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Get ready for Auckland's biggest week of art

Get ready for Auckland’s biggest week of art

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Get ready for Auckland’s biggest week of art

375 Artists. 600 Artworks. 6 days of Exhibition and Events
2006 Charity Art Exhibition and Sale
28 August – 2 September
10am – 4pm daily
The Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf


Celebrate New Zealand’s amazing depth of artistic talent, while supporting our community, at the 2006 Mazda Artworks Exhibition, Sale and Event.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see an astounding range of art created by artists of all levels, from talented students to well-known professionals. In fact, with over 600 pieces on display every form of art is represented, from classic oil landscapes and contemporary abstract collages to organic glass sculpture.

Best of all, when you buy a piece that captures your imagination, you’ll also be supporting several local charities such as Variety – the Children’s Charity, The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, The Liggens Institute, The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Spirit of Adventure Trust.

Art purchasers can select which charity they want proceeds will go towards.

General admission costs just $20 and can be used from 10.00am to 4.00pm everyday throughout the event and also includes an illustrated catalogue.

This enormously fun week of art has been organised by the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise. Bring a friend to one of the special events outlined here, and you can both enjoy outstanding art and superb entertainment, all in the name of charity.


Mazda Emerging Art
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Graduates from New Zealand’s premier art schools will exhibit their best and most challenging works to be judged by John Daly-People. The prize value will exceed $17,500.

Konica Minolta Secondary School Art Award
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
The best artworks from Auckland Secondary Schools will be judged by John Campbell. The prize value will exceed $8,000.

Luminous – Cavalier Bremworth NZ Art of Glass Awards
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
For the first time the very best of New Zealand’s glass artists will be competing for this prestigious award. To be judged by the eminent Australian glass artist – Warren Langley.

Artists in Residence
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Artists in Residence is a ‘must see’ again this year, with respected artists, including Natalie O’Callaghan, Lance O’Gorman, Louisa Hayward and Heather Meg Sampson, working on new and exciting pieces. Discuss with artists their style, use of texture and learn about their inspiration.

BDO Spicers Buyers Choice Silent Auction
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Twelve selected works, ranging in value from $1,000 to $20,000, will be offered for silent auction.

Art Speak
Daily 11.00am 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 and style to colour and texture.

Art Guides
Daily: To arrange a tour phone (09) 273 2449
Our curator will be available to conduct small group tours around the Mazda Artworks Exhibition. Bookings are essential.


Mazda Emerging Artist Award Presentation
Monday 28th August 2006 – 3.30pm
Fine Arts students from New Zealand’s top art schools will display work and compete for prize money of $17,500. The judge is John Daly-Peoples, art critic and columnist.

VIP Gala Opening
Monday 28th August 2006 – 6.00pm
Tickets $50.00
This evening is the formal opening of Mazda Artworks by the Mayor of Auckland, Dick Hubbard at 6.00 pm. Be the first to view and the first to buy. Wine and canapés provided.

Friends of Variety Art Lovers Luncheon
Tuesday 29th August 2006 – 12.00 pm
Support Variety – the Children’s Charity at this luncheon and art auction. Guest speaker is famous NZ artist Graham Sydney.
For ticket enquiries phone Heather Stevens at Variety on (09) 520 4111

Let There be Light – Warren Langley Speaks
Wednesday 30th August 2006 – 7.00 am – 9.00 am
Price $45.00 including full breakfast
Renowned Australian Glass Artist Warren Langley will talk about his innovative glass sculpture and his personal exploration of light and glass as design elements for architecture and interior decoration.

Mazda Foundation Black Tie Dinner
Thursday 31st August 2006 – 6.00pm
Be entertained by New Zealand’s answer to Frank Sinatra – Tim Beveridge, and bid for some great auction prizes. A fundraiser for the Mazda Foundation which provides for specific areas of community need.
Tables of ten $2,000 + gst. Enquiries to Mazda Foundation, Phone: (09) 277 8702


Book your tickets for any or all of these events at Ticketek – phone (09) 307 5000 or go to


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