offered at a silent auction. Updated information on bids will be posted at the exhibition as well as on this Mazda Artworks website.

Artists in Residence
Daily - 10am to 4pm
Artists in Residence is a “must see” again this year, with respected artists including Natalie O’Callaghan, Gordon Howard, Lance O’Gorman, Louisa Hayward, Heather Meg Sampson and Paul Deacon, working on new and exciting pieces. Discuss with artists their style, use of texture and learn about their inspiration. Check the schedule for the days and times that these and other artists will be in residence.

Art Walk sponsored by Princes Wharf
All week on Princes Wharf
Renowned artists will exhibit interactive art on Princes Wharf. Sculptures and other constructed art, too big to display indoors, will be on show.

Art Guides

Daily Group tours can be booked to enhance your visit to MAZDA ARTWORKS. Our Curator will be available to conduct small groups around the Exhibition. Bookings are essential.
Entry to the Exhibition and to any of the Art Live events is $10.00 including a generous catalogue. Bookings are essential. Phone 09 361 1000

Gallery of Galleries
Daily - 10am to 4pm
Galleries including Gow Langsford, Morgan Street, John Leech and Art of this World will be showing works by their top artists. An exclusive opportunity to acquire art by some of New Zealand’s most sought after artists.

Art Live - sponsored by Radio Live
Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 August 10am to 4pm
New art forms, urban art, body painting, tattooing and body decoration will be featured. See demonstrations of these exciting, ‘off-the-edge’ art forms with some of New Zealand’s avant-garde artists.

Art Café sponsored by Dymocks Booksellers.
All week - 10am to 4pm
Operated by the Hilton, a Café/Bar at the centre of the exhibition will be open daily. You can meet friends, browse art books, mingle and enjoy the art on display.

Art on the Street
Street or Urban Art has evolved from graffiti and is a reflection of a range of styles and concepts derived from the hip-hop generation's expression of boredom touched with creativity.
Today it has travelled a long way from its roots but it retains the core style that expresses the culture of its time.
At ARTWORKS you will see examples of Street or Urban Art being created and talk with those who have helped transform a socially unacceptable practice into a form of communication and expression.

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